PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to a New School Year (8/21/2013)

    (Marietta, Ga.) A new semester and school year got off to a rainy start Monday at Chattahoochee Technical College. Georgia’s largest technical college begins classes on August 19 with changes for the new semester with approximately 10,700 students of which more than 3,100 were new. “This is alwa... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Opens Doors to a New School Year
  • COMING SOON! SASSAFRAS LITERARY EXCHANGE YOUTH WRITING CONTEST (8/21/2013)

    The annual Sassafras Literary Exchange Youth Writing Contest will be announced in Mid-September. Full details of contest rules, entry deadlines, and this year's theme will be announced in The Pickens County Progress and online at www.pickensprogressonline.com and www.KnowPickens.com. The contes... more
  • COMING SOON! SASSAFRAS LITERARY EXCHANGE YOUTH WRITING CONTEST
  • Four Legged Love From Bess (8/21/2013)

    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 Bess, a female, eight-month-old Chocolate Br... more
  • Four Legged Love From Bess
  • Hoedown Day proclaimed in Pickens County (8/21/2013)

    The Pickens County commissioners have proclaimed Saturday, September 14 as Good Samaritan Hoedown Day. That’s the day of the annual Hoedown will be held at the Lowe Barn starting at 5:00 p.m. to raise money for the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness center in Jasper. Hoping to meet or exceed last... more
  • Hoedown Day proclaimed in Pickens County
  • North GA Falcons Home Opener (8/21/2013)

    The North Georgia Falcons kicked off 2013 season with a win in their August 16, 2013 home opener 31-0 against Fulton Leadership Academy. They look forward to a strong season after winning the 2012 GFC West Division, finishing with a 7 - 4 record. “Our Falcons should again win the West Divisio... more
  • North GA Falcons Home Opener
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office increasing Presence at Local Schools (8/21/2013)

    The Pickens Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Pickens County Board of Education to increase a law enforcement presence in and around all local schools. In light of the recent shooting incident that occurred in Decatur, Georgia, our office is remaining diligent in protecting our students. ... more
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office increasing Presence at Local Schools
  • Volunteer Meeting to Support Animal Shelter of Pickens County (8/21/2013)
    Saturday, August 24th, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
    There is going to be an ALL VOLUNTEER Meeting for those pets lovers interested in showing their support for the Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00am - 10:30am at the Dean Center Meeting Room at Amicalola EMC on Camp Road. If you've been feeling a tug at your heart to do more to m... more
  • Volunteer Meeting to Support Animal Shelter of Pickens County
  • Appalachian Guardian Angels Child Abuse Prevention Network, Inc. thanks Jasper PD Officers (8/20/2013)
    Jasper Police Department, Officer Patterson, and Officer Knight recognized for their outstanding effort to help a family in crisis.
    Appalachian Guardian Angels Child Abuse Prevention Network, Inc. serves the three counties of Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. It is our mission is to educate, provide peer-to-peer support, facilitate self-esteem building workshops, and offer community awareness event... more
  • Appalachian Guardian Angels Child Abuse Prevention Network, Inc. thanks Jasper PD Officers
  • New Dean Named for Chattahoochee Tech’s Division of Arts & Sciences (8/20/2013)

    (Marietta, Ga.) Chattahoochee Technical College has named Jason Tanner of Woodstock the new Dean of Arts and Sciences at Georgia’s largest technical college. His appointment, which will be effective Sept. 1, 2013, concludes a search to fill the position that was left open after the former Dean of Ar... more
  • New Dean Named for Chattahoochee Tech’s Division of Arts & Sciences
  • PICKENS FERST RECEIVES CAT OF THE WEEK AWARD (8/20/2013)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy received recognition from Georgia Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy as the CAT (Community Action Team) of the week for the week of August 12-16, 2013. They received a Certificate of Appreciation “for bringing the love of reading to children in P... more
  • PICKENS FERST RECEIVES CAT OF THE WEEK AWARD
  • Georgians invited to celebrate “Your State Parks Day” (8/19/2013)
    Free Admission on September 28
    Put away your wallet and pull out your work gloves. Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, September 28 as part of the statewide “Your State Parks Day.” Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, with support from ... more
  • Georgians invited to celebrate “Your State Parks Day”
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Survey (8/16/2013)

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  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Survey
  • Burnt Mountain Matters August 2013 (8/15/2013)
    Newsletter for Burnt Mountain Center
    BMC Celebrates 40 Years! The Pickens County Training Center was founded in March of 1973. Now called Burnt Mountain Center, it’s mission was to advocate and provide services and support for individuals with disabilities. More than 40 years later, the center has not only strived to make that mi... more
  • Burnt Mountain Matters August 2013
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER CONTINUES COMMUNITY DONATIONS (8/15/2013)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper met on August 15th for their second N.O.W. breakfast (New Optimists). The club continued making donations to Pickens County organizations that provide services to the youth of our community and help the Optimists meet their mission of “bringing out the best in kids”. F... more
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER CONTINUES COMMUNITY DONATIONS
  • Four Legged Love From Willow (8/13/2013)

    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 Willow, a four month old female black short ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Willow
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