PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • County Leaders Graduate From The Georgia Academy For Economic Development (5/11/2017)

    The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Pickens County graduates from the 2017 Region 1 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, bus... more
  • County Leaders Graduate From The Georgia Academy For Economic Development
  • Jasper Resident Got Head Start on College with Dual Enrollment Program (5/11/2017)

    At a time when a majority of high school students are dual enrolling in college courses, Jasper resident Kym Elrod turned to Chattahoochee Technical College’s Move On When Ready (MOWR) program in 2014 to get a head start on a college education. Georgia’s Move On When Ready dual enrollment progra... more
  • Jasper Resident Got Head Start on College with Dual Enrollment Program
  • Pickens County Board of Education May 2017 (5/11/2017)

    I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Spotlight on Student and Employee Achievement A. Charlie Gibbs Wins "Best in Fair" at Georgia Social Studies Fair (S. Layman) B. Joseph Adams - All-State Chorus 2017 (P. Fowler) C. Emma Long Wins FFA State Tal... more
  • The Bent Tree Saddle Club is KPB Adopt A Road Member (5/11/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to welcome our newest Adopt A Road member, The Bent Tree Saddle Club. The club was established in 1991 by the efforts of several Bent Tree Community residents who recognized a need to organize equestrian events for its members. The club now has over 100 members ... more
  • The Bent Tree Saddle Club is KPB Adopt A Road Member
  • Art Pickens 'Artist Gathering' This Saturday (5/10/2017)
    Held the second Saturday of the month in downtown Jasper
    Art Pickens "Artist Gathering" is an opportunity for local and regional artists to gather and network with fellow artist as well as meet and talk with residents and other art lovers from around North Georgia and further. It is an opportunity to demonstrate your art and talent to the like minded arti... more
  • Art Pickens 'Artist Gathering' This Saturday
  • Must Ministries Summer Lunch is Almost Here! (5/10/2017)
    The first day is Tuesday, May 30th
    While summer often means sleeping in or planning your next getaway, many of our neighbors are wondering how they will feed their children lunch today. That’s when MUST Summer Lunch and ALL our thoughtful volunteers come in. With your generosity in our communities we are able to feed many of these ... more
  • Must Ministries Summer Lunch is Almost Here!
  • Columbus Regional in Exclusive Negotiations with Piedmont Healthcare (5/9/2017)

    Yesterday, Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare signed a Letter of Intent, initiating an exclusive negotiation period between the two organizations. Should the negotiations prove successful, Columbus Regional will become Piedmont’s regional “hub” for clinical services in Southwest Georgi... more
  • The Pickens Report - April 2017 (5/9/2017)

    Coinciding with the arrival of Spring and observance of Earth Day, Pickens County Government teamed up with Keep Pickens Beautiful to form a "Tire Amnesty April". During the month of April, the Recycling centers on Camp, and Cove Road extended their collections to include tires. The extended service... more
  • The Pickens Report - April 2017
  • Pastor's Pot Poised To Set New Records at 7th Annual Food Extravaganza (5/5/2017)

    The Seventh Annual Pastor's Pot Runneth Over will be hosted on Saturday, May 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Jasper United Methodist Church. It will be an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship! Come taste the culinary delights of many of our local Pastors and Ministries. Then cast a vote (with d... more
  • Pastor's Pot Poised To Set New Records at 7th Annual Food Extravaganza
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session May 2017 (5/4/2017)

    Items of Discussion: 1) Requested Revised Attendance Ordinance 2) Text Amendment – Chapter 58 (Solid Waste) 3) New Lease - Horseshoe Section of Airport 4) Closing of the Woodbridge in Jasper by GDOT 5) Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Update Called meeting in Executive Session follo... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session May 2017
  • Coca-Cola UNITED Closes Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company in Jasper, Georgia (5/3/2017)

    Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., announced that it closed the transaction with The Coca-Cola Company to expand its franchise territory into the Jasper area. This transaction follows Coca-Cola UNITED’s December 2015 announcement in which it signed Letters of ... more
  • Coca-Cola UNITED Closes Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company in Jasper, Georgia
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Kirsten Thrasher (5/3/2017)

    Our Band Member of the Week is Kirsten Thrasher. Kirsten is a sophomore in the trumpet section and has been a very positive contributor to her section and to the entire band. Always in a good mood, Kirsten has worked hard this entire year with all aspects of her band life. We are proud to have... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Kirsten Thrasher
  • Inmate Suicide in the PSO Adult Detention Center (5/2/2017)

    During the night of Friday, April 28th, an inmate hung himself in a holding cell of the Adult Detention Center. Detention Officers located an inmate hanging from the bunk bed in his holding cell. Detention Officers immediately began CPR and continued to do CPR and attempted to use an AED defibri... more
  • Inmate Suicide in the PSO Adult Detention Center
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting & Survey (5/2/2017)
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    Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (NWGRC) representatives are beginning to work with local government staff members, elected officials, citizens, business owners, etc. on the State-required update to the Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan. Please fill out this survey more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting & Survey
  • Jasper City Council May 2017 (5/1/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of April 3, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business 1. Non e VII. New Business A. Fishing Rodeo at Cove 1. Walt Cagle B. Paving project bids 1. Lonnie Waters C. GPS m... more
  • Jasper City Council May 2017
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