PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Georgia Forestry Commission Notice
With the current exceptional drought and extreme fire danger, large wildfires are burning throughout North Georgia. A smoky haze, especially in the mornings can be expected off and on until significant rainfall is received. Residents should not be concerned simply by the smell of or the sight of lig... more
Annual Trick or Treat and Zombie Walk sponsored by the Jasper Merchants Association. Businesses and organizations gave out candy throughout downtown Jasper, Georgia. ...
PetoberFest is an annual event with a costume contest along with pet adoptions, pet vaccinations, K-9 Demonstrations, Games, Raffle Prizes, and more. Benefits Be-Paws We Care, Inc. - Low Cost Spay & Neutering for low income families. ...
Twin Mountain Lakes couple sets fire to their home after 7 hours of negotiations
Following 7 hours of negotiations, Mr. Tony Pettigrew and Mrs. Robin McDaniel Pettigrew fled the back door of their residence after setting a fire in the home. After they fled the back door, SWAT team members were able to apprehend both individuals without any further incident or injuries. Both s... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC, which will be presented Saturday, January 21 during the Pickens County Winter Ball at the Tate House. The Citizen of the Year Award was crea... more
Until further notice, hunters and visitors to the WMAs named must refrain from building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire (note: commercially available fuel stoves are excluded from restriction):...
Public Open House on November 3, 2016 from 5 until 7 p.m.
A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT proposed project to improve State Route (SR) 136 in Pickens County is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pickens County Administrative Offices, located at 1266 East Church Street in t... more
Tricks, Trunks, Treats, Haunts, Zombies, Costume Contests, and more
There's something for everyone, including your pets, to celebrate Halloween in Pickens County. Trick or Treat will be on Halloween Day, October 31st in Pickens County, starting with businesses giving out treats in downtown Jasper from 4 to 6 p.m. Trick or Treat county wide ends at 8 p.m. Show ... more
Saturday was sunny, but a cool wind threatened canopies and discouraged customers so we are hoping for a nicer day next week for the Last Day Thank You Party. Come out and join us for free refreshments including hot coffee and cider. The vendors will be set up to sell so there should be some pr... more
Vote on October 29th from 9 am to 4pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration
On Saturday, October 29, 2016, the polls will be open in all 159 Georgia counties for individuals to cast their ballots early leading up to Election Day on November 8, 2016. Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which includes this ... more
Halloween Safety Tips
Changing Lanes Newsletter features: Halloween Safety, Winterize Your Vehicle, Baltimore Crab Cakes Recipe, The Dangers of Texting While Driving, and more....
Donations and Volunteers with skills in crafts, music, cooking, sewing or other life skills are needed.
On October 13, 2016 Debbie Rooker, Director of Burnt Mountain Center, informed the Jasper Lions Club about many changes to be made in BMC programming. For 35 years, Burnt Mountain has been a Work Activity Center. Clients were given jobs appropriate for their skill level in the protected environment ... more
"Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less," stated Dr. Brendan Leahy quoting John Maxwell as he kicked off the Leadership Pickens Retreat. Some 23 class members and 9 Chamber leaders took part in the opening session at the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in Athens. ... more
Roger Mulkey with the Road Department was recognized for his 10 Years of Service with Pickens County....
As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the local water departments in the counties continue to work together on water-related issues, we have discovered that there are two entities that monitor drought levels throughout the state – the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Envir... more