PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Talking Rock News - March 2014 (4/2/2014)

    From the Mayor: I wanted to say, "Thank you!" to all of those who voted in our election last fall. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have that can be addressed by the council and myself. Our Council meetings are open to all of our town residents; we would like to h... more
  • Talking Rock News - March 2014
  • Benefits and Friendships Beckon Retired Educators in April (4/1/2014)

    When the Pickens County Retired Educators Association meets on April 9th, attendees will experience a two part program. President-elect/ Program Chairman Kathy Wallace announces that organizational benefits and the Friendship Force will be the areas of focus. One of the advantages of membership i... more
  • Benefits and Friendships Beckon Retired Educators in April
  • City of Jasper Firefighters Shaving Their Heads For Kids with Cancer (4/1/2014)
    Be a Hero for Kids with Cancer on Saturday, April 5 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    Zeb McAllister, Ryan Payne & Chief Steve Roper with the Jasper Fire Department already keep their hair closely shaved, but this Saturday their going for bald to help children with cancer. Mt. Zion Baptist Church is hosting 'Be a Hero for Kids with Cancer!' fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundatio... more
  • City of Jasper Firefighters Shaving Their Heads For Kids with Cancer
  • Helping Hands Club at Harmony Elementary School (4/1/2014)

    Helping hands is a service club at Harmony Elementary School. The club was founded by a 5th grade student. She felt that she needed to help others. She spoke with the assistant principal about the possibility of starting a club. Guidelines were setup and ten students met criteria to be members o... more
  • Helping Hands Club at Harmony Elementary School
  • It's Time to Think 'Vidalia Sweet Onions' (4/1/2014)

    For 31 years the Jasper Lions Club has provided "Fresh-from-the-farm-to-your-table" Vidalia Sweet Onions to its friends and neighbors in this area. Through the cooperation of Bland Farms- the world's largest producer of those onions- and the Lions, the cost to local purchasers has never increased. N... more
  • It's Time to Think 'Vidalia Sweet Onions'
  • Nelson City Council Members Cronic and Bishop Resign (4/1/2014)

    Nelson City Council members Duane Cronic and Jonathan Bishop resigned from Nelson City Council before a called Work Session on March 31, 2014. Mayor Larry Ray refrained from giving a statement since he had only received notice before the work session. The earliest election for replacements wil... more
  • Nelson City Council Members Cronic and Bishop Resign
  • PHS Varsity Soccer vs Gilmer (3/31/2014)

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  • PHS Varsity Soccer vs Gilmer
  • Secretary of State Kemp Launches Online Voter Registration and Mobile Voting Information Application (3/31/2014)

    Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today launched two new technology advances that will serve Georgia voters. The first is online voter registration, as well as a mobile application that enables voter registration and will have all the capabilities of "My Voter Page". "In 2012, I worked with l... more
  • Rocco's Spring Music Festival (3/30/2014)

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  • Rocco's Spring Music Festival
  • Gilmer vs Pickens Alumni (3/29/2014)

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  • Gilmer vs Pickens Alumni
  • April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month (3/27/2014)

    On March 26, 2014, Pickens County Board of Commissioners made it official by signing a proclamation, declaring: April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Each April, Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) plants pinwheels in the front yard of the courthouse. In 2011 we planted 532 pinwheels, one f... more
  • April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • Georgia State School Superintendent Candidate Forum (3/27/2014)
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    PCREA (Pickens County Retired Educators Association) and Georgia State Representative Rick Jasperse hosted a forum featuring candidates for the office of Georgia State School Superintendent. In attendance: Allen Fort, Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao, Dr. Mike Buck, Nancy Jester, Kira Willis, and Jurita Mays....
  • Georgia State School Superintendent Candidate Forum
  • The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith to open April 25! (3/27/2014)

    Whit Davies, returning to Tater Patch, is the director for The Savannah Disputation, a humorous theological play based in modern time in Savannah. Two old Catholic women are living out their golden years together, Mary is played by Thelma Cagle and Margaret is played by Pat Northcutt. The sisters ... more
  • The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith to open  April 25!
  • April Declared "Keep Pickens Beautiful/The Great American Cleanup" Month (3/26/2014)

    On March 18th, Board Members from Keep Pickens Beautiful met with Commissioner Rob Jones, Commissioner Jerry Barnes, Mayor John Weaver of Jasper, Mayor Carol Opdenhoff of Talking Rock and Mayor Larry Ray of Nelson to officially proclaim April, 2014 as the official "Keep Pickens Beautiful/The Great A... more
  • April Declared
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens This Saturday, March 29 (3/26/2014)

    This will be the fourteenth year for the Jasper Farmers Market and we want it to be the best year ever. There are plans for new events, new contest and of course there are always new vendors. Who will it be this year? It could be you. Market Manager, June McKenzie, has knitted some wonderful, ... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens This Saturday, March 29
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