PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Highland Rivers Health Governing Board Elects Officers for 2017 Fiscal Year (7/11/2016)

    The Honorable Allen Wigington, chief judge of the Magistrate Court of Pickens County, was elected chair of the Highland Rivers Health governing board for a second year, at the board's regular meeting in June. His new one-year term as chair began July 1, the start of the agency's 2017 fiscal year. ... more
  • Jasper City Council July 2016 (Video) (7/11/2016)

    Tractor/side-arm bush hog purchase; HMIG update; Wingsology alcohol license for beer and wine approved. ...
  • Jasper City Council July 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development July 2016 (Video) (7/11/2016)

    Text Amendment TA-04-16-002 Chapter 67 Commercial Outdoor Firing/Shooting Ranges APPROVED with modfications; Text Amendment TA-04-16-003 Revisions & Modifications Chapter 38 Land Development Standards Subdivision Streets DENIED....
  • Pickens County Planning & Development July 2016 (Video)
  • Fatz Café Joins KPB Adopt A Road Program (7/8/2016)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that The Fatz Café has volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program. The Fatz Café employees are taking pride in keeping the roads clean where they work. They will pickup one mile of Noah Drive here in Jasper. KPB is all about reaching our goals to... more
  • Fatz Café Joins KPB Adopt A Road Program
  • John Nicholson Appointed as EMA Director for Pickens County (7/8/2016)

    John Nicholson will serve as the full time EMA Director for Pickens County, as he was appointed by the Pickens County Board of Commissioners. He has been with Pickens County Government for the past 11 years in various roles, five of those years involved with emergency management. Prior to his wo... more
  • John Nicholson Appointed as EMA Director for Pickens County
  • Pickens County Planning & Development June 2016 Report (7/8/2016)

    Permits 33 in June 2016 241 for Jan-June 2016 (43% increase) 31 in June 2015 168 for Jan-June 2015 Site Built Homes 8 in June 2016 56 for Jan-June 2016 (81% increase) 4 in June 2015 31 for Jan-June 2015 Total Department Revenue $38,671.82 in June 2016 $126,2... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development June 2016 Report
  • Wendy's in Jasper Part of Cyber Activity Targeting Customer's Payment Card (7/8/2016)
    Check your statements!
    Wendy's restaurant in Jasper (1853 Hwy. 53 West) is impacted in the malicious cyber activity targeting customers' payment card information between dates of December 2, 2015 and June 8, 2016. That malware has been disabled in all franchisee restaurants where it has been discovered. Check your debit/c... more
  • Wendy's in Jasper Part of Cyber Activity Targeting Customer's Payment Card
  • Pickens County Commissioners July Work Session (Video) (7/7/2016)

    Items for Discussion: 1) Designating Pickens County as a Purple Heart County 2) Tate Depot Lease and Usage Agreement 3) Update on leases: State Patrol office; 2 offices at Courthouse & DFACS Building 4) Bids for permanent generators at 694 Pearl Johnson Rd., Fairmount, GA and 4299 Jerusalem Chur...
  • Pickens County Commissioners July Work Session (Video)
  • Auditions for 'Mama Won't Fly' (7/5/2016)
    July 10th & 11th, 2016
    Tater Patch Players the next play to be cast has lots of opportunities for beginning and veteran actors. Mama Won't Fly, by our favorite comedy-writing trio of Hope Jones and Wooten, will be cast July 10 and 11, but doesn’t open until September 16, for 4 weeks (one of which is in Ellijay... more
  • Auditions for 'Mama Won't Fly'
  • Laughter abounds at Tater Patch Players Latest Show: The Fox on the Fairway (7/5/2016)
    Opens this Thursday!
    July 8, Tater Patch will debut another hilarious addition to its 2016 season. The Fox on the Fairway, by master-of-farce Ken Ludwig, is a delight for all adults. Poking fun at golfers and the "country club set" is the basis of this madcap romp. The tap room of fictional Quail Valley Golf Club... more
  • Laughter abounds at Tater Patch Players Latest Show: The Fox on the Fairway
  • Legionnaires and Senior Center Share Float in Parade (7/5/2016)

    There was hardly an empty spot on Main Street as the cheering crowds enjoyed the 4th of July parade celebrating our American heritage. As each float and decorated vehicle passed, the kids quickly scrambled forward to retrieve the candy being tossed to the crowd. Though all parade entries were spec... more
  • Legionnaires and Senior Center Share Float in Parade
  • Three Q's For You! (7/5/2016)

    Quinn, Quiggly, and Quincy are looking for homes! They are three months old and such sweet boys! They would make a wonderful addition to any family! Come visit them at Pickens Animal Rescue! Adoption Fees: $150 Dogs/Puppies & $100 Cats/Kittens. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all vaccines, Hea... more
  • Three Q's For You!
  • Independence Day Celebration (7/4/2016)

    Jasper Lions Club's Independence Day Celebration with 4th of July carnival, entertainment, bingo, vendors, food and entertainment, and fireworks in Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia. Photos and video....
  • Independence Day Celebration
  • Independence Day Parade (7/4/2016)

    Parade winners were National Title Pawn with first place and American Legion Post 149 and Pickens County Senior Center with second place....
  • Independence Day Parade
  • Trail Tree Newsletter July 2016 (7/4/2016)
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    In this issue: Trails of Interest in Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New York; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program;...
  • Trail Tree Newsletter July 2016
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