PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Fitness for Seniors: November Program for Retired Educators (11/7/2013)

    The Pickens County Retired Educators Association will meet on November 13th in the Public Use room of United Community Bank. Lunch, prepared by Taste of Joy Catering, will begin at 11:30 a.m. The price for lunch is $12.00. The meeting will begin following the meal. Guest speaker will be Lory Week... more
  • Fitness for Seniors: November Program for Retired Educators
  • Four Legged Love From Betsy (11/6/2013)

    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 the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi! I am Betsy, a one year old gray tabby short hair kitty.... more
  • Four Legged Love From Betsy
  • Four Legged Love From Oden & Ragnar (11/6/2013)

    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 the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, we are Oden and Ragnar, two black and tan one year old ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Oden & Ragnar
  • Harmony Elementary Teachers Receive AEMC's Bright Ideas Grant (11/6/2013)

    Amicalola EMC’s Bright Ideas grant program is a competition designed to reward teachers who take the time to plan, research and put into action a creative learning experience for students. The 2013-2014 school year is the fourth year for the Bright Ideas program at Amicalola EMC. Harmony Element... more
  • Harmony Elementary Teachers Receive AEMC's Bright Ideas Grant
  • Nelson & Talking Rock Election Results (11/6/2013)

    Below are the results for Nelson and Talking Rock elections. Nelson Mayor Larry Ray 88 (unopposed) Council Seats Jackie Jarrett 69 (unopposed) Edith Portillo 24 Thad Thacker 82 - Winner Talking Rock Mayor Peter Cagle 8 Carol Opdenhoff 18 - Winner Council Sea... more
  • Pickens County Republican Party Welcomes GA State Rep. Rick Jasperse to the November Meeting (11/6/2013)

    On Monday, November 11th (Veterans Day), the Pickens County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College for the November monthly meeting. Note this important meeting date change. There was a conflict with a special program by the Dawson County Republican Party presentin... more
  • Pickens County Republican Party Welcomes GA State Rep. Rick Jasperse to the November Meeting
  • Tater Patch Players to present a Holiday Comedy (11/6/2013)
    Dashing Through the Snow
    November will ring in the Holiday Season in Pickens County. This year the Tater Patch Players have traded in their Christmas Wassail for a hilarious stage play. The program will bring you many colorful characters, in different walks of life, and they have all found their way to the Snowflake Inn. ... more
  • Tater Patch Players to present a Holiday Comedy
  • The Long Table on Main raises $50,000 will repeat in 2014 (11/6/2013)

    Due to the response of those who attended and requests from those who missed out, Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) has announced that The Long Table on Main 2014 will be held on October 11th, 2014. It was quotes such as "Perfect, just perfect. There is nothing that could have been improved on", ... more
  • The Long Table on Main raises $50,000 will repeat in 2014
  • Winter Farmers Market is this Saturday, November 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (11/6/2013)

    Come and support local growers, bakers and crafters as we hold our first winter market of the season. For the first time you will be able to buy locally grown fall and winter vegetables. You will still be able to purchase chemical free beauty products, laundry soap and one of a kind jewelry piec... more
  • Winter Farmers Market is this Saturday, November 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • GEORGIA DOT UNVEILS PLANS FOR A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT THE INTERSECTION OF BALL GROUND ROAD AND HIGHTOWER ROAD IN CHEROKEE COUNTY (11/5/2013)
    Public Encouraged to Attend Meeting
    A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project for safety improvements at the intersection of State Route (SR) 372/Ball Ground Road and SR 369/Hightower Road in Cherokee County is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 6 until 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at ... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Celebrates November, National Hospice Month (11/3/2013)

    Georgia Mountains Hospice, your local non-profit hospice, is honored to be serving the families of North Georgia since September 1993. The Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers would like to thank our communities for their continued support of our agency as we celebrate this 20 year milestone a... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Celebrates November, National Hospice Month
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office utilizes Grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to offset budget expenses (11/3/2013)

    In an effort to keep expenses at a low, the Pickens Sheriff’s Office continues to search out partnerships with agencies that offer grants to enhance the services that we are able to provide. In 2013, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded the Pickens Sheriff’s Office separate grants ... more
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office utilizes Grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to offset budget expenses
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital to become tobacco and smoke-free campus (11/3/2013)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital soon will be a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Piedmont Mountainside's smoke-free policy will be expanded as of January 1, 2014, making the use of any tobacco products outside on hospital grounds prohibited. “Years of research have shown us how dangerous the effects ... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital to become tobacco and smoke-free campus
  • Four Legged Love From Libby (10/31/2013)

    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 the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi! I am Libby, a three year old female hound mix dog. I a... more
  • Four Legged Love From Libby
  • October Pickens Report (10/30/2013)

    As we move into the Fall season, it is my hope that our citizens are prepared for a winter that may be wet and cold. According to many of the “experts”, our weather could well be typical of many winters in the North Georgia Mountains that have occurred in the past. It may be cold and wet with some s... more
  • October Pickens Report
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