PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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....
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for April activity: Permits 125 in April 2016 80 in April 2015 Site Built Homes 10 in April 2016 6 in April 2015 Permit Revenue $21,763.42 in April 2016 $10,198.61 in April 2015 Inspections 141 in Apr... more
Horses have been especially prominent creatures for all of recorded time, and the bond between horses and humans is profound. In the past, horses were important and significant because they were swift transportation, tireless farmers, and sometimes courageous warriors. The invention of the engine... more
I'm Buster! I am 4 years old. I am a newer resident of PAR and I am looking for my furever home. I am house-trained, I get along with children and I like other dogs! Please come visit me! Adoption Fees: $150 Dogs/Puppies & $100 Cats/Kittens. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all vaccines... more
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In this issue: Class Schedules; Association with Out-of-the-Box Solutions to provide PRIME SOLUTIONS Substance Abuse Treatment groups; The Ten Commandments of Car Maintenance; Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe...
What can be more appropriate for Mothers Day than flowers? They were plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Market on Saturday. Greeting customers at the entrance were Jenny Fellenbaum's beautiful peonies; there were four arrangements if you got there early. They sold out quickly. Other flower vend... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce announces the partnership with Walkabout Local, an affinity and marketing program that gives Pickens County small businesses an innovative new way to promote their business, events, promotions. Walkabout Local gives visitors to Pickens County and locals ali... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate 268 Hair Salon & Spa for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Looking for a trim or a whole new style? Stop by to see one of the amazing stylists at 268 Hair Salon & Spa. They offer a wide range of hair and skin services, including ha... more