PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Keep Pickens Beautiful 2018 Officers (2/8/2018)

    New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful board meeting, November 6, 2017. Seated left to right: Joan Britton, Secretary-Treasurer, Carol Opdenhoff, Office Manager, Mary Ann Rentz, President, Stan Barnett, Green Ribbon-Green Thumb Chairperson, Ron Jager, Director. Standing lef... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful 2018 Officers
  • Honest Abe To Speak at Jasper UMC (2/6/2018)

    The President and First Lady of the United States will make an appearance February 19 at 7 p.m. right here in Jasper, Ga. at the Jasper United Methodist Church… well… not the current president, but the 16th… Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. A close second anyway. Lincoln, AKA Homer Sewell 11... more
  • Honest Abe To Speak at Jasper UMC
  • New Board Member For Ruth House Ministries (2/6/2018)

    Ruth House Ministries welcomes the election of our new Board Member, Leatte Jackson. Ms Jackson, a resident of Jasper, brings the experience of a 37 year career in the Medical Administrative field and has faithfully served as a volunteer and teacher at the Ruth House for the past 3 years.... more
  • New Board Member For Ruth House Ministries
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting February 2018 (2/6/2018)

    The final stakeholders meeting was held on February 6. Comments received during the meeting, as well as individual input received during the last month will be used to create the draft plan. The draft will then need to be reviewed and recommended for approval by representatives of Northwest Georg... more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting February 2018
  • Jasper City Council Meeting February 2018 (2/5/2018)
    Jim Looney appointed Jasper City Manager
    Big changes in Jasper! Since 1992, John Weaver has served as Mayor and City Manager of Jasper. After Councilman Jim Looney resigned and public input, Jasper City Council voted 3-1 to appoint Jim Looney as Jasper City Manager. AGENDA (time in video) I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting February 2018
  • NO-COST to Client Flu Shots at County Health Departments in North Georgia (2/2/2018)

    Flu Shots are now available at NO COST to residents at public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties. Healthcare plans will be billed on behalf of clients who have coverage and there is no charge to anyone who is not under a healthcare plan. No appoint... more
  • NO-COST to Client Flu Shots at County Health Departments in North Georgia
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2018 (2/1/2018)

    Items of Discussion: 1. Audit Update 2. EMA - Generator Grant 3. Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority - Rate Increase 4. Board of Tax Assessors - Sam Brannen Agreement 5. General Discussions (17:02) Citizen Kristal Beaver asked the Commissioners to consider researching the original ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2018
  • 136 Trees Brought For The Chipper (1/31/2018)
    Keep Pickens Beautiful annual recycling of Christmas trees
    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to "thank" all those who recycled their Christmas trees again this year. The Pickens County Road Department reported that they chipped 136 trees this year. Our thanks to them also. The mulch has many uses in gardens and landscaping. The trees are also used to put... more
  • 136 Trees Brought For The Chipper
  • Almost Ready To Reveal: Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner (1/31/2018)
    $10 First Timer Ticket
    Tater Patch Players' cast of our upcoming comedy are almost ready to reveal their show to you. It's a wonderful comedy about three "older" sisters who have ended up sharing the family home after living their own full lives. Those of you who have sisters might recognize some of their behavior.... more
  • Almost Ready To Reveal:  Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner
  • Magnolia’s on Main – Ribbon Cutting (1/31/2018)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to Magnolia’s on Main on their ribbon cutting for their business. Kim was born and raised in Jasper, Ga. She grew up in a restaurant atmosphere alongside her parents. She is married to Bill Lawrence, and has two children, Walker and Will. In h... more
  • Magnolia’s on Main – Ribbon Cutting
  • Nationally-renowned Recovery Advocate and Motivational Speaker Bill Carruthers Joins Highland Rivers Health (1/31/2018)

    Bill Carruthers, a nationally known advocate for recovery and the peer support movement, has joined Highland Rivers Health as director of peer workforce development. Carruthers, who has shared his personal story of addiction, mental illness and his journey to recovery throughout the nation, was most... more
  • Nationally-renowned Recovery Advocate and Motivational Speaker Bill Carruthers Joins Highland Rivers Health
  • Special Presentation of PHS Senior Nick DiPuma's State Winning Play (1/31/2018)

    Please join the PHS Theatre troupe for a special presentation Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 PM at the Pickens High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The troupe will premiere the 2017 Ga Thespian Playworks State Winning Play "Why’d Ya Do It?" By Nick DiPuma, PHS senior. ... more
  • Special Presentation of PHS Senior Nick DiPuma's State Winning Play
  • TDS Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Diversity (1/31/2018)
    The first-ever list identifies the Top 250 based on 30,000 employee perceptions of their employers.
    MADISON, Wis. (Jan. 31, 2018) — A new Forbes list recognizes 250 leading U.S.-based employers for their diversity efforts and initiatives. Included in America’s Best Employers for Diversity is TDS Telecom's parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, at number 190. The list is based on survey res... more
  • TDS Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Diversity
  • The Two Words Every Actor Fears: (1/27/2018)

    Audiences love to come see a play they haven't seen before. They are eager to laugh at the comedies. They are moved by the emotion conveyed in the serious plays. They forget that the people on the stage are their friends and neighbors. Those people are teachers and students, retirees and business... more
  • The Two Words Every Actor Fears:
  • HELP Pickens County Senior Citizens Feed Their Pets (1/26/2018)

    Partners of Pickens Pets and Pickens County Senior Center are teaming up to help our senior citizens feed their pets. For many senior citizens their monthly social security check does not stretch nearly far enough to cover even the basic necessities. Choosing between feeding their pet and feeding... more
  • HELP Pickens County Senior Citizens Feed Their Pets

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