Pickens High School Student Thomas Christoper DiPuma Receives National Honor (9/30/2014) Superior Academic Achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced on September 18, 2014 that Thomas Christopher DiPuma from Talking Rock is a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. T... more
In an effort to learn more about the direction and trends in tourism which may be applicable to our community, Pickens Chamber of Commerce President Denise Duncan, Post Commissioner Becky Denney, 2012 Chamber Citizen of the Year Amelia McIntyre, and I attended the 2014 Governors Tourism Conference h... more
An Internet site played a big role in helping a Georgia Lottery Powerball winner to come forward in claiming her prize. Janon Frei of Jasper matched the first five winning numbers from the Sept. 17 Powerball drawing, winning a $2 million prize.
Frei selected the Power Play option for an additiona... more
Each year, the senior class nominates ten young men and women to represent Pickens High School as the PHS Court. This year, the twenty nominees lined up during halftime at the football game on September 26th. The crowd eagerly awaited the announcement of Mr. and Miss PHS.
Cheers rippled across t... more
An interesting day at the market. Everyone knew that PBS was going to be there to film Chef Hans Ruffert for a cooking show, but beyond that we didnít know what to expect.
The first thing we noticed was a man, who was not a market regular, walking around with a big professional looking camera ... more
Four Legged Love From Ellwood (9/24/2014) Four-month-old Belgian-Malinois Mix Male Puppy Hi, I am Ellwood a four-month-old puppy. I have had some hard times; my brother and I were thrown over a fence and left. Fortunately, the fence belonged to a dog-loving person who brought us to the PAR Ranch. We were in pretty bad condition, but the wonderful people here took great care o... more
Friday night, September 19th the North Georgia Falconís Senior night turned into a scoring bonanza for the team as they pounded Paulding Countyís Hearts Academy.
The game was a resounding victory for the Falcons with a final score of 63-6. The scoring duties were shared between 11 different Falc... more
Since 1990, on the fourth Wednesday of September thousands of students across the globe congregate around their schoolís flag pole. They assemble to participate in See You at the Pole . Upon gathering, the students pray for their peers, their school, and their nation. Over one hundred students atte... more
Pickens County Sample Ballots for the November 4, 2014 election that is less than six weeks away.
Visit http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or download the app 'GA Votes' to get your actual ballot.
Georgians must be registered to vote by October... more
The Tater Patch Players will present the musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors this fall. The show features a young man, Seymour, and the love of his life, Audrey. The setting is a failing flower shop on skid row.
Seymour was raised in the flower shop and developed a love of exotic plants.
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