PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Boys and Girls Club celebrating Olympic Day (6/14/2012)
    Event to feature Olympian Cindy Gentry
    JASPER, GA – The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Jasper, as the Boys and Girls Club of North Georgia hosts Olympic Day on June 22. “We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in the Jasper community,” said Justin Grice, Recreation Director of the Boys and Girls Clu... more
  • Boys and Girls Club celebrating Olympic Day
  • June Business After Hours (6/14/2012)

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  • June Business After Hours
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful invites you to use the Recycle Center on Camp Road (6/14/2012)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful invites you to use the recycling center located on Camp Road in Jasper. You will always be greeted with a friendly smile and a warm welcome upon your visit. KPB and the Camp Road employees would like to remind you that you can recycle the following items; plastic ... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful invites you to use the Recycle Center on Camp Road
  • Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive World Series Results (6/13/2012)
    Team Infernos Won and the Drive Brought in $17,400 in Membership Revenue
    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce hosted a Membership Drive World Series with five teams competing to bring in the most new members and renewals. The competition ended at Noon on June 12, 2012. The winners were announced at the Chamber's annual picnic. Team Inferno was the winning team and the dri... more
  • Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive World Series Results
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2012 Report (6/13/2012)

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  • Candidate Forum on June 26th at Pickens Cty Tea Party (6/12/2012)

    Pickens County citizens are very fortunate to have many candidates vying for local offices in the upcoming primary on July 31st. Our Tea Party had originally scheduled all local candidates to speak at our June meeting; however, because of the great numbers, we are dividing up the speakers between ... more
  • Chamber Picnic in the Park (6/12/2012)

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  • Chamber Picnic in the Park
  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (6/12/2012)

    Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus is a life threatening disorder caused by abnormal dilation and twisting of the stomach. It is often also referred to as “bloat.” Bloat is a non-specific term as there are other causes of bloat that do not involving twisting of the stomach. GDV is a true emergency that req... more
  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
  • Jasper's Most Talented Competition included in Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration June 28 - July 7 (6/12/2012)
    Download Application Form along with Parade and Vendor Applications
    The Jasper Lions Club is hard at work planning the community’s annual Independence Day Celebration. In addition to providing wholesome family fun for thousands of people, the money earned by the Club on Independence Day helps fund dozens of community projects. The Celebration this year will be hel... more
  • Jasper's Most Talented Competition included in Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration June 28 - July 7
  • PSO Business Watch Alert: Burglary at a Convenience Store in Tate and Break In at Numerous Storage Units (6/12/2012)

    Detectives with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating two separate crimes that could affect the business community of Pickens County. One incident involved the burglary of a convenience store in Tate Georgia. The burglars entered through a side window after cutting the power to... more
  • PSO Business Watch Alert:  Burglary at a Convenience Store in Tate and Break In at Numerous Storage Units
  • Four Legged Love From Sachel (6/11/2012)

    The following pet is looking for a home to fill with laughter and love. SACHEL - Hi, I am Sachel, a four month old, small black Dacshund – Terrier mix male dog. I am clam for my age and I like cats, kids, and other dogs. Of course, I am cute and cuddly. Like everyone here at the Ranch, I am ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Sachel
  • Get Your Social Security Statement Online (6/11/2012)

    Your Social Security Statement is available online and the only way to receive your statement unless you are 60 or older or turning 25 this year. To get your Statement online, you must first create a my Social Security account with U.S. Social Security Administration. Once you have an acco... more
  • Get Your Social Security Statement Online
  • Hip Dysplasia in Dogs (6/11/2012)

    Hip dysplasia is a common condition of large and giant breed dogs. It is a potentially crippling disease. The term dysplasia means abnormal growth. Hip dysplasia occurs as a puppy is growing and refers to a poor fit of the “ball and socket” part of the hip. The poor fit causes instability of the joi... more
  • Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generates $108.5 million for state and local economy (6/11/2012)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generated over $108.5 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2010, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). The report also included the cost of uncompensated care to be $2.87 million, including unpaid costs of Medicaid and... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generates $108.5 million  for state and local economy
  • VA Announces Aggressive National Recruitment Effort to Hire Mental Health Professionals (6/11/2012)

    WASHINGTON (June 11, 2012)- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the increased demand for mental health services. The Veteran... more
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