PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an economic development grant in the amount of $2,000 from the Amicalola Electric Membership Corporation. Amicalola EMC is a non-profit organization owned by their consumer/members. A benefit ... more
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September newsletter issues features information on Georgia's Slow Poke law, The Truth About Drugs Program, and Busy Day Chowder Recipe. Starting October 3rd offering Daytime DUI/Risk Reduction classes....
The Jasper Lions Club awarded a $10,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center at the Family Hoedown on September 17, 2016. It is to be used for the construction and equipping of the new Vision Clinic. Mark Mitton accepted the award from Lions President Dr. Ken Austin who was ... more
Do you know (or are you related to) a meddling, manipulative Southern woman who will stop at nothing to get her way? A woman who knows better than her own grown children what, and who, is best for them? A woman who is unashamed of her crackpot relatives and their freaky delusions? If you answered ye... more
During the remaining six performances of Mama Won't Fly, by Jones Hope Wooten, there will be some really new faces on stage. Six local folks, well-known to many, have agreed to appear in the tiny role of Great-Aunt Pawnee. Folks last weekend got to see Ed Bracken one night and Maria Boling th... more
A couple of things you might want to know; only two more Wednesday markets, September 21 & 28, and that will be the last of the Wednesday market for this year. Produce vendors still have fall vegetables for sale: pumpkins, squash, green beans, eggplant and a few watermelons and tomatoes. For an... more
GEMA advised to please refrain from panic and "a run on the pumps" after a leak was discovered in the Colonial Pipeline (Line 1) that provides 7.8 RVP gasoline to the region. Some of Jasper locations are totally out of regular gasoline and not expecting delivery before the middle of this week. ... more
Congratulations to the 2016 Miss Georgia Marble Contestants!...
Deadline to enter is September 26th
The Jasper Merchants Association is hosting Jasper's Fifth Annual BOO WHO? Scarecrow Contest. Event will be held in Downtown Jasper and will run the month of October. The Scarecrows will be on display along Main and Church Streets (more streets if necessary) in Downtown Jasper. Very visible location... more
Contest ends October 15, 2016
Registration is under way once again for Pickens Animal Rescue's Most Beautiful Pet contest. Here's your chance to show off that glorious fur-friend you brag about to your friends, family and co-workers. Yes, you know who you are! Well now it's time to really show them off and let the citizens ... more
Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are now available for consultations 24 hours per day, seven days per week via Piedmont On Call, a virtual platform designed to help consumers get faster treatment for low-acuity, urgent healthcare needs via smartphone, tablet or computer. Piedmon... more
September is Recovery Month
It can be easy to think mental illness and addiction are conditions that last a lifetime. To believe that once someone has a mental illness or addictive disease, he or she will carry that burden forever. Unfortunately, part of that burden is the stigma and labels that continue to be associated with ... more
The Band Student of the Week is Ariel Hayes. Ariel is a Senior in the Pride of Pickens Band and plays in the trumpet section. Ariel maintains a busy school schedule and work schedule and has shown consistent improvement in the band room for the past four years. She is a hard worker, friendly ... more
Millage Rate adopted for a .75 mill increase rather than the 1 mill advertised. Jones and Barnes voted in favor of the increase, Denney abstained from voting. ...
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for August activity: Permits 49 in August 2016 34 in August 2015 Site Built Homes 16 in August 2016 9 in August 2015 ... more