| New Student Grant Opens New Opportunities at Chattahoochee Tech (8/13/2013) |
A new grant approved in Georgia’s 2013 Legislative Session will now be an option for qualified students at Chattahoochee Technical College. Under Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant Award, Chattahoochee Technical College students who are receiving the HOPE Grant may also be el... more
| So You Still Think You Can Survive? But Can You Still Communicate? ask the TEA Party. (8/13/2013) |
Monthly meeting August 27th at 7 p.m.
"We have become very complacent on the ability to pick up a phone, dial a number and be taking to a party on the other end of the line for whatever reason. We get our emails, send letters, data, photo’s or most anything we can scan into the system. But suppose tomorrow you turn on your computer a... more
| SQUIRREL HUNTING SEASON OPENS AUGUST 15TH (8/13/2013) |
Squirrel hunting provides the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the sport of hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Unlike some big game hunts, the pursuit of bushytails often involves more action for energetic youth, providing a gre... more
| Young Actors Project (YAP) Auditions for 'A Bagful of Fables' (8/13/2013) |
Saturday, August 17th, from 10 am till noon at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy
Young Actors Project (YAP) would like to announce auditions for its next production, A Bagful of Fables. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 17th, from 10 am till noon at the Creative and Performing Arts Academy.
Ellen Painter will be directing with assistance from Bay Cagle. The direct... more
| Canning Plant Schedule Change (8/12/2013)|
Wednesday afternoons only for the remainder of August
The Pickens County Canning Plant has changed its schedule to Wednesday afternoons only for the remainder of August. This schedule change takes place each year due to school being back in session.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the staff has had to back up the opening tim... more
| Local 4-Hers participate in Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge (8/9/2013) |
Two of our local 4-Hers are participating in the Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge (YAY). Andrew Haygood, Junior at Pickens High School and Laney Bledsoe, Freshman at Pickens High School have decided to step up to this challenge and test their “horse skills”.
Youth and Yearling (YAY) is a pro... more
| Four Legged Love From Doc's Pups (8/8/2013) |
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 one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi, I am Mowgli, one of Doc’s Christmas puppies. I a... more
| Phase One Salsa Contest Done (8/8/2013) |
It’s a dog show when Dr. Chester comes to the market. Tiny Chihuahuas to looming GreatDanes, exotic breeds or multifaceted mutts, they are all here for a visit to the vet and they are having so much fun they hardly notice they are getting shots. Cats, on the other hand, in their carriers, look ei... more
| Conditions in Pickens County from Flooding (8/7/2013) |
Work is continuing throughout Pickens County and the City of Jasper to make roadways safe throughout Pickens County. Below is a summary of some of the affected areas throughout Pickens County:
• Hwy 136 East was affected in numerous areas. A Mudslide, several trees in the roadway and water cross... more
| Flash Flood Warning for Pickens County (8/7/2013)|
Pickens EOC is operating at level 2
Pickens County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is operating at level 2 at 06:00 hrs. Several roads starting to see minor flooding. Flash Flood warning in effect for Pickens County. NWS expects two hours of continuous rain some very heavy.
EOC phones 706-253-8978, 706-253-897... more
| Back to School Sales Tax Holiday (8/5/2013) |
Friday, August 9 through Saturday, August 10, 2013
The 2013 Georgia Back to School Sales Tax Holiday kicks off this weekend. During the tax holiday weekend, there will be no state or local sales taxes due on personal computers and related accessories having a sales price of $1000 or less.
As in previous tax holidays, clothing and shoes up to $10... more
| Renasant Bank donates to Habitat For Humanity Pickens County (8/4/2013) |
Renasant employees were proud to present their check to Habitat for Humanity of Pickens County in support of Habitat’s ministry to improve the quality of life of our Pickens residents by providing affordable housing.
This was donation was made possible through weekly employee contributions of “B... more
| Rains in Portion of County Called A 100 Year Rain Event by the National Weather Service (8/2/2013) |
Message from Bob Howard, Director of Pickens County EMA
Below is a message from Bob Howard, Director of Pickens County EMA.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our partners and departments that supported public safety in yesterdays floods here in Pickens County. The National Weather Service called yesterdays rains a 100 year rain ev... more
| OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER MAKES 2013 DONATIONS (8/2/2013) |
Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper holds three fundraisers which includes pecan sales in November, the 5K Flapjack Run in April and the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament held in May. Funds then are used to support the STAR Banquet and STAR scholarships as well as the annual Citizenship Award an... more
| CHIEF B. HEATH MITCHELL ATTENDS GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE 2013 ANNUAL SUMMER TRAINING CONFERENCE (7/31/2013) |
As part of his/her continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Mitchell, of the Nelson Police Department, recently attended the 2013 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Heads of law enforcement agencies fr... more
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