PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Asks You To Vote for your local “Mardi Gras in the Mountains” King and Queen (1/4/2015)
    Jack Short and Margy Lohman
    Georgia Mountains Hospice, the Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Jasper are hosting 'Mardi Gras in the Mountains' on February 14th at Chattahoochee Technical College - Appalachian Campus in Jasper, Georgia. No need to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mard... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Asks You To Vote for your local “Mardi Gras in the Mountains” King and Queen
  • Keep 'In the Know' with KnowPickens.com's Weekly eNewsletter (1/4/2015)

    In this issue: Life at the Library, New Year's Eve Celebration photos, first births (twins) of 2015, and more....
  • Keep 'In the Know' with KnowPickens.com's Weekly eNewsletter
  • Piedmont Mountainside’s first New Year’s twins receive $500 from Delta Community Credit Union (1/2/2015)

    The first babies born in Pickens County in 2015 were twins who came into the world 49 minutes apart at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Baby girl Lisa Abigail Lowman arrived on January 1 at 8:43 a.m., followed by baby boy Landon Abriel Lowman at 9:32 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The twins were born to pro... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside’s first New Year’s twins receive $500 from Delta Community Credit Union
  • Isaiah Williams Wins Most Valuable Wrestler at Dixie Nationals (12/31/2014)

    Congratulations to eight year old JYSA Dragons wrestler, Isaiah Williams for winning two Championships out of 102 eight year old competitors, and Most Valuable Wrestler in the Dixie Nationals Wrestling Championship at Georgia World Congress Center... more
  • Isaiah Williams Wins Most Valuable Wrestler at Dixie Nationals
  • Local Santa to be Inducted Into The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame (12/31/2014)

    It was announced today (December 22nd) that Tim Cavender, of Ball Ground, Georgia, will be inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame in April of next year. The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame is the home of the celebration and study of famous Santa Clauses and Mrs. Clauses of t... more
  • Local Santa to be Inducted Into  The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame
  • Party Local! New Year's Eve (12/31/2014)

    The City of Jasper and the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual New Year's Eve Party on Main Street Jasper, Georgia with Ball Drop, Photo Booth, DJ, Dancing, Bounce Houses, Giveaways, Vendors, and Fireworks. ...
  • Party Local!  New Year's Eve
  • Pickens Chamber Board of Commerce Establishes Goals For 2015 (12/27/2014)

    "People change with vision," proclaimed Pat McGaughey as he addressed the 24 participants at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce's planning retreat held at The Ridges, November 14 & 15. McGaughey used John F. Kennedy's call for placing a man on the moon and Dr. Martin Luther King’s "I have a dre... more
  • Pickens Chamber Board of Commerce Establishes Goals For 2015
  • Two warrants have been issued for Mr. Ned Womack for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (12/26/2014)
    Pickens County deputy involved in Shooting on Christmas Eve
    On December 24th at approximately 9:15 pm, a 911 call was received by the Pickens County Emergency Dispatch Center regarding a domestic dispute on Bethany Road. Deputy Ryne Kirkland and Deputy Travis Curran responded to the residence of Ned Womack and attempted to make contact with him at the fro... more
  • Two warrants have been issued for Mr. Ned Womack for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer
  • Pickens County deputy involved in a shooting responding to a domestic disturbance (12/25/2014)

    PSO Release: Pickens County Georgia, December 24, 2014: Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in Pickens County. At approximately 9:15 pm on December 24th, a 911 call was dispatched to Pickens County deputies involving a domestic dispute. Upo... more
  • Pickens County deputy involved in a shooting responding to a domestic  disturbance
  • Former Jasper Methodist Pastor Herb Flanders authors 'The Perfect Gift' (12/24/2014)

    "My book is a collection of short, simple, heart-touching reflections wrapped together to share the one Perfect Gift of Christmas," said the pastor. He was in Jasper signing books at Clock Tower Gifts. The title of the book comes from pastor Flander's own Christmas experience. "I share Luke2:1... more
  • Former Jasper Methodist Pastor Herb Flanders authors 'The Perfect Gift'
  • 'I love you' says Santa at Burnt Mountain Center Christmas Dinner (12/24/2014)

    "We are family at the Burnt Mountain Center and our annual Christmas Dinner unites clients, parents and staff," stated Debbie Rooker Executive Director. More than 250 people attended the festive dinner at the Jasper United Methodist Church with the highlight being Santa presenting gifts to all the ... more
  • 'I love you' says Santa at Burnt Mountain Center Christmas Dinner
  • Kaila's 13th Birthday Wish is to Help Other Kids (12/24/2014)

    When Kaila, a 7th Grader at Jasper Middle School, was asked what she wanted for her 13th birthday, she said she wanted to 'help other kids' She made a video to help raise $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by her 13th birthday on February 28, 2015. Since opening in 1962, treatments... more
  • Kaila's 13th Birthday Wish is to Help Other Kids
  • Season Ends at the Jasper Farmers Market (12/24/2014)

    Saturday was the last farmers market for 2014. The unusually cold November was devastating to the fall vegetable crop and several rainy Saturdays limited the activity at the market. However we are looking forward to spring when we can start it all over again. (After several sleep-in Saturdays). ... more
  • Season Ends at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Secret Santa Making Christmas Brighter for 75 Pickens County Children (12/24/2014)

    Pickens County Secret Santa will be making Christmas a little brighter this year for over 75 children who are currently in foster care. his program solely relies on volunteers in our community to make the program successful. The volunteer coordinators (aka Santa's Elves ) work with the local DFC... more
  • Secret Santa Making Christmas Brighter for 75 Pickens County Children
  • Chamber of Commerce's December Membership Breakfast (12/23/2014)

    Members of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce might not have time for breakfast everyday of the week, but at least once a month, members will be starting their day off right with a Chamber-sponsored breakfast and information session. Thank you to ETC Communications, LLC, for sponsoring our De... more
  • Chamber of Commerce's December Membership Breakfast
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