| 2012 Miss Georgia Marble to be held September 8 (8/28/2012) |
Plans are now being finalized for the 2012 Miss Georgia Marble that is to be presented Saturday, September 8, 2012 and begins at 12:00 noon.
There will be a rehearsal and “late Registration” Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Pickens Chamber of Commerce Building beginning at 6:30 pm. So, for... more
| A Sunny Day at the Jasper Farmers Market (8/28/2012) |
It was a day made to order for enjoying a visit to the Jasper Farmers Market; sunny and mild, good things to eat and buy and good company.
Jammin Jams is the product name of the newest vendor, Donna Jenkins, who makes a large variety of unusual jams with names like pineapple jalapeno and strawber... more
| Amazing Talent Backing New String Orchestra, Sharptop Strings (8/28/2012) |
Coordinating any new project can be daunting and Sharptop Strings, although thrilling, is no exception. Having said that, I am excited to introduce three very talented and accomplished musicians who are lending their expertise to our efforts.
Anne Bridges is a graduate of the University Of Fl... more
| Four Legged Love From Banjo (8/28/2012) |
The following pets are looking for a home to fill with laughter and love.
Hi, I am Banjo, a truly adorable wire haired Terrier Mix male dog. I am only ten weeks old. I will be even more spectacular when I am an adult. I am very sweet and playful. My name is Banjo because I will sing to... more
| Hoedown goal to raise $50K for Good Samaritan (8/28/2012) |
A hoedown and BBQ with music by Banks and Shane, live auctions, and a roast pig with all the trimmings, will be held Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m. at the Larson’s place, with a goal to raise $50,000 for the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center in Jasper.
“This is the first Good Samaritan hoedown fundrai... more
| Earlier Date and New Venue for This Year's Fur Ball (8/26/2012) |
September 20, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Venue 2 Remember
Mark your calendar for an evening of feeling good while supporting something good. The sixth annual Pickens Animal Rescue (P.A.R.) Fur Ball will be at Venue 2 Remember off Hill City Road in the West Pickens County area on September 29, 2012 from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM.
Enjoy a fall evening in the ... more
| Jessica Wright and Emilio Ferretiz won $20,000 at Chamber Annual Auto Raffle (8/26/2012) |
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce’s Auto Give-Away Winners Jessica Wright and Emilio Ferretiz pictured with their children Adrianna & Jerika Ferretiz as well as Chamber President Denise M. Duncan and event sponsor Day’s Chevrolet owner Andrew Deimer. There were many other winners present during th... more
| PICKENS FERST RECEIVES TARGET GRANT (8/26/2012) |
Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy announced that its program to provide free books along with literacy materials to Pickens County children under the age of 5 was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of Pickens Ferst in providing this early... more
| APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DEER QUOTA HUNTS-SEPT. 1, 2012 (8/25/2012)|
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) -The window of opportunity is closing for people interested in a 2012 deer quota hunt. If you want a chance, you need to complete your online quota application in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.... more
| DOVE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - Wildlife Management Areas offer prime hunting opportunities (8/25/2012)|
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) -The long-awaited opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. With numerous wildlife management area (WMA) hunts scheduled, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the sport. Th... more
| Gina Pendley named Georgia Mountains Hospice Interim Executive Director (8/25/2012) |
July 25, 2012, the Georgia Mountains Hospice (GMH) Board of Directors named Gina Pendley, Interim Executive Director. Gina has worked with GMH for seventeen years in many capacities, including Director of Community Events & Fundraising, as well as the Volunteer Coordinator. Gina is involved in man... more
| Music Blooms on Labor Day at Gibbs Gardens (8/25/2012) |
Gibbs Gardens music festival celebrates September
Celebrate September with live music at Gibbs Gardens. Start off your month on a high note with our signature 'Music in the Gardens' on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3.
Experience one of the nation’s most spectacular gardens to the sounds of live music. Strolling violinists and flutists will greet you i... more
| Jasper City Park (Duck Pond) Closed for Renovations (8/24/2012) |
Jasper City Park (aka the Duck Pond) will be closed due to renovations starting Friday, August 24 for at least one month. Tennis Courts and Walking Trail closed as well. The baseball fields are the only thing that will remain open. ... more
| Make Your Vote Count! Go Online to Vote for New Wildlife Tag Designs (8/24/2012) |
Deadline to Vote is September 15
Four new wildlife vehicle license plates are coming to Georgia, and the Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants the public to help select the best tag design.
Georgians can vote for the new wildlife tags at www.ge... more
| Public Health Officials Urge Protection From Mosquitoes (8/24/2012)|
21 Confirmed Cases, Including Three Deaths of WNV in Georgia
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is calling on all Georgians to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. DPH has identified 21 confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state. Three cases have been fatal.
Confirmed cases are in the following counties:
1 - Bartow
3 ... more
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