PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
April 9th from 9 am to 2 pm
Relay For Life of Pickens County will hold its Annual Yard Sale this coming Saturday, April 9th at Lee Newton Park located off of Stegall Drive in Jasper, Georgia. The Yard Sale begins at 9am until 2pm. Come out to find those hidden treasures or great items that you just got to have for yourself... more
Plant Sale begins Wednesday, April 13th
If the spring weather has your green thumb needing a workout, we have just the remedy. The PHS Annual Spring Plant Sale will begin on Wednesday, April 13th. The Greenhouse will be open each day, Wednesday the 13th and Thursday the 14th, and Friday the 15th from 2:00 to 5:00 for plant purchases. ... more
What's in Store? is a grocery store tour led by local Registered Dietitian Jenna Prince Farmer to help you: • Make smart shopping lists • Understand food labels • Eat foods that are local and in season • Choose healthy items for less • Learn how to better manage your health conditions by eati... more
If you had asked me what I wanted to do with my life when I was in eighth grade, I would have responded with a confident, "I want to be a writer!" Ask the same question again, just two years later, and I will say, "I want to go into musical theatre." (It may seem that I am less enthusiastic about th... more
In 2015, approximately 776 underinsured women received breast cancer screening and diagnostic services through the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. Five breast cancers were detected. More cases of breast cancer are diagnosed and treated at the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute than at any ... more
Public meeting for discussion of mountain bike trail work at the 211-acre park Talking Rock Nature Preserve held by Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL) on the west side of Highway 515 at the Gilmer County line....
Discussion on Town Truck, Park Grant, and Trade Days. ...
Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig donated $5,000 from JEEPFEST for JYSA; Speed bumps on Ridgewood Road tabled until next month; Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell address viral Walmart cart racing video....
Some council members opted to not send Police Chief Mark Riehl to police training and this resulted in his post certification being suspended. Jackie Jarrett is no longer the Mayor Pro Tem after Mike Haviland initiated vote for a new one. Tina Mohnaghan was elected....
40 Vendors setup for Opening Day at the Jasper Farmers Market. The market is on Saturday mornings from April to October at the Park n' Ride in Lee Newton Park in Jasper....
No April Fooling! After the neighborhood dogs have been in a uproar all week, the reason is now clear (unlike the window). This week, the bear has been breaking in a shed that once was where cats were fed over the years. Guess it finally figured there was no longer food there and tried for any l... more
Video of Jenny reading poem 'Evermore'
20 years ago, the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month with the goal to highlight American poets, encourage the reading of poems, bring poetry into classrooms, and inspire publication of poe... more
April 2 at 1 pm in Canton
The North Georgia Falcons Football Team is looking for middle and high school aged boys in Canton, Cherokee County and north Georgia area to join its 2016 team. The team is looking for boys to fill "several key positions, including kickers," said Coach Roger McDaniel. Those interested in parti... more
New Vendors Welcome
Have you ever thought that you might like to be a vendor at the farmers market? Do you have a hobby or a talent that you would like to share with others? Try out a possible business venture? Family project to earn some fun money? Or just make new friends, support community and do something differen... more
April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Robert Jones, Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock, and Larry Ray, Mayor of Nelson signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working wit... more