PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Local Santa to be Inducted Into The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame (12/31/2014)

    It was announced today (December 22nd) that Tim Cavender, of Ball Ground, Georgia, will be inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame in April of next year. The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame is the home of the celebration and study of famous Santa Clauses and Mrs. Clauses of t... more
  • Local Santa to be Inducted Into  The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame
  • Party Local! New Year's Eve (12/31/2014)

    The City of Jasper and the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosted the second annual New Year's Eve Party on Main Street Jasper, Georgia with Ball Drop, Photo Booth, DJ, Dancing, Bounce Houses, Giveaways, Vendors, and Fireworks. ...
  • Party Local!  New Year's Eve
  • Pickens Chamber Board of Commerce Establishes Goals For 2015 (12/27/2014)

    "People change with vision," proclaimed Pat McGaughey as he addressed the 24 participants at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce's planning retreat held at The Ridges, November 14 & 15. McGaughey used John F. Kennedy's call for placing a man on the moon and Dr. Martin Luther Kingís "I have a dre... more
  • Pickens Chamber Board of Commerce Establishes Goals For 2015
  • Two warrants have been issued for Mr. Ned Womack for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (12/26/2014)
    Pickens County deputy involved in Shooting on Christmas Eve
    On December 24th at approximately 9:15 pm, a 911 call was received by the Pickens County Emergency Dispatch Center regarding a domestic dispute on Bethany Road. Deputy Ryne Kirkland and Deputy Travis Curran responded to the residence of Ned Womack and attempted to make contact with him at the fro... more
  • Two warrants have been issued for Mr. Ned Womack for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer
  • Pickens County deputy involved in a shooting responding to a domestic disturbance (12/25/2014)

    PSO Release: Pickens County Georgia, December 24, 2014: Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in Pickens County. At approximately 9:15 pm on December 24th, a 911 call was dispatched to Pickens County deputies involving a domestic dispute. Upo... more
  • Pickens County deputy involved in a shooting responding to a domestic  disturbance
  • Former Jasper Methodist Pastor Herb Flanders authors 'The Perfect Gift' (12/24/2014)

    "My book is a collection of short, simple, heart-touching reflections wrapped together to share the one Perfect Gift of Christmas," said the pastor. He was in Jasper signing books at Clock Tower Gifts. The title of the book comes from pastor Flander's own Christmas experience. "I share Luke2:1... more
  • Former Jasper Methodist Pastor Herb Flanders authors 'The Perfect Gift'
  • 'I love you' says Santa at Burnt Mountain Center Christmas Dinner (12/24/2014)

    "We are family at the Burnt Mountain Center and our annual Christmas Dinner unites clients, parents and staff," stated Debbie Rooker Executive Director. More than 250 people attended the festive dinner at the Jasper United Methodist Church with the highlight being Santa presenting gifts to all the ... more
  • 'I love you' says Santa at Burnt Mountain Center Christmas Dinner
  • Kaila's 13th Birthday Wish is to Help Other Kids (12/24/2014)

    When Kaila, a 7th Grader at Jasper Middle School, was asked what she wanted for her 13th birthday, she said she wanted to 'help other kids' She made a video to help raise $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by her 13th birthday on February 28, 2015. Since opening in 1962, treatments... more
  • Kaila's 13th Birthday Wish is to Help Other Kids
  • Season Ends at the Jasper Farmers Market (12/24/2014)

    Saturday was the last farmers market for 2014. The unusually cold November was devastating to the fall vegetable crop and several rainy Saturdays limited the activity at the market. However we are looking forward to spring when we can start it all over again. (After several sleep-in Saturdays). ... more
  • Season Ends at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Secret Santa Making Christmas Brighter for 75 Pickens County Children (12/24/2014)

    Pickens County Secret Santa will be making Christmas a little brighter this year for over 75 children who are currently in foster care. his program solely relies on volunteers in our community to make the program successful. The volunteer coordinators (aka Santa's Elves ) work with the local DFC... more
  • Secret Santa Making Christmas Brighter for 75 Pickens County Children
  • Chamber of Commerce's December Membership Breakfast (12/23/2014)

    Members of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce might not have time for breakfast everyday of the week, but at least once a month, members will be starting their day off right with a Chamber-sponsored breakfast and information session. Thank you to ETC Communications, LLC, for sponsoring our De... more
  • Chamber of Commerce's December Membership Breakfast
  • Sounds of Grace/Winter Solstice (12/21/2014)

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  • Sounds of Grace/Winter Solstice
  • Chamber's Duncan at Rotary 'The MobSquad is coming to Jasper businesses' (12/19/2014)

    "We have experienced a great year of service promoting Jasper and Pickens county events and businesses," proclaimed president Denise Duncan of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce at Rotary. The chamber has grown to 540 members as the community has seen the influence of membership. Duncan anno... more
  • Chamber's Duncan at Rotary 'The MobSquad is coming to Jasper businesses'
  • First Meeting of Presidentís Advisory Council Held in Jasper (12/19/2014)

    Chattahoochee Technical College recently hosted its first meeting of the President's Community Advisory Council for Pickens County. Consisting of 17 members, as well as Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb and Vice President for Facilities David Simmons, the group met for about ... more
  • First Meeting of Presidentís Advisory Council Held in Jasper
  • Four Legged Love From Simba (12/19/2014)
    Orange, male kitty ADOPTED
    Meow, I am Simba the cat with the amazing eyes. I have been here at the PAR Ranch since I was a tiny kitten. Now that I am seven months old I am ready for a new furever home. My orange fur coat makes me stand out and is a perfect match for my beautiful bright eyes. I am very playful and ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Simba

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