| CONGRATULATIONS to the PHS 2014 Homecoming Court Representatives (10/1/2014)|
The 2014 Pickens High School Homecoming Court was announced on October 1, 2014. The winner will be announced at the Homecoming Football game against SE Whitfield on October 10th.
| ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday (10/1/2014)|
October 3-5, 2014
The state of Georgia will have an ENERGY STAR and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday on Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014.
During the sales tax holiday, these items will be exempt from sales tax if they have the ENERGY STAR label and have a purchase price of $1,500 or less per item:
| Piedmont Mountainside Hospital presents Real Men Wear Pink 2014 (10/1/2014) |
Ė As part of its commitment to the fight against breast cancer, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is enlisting the help of five prominent men in the Pickens and Gilmer County communities to help spread awareness about breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. The campa... more
| ROAD CLOSING FOR GEORGIA MARBLE FESTIVAL ROAD RACE (10/1/2014) |
Saturday, October 4 from 7:45 - 9:30 a.m.
The Georgia Marble Festival Road Race is Saturday, October 4th and South Main Street down to just North of Little Avenue will be closed to thru traffic (except for emergency vehicles) from 7:45 - 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Emergencies may be re-routed to Little Avenue by Road Race officials.
| TDSģ introduces younited, a new personal cloud service by F-Secure (10/1/2014) |
A cloud-based service, younited works on mobile devices and is accessible anywhere.
According to Nielsen, the average American owns four digital devices. Marketing Charts, a prominent marketing trends newsletter, says college students own an average of seven. This means a family of four could have files spread across 22 different pieces of technology. Consumers today are storing ph... more
| Vogel Completes 400-Mile Bike Ride (10/1/2014) |
Dr. David Vogel, the Democratic candidate for Georgia's 9th Congressional District, has completed a 400 mile bicycle tour through the District. Vogel began the ride on September 2 and ended it on Thursday by riding into Jasper for a meet-and-greet. When he announced the start of the ride, the 72-yea... more
| Governorís Challenge Awards recognizes local law enforcement Georgia State Patrolís Troop A wins big (9/30/2014) |
The Georgia State Patrolís Troop A was one of several law enforcement agencies to take home a prize today when the Governorís Office of Highway Safety hosted its 15th Annual Governorís Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.
An annual recognition program for law enforcement agencies of all size... more
| Pickens High School Student Thomas Christoper DiPuma Receives National Honor (9/30/2014) |
Superior Academic Achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced on September 18, 2014 that Thomas Christopher DiPuma from Talking Rock is a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. T... more
| Takeaways from the 2014 Governorís Tourism Conference (9/30/2014) |
In an effort to learn more about the direction and trends in tourism which may be applicable to our community, Pickens Chamber of Commerce President Denise Duncan, Post Commissioner Becky Denney, 2012 Chamber Citizen of the Year Amelia McIntyre, and I attended the 2014 Governors Tourism Conference h... more
| KnowPickens.com's Facebook Feed alerts Jasper woman to $2M Powerball win (9/26/2014) |
An Internet site played a big role in helping a Georgia Lottery Powerball winner to come forward in claiming her prize. Janon Frei of Jasper matched the first five winning numbers from the Sept. 17 Powerball drawing, winning a $2 million prize.
Frei selected the Power Play option for an additiona... more
| Mr. and Miss PHS - Andrew Haygood and Emma Shipley-Schmitt (9/26/2014) |
Each year, the senior class nominates ten young men and women to represent Pickens High School as the PHS Court. This year, the twenty nominees lined up during halftime at the football game on September 26th. The crowd eagerly awaited the announcement of Mr. and Miss PHS.
Cheers rippled across t... more
| Apple Desert Contest This Saturday at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/24/2014) |
An interesting day at the market. Everyone knew that PBS was going to be there to film Chef Hans Ruffert for a cooking show, but beyond that we didnít know what to expect.
The first thing we noticed was a man, who was not a market regular, walking around with a big professional looking camera ... more
| Four Legged Love From Ellwood (9/24/2014) |
Four-month-old Belgian-Malinois Mix Male Puppy
Hi, I am Ellwood a four-month-old puppy. I have had some hard times; my brother and I were thrown over a fence and left. Fortunately, the fence belonged to a dog-loving person who brought us to the PAR Ranch. We were in pretty bad condition, but the wonderful people here took great care o... more
| Four Legged Love From Patches (9/24/2014) |
Five-Year-Old Beagle-Labrador Mix
I am Patches, a beautiful tri color (black, tan, and white) mixed beagle and Labrador dog. The people here at the Shelter talk about my sweet personality and how I would make some special person very happy. I lost my old home and would really appreciate a new one. I am ready for a companio... more
| North Georgia Falcons Pound Paulding County (9/24/2014) |
Friday night, September 19th the North Georgia Falconís Senior night turned into a scoring bonanza for the team as they pounded Paulding Countyís Hearts Academy.
The game was a resounding victory for the Falcons with a final score of 63-6. The scoring duties were shared between 11 different Falc... more
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