PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration 2018 (7/4/2018)

    It's time for Jasper Lions Club's Independence Day Celebration in Jasper, Georgia. The Fair will be at Lee Newton Park from June 29th through July 4th. Unlimited rides for $20 with $5 off coupon found at local businesses around town on all days except July 4th. JUNE 29 - JULY 4 ~ FAIR... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration 2018
  • Jasper Farmer Markets Changes For Holiday (6/27/2018)

    With the perfect cloud cover and breeze, it was perfect weather for the Jasper Farmers Market Saturday. When you see Chris Wilson of 5 Sons Farms pull in, you know blueberry season has arrived. And there was an abundance of locally grown produce available from many different vendors – Kenneth Kirk... more
  • Jasper Farmer Markets Changes For Holiday
  • Missing and Found 18-year-old's Parents Charged with Cruelty to Children (6/27/2018)

    Pickens Sheriff’s Office detectives arrest parents of a teen following an extensive missing person search over the weekend in Pickens County. On Saturday (June 23rd), deputies were dispatched to the residence of Neil and Janet Farrell regarding a missing and possibly endangered person. The Farre... more
  • Missing and Found 18-year-old's Parents Charged with Cruelty to Children
  • Tea Party Talk: Local Politics (6/26/2018)

    Many people say "All Politics are Local". Your local Tea Party is one opportunity for citizens to expound on this theory. The Georgia Primary Elections are history—except for the run-offs scheduled for July 24th. At our next Tea Party meeting, the subject for discussion will be "Local Politi... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  Local Politics
  • Democratic Meet The Candidates (6/24/2018)
    Josh McCall and Lee Shiver
    The Women Watch and Appalachian Indivisible sponsored a Democratic Meet The Candidates event at Pendley Stables in Jasper, Georgia. The video includes a welcome and introduction of candidate Josh McCall by Adriana Gutierrez. Marie Head introduced Lee Shiver. Candidates: (time in video) <... more
  • Democratic Meet The Candidates
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June 2018 (6/21/2018)
    Audit Presentation for 2017
    The Audit Presentation for 2017 was moved to the end of the meeting. Starts at time 36:24 in the video. AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Amendments to Agenda V. Approval of Agenda VI. Employee Recognition VII. Consent Agenda VIII. Old Business IX.... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June 2018
  • The Pickens Report - May 2018 (6/13/2018)

    Another busy month has passed for Pickens County with lots in store for the Summer. On May 22nd voters across the county went to the polls to vote on a variety of elections and ballot questions. The overall voter turnout of registered voters was 25.56 percent with a total of 5,101 votes cast. On... more
  • The Pickens Report - May 2018
  • Von Hinton Citizenship Award Recipient, Dalton Crowe (6/10/2018)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper sponsors Von J. Hinton Memorial Citizenship Awards each year in memory of our Charter President, Von Hinton. Von's attributes and community involvement is recognized with the selection of a student who epitomizes the good works that Rev. Von J. Hinton did in our communit... more
  • Von Hinton Citizenship Award Recipient, Dalton Crowe
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating (6/7/2018)

    Chief Kristy Easterwood received a letter of confirmation from ISO that the district's ISO (Insurance Services Office) has been reduced from a Public Protection Class 5/5y to a 4/4x effective September 1, 2018. ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program plays an important role in the underwr... more
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating
  • First Baptist of Ivy Gap Opens This Weekend (6/7/2018)

    Ticket sales are picking up for Tater Patch Players' upcoming First Baptist of Ivy Gap, so hurry and grab them before they're gone. Director Stanley O'Kelley is full of compliments for his cast and for this play, which resonated deeply with him the moment he first read it. The six actresses ha... more
  • First Baptist of Ivy Gap Opens This Weekend
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2018 Report (6/7/2018)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for May activity: Building Permits (total) 43 in May 2018 (0% increase) 43 in May 2017 Building Permits for Site Built Homes 14 in May 2018 (133% increase) 6 in May 2017 Inspections 179 in May 2018 (38% increase) 130 in May 2017 ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2018 Report
  • Top Athletes With Mental Health Problems Encourage Men To Ask For Help When They Need It (6/7/2018)
    June is Men’s Health Month
    If there is stigma around mental illness – and there is – that stigma is perhaps double for men. While very few people feel comfortable discussing their mental health problems in general, cultural traditions that say men should be tough, stoic and strong, can make it even more difficult for men to a... more
  • Top Athletes With Mental Health Problems Encourage Men To Ask For Help When They Need It
  • Earn Your GED For Free (6/5/2018)

    The Pickens Certified Literate Community Program is offering adults in the community who have not finished their high school equivalency an opportunity to take a free, official GED practice test. This test is valued at $6. If a student passes this test with a score of 149 or higher, the Pickens ... more
  • Earn Your GED For Free
  • Habitat for Humanity Application Classes This Week (6/5/2018)

    Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified Pickens County Residents who have a need for safe, affordable housing. Two application classes are being held this week that will explain the qualifications required at: Habitat’s Pickens County Office Boardroom Located at: 135 Cares Drive in Jasp... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Application Classes This Week
  • Missionaries to Indonesia to talk at Cool Springs Baptist Church (6/5/2018)

    On June 10th at 11:00 am, Cool Springs Baptist Church will have special guest speakers Scott and Jennie Phillips, missionaries to the Dao Tribe in Indonesia. There will also be a special performance by gospel quartet Glorybound. Scott and Jennie have served the Dao Tribe as missionaries since ... more
  • Missionaries to Indonesia to talk at Cool Springs Baptist Church

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