PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Keeping Kids Connected to Family (5/13/2015)
    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
  • Locally grown Strawberries at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/13/2015)

    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
  • Locally grown Strawberries at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Paint the Town Purple (5/13/2015)
    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....
  • Paint the Town Purple
  • Pickens County Board of Education May Meeting (Video) (5/13/2015)

    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 ...
  • Pickens County Board of Education May Meeting (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development April 2015 Report (5/13/2015)
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    30 Building Permits Issued for total of $4,830.11...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development April 2015 Report
  • Relay For Life Days at Waffle House's in Jasper (5/13/2015)
    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
  • Relay For Life Days at Waffle House's in Jasper
  • Relay for Life of Pickens County Schedule of Events (5/13/2015)
    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
  • Relay for Life of Pickens County Schedule of Events
  • Walk With a Doc on May 16 (5/13/2015)
    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
  • Walk With a Doc on May 16
  • And the Winners Are ... (5/12/2015)

    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
  • And the Winners Are ...
  • Expect Detours Off Georgia Highways 372 and 5 Business in Ball Ground (5/12/2015)
    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
  • Expect Detours Off Georgia Highways 372 and 5 Business in Ball Ground
  • KnowPickens is Your Source for all Things SUMMER (5/11/2015)
    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
  • KnowPickens is Your Source for all Things SUMMER
  • Pickens Chamber Industry Tour at DayStar Apparel (5/11/2015)

    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
  • Pickens Chamber Industry Tour at DayStar Apparel
  • Fishing Rodeo (5/10/2015)

    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...
  • Fishing Rodeo
  • Good Samaritanís Joseph A. Wilber Building Dedicated (5/10/2015)
    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
  • Good Samaritanís Joseph A. Wilber Building Dedicated
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Show (5/9/2015)

    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....
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Show

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