PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Items will be donated to Talking Rock First Baptist Church's Backpack Program
Renasant Bank in Jasper is collecting school supplies for Pickens County children in need. The donations will be given to Talking Rock First Baptist Church for their annual backpack program. Items needed: Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade: Backpack, pencil box, 2 glue sticks, Water... more
Duncan is a sweet old soul that has been at the Rescue Ranch for over a year. He is easy going and is patiently waiting for his forever family to come for him. Please open your heart and home to the sweet old man. We feel confident that Duncan’s family will find him soon! Adoption Fees: $... more
Items on agenda: Amend Article V, Section 94-81 District Standers and Permitted uses; Pickens County Jail Contract; SPLOST project contractor approval; 2014 Annual audit comments review,...
(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement today after voting in favor of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act (H.R. 2499), legislation that waives the upfront guarantee fee for veterans on Small Business Administration 7 (a) Express Loans: "When the brave men and... more
On Tuesday, June 30th Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Council offered a two in one workshop titled "Selling Naked/Fish-On Marketing". The workshop was presented by Patrick H. McGaughey, CPF, IOM, an international business speaker with a background of professional success in... more
Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror Car & Bike Show was sponsored by Team Tate Fire and Shottenkirk Ford with proceeds benefiting Relay for Life of Pickens County. Trophies awarded for Car and Bike Classes as well as a People's Choice presented by Mountain City Auto Parts (Carquest)....
Ed B's Studio 54, located on D.B. Carroll Street in Jasper, Georgia, host a monthly yard sale. Cost to setup a table is $10 for the entire day. Next yard sale is August 8, 2015....
Experienced Administrator Excited About the Future of Students in the Tate Community
The Pickens County School District announces the hiring of Mrs. Sandra Layman as Principal for Tate Elementary school. "I am extremely pleased to bring Mrs. Layman's experience and commitment to excellence to the Tate community. I trust her with the minds and hearts of Tate Elementary students, p... more
Marcia Wright was the drama teacher at Pickens High School for a number of years. One of her students in her last years at the school was Vanessa Stancil. Now they're on stage together as two of the Little Sisters of Hoboken in Tater Patch Players' Nunsense. To complete the circle, Vanessa's real... more
The Optimist Club of Jasper held their annual Essay Contest on the topic of "Optimism Should be a Priority". Over 100 essays were written and entered into the local contest. Project leader Matt Moore established a committee to handle the first round of judging to narrow the number of essays down ... more
Sandy Layman announced as new principal for Tate Elementary; Report from Sex Education Committee; Approval of Custodial Pay for Sick Leave Day; ...
Friday, July 17 through Monday, July 20
The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Pickens and Dawson counties of a detour off State Route (SR) 53 at the Georgia Northeastern Railroad crossing of South Railroad Street in the city of Tate, scheduled for Friday, July 17, 2015, to accommodate work by the railroad... more
Could your child be missing a vaccination? It is vital that children are kept current on their immunizations. A child's immune system is more vulnerable than that of most adults, and without vaccinations, many children would suffer or even die from the severe effects of diseases such as measles, per... more
In this issue: Trail Tree Database; Trees of Interest - Georgia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mystery of the Trees; New Book in the Works...
Georgia DOT advises motorists in Pickens County that maintenance crews resume this week their work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 53. Work will proceed daily Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will fo... more