PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Butts for Bryan fund raiser is rolling right along. The next smoke will be on September 10. The smoker can easily hold 32 large butts. The lodge already has orders for 25 at this time. The smokes after the September 10 event will be on October 3 and November 5. The lodge is taking orders for tho... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Gerry Nechvatal to lead the Chamber as Executive Director, effective Thursday, September 1, 2016. From Board Chair Amberle Godfrey: "Gerry is a known commodity in our community. He brings a vast amo... more
Public Hearings on September 8 & 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. ...
Hinton Volunteer Fire Department purchased a Rit Pak III from MES (Municipal Emergency Services) from money raised at their annual Fall Festival on the second Saturday in November. The Rit Pak is used in case there is a firefighter or group of firefighters that are injured or trapped in a buildin... more
Chattahoochee Technical College sponsored the breakfast
The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held August 9, 2016. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Carriage House Coffee Shop and networked with the over 175 people in attendance before beginning the program. Amberle Godfrey’s Welcome and Invocation, by Ernie Knoche at King of Kings... more
Chattahoochee Technical College Police Officer Tim Hilley, pictured third from left, provided Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training to the Pickens County Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Superintendent Dr. Lula Mae Perry had requested the training for central office staff and ... more
Approved to lower the tentative 2016 millage rate, for the FY17 budget, from 16.1 to 15.98. Dr. Chris LeMieux resignation approved and he will be working with the Georgia Department of Education....
31 teams participated in Mayor Weaver's annual Golf Tournament at Bent Tree Golf Club with proceeds benefiting Jasper Youth Sports Association (JYSA)....
Competing in the Pickens Preview at Roper Park in Jasper, Georgia
Shottenkirk Ford is proud to present the Pickens High School Cross Country Runners of the Week from the Pickens Preview in Jasper, Georgia. PHS 'Nette - GiGi McElwaney: GiGi is a sophomore and in her 2nd year of running XC for the 'Nettes. She ran well in the 1st meet of the season on ... more
The Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia's public education system to attend one of eight public feedback sessions on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Meeting Details Each ESSA feedback se... more
Two new vendors were at the market this Saturday, both selling things we have not seen there before. Jeffery Samples and his son Thomas were busy putting new bottoms in old chairs. Dad was starting on a lace cane seat for a rocking chair and son was working on a flat reed woven bottom for ladder ... more
Permits 29 in July 2016 37 in July 2015 Site Built Homes 7 in July 2016 7 in July 2015 Total Department Revenue $16,526.25 in July2016 ... more
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In this issue: Texting While Driving is NOT Loving Your Family or Your Family Car; Recipe: Louisiana File (FEE-Lay) Gumbo; Upcoming Classes; Prime Solutions Treatment Groups...
September 15, 2016 at Club Tamarack
The Bent Tree Foundation and Trouts Beverages are proud to sponsor its fifth annual "Wines of the World" wine tasting charity event on September 15, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Club Tamarack. The proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Foundation's Student Scholarship/Teacher Grant Program... more
Donate by August 26, 2016
Pickens County 4-H and The Pickens Master Gardeners are collecting donations to be sent to Baton Rouge, Louisiana flood victims. Please consider donating! Items needed: - dry foods, canned foods, non-perishable food items - bottled water - anything possibly baby related (non-perishable items,... more