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PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Qualifying Ended Last Week for Candidates of Jasper, Nelson and Talking Rock Councils (9/4/2013)
    Election for Nelson and Talking Rock; Jasper Council Seats Unopposed
    Qualifying ended on August 30, 2013 for Council Seats for Jasper, Nelson and the Town of Talking Rock. Voters within Nelson and Talking Rock will decide in the General Election on November 5, 2013. City of Jasper Council seats are unopposed so there will not be an election. Former Chief Magistr... more
  • Qualifying Ended Last Week for Candidates of Jasper, Nelson and Talking Rock Councils
  • New Tool Helps Businesses Understand the Affordable Care Act (9/3/2013)

    The interactive tool allows employers to get tailored information on how the health care law may affect them based on their business’ size, location, and plans for offering health benefits to their workers next year. The Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March, 2010, and some of its prov... more
  • Jasper's 2nd Annual Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest and Show (8/30/2013)
    Application Deadline is September 23, 2013
    Burnt Mountain Trading Company is hosting Jasper’s Second Annual Scarecrow Contest titled “Boo-Who?” Event will be held in downtown Jasper and will run the month of October. The scarecrows will be on display along Church and Main Streets. (more streets if necessary) Very visible locations for yo... more
  • Jasper's 2nd Annual Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest and Show
  • Andrew Ripp – Pennies for Patients Concert (8/29/2013)
    Help fight the battle against Leukemia and Lymphoma by attending on September 7th
    The PHS Interact Club and Rotary Club of Jasper are sponsoring a Pennies for Patients Concert featuring Andrew Ripp. The concert will be held at Pickens High School Performing Arts Auditorium on September 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in p... more
  • Andrew Ripp – Pennies for Patients Concert
  • Donate to CARES With Rewards from Your Kroger Plus Card (8/29/2013)

    If you have a Kroger Plus card, you can contribute to CARES every time you shop at Kroger. By registering your Kroger Plus card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com you will be able to choose an organization to contribute to. ... more
  • Donate to CARES With Rewards from Your Kroger Plus Card
  • Trouts Community Charity Open Held Aug. 14, 2013 (8/29/2013)

    The 7th Annual Trouts Community Charity Open was held at beautiful Bent Tree Golf Course. The weather cooperated that day allowing thirty, six-person teams (180 golfers) to shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. The course was in excellent shape even after experiencing two 100 year rains the previous two weeks... more
  • Trouts Community Charity Open Held Aug. 14, 2013
  • PSO Release: Detectives are currently working with the GBI to investigate a Weekend Shooting (8/28/2013)

    Detectives with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office are working closely with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate a shooting death that occurred over the weekend. At approximately 12:45 am on Sunday morning, Pickens Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the residence of Mr. Alex Rebo i... more
  • PSO Release:  Detectives are currently working with the GBI to investigate a Weekend Shooting
  • Four Legged Love From Petey (8/27/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Petey, a one and a half year old, male bull ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Petey
  • FREE HIP PERMIT REQUIRED BEFORE DOVE HUNTING (8/27/2013)

    Before you head to the dove field this year, hunters should be sure to obtain the free Hunter Information Program (HIP) migratory bird license, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. The license is available to hunters after they report previous year h... more
  • FREE HIP PERMIT REQUIRED BEFORE DOVE HUNTING
  • Georgia Lottery announces new Atlanta Falcons-themed game (8/27/2013)

    (ATLANTA) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Atlanta Falcons have teamed up together to kick off another new and exciting instant game. Atlanta Falcons Big Win is a $5 game with top prizes of $350,000. Tickets went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide T... more
  • Georgia Lottery announces new Atlanta Falcons-themed game
  • LOOK TO THE SKY - DOVE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (8/27/2013)
    Wildlife Management Areas offer prime hunting opportunities
    When does the fall hunting season begin? Unofficially, many people bestow the opening day of dove season with that honor. With numerous wildlife management area (WMA) hunts scheduled, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the sport. The Georgia dove season opens ... more
  • LOOK TO THE SKY - DOVE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
  • OPINION: KING HUSSEIN OR Why the GOP must find an effective leader? (8/27/2013)

    Leadership can be defined in many ways. Here we see leadership as having two essential attributes: a) taking followers where they have not been before and b) protecting them from harm as they make the journey. Given this definition, King Hussein (Obama) is a partially effective and active leader for... more
  • Perfect Weather for the Jasper Farmers Market (8/27/2013)

    A great response to the wonderful weather that blessed us at the Jasper Farmers Market on Saturday; lots of customers, lookers, kids and dogs all enjoying the ambiance. Local watermelons, peaches, tomatoes, beans, honey, eggs and bread were a few of the things for sale. Craft vendors who don’t lik... more
  • Perfect Weather for the Jasper Farmers Market
  • WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PLACES 3rd AND 7th IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND WORLD FINALS COMPETITION (8/27/2013)
    Over 880 Teams Competed from Around the World
    Marble Hill, Georgia — Wildwood Christian Academy is pleased to announce student teams placed 3rd and 7th in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind. After placing 1st and 2nd in the Georgia state competition, the Wildwood Wolves headed to Michigan State University, May 22-25 to compete against m... more
  • WILDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PLACES 3rd AND 7th IN ODYSSEY OF THE MIND WORLD FINALS COMPETITION
  • Chamber Monthly Breakfast Reveals 'North Georgia's Surprise' (8/25/2013)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on August 10, 2013 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Every month the breakfast is sponsored by a Chamber Member. The August Breakfast Sponsor and caterer was Bojangles. Kristal Beavers of Bojangles gave Sponsor remarks... more
  • Chamber Monthly Breakfast Reveals 'North Georgia's Surprise'
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