PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • How You Can Honor Our Veterans (11/7/2017)

    November 11 marks the 79th year our nation has officially recognized and honored our veterans for their service and sacrifices with the official Federal holiday known as Veterans Day. The history behind its origin gives even more significance to this day of thanking those who served. Congress de... more
  • How You Can Honor Our Veterans
  • Pickens County Planning & Development October 2017 Report (11/7/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for October activity: Building Permits 42 in October 2017 (31% increase) 32 in October 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 13 in October 2017 (63% increase) 8 in October 2016 Inspections 183 in October 2017 (58% increase) 116 in Octo... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development October 2017 Report
  • The Pickens Report - October 2017 (11/7/2017)

    The holidays are approaching; the season is a time for family, fellowship, friends and giving. While this time is a bright one for many, it is important to remember those in our community that are not as fortunate. Every year in Pickens County various civic groups, organizations, and helpful neighbo... more
  • The Pickens Report - October 2017
  • Tate Day (11/4/2017)

    The annual Tate Day Festival is held on the first Saturday in November in Tate, Georgia featuring a parade, vendors, entertainment, BBQ, marble quarry tours, reunions and more. The event is sponsored by Marble Valley Friends, Inc., an historical preservation organization that restored the Old Tate ... more
  • Tate Day
  • Pickens County Retired Educators Day is November 5th (11/3/2017)

    Today Pickens County Commissioner Rob Jones signed a Proclamation to recognize Georgia Retired Educators Day on November 5th. Commissioner Becky Denney was also present. The four Pickens County Retired Educators from left to right are Pat Denney, Lawton Baggs, Nancy Teague, and Cyndy Buscher. ... more
  • Pickens County Retired Educators Day is November 5th
  • Rianna McClendon Named PHS Band Student of the Week (11/3/2017)

    The PHS Band Student of the Week is Rianna McClendon. Rianna is a sophomore flute player in our program and is very active in the marching band and Symphonic Band. She is always one of the first to help others and help out with anything needed for the band. She is always friendly, kind and re... more
  • Rianna McClendon Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session November 2017 (11/2/2017)
    Proposal for lighting and sound on Main Street in Jasper
    Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session on November 2, 2017 included the following items of discussion: 1) Water Department – Bids for Work Vehicle 2) “Lights and Sound” Presentation – Jack Dunn Proposing for Pickens County to help fund LED lights and sound on Main Street in Jasper... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session November 2017
  • District Governor Teri Chambers Rice Attends Jasper Lions Club Meeting (10/30/2017)

    On October 26th, the Jasper Lions Club hosted 18L District Governor Teri Chambers Rice. Her husband, Past District Governor Mark Rice also attended. We were very honored to have them both with us. Teri is bringing an enthusiastic approach to her new job as District Governor. She is encouraging ... more
  • District Governor Teri Chambers Rice Attends Jasper Lions Club Meeting
  • Information Forum: Supporting Our Pickens County Schools (10/30/2017)

    The Pickens County Democratic Committee sponsored an Information Forum: Supporting Our Pickens County Schools on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Chattahoochee Technical College. A group proposes to grant additional exemptions for seniors from the schools portion of property taxes. The forum examined... more
  • Information Forum: Supporting Our Pickens County Schools
  • Tate Elementary School Begins Their Recycle Program (10/30/2017)

    Tate Elementary School third grade students, under the leadership of Mrs. Barnett, begins their collection of single stream recycling for this school year. Pictured are the three teams that collect paper from all of the classrooms and take it to the recycle dumpster. Keep Pickens Beautiful furn... more
  • Tate Elementary School Begins Their Recycle Program
  • TDS Begins Next Step in Broadband Improvement Project in Pickens (10/27/2017)
    Network equipment has arrived, work begins
    MADISON, Wis. – TDS Telecom (TDS®) technicians and network engineers are working now to install the core equipment necessary to improve broadband speeds and bring new services to Nelson and Big Canoe and in portions of Pickens, Dawson and Cherokee counties. TDS anticipates engineering and constru... more
  • TDS Begins Next Step in Broadband Improvement Project in Pickens
  • Conner Williams Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/26/2017)

    The band student of the week is Conner Williams. Conner is a freshman tuba player in the marching band and also plays in the Freshman and Symphonic Band. Conner made All-State band last year as an 8th grader. Conner is always one of the first to volunteer to help, assist other students in lea... more
  • Conner Williams Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • KPB Encouraged Recycling During the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festibal (10/26/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful participated in the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival again this year. KPB placed seven recycle containers around the grounds of the festival, giving the visitors an opportunity to recycle their cans and plastic bottles. The weather was beautiful and the crowds enjoyed the... more
  • KPB Encouraged Recycling During the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festibal
  • TDS Warns Customers of Malware in Free Movies (10/26/2017)
    A free movie isn’t worth malware
    MADISON, Wis. — The temptation of free movies can be hard to resist, but several websites use them to lure people into downloading malware. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is warning customers to avoid sites that offer free movies in order to protect their computers from malware that might infect their devices, ... more
  • Vote for the Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest (10/26/2017)
    Sponsored by the Jasper Merchants Association
    The Jasper Merchants Association is hosting Jasper's 6th Annual BOO-WHO? Scarecrow Contest in downtown Jasper, Georgia. There will be Trophies & Prizes for the Top 3 winners in each category (Business Group or Schools/Churches/NonProfit). Winners will be determined by votes on KnowPickens.com (vo...
  • Vote for the Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest
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