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PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Retired Educators and AMBA - A Working Partnership (4/29/2013)

    When the Pickens County Retired Educators Association met on April 10th, Mr. Doug Holt presented the program. Mr. Holt is a representative or AMBA (Association Members Benefits Advisors), an organization that develops benefit packages for groups including Georgia Retired Educators. Currently there a... more
  • Summer is almost here, and CAPAA is gearing up for our most exciting and diverse year yet with camps! (4/29/2013)

    Discounted fees on most camps if you register before June 1st! Multi-camp or sibling discount available of 10% for 2 camps, 15% for 3 camps, 20% for 4 or more camps. Some partial scholarships available for those with financial hardships. Contact instructor listed or Crystal Merrell at CAPAAJaspe... more
  • Summer is almost here, and CAPAA is gearing up for our most exciting and diverse year yet with camps!
  • Tater Patch Players Stages a Farce (4/29/2013)

    Farce (n.): -- A comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations. And boy has Tater Patch Players got a farce for you! Join them May 3,4,5,10,11,12,17 and 18 for Lend Me a Tenor. The Sunday sho... more
  • Tater Patch Players Stages a Farce
  • Sharing the Gospel in Baratillo, Mexico (4/28/2013)

    On Feb. 15, we actually got in our car and began the trip to Mexico. Preparations for the trip seemed to have taken forever, but the day had finally arrived! We had a wonderful journey across the country meeting new friends and having great experiences. While traveling, we took a detour ... more
  • Sharing the Gospel in Baratillo, Mexico
  • Chattahoochee Tech Encourages GED Test Takers to Finish Before 2014 (4/25/2013)

    With a new version on the horizon, Adult Education officials at Chattahoochee Technical College are encouraging those who have not yet earned a GED to pass all sections of the test before a new version is launched January 2, 2014. “Those who have taken the current GED test, but not passed all fi... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Encourages GED Test Takers to Finish Before 2014
  • Chattahoochee Tech gets to the Core of the Matter this Summer (4/24/2013)

    (Marietta, Ga.) Summer is a time to grow at Chattahoochee Technical College. Recent and ongoing articulation agreements with Georgia’s University System schools and private colleges and universities mean that more than 40 college level courses at CTC will transfer toward that 4-year degree. “Ther... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech gets to the Core of the Matter this Summer
  • Commissioners Support Local Advocacy Group Working to Unite the Voices of Surviving Child Abuse Victims (4/24/2013)

    This week Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin counties’ Board of Commissioners Chairmen signed a proclamation lending support to a tri-county movement led by survivors of child abuse. Chairmen Robert Jones, J.C. Sanford, and Bill Simonds jointly declare Saturday, April 27, 2013 as Appalachian Judicial Circu... more
  • Commissioners Support Local Advocacy Group Working to Unite the Voices of Surviving Child Abuse Victims
  • OPTIMIST FLAPJACK RESULTS (4/24/2013)

    The 15th Annual Optimist Flapjack Run was held Saturday, April 20 in downtown Jasper on a chilly April morning. However, over 100 runners came out to experience the run down South Main Street with their return to 61 Main for a delicious pancake breakfast! The top winners this year were: Ove... more
  • OPTIMIST FLAPJACK RESULTS
  • District 9 Congressional Convention (4/23/2013)

    Georgia Senator Steve Gooch was in Dawsonville, GA on April 19th & 20th for the District Republican Convention. He brought a young Republican, his son, to show him the ropes. U.S. Representative from the 9th District of Georgia, Doug Collins, was the keynote speaker on May 20th at the meeting. Go... more
  • District 9 Congressional Convention
  • Four Legged Love From Clyde (4/23/2013)

    The following pet needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Clyde, another really awesome dog. I am a Chihuahua mix male and I weigh about 13 pounds, I am two years old and I am housebroken. Even though I am a small dog, I rarely bark. In fact I usually bark only w... more
  • Four Legged Love From Clyde
  • Pastor’s Pot Runneth Over: CARES Cooking Challenge (4/23/2013)
    Mark Your Calendars Now! May 4, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Jasper United Methodist Church Celebration Center
    Bringing our community together, working side by side, for a common good Ever go to bed hungry? Hunger is something that most of us only experience by choice. A new diet or an upcoming event or vacation might give us the needed motivation to cut back or even skip a few meals. Now, im... more
  • Pastor’s Pot Runneth Over: CARES Cooking Challenge
  • Pickens Footsteps for Families 5k Race & Tot Trot (4/23/2013)
    Race on May 11th at the Pickens County Community Center
    Runners and families will gather on May 11th, at Pickens County Community Center, to raise money to prevent child abuse. Same day registration will begin at 7 AM at the center, located at 1329 Camp Road in Jasper. The 5k, flat course, race will begin at 8 AM and the Tot Trot Run/Walk around the co... more
  • Pickens Footsteps for Families 5k Race & Tot Trot
  • Administrative Professionals Day – April 24 (4/22/2013)

    The Appalachian Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals® is the local non-profit organization serving administrative professionals in the five county areas of Pickens, Cherokee, Dawson, Gilmer, and Fannin. The chapter was chartered in May 1993 and the next year in April ... more
  • Administrative Professionals Day – April 24
  • CARES January-March 2013 Newsletter (4/22/2013)
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    The Third Annual Pastor’s Pot Runneth Over is coming on May 4, 2013. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. in the Fellow-ship Hall of the Jasper United Methodist Church. For those of you that are not familiar with the Pastor’s Pot, it is fash-ioned in a similar vein as A Taste of Pi...
  • CARES January-March 2013 Newsletter
  • EARTH DAY BAGS AT YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORES (4/22/2013)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to invite you to visit your local pharmacy and grocery stores on April 22nd (Earth Day) to receive an original artwork designed by the students of Pickens County. These Earth Day themed bags were decorated by 2,100 elementary school age students and 804 middle a... more
  • EARTH DAY BAGS AT YOUR LOCAL GROCERY STORES
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