PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
On Saturday, January 23, 2016 we will Kick-Off the 2016 Relay Family Reunion by hosting a Pot Luck luncheon at First Christian Church of Jasper located at 22 Burgess Road West in Jasper, Georgia. The Kick-Off party is open and free to everyone in the community to come out and enjoy some great food a... more
In this issue: New Research to Begin in 2016 Using Dowsing Rods; Trees of Interest in Georgia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Illinois, and Virgina; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mountain Steward Presentations for 2016...
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In this issue: A Taste of Pickens; Volunteer Highlight - Betty Ambrose; David McIlvaine is new Assistant Director; Peige Payen leaving to work at Bojangles; Jennie Cleghorn is new Administrative Assistant....
The public is invited to learn about high school scheduling options. The presentation will review the current block schedule at Pickens High School and identify other scheduling options. This is a Board of Education work session. This is NOT a meeting to vote on changing scheduling at PHS next ye... more
Dale Smith is Pickens High School's Band Student of the Week. Dale is a freshman percussionist in the PHS Bands and participates in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band as a bass drummer and in the Symphonic Band. Dale recently placed first chair (highest score from the entire state) in the GMEA... more
The Legislative session will be underway when you read this. I thought you might like to see the top issues and the variety of issues that will or could be addressed this year. It would be easy to say to expect fireworks at the Capitol. This session may see a new fireworks bill. Last year, ... more
Carol Caywood, Stearns Bank Georgia Market President presented Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Georgia a check for $10,000.00 earmarked for their building fund. President Steve Greenwell accepted it on behalf of Habitat. Greenwell stated, "Habitat is most grateful for such support from the l... more
A plaque of appreciation of service on the Airport Authority was presented to Dr. Kenneth 'DOC' Austin. He served as member and a chairman from 2006 - 2016....
Quarterly reports; GA One Day Special Event Permit approved...
For the first time ever, a U.S. jackpot has reached the billion-dollar mark. The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball has surged to a whopping $1.4 billion after no tickets matched all five winning numbers and the Powerball number in Saturday’s record drawing. Georgia Lottery players won big Saturda... more
Have you ever considered getting more involved with your community and working to "bring out the best in kids"? If so, then consider learning more about the Optimist Club of Jasper! The Optimist Club of Jasper is having a N. (New) O. (Optimists) W. (Wanted) luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 201... more
The proposed Special Events Permit application has been withdrawn and will not be reviewed by Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners. View the December 2015 Commissioners meeting to the proposed permit.... more
Commissioner Rob Jones spoke on the Special Events Permit before the Planning Commission. The permit was a recommendation by the Planning Department staff and was following governmental procedures to present it to the Commissioners. Zoning Map Amendment approved. ...
Commissioners discussed disagreement with the proposed special event permit; BOC meeting schedule for 2016; Airport; CCR monitoring memo; LAUE watershed overview map; LAUE plan Pickens 2013; CCR proposal description; CCR water monitoring proposal cost....
Swearing in of Council Members; Procedural pass-through bond for the Port Royal Water Park; alcohol license renewals...