PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Keeping Some New Year’s Resolutions May Require Help (1/5/2018)

    New Year is the time when many people make resolutions to get healthier – perhaps by eating better, exercising more, losing weight, or quitting smoking or other unhealthy habits. For some, the New Year may mean trying to quit drinking alcohol or using drugs. I use the word ‘try’ because quitting sub... more
  • Generousity Lights Up The Long Table (1/4/2018)

    The Christmas spirit of giving really took hold on Saturday, December 2nd as Prevent Child Abuse Pickens held its 5th annual fundraiser with The Long Table –Hollidazzle meeting and exceeding its goals for the evening and the year. Beginning just before sunset on a warm Fall evening, arriving pa... more
  • Generousity Lights Up The Long Table
  • Jasper City Council Work Session January 2018 (1/4/2018)

    Jasper City Council Work Session is held in advance of the regular meeting. The items of discussion are planned agenda items. The regular council meeting is January 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Jasper City Hall. Items of Discussion: A Crematory ordinance B. Perrow/Roper/Poole property inspection ... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session January 2018
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session January 2018 (1/4/2018)

    Items of Discussion: 1. Updates from Department Heads (some highlights below): Recreation Department Classes offered: Fitness, Karate and Line Dancing weekly Support Groups: Cancer, Weight Loss, Quilting Guild, Retired Teachers Association, Conversational English Class Pickleb... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session January 2018
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2018 (1/4/2018)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of December Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of December Financial Report V. Old Business: A. Undeveloped streets-Randy B. Repairs on Town Hall-Randy C. Red house-Cheryl D. Soil and Erosion Ordinance Update-C... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2018
  • Car Seat Mini Grant Awarded to County Health Departments in North Georgia (1/3/2018)
    Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time
    County health departments in the North Georgia Health District were awarded the 2018 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program. Through the Mini-Grant, Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield County Health Departments and local collabor... more
  • Leave Water Dripping To Avoid Busted Water Lines (1/3/2018)

    Pickens County and the City Of Jasper are experiencing a high volume of water loss due to frozen and busted lines. They are asking if your water is prone to freezing please leave it dripping until the freezing temperatures is over. If you own any vacant properties please check them to make sure ther... more
  • Leave Water Dripping To Avoid Busted Water Lines
  • Tree Trail Newsletter January 2018 (1/3/2018)
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  • Nelson City Council January 2018 (1/2/2018)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Swearing in of Newly Elected Officials 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Approval of Minutes a. December 4, 2017 Council Meeting 6. Department Reports a. City Clerk/Manager Report (Tina M. Monaghan) b. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, Che... more
  • Nelson City Council January 2018
  • Humor in Georgia (and other places) (12/31/2017)

    Despite his extreme enthusiasm for the LSU Tigers, John Sneve is a good man. Surrounded at Rotary by a pack of avid Georgia Bulldog supporters, John holds his own and more. It’s his use of humor that endears him to everyone. Growing up in Louisiana gave him a laid-back attitude that, coupled wi... more
  • Humor in Georgia (and other places)
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2017 (12/21/2017)
    Proposal to privatize the Pickens County Animal Shelter
    Dr. Chester, Animal Medical Clinic presented a proposal to privatize and operate the Pickens County Animal Shelter (time 6:12). "Consider it a privilege and duty to provide medical care and find suitable homes to all healthy and treatable animals in Pickens County" is the mission, with a vision of ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2017
  • Train Derailment (12/19/2017)

    Currently Pickens County Fire and Rescue is working with the assistance of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Hazmat teams on a train locomotive that derailed near the Pickens - Gilmer County Line on Whitestone Road. Fortunately there have not been any injuries and only the fuel from the lo... more
  • Train Derailment
  • Final Jasper Farmers Market of 2017 is Saturday (12/18/2017)

    Despite the freezing temperatures early and snow still on the ground, the Saturday December 16, Jasper Farmers Market was a good thing. Vegetable and baker vendors got to sell some of their perishables and Christmas shoppers got to work on their list. Contributing to that cause was a new vendor,... more
  • Final Jasper Farmers Market of 2017 is Saturday
  • Pickens County Schools Public Meeting - Calendar & School Reconfiguration (12/18/2017)

    Pickens County Schools are hosting three public meetings concerning revising the school calendar and new grade-level configurations. Video is of public meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017. Two more are scheduled on Tuesday, December 19 at 6 pm and Wednesday, December 20 at 8 am. The Pickens... more
  • Pickens County Schools Public Meeting - Calendar & School Reconfiguration
  • Ringing the Bell for Rotary (12/18/2017)

    I don’t know what it is about ringing a Salvation Army bell that brings out the Spirit of Christmas in me. I get the whole Jimmy Stewart movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” where “every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” In which case, on Saturday, December 12, 2017, the Rotary Club of Jaspe... more
  • Ringing the Bell for Rotary

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