| Chattahoochee Tech System Honored with CIO 100 Award (6/13/2013) |
Chattahoochee Technical College has been named a winner of the prestigious 2013 CIO 100 Award from IDG’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) magazine recognizing its innovative use of information technology. The 26th annual awards program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the high... more
| Georgians Asked to Vote for Favorite State Park, Help Win $100,000 from Coca-Cola for Outdoor Recreation (6/13/2013) |
June is "National Great Outdoors Month," and Georgia’s State Park system is asking citizens to help crown "America’s Favorite Park" and win a $100,000 grant for outdoor recreation. The national contest is part of Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park campaign which encourages families to get active outd... more
| Pickens County Planning & Development May 2013 Report (6/13/2013)|
Building permit revenue YTD is up 17% from 2012
| World-renowned chef, stomach cancer survivor teams up with Cancer Wellness at Piedmont to host cooking demo (6/13/2013) |
Han Rueffert's cooking demo at Gibbs Gardens
Chef Hans Rueffert, former The Next Food Network Star finalist and stomach cancer survivor, knows the importance of cooking for your immune system when battling cancer. That’s why he will team up with Shayna Komar, a registered and licensed dietitian with Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, to host a cooki... more
| Four Legged Love From Dixie (6/10/2013) |
The following pet needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi, I am Dixie, a three month old female small lab mix puppy with a delightful curly tail. I have a lovely soft black coat. I am sweet, playful, totally adorable, and non-dominant. I will obey you and do what you wa... more
| Four Legged Love From James Bond (6/10/2013) |
A donation to Pickens Animal Rescue or Animal Shelter of Pickens County in someone’s name would make a wonderful birthday, anniversary, or special occasion present, and of course all donations go to help the pets.
Bring your pets to The Animal Shelter of Pickens County to be micro-chipped for o... more
| Leos—Learning Service (6/10/2013) |
Leo Clubs are the student components of Lions Clubs International. Membership is open to those who have reached twelve years of age. Locally, Jasper Lions Club sponsors Leo Clubs at Pickens County Middle School and Pickens High School. Hopefully, a Leo Club will begin at Jasper Middle School soon.
| Retired Educators Present Awards (6/10/2013) |
When the Pickens County Retired Educators Association held its final meeting of the 2012-13 school-year on May 15th, its program was primarily recognition of school and community persons of distinction. The meeting was held in the Community Room of United Community Bank. Dough Boys Cakes and Caterin... more
| Where Are The Tomatoes? (6/10/2013)|
Gardens are in everywhere; Jasper Farmers Market is open for business every Saturday; stores are now advertising "Vine Ripe Tomatoes". It is summer in the South. Vidalia onions are back in stores. MMMMMM!
On Saturday, June 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pickens County Community Center at ... more
| Town Hall Meeting on Education (6/7/2013)|
Video on KnowPickens.com's YouTube channel
Meeting for the Georgia Senate Special Task Force on Education in Georgia. Sen. Jason Carter (D) & Sen. Freddie Powell Sims (D) co-host this meeting. This is part of a series of non-partisan town halls around Georgia to give a presentation & listen to opinions on education policy for the state....
| Chattahoochee Tech welcomes students to a new semester (6/6/2013) |
Classes began Thursday for the 8-week Summer Semester at Chattahoochee Technical College. As of the first day of the semester, 7,229 students are registered in classes for one of CTC’s certificate, diploma or degree programs. Missy Cusack, Executive Director of Admissions, said “As the new semest... more
| Fiddle Workshop on June 13th (6/6/2013) |
Sharptop Strings is pleased to host a fiddling workshop on June 13th in Jasper with renowned fiddler performer and instructor Brad Oviatt. Brad will present a two part session starting with Fiddle Tunes - history, components, and a "Fiddler's bag of tunes". Next, he will discuss Jamming and Groupi... more
| First Annual Angels on Horseback Summer Camp 2013 (6/6/2013) |
Proceeds will send our Instructors to National Conference in Orlando in November.
Angels on Horseback will be hosting a week long Horse Camp for 10 children between the age of 6 – 12. Call quickly to sign up and reserve your camper’s spot! Cost is $250. A $100 non refundable fee needs to be sent with your child’s registration and must be dated before June 17th. Camp will run... more
| Interim Superintendent Hired for Pickens County Schools (6/6/2013) |
It is with regret that we have accepted the resignation of our Superintendent of schools, Dr. Ben Desper. The two years that he has spent with us have been very meaningful. We have learned much from Dr. Desper as we watched him balance the responsibility of educating children with the responsibiliti... more
| Jasper benefits consultant lands $198K Fantasy 5 prize (6/6/2013) |
(ATLANTA) – A benefits consultant in Jasper is beaming, especially since winning a Fantasy 5 prize worth $198,422. Joseph Kapuscinski, 54, matched all five numbers from the June 1 drawing, winning the jackpot prize.
Tate Market, 20 Canton Road in Tate, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.
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