PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Temporary Single Lane Closure
Georgia DOT advises motorists in Pickens County that maintenance crews continue today to work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 53. Work will proceed daily Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will force a... more
Heat Exhaustion, Hot Cars and Overexposure to Sun Pose Significant Threats
(ATLANTA) – With temperatures expected to be in the mid 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat related illnesses. ... more
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On May 30th, the Old Tate Gym was a decorative and festive location. Marble Valley Friends (MVF) held its 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in that historic building. MVF is a historic preservation organization headquartered in Tate. One aspect of its preservation efforts is maintaining a rec... more
Location change for July 1st and 4th Markets Announced
Something was different about this weeks market. Snakes and beef were there. They had nothing to do with each other but their tents were next to each other and were both attracting a lot of attention in that far shady corner of the market. Local, grass fed beef was for sale, on site, from the ... more
Fellowship Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Summer Music Adventure daily from 10:00 to 12:00 noon the week of July 13th for beginners of ALL AGES. Younger children, ages 4 – 10, will be introduced to sounds, rhythm, and various instruments, while "older" beginners will be introduced to the En... more
On Thursday, June 18th, shortly after 1:00 pm, Deputy Chris Tucker and K-9 Flash had the opportunity to track through the woods of the Twin Mountain Lake area in search of an individual who had fired a weapon during a Domestic Dispute. Around 1:00 pm, Deputies responded to the area of Twin Mounta... more
The Dragons Summer Basketball Camp was very successful with over 50 players attending the traditional camp in the morning and the Middle School League in the afternoon. The morning camp focused on fundamentals, 1 v. 1, 3 v. 3, and shooting games while the afternoon camp focused on 5 v. 5 competitio... more
How does a musical grow? The Director of the upcoming Nunsense, Audrey Kirsten-Lewis, assisted by Patrick Hall, are helping the cast build a strong music foundation for their performances. Music Director Carlene Archer is a major part of this team of builders. They are working with their cast to ... more
Pickens County Employee, Tammy Lynn Burrell recognized for her 10 years of service. Public comments on venue/rental home near Big Canoe....
2014-2015 Perfect Attendance T-shirt Sponsors Recognized; Code of Conduct 2015-16 approved; New School Hours, Meal Price Increases for 2015-2016, PHS Chorus Teacher, new hires/transfers....
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, created the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program for the 234,000 honorable service Vietnam War veterans of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard in Georgia. During the ...
Beginning on June 1, 2015, the Pickens Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement with the City of Sandy Springs to house inmates. Sheriff Donnie Craig stated "One key item that is always looked at in the operation of the Pickens Sheriff's Office is how we can continue to offer better services to ou... more
Opens on Thursday, June 25th
Is the produce drawer in your refrigerator bulging with green beans and cucumbers? How many ways have you already prepared squash and zucchini this spring? Are your tomatoes already beginning to show that blush of red that signals their almost ready? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... more
(Acworth, Ga.) The Chattahoochee Technical College Board of Directors met Tuesday at the North Metro Campus for the last time in Fiscal Year 2015. The Board, which elects officers each year, elected members Carl A. Moore Sr. and Tyre L. Rakestraw Jr. as the new chairman and vice-chairman. Their term... more
Seventh graders are now required to have the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. Children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 12 must have... more