PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 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
  • Georgia Retailers Ready For State’s 'Green' Sales Tax Holiday (10/3/2012)
    October 5 to 7
    (ATLANTA) Shoppers in Georgia will have an extra incentive to make “greener” shopping choices this weekend if they buy energy and water efficient products for their homes. From October 5 to 7, the state of Georgia is holding a sales tax holiday on various products certified by the ENERGY STAR or ... more
  • Georgia Retailers Ready For State’s 'Green' Sales Tax Holiday
  • Leaves Are Not The Only Thing Rustling in the Woods (10/3/2012)

    It's Fall in Georgia, that means Snakes are on the move. As discussed in the last two warnings - for the next several weeks you may still see some juveniles dispersing from their birth site to find food and safe havens. Adult species behavior will vary. As temperatures begin to change some cold... more
  • Leaves Are Not The Only Thing Rustling in the Woods
  • Mammary Tumors in Dogs and Cats (10/3/2012)

    October is breast cancer awareness month. This time each year we think about finding a cure, and we think about the people we know who have fought breast cancer. The staff at Wayside Animal Hospital sends out our love to family members who have survived breast cancer: Margaret Vaughn, Paige Wilson, ... more
  • Mammary Tumors in Dogs and Cats
  • One more month for the Jasper Farmers Market (10/3/2012)

    Although many of the areas farmers markets have closed by now, or soon will, the Jasper Farmers Market will continue through the end of October. Next week, Saturday, October 8th, the market will move to the parking lot of Sacketts Western Wear, Tack and Feed on Highway 515. Then the following... more
  • One more month for the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Paper Recycling Starts with You!!!! (10/3/2012)

    We've become a disposable society and we need to do the math. Every day, each person in Georgia generates 4.6 pounds of garbage, or 1,400 pounds every year . Up to 80 percent of the garbage is recyclable or reusable. Any time we're not recycling we are throwing away money. In fact, if measured by we... more
  • Paper Recycling Starts with You!!!!
  • PRIMITIVE WEAPONS DEER SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 13 (10/3/2012)

    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) - Muzzleloader. Black Powder Gun. These names apply to the type of firearm that can be used during the week-long primitive weapons deer hunting season that begins Saturday, Oct. 13. During the 2011 primitive weapons season, more than 50,000 deer hunters harvested slightly ... more
  • RECYCLING USED MOTOR OIL (10/3/2012)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to let our residents know how do recycle of used motor oil without impacting our environment. Jasper has four Auto parts stores plus the road department behind the Camp Road Recycling Center, who will take your used motor oil and recycle it. The Pickens County Roa... more
  • RECYCLING USED MOTOR OIL
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