PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County 4-H Hosts Livestock Show (10/9/2012)

    On Saturday, September 22 Pickens County 4-H hosted their annual Fall Fling Livestock Show. This year’s show was held at the Jasper Middle School Ag Facility at 6:00 p.m. Thirty-one youth exhibited 19 hogs, 29 goats and 6 lambs. There were also 8 pre-club peewee showmen that attended the show. ... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Hosts Livestock Show
  • Hiking Safety Tips from Georgia’s State Parks (10/8/2012)

    (ATLANTA) No one ever plans to get lost in the woods, but it does sometimes happen. Each year, Georgia’s park rangers spend numerous hours searching for hikers who did not return on time, slipped on waterfalls, got off the trail or encountered other problems. “Most of the time, our guests are ... more
  • Hiking Safety Tips from Georgia’s State Parks
  • Search for Pickens County’s ‘Ugliest Website’ Underway (10/8/2012)
    Top Prize to be Awarded
    Local Jasper web design company, Pine Belt Web Design, is taking submissions for the ugliest website for a Pickens County organization. The 'lucky' winner will a free web design packaged valued at $899. Entrants are asked to state why they think their website is ugly, and what could be improved abo... more
  • Search for Pickens County’s ‘Ugliest Website’ Underway
  • Bluegrass Championship (10/7/2012)

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  • Bluegrass Championship
  • Burnt Mountain Bicycle Ride (10/7/2012)

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  • Burnt Mountain Bicycle Ride
  • Georgia Marble Festival (10/7/2012)

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  • Georgia Marble Festival
  • Marble Festival Entertainment (10/6/2012)

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  • Marble Festival Entertainment
  • Marble Festival Parade (10/6/2012)

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  • Marble Festival Parade
  • Marble Festival Road Race (10/6/2012)

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  • Marble Festival Road Race
  • OPINION: Vote No on Amendment 1 (Charter School Amendment) (10/5/2012)

    Why would I Suggest Voting NO you might ask? First of all I feel that it is our personal responsibility to get involved in "Public Education" to make it better, I chose to do just that by volunteering in the schools and by getting deeply involved by running for the Pickens County Board of Education.... more
  • OPINION:  Vote No on Amendment 1 (Charter School Amendment)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2012 Report (10/5/2012)

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  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2012 Report
  • The Pickens Report from Commissioner Rob Jones (10/5/2012)

    It is amazing to me how quickly our summer has passed. It seems as though I was just talking about moving from Spring into Summer a few days ago and now we have falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and thoughts concerning how we are going to stay warm this Winter. That brings to mind something I w... more
  • The Pickens Report from Commissioner Rob Jones
  • Changes to the GDOT'S Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) program (10/4/2012)
    This is the primary vehicle through which State funding is provided for local government transportation projects
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  • Servicemembers and Veterans May Be Eligible for Additional Money through Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (10/4/2012)
    If you're eligible, you must submit a claim by October 21, 2012.
    If you are active or reserve military, and your service was extended under stop loss between September 11, 2001 and September 30, 2009, you're eligible for $500 per month in retroactive pay. Veterans and beneficiaries of servicemembers are also eligible. ... more
  • Come by Lee Newton Park and watch Sculptor, Bill Cook, Jr. Carve a Marble Piece for the Chamber (10/3/2012)
    October 3, 4 & 5 from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 - 5 p.m. and during the Marble Festival
    Beginning on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. you can come by Lee Newton Park and watch Sculptor, Bill Cook, Jr., hard at work carving a piece to be donated to the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce at the end of the festival. Jessica Bowers with PC Co-Pilots, LLC donated the piece of marble and arranged to... more
  • Come by Lee Newton Park and watch Sculptor, Bill Cook, Jr. Carve a Marble Piece for the Chamber
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