PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Big Canoe Oktoberfest has always been a popular fall event—rain or shine—and this year the weather provided both. (Links to Smoke Signals article)...
Marble Festival has passed; Talking Rock Heritage Days are a week away. Attention now turns to Pickens County's third annual fall festival-Tate Day. In 2006, then Sole Commissioner Robert Jones signed a proclamation designating the first Saturday of each November as Marble Valley Friends' Tate D... more
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In this issue: Trail tree database, Indian Trails Mapping Program, Mystery of the Trees Documentary, Mystery of the Trees Presentations and Book Signings, Dee Sturgis Artis, ...
A Taste of Pickens is November 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday hours are now 12:30 p.m-3:00 p.m. In this issue: Volunteer Highlights, From Your Director, From the Front Lines, Events, Rev. Ben Laughlin Board of Director Highlight...
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Read all about how you can win a $25 gas card just for taking a selfie! ...
Four-month-old Chihuahua mix male dog
Hi, I am Diego, the perfect lap dog. I am small; I weigh about six pounds, and I love to be held. When I am in your arms, my ears perk up to let you know how happy that makes me. The people here at the Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch say I am sweet, playful, and get along well with other dog... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new member Cora's Country Diner to the Chamber and congratulate them on their Ribbon Cutting, held September 25th. Cora grew up in the kitchen watching her mama cook. She taught her a lot and especially how to make her biscuits. Her ma... more
Due to the threat of severe storms and inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will operate on a two-hour delay today, (Tuesday, October 14, 2014). Parents should expect their child's bus to arrive two hours later than usual. The bus drivers usually begin their routes at 6... more
Pumpkin versus Sweet Potato. A yearly decision unless you have already determined which you will have for your fall feast; maybe a family tradition, maybe a compromise, maybe you switch back and forth, or maybe you have both. Bring your best to the market and enter the contest. You can enter e... more
Pickens County GA Tea Party on October 28th at Rocco's Pub
Although the Refugee Resettlement program is a federal project passed during the Carter administration in the 1970’s, the states, including Georgia, now are saddled with the enormous expense of supporting this disastrous, abnormal immigration process. The original intent of Refugee Resettlement wa... more
Renasant Georgia is pleased to announce Donna Torres has joined their Mortgage Lending Team. Donna will serve as Mortgage Banker for both Jasper and Marble Hill Branch locations based at 251 Hwy 515 Jasper, Georgia and 90 Steve Tate Hwy Marble Hill, Georgia respectively. Torres has 10 years of b... more
October 13 - 31st on Monday-Friday; Saturday voting is October 25th
Advanced voting for the General Election on November 4, 2014 started today, October 13th and ends October 31st. The Pickens County Board of Elections Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting will be held on October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Georgians h... more
Former K-9 Khloe had to retire
Bethany-Salem Fire Department's SAR K-9 Unit is seeking donations for purchasing a new fully trained Search and Rescue K-9 for the community. For the past year, they had a three year old female German Shepherd Dog named Khloe, but she was forced to retire early due to an early onset of health is... more