PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Polls Open Tomorrow For Saturday Voting (10/28/2016)
    Vote on October 29th from 9 am to 4pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration
    On Saturday, October 29, 2016, the polls will be open in all 159 Georgia counties for individuals to cast their ballots early leading up to Election Day on November 8, 2016. Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which includes this ... more
  • Polls Open Tomorrow For Saturday Voting
  • Changing Lanes October 2016 Newsletter (10/27/2016)
    Halloween Safety Tips
    Changing Lanes Newsletter features: Halloween Safety, Winterize Your Vehicle, Baltimore Crab Cakes Recipe, The Dangers of Texting While Driving, and more....
  • Changing Lanes October 2016 Newsletter
  • Federal Legislation Forcing Program Changes at Burnt Mountain Center (10/27/2016)
    Donations and Volunteers with skills in crafts, music, cooking, sewing or other life skills are needed.
    On October 13, 2016 Debbie Rooker, Director of Burnt Mountain Center, informed the Jasper Lions Club about many changes to be made in BMC programming. For 35 years, Burnt Mountain has been a Work Activity Center. Clients were given jobs appropriate for their skill level in the protected environment ... more
  • Federal Legislation Forcing Program Changes at Burnt Mountain Center
  • Leadership Pickens Class of 2016-17 Builds Community and Friendships at Retreat (10/26/2016)

    "Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less," stated Dr. Brendan Leahy quoting John Maxwell as he kicked off the Leadership Pickens Retreat. Some 23 class members and 9 Chamber leaders took part in the opening session at the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in Athens. ... more
  • Leadership Pickens Class of 2016-17 Builds Community and Friendships at Retreat
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners October 2016 (10/20/2016)

    Roger Mulkey with the Road Department was recognized for his 10 Years of Service with Pickens County....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners October 2016
  • Understanding the Different Drought Indicators for Pickens County (10/20/2016)

    As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the local water departments in the counties continue to work together on water-related issues, we have discovered that there are two entities that monitor drought levels throughout the state – the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Envir... more
  • Understanding the Different Drought Indicators for Pickens County
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board - October 2016 (10/18/2016)

    Discussion of licensing requirement for special events facilities. Special events license Foothills IGA. Old Twin Tanks General Store New Alcohol license approved....
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board -  October 2016
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market (10/17/2016)

    Just two more outdoor farmers market, then we go inside where there will be a room full of mostly craft vendors and a few vendors with something to eat. The spaces inside the building are all already reserved but outside on the patio and in the immediate parking spaces there will be room for those w... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Ball Ground Looking for Vendors and Christmas Parade Participants (10/17/2016)

    The city of Ball Ground is currently looking for Christmas vendors and food vendors to participate in the festivities at the 2016 March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots. Artists, craftsmen and food vendors are been sought for the evening of December 2nd that will be located on Old Dawsonville R... more
  • Ball Ground Looking for Vendors and Christmas Parade Participants
  • Movie Night at the Pickens Tea Party (10/17/2016)
    Tuesday, October 25 at Chattahoochee Technical College
    The October 25th monthly Pickens Tea Party meeting will be MOVIE NIGHT and the public has the opportunity to choose the movie. The choices are: 2016: Obama's America: Dinesh D'Souza 2016: Hillary's America: Dinesh D’Souza 2016: The Enemies Within: Trevor Loudon Email Penny Barker at Pen... more
  • Movie Night at the Pickens Tea Party
  • PHS Theatre Opens the 2016-2017 season with a One-Act Production (10/17/2016)
    'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' by Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert.
    Winner of multiple Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this delightfully clever satire of big business opened on Broadway in 1961 to rave reviews. The show chronicles the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch from lowly window washer to corporate executive. Fi... more
  • PHS Theatre Opens the 2016-2017 season with a One-Act Production
  • Pride of Pickens 'Give Back To The Community' Performance (10/17/2016)
    Bring non-perishable food items to support those in need in the community
    The Pride of Pickens Marching Band cordially invites you and yours to our Give Back to the Community performance Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Dragon Stadium at Pickens High School at 6:30 pm. Admission is free but if possible, bring a donation of a non-perishable food item that will be used to ... more
  • Pride of Pickens 'Give Back To The Community' Performance
  • The Genesis of The Long Table - Anchoring PCAP’s Financial Stability (10/17/2016)

    The Long Table-AVENTURE was held on Main Street in Jasper on September 24 to raise funds for Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. "Funding for charitable organizations is a continuous, year-to-year effort. The success of The Long Table has really stabilized our finances and allowed us to continue to serv... more
  • The Genesis of The Long Table - Anchoring PCAP’s Financial Stability
  • Heritage Vegetables at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/14/2016)

    Several vendors have had heritage tomatoes for sale this year as its quite a popular trend for its old fashioned flavor, untainted by hybridizing which has too often been done for more practical reasons that improving the flavor. Reasons such as making the product all ripen at the same time, make i... more
  • Heritage Vegetables at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Pickens County Declared a Level 3 Drought Zone (10/14/2016)

    The National Drought Mitigation Center has now declared Pickens County as a Level 3 Drought area, which is considered an extreme drought situation. This is a very important classification for our county because farmers with a commercial livestock operation who have lost yields due to stressed drough... more
  • Pickens County Declared a Level 3 Drought Zone
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