PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Art Pickens 'Artist Gathering' This Saturday (5/10/2017)
    Held the second Saturday of the month in downtown Jasper
    Art Pickens "Artist Gathering" is an opportunity for local and regional artists to gather and network with fellow artist as well as meet and talk with residents and other art lovers from around North Georgia and further. It is an opportunity to demonstrate your art and talent to the like minded arti... more
  • Art Pickens 'Artist Gathering' This Saturday
  • Must Ministries Summer Lunch is Almost Here! (5/10/2017)
    The first day is Tuesday, May 30th
    While summer often means sleeping in or planning your next getaway, many of our neighbors are wondering how they will feed their children lunch today. That’s when MUST Summer Lunch and ALL our thoughtful volunteers come in. With your generosity in our communities we are able to feed many of these ... more
  • Must Ministries Summer Lunch is Almost Here!
  • Columbus Regional in Exclusive Negotiations with Piedmont Healthcare (5/9/2017)

    Yesterday, Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare signed a Letter of Intent, initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations. Should the negotiations prove successful, Columbus Regional will become Piedmont’s regional “hub” for clinical services in Southwest Georgi... more
  • The Pickens Report - April 2017 (5/9/2017)

    Coinciding with the arrival of Spring and observance of Earth Day, Pickens County Government teamed up with Keep Pickens Beautiful to form a "Tire Amnesty April". During the month of April, the Recycling centers on Camp, and Cove Road extended their collections to include tires. The extended service... more
  • The Pickens Report - April 2017
  • Pastor's Pot Poised To Set New Records at 7th Annual Food Extravaganza (5/5/2017)

    The Seventh Annual Pastor's Pot Runneth Over will be hosted on Saturday, May 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jasper United Methodist Church. It will be an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship! Come taste the culinary delights of many of our local Pastors and Ministries. Then cast a vote (with d... more
  • Pastor's Pot Poised To Set New Records at 7th Annual Food Extravaganza
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session May 2017 (5/4/2017)

    Items of Discussion: 1) Requested Revised Attendance Ordinance 2) Text Amendment – Chapter 58 (Solid Waste) 3) New Lease - Horseshoe Section of Airport 4) Closing of the Woodbridge in Jasper by GDOT 5) Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Update Called meeting in Executive Session follo... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session May 2017
  • Coca-Cola UNITED Closes Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company in Jasper, Georgia (5/3/2017)

    Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., announced that it closed the transaction with The Coca-Cola Company to expand its franchise territory into the Jasper area. This transaction follows Coca-Cola UNITED’s December 2015 announcement in which it signed Letters of ... more
  • Coca-Cola UNITED Closes Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company in Jasper, Georgia
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Kirsten Thrasher (5/3/2017)

    Our Band Member of the Week is Kirsten Thrasher. Kirsten is a sophomore in the trumpet section and has been a very positive contributor to her section and to the entire band. Always in a good mood, Kirsten has worked hard this entire year with all aspects of her band life. We are proud to have... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Kirsten Thrasher
  • Inmate Suicide in the PSO Adult Detention Center (5/2/2017)

    During the night of Friday, April 28th, an inmate hung himself in a holding cell of the Adult Detention Center. Detention Officers located an inmate hanging from the bunk bed in his holding cell. Detention Officers immediately began CPR and continued to do CPR and attempted to use an AED defibri... more
  • Inmate Suicide in the PSO Adult Detention Center
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting & Survey (5/2/2017)
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    Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (NWGRC) representatives are beginning to work with local government staff members, elected officials, citizens, business owners, etc. on the State-required update to the Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan. During the first meeting, Ethan Calhoun, a plan... more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting & Survey
  • Jasper City Council May 2017 (5/1/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of April 3, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business 1. Non e VII. New Business A. Fishing Rodeo at Cove 1. Walt Cagle B. Paving project bids 1. Lonnie Waters C. GPS m... more
  • Jasper City Council May 2017
  • Nelson City Council May 2017 (5/1/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Public Hearing a. This is to allow for public input in regards to the possibility of a Municipal Services Agreement (MSA), which would provide a contract for code enforcement, building and code administration, land us... more
  • Nelson City Council May 2017
  • Piedmont Mountainside Supports Burnt Mountain Center with $10,000 Grant (4/28/2017)

    Patients in Jasper have increased access to programs designed to decrease absenteeism and complications that arise from diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hypertension, thanks to a $10,000 community benefit grant funded by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. A recipient of Piedmon... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Supports Burnt Mountain Center with $10,000 Grant
  • Jasper City Council Work Session April 2017 (4/27/2017)
    Jasper City Park Closed for Repairs
    Concerned Jasper resident Craig Jones brought to the attention of the Mayor and Council of the safety issues and poor quality of Jasper City Park. (photos to the left). The Mayor and Council agreed that work needed to be done and announced to close the park on April 28, 2017 for renovations and re... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session April 2017
  • Pickens County 2016 Annual Water Quality Report (4/27/2017)
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  • Pickens County 2016 Annual Water Quality Report
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