PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Finding the Jasper Farmers Market (6/27/2016)

    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
  • Finding the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Jasper Lions Club's Independence Day Celebration (6/27/2016)
    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
  • Jasper Lions Club's Independence Day Celebration
  • Qualifying for Independent Candidates This Week (6/27/2016)
    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
  • Attorney Christopher Mark Miller Arrested Following Multiple Grand Jury Indictments (6/25/2016)

    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
  • Attorney Christopher Mark Miller Arrested Following Multiple Grand Jury Indictments
  • Optimist Flapjack 5K (6/25/2016)

    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....
  • Optimist Flapjack 5K
  • Pickens County American Legion Post 149 2016-2017 Officers (6/25/2016)

    Pickens County American Legion Post 149 2016-2017 officers begin their post today. They were elected at the May monthly meeting at Woodbridge Inn. Standing left to right: Richard L. Rice, Senior Vice Commander; Ron Wheeler, Finance; Ray Smith, Commander; Homer Sewell, Junior Vice Commander; an... more
  • Pickens County American Legion Post 149 2016-2017 Officers
  • Veterans Benefit Seminar (6/25/2016)

    Veteran Support Groups including Veterans Administration, National Cemetery, Veterans Court, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, DAR, DAV, VFW, AMVETS, and Homeless Veteran Programs. Congressman Doug Collins attended as well. Hosted by American Legion Post 149. Photos and vide...
  • Veterans Benefit Seminar
  • Blueberries and Corn at the Jasper Farmers Market (6/23/2016)

    The Summer Solstice marks the official beginning of summer but blueberries and corn are the indicators of summer at the farmers market. There was one truckload of corn. Several vendors had a few blueberries, but it was the first time two vendors sold blueberries exclusively. One of those vendor... more
  • Blueberries and Corn at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Canning Plant Set To Open July 6th (6/23/2016)

    Pickens County is one of the limited number of communities in North Georgia that is fortunate enough to have a food processing facility available for members of the community to utilize. The canning plant, which is operated by the Pickens County Agriculture Education Program, is provided jointly by... more
  • Canning Plant Set To Open July 6th
  • Tate Meat Market Ribbon Cutting Celebration (6/23/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Tate Meat & Market for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and brand new business. Tate Meat & Market is a local meat market raising and grazing black Angus cattle that is grass and grain fed from right up the road at Sandy Bottoms Fa... more
  • Tate Meat Market Ribbon Cutting Celebration
  • Tea Party Talk: Who's to Blame? (6/23/2016)

    Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire early Sunday, June 12, 2016, inside The Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla, in what is believed to be an act of radical Islamic terror killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, before he was killed in a shootout with police. Who is to blame? The Obama Administr... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  Who's to Blame?
  • Tiger Loves Attention! (6/23/2016)

    Tiger has been with PAR for close to a year now. He is 10 years old and in desperate need of a home! Being at the rescue and not in a home is very depressing for Tiger. He has a severe allergy to fleas and requires monthly flea treatments to stay happy and healthy. Tiger is declawed so he mu... more
  • Tiger Loves Attention!
  • American Legion to Host Veterans Benefits Seminar This Saturday (6/22/2016)

    It's no secret to anyone that Pickens county residents are patriotic. You see it in the special ceremonies throughout the year honoring our heritage and military, the flags on display and the enthusiastic crowds enjoying the parades. Perhaps it is so evident because so many of our county residents... more
  • American Legion to Host Veterans Benefits Seminar This Saturday
  • Gypsy Roots Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (6/22/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Gypsy Roots for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and brand new business. Gypsy Roots, owned and operated by Jenny Buzek, is a brand new clothing store dedicated to women's clothing and accessories. Jenny's Grandmother, a gypsy hers... more
  • Gypsy Roots Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Jasper Radio Club Prepares for Emergencies (6/22/2016)

    If internet and phone services were suddenly lost in our community due to an act of terrorism or a natural disaster, could you get in touch with the outside world? The Jasper Radio Club can and its members rehearse this scenario regularly. Amateur radio operators have developed significant new... more
  • Jasper Radio Club Prepares for Emergencies

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