“A Taste of Pickens”
Saturday, November 11, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Chattahoochee Technical College
“Working to preserve our Constitution”
October 6, 2017
“WANT TO MEET CANDIDATES?”
Pickens GOP presents:
FIRST MOUNTAIN CITY FORUM
Saturday, October 14, 2017
12 noon – 2:00 pm
Chattahoochee Technical college
Secretary of State
State School Superintendent
Cost: $15.00 Donation
Lunch to be served
March Chamber Community Breakfast
By: Jackson Leake
The Chamber Community Breakfast was held Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Chick-Fil-A and networked with over 100 people in attendance before beginning the program.
Donna Torres’ Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member welcome by Chamber Ambassador Matt Youngblood of WYYZ – 1490 AM and 102.7 FM – The Croc, which included: Higgins Party Rentals, Sunrise Veterinary Hospital, Law Offices of Brian Westbrook, and Serenity 7 Salon. We encourage the community to reach out to these new members and learn about the services they offer. In addition, March’s Large Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Amicalola EMC.
The March Chamber Community Breakfast was sponsored by North Georgia Pregnancy Center and Pat Page spoke on their behalf. After the sponsor remarks, the program was concluded by giving away door prizes donated by: the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, Carriage House, A Love to Travel, Chattahoochee Technical College, North Georgia Pregnancy Center, Renasant Bank, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, ETC, Whitestone Valley Landfill, Bojangles, and Community Bank of Pickens County.
This month’s Community Breakfast also featured the Annual Church Showcases. The churches that participated were: Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Jasper United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, First Baptist Church of Jasper, Cool Springs Baptist Church, and King of Kings Lutheran Church.
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly breakfast with the next scheduled breakfast on Tuesday, April 11th. This is a great opportunity for members to network and make great business connections. Registration can be found online at www.pickenschamber.com under the “Calendar” section. For more information about the breakfast or any other events hosted by the Chamber, please call 706-692-5600.
APPALACHIAN CHILDREN’S CENTER will be holding A Parenting Class Saturday, February 4, 2017, Free of charge, One day only, from 9:00am to 4:00pm for parents wanting to learn new parenting skills. This will count for parents who are court ordered to complete a parenting class. All participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the day. Breakfast and lunch included. Call 706.273.2225 to sign-up.
PICKENS COUNTY SENIOR CENTER is hosting Financial Classes during the month of February. The classes are open to everyone. Please call Kimberly Bolt at 706.299.1546.
CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE is seeking an Education/GED Volunteer Tutor: must be able to volunteer six hours per week at regular intervals teaching math, science, social studies, and language arts. Must be compassionate and able to manage paperwork and a caseload for a group of students. Must be willing to work on recruitment and retention as well. Education certification is not required. Please contact Amy at the Pickens Certified Literate Community Program at 678.314.4077.
PICKENS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is hosting the 2017 Annual Winter Ball at the Tate House on Saturday, January 21, 2017 beginning at 5:30pm for VIP admission and 6:00 for General admission. Please call the Chamber at 706.692.5600 for more information or to purchase a ticket.
Earlier this evening, the PHS football team held it’s anual end of year banquet at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper. A huge turnout crowd got to reflect and honor the players, coaches, cheerleaders, and everyone involved in what was another great season for PHS football.
Head coach Chris Parker welcomed everyone, said a few words, and then invited the cheerleading coaches up to honor both JV and Varsity squads. The coaches said a few words, then all the cheerleaders, from freshman to senior, were recognized and presented with their letter. The senior cheerleaders then presented their coaches with gifts and said a few words expressing gratitude for all they have done for them.
Then, it was the managers and underclassmen football players turn to be recognized as coach Parker called them up to the stage starting with the freshman and ending with the juniors. As each class stood before the audience, coach Parker talked to the crowd about them and how they’ve done this season and what he expects in the season to come. For the seniors, coach Parker wanted to try something different.
Coach Parker asked the seniors to come up and say something about a coach of their choice. The coaches then had their chance to say something about the senior players. There were also several awards handed out this evening. Here are the winners:
Golden Helmet Award (MVP) Sr. Andrew Ortiz
Academic Award: Sr. Austin Massey
Ironman Award: Sr. Walker Lawrence
Jim Locke Award: Sr. Caleb Brooks
Team Captains: Zach Betts, Walker Lawrence, Jacob Pair, & Kyle West
The final award was the PHS Touchdown Club Scholarship. This is given to a senior player who has played all four years, had no major school incidents, & write an essay detailing how much football means to them. The players awarded this scholarship were:
Kyle West, Tucker Green, Billy Reed, Austin Massey, Jacob Pair, Zach Henley, Bradley Ragano, Jake Campbell, Marcus Byrd, Dillon Eilers, Zach Betts, Zach Hermann, Caleb Brooks, & Dillin Gasaway.
Congrats to everyone involved that made this a great season for PHS football.
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