PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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. ...
Road Improvement Plans for SPLOST Funds
Discussion on Roundabout for Cove and Burnt Mountain Roads...
More than 10,000 students carrying notebooks, pens, and textbooks arrived on campus at Chattahoochee Technical College Monday for the first day of fall semester. Seven of the college’s eight campuses welcomed back students for a 16-week term that will end in December. Chattahoochee Technical College... more
Three month old, terrier mix, female puppy
Hi, I am Coco, a soft, pretty, cuddly, puppy looking for a forever home. I have a black and tan coat with four white feet that make me look like I am walking on clouds. My brother, Charlie, is also here at the PAR Ranch waiting for a home. We have a special Mom (see video below). She is... more
The weather was beautiful for the second annual Tri-market Salas Final, and an enthusiastic crowd was chatting and tasting the salsas. Three piñatas were destroyed by eager children, and prizes were awarded to the salsa winners. Jasper's popular chef, Hans Rueffert, judged both the Canned and F... more
Open House Meeting on August 26th at the Pickens County Library
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is making available the Draft FY 2015 - 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in Northwest Georgia for public review and comment. The STIP is a four-year program that is designed to achieve Georgia’s transportation goals as envis... more
In cooperation with 180 Printer and Toner Management
The Keep Pickens Beautiful, in cooperation with 180 Printer and Toner Management of Jasper is participating in a Printer Cartridge Recycling Program. This free program is open to all businesses and individuals and provides a simple system for the collection and recycling of printer ink cartridges, l... more
TDS® provides affordable phone service to income-eligible customers through Federal Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up programs; helps phone service remain affordable.
To certify no Americans are left without access to the opportunities and security that phone service offers, Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up are available. TDS Telecom (TDS®), along with other local phone companies across the country, offers these federal programs in the areas they serve. The goal is to... more