PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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The mosquitoes known to transmit the Zika virus are Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever Mosquito, and Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Both are black with white markings and both breed in smaller containers of water around homes and businesses. In fact, they are called container-breeders. In ...
I'm Olive! I am a gorgeous lab mix and I love to go for walks. I am a bit timid at first but if you give me a little bit of time and affection, I will warm up very quickly. I would love to find a family with a tall fenced in back yard since I can jump over low fences. I am house trained and w... more
Shottenkirk Ford Jasper donated a portion of every vehicle sold to Hope House of North Georgia
Shottenkirk Ford Jasper, one of the leading dealerships in the Metro Atlanta region, has recently partnered with Hope House of North Georgia. Throughout the month of April, a portion of the proceeds from every vehicle sale was donated to Hope House of North Georgia. Hope House provides a loving ... more
A women's wellness program geared for the developmentally disabled population was held Wednesday May 12, 2016 at BMC in Jasper. BMC had 25 attendee's and Cherokee Training Center brought in 19 ladies. Dr. Allison Ward, a local gynecologist with Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology showed... more
Prested by Steve Beecham, motivational speaker and President of Home Town Mortgage in Alpharetta
The Professional Women of Pickens County (PWPC) hosted their first PWPC Annual Seminar on Thursday, May 5. Katherine Wofford, PWPC President Elect Elect, and Michelle Roberson, PWPC Secretary, welcomed 70 attendees to fill their plates with a delicious breakfast, catered by Originals to Remember, mi... more
The annual Fishing Rodeo is organized by the Pickens County Sportsman Club and fostered by DNR (Department of Natural Resources). Photos....
For the final concert of the 2015-2016 season, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is proud to host the Chancel Choir of the Decatur (Georgia) Presbyterian Church in a concert of organ and choral music for the Day of Pentecost on Sunday, May 15, at 3:30 P.M. The concert is free and all are cordi... more
Ceremonies kick-off at 2:00 p.m. in Lee Newton Park
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a community celebration in honor of those who have survived cancer and in remembrance of those who have been lost to cancer. It also honors those who are the caregivers of the cancer patients. Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer S... more
There’s a simple solution that could save the lives of the 5,171 Georgians currently waiting for a kidney transplant: living organ donation. Yet, the number of transplants performed remains constrained by the limited number of people willing and able to donate a kidney. To raise awareness of this is... more
Celebrating Relay for Life of Pickens County on May 21st
The Jasper Merchants Association along with Relay For Life of Pickens County will be sponsoring the 2016 'Paint The Town Purple' Contest. Merchants, Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals are encouraged to decorate their locations in Purple, or any other colors that represent the different types... more
On May 7th, 18 Pickens County 4-H S.A.F.E. Team traveled to State Competition. The high winning team score was a 98 out of 100 points, the Pickens team had a score of 92. There were a total of 72 Counties and 940 individual shooters represented. Head Coach Lonnie Waters said, "We as coaches are v... more
Former Harmony Teacher Re-Joins the Eagle Family
The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the promotion of Corey Thompson to Principal of Harmony Elementary School. Mr. Thompson is a Pickens County native and Pickens High School graduate. He earned a Bachelor's in Education from Kennesaw State College and a Master's of Educatio... more
The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the following administration positions for the 2016-17 school year: - Chris Wallace will transfer to Hill City Elementary to serve as Assistant Principal. - Stephanie Hall has been promoted to Assistant Principal at Jasper Elementary Sc... more
Graduation on May 28th at 9:00 a.m. at PHS Stadium
266 Pickens High School Seniors will graduate on May 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Pickens High School Stadium....
Wednesdays from 3-11 in downtown Jasper
The Jasper City Market is every Wednesday from 3-6 pm in the green space at the corner of S. Main Street and Spring Street (67 South Main Street, Jasper).Fresh, organic and local farm-to-table fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, homemade sorbet, and more....