PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Proctor Wins Jasper Council Seat; Close Race for Nelson Council Seats
All precincts in Pickens County are reported with overseas ballots the only remaining to count. Dr. Sonny Proctor was the victor for the Jasper City Council seat to fill the un-expired term of Allison Boyle. Upon learning that he had won, Dr. Sonny Proctor said, "I sincerely appreciate all t... more
Agenda items include Noise ordinance Alcohol license approval – Murphy’s Oil, Presentation of 2017 operating budget, Real estate financing – E. Spring Street...
Ben Thebaut, wearing a camouflage 'boonie' style hat, was last seen Sunday afternoon.
Update November 7, 2016: Dr. Thebaut is still missing. There has still been no sign of him in the woods or elsewhere. We have him entered in the National Missing Person Database and have flagged all of his financial accounts in case they are accessed. --------------------------------------------... more
What a surprise at Saturdays farmers market to see Zach White outside the Pickens County Extension Building selling winter garden plants and ready to eat radishes. Many will remember Zach from a few years ago when he was a regular vendor at the market. Spring and fall he would bring flats of pansi... more
Sales guru Steve Beecham shared with Rotary his remarkable self-developed system of increasing sales without hustling business. "The idea is to help first and business will follow naturally," proclaimed the President of Home Town Mortgage in Alpharetta. While moving around the room the energeti... more
Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 5 pm
The annual Tate Day Festival, in the historic Tate Community, is only a few days away. Marble Valley Friends, the historic preservation organization headquartered in the Old Tate Gym, extends an open invitation to everyone to enjoy the day on November 5th. The day is dedicated to "Remembering... more
Ahh man…. Friday night football kept me up late last night. It is too late for breakfast and I want to be home in time to watch the early afternoon Saturday games. BUT I’M HUNGRY AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GET A GREAT MEAL! If this is your possible dilemma on Saturday, November 12 of this year the... more
During the Pickens County Commissioners Work Session today, Pickens County Fire Marshal, Curtis Clark announced the countywide burn ban which includes campfires, cooking fires (not covered grills), any other kind of outdoor burning, as well as the use of fireworks. This will be in place until there... more
NOTICE: Outdoor Burn Ban Now In Effect in Pickens County. ALL outdoor burning, campfires, cooking fires, and use of fireworks are strictly prohibited....
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for October activity: Permits 27 in October 2016 28 in October 2015 Site Built Homes 8 in October 2016 3 in October 2015 ... more
Agenda items included switching banks, Christmas Tree Lighting, Property Taxes, J-Turn, Heritage Days....
The Falcons beat the East Atlanta Mustangs 18-0 to become the 2016 GFC Football League State Champions. The Falcons scored to make it 6-0 in the first quarter on a short run by Trey Baker. In the second quarter, Josiah France scored on a short run to make the score 12-0. In the 3rd quarter, lineback... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Huddle House on their ribbon cutting and re-grand opening for their business. Huddle House is a family owned restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 6 am to midnight 7 days a week. They take pride in the fact that ... more
Winter Market is this Saturday
As we celebrate the end of one season and the beginning of a new one, so is the Jasper Farmers market changing to the Winter (mostly indoor) Market. 30 vendors have signed up for spaces inside the Pickens County Extension Building (aka the Chamber of Commerce Building) and several are planning t... more
In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)
Imagine a Christmas Eve snow storm. The in-laws are arriving for their annual dinner and gift exchange. Your spouse isn’t home, so you are left to entertain her colorful family. Throw in two teenage girls that don’t want to be there and a nosey neighbor. Sounds bad enough? Do you watch for sa... more
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