PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 8th Annual Easter Jasper Merchants Association Egg Hunt (3/30/2015)

    The Jasper Merchants Association is proud to present the 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt this coming Saturday, April 4th at Lee Newton Park located off of Stegall Drive in Jasper, Georgia. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 1pm to 2pm. This event is FREE to ALL children of Pickens County under the age of ... more
  • 8th Annual Easter Jasper Merchants Association Egg Hunt
  • April is Keep Pickens Beautiful - The Great American Cleanup Month (3/30/2015)

    On March 17th, Board Members from Keep Pickens Beautiful met with Commissioner Rob Jones, Commissioner Becky Denney, Mayor John Weaver of Jasper and Mayor Carol Opdenhoff of Talking Rock to officially proclaim April 2015 as the official "Keep Pickens Beautiful - The Great American Cleanup" month for... more
  • April is Keep Pickens Beautiful - The Great American Cleanup Month
  • Warmer Weather Brings Snake Activity (3/30/2015)
    Six Venomous Snakes of Georgia Identified
    With the warmer weather, and increased food supply Georgia's snake population will be active. Expect more human and snake encounters. The vast majority of encounters happen in and around peoples homes. Georgia has over 43+ different species of snakes only six are venomous. Most counties only... more
  • Warmer Weather Brings Snake Activity
  • A Different Kind of Bluegrass Sound… The Night Travelers (3/27/2015)

    This is the second in the series of Getting to know the bluegrass bands coming to Jasper’s Bluegrass Charity Festival. Look for highlights each week of the 10 groups performing in the May 8-10 festival sponsored by Pickens's County American Legion Post 149. For more information on the Mother’s Day ... more
  • A Different Kind of Bluegrass Sound… The Night Travelers
  • Four Legged Love From Remi (3/27/2015)
    6-month old terrier mix puppy
    Hi! I am Remi and I am ready to go home with someone—maybe you? I have a soft white coat with great tan markings and beautiful eyes. I am smart and energetic, I like playing with my two brothers and two sisters. They are all here at the PAR Ranch with me. We are playful, fun, and cuddly ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Remi
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens this Saturday (3/27/2015)

    The oldest continuous farmers market (as well as the friendliest) in the county will open for its 16th season this Saturday, March 28, 2015. The hours are from 7:30 to 12 noon and the location is in the Park and Ride lot next to Lee Newton Park on Church Street in Jasper. If you have never been be... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens this Saturday
  • Vintage Cars Cruise Through Pickens (3/27/2015)

    If you happened to spot a long line of 20 beautiful old cars cruising through Pickens County last Saturday morning, it was the Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Atlanta and the Georgia Triumph Association enroute to a luncheon at Monteluce Winery. The trip started in Roswell and covered 80 miles of bea... more
  • Vintage Cars Cruise Through Pickens
  • Jasper Elementary School Career Event (3/26/2015)

    Professionals representing a variety of career fields spoke with students about their career choices during the Jasper Elementary School "Career Event" this week. Mrs. Jennie Smith, school counselor and event organizer, began organizing the event weeks ago. The process began with letters going... more
  • Jasper Elementary School Career Event
  • Piedmont Heart Institute Announces Alliance with Cleveland Clinic (3/26/2015)
    Unique alliance in Georgia - Cleveland Clinic and Piedmont will share clinical policies, treatment protocols and research opportunities
    (Atlanta) – Since 2007, Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) has been the largest preferred provider for heart care in the Atlanta and surrounding area. Since then, with its continued expansion of complex and life-saving expertise and advanced treatment modalities, it has grown into one of the premier car... more
  • Piedmont Heart Institute Announces Alliance with Cleveland Clinic
  • Top 15 Things You Need To Know! (3/25/2015)

    1. Renovation for the new location for Dairy Queen is underway. It will be located beside Zaxby's in the building that was once Julee's (Kroger Shopping Center). The remaining structure from the Dairy Queen destroyed by fire was demolished this week with no current plans for something in its plac... more
  • Top 15 Things You Need To Know!
  • City of Jasper Planning Commission Meeting (Video) (3/24/2015)

    Annexation of Parcel 041 047 with 1.424 Acres into the City of Jasper to be zoned (C-2) General Commercial. Mountain Express Oil's preliminary plan is to build a free standing building with probablity of being a Dunkin' Donuts. A small strip mall could also be put on the property. ...
  • City of Jasper Planning Commission Meeting (Video)
  • Dragons are Green (3/24/2015)

    There are many wonderful clubs at Pickens High School! One of these clubs is the 'Dragons are Green' club. Dragons are Green emphasizes the importance of recycling and urges students to participate in environmentally sound practices. Club member Joy Sohail said, "everything we do shapes the... more
  • Dragons are Green
  • Four Legged Love From Roddie (3/24/2015)
    Rhodesian ridgeback male dog
    Hi, I am Roddie, a regal Rhodesian ridgeback. I am anxious to please with a sweet and loving personality. The lady who took my picture said I am beautiful and very photogenic. I don’t know what photogenic is but if it helps me find a forever home I hope I have a lot of it. I weigh about 7... more
  • Four Legged Love From Roddie
  • Hwy 515 FCA Banquet (3/24/2015)

    Hwy 515 FCA 6th Annual Banquet featured Steve Bartkowski as the Keynote Speaker. 515 FCA ministers to thirteen campuses in Towns, Union, Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens counties. FCA desires to impact the North Georgia area with the message of Jesus Christ....
  • Hwy 515 FCA Banquet
  • Nine PHS HOSA Students Attend State Leadership Conference (3/24/2015)

    The HOSA State Leadership Conference, a conference for future health professionals, was not only a challenge but also a great experience for the nine Pickens High School students that attended. The students attending the conference were Anthony Napolitano, Ariel Hayes, Madison Smith, Stephen Jord... more
  • Nine PHS HOSA Students Attend State Leadership Conference
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