PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Public Hearings on Property Tax increase on September 8 and 15, 2016. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 13.84 percent over the rollback millage rate of 7.203 mills. ...
Meeting September 27, 2016
Do you like pizza and other Italian fare? Our September Tea Party meeting will be a little different—we will meet for dinner at Johnny’s New York Pizza in Jasper at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27th, in the Patio Room at 744 Noah Dr #116. We look forward to seeing many Tea Party members and frien... more
Three of the vendors on Saturday, September 3, were non-profit organizations raising money for their various causes. The local Lions club was selling brooms and mops, which seem like a reasonable idea, since most people will need a new broom sooner or later and might put it off, then buy one when i... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to congratulate and thank the JeepFest recycling team, Sheriff Craig and staff, and all the volunteers for hosting a fun packed weekend with encouragement to recycle. Among the 2,300 plus entrants and thousands of spectators, KPB managed to collect 11 bags of pl... more
$14,946 raised from 22 teams of golfers and sponsor donations will help families and children in Pickens County. ...
The November General Election is less than two months away, so now is the time to check your registration status with the State of Georgia. You must be registered to vote by October 11th to cast a ballot in the November 8, 2016 election. Georgia citizens can submit an electronic voter registrati... more
We slowly approach the Fall season, bringing football, cooler weather and the 36th annual Georgia Marble Festival! A local favorite that brings in travelers from all corners of life to the marble capital on the first weekend of Octo... more
Tuesday, September 27th from 9 am to 3pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Roll in. Roll up a sleeve, and arm against the flu. Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics are coming once again to North Georgia, and there is no easier, safer way to protect against the flu while helping prepare communities for disaster. Since 2008, public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Mur... more
First reading to amend ordinance Sales For Consumption on Premises from 75/25 food to beverage sales to 50/50 food to beverage sales. Downtown Alliance traffic enhancement presentation by Kimley-Horn. ...
Discussion on moving the Triple Wide Mobile Home from Roper Park to the Airport to be used as the terminal. Waiting approval from the Commissioners....
Conditional Use Request RZ-07-16-1209 for Sandy Dunn & Wanda Blalock on 9934 Hwy 53 West, Talking Rock, GA for a Special Events Venue - 034-099-002. Linda Casey resigned from Board and hired at the Planning Department....
Congratulations to the 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives: Harmony Elementary School Sharon Morgan Hill City Elementary School Ronette Bradley Jasper Elementary School Gloria Genzman Tate Elementary School Ann Long Jasper Mi... more
Annual free event presented by the Georgia Antique Engine Club. Photos and video of tractor parade....
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Move on When Ready program has set a new record for the fall semester. Participation in the college’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program has risen nearly 60 percent since last fall, with 1,005 students currently enrolled in both high school and college courses. A... more
This is the final week for entry into the 2016 Miss Georgia Marble that is to be presented Saturday, September 17, 2016, beginning at noon at Pickens High School. There will be a rehearsal and "late Registration" Wednesday September 14, 2016 at the Pickens Community Center beginning at 6:30 pm. ... more