PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Sheriff Craig is New President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes (8/1/2014)

    Pickens County Sheriff Donnie Craig was sworn in as the 2014-2015 President of the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes, Inc. during the annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Summer Training Conference on July 22 at Lake Lanier. Governor Nathan Deal presided over the installation ceremony of Youth Homes' o... more
  • Sheriff Craig is New President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes
  • Update On Dairy Queen Fire (8/1/2014)

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  • Update On Dairy Queen Fire
  • Four Legged Love From Maverick (7/31/2014)
    A one-year-old, brown Australian shepherd mix, male dog
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hello, I am Maverick, a handsome and fun dog. I like o... more
  • Four Legged Love From Maverick
  • GA DOT Seeking Public Input on State’s Transportation Needs & Funding (7/31/2014)

    As state and national leaders consider alternatives for funding future transportation needs, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants to know what Georgians would like in their 21st Century transportation system and how they recommend paying for it. The public is asked to spend a few minute... more
  • GA DOT Seeking Public Input on State’s Transportation Needs & Funding
  • Jasper Lions Visit Haiti via Mission Trip Report (7/31/2014)

    When Jasper Lions Club met on July 24th, the evening’s program was presented by one its own. Lion Alexa Baggs who recently participated in a ten day mission trip to Haiti, spoke of that venture. The trip was arranged by the First Baptist Church of Jasper. Seven persons, adults and youths, went to... more
  • Jasper Lions Visit Haiti via Mission Trip Report
  • Mountain High Music Fall Equinox at Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe (7/31/2014)
    Tuesday, September 23rd at 2pm
    The dulcimers are coming ... the dulcimers are coming ... to play their mountain music during the Fall Equinox, Tuesday, September 23rd, beginning at 2pm at Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe. The Bent Tree Strings will bring their dulcimer music to the mountaintop to help celebrate the Fall Equinox.... more
  • Mountain High Music Fall Equinox at Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
  • PICKENS COUNTY CANNING PLANT SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR AUGUST (7/31/2014)

    The Pickens County Canning Plant will change its schedule, to Wednesday afternoons only, starting on August 6th and continuing through the month of August. This schedule change takes place each year due to school being back in session. The Canning Plant will open for business at 2:00 p.m. and pa... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY CANNING PLANT SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR AUGUST
  • SALSA CONTEST THIS SATURDAY at the Jasper Farmers Market (7/31/2014)

    Home Grown – Hand Made. The Jasper Farmers Market, now in our 15th season, proudly continues as one of the only local markets where you can purchase your items directly from the grower/crafter. New to the market this week is Annmarie Hohmann, with her homemade dog treats. I purchased some at th... more
  • SALSA CONTEST THIS SATURDAY at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Bent Tree Shutterbugs Photography Exhibit Opens August 1st (7/30/2014)
    Opening Reception Friday, August 1st from 5-7:30 p.m.
    Bent Tree Shutterbugs Photography Exhibit opens at Sharptop Arts Center on August 1st and runs through the 28th. The Opening Reception will be held August 1st from 5-7:30 p.m with dessert samples from Lola’s Bar and Kitchen. Over 20 photographers will have work on display and for sale. S... more
  • Bent Tree Shutterbugs Photography Exhibit Opens August 1st
  • Familiar Pickens County Face at Head of Chattahoochee Tech Cosmetology Classes in Jasper (7/30/2014)

    The Cosmetology Program at Chattahoochee Technical College's Appalachian Campus will have a familiar face leading classes this fall. Instructor Jeannie Ingram will be taking the helm when classes begin back Aug. 18. Ingram has been teaching at Chattahoochee Technical College for two years, but is th... more
  • Familiar Pickens County Face at Head of Chattahoochee Tech Cosmetology Classes in Jasper
  • Georgia DOT Suspends Roadwork This Weekend For Sales Tax Holiday (7/30/2014)

    ATLANTA—Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures within five miles of a sho... more
  • Georgia DOT Suspends Roadwork This Weekend For Sales Tax Holiday
  • Good old days are here & now! (7/30/2014)
    Meet the Historians of the Old Schoolhouse at Talking Rock
    PACA is pleased to invite you to chat with Pickens County historians who will escort us on a journey back in time. This "Meet the Artist" event highlights the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Talking Rock, a remarkable setting for exploring local history. Come to see the schoolhouse and be a student ag... more
  • Good old days are here & now!
  • Mark Your Calendar for Girl Scouts Fall Registration Day! (7/30/2014)
    August 17th from 2-4:00 p.m. at Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia
    Join the Girl Scouts for a Fall Registration Day!!! Find out what Girl Scouts is about and have some fun! Play games and do some crafts. Talk to Girl Scouts about what they love in scouting and consider becoming a Girl Scout yourself. The event will be held at Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia... more
  • Mark Your Calendar for Girl Scouts Fall Registration Day!
  • Mayor Weaver's Touchdown Golf (7/30/2014)

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  • Mayor Weaver's Touchdown Golf
  • Pickens Department of Family and Children Services Office Closed Due to Mold (7/30/2014)

    Pickens Department of Family and Children Services office is closed until further notice due to mold. They're currently working with the landlord to resolved the issues. Employees are working at alternate locations. To report Child Abuse/Neglect call 1-855-422-4453. You are able to apply for... more
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