PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • The Pickens Report - April 2018 (5/9/2018)

    A great deal of activity is ongoing across the county a testament to the pretty weather and good economic times. Pickens County Government is experiencing no shortage of these activities. The SPLOST (Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax) renovation of Old Grandview Fire Station 5-2 was complet... more
  • The Pickens Report - April 2018
  • Veterans Ride/Crawl For A Cause Offers Fun For All (5/8/2018)

    Looking for a great day of fun in the sun that will be sure to be a memory of a lifetime while helping a veteran in need? Check out the Ride For Warren that will be held at the Calhoun 5313 Off-Road Park on Saturday May 19, open 9:a.m. till dark. The fund raiser is to help in raising funds for a... more
  • Veterans Ride/Crawl For A Cause Offers Fun For All
  • Vietnam Traveling Wall to Visit Ellijay (5/8/2018)

    The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Traveling Vietnam Wall will be on display at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Ellijay May 16-20. Sponsored by Ellijay American Legion Post 82 and the Gilmer County Lions Club, this wall is much larger than the display that was shown four years ago. The authenti... more
  • Vietnam Traveling Wall to Visit Ellijay
  • Jasper City Council May 2018 (5/7/2018)

    Highlights from the Jasper City Council May 2018 meeting: - Dr. Robert H. Keller made a proposal to improve Doris Wigington Park - Council approved to use Carl Vincent Institute of Government to advertise and search for City Manager. Costing $9,487.50. - Work Session on Monday to review alcoho... more
  • Jasper City Council May 2018
  • Nelson City Council May 2018 (5/7/2018)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Approval of Minutes a. April 2, 2018 Council Meeting b. April 19, 2018 Special Called Meeting 6. Department Reports a. City Clerk Report (Tina M. Monaghan) b. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, C... more
  • Nelson City Council May 2018
  • Pickens County School System Community Engagement Survey (5/6/2018)
    Survey live through 11:45 p.m. on May 8th
    The Pickens County School System is developing a strategic plan and invites you to participate in a survey. The district wants to hear your thoughts on what you want your public schools to provide for students, what the schools are doing well and what challenges the schools and students face. Th... more
  • Pickens County School System Community Engagement Survey
  • Three Times Busier at Tater Patch (5/6/2018)

    This month Tater Patch Players is working on three projects for your entertainment. On May 26 at 7:30, we will have the RETURN OF IMPROV NIGHT. Improv is spontaneous onstage humor provided by audience volunteers.... a lot like "Who's Line is It Anyway ?" Audience members are invited to come t... more
  • Three Times Busier at Tater Patch
  • Local Races Candidate Forum May 2018 (5/3/2018)

    The Pickens Progress hosted a candidate forum for contested local races for Jasper City Council, Pickens Board of Commissioners District 1, and Pickens Board of Education. Each race was given 30 minutes for candidate statements and questions from moderator Larry Cavender and guest. Races include... more
  • Local Races Candidate Forum May 2018
  • Pickens County Planning & Development April 2018 Report (5/2/2018)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for April activity: Building Permits (total) 58 in April 2018 (32% increase) 44 in April 2017 Building Permits for Site Built Homes 13 in April 2018 (32% decrease) 19 in April 2017 Inspections 164 in April 2018 (32% increase) 124 i... more
  • Strawberries Make Their Debut at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/2/2018)

    After a wet and dreary week, it was such a pleasure to be in the park & ride lot Saturday morning enjoying the sunshine and good company. Steve and Kim Davis of Talking Rock have returned with their homegrown strawberries. Kim says that their season will last until the first of June. I can personall... more
  • Strawberries Make Their Debut at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Hill City Elementary Pre-K Rejuvenating the School Outdoor Classroom (4/30/2018)

    The Pre-K teachers at Hill City Elementary School are rejuvenating the outdoor classroom. They will cleanup and repair the existing structure, butterfly garden, and vegetable garden. The outdoor classroom was established in 2004 with the help of Keep Pickens Beautiful. KPB provided grant funds o... more
  • Hill City Elementary Pre-K Rejuvenating the School Outdoor Classroom
  • Lucky 7 Auto Giveaway (4/28/2018)
    Congratulations to Martha Baldwin and Sloan Elrod!
    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce's Lucky & Auto Giveaway was held on April 28, 2018 at Ag-Pro in Jasper. Only 500 tickets are sold for the annual event for a chance to win a $15,000 cash or a $25,000 Voucher to one of the following local dealers: - Day's Chevrolet Jasper - Jasper Jeep - Shotten...
  • Lucky 7 Auto Giveaway
  • Pickens County Health Fair (4/28/2018)

    Over 500 attended the Pickens Health Fair sponsored by the The Jasper Lions Club, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, and Georgia Mountains Hospice on Saturday, April 28 at Chattahoochee Technical College (Appalachian Campus). Free screenings at no charge included Hearing, Vision, Scoliosis, Height/... more
  • Pickens County Health Fair
  • Advance In-Person Voting Starts Monday, April 30 (4/27/2018)

    Advance in-person voting for May 22's General Primary and Nonpartisan Election will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018 through Friday, May 18th at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration., 83 Pioneer Road, Jasper, Ga. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The polls will also ... more
  • Advance In-Person Voting Starts Monday, April 30
  • Animals & Water Activities Fun, Educational for Boys & Girls Club (4/27/2018)

    Thanks to grants from the Pickens Community Thrift Store and Amicalola EMC, on April 11 children from the Pickens County Boys & Girls Club got to hear books read; create a nest of a bird that can be found near creeks and rivers; and customize their own dragonfly that also can be found creekside as p... more
  • Animals & Water Activities Fun, Educational for Boys & Girls Club

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