PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (2/6/2017)

    On Monday, January 30th, we reconvened for a hectic third week of the 2017 session. Committee and subcommittee hearings were in full swing as we considered various bills. We also addressed measures dealing with public safety and agriculture on the House floor. Most importantly, Pickens Leadership... more
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Shakespeare comes to the Tater Patch Players Theater (2/5/2017)

    As you know, William Shakespeare’s works are the most performed, studied and recognized in history. He wrote poetry, history, tragedy, tragic comedy, and comedy that are sometimes referred to as farce. The Taming of the Shrew falls into the last category, a farce. Entertaining and funny, the ... more
  • Shakespeare comes to the Tater Patch Players Theater
  • Jasper City Council Work Session (2/2/2017)

    Items of Discussion: Roads and Water... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2017 (2/2/2017)

    Item for Discussion: Employee Handbook Updates... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2017
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2017 (2/2/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of January Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of January Financial Report V. New Business: A. Town Attorney~Cheryl B. Animal Control~Cheryl C. Election Fee~Cheryl VI. Old Business: A. Red House~Cheryl B. Her... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2017
  • LeeAnne Clendenin is the PHS Swimmer of the Week (2/1/2017)

    Congratulations LeeAnne Clendenin for being Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Dragon Swim Team Swimmer of the Week! Coach Ginny Perren states, "LeeAnne is an amazing swimmer and our current girls' 50 yard freestyle record holder with 27.92. She loves to swim and is a great asset to the team. She always has ... more
  • LeeAnne Clendenin is the PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Chamber Committee Actively Working to Benefit Schools in our Community (1/31/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Committee spearheaded by Dr. Folsom "Sonny" Proctor meets monthly with the Pickens County Board of Education to address educational issues facing our community. At a recent meeting they discussed ways that they could pot... more
  • Chamber Committee Actively Working to Benefit Schools in our Community
  • NOTICE: Portions of Old Philadelphia Road Closed (1/31/2017)
    Closed January 31st and February 1st
    Old Philadelphia Rd. from N. Main St. to Gordon Rd. will be closed on Tuesday, January 31st beginning at 8:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 1st around 4:00 p.m. to replace a cross drainage pipe. Use Collins Road or Gordon Road to Detour the area closed.... more
  • NOTICE:   Portions of Old Philadelphia Road Closed
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Natalie Giddens (1/31/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Natalie Giddens. Natalie is a freshman flute player in the Symphonic Band. Natalie also marched piccolo in the marching band. In the short amount of time she has been in high school, Natalie has proven herself to be a hard worker, a steady contributor and a pos... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Natalie Giddens
  • Place Construction Joins Keep Pickens Beautiful Recycling Program (1/31/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to add a new business member to our recycling program. Place Construction relocated here in Jasper about a year ago, according to Brandon Pettit, Construction Manager. Place Construction has been in business about 4 years and is working on a project at Piedmont... more
  • Place Construction Joins Keep Pickens Beautiful Recycling Program
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (1/30/2017)

    Hi, Friends, So sorry I have not begun these articles until this week. I do appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in the Capitol during this legislative session. The past two weeks have been very busy, meeting new people and moving offices and all that stuff, in addition to session and committ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Pickens Basketball Faced Ridgeland at Home Friday Night (1/28/2017)
    Nettes win; Dragons narrowly lose
    Pickens High School Varsity Nettes and Dragons faced Ridgeland at home last night. The Nettes landed on top with score 49-42, and close one for the Dragons with Ridgeland winning 67-63. Photos provided by Heather Jordan and posted on more
  • Tater Patch Players in Rehearsal for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (1/28/2017)
    Opens March 3, 2017
    Mark your calendars now! Go on line and order your tickets. You don’t want to miss this epic comedy all about love, trickery and disguises. The Taming of the Shrew is laugh-out-loud Shakespeare. Jan Simpson, an experienced and talented director, is having her first go at directing "The Bard"... more
  • Tater Patch Players in Rehearsal for  Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
  • Detectives Arrest Alabama Man Attempting to Engage in Sex with a Minor (1/27/2017)

    Last night, January 26th, Pickens Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Edwin Brian Lumpkin. Mr. Lumpkin, a 27-year-old man, drove to Pickens County from his home in Roanoke Alabama to meet who he believed to be a 15-year-old female. Mr. Lumpkin had been engaging in an online conversation with the yo... more
  • Detectives Arrest Alabama Man Attempting to Engage in Sex with a Minor
  • A New Day and Program for Free Tax Preparation (1/26/2017)

    The free tax preparation provided by AARP Tax-Aide will again take place at Pickens County Library this season on a new day, TUESDAY, from February 7th through April 11th, 2017, starting at 9:30 am until 1:30 pm. The service is aimed at clients with moderate income and an uncomplicated tax return... more
  • A New Day and Program for Free Tax Preparation
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