'Welcome Back to School 2014-2015' Poster Contest for Grades 1-5 (7/3/2014) Deadline July 16th at 3:00 p.m. Pickens County Schools will be having a "Welcome Back to School 2014-2015" poster contest for grades 1-5. The posters are due to the Pickens County Board of Education office no later than 3:00 pm on July 16th.
There will be a winner from each grade level. The winners will receive a prize, and t... more
Jasper Farmers Market shoppers went home with a lot of vegetables on Saturday and some also took with them instructions about how to ferment those vegetables so that they would be preserved and be even healthier. After watching Master Gardener Pam Franklin go through all of the steps required to ma... more
Four Legged Love From Reece (7/2/2014) Young, Male Cat A donation to Pickens Animal Rescue in someone’s name would make a wonderful birthday, anniversary, memorial or special occasion present and would help make sure no Buddy is left behind. All donations go to help the pets. Donations are accepted every day at the PAR Rescued Furniture Store.
If yo... more
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:
Kitten Season in Pickens County is in full swing! The Shelter has... more
Support Our Animals For Some Pet Art (7/2/2014) JMS & PCMS 8th Grade Art Students Fundraiser for Animal Shelter of Pickens County All animals need forever homes and the 8th Grade Students in the JMS & PCMS Art Program are offering a unique way to help.
Donations are being accepted at the Renasant Bank Jasper Branch to help with the adoption, spay and neutering of pets at the Animal Shelter of Pickens County. When you mak... more
We would surmise that there are citizens, both Democrat, Independent, Libertarian and Republican, who didn't vote in the last election because they are pretty "fed up" with the system? Too many promises, not enough substance? Government abuses that just don’t seem to end? Pulling and pushing vot... more
An enthusiastic audience greeted the Greg Burgess Homecoming Elvis Tribute Show at the Old Tate Gym on June 14th. Fans of both Elvis and Greg, ranging in age from seven years up to (let's just leave that blank), were ready to listen, tap toes, clap hands, sing along, and applaud favorite songs from ... more
Join the Sharptop Art Association Brunch Bunch (7/1/2014) Next art instruction workshop is July 24th The Sharptop Arts Brunch Bunch June's workshop was 'PAINT A MINI-CANVAS' under the instruction of Artist, Sulaine Sims. An acrylic painting was created in just a couple of hours.
This month on Thursday, July 24th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be a 'GLASS ART MOSAIC' workshop by Instruc... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful presents the June Green Thumb Award to Judy and Jerry Wilson of 98 Jefferson Court, located on a quaint cul-de-sac in Philadelphia Heights, Jasper, Ga.
Judy and Jerry hail from Murphy, North Carolina and moved to Woodstock, GA where Judy worked as a Media Assistant in the... more
New Guidelines for Immunizations for School-Age Students (7/1/2014) 30 calendar days from the first day of school to have immunizations updated Pickens County Schools would like to inform parents that the Georgia Department of Public Health has instituted new guidelines for immunizations for school-age students. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all students born on or after January 1, 2002, and entering or transferring into sevent... more
Lights, Committee Assignments, Elections Committee - Tom Kramer and Larry Toney, Poll Operations Committee - Paul Lindsey and Larry Toney, Rules Committee - Kathy Boutwell and Tom Kramer, Legislative Committee - Paul Lindsey and Kathy Boutwell, Election Day Plans... more
Sharing the Gospel in Baratillo, Mexico (7/1/2014) PDF file - opens in another window In September 2012, my family took the step of becoming a part of Vida Nueva Ministries. Vida Nueva is ac-tively involved in ministering the gospel through various avenues, including Bible studies, church services, speaking at seminars, handing out Bibles and Bible related books, etc.
Early voting begins today through July 18th for the July 22nd Primary Runoff. Runoff faces for United States Senate and State School Superintendent on the Republican Ballot, and State School Superintendent on the Democratic Ballot.
Early voting will be held at the Pickens County Board of Election... more
Executive Session, Approval of Personnel - Pennie Fowler, a resident of Dawsonville, is the new Pickens Middle School Principal as of July 1, 2014. She has served as teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal in the Lumpkin County School System since 2002. ... more
Jasper, Georgia in Pickens County in the North Georgia Mountains Blaine, Hinton, Jasper, Ludville, Marble Hill, Nelson, Talking Rock & Tate GA
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