PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Born at 3:38 a.m. on January 4, Bailey Katherine Buchanan is the first baby born at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in 2016. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long at birth. She is pictured with her mom, Latasha Buchanan, and her big brother Jackson Lynch in the first photo, ... more
Swearing In of Council Members...
Winner of the 2015 Festival of Trees, with the most votes for favorite tree goes to the Friends of the Pickens Library (Little Golden Memories). A book will be ordered of their choice to be placed in the library for everyone to check out. Keep Pickens Beautiful (Recycling) was 2nd runner up. Oth... more
Public meeting held in Talking Rock concerning the Georgia Department of Transportation's proposed plans for the installation of a Restricted Crossing U-Turn intersection on SR 515 at Antioch Church Road....
The City of Jasper and the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual New Year's Eve Party on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia. Free Family Fun with Ball Drop, Photo Booth, DJ Dano, Dancing, Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bull, Giveaways, Food Vendors, Party Favors and Fireworks....
Ed B's Studio 54 introduces artist Bonnie Sadler with Garbonozo Crafts. If you shopped the vendors at the Georgia Marble Festival or Talking Rock Heritage Days, you've probably come across her work in the past few years. Bonnie, a resident of Acworth, has been creating wind chimes featuring irid... more
Purpose: Alcohol license renewals ...
Approve Capital Improvement Plan for 2016-20121...
The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action, Inc. contracts, has announced that a Energy Assistance Program is expected to open on January 4, 2016 for the General Public intake period. All households participating in the program must meet the incom... more
Due to recent weather conditions, any well or spring that has been covered with flood waters must be considered contaminated. Do not drink the water until after flood waters have receded, the well or spring has been disinfected with household bleach and the water has been laboratory tested. Contact ... more
The Tater Patch Players ended 2015 with a huge success and are working hard to make 2016 an even better season. The troupe will present five main stage shows beginning in January and hold classes and may even throw in some other surprises so stay tuned. You can find updated information on our ... more
Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command following severe weather, Gov. Nathan Deal today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens Counties. ďFollowing severe weather that resulted in flooding, damage to roads and prop... more
Thatís all you will hear from the JFM until 2016, which is just a few days away. In January the annual meeting will take place in the County Extension Building at 10:00 AM on the last Saturday. All vendors will want to come to contribute their input as to how the market is run and what the rules ar... more
Pickens County is currently working on several mud slides and some limited minor to moderate flooding, as well as helping several individuals with concerns of flooding around their homes according to Rodney D Buckingham, Deputy Director Pickens County Emergency Management. This morning around 5:... more
Recently, the Athens Regional Health Systemís Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of exploring a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare. Earlier this year, officials with Athens Regional announced they would be seeking a strategic partner to best position the system for the future of he... more