PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • GEORGIA DOT WANTS YOUR TWO CENTS IN THE ADDITION OF A PASSING LANE TO HIGHWAY 53 EAST OF JASPER IN PICKENS COUNTY (6/8/2015)
    Public Encouraged to Attend Meeting on June 18th
    A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT proposed project to add an eastbound passing lane to State Route (SR) 53 east of Jasper is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Foothills Community Church, located at 13724 Highway 53 in Marbl... more
  • GEORGIA DOT WANTS YOUR TWO CENTS IN THE ADDITION OF A PASSING LANE TO HIGHWAY 53 EAST OF JASPER IN PICKENS COUNTY
  • Bluegrass and Rolling-The-Stones Mountain High (6/5/2015)
    Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
    Mt. Oglethorpe, GA…The summer solstice will be celebrated on Sunday, June 21st starting at 2pm with bluegrass music by The 8th of January playing in Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. Bluegrass Band…The 8th of January The band will be playing original, traditional and progressive blue... more
  • Bluegrass and Rolling-The-Stones Mountain High
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June Work Session (Video) (6/4/2015)

    Items of Discussion: Grant – Renee Dotson (County Extension Agent / Coordinator); Update on Roads List; Update on future water line installation ...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June Work Session (Video)
  • Summer Reading Club Kickoff (6/4/2015)

    BB Fuzz, the fuzziest guy in show business, kicked off the Pickens County Library's Summer Reading Club! ...
  • Summer Reading Club Kickoff
  • Town of Talking Rock Council Meeting June 2015 (Video) (6/4/2015)

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  • Town of Talking Rock Council Meeting June 2015 (Video)
  • City of Nelson Proposed FY 2016 Budget (6/3/2015)

    We were unable to video the June 2015 Nelson City Council meeting. The FY 2016 budget was presented (follow link). A public hearing will be scheduled later this month....
  • City of Nelson Proposed FY 2016 Budget
  • John Davis Golf Classic (6/3/2015)

    34 Teams participated in 23rd Annual John Davis Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc., which is held each year at Bent Tree Golf Course. The John Henry Davis, Sr. Veterans Award was presented to Newcombe Wasson, and the Evelyn Hice-Griffin Community Service Award was present...
  • John Davis Golf Classic
  • Jasper City Council June 2015 Meeting (Video) (6/1/2015)

    Recognition of Boy Scouts of Pickens County, 2014 Annual Audit Presentation by Rushton & Company, LLC and Downtown Alliance Presentation by Amy Leake and Jackie Dunn, and SPLOST Project Contractor were some items of discussion....
  • Jasper City Council June 2015 Meeting (Video)
  • Kidney donor recipient from Hooters’ waitress discharged from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital today (6/1/2015)

    (Atlanta, Ga.) – "The kidney is doing fabulous, 72-year-old Donald Thomas told reporters today, as he was about to be discharged from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, after a successful kidney transplant. The procedure was done by Piedmont Transplant Institute, courtesy of kidney donor, 22-year-old Maria... more
  • Kidney donor recipient from Hooters’ waitress discharged from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital today
  • Pickens Retired Educators End a Year - Begin Another (5/31/2015)

    The Pickens Retired Educators Association (PCREA} held its final meeting of the 2014-15 school year on May 13th at United Community Bank. In the absence of Chaplin Chuck Allen, Mr. Gene Berry led in the invocation and the devotional for the day. An outstanding lunch was provided by ladies from the M... more
  • Pickens Retired Educators End a Year - Begin Another
  • Big Green Egg BBQ Extravaganza (5/30/2015)

    ig Green Egg BBQ Extravaganza at Foothills IGA in Marble Hill, Georgia on March 30, 2015. Live Music by Larry Sanger, Old Car Show, Church Bake Sale, Smoked Butts and Slab of Ribs for sale, as well as lunch plates featuring burgers, leg quarters and smoked sausage. R & R Trikes & Accessories, a Big...
  • Big Green Egg BBQ Extravaganza
  • City of Jasper Planning Commission Meeting (Video) (5/28/2015)

    Hear request to annex Parcel 053A 090 into the City of Jasper as C-2(General Commercial) Located on Cornett Rd. North. ... more
  • Mountain Education Graduation (5/28/2015)

    Mountain Education Charter High School Graduation Commencement was held at Pickens High School on May 28, 2015. 46 Students from Pickens and Gilmer Counties received their diplomas with many receiving scholarships during the ceremony....
  • Mountain Education Graduation
  • Pickens County 4-H Summer Programs underway (5/28/2015)

    As summer has become quickly upon us, so has our summer activities. This year we will be taking kids to summer camp, both Junior and Cloverleaf camp, as well as Wilderness Challenge Camp. For many, a week away might not be the best option, so we will be providing Summer Day Camp for all ages. All pr... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Summer Programs underway
  • Pickens Elite Summer Running Club Begins June 1st (5/28/2015)

    The Pickens Elite Summer Running Club will begin morning runs on Monday, June 1st, at 6:45 a.m. at Roper Park in Jasper. Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced runners will focus on *Conditioning *Improving Form *Increasing Speed Runners will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throug... more
  • Pickens Elite Summer Running Club Begins June 1st
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