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PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Good Old Days are Here & Now! (7/25/2014)
    Meet the Historians of the Old Schoolhouse at Talking Rock
    PACA is pleased to invite you to chat with Pickens County historians who will escort us on a journey back in time. This "Meet the Artist" event highlights the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Talking Rock, a remarkable setting for exploring local history. Come to see the schoolhouse and be a student ag... more
  • Good Old Days are Here & Now!
  • Several Reports of Stolen Items from Unlocked Vehicles (7/25/2014)
    Remove your valuables and keep your doors locked.
    Today the City of Jasper Police Department responded to several reports of items stolen from unlocked vehicles in the Arbor Hills subdivision. It appears that these thefts occurred sometime between 7 p.m and 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. Items taken from these vehicles include a firearm, small elec... more
  • Several Reports of Stolen Items from Unlocked Vehicles
  • Chevy Drive for Perfection (7/24/2014)

    Pickens High School would like to thank Andrew Diemer, Michael Cowart, and Days Chevrolet for their substantial contribution to the high school for the "Drive for Perfection" program. The "Drive for Perfection" program was conducted last school year at Pickens High School and concentrates on sen... more
  • Chevy Drive for Perfection
  • Fellowship Presbyterian Church Covered Dish Luncheon (7/24/2014)
    Guest Speaker, Wanda Payne, OCC July 27, 2014
    Fellowship Presbyterian Church welcomes Wanda Payne with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) as our guest speaker at our covered dish luncheon following our worship service. We welcome guests to worship with us, enjoy dinner and fellowship with us, and learn about OCC’s programs of spreading the Good ... more
  • Fellowship Presbyterian Church Covered Dish Luncheon
  • Four Legged Love From Loretta (7/24/2014)
    Two year old female Coonhound, Treeing Walker mix
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hello, I am Loretta, a sweet and lovely lady looking f... more
  • Four Legged Love From Loretta
  • Saving the Bees at the Jasper Farmers Market (7/24/2014)

    It was a cloudy, drizzly day at the farmers market this Saturday so at least we were spared the usual July problem of it being too sunny and too hot. There were an abundance of vegetables, in particular corn, beans and tomatoes; so much that the same vendors will probably be back for the Wednesday ... more
  • Saving the Bees at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Sharptop Art Center, along with Co-Sponsor Creative and Performing Arts Academy Present Summer Sounds Concert (7/24/2014)
    Jordan Grassi, joined by Val Hoyt and Josh Arruda
    Jordan Grassi is a Key West native. Jordan Grassi, is a singer/songwriter who has quickly made a name for herself in the Southeast. With musical influences ranging from Brad Paisley to Shania Twain, Jordan strives to create something uniquely different and heartfelt with every song she writes. J... more
  • Sharptop Art Center, along with Co-Sponsor Creative and Performing Arts Academy Present Summer Sounds Concert
  • American Legion Post 149 Raising Funds for Bullet Proof Vest for Jasper PD (7/23/2014)

    The Jasper Police Department (JPD) is without bullet proof vest. Paul Poore of the Jasper Merchants Association (JMA) has reached out to the American Legion Post 149 in Pickens county to raise the funds for the vest. The vest, which is something every police officer should not be without, cost $... more
  • American Legion Post 149 Raising Funds for Bullet Proof Vest for Jasper PD
  • Help Build a Boys & Girls Club for Pickens County Youth (7/23/2014)

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia are looking for help to raise the last 25% for their new facility at Roper Park. $1.7 million of the 2.3 million has been already raised. This goal could be reached if they could get 500 donors to give $100 per month for 12 months, or any sized donation wo... more
  • Help Build a Boys & Girls Club for Pickens County Youth
  • Pickens County Unofficial Primary Election Results (7/22/2014)

    12 of 12 Precincts 100% Reported in Pickens County in the Primary Election Runoff. United States Senator, Chambliss - REP J. H. 'JACK' KINGSTON 39.15% 1,005 DAVID A. PERDUE 60.85% 1,562 (State Winner) Total Votes 2,567 State School Superintendent - REP MICHAEL L. 'MIKE' BUCK 44.07% 914... more
  • Pickens County Unofficial Primary Election Results
  • GEORGIA SALES TAX HOLIDAY (7/21/2014)
    August 1-2, 2014 & October 3-5, 2014
    The Georgia Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 A.M. on August 1, 2014 and concludes at 12:00 Midnight on August 2, 2014. The following items are exempt: - Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item; - Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software pur... more
  • Host Families Needed For International High School Students (7/21/2014)

    Over 120 high school students from Brazil, China, Columbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand are in need of a host family for the upcoming school semester. Some of the student's programs are for the entire school year, others are for just first semester. All of the students are wa... more
  • Host Families Needed For International High School Students
  • Wish List Items for the Animal Shelter of Pickens County (7/21/2014)
    If you can't adopt, you can still help!
    Below is the Animal Shelter of Pickens County wish list that is also available at Amazon.com (link below) Bleach Odoban - Disinfectant (Home Depot) Dawn Liquid Soap Velocity Dryer Grooming Aprons Floor Cushions for Bathing Tubs Dog Shampoo Dog Deodorizing Spray Tape Worm M... more
  • Wish List Items for the Animal Shelter of Pickens County
  • Edward Jones Opens Office in Jasper, GA (7/17/2014)

    Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individua... more
  • Edward Jones Opens Office in Jasper, GA
  • Pickens County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges (7/17/2014)

    (Fairmont, GA) – Thomas Rodriguez, 36, of 191 West Destiny Drive in Fairmont was arrested yesterday and charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography), The arrest was made after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Pickens County Sheriff’... more
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