PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens High School Media Center in Jasper, Georgia Receives Award from Driving-Tests.org (6/9/2017)

    Driving-Tests.org (DTO) is pleased to award Pickens High School Media Center $500 for participating in DTO’s library partnership program. As part of the program, libraries offer their customers advertising-free access to the DTO website, which includes written practice tests for automobile, motorcyc... more
  • Pickens High School Media Center in Jasper, Georgia Receives Award from Driving-Tests.org
  • Wednesday Jasper Farmer Market Opens June 14 (6/9/2017)

    The Pickens Master Gardeners will be at the market this Saturday, June 10, for more of the "Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener" series. This months topics will be hydroponics, gardening to attract birds and a how-to demonstration of propagation techniques. Diane Nelson and other volunteers will be av... more
  • Wednesday Jasper Farmer Market Opens June 14
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2017 Report (6/8/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for May activity: Building Permits 41 in May 2017 (8% increase) 38 in May 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 6 in May 2017 (63% decrease) 16 in May 2016 Inspections 130 in May 2017 (63% increase) 80 in May 2016 ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2017 Report
  • Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly Tied To Street Drugs Being Sold In Georgia (6/7/2017)

    The investigation into presumed opioid overdoses in Central and South Georgia is ongoing. Information continues to be fluid. As of this morning, there are reports of six additional overdose cases possibly related to fake Percocet. None of these cases have been confirmed as overdoses related to t... more
  • Forsyth Landfill expansion may threaten Etowah River (6/6/2017)
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    Advanced Disposal, owners of the Eagle Point Landfill, are seeking a 40 percent increase in dumping area as well as a methane reclamation plant for their Old Federal Road dump site in northwest Forsyth County....
  • Forsyth Landfill expansion may threaten Etowah River
  • Nelson City Council June 2017 (6/6/2017)
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    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. May 1, 2017 Council Meeting b. May 18, 2017 Work Session Meeting 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk Report (Tina M. Monaghan) 6. Unfinished Business a. Information on powers and duties... more
  • Nelson City Council June 2017
  • The Pickens Report - May 2017 (6/6/2017)

    Summertime is upon Pickens County. Throughout the summer months enjoy a cool dip in the pool at the PCRD swimming pool. The pool at Roper Park is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. The general fee for adults, and children is $3 (contact PCRD... more
  • The Pickens Report - May 2017
  • GED Recognition Ceremony Held (6/5/2017)

    Students who completed Chattahoochee Technical College’s Adult Education Program were honored Thursday, June 1, during a GED Recognition Ceremony held at the college’s Appalachian Campus in Jasper. The 2017 EAGLE student Andrea Newsome was selected by the program's ambassador, Jackie Magee, to a... more
  • GED Recognition Ceremony Held
  • Jasper City Council Meeting June 2017 (6/5/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of May 1, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. Burton Street barn repairs/fire department roof 1. Assistant Chief Von Headrick B. Emergency generator - police depar... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting June 2017
  • Jasper City Council Work Session June 2017 (6/1/2017)
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    The Jasper City Council Work Session addresses items on the agenda for the regular Council Meeting on June 5, 2017. Items of Discussion: Piedmont Hospital ~ Mary Ghorley and Norman Childers Burton Street barn repair... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session June 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session June 2017 (6/1/2017)

    Items of Discussion (time in video): 1) Pickens County 2017-2018 Asphalt Paving Project Bids (:20) 2) Discuss "Road Paving Schedule" for 2018 (4:50) TENTATIVE Roads approved for the Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) Resurfacing in Summer of 2017: Old Philadelphia Road Grady... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session June 2017
  • Town of Talking Council June 2017 (6/1/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call the meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegience III. Approval of May Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of May Financial Report V. New Business A. Heritage Days ~ Jessica B. Trees ~ Randy VI. Old Business A. Lot ~ Randy B. Maintenance Report... more
  • Town of Talking Council June 2017
  • Holistic Health Fair Is Coming To Jasper (5/31/2017)

    What Is Holistic Healing? The purpose for the practice of holistic healing is wholeness, which includes natural healing therapies that treat the whole person (Mind, Body & Spirit). There are three different types of Health - Physical, Mental and Spiritual. These are usually treated sepa... more
  • Holistic Health Fair Is Coming To Jasper
  • Leadership Transition Announced at TDS Telecom (5/30/2017)
    James W. Butman to succeed David A. Wittwer as president and CEO at the end of 2017
    (MADISON, Wis.) — TDS Telecom’s parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) today announced James W. Butman, currently chief operating officer (COO) at TDS Telecom, will succeed retiring TDS Telecom President and CEO David A. Wittwer at the end of 2017. Wittwer will continue to serv... more
  • Leadership Transition Announced at TDS Telecom
  • Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents Can Be Treated Effectively (5/28/2017)
    May is Mental Health Month
    The recent Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" explored the tragic story of a high school-aged young woman who, after suffering sexual trauma and bullying, chose to end her life by suicide. Although many praised the show for raising awareness of teen suicide, others were critical of the series for givin... more
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