PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • KPB Shredder Truck is Coming This Saturday (4/13/2016)

    The Shredder Truck will be in Jasper on Saturday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Keep Pickens Beautiful back parking lot (corner of S. Main and W. Spring Streets). A banker box (12 x 10 x 15) will cost you $4.00 to shred and you can watch it shred while you are there. The shredder ev... more
  • KPB Shredder Truck is Coming This Saturday
  • Nelson Police Chief's Arrest Powers Reinstated (4/13/2016)

    During the April Nelson City Council meeting (video), it was revealed that a few of the council members agreed earlier against sending Police Chief Mark Riehl to mandated training on that day April 4, 2016. It was believed t... more
  • Nelson Police Chief's Arrest Powers Reinstated
  • April is 'Month of Service' for Appalachian Trail District Scouts (4/12/2016)

    A Scout is Helpful. This is one of the seven Scout Laws and one that area Scouts take very seriously. As you are probably aware, the need for feeding the hungry in the Cherokee and Pickens county areas has grown in the past several years. These areas see more food pantries requesting do... more
  • April is 'Month of Service' for Appalachian Trail District Scouts
  • Sample Nonpartisan, Republican and Democratic Ballots for May 24th Election (4/12/2016)

    Below are PDF links to Sample Nonpartisan, Democratic, and Republican Ballots for the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election on May 24, 2016. The sample ballots include EVERY race. For a sample ballot with just your districts, go to www.mvp.s... more
  • Sample Nonpartisan, Republican and Democratic Ballots for May 24th Election
  • Calvert Johnson in Concert at Holy Family (4/11/2016)

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is proud to present Big Canoe resident and internationally acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson in an organ concert of works from the Middle East. The program is Sunday, April 17 at 3:30 P.M. and is the eighth in the current season of free concerts presented by ... more
  • Calvert Johnson in Concert at Holy Family
  • Congressman Tom Graves Guest Speaker at Pickens Chamber March Breakfast (4/11/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held March 8th with over 150 in attendance. Carriage House Coffee Shop catered a delicious breakfast and LifeVantage was the Breakfast Sponsor. Marchís Large Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded Piedmont ... more
  • Congressman Tom Graves Guest Speaker at Pickens Chamber March Breakfast
  • Nelson Council Member Jackie Jarrett Resigns (4/11/2016)

    Nelson City Council member Jackie Jarrett resigns from the council two days after he was voted out as Mayor pro tem. (video of meeting) Below is his letter of resignation: This is my resignation: All the time th... more
  • Nelson Council Member Jackie Jarrett Resigns
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 Report (4/11/2016)

    March 2016 Planning & Development monthly report: # Permits 118 in March 2016 67 in March 2015 # Site Built Homes 13 in March 2016 4 in March 2015 Permit Revenue $28,911 in March 2016 $12,128 in March 2015 The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic project is underway, and a footing inspect... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 Report
  • Saluting Those Who Answer the Call (4/11/2016)
    Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 10-16
    In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April to be dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Since then, and increasingly for the past several years, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by police and fire dispatchers w... more
  • Saluting Those Who Answer the Call
  • Bartís Bait & Tackle Reels in Partnership with U-Haul (4/10/2016)

    (Talking Rock, GA.) U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that Bartís Bait & Tackle has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Talking Rock community. Bartís Bait & Tackle at 8126 Hwy. 136 W. will offer U-Haul trucks, truck sales, towing equipment, support rental items ... more
  • Bartís Bait & Tackle Reels in Partnership with U-Haul
  • Art Pickens - Artist Gathering (4/9/2016)

    Art Pickens 'Artist Gathering', sponsored by Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA), is an opportunity for local artist to meet, demonstrate and sell their art on the second Saturday of each month from April to November....
  • Art Pickens - Artist Gathering
  • Bark in the Park (4/9/2016)

    The third annual BARK in the PARK raised $900 for two charities, Be-Paws We Care and Big Canoe Animal Rescue. The event included vendors, live music by Storm Tree Music, K9 Demonstrations, Pet Contest, Dog Adoptions, Obstacle Training/Demo by Tenasity - Canine Behavior Specialists....
  • Bark in the Park
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Allison Naples (4/9/2016)
    Allison gives color to owner Ed Brackin's Metal Art
    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces Allison Naples, not only an artist and middle school art teacher, but she also held three state Powerlifting records. Allison has been teaching art in Pickens County for 22 years, and currently the Art Teacher at Jasper Middle School. Her main focus was traditional ac... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Allison Naples
  • Directing Noises Off : What We Expected and What We Got (4/8/2016)

    When we agreed to co-direct Noises Off, which opens April 15 at the Tater Patch Players theater, we expected that it was going to be complicated. We knew one of us would be on a pre-planned trip for two weeks, leaving the other to do a lot of the early blocking and planning. We knew one of us had ... more
  • Directing Noises Off : What We Expected and What We Got
  • Operation Clean Sweep (4/8/2016)
    Nominate the most littered roadway in the county by April 8th
    Each year during the month of April, Keep Pickens Beautful (KPB) participates in the Great American Clean-up. The Great American Clean-up is sponsored by our parent organization, Keep America Beautiful. During April, KPB sponsors and encourages local events to help make our community more beautif... more
  • Operation Clean Sweep
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