PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents Can Be Treated Effectively (5/28/2017)
    May is Mental Health Month
    The recent Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" explored the tragic story of a high school-aged young woman who, after suffering sexual trauma and bullying, chose to end her life by suicide. Although many praised the show for raising awareness of teen suicide, others were critical of the series for givin... more
  • Where Are All Of These Mosquitoes Coming From? (5/28/2017)

    For mosquito control around your home, your time and money are usually best spent killing mosquito larvae on and around your property. Many homeowners only focus on killing adult mosquitoes and ignore the mosquito larvae, which are easier and less expensive to kill. By all means, kill adult mosquit... more
  • Where Are All Of These Mosquitoes Coming From?
  • Summer Fun to Know! (5/25/2017)
    Camps, Public Pool, Summer Socials, VBS and more
    Pickens County Schools are out for Summer! Below are some Summer Activities to KNOW: Pickens County Public Pool Opens May 30th Admission price is $3.00 Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 p... more
  • Summer Fun to Know!
  • Coach Adam Williams is New PHS Baseball Head Coach (5/24/2017)

    Pickens High School Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Adam Williams as our new Head Baseball Coach for the Pickens County School District. Coach Williams comes to us from Cass High School where he has been since 2002 with the last five years as Head Coach. Coach Williams' team... more
  • Coach Adam Williams is New PHS Baseball Head Coach
  • American Legion Donates To Cub Scout Pack 84 (5/23/2017)

    On Monday night, Cub Scout Pack 84 received a generous donation from the American Legion Post 149. Mr. Joe Weaver presented the check for $600.00 for sponsorship to the Cub Scout Pack. Mr. Weaver was present during the planting of the flowers at the Veterans Memorial Sign at Lee Newton Park in A... more
  • American Legion Donates To Cub Scout Pack 84
  • Jasper Planning Commission May 2017 (5/23/2017)
    Parcel 041-053 annexed in the City as C-2 for a Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen
    AGENDA I. Call the meeting to order II. Approve the agenda for Planning Commission Meeting on May 23, 2017 III. Adopt the minutes from the previous meeting on April 27, 2016 IV. Hear request to annex Parcl 041-053 being 2.34 acres into the City of Jasper as C-2 (General Commercial) located... more
  • Jasper Planning Commission May 2017
  • Pickens County School District Reviewing School Times (5/23/2017)
    Public Input Wanted - Survey
    The Pickens County School District is reviewing school times for the 2017-2018 school year. We would like public input for this decision. High School Current Start Time 8:10 Current End Time 3:25 Proposed Drop-Off 7:00 Proposed Start Time 7:30 Proposed End Time 2:30 Middle Scho... more
  • Pickens County School District Reviewing School Times
  • Tea Party Talk: Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election Night (5/22/2017)
    Meeting on May 23, 2017 at Johnny's Pizza
    A special election will be held on June 20, 2017, to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican Incumbent Tom Price resigned from the seat following his appointment and confirmation as the United States Secretary of Health ... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  Georgia's 6th Congressional District Election Night
  • Pickens High School Class of 2017 (5/19/2017)
    Graduation is Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m.
    Congratulations to Pickens High School Class of 2017. List of names and graduation information....
  • Pickens High School Class of 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners May 2017 (5/18/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda A. Add under Action Items - Item D - Deed to transfer property on Cove Road from Pickens County to City of Jasper B. Add under Action Item E - On-line Water Bill Payment s- Constellations C. Add ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners May 2017
  • Update on Closing of the Wood Bridge in Jasper (5/18/2017)

    Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Transportation provided a report on the repairs needed for the wood bridge on Chambers Street over the railroad. City of Jasper officials have found one company that repairs old bridges and seeking more to provide estimates for the repairs needed. View live stre... more
  • Update on Closing of the Wood Bridge in Jasper
  • At the Jasper Farmer Market (5/17/2017)

    All hundred begonias were given away, a Mothers Day gift from the Jasper Farmers Market and the Pickens Master Gardeners. They were grown in Zach White's greenhouse, nice healthy plants that should keep blooming all summer. Randy Beavers brought some of his hand-crafted rugs to the market two w... more
  • At the Jasper Farmer Market
  • Bank of North Georgia Host May Business After Hours (5/17/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber members as well as the public to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The May Business After Hours was hosted by the Bank of North Georgia. Ca... more
  • Bank of North Georgia Host May Business After Hours
  • Habitat for Humanity's Next Family Search Starts in June (5/17/2017)
    Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Seeks Next Homeowners for New Hope Acres House #18
    Habitat for Humanity Pickens County will be hosting two (2) Application Meetings for families interested in applying for House #18 in specially designated sub-division New Hope Acres. This will be the third (3rd) house to be built in the non-profitís 10-acres located in Jasper, Georgia. Meet... more
  • Habitat for Humanity's Next Family Search Starts in June
  • Hundreds to Participate in 2017 Relay for Life of Pickens County (5/17/2017)
    This Saturday, May 20th at Lee Newton Memorial Park
    Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite next Saturday (May 20) for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pickens County in an effort to free the world of the pain and suffering of cancer. The event is scheduled for next Saturday at Lee Newton Memorial... more
  • Hundreds to Participate in 2017 Relay for Life of Pickens County
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