PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Beautiful weather permitted Saturday's Farmer's Market to be outstanding! Eggs, herbs, plants, jewelry, baked goods, macramé, coffee, music, toys, and many other choices made the market adventure complete. Many customers bring their dogs along which encourages conversations with admirers of the can... more
A two-year-old, short haired domestic female cat
Hi! I am Matilda, a great cat with many good attributes. For example, I love to dance with people. I like to be held on your shoulder and do waltzes (like Waltzing Matilda) or other slow dances. I am also a good mouse hunter. I am versatile and would enjoy being both an indoor and outdoor c... more
This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth using social media – and tag them #NoPlaceLikeHome. At NASA, we explore lots of planets and there’s a lot to love: the mountains on Mars, the rings of Saturn, the 99.77-degree ... more
JOINT PROCLAMATION by the Board of Commissioners of Pickens County Georgia and the Mayor of the City of Jasper Georgia was signed this morning for the Health Fair Day this Saturday, April 25th. PROCLAMATION Whereas it has been determined to be in the public interest to provide health information... more
With less than three weeks out before opening the gates of the Bluegrass Charity Festival 2015, excitement is starting to stir here in Pickens County. Be sure and mark your calendars not to miss this 3 day extravaganza May 8-10. Great food, one of a kind craft selections and specialty retails will... more
April 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity Pickens County will host an "Information Meeting" for the general public on Thursday evening, April 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Habitat office located at 135 Cares Way in Jasper. Habitat Family Selection Committee members will be on hand to describe changes to the p... more
(Marietta, Ga.) This May more than 2,500 graduates of Georgia’s largest technical college will be honored in a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Representing graduates from Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, more than 300 graduates are expected to walk in the ceremony. Sche... more
The Optimist Club of Jasper chartered a new JOOI Club on March 25, 2015 at Wildwood Christian Academy. Optimist Club of Jasper president, Larry Starr, presented the JOOI Charter to Principal Bill Shellnut and Sponsor/Advisor, Chuck Taylor on that day. This club joins two other JOOI Clubs in Picke... more
The Pickens County Middle School (PCMS) PTSA would like to thank everyone who has clipped and sent in Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education this school year. Due to all the Box Tops collected, the PCMS PSTA was able to purchase and AED (automated external defibrillator) for the PCMS Gym... more
Video announcement during the Pickens Chamber Breakfast
During the Pickens Chamber of Commerce April Breakfast, the 10 FERST Wanted Suspects were announced by 'Judge' Jeff Downing (video to the left). They are: Ron "Indiana" Barnes, Berkshire Hathaway Realty CHARGED WITH Digging up Property Brad "The Inspector" Bledsoe, Bledsoe Inspections CHARG... more
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In this issue: Trail Tree Database; Trees of Interest in Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Oklahoma; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mystery of the Trees Documentary, Presentation and Book Signings; New Book Available 'Ute Indian Prayer Trees'...
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LET'S GO OUTSIDE... it's stopped raining!!! There are several ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Pickens County. Whether you want to enjoy a day at a park, take a hike, or host an event, check out these places:...
National Infant Immunization Week is April 18 - April 25, 2015
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 18 – April 25, 2015, and North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges residents to protect infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. We can all help by ensuring our little ones and everyone around them, ar... more
Presented by The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 149 Jasper. Fun Filled Educational Day featuring Fire Truck, Police Cars, AirLife helicopter, Cherokee Fire Safety House, Creek Wolf and friends, bounce house, games, food and raffles....
As a rabid raccoon attempted to attack a Pickens County, Georgia woman, her dog leapt to the rescue, saving her from harm. According to Jan Stephens, manager of Pickens County Environmental Health, a couple in the Yellow Creek area of the county was walking around the edge of the woods with their... more