PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Georgia Makes Strides toward Family-First Foster Care Reform
Georgia kids in foster care are living in hotels because there arenít enough foster families in the state to accommodate the number of children in the system. Kids are more likely to thrive in nurturing, permanent families, yet a new report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals ... more
Strawberries were the hit of the day at the Jasper Farmers Market. Jennifer Futch, from R & A Orchards, was selling the berries, assisted by two of her children, Jacob and Anna, who were busily filling baskets to replace the ones that were rapidly disappearing from the table. These were big, ripe,... more
Vote for your favorite Paint the Town Purple Contestant
Voting ends Friday, May 15th at Noon. Winner announced at Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies on May 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Lee Newton Park....
Recognition of 2015 Pickens County School System Retirees; Flexibility Option IE2 chosen; Valedictorian and Salutatorian; STAR Student and Finalists; Pickens County School System Math Bowl Competition ...
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30 Building Permits Issued for total of $4,830.11...
10% of sales on May 15th benefit Relay for Life of Pickens County
The Waffle House Restaurants located at 53 Travelers Rest Road and 239 Interstate South Drive in Jasper have both come on board to participate in ďRelay For Life DaysĒ in Pickens County. All day long at either location on Friday, May 15, 2015 during normal operating hours, Waffle House will donate 1... more
Saturday, May 16th at Lee Newton Park
The American Cancer Societyís Relay For Life is a community celebration in honor of those who have survived cancer and in remembrance of those who have been lost to cancer. It also honors those who are the caregivers of the cancer patients. Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society... more
Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Lee Newton Par
All members of the Pickens County community are invited to join up with Live Better Pickensí registered dietitian Jenna Prince-Farmer, RDN and Anil Yadav, M.D. of Internal Medicine Associates of Jasper on Saturday, May 16 at Lee Newton Park located at 1 Stegall Dr., Jasper, Ga. Jenna attended the... more
The Pickens Retired Educators Association (PCREA) will meet tomorrow on Wednesday, May 13th.That will be its annual community recognition and awards meeting. Outstanding students from several schools will be recognized for academic achievement. The organization will also recognize its 2015 Educator ... more
Scheduled for May 20
The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Cherokee County of a detour off State Route (SR) 372/Gilmer Ferry Road in the city of Ball Ground, scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, to accommodate filming a movie by MENA Productions, LLC. SR 5 Business/Canton Highway is also s... more
Camps, VBS, and Summer Reading Dates
Be a summer-time Know-It-All!!! Whether it is a day at the pool or the library, a week-long camp, or vacation Bible school, KnowPickens is your source for all things summer. SUMMER CAMPS Listed in alphabetical order. Follow links for information. more
On Tuesday April 28th, DayStar Apparel in Jasper hosted the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Member Industry Tour. The group was greeted by company President Jeremy Hall, CFO Paula Hall, and CEO Scott Hall. DayStar, a family owned company, was founded by Scott in 1998. Scott came to Pickens Co... more
The annual Fishing Rodeo is organized by the Pickens County Sportsman Club and fostered by DNR (Department of Natural Resources). The three day event was held on May 7, 8 & 9 with the first two days for those with physical disabilities and in nursing or assisted living homes. The last day, with ov...
Ceremonial groundbreaking launches phase two building start scheduled for July.
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center dedicated its first new building on April 26, one of three buildings of its capital campaign to replace seven aging modular units. A crowd that included family members of Dr. Joseph A. Wilber, for whom the new building is named, listened as Executive Dire... more
The annual Carns Mill Antique Engine & Tractor Show is held behind Talona Creek Campground on Talona Creek in Talking Rock, Georgia. Antique engines, tractors, automobiles, food and more....