PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Parade winners were National Title Pawn with first place and American Legion Post 149 and Pickens County Senior Center with second place....
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In this issue: Trails of Interest in Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New York; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program;...
New fireworks laws
Be mindful when shooting fireworks that our region is currently classified as being in a SEVERE DROUGHT. Curtis Clark, Pickens County Fire Marshal urges you to be extremely careful when shooting fireworks and have a way to extinguish a fire. New Georgia law allows for fireworks to be ignited o... more
Published with the permission of Smoke Signals The first home completed in New Hope Acres, Habitat for Humanity Pickensí new multi-home community, was dedicated in a ceremony at the home Sunday, June 26. Habitat Pickens board members, volunteers and friends of Habitat joined new owners of the ... more
School resumes on August 1st; Open House Dates
Pickens County Schools Summer Break is nearing its halfway point with the first day of school on August 1st. Remember that FREE LUNCH is available this Summer during the week to ages 18 and under at the locations listed in the image to the left. The new school year brings change. Below is a list ... more
Voting for Pickens County Board of Education Post 1
Early Voting for the Republican Party Primary Runoff is from July 5-22, 2016 at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (No Saturday Voting) The only election on the ballot is for Pickens County Board of Education Post 1 between incumbe... more
I'm a beautiful two-year-old American Bulldog Mix and I am ready to find my furever home. My friends here at the rescue ranch love me but nothing compares to the love of a family! I love to play with toys, play in the water and I love children. I'm not very good with other dogs though, so I woul... more
The Jasper Merchants Association along with Rocco's Pub will be hosting the next Jasper Arts Fair on Friday evening this coming July 1, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm that will be held in the parking lot of Rocco's Pub Plaza located at 47 Mountainside Village Parkway located right off of GA Hwy 515 in... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Horse Trailer Supply, LLC for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and new Chamber membership. Horse Trailer Supply, LLC recently opened a shop facility in Jasper, GA, located at 33 Ralph Hicks Circle. The company will be offering a fu... more
The 5th annual Stand Up for Stand Down toiletry drive for Georgiaís homeless Veterans will take place July 4 through September 5, 2016. Sponsored by the Georgia district Pilot International Clubs and Georgia Cancer Specialists, affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, the drive collects... more
On Saturday, July 2, the usual location of the Jasper Farmers Market will be filled with carnival rides. No fresh vegetables there, but you can find them at Roper Park, 1826 Refuge Road, Jasper, across the street from Pickens Middle school. This year we have reserved the pavilion. The hours will b... more
Carnival June 30th - July 4th
Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration is June 30th - July 4th. The theme is "In the Steps of Our Founding Fathers". Schedule below: THURSDAY, JUNE 30 - Carnival Wristband Night ~ 5 to 10 pm $25 unlimited rides ($5 off coupon around town*) FRIDAY, JULY 1 - Carnival Wristband Night... more
June 27th through July 1st
Qualifying for independent candidates (not affiliated to any political party) is this week (June 27 - July 1) at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 4:30 pm (closed from Noon to 1 pm for lunch) and Friday from 9 am to Noon. Once a candida... more
At approximately 3:30 pm yesterday, Christopher Mark Miller was arrested at his home in Gilmer County, following Pickens County Grand Jury indictments issued earlier on this day. The indictments follow 15 months of investigative work by detectives with the Pickens Sheriff's Office. Even though the i... more
98 participants completed the Optimist Club of Jasper's annual Flapjack 5K Race. Winner is 23-year-old Zack Jordan of Ball Ground GA (16:30.4). First female is 15-year-old Sabrina Young of Jasper GA (21:00.2). Photos, video and result link....