| Keep Pickens Beautiful Spring Newsletter (4/22/2013)|
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Spring is in the air and for KPB that means only one thing “Great American Cleanup.” The month of April is proclaimed as the GAC. This year the clean up will include several different opportunities for our communities to participate....
| Latest Teen Driver Safety Day to be Held at Day’s Chevrolet Jasper (4/22/2013) |
Georgia Best Chevy Dealers to Bring Driving Safety to the Showroom Floor through Safe America Foundation
)Jasper, GA) – This coming Saturday, April 27, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Day’s Chevrolet Jasper and the Safe America Foundation will be educating teens and their parents about how to be safer drivers with a Chevy Safety Day at the dealership’s 545 Highway 515 South, Jasper, GA 30143 location.
The G... more
| Taxed Enough Already Peaceful Protestors Out Again on April 15th (4/22/2013) |
That’s right; it is that time of year again-TAX DAY 2013. With all the confusion from Washington about tax changes and the additional tax burdens of the Affordable Care & Protection Law, We the People again say NO to the IRS. Without the crazy antics the Tea Parties are accused, a contingent of pe... more
| Are You Ready for Chicken Barbecue? (4/18/2013) |
The Marble Valley Friends spring chicken barbecue fundraiser is fast approaching. The lunch meal will be available on Friday, May 3, 2013. A source of quality chicken is identified; preparation of sauce is underway; materials for building the pit are on-hand; delivery drivers are ready; cooking and ... more
| Red Cross Response Efforts Continue in Texas and Boston (4/18/2013) |
People can donate, take a class, download app to help
(WASHINGTON, DC) — The American Red Cross is supporting people in West, Texas after the plant explosion there while continuing to help first responders and those affected by the marathon bombings which occurred earlier this week in Boston. In addition, local chapters in the Midwest are responding to... more
| Snake Population in Full Gear Now (4/18/2013) |
Most of Georgia's Snake population is in full gear now. Hungry looking for something to eat. On warm humid Spring nights expect lots of movement. Wear closed toed shoes if you need to be out in the yard/woods after dark. Always carry a flashlight and stay on well maintained and marked paths.
| Vidalia Sweet Onions: Do You Remember... (4/18/2013) |
The mouth-pleasing taste of those early spring delights? The great time-tested recipes you enjoy using the onions? The joy of realizing you have an adequate supply to last for months? Do you remember that the Jasper Lions Club brings those delightful edibles to this area each spring?
It is time t... more
| WANDERING BEARS SEEN DURING SPRING IN GEORGIA (4/18/2013) |
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) – During spring and summer, it is not unusual to see young male bears venturing into suburbs and even urban areas, even in metro Atlanta, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
These young bears are often “on their own” for th... more
| A Basket Full of Sunshine! at the May 25th DROP BY & DONATE DAY at the Pickens County Animal Shelter (4/16/2013) |
Located on Camp Road
Cindy Wilson, Shelter Director, shows off one of several adorable puppies that needs to find a good home. There are also kittens, cats of all ages, puppies and dogs of all ages available for adoption.
So much needs to be done to help our homeless animal friends that a group of citizens are hold... more
| Another Win for Pickens 4-H! (4/16/2013) |
Poultry Judging! Sound interesting? Well several students from Pickens County certainly thought so! They committed weeks of training to prepare for tough competition, and then the Pickens County 4-H Poultry Judging team traveled to Crawford, Georgia to face other poultry experts and claim another... more
| Easier Weight Loss for Your Pets (4/16/2013) |
An estimated 25 to 40% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and this is a growing problem. Being overweight puts our pets at significant risk for diabetes, respiratory disease, kidney disease, and cancer. Overweight pets also have a shortened life expectancy, limited mobili... more
| ONLY THE FACTS-ONLY THE FACTS! Says the Tea Party (4/16/2013) |
The Pickens County Tea Party is always seeking ways to EDUCATE-INFORM-MOTIVATE our community by presenting programs that answer questions being asked by our citizens. On April 23rd at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper, the program will fit the times and the questions.
Dr. Carl... more
| OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER RECOGNIZED AS DISTINGUISHED CLUB (4/16/2013) |
The Optimist Club of Jasper was recognized by Optimist International as one of only four Distinguished Clubs in Georgia for the 2011-2012 club year. This is the highest level a club can receive for their service projects, their membership and club growth as well as community recognitions.
Susan ... more
| Pickens County 4-H Competes in Livestock Judging (4/16/2013) |
On Saturday, March 23 eight Pickens County 4-H’ers traveled to the State 4-H Livestock Judging contest held in Athens. In this contest 4-H’ers judged classes of replacement heifers, market hogs, breeding gilts, breeding does, yearling ewes and market lambs. The purpose of the contest is to have y... more
| Pickens County 4-H’ers Compete at DPA (4/16/2013) |
Ten Pickens County 4-H’ers attended District Project Achievement competition held at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA March 1-3. This annual competition for 7th through 12th grade students proved to be a success again for Pickens County.
In order to compete in this special event, 4-H DPA participants ... more
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