PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Shane Callahan To Replace Retiring Curtis Clark as Pickens Fire Marshal (3/8/2018)

    Pickens County Fire and Rescue Department welcomes Shane Callahan to the position of Pickens County Fire Marshal. Shane has worked with the Fire Department since 2007 as a Firefighter/EMT and is also a certified Fire Marshal with the State of Georgia. He will be replacing the current County Fire Mar... more
  • Shane Callahan To Replace Retiring Curtis Clark as Pickens Fire Marshal
  • 2018-2019 Pickens County Pre-K Roundup Underway (3/7/2018)

    Pickens County Schools is now accepting Pre-K Registrations for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Registration will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Daily) with late opening on Wednesdays until 6:0 p.m. at the Central Registration Center (Old JES Auditorium), 150 D. B.... more
  • 2018-2019 Pickens County Pre-K Roundup Underway
  • Jerry Barnes Seeks Re-election for Pickens District 1 Commissioner (3/7/2018)

    I, Jerry R. Barnes, do hereby announce my intention to run for re-election as District 1 Commissioner in the Republican Primary to be held May 22, 2018. t seems like only yesterday since the 2012 election was held! At that time, I was elated and humbled by the support shown by the goo... more
  • Jerry Barnes Seeks Re-election for Pickens District 1 Commissioner
  • Joeta Youngblood Announces Candidacy For Pickens School Board Post #2 (3/7/2018)

    My name is Joeta E. Youngblood and I am honored to formally announce my candidacy for Pickens School Board Post #2. As a resident of Pickens County for nearly 18 years, I would appreciate the opportunity to serve my community. A strong public school district is essential to the future of not only... more
  • Joeta Youngblood Announces Candidacy For Pickens School Board Post #2
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2018 Report (3/7/2018)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for February activity: Building Permits (total) 29 in February 2018 (12% decrease) 33 in February 2017 Building Permits for Site Built Homes 7 in February 2018 (17% increase) 6 in February 2017 Inspections 122 in February 2018 (10% ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2018 Report
  • Rep. Jasperse Introduces Legislation to Establish House Study Committee on School Security (3/6/2018)

    ATLANTA – State Representative Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, today introduced House Resolution 1414, which would establish the House Study Committee on School Security. “In the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in recent history, it is abso... more
  • Rep. Jasperse Introduces Legislation to Establish House Study Committee on School Security
  • Jasper City Council Meeting March 2018 (3/5/2018)

    AGENDA (time in video) I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of February 5, 2018 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. Group health insurance (16:30) 1. Matt Bidwell, MSI Benefits 2. Kevin Godfrey, Godfrey-Downs B.... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting March 2018
  • Nelson City Council March 2018 (3/5/2018)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Approval of Minutes a. February 12, 2018 Council Meeting 6. Department Reports a. City Clerk/Manager Report (Tina M. Monaghan) b. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Dept.... more
  • Nelson City Council March 2018
  • The Two-Headed Monster (3/5/2018)

    If you are not planning on changing homes, you can go straight to the sports section now. However, if you haven’t noticed or haven’t paid any attention to what a lot of people including me have been saying for some time, you might want to read on. An author named Greg Rand wrote a book back in 20... more
  • The Two-Headed Monster
  • Addie Nichols Named PHS Band Student of the Week (3/4/2018)

    The Band Student of the Week is Addie Nichols. Addie is currently a freshman mellophone player in the marching band and a horn player in the Symphonic Band. Addie has shown a high amount of hard work, integrity, and perseverance during her transition to high school band. She is always eager to... more
  • Addie Nichols Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2018 PHS STAR Finalists (3/1/2018)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) is pleased to recognize the 2018 PHS STAR Finalists. For over 25 years the Optimists have recognized the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR Finalists with the largest and most ... more
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2018 PHS STAR Finalists
  • Amberle Godfrey Announces Candidacy For Pickens County Commissioner District 1 (2/28/2018)

    I am Amberle Johnson Godfrey, and I would like to declare my candidacy for the position of County Commissioner of District One (West) in Pickens County. As a matter of record, I have spent my entire adult life working for the betterment of our neighborhood, our schools, and our county. Whether via r... more
  • Amberle Godfrey Announces Candidacy For Pickens County Commissioner District 1
  • Jasper Lions Learn About The American Red Cross (2/28/2018)

    On the Jasper Lions Club February 22nd meeting, Lion Ed Stephens introduced Mr. Paul Mullins of the American Red Cross to the Jasper Lions Club. The Red Cross was founded in 1881. Their motto is "Sleeves Up, Hearts Open, All In". "Sleeves Up" refers to getting to work as well as giving blood. ... more
  • Jasper Lions Learn About The American Red Cross
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL from Representative Rick Jasperse (2/28/2018)

    The House got back to work for a very busy seventh week of the 2018 legislative session. As we get closer and closer to “Cross Over Day,” our agendas continue to get fuller, our committees work diligently to hear important legislation, and our days get longer. Cross Over Day is a big day for us. It... more
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL from Representative Rick Jasperse
  • As Flu-Related Deaths Rise, North Georgians Still Urged to Get No-Cost Shot (2/27/2018)

    Nearly 1,100 north Georgians have been vaccinated against the flu since early February when health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties began providing flu vaccinations at no cost to clients. Now that the Georgia Department of Public Health reported the num... more
  • As Flu-Related Deaths Rise, North Georgians Still Urged to Get No-Cost Shot

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