PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Contest ends October 15, 2016
Registration is under way once again for Pickens Animal Rescue's Most Beautiful Pet contest. Here's your chance to show off that glorious fur-friend you brag about to your friends, family and co-workers. Yes, you know who you are! Well now it's time to really show them off and let the citizens ... more
Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are now available for consultations 24 hours per day, seven days per week via Piedmont On Call, a virtual platform designed to help consumers get faster treatment for low-acuity, urgent healthcare needs via smartphone, tablet or computer. Piedmon... more
September is Recovery Month
It can be easy to think mental illness and addiction are conditions that last a lifetime. To believe that once someone has a mental illness or addictive disease, he or she will carry that burden forever. Unfortunately, part of that burden is the stigma and labels that continue to be associated with ... more
The Band Student of the Week is Ariel Hayes. Ariel is a Senior in the Pride of Pickens Band and plays in the trumpet section. Ariel maintains a busy school schedule and work schedule and has shown consistent improvement in the band room for the past four years. She is a hard worker, friendly ... more
Millage Rate adopted for a .75 mill increase rather than the 1 mill advertised. Jones and Barnes voted in favor of the increase, Denney abstained from voting. ...
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for August activity: Permits 49 in August 2016 34 in August 2015 Site Built Homes 16 in August 2016 9 in August 2015 ... more
Public Hearings on Property Tax increase on September 8 and 15, 2016. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 13.84 percent over the rollback millage rate of 7.203 mills. ...
Meeting September 27, 2016
Do you like pizza and other Italian fare? Our September Tea Party meeting will be a little different—we will meet for dinner at Johnny’s New York Pizza in Jasper at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27th, in the Patio Room at 744 Noah Dr #116. We look forward to seeing many Tea Party members and frien... more
Three of the vendors on Saturday, September 3, were non-profit organizations raising money for their various causes. The local Lions club was selling brooms and mops, which seem like a reasonable idea, since most people will need a new broom sooner or later and might put it off, then buy one when i... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to congratulate and thank the JeepFest recycling team, Sheriff Craig and staff, and all the volunteers for hosting a fun packed weekend with encouragement to recycle. Among the 2,300 plus entrants and thousands of spectators, KPB managed to collect 11 bags of pl... more
$14,946 raised from 22 teams of golfers and sponsor donations will help families and children in Pickens County. ...
The November General Election is less than two months away, so now is the time to check your registration status with the State of Georgia. You must be registered to vote by October 11th to cast a ballot in the November 8, 2016 election. Georgia citizens can submit an electronic voter registrati... more
We slowly approach the Fall season, bringing football, cooler weather and the 36th annual Georgia Marble Festival! A local favorite that brings in travelers from all corners of life to the marble capital on the first weekend of Octo... more
Tuesday, September 27th from 9 am to 3pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Roll in. Roll up a sleeve, and arm against the flu. Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics are coming once again to North Georgia, and there is no easier, safer way to protect against the flu while helping prepare communities for disaster. Since 2008, public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Mur... more
First reading to amend ordinance Sales For Consumption on Premises from 75/25 food to beverage sales to 50/50 food to beverage sales. Downtown Alliance traffic enhancement presentation by Kimley-Horn. ...