PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Second Convenience Store Burglary in a Week (12/28/2016)

    Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell urges citizens to be diligent in reporting suspicious activity and people after a second burglary in a week during early morning hours to closed convenience stores in Jasper. Officers arrived after 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28 to find two masked b... more
  • Second Convenience Store Burglary in a Week
  • Marines Deliver on Christmas Morning (12/27/2016)
    Toys for Tots served 2,067 local children
    Before dawn on Christmas morning, Marines along with Santa, Commissioner Rob Jones, Lt. Keven Mize with Jasper Police Department, and Sgt. Eric Tallent with Georgia State Patrol, assembled for the final mission for the 2016 Toys for Tots Drive that began before November. The group was honored to be... more
  • Marines Deliver on Christmas Morning
  • Bring One For The Chipper is January 7, 2017 (12/26/2016)

    Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat on January 7, 2017. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use. Your old tree wil... more
  • Bring One For The Chipper is January 7, 2017
  • Anthony Jordan is PHS Swimmer of the Week (12/21/2016)

    The Swimmer of the Week is Anthony Jordan. Anthony is an awesome swimmer with an amazing work ethic. He is a freshman at PHS, but has taken on many leadership roles on the swim team. Before every meet and practice, Anthony makes sure the team stretches and offers a few motivational words. He is ... more
  • Anthony Jordan is PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Tips on Avoiding the ER During the Holiday Season (12/21/2016)

    The holiday season often is the busiest time for hospital emergency rooms. Last year at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, more than 2,700 patients sought treatment at the ER during the holiday season. Here’s how to avoid the emergency room this holiday season: 1. Know when a trip to the ... more
  • Tips on Avoiding the ER During the Holiday Season
  • PHS Swim Team Update (12/20/2016)

    The swim team did an awesome job last Thursday, December 15th. Many of the team member received personal best times and we could not be prouder of all their hard work. On Thursday, the team competed againist Adairsville High School and Coahulla Creek High School. The Girls’ Medley Relay “A” team... more
  • PHS Swim Team Update
  • Pickens High School White Christmas Benefits Lions Club's Fill-A-Stocking (12/20/2016)

    The Jasper Lions Club collected gifts from the White Christmas programs last week at Pickens High, Jasper Middle and Pickens County Middle Schools. Students at all three schools donated toys for the children of Pickens County who would not have presents for Christmas this year. Dr. Ken Austin Li... more
  • Pickens High School White Christmas Benefits Lions Club's Fill-A-Stocking
  • Radon: The Present Nobody Wants for the Holidays (12/20/2016)

    December is a time of the year everyone can celebrate. Families come together to spend time huddled up watching holiday movies while drinking hot chocolate, neighbors greet each other with happiness even as Jack Frost is nipping at their noses. But there is something far worse than the chilling cold... more
  • Radon: The Present Nobody Wants for the Holidays
  • To Be Continued Next April (12/18/2016)
    Jasper Farmers Market closes for 2016
    The Jasper Farmers Market closed out another successful year Saturday, with shoppers taking advantage of that last chance to buy those unique handmade gifts you can’t find just anyplace. Chef Zach Henson’s chocolate mousse making demonstration was well attended and the samples delicious, but perha... more
  • To Be Continued Next April
  • Pickens County Recycle Centers Holiday Hours (12/17/2016)

    Pickens County RECYCLE CENTERS HOLIDAY HOURS: (Cove Road and Camp Road locations) CHRISTMAS CLOSING December 22, 2016 (Thursday) ~ Close at noon December 23, 2016 thru December 26, 2016 ~ Closed December 27, 2016 (Tuesday) ~ OPEN at 8 AM December 31, 2016 (Saturday) ~ OPEN AS U... more
  • Pickens County Recycle Centers Holiday Hours
  • 5 Piedmont Hospitals Earn Chest Pain Center Accreditation (12/15/2016)

    Piedmont Atlanta, Piedmont Fayette, Piedmont Henry, Piedmont Mountainside and Piedmont Newnan hospitals recently achieved accreditation as Chest Pain Centers from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). “Cardiac patient care always has been among our top priorities at Piedmont and this... more
  • 5 Piedmont Hospitals Earn Chest Pain Center Accreditation
  • 'Fear Free' In-Home Pet Care Now Available for Pickens and North Cherokee County Pets (12/15/2016)
    Local Certified Professional Pet Sitter 1 of 20 Georgia pet care providers earning this certification
    Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” or “I’m leaving… See you soon!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running? Or maybe arriving home after vacation to a home that wasn’t torn up by an anxious pet? Local pet owners won’t nee... more
  • 'Fear Free' In-Home Pet Care Now Available for Pickens and North Cherokee County Pets
  • Nelson City Council Public Hearing on Police and Work Session December 2016 (Video) (12/15/2016)

    Public hearing forc input in regards to the police department issue which is deciding whether to close this service down or continue in fiscally responsible means of the city. Presentation made by Barry Holbert on drainage issues on Cherokee Street....
  • Nelson City Council Public Hearing on Police and Work Session December 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2016 & FY2017 Budget Adoption (Video) (12/15/2016)

    FY2017 Budget Adoption; 2017 General Liability Insurance; Reappoint Board Members...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2016 & FY2017 Budget Adoption (Video)
  • Big Canoe Chapel Bells Present Free Christmas Concert (12/14/2016)

    Has your Christmas shopping got you down? Looking for Christmas spirit? The Big Canoe Chapel Bells present a free Christmas concert as a part of Holy Family's concert series on Sunday, December 18, at 3:30 P.M. at Holy Family. The Chapel Bells, under the direction of Ann Montgomery, has been rin... more
  • Big Canoe Chapel Bells Present Free Christmas Concert
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