PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Public Health Officials Urge Protection From Mosquitoes (8/24/2012)
    21 Confirmed Cases, Including Three Deaths of WNV in Georgia
    ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is calling on all Georgians to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. DPH has identified 21 confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in the state. Three cases have been fatal. Confirmed cases are in the following counties: 1 - Bartow 3 ... more
  • Video from Public Meeting on the Notice of Property Tax Increase (8/24/2012)
    Last public hearing on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
    Pickens County Government has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in the property taxes by 9.19% over the rollback millage rate. When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia Law requires that a rollback millage rate must be comput...
  • Video from Public Meeting on the Notice of Property Tax Increase
  • Where Did All the 'Experts' Go? (8/24/2012)

    I was just daydreaming about a day many years ago when I was hunting turkeys. It was a gorgeous spring morning and I was just-a-blowin’ away on that call. I had a gobbler coming in very close, and I was really impressed at what a master turkey hunter I had become. Glowing in success, I decided to pu... more
  • Where Did All the 'Experts' Go?
  • ***Unofficial Results in the Primary Election Runoff (8/22/2012)
    Sosebee wins DA; Barnes wins Commissioner Post 1; Collins wins 9th Congressional District
    Those waiting for results at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office were instructed to check out the Secretary of State's website for results. At the time of this writing the results are as follows: Joe Hendricks lead Pickens County but Alison Sosebee was the overal... more
  • ***Unofficial Results in the Primary Election Runoff
  • Day's Chevrolet Ribbon Cutting (8/21/2012)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Day’s Chevrolet on their ribbon cutting, held July 27, 2012. Day’s Chevrolet has a long standing history of giving family friendly service to the surrounding community. In the fall of 1959, Levi Day opened Day’s Chevrolet in the small... more
  • Day's Chevrolet Ribbon Cutting
  • GEORGIA DOT SCHEDULES GUARDRAIL REPAIR ON STATE ROUTES IN CHEDOKEE AND PICKENS COUNTIES (8/21/2012)
    Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
    GDOT’s Maintenance crews will be repairing the guardrail on SR 20 at mile marker 6; and SR 515 at mile markers 7, 8 and 12 in Pickens County from Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful will be at the Jasper Farmers' Market This Saturday Too (8/21/2012)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful invited shoppers at the Saturday Pickens County Farmers Market, located at Lee Newton Park park and ride, to learn more about KPB. Shoppers were given the opportunity to become members, adopt a road or to simply gather information about the organization. If you would l... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful will be at the Jasper Farmers' Market This Saturday Too
  • LOCAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS FEATURED ON WSB-TV/Channel 2 (8/21/2012)
    People 2 People Program Highlights Pickens County Clubs and Fundraising Efforts
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia was featured on the August 19th edition of WSB-TV’s community program People 2 People. People 2 People is a weekly, half-hour public affairs program, airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WSB-TV/Channel 2. A WSB-TV camera crew visited Pickens County to see the... more
  • LOCAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS FEATURED ON WSB-TV/Channel 2
  • Rain at the Jasper Farmers Market (8/21/2012)

    It was a vendor chasing down pour. A few stalwart customers came, even in the worst of it. One drove right up in front of a vegetable vendors tent and bought some beans. Generally drive through shopping is forbidden at the farmers market, but it was extraordinary circumstances. It was the craft... more
  • Rain at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Responsible Breeding (8/21/2012)

    Have you ever thought about breeding your dog or cat? If you are thinking about it, it's a big decision. There are some important questions you should ask yourself before you consider taking on such a big responsibility. First, is your pet healthy enough to breed? If you are considering breeding,... more
  • Responsible Breeding
  • Runoff for the Primary Election Today (8/21/2012)
    PLEASE VOTE
    Today is Primary Election Runoff with the following races depending on your residence: Commissioner Post 1 Jerry Barnes and Marty Callahan District Attorney Joe Hendricks and Alison Sosebee 9th Congressional District Doug Collins and Martha Zoller Results will be available tonig... more
  • Runoff for the Primary Election Today
  • Somatics Therapy Center Ribbon Cutting (8/21/2012)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate new member Somatics Therapy Center on their ribbon cutting held August 15, 2012. Tonya Slater, a LMT & Active Isolated Stretching Specialist, is proud to announce that after being away from Pickens County for four years she has returned ... more
  • Somatics Therapy Center Ribbon Cutting
  • The Ruth House Ribbon Cutting (8/21/2012)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate The Ruth House, on their ribbon cutting held July 30, 2012. After years of prayer and dedicated hard work the Pavilion of Hope is now completed. It all started with a 4th of July Celebration/Family Fun Day, a 40x60 tent and a stage fr... more
  • The Ruth House Ribbon Cutting
  • Update: Missing 11 Year old Boy Found (8/20/2012)
    Missing Boy's Father Arrested by Cherokee Sheriff's Detectives
    Will Copes, the 19 year old that was suspected of being with the missing 11 year old from Cherokee County, was located Tuesday morning along with the 2002 Audi Station Wagon. Both were located at a U-Haul business in Canton. Copes advised he dropped off Elijah Cole and his father Jason Cole at a loc... more
  • Update:  Missing 11 Year old Boy Found
  • Fresh Faces on Leadership Team of the Professional Women of Pickens County (8/18/2012)

    Hey Ladies! Have you heard about the new and improved Professional Women of Pickens County group? A few fresh faces have been elected to the reorganized Leadership Team and we’re ready to roll. So what is PWPC? We’re a growing group of strong business leaders who come together to network with ... more
  • Fresh Faces on Leadership Team of the Professional Women of Pickens County
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