PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia will celebrate local youth during the week.
On March 22 – 28, 2015, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia joins more than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations with its annual celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week. The week-long celebration calls attention to the imp... more
Frank Norton, Jr. with The Norton Agency presented “Forecast 2015” for Pickens County
The Chamber Membership breakfast was held March 10th with over 180 in attendance. Breakfast was catered by Dough Boys Cakes & Catering and Global Restorations was the March sponsor. Frank Norton, Jr. with The Norton Agency presented "Forecast 2015" for Pickens County. Community Bank of Pickens Co... more
True Bluegrass fans are anxiously awaiting the upcoming Bluegrass Charity Festival to be held here in Jasper on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-10. Why? Because this is anticipated to be one of the largest bluegrass gatherings in North Georgia, featuring some of the best bluegrass musicians known fro... more
A Georgia DOT’s Maintenance crew is set to begin today its work on repairing and cold mix patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 53 in Pickens County. Work will proceed daily Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. It is the Georgia... more
School begins August 3, 2015
At last week's Pickens County Board of Education Jasper, GA meeting, the School Board approved a new calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. School will now start on August 3, 2015. There will be week long breaks in September, November, and February. The February break will be used as make-up sn... more
$2,500 raised for the Animal Shelter of Pickens Country from a yard sale/auction and vaccination clinic....
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Rock Creek Manors newest facility, Manor House in the Meadow located at 490 Lower Dowda Mill Road, Jasper. Chamber members were given a tour of the beautiful Senior Living Homes now available. M... more
Approval Beer and Wine Consumption on the Premises and Distilled Spirits Consumption on the Premises license for John Lupi's new restaurant 'Home'. It will be opening at the former Appalachia Grill on Steve Tate Hwy. ...
Spotlight on Student Achievement: Recognition of Reading Bowl Team; All State Chorus Recognition; GMEA District 9 Honor Band Recognitions; 2015 GMEA All-State Bands...
Tater Patch Players' next play, Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, opens April 10. It is a warm, witty comedy about a dog and the man who takes her in. Although this is a comedy, it's not a "cartoon dog" comedy. It is for adults and is not advised for children. Sylvia, the dog, played by Marena Leonard... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that The McDonald Family have volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program. The McDonald's have volunteered to pickup one mile of Price Creek Road from Burnt Mountain Road to the dead end. This section of road is where they live and they wanted to keep... more
Saturday, March 21st at 2pm
Saturday, March 21, after the 2pm Frank Wright lecture on the Appalachian Trail and Mt. Oglethorpe, you can put a smile on these volunteers faces, Bert and Bunny Loftman, by helping them plant native wildflowers in Eagle's Rest P... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, in partnership with the Pickens County UGA Extension and Master Gardeners, built a learning garden for the West End Boys and Girls Club in Talking Rock on Saturday, March 7. "Thanks to the many volunteers, we were able to clear an area to make four raised beds and si... more