PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Four Legged Love From Matilda (11/25/2014)
    Finnish spitz mix, female dog
    A tax deductible donation to Pickens Animal Rescue or Animal Shelter of Pickens County in someone's name would make a wonderful Christmas, birthday, anniversary, memorial or special occasion present and would help make sure no Buddy is left behind. And while giving thanks for all your blessings, how... more
  • Four Legged Love From Matilda
  • Four Legged Love From Minnie (11/25/2014)
    A lady plott hound mix dog
    A tax deductible donation to Pickens Animal Rescue or Animal Shelter of Pickens County in someone’s name would make a wonderful Christmas, birthday, anniversary, memorial or special occasion present and would help make sure no Buddy is left behind. And while giving thanks for all your blessings, how... more
  • Four Legged Love From Minnie
  • Georgia’s State Parks Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day (11/25/2014)

    This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. While the park entrances are open, most offices will be closed as park staff en... more
  • Georgia’s State Parks Open on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Underway (11/25/2014)
    Applications accepted until December 10, 2014
    Each year, the Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking program provides Christmas presents for children in Pickens County. Multiple gifts are given to each of our community’s needy children with a combined value of at least $50. This is accomplished through careful bargain shopping, generous donations of... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Underway
  • Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Ongoing Until Christmas Eve (11/25/2014)
    New location at former Burnt Mountain Trading
    Last year, 260 Pickens County children benefited from our local U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. The office is open on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a... more
  • Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Ongoing Until Christmas Eve
  • Pickens High School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’ (11/25/2014)

    Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Pickens High School teacher Todd Geren as a "Symetra Hero in the Classroom" on Nov. 25, 2014 during a surprise assembly. Geren teaches Language Arts at the Jasper, Georgia, high school. "Everyone who knows Mr. Geren knows that he does so much for ... more
  • Pickens High School Teacher Honored as  ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’
  • LOLA Kitchen and Bar Closing Doors in Jasper after Saturday, November 29th (11/24/2014)
    New concept planned for the future
    LOLA Kitchen and Bar is closing in Jasper with Saturday, November 29th their last night. They will reopen in the future in Cherokee County, and another concept is planned for the Jasper location. If you have gift cards, they're offering a cash redemption. Message them on their Facebook page or c... more
  • LOLA Kitchen and Bar Closing Doors in Jasper after Saturday, November 29th
  • As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. (11/21/2014)

    Jasper Fire Department's Chief Steve Roper urges you to please read the Christmas Tree Safety Information below and watch the Fire Demonstration Video to see just how fast a Christmas Tree Fire can spread. Also, please consider the newer style L.E.D. lights to decorate with. They use far less power... more
  • As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart.
  • DECK THE HALLS WITH PHS POINSETTIAS (11/21/2014)

    Walk through the door of the Agriculture Education Program’s greenhouse on the campus of Pickens High School and your breath is almost taken away by the intense burst of color. Since the early part of the year, Horticulture students enrolled in the program at PHS have been busy, pampering Poinsettia... more
  • DECK THE HALLS WITH PHS POINSETTIAS
  • Input Needed from Sharptop Arts Association (11/21/2014)
    Complete the anonymous Sharptop Arts Member and Community Survey (Opens in new window)
    Sharptop Arts Association wants to hear from event-goers, artists, community members, and board members by completing an anonymous survey...
  • Input Needed from Sharptop Arts Association
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor Announces Grand Opening (11/20/2014)

    "I am excited to be opening an Edward Jones office in Jasper, because I really see a need for the type of service we provide," Cody said. "This firm concerns itself exclusively with the needs of individual investors and small-business owners, and I'm happy to be bringing that kind of personalized se... more
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor Announces Grand Opening
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (11/20/2014)
    Pickens County is StormReady - Presentation by Kent Frantz, Sr. Meteorologist National Weather Service
    A formal presentation that Pickens is a StormReady County was made by Kent Frantz, Sr. Meteorologist National Weather Service at the Commissioners meeting. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs in order be better prepared to save lives from the on...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video)
  • Pickens County Board of Education to attend 2014 GSBA Annual Conference (11/20/2014)

    The Pickens County Board of Education will attend the 2014 GSBA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on December 4th, 5th, and 6th. The training sessions the Board will be attending include the School Law Workshop and multiple mini sessions such as: Strategic Planning, REACH Georgia, Teacher and Le... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education to attend 2014 GSBA Annual Conference
  • Second Annual March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots to be Held in Ball Ground (11/20/2014)

    The 2nd Annual March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots will be held on Friday evening, December 5th, beginning at 6:30 PM, in Ball Ground, Georgia. Attendees to the parade are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign. Collection boxes for the toys will be available at ... more
  • Second Annual March of the Toys Parade  for Toys for Tots to be Held in Ball Ground
  • City of Jasper 2015 Budget Adoption (Video) (11/19/2014)

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  • City of Jasper 2015 Budget Adoption (Video)
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