PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks! (3/27/2017)
    Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia
    According to the Farm Gate Value Report, broiler chickens are Georgia’s number one commodity. The poultry industry provides Georgians with employment opportunities and delicious, local chicken, but there is a disease that is dangerous and threatening poultry everywhere. Low pathogenic (LPAI) and hig... more
  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks!
  • Pickens County Suitcase Drive a Success (3/27/2017)

    The North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network (NGMCN) recently completed a very successful suitcase drive netting a number of suitcases and bags for shelter residents. A bag or other piece of luggage will be given to each resident exiting the shelter. Often residents leave their homes quickly with on... more
  • Pickens County Suitcase Drive a Success
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (3/27/2017)

    Monday, March 20th marked legislative day 36 of 40 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine Die, the last day of the session is this Thursday! As our deadline quickly approaches, we had another hectic week of legislation review, votes, and resolutions that are now under consideration by Governor Deal. ... more
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Inspiring U. S. Army Combat Officer Col. John Thompson to Speak at Rotary (3/26/2017)

    The Rotary Club of Jasper invites the community to come and be inspired as Col John Thompson shares his experiences leading troops and defending our country. Reservations are requested for the March 29, Rotary meeting featuring Col. Thompson jaspergarotary@gmail.com. The 12 noon lunch gathering... more
  • Inspiring U. S. Army Combat Officer Col. John Thompson to Speak at Rotary
  • 5 More Line Crews Arrive to Assist in Power Restoration (3/23/2017)

    We appreciate the patience of those members still affected by power outages. We are currently down to 1186 members out spread across 8 counties. These outages are in 170 different locations; some with 1-2 members out. This is down from a high of 20,800 members out of power Tuesday night when the sto... more
  • 5 More Line Crews Arrive to Assist in Power Restoration
  • Highland Rivers Health names Franscica MgBodile, MD, Chief Medical Officer (3/23/2017)
    MgBodile to replace Dr. Nizamuddin Khaja, who will remain lead medical director for agency's three crisis units
    Highland Rivers Health has named Franscica MgBodile, MD, a board certified psychiatrist, as the agency's chief medical officer. Mgbodile joined Highland Rivers as associate medical director in 2015, and has served as medical director of outpatient services since January 2016. As chief medical office... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Franscica MgBodile, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Noah Coriell (3/23/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Noah Coriell. Noah is a Junior in the band and plays alto saxophone in the marching band and in the Symphonic Band. He is involved in the Academic Quiz Team and also manages many Honors and AP classes. He will be our Band Co-Captain for the 2017-2018 season and... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Noah Coriell
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting March 2017 (3/23/2017)
    Preliminary 2018 Budget proposing 2% raise across the board for ALL employees.
    The purpose of this meeting will be to review storm damage, preview the budget process, and conduct executive session for personnel recommendations and/or pending or potential litigation. AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Superintendent Reports A. Operations - Storm Damage... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting March 2017
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce March Business After Hours (3/23/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The March Business After Hours was hosted by the Law Offices of Edwin ... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce March Business After Hours
  • TEA PARTY TALK: Educate Before You Vaccinate (3/23/2017)
    Meeting on March 28th
    You are invited and urged to attend the March 28th meeting of the Pickens County GA Tea Party. We are pleased to have a special guest speaker, who is well versed in the important issue of vaccine safety and the Vaccination vs Autism controversy. We are partnering with the Madison Forum and the... more
  • TEA PARTY TALK: Educate Before You Vaccinate
  • Detectives Working with the GBI Investigating an Apparent Murder Suicide (3/22/2017)

    On Tuesday, March 21st, deputies responded to an address on Burgess Road West in Jasper Georgia. The caller had advised that he had found his tenant in his home and he was not conscious. After arriving, deputies found 2 individuals in the home that were deceased. During the initial investigation,... more
  • Detectives Working with the GBI Investigating an Apparent Murder Suicide
  • High Winds, Heavy Rain and Hail Bring Down Trees and Power Lines (3/22/2017)

    As storms blew through our service area last night, we began to experience wide spread power outages. As always, once outages occurred, crews were called in immediately and we began to assess the damage. We reached a high point of approximately 20,800 members with­out power; currently we have 7,6... more
  • High Winds, Heavy Rain and Hail Bring Down Trees and Power Lines
  • Downed Trees and Power Lines Force School and Road Closings (3/21/2017)

    UPDATE: Pickens County Government Offices (Administrative, Courthouse, Recycling Centers, and Elections), as well as the Pickens County Health Department are now closed today, Wednesday, March 22, due to a storm-related power outage. ----------------------------- Due to downed trees and power o... more
  • Downed Trees and Power Lines Force School and Road Closings
  • PSO Deputy Involved Shooting Following Traffic Stop (3/21/2017)
    Dash Cam Video
    At approximately 1:00 am, Sergeant Travis Curran with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on Hwy 53 East in Jasper Georgia. Curran followed the vehicle until it stopped on Lincoln Street. As Curran exited his vehicle, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Ga... more
  • PSO Deputy Involved Shooting Following Traffic Stop
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (3/20/2017)

    It is hard to believe that we have ten weeks down and two weeks to go, until we adjourn the 2017 legislative session! We had a busy week of committee hearings and policy debate as both the House and Senate passed bills now under consideration by Governor Deal. Murray County Leadership was at the Cap... more
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