PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
You can count on the Jasper Farmers Market to be there rain or shine even if there are not many vendors or shoppers. We will be back in our usual place next week, October 10, at the Park-n-Ride at Lee Newton Park with more vendors and better weather. Then three more Saturdays until we have the Cus... more
Another season is beginning—not only the Fall, but the Election season is heating up and there are a number of issues of interest to our Tea Party conservatives on the local, state, and federal level. In addition to lunch, these issues will be “on the table” during our monthly Pickens County Round ... more
Friday, October 2nd, deputies responded to a trespassing report at a residence on Sunrise Ridge Road off of Hwy 136 in Jasper. Upon arriving, they learned that a homeowner had arrived home and found 2 males in the garage area of his residence asking to borrow his phone. The homeowner stated that th... more
Each October, community members put on a shade of pink to raise awareness about breast cancer. Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has selected four new ambassadors in its annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Chief Magistrate Judge Allen Wigington is one who heard the call to speak out against breast canc... more
Vote for your favorite scarecrow on Main Street....
Agenda items: Red Ribbon Week Proclamation; Resolution GMA Lease...
Lou Stewart is new City Clerk; Red Ribbon Week Proclamation; Bid Opening for Demolition of Marble Building...
Sierra has done an outstanding job this year as the clarinet section leader for the Pride of Pickens Band, Uniform Officer, and Beta Club Initiation Officer. She is always helpful, friendly and kind to all and she is great to have in our group. We are fortunate to have such a hard-working ... more
PHS Cheerleader of the Week is Abbey Hardman. Abbey is a fourth year cheerleader, with three years of Varsity experience, and one of our Varsity Captains. Abbey has shown true dedication to her sport in and outside of school. She is a model cheerleader for all younger girls and represents the D... more
The Pickens High School Journalism Class reached out to coaches and directors to recognize players and students of the week across sports and activities. Kaitlin Redman was chosen as Player of the Week for Softball. Congratulations!... more
The Pickens High School Journalism Class reached out to coaches and directors to recognize players and students of the week across sports and activities. Kirsten Elrod was chosen as Player of the Week for Volleyball. Congratulations!... more
The Georgia Marble Festival is an annual event on the first weekend in October. This year, remnants of Hurrican Joaquin put a damper on the festival but the festivities still continued. ...
Parade Theme - "Our Marble - Our Heritage; Winners: 1st - Pickens County 4-H, 2nd - Pickens GOP, 3rd - The Devil's Shadow Haunted Hayride, Honorable Mention - Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home & Casket Company...
WINNERS: 5K - Overall & First Male ~ Matthew Stewart (18:38) and First Female - Sarah Turner (19:55); 1 MILE FUN RUN ~ Overall & First Female - Anslee Stone (7:17) and First Male - Caleb Bryant (7:23)...
The PHS Cheerleaders are selling T-shirts for the Pickens vs. Gilmer game on Oct. 30th. The t-shirts (AS-AXL) are $12 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeve. The students are having a “White Out” for the Gilmer game; so, the shirts will be white. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please e-mai... more