| CARES October-December 2012 Newsletter (1/22/2013)|
Hightlights are a recap on Taste of Pickens, Volunteer Highlights, Director comments, and From the Front Lines....
| Four Legged Love From Sophie (1/22/2013) |
The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love.
Hi, I am Sophie, a two-year-old female terrier mix dog. I am really wonderful. I am house trained, spayed, calm, obedient, and I know my commands. And, I love everyone including kids, cats and dogs. I weigh a... more
| Tater Patch Players Present Driving Miss Daisy (1/22/2013) |
Local resident Ginger Rosen portrays Miss Daisy
What does it take to become Miss Daisy? Does a resemblance to Jessica Tandy help? In the case of Ginger Rosen, the resemblance was a foot in the door, but her incredible acting ability was the real reason for her success with the part.
Rosen was born and raised in Chicago. She studied opera as... more
| What is the Tea Party going to do now? (1/22/2013) |
Meetings continue the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.
After the November 6th election, many people were asking “What is the Tea Party going to do now?” Many thought that by Obama getting a second term, the Tea Party would just fade away. Not so! Why would we stop now when the opinion of the liberals keeps trying to kill us?
The North Georgia... more
| GEORGIA’S YOUTH BIRDING COMPETITION BENEFITING BIRDS AND KIDS (1/19/2013) |
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR POPULAR CONSERVATION EVENT
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) - Georgia’s Youth Birding Competition turns 8 this year, and coordinator Tim Keyes is seeing plenty of evidence the event is making an impact for conservation.
Keyes mentions early participants now studying biology in college and former birding novices who as veterans are men... more
| Piedmont reveals community health needs at upcoming town hall meetings (1/19/2013) |
Monday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Jasper United Methodist Church
Atlanta, Ga.) – Piedmont Healthcare will be holding a series of town hall meetings in the coming weeks in the areas surrounding each of the Piedmont-affiliated hospitals throughout Georgia. Results from recent community health needs assessments specific to each hospital’s community will be discussed... more
| Last Pickens Report from Sole Commissioner Rob Jones (1/18/2013) |
As I write this final report for 2012, I am amazed at how quickly this year has passed. It seems just a few days ago we were finalizing the 2012 budget and talking about the courthouse renovation and expansion. Now we have completed this budget cycle and gone thru the process of preparing and appr... more
| Powerball jackpot up to $100M for Saturday’s drawing (1/18/2013) |
(ATLANTA) – The jackpot has hit an estimated $100 million to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s Powerball drawing.
The jackpot has grown since Dec. 29 and has rolled five times.
One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Wednesday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased at Snappy Foods #0... more
| Georgia Lottery reaches $14 billion mark for education with record first half (1/17/2013) |
(ATLANTA) – Georgia Lottery Corp. officials today announced record profits for the first half of fiscal year 2013. The Georgia Lottery’s first-half transfers to the Lottery for Education Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in the state to more than $14 billion since the lott... more
| Georgia’s State Parks, Veterinarians Team Up for Healthier Pets & People (1/17/2013) |
Revolutionary Program Promotes Walks in the Woods to Fight Obesity
(ATLANTA) -- Shhhh. Don’t tell Fluffy, but he’s a little – how do we say this – too fluffy. And no one wants to talk about it. That’s the news from a recent study which found that 30 to 50 percent of American dogs are obese, closely mimicking the human epidemic, and that a third of their owners do n... more
| KPB Gives Green Ribbon Award to Talking Rock (1/17/2013) |
Keep Pickens Beautiful presented its December Green Ribbon Award to the Town of Talking Rock, Georgia for their continued efforts to restore and maintain its beauty and preserve its history.
Most of the town's buildings and heritage date back to the 1880"s. Recent years have seen projects such ... more
| Pickens County Board of Education Schedules Called Board Meeting on January 18 at 9:30 a.m. (1/17/2013) |
The Pickens County Board of Education will conduct a called board meeting on Friday, January 18 at 9:30 a.m. The board will conduct a hearing pursuant to O.C.G.A 20-2-940 (Grounds and procedure for terminating or suspending contract of employment). The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will con... more
| PICKENS RESIDENTS PULL TOGETHER TO FIND FOREVER HOMES FOR HOMELESS PETS IN 2012 (1/17/2013) |
To be cast out by those you love, to be cold, hungry, and homeless is never a good thing. But when it happens to dogs and cats their best hope is that they are in Pickens County. The County is noted for its exceptionally high rate of volunteers and the generosity of its citizens. Individuals ... more
| Sen. Steve Gooch Supports Constitutional Amendment to Phase Out State Income Tax (1/17/2013)|
Sen. Steve Gooch (R- Dahlonega) co-sponsored Senate Resolution 8 in the State Senate today. The resolution, proposed by Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), is a plan that would create a constitutional amendment to phase out the Georgia State Income Tax.
“I have given my support to this resolution bec...
| Winter Storm Warning in effect until 10 a.m. EST Friday (1/17/2013) |
Pickens County EOC will be activated to Level 2 beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter storm warning for snow and black ice, which is in effect until 10 a.m. EST Friday.
Locations, north of a line from Rome to Cartersville, Dawsonville and Cleveland.
Hazard types, snow and black ice.
Accumulations, 2 to 4 inc... more
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