PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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
Summer is starting to wind down and that means Pickens County schools are back in session. Students and staff returning to school bring increased traffic across the county. It is important to be aware of school zones and drive with extra precaution during school hours. The hours for Pickens County s... more
Please enjoy responsibly
5 years and 55 pounds of American craftsmanship have gone into creating Bella. Bella was crafted by nature using only the finest ingredients and aged to perfection to eliminate any unpleasant after bite. Bella is perfect for that weekend party with friends or just a quiet evening at home. 1... more
Attend the Adventure Quest, Episode 2, The Scout Awakens Event on August 27 in Canton, Ga.
The Boy Scouts of America Appalachian District, which serves all of Pickens County, is hosting a scouting event "Adventure Quest, Episode 2, The Scout Awakens". This event is open to any elementary age child with an interest in scouting or, perhaps, just wants to check things out to see if it is a ... more
Employees Recognized for years of service: R. Shane Padgett ~ 20 Years, Dana Waller ~ 10 Years, Marcelle Young ~ 10 Years. Smoking Ban at Pickens County Recreation Center and Roper Park approved. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day proclamation for August 22, 2016....
Piedmont Healthcare announced today that it has finalized a contract extension with Kaiser Permanente, which will ensure continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities through 2017. The extension is part of longer-term plans for Piedmont and Kaiser Permanente to deepen their lo... more
Pokey is a 5 year old Weimaraner mix. She is house trained, great with other dogs, and great with kids... NO cats. She is rather large, around 80 lbs, and would do best where she has room to run most days. Pokey loves to play in the water and would be a great lake dog!! Adoption Fees: $150 Dogs/... more