PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy announced that its program to provide free books along with literacy materials to Pickens County children under the age of 5 was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of Pickens Ferst in providing this early... more
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) -The window of opportunity is closing for people interested in a 2012 deer quota hunt. If you want a chance, you need to complete your online quota application in before midnight September 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.... more
(SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.) -The long-awaited opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season. With numerous wildlife management area (WMA) hunts scheduled, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the sport. Th... more
July 25, 2012, the Georgia Mountains Hospice (GMH) Board of Directors named Gina Pendley, Interim Executive Director. Gina has worked with GMH for seventeen years in many capacities, including Director of Community Events & Fundraising, as well as the Volunteer Coordinator. Gina is involved in man... more
Gibbs Gardens music festival celebrates September
Celebrate September with live music at Gibbs Gardens. Start off your month on a high note with our signature 'Music in the Gardens' on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3. Experience one of the nation’s most spectacular gardens to the sounds of live music. Strolling violinists and flutists will greet you i... more
Jasper City Park (aka the Duck Pond) will be closed due to renovations starting Friday, August 24 for at least one month. Tennis Courts and Walking Trail closed as well. The baseball fields are the only thing that will remain open. ... more
Deadline to Vote is September 15
Four new wildlife vehicle license plates are coming to Georgia, and the Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants the public to help select the best tag design. Georgians can vote for the new wildlife tags at www.ge... more
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
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...
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
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
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
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