PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
September is National Preparedness Month and Pickens County EMA, along with the Georgia Emergency Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign encourage all residents to take time to prepare for emergencies. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness ... more
Popular Good Samaritan Hoedown coming Sept. 20
The annual Good Samaritan Hoedown fundraiser will be held at the Lowe Barn in Jasper Saturday, September 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m. The 2014 event will again feature the popular Banks & Shane band, barbecue with all the trimmings, beer, wine, soft drinks and dancing as well as live and silent auctions. ... more
Paint, Decoupage or Whatever to Ceramic Ta-Tas - Entry Deadline September 1, 2014
This is going to be a Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser like no other - Ceramic Ta-tas. You can paint, decoupage, or what ever your imagination comes up with, all we ask is that you keep it tasteful. Beautiful busts will be displayed at Talking Rock Pottery during October - Breast Cancer Awareness ... more
The Pickens County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.55 percent....
Three coins in the fountain. Make that hundreds and hundreds of coins in the Foothill’s IGA Market fountain that were donated to Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy in August. Money that was collected from a fundraiser for FERST this past spring along with the coins from the fountain w... more
Classroom Projectors and Class Size Resolution
Board voted to proceed with Technoloy Proposal Phase 2 – Purchase, Replacement and Repair of Projector Systems, and to approve the Class Size Resolution and gave Dr. Perry leeway to hire two more teachers. ...
Built by the Mountain Stewards Trail Crew
The Mountain Stewards Trail Crew completed the Outdoor Classroom and Observation Platform at the Eagle Rest Recreational site on Oglethorpe Mountain. The double platforms perched on a rock face with a westerly view will provide handicap seating as well as regular seating for about 20 people. A... more
Signed Agreement for Transportation Enhancement Activities between the D.O.T. State of Georgia and Pickens County – Tate Depot Project and received notice to advertise for bids on said Project.... more
Pickens 4-H and Master Gardeners teamed up to tackle a community project of landscaping around the new entrance sign at Piedmont Mountainside last month. Pictured Left to Right: Christy Sims, Larry Brogdon, Marty Aldridge, Laura Anderson, Joanna Phillips, Wil Giambra, Louise Brown, Linda Kumfert... more
Community leaders and organization met for the first Domestic Violence Task Force Town Hall meeting. ...