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  • Bear Harvest in North Georgia Must Be Reported Within 24 Hours (9/13/2013)
    Bear Hunting Firearm Season Sept. 26-28; Oct. 3-5; Oct. 10-12
    Sportsmen and women in North Georgia who successfully harvest a bear during the hunting season must report the harvest within 24 hours and must take the bear to a game management office (either in Gainesville or Armuchee) within three business days of harvest for tagging. • Reporting Bear Harve... more
  • Economic Development Report (9/13/2013)

    New Business Signs a Positive Sign Have you noticed the “Tractor Supply Coming Soon” banner over the old Blue Star sign? How about Mary Ann’s name on the sign where it used to read Harvest Day? Or did you see the Verizon sign that recently went up in the Jasper Mountain Highlands shopping ... more
  • Economic Development Report
  • GED Test Deadline Looms – Chattahoochee Tech Aims to Help (9/13/2013)

    (Acworth, Ga.) When the new version of the GED is launched in January of 2014, those who have not completed and passed the current version exams will be starting over again. Those who do not successfully complete all five parts by the end of 2013 will be required to start over again in 2014 with... more
  • GED Test Deadline Looms – Chattahoochee Tech Aims to Help
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Welcomes New Director of Clinical Services (9/13/2013)

    Georgia Mountains Hospice would like to welcome back Tom Shipley as their Director of Clinical Services. Even though Tom started this position in August 2013 he is by no means new to this agency. When Georgia Mountains Hospice began in 1993, Tom held this position and continued to work with thi... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Welcomes New Director of Clinical Services
  • HELP PREVENT NUISANCE BEAR ISSUES – MAKE “TEMPTING FOODS” UNAVAILABLE (9/13/2013)
    Garbage, Birdseed, Pet Food Are Among Top 3 Non-natural Bear Attractants
    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) ) – One of the most effective things you can do to resolve human-bear conflicts is to keep non-natural food items out of sight, and smell, of hungry bears. This can become even more important when natural foods (acorns, berries, etc.) are in short supply as they appear to be th... more
  • HELP PREVENT NUISANCE BEAR ISSUES – MAKE “TEMPTING FOODS” UNAVAILABLE
  • Pickens High School 2013 Homecoming Court Representatives Announced (9/10/2013)

    CONGRATULATIONS to the 2013 Homecoming Court Representatives! 9th Grade Hunter Harrington Autumn Young 10th Grade Meredith Miller Taylor Parker Sydney Romine 11th Grade Kym Elrod Mikaela Peters Paula Pickett Krista Williamson 12th Grade Sarah Ballard Tara Cindrick Allison R... more
  • Pickens High School 2013 Homecoming Court Representatives Announced
  • Sharptop Strings Community Orchestra Opening for Young Actors Project Fall Performance (9/10/2013)
    October 13 at 2pm at Tater Patch Players Theater
    As residents of a beautiful mountain community we all take pride in what we do together! From the local Marble Festival to Jeepfest and especially our historical groups, Pickens County has so much to offer in the way of expanding our horizons. The local art community is thriving as well, and Sha... more
  • Sharptop Strings Community Orchestra Opening for Young Actors Project Fall Performance
  • TAWANNA WESSON WITH EDWARD JONES CUTS RIBBON (9/10/2013)

    As a financial advisor with Edward Jones, Tawanna Wesson believes it's important to invest her time in understanding what you're working toward before you invest your money. She can help determine the most appropriate financial strategies for you and your family. Having lived and worked in the P... more
  • TAWANNA WESSON WITH EDWARD JONES CUTS RIBBON
  • Time to Buy Trees, Shrubs and Perennials at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/10/2013)

    The best time for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials plants is in the fall; about now. The cooler temperatures and normally increased rainfall can help the roots become well established. The plants that become dormant over the winter can put all of their energy into growing roots instead of le... more
  • Time to Buy Trees, Shrubs and Perennials at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Two additional arrests in death investivation of Taylor Smith (9/10/2013)

    Two additional arrest have been made the death investigation of Taylor Smith. The GBI and the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have arrested: 1. Darlene V. George, age 51 of Cartersville, Georgia. Making False Statements Possession of a controlled substance, methamp... more
  • Two additional arrests in death investivation of Taylor Smith
  • When Saving Money Costs You More (9/10/2013)
    Kristen Parker, DVM Wayside Animal Hospital
    Sometimes trying to save money ends up being more expensive in the long run. I saw a show on TV once where a man decided he would save lots of money by remodeling his bathroom himself. He managed to rupture a water pipe and ended up having to call a plumber in to fix it. Then he had to pay for all o... more
  • When Saving Money Costs You More
  • ARCHERY SEASON FOR DEER OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (9/9/2013)

    Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. Last year, 113,566 a... more
  • ARCHERY SEASON FOR DEER OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
  • Bookmark Design Contest for Teens at The Pickens County Library (9/9/2013)
    Entry Deadline is October 11th
    The Pickens County Library is hosting its 3rd annual Bookmark Design Contest for teens! Teens in grades 6th through 12th are invited to participate. Teens can pick up a contest form at the Pickens County Library or download a PDF version below. The contest form includes all of the rules for the ... more
  • Bookmark Design Contest for Teens at The Pickens County Library
  • Collaborations Keeps the Appalachian Circuit in the Forefront of Mental Health Services (9/9/2013)

    Collaborations for Resiliency in Children, Inc. has kept the Appalachian Circuit at the forefront of mental health and addiction services for children and families. Collaborations, a non-profit mental health agency based in Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin Counties, received a grant in 2012 from the Gover... more
  • Collaborations Keeps the Appalachian Circuit in the Forefront of Mental Health Services
  • CTC Graduates are Saving Lives According to New Ranking (9/9/2013)

    Chattahoochee Technical College was recently named one of the Top 100 Colleges where Graduates Save Lives. This list, which is put together by FireScience.org, looked at more than 2,500 accredited schools and programs throughout the United States to determine those that offered the best first respon... more
  • CTC Graduates are Saving Lives According to New Ranking
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