• Mountain Emergency Animal Center ~ Snake Bites & Pet Safety

    It’s Warming Up!!! If you are enjoying the warmer weather now, so are the snakes! As a matter of fact, while driving home, a Garter Snake slithered in front of my car while at a stop sign. Some of my neighbors have told me that they’ve seen Copperheads about. Venomous snakes injure over 150,000 dogs […]

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  • Former directors of the Ruth House arrested for theft by conversion

    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. –  Jan. 12, 2018: Following an October search warrant of the Ruth House in Ranger, Georgia, Greg and Detra Mason have been charged with felony theft by conversion. Original complaints of mismanagement of funds led to the investigation into the handling of the local ministry for women with substance abuse issues. After […]

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  • Pickens County Deputy involved shooting following traffic stop

      According to authorities with the Pickens County Sheriff’s office a Pickens County Sheriff Deputy was involved in a shooting on Tuesday, March 21st 2017. Pickens County Georgia, March 21, 2017: At approximately 1:00 am, Sergeant Travis Curran with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on Hwy 53 East in […]

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  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signings

     Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signings. All are welcome! 4/3/17 – Pickens County, 11:00a.m. Pickens County Administrative Building 1266 E. Church Street, Suite 168 Jasper, Georgia 301434/4/17 – Gilmer County, 10:00a.m.  Commissioners Office 1 Broad Street, Suite 106 Ellijay, GA 30540 4/5/17 – Fannin County, 10:00a.m. Fannin County Georgia Government 400 West Main St., Suite 100 […]

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  • Finalizing Georgia’s Budget

    COLUMN Contact:          Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 Finalizing Georgia’s Budget By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) As the General Assembly marches closer to Sine Die, our constitutional duty of passing a balanced budget for Georgia’s government has become our biggest priority for the last few legislative days. The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) general […]

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  • March Chamber Community Breakfast

        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 […]

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  • Pride Fund Endorses Jon Ossoff for Congress

        For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017 Contact: Jason Lindsay, (202) 556-0948 press@pridefund.org   Pride Fund Endorses Jon Ossoff for Congress   LGBTQ PAC endorses Congressional candidate in Georgia’s Sixth District Special Election WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 16, 2017 — Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC announces its first candidate endorsement in the 2017 […]

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  • Parents, make-a-date to vaccinate your preteen

    For Immediate Release March 3, 2017   Contact: Jennifer King, (706) 529-5757, ext. 3191 / Jennifer.King@dph.ga.gov   Parents, make-a-date to vaccinate your preteen   North Georgia – Let’s face it – nobody likes getting shots – but a shot lasts a second: diseases last much longer.   In an effort to protect every adult and […]

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  • Fast Approaching Sine Die

    COLUMN Contact:          Ines Owens, Acting Director Ines.Owens@senate.ga.gov 404.656.0028 Fast Approaching Sine Die By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) This week marks Day 38 of the 40-day legislative session. We have reached the point where committees are no longer meeting and we are working through the House bills that have been reported favorable by their […]

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  • Pickens County Tea Party Talk

        TEA PARTY TALK                              MARCH 20, 2017 You are invited and urged to attend the March 28th meeting of the Pickens County GA Tea Party.  We are pleased to have a special guest speaker, who is well versed in the important issue of vaccine safety and the Vaccination vs Autism controversy.  We are partnering […]

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  • Collins Supports Protecting Second Amendment Rights for Veterans

    Jessica Andrews (202) 225-9893 Jessica.Andrews@mail.house.gov March 16, 2017 Collins Supports Protecting Second Amendment Rights for Veterans “It is odd that federal entities seem to find certain liberties—like the right to bear arms—less inalienable than others. I will continue to guard the constitutional rights of all Americans against groups that would undermine them, and I look forward […]

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  • COLLINS STATEMENT ON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT

    COLLINS STATEMENT ON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT 03/07/17 WASHINGTON—Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) has released the following statement in response to the introduction of the American Health Care Act: “With the American Health Care Act, our unified government has begun the process of doing what we promised to do—repealing and replacing the disaster that is Obamacare. […]

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  • A Bomb Threat against the First Baptist Church in Pickens County.

    A Bomb Threat has been issued against the First Baptist Church in Pickens County.   Jasper City Police Chief Greg Lovell has confirmed the threat and has also told FYN the threat came from an IP address.   According to Chief Lovell, Cherokee County also assisted in the situation by bringing in two K-9 officers […]

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  • Looking for Bids for Youth Artwork

    Looking for Bids for Youth Artwork By: Cassie Rasco   First Baptist Church of Jasper Preschool & Kindergarten is a fantastic educational program which offers an alternative to public education for the younger years of learning. Accredited Exempt through Bright from the Start, FBCJ is not state funded and relies solely on tuition and donations […]

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  • Joyce Barrett’s response to Women’s March

    Response :  County residents attend Women’s March I am terribly saddened by the view of America expressed by these women who were quoted in this article.  It is not the same American in which I, and all the women in my family, live. Or, their perception is terribly skewed. Perhaps by personal events, but I […]

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