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April 21 is deadline for May 20 Primary Election


Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.  This leaves just one week before the deadline.

Lack of rules keeps venues out of county

Pickens County Seal 3d    In Pickens County, “rock and roll ain’t noise pollution” -- there are no noise ordinances.
    But instead of creating an atmosphere of rockin’ and rollin’ all night long, businesses wanting to create festivals, special event venues and even wedding locations are being shown a cold shoulder.
    See our print or online editions for the full story.

Caged snakes found at Freehome shooting


Cherokee County Sheriff Press Release


Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. April 14, 2014. Cherokee sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:30pm to 480 Hester Drive in the Freehome community in reference to a person shot. At the location they found David Welchel, 40 years old of

Unwanted Pickens dogs migrate north

County hits 90 percent adoption rate at shelter


    Calling New England home now, this black lab sat for months in the county shelter unwanted in this area before being sent to a new owner in Nantucket, Massachusetts where he happily roams the beaches.

    With a national euthanization rate of 56 percent for dogs and 71 percent for cats, data complied by the National Council on Pet Population, an animal shelter with an adoption rate of over 90 percent is nothing to paw at.