PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Chattahoochee Tech Donates Items to Pickens Cares (3/17/2014)

    Students, faculty and staff from Chattahoochee Technical College’s eight campuses have collected toiletries, paper supplies and other items for Pickens Cares, an organization within the college’s service delivery area. All items donated to the college through the drive will be delivered to the organ... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Donates Items to Pickens Cares
  • Delane Lewis Announces Candidacy for Pickens Board of Education District 5 (3/17/2014)

    My name is Delane Lewis and am announcing my candidacy for the District 5 representative for the Pickens Board of Education. I have more than 22 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and counselor. I also have 18 years of experience in the airline industry as a flight attendant... more
  • Delane Lewis Announces Candidacy for Pickens Board of Education District 5
  • DNR Launches Interactive Map of Recreational Lands (3/17/2014)
    Tool showcases outdoor activities as well as history - www.GeorgiaOutdoorMap.com
    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities. The "Georgia Outdoor Map" includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Users are able ... more
  • DNR Launches Interactive Map of Recreational Lands
  • Good Samaritan Golf Tournament set for Wednesday, April 23 (3/17/2014)

    The twelfth annual Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center Golf Tournament will be held April 23 at the Big Canoe Golf Club in Jasper. In its twelve years of existence, the golf tournament has raised more than $250,000 to benefit Good Samaritan, a 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit agency that s... more
  • Good Samaritan Golf Tournament set for Wednesday, April 23
  • NOTES FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse (3/17/2014)

    The last few weeks have been some long ones for my family and myself. My dad passed away, and we had a very nice, sweet send-off for him. Thank you for all the cards, calls, notes and prayers you guys have sent our way. There are two legislative days left in the 2014 session. Tuesday will be th... more
  • NOTES FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Pickens County Community Service Center Yard Sale on April 5th (3/17/2014)
    Donations Wanted!
    There will be a fundraiser Yard Sale benefiting Pickens County Community Service Center on April 5th, 2014 at Lee Newton Park in Jasper. The Center is operated through North Georgia Community Action, and helps local families through heating and rental assistance along with the food pantry. Now ac... more
  • Pickens County Community Service Center Yard Sale on April 5th
  • Spring Snake Warning (3/17/2014)

    Spring is around the corner (...we hope!). This Georgia Winter has truly been one for the record books. What does this mean for our snake population? As mentioned in our last Snake Warning, snake activity does NOT stop during the Winter but does drastically reduce. Snakes like to ride out the c... more
  • Spring Snake Warning
  • Tour of Homes Gala Auction on April 26th (3/17/2014)

    The Big Canoe Tour of Homes is the annual event in Big Canoe which unites our community for a common cause – to raise funds to support the many charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties. The money raised in 2013 has been disbursed and as the thank you notes come in, it is both heartwar... more
  • Tour of Homes Gala Auction on April 26th
  • Wildwood Donates to Pickens County Special Olympics (3/17/2014)

    Each year during the Christmas holiday, Wildwood Christian Academy presents a free Live Nativity and light show for the community. In 2012, attendees asked to give donations and Wildwood in turn, donated those to Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center. This year, Wildwood designated Pickens Count... more
  • Wildwood Donates to Pickens County Special Olympics
  • Harmony Elementary Wins Pickens County Math Bowl (3/14/2014)

    Harmony Elementary math students gathered on Saturday at Hill City Elementary to compete against other K-5 students in a math bowl competition. The students solved problems and anxious parents waited while their students competed. Pictured are HES winners: Kindergarten: Micah Newton and Emi... more
  • Harmony Elementary Wins Pickens County Math Bowl
  • MAKE YOUR MARK FOR WILDLIFE WITH GEORGIA’S TAX CHECKOFF (3/14/2014)

    Georgia's rare animals and plants need your help. And one of the easiest, most effective ways to provide it is when filing your state income taxes. Here’s how it works. From sea turtles to swallow-tailed kites, the conservation of nongame wildlife, rare plants and natural habitats in Georgia is su... more
  • MAKE YOUR MARK FOR WILDLIFE WITH GEORGIA’S TAX CHECKOFF
  • STATEWIDE TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENS MARCH 22 (3/14/2014)

    Springtime hunters are eagerly preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 22 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. “One of the best areas o... more
  • STATEWIDE TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENS MARCH 22
  • Mayor Weaver and Commissioner Jones Present SPLOST 2014-2010 (3/13/2014)
    Presentation at the Pickens Chamber Breakfast (video)
    The entire focus of the 2014 SPLOST is giving the citizens of Pickens County and its municipalities of Jasper, Talking Rock and Nelson the infrastructure and services to improve their quality of life. The 2014 SPLOST is projected to generate $30,000,000 in revenue from July 1,2014 - June 30,2020...
  • Mayor Weaver and Commissioner Jones Present SPLOST 2014-2010
  • Frequently Asked Alcohol Questions Answered by the Department of Revenue Alcohol Division (3/12/2014)
    Server Permits Process In Review in Pickens County
    Earlier in March, the Pickens County Beer and Wine Board held their quarterly meeting with Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig addressing the Server Permits process. The concerns are that one of the grounds to deny a permit is a crime of moral turpitude, which is not defined in law, and there is no appeal... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt-A-Road Program Helps Get Litter Off Our Streets (3/12/2014)

    Adopt-A-Road is a program sponsored by Keep Pickens Beautiful to help get litter off our streets and highways. KPB does this by seeking and supporting individuals or groups, who adopt a portion of a street or highway in our county. These civic minded citizens agree to pick up litter on their adop... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt-A-Road Program Helps Get Litter Off Our Streets
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