• GBI Issues Public Safety Alert – Transdermal Drugs Found in Counterfeit Pills

    Today, a meeting was held with the metro Atlanta Drug Enforcement Commanders to discuss officer safety and handling of extremely dangerous drugs being encountered at the GBI Crime Laboratory, including synthetic opioids found in counterfeit pills.   “Graveyard dead,” was the warning GBI Director Vernon Keenan gave during today’s public safety meeting on the dangers of […]

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  • WHERE ARE ALL OF THESE MOSQUITOES COMING FROM?

    WHERE ARE ALL OF THESE MOSQUITOES COMING FROM? Raymond King, District Director of Environmental Health, North Georgia Health District For mosquito control around your home, your time and money are usually best spent killing mosquito larvae on and around your property.  Many homeowners only focus on killing adult mosquitoes and ignore the mosquito larvae, which […]

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  • Azalea Care

    By: Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent Azaleas are a southern favorite. We think of them in terms of old southern plantations, rocking on the porch and sipping tea in the swing. Azaleas are not trouble free, as we sometimes find out. Plant them in the proper location for best results – shady areas with well […]

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  • May Business After Hours

    May Business After Hours By: Jackson Leake  The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber members as well as the public to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The May Business After Hours was hosted by the Bank […]

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  • May Chamber Community Breakfast

    By: Jackson Leake The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Community Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. The most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Coast2Coast Catering and enjoyed networking with the many people in attendance before […]

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  • COUNTY LEADERS GRADUATE FROM THE GEORGIA ACADEMY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    May 2, 2017 The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Pickens County graduates from the 2017 Region 1 Multi-Day Training Program.  Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 15 counties in Northwest Georgia.  The […]

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