PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. The deadline to complete the survey is March 27, 2015. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Educa...
MAY 22-23, 2015
The Big Canoe Chapel Women's Guild announces the expansion of its annual marketplace. On May 22-23, 2015, a professionally managed, juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show will make its debut in Big Canoe. The Legacy of Caring Marketplace will feature over 50 artisans offering unique, handcrafted items... more
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It’s never too early to think about summer. Camp dates have been announced and there are plenty of fun options for children of all ages in Big Canoe.... more
Run held in downtown Jasper on April 25th
The 17th Annual 5K Flapjack Run will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 in downtown Jasper sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. The race starts and ends in front of 61 Main Restaurant. Runners will receive a colorful tee shirt and a delicious breakfast provided by 61 Main and Last Catch restaur... more
Last Friday, we reached day 30 of the 2015 legislative session. Each year the 30th legislative day marks a crucial deadline for the Georgia General Assembly. This date, which is also known as “Crossover Day,” is the final chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated fo... more
The Pickens Chamber of Commerce's annual Snowball Golf Tournament benefits Youth and Adult Leadership Pickens Programs. Team Five Star was the 1st Gross Winner. Follow link for other winners and more photos....
"Who is Sylvia, what is she, that all our swains commend her?" Thus begins a famous sonnet by Shakespeare. The play "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney features Sylvia, but not Shakespeare's. This Sylvia is a dog. A mutt. Part poodle, part lab, what's called a Labradoodle. She is also the character abou... more
Next meeting Tuesday, March 24
The mission of The Tea Party is to educate, motivate and inform. The “TEA” in The Tea Party stands for "TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY". Taxes and big government is a subject nobody really likes to talk about—but these onerous subjects affect Georgia citizens on a daily basis. And with the Georgia Genera... more
The Dr. Joseph A. Wilber Building, one of three new buildings that will replace older temporary buildings at the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center opened to patients March 16. The 4,750 square foot phase-one building houses multiple medical functions as well as a vision clinic and a lobb... more
Congratulations to the following TSA members on an amazing job at the annual state conference this weekend in Athens! 1st place Outstanding Student in Georgia TSA: Anne Brown-Goolsby 1st place Computer Aided Design Architectural: Auston Davenport 2nd place Computer Aided Publishing: Anne... more
80 women enjoyed breakfast, free blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) screenings, make-up advice and reduced-rate Botox treatments by Oasis Medspa, Daisy Boutique and Coco’s Cottage displayed some of their latest fashion and merchandise, and door prizes....
A recent Regional Snapshot released by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) projects Cherokee County will lead the Metro region in job growth from now until 2040. Over the past three years, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) has attracted 12 corporations to locate within the county,... more
Howard B. Hendley, Ed.D., Director, Policy Division from the State Board of Education discussed flexibility options. No later than June 30, 2015 each local school system must notify GaDOE that it will operate as an: 1. Investing in Educational Excellence School System (IE2) 2. Charter System 3....
Jaime is a 3rd grade teacher at Harmony Elementary School
Lets give a big round of applause to Jaime Watson, Harmony Elementary's 3rd Quarter winner of the "Farmers Insurance-Rob Hoffbauer Agency Teacher of the Quarter" Leadership Award. Your piers have spoken Jaime, you are "Top Notch" among the teaching staff at Harmony, display that coveted chalic... more
PCMS Boys won 9-0 and JMS Girls won 2-0. 8th Grade Recognition between the games...