PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Free Blue Heeler (4/28/2016)

    Hi! My name is Ace and I was a Christmas pup born in 2011. I'm neutered and heartworm negative. I'm a chunky blue heeler. I'm housebroken and Free to a qualified home. Please come visit me at the shelter Adoption Fees: $90 Dogs, $100 Puppies, Kittens $50, & Cats $25. Adoption fee inclu... more
  • Free Blue Heeler
  • Godfrey Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Coroner (4/28/2016)

    I, Mark Godfrey, a long time resident of Pickens County, announce that I will be seeking the office of Coroner for Pickens County. I have lived in Pickens County for 52 of my 60 years. I have been married for 34 years to the to former Karen Griffin. Karen was a school teacher for 34 years and ... more
  • Godfrey Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Coroner
  • Mental Illness in Children is Real - and Treatable (4/28/2016)
    May 1-7 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
    When your child has a sore throat or fever, you probably don't hesitate to take him or her to the doctor. You know with the right medication and care your child will likely recover fully - and the sooner the child is treated, the sooner he or she will be healthy again. But when it comes to men... more
  • Mental Illness in Children is Real - and Treatable
  • Piedmont Healthcare Only System in Georgia to Earn Top Award (4/28/2016)

    Officials from ECRI Institute were on hand earlier this month to present Piedmont Healthcare with the prestigious Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. Piedmont is one of 12 healthcare facilities in the United States to earn the recognition. The award honors healthcare organizations that dem... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Only System in Georgia to Earn Top Award
  • Ruxin Loves to Play Basketball (4/28/2016)

    Ruxin is a beautiful girl who is waiting for a home to call her own. She has been with PAR for close to a year. She doesn't get along with small children or cats, however she likes most other dogs! She is housebroken and knows many commands. Ruxin is a spectacular dog and would make someone a... more
  • Ruxin Loves to Play Basketball
  • Sharon Troglin Endorses Darrin Satterfield as Next Tax Commissioner (4/28/2016)

    For the past 16 years, it has been my honor, privilege, and pleasure to serve the citizens of Pickens County. I've chosen not to seek reelection for Tax Commissioner in 2016. I've tried to serve the citizens with honor and dignity regardless of their financial well-being. Before I was elected Ta... more
  • Sharon Troglin Endorses Darrin Satterfield as Next Tax Commissioner
  • Highlights from the KPB Great American Cleanup (4/27/2016)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to share some highlights from our four Great American Cleanup showcase events that took place earlier this month. SHREDDER From 9:00am to noon the residents of Pickens County brought over 4120 pounds of paper to be shredder. CLEAN SWEEP CONTESTmore
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  • TDS® Announces Hacker Alert for Mobile Devices (4/27/2016)
    The new internet security tool protects Android mobile devices and via a new app.
    MADISON, Wis. –– Worldwide 23 million mobile devices are infected with malicious software known as malware. A form of hostile software, malware is used to disrupt computer operations, gather critical user data, and display unwanted advertising. To help combat this ever-growing threat, TDS Telecommun... more
  • TDS® Announces Hacker Alert for Mobile Devices
  • Darrin Satterfield Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Tax Commissioner (4/26/2016)

    After current Tax Commissioner Sharon Troglin's decision to not seek re-election, I decided to run for the position. I've been with Pickens County Government since February 2007, starting off as a tag/title/tax clerk and eventually taking over all dealer work. Over the years, I've been lead/hea... more
  • Darrin Satterfield Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Tax Commissioner
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Dillon Shelton (4/26/2016)

    The PHS Band Student of the Week is Dillon Shelton. Dillon is a junior trombone player in the band program and has served as section leader in the marching band and Symphonic Band. He is a very hard-worker, taking band very seriously and also maintaining a very demanding academic schedule. He... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Dillon Shelton
  • Pickens Ferst Jail & Bail (4/26/2016)

    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Jail and Bail event 'arrested' Eleven Most Wanted suspects and brought them to the Old Historic Jail on North Main Street. Local law enforcement picked them up and then they were arraigned before Judge Jeff. Photos and video of arraignment. ...
  • Pickens Ferst Jail & Bail
  • Winners Add Up at 8th Annual Math Bowl (4/26/2016)
    Over 160 Elementary Students Compete
    On most Saturday mornings in April, the stiffest competition in many communities can be found at the local ball fields. However, that was not the case on the morning of April 23rd in Pickens County. On this bright, balmy morning, over 160 students representing Harmony Elementary, Hill City Elementar... more
  • Winners Add Up at 8th Annual Math Bowl
  • Youth Leadership Graduation (4/26/2016)

    Pickens Youth Leadership's Mission is to expose the youth of Pickens County to leadership experiences by creating an environment where they can make a positive impact on issues that affect teens. ...
  • Youth Leadership Graduation
  • Five-Year Anniversary of Major Tornado in Pickens County (4/25/2016)
    GEMA/HS Preparedness Tips
    Wednesday, April 27, marks the five-year anniversary of a severe EF3 tornado that swept through Pickens, Bartow and Cherokee Counties. The storm, which generated winds in excess of 150 mph, touched down at 9:25 p.m. that evening. It tracked from 5 miles northeast of Kingston, crossing Northwest int... more
  • Five-Year Anniversary of Major Tornado in Pickens County
  • New Programs at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/25/2016)

    Pickens Master Gardeners has some enthusiastic new members bringing new ideas to the Jasper Farmers Market. One of those new members is Diane Nelson and she will be at the market this week (April 30) to launch a whole series of once a month programs called "Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener". Each m... more
  • New Programs at the Jasper Farmers Market
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