PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration Meeting (2/4/2016)

    Advanced Voting Presidential Preference Primary/March Special Election on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration Office...
  • Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration Meeting
  • Pickens vs Gilmer Basketball (2/4/2016)

    Gilmer Girls won 60-53. Pickens Boys won 54-44....
  • Pickens vs Gilmer Basketball
  • Jasper Farmers Market Sets Opening Date for 2016 (2/3/2016)

    The JFM had its annual meeting on Saturday, January 30, and one of the first orders of business was to decide the opening and closing days and the hours. The Spring/Sumer market will begin on April 2 and continue every Saturday morning through October, closing on the last Saturday, the 29. ... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Sets Opening Date for 2016
  • Love the Game? Donít Let it Break Your Heart (2/3/2016)

    Want to have a good time watching the game this Sunday but donít want to kill your New Yearís resolution to be a healthier you? Take these tips brought to you by Piedmont Heart Institute in honor of American Heart Month to heart! Tackle those late night cravings. Inviting everyone over for a well... more
  • PHS 2004 STAR Student Cory Watson is Guest Speaker at the 2016 STAR Banquet (2/3/2016)

    Cory Watson, the 2004 Pickens High School STAR Student, will be the guest speaker for this yearís STAR Banquet. Watson is the son of Ben and Kelli Dillard of Jasper. He currently works as the lead web developer for Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, Georgia. In fiscal year 2015, wit... more
  • PHS 2004 STAR Student Cory Watson is Guest Speaker at the 2016 STAR Banquet
  • PHS Band Member of the Week: Austin Leister (2/3/2016)

    Austin Leister is PHS Band Student of the Week. Austin is a freshman trumpet player in our Symphonic and Marching Bands. He has proven himself to be a strong asset to our program from his first days with us. He is a hard worker, practices diligently and is always able to help others with thei... more
  • PHS Band Member of the Week: Austin Leister
  • Are You Missing a Farm Animal? (2/2/2016)

    The City of Jasper Animal Control has removed a farm animal from highway 515. If you are missing an animal from your farm, please notify the City of Jasper at 706-692-9100 and ask for Animal control. Information needed will be a date your animal become missing with a full description of such an... more
  • North Gate restaurants close due to slowed winter business (2/2/2016)
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    Reverend Billyís and Forks restaurants at the North Gate Station have closed as of Monday, February 1 according to Manager/Owner Kimberly Kitchens....
  • North Gate restaurants close due to slowed winter business
  • Salon 84 Named 2016 Small Business of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Salon 84 the 2016 Small Business of the Year. Amy Leake, owner, was accompanied to the Winter Ball by her husband, Chris Leake, and an entire table of her hard working staff. When announced as this yearís recipient... more
  • Salon 84 Named 2016 Small Business of the Year
  • Stephanie Ray Named 2016 Ambassador of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Stephanie Ray the 2016 Ambassador of the Year. The Chamber implemented this brand new award to honor all the hard work and dedication Chamber Ambassadors put into enhancing each Chamber memberís experience. Mrs. Ra... more
  • Stephanie Ray Named 2016 Ambassador of the Year
  • Thomas C. Harrison Named 2016 Citizen of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Thomas C. Harrison the 2016 Citizen of the Year. Mr. Harrison, a native of Pickens County for 72 years, is filling the shoes of the Honorable Judge Weaver, 2015 Citizen of the Year. Just like the many Citizens of t... more
  • Thomas C. Harrison Named 2016 Citizen of the Year
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2016 Meeting (Video) (2/2/2016)

    Talking Rock Park and Town Hall remained closed after flooding on Christmas Eve. Easter Egg Hunt will be March 19th at 1 p.m....
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • College Students Not U.S. Citizens Lost Appeal Against Board of Regents (2/1/2016)
    OLVERA ET AL. V. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIAíS BOARD OF REGENTS ET AL.
    In a ruling today by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens have lost their appeal of a Georgia Court of Appeals decision upholding the dismissal of their lawsuit by a Fulton County judge. The students were asking the high court to rule that they are entitled to che... more
  • Jasper City Council February 2016 (Video) (2/1/2016)

    Youth Leadership participants, Baylee Jordan and Mary Zuidema attended the meeting as part of their requirements for graduation from the program....
  • Jasper City Council February 2016 (Video)
  • Nelson City Council February 2016 (Video) (2/1/2016)

    Council voted to open GBI investigation on missing funds presented in the audit, as well as financial documents for the Police Reserve unit....
  • Nelson City Council February 2016 (Video)
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