Don’t forget to drive by and arm yourself against the flu quickly and conveniently at Pickens County Health Department’s Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic! The clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 30th from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Often times having been seen as a private matter best hidden behind closed doors, domestic violence has become an issue of national concern.
We have changed our laws, transformed our culture, and improved support services for survivors and although we have made substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, one in four women and one in seven men in the United States still suffer serious physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner at least once during their lifetimes.
As a joint effort, the Victim Advocates in the Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens District Attorney’s Offices, North Georgia Crisis Network and Appalachian Children's Center will host an event to raise awareness and honor domestic violence victims on Wednesday, October 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard in front of the Pickens County Courthouse.
During this event, paper lanterns will be released in honor of victims of domestic violence. If you would like to purchase a lantern in memory of someone, in honor of someone, or to show support, the cost for each lantern is $5 and may be purchased at the District Attorney’s Offices in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties, the North Georgia Crisis Network and the Appalachian Children’s Center. All funds will be remitted to the Domestic Violence Task Forces serving our three counties.
PHS teacher Todd Geren with daughter Hannah who has Rett syndrome. “Our experiences as a family have reminded me that God’s plan is not our own,” said Todd.
By Eileen Steinhauer
We all watch in wonder as a baby reaches one milestone after another, always eager to see more. But what if the milestones stop, practically overnight, what then? This is the story of the Geren family, Todd, Elizabeth, Hannah and Christian.
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A dedicated fly fisherman and outdoorsman, Kimberly said the local land trust will emphasize more outings for members.
The Jasper-based Mountain Conservation Trust with a new executive director is moving forward with several projects and plans to be more visible in the coming months.
George Kimberly, the new director, joined the local land trust six months ago and is still
Digest continues decline due to changes in motor vehicle category
The book value of property throughout Pickens County again fell in 2014.
In 2012 values dropped by $37.5 million dollars from the previous year and last year they