| Snake Winter Activity (1/13/2014) |
This time of year in Georgia expect much less snake activity and movement and fewer Human / Snake encounters. Snake activity does NOT stop but does decrease significantly. Most snake species will be in a torpid like state brumating. This happens when snakes slow their metobolism down and... more
| NOTICE: Bomb Threat Phone Call To Pickens County Middle School Today (1/10/2014) |
PSO traced call to juvenile
RELEASE FROM PICKENS SHERIFF'S OFFICE
On January 10, 2014 the Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to the Pickens County Middle School to a report of a bomb threat. School staff received a phone call at about 12:46 pm indicating there was a bomb at the school. School staff immediately implem... more
| Pickens Sheriff Recognizes Abba Dabba Dog For Service of K-9 Officer Bleckey (1/9/2014) |
Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig presented Debbie Marra, owner of Abba Dabba Dog, a plaque to show appreciation for the service she has given at no charge to K9 Bleckey since 2009.
Abba Dabba Dog is a dog-grooming shop located on 706 West Church Street, Suite 1200 in Jasper, Georgia.... more
| Four Legged Love From Benjie and Tiffaney (1/8/2014) |
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 needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi, we are Benjie and Tiffaney, one-year-old wire ha... more
| Four Legged Love From Jacob (1/8/2014) |
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 the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi, I am Jacob, a Golden Retriever mix male dog. I weigh ab... more
| GEORGIA NATURAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION OFFERING CHANCE TO HUNT, FISH FOR FREE FOR LIFE (1/8/2014) |
It’s another sporting opportunity of a lifetime!
Georgians have the chance to win the right to hunt and fish for free for life statewide. The next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation begins Jan. 6, 2014.
“The first contest was a huge su... more
| DELAYS on Wednesday, January 8th (1/7/2014) |
The following are delayed on Wednesday, January 8th:
Bright Beginnings Preschool will be delayed two hours, making their day from 10:00 to 12:00.
Due to continued inclement weather, Pickens County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Buses will begin runn... more
| Pickens County Schools Delayed Two Hours on Wednesday, January 8th (1/7/2014) |
Due to continued inclement weather, Pickens County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Buses will begin running at 8:00 a.m. and will make all regularly scheduled stops. Staff should report at 9:00 a.m. Schools will dismiss at the regular time. A light breakfast w... more
| PROJECT APPLESEED SET TO PAY VISIT TO PICKENS COUNTY TEA PARTY JANUARY 28TH MEETING (1/7/2014) |
To quote the speaker, “We are the largest nationwide marksmanship instruction organization you’ve never heard of.”
Project Appleseed is the sole focus and activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a non-profit (501) (3) organization. The instructors teach the fundamental of rifle ... more
| What’s on your mind? Let’s discuss it over some TEA! (1/7/2014)|
Round Table Luncheon on Thursday, January 9th
NO, YOUR PICKENS COUNTY TEA PARTY IS ALIVE AND WELL AND FEELING RESTED AFTER THE HOLIDAYS. You are invited to the first meeting of 2014 (details below). With all that has been going on for the past few months, you probably need that special place to go and raise your voice!
ROUND TABLE LUNCHE... more
| Announcing the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course (1/3/2014) |
NAMI Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens Affiliate will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of person diagnosed with serious mental illness. The 12-week series of classes will start in Ellijay on Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Ellijay United Methodist C... more
| Green Tradition Continues With Georgia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Event Set For January 4th (1/3/2014) |
Keep Georgia Beautiful, The Home Depot, The Davey Tree Company, and WXIA 11-Alive want to “chip” in and help you get your house back in order after the Christmas holidays. We have made at least one household decision free, easy and eco-friendly during this holiday season.
Bring One for the Chipp... more
| Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Board Meeting (1/3/2014) |
There will be a called meeting of the Pickens County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Suite 168 of the Administrative Office Building at 1266 East Church Street.
The Commissioners will make a decision on requests for construction of Telecommunication Towers and... more
| Pickens County Family Connection (PCFC) Collaborative Meeting (1/1/2014)|
The State of Pickens in 2013 and Outlook for 2014
Pickens County Family Connection (PCFC) Collaborative Meeting was held on December 11, 2013 with topic The State of Pickens in 2013 and Outlook for 2014. Guest speakers Shelley Cantrell, Pickens County School Board; Tom Hieber, PC Family Connection; Rob Jones, Board of Commissioner Chairman, Picken...
| Jasper Farmers Market; That’s all folks (for this year) (12/31/2013) |
Thanks to the vendors, customers and Downtown Shops
It wasn’t a big crowd (only 2 dogs) but it was a good crowd. The vendors that were there made a reasonable number of sales, the customers that were there were buying, more than just looking. Every one was in a jolly Christmas mood; the way people get this time of year.
Some of the shopkeepers... more