PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/10/2018)

    A Royal Evening at the annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains hosted by Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice and Rotary of Jasper on February 10 2018 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Proceeds benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice. Coverage brought to you by Day's Chevrolet in Jasper. <...
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • The Pickens Report - January 2018 (2/9/2018)

    The start of a new year comes with lots ahead for Pickens County government. Several projects will advance in 2018 including: the construction of Pickens County Fire Station #12, the search for additional fire station properties across the county, a hefty paving schedule, water line extensions, and ... more
  • The Pickens Report - January 2018
  • 'CRAZY LADIES' Opens at Tater Patch (2/8/2018)
    Plus, auditions coming up for next show
    It's time to shake off the wintertime blues and have a laugh. Tater Patch Players invites you to see Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner" by Pat Cook. The wonderful comedy about three sisters opens on February 9 for nine performances. Get your tickets online now or at the box office on ... more
  • 'CRAZY LADIES' Opens at Tater Patch
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful 2018 Officers (2/8/2018)

    New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful board meeting, November 6, 2017. Seated left to right: Joan Britton, Secretary-Treasurer, Carol Opdenhoff, Office Manager, Mary Ann Rentz, President, Stan Barnett, Green Ribbon-Green Thumb Chairperson, Ron Jager, Director. Standing lef... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful 2018 Officers
  • Honest Abe To Speak at Jasper UMC (2/6/2018)

    The President and First Lady of the United States will make an appearance February 19 at 7 p.m. right here in Jasper, Ga. at the Jasper United Methodist Church… well… not the current president, but the 16th… Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. A close second anyway. Lincoln, AKA Homer Sewell 11... more
  • Honest Abe To Speak at Jasper UMC
  • New Board Member For Ruth House Ministries (2/6/2018)

    Ruth House Ministries welcomes the election of our new Board Member, Leatte Jackson. Ms Jackson, a resident of Jasper, brings the experience of a 37 year career in the Medical Administrative field and has faithfully served as a volunteer and teacher at the Ruth House for the past 3 years.... more
  • New Board Member For Ruth House Ministries
  • Jasper City Council Meeting February 2018 (2/5/2018)
    Jim Looney appointed Jasper City Manager
    Big changes in Jasper! Since 1992, John Weaver has served as Mayor and City Manager of Jasper. After Councilman Jim Looney resigned and public input, Jasper City Council voted 3-1 to appoint Jim Looney as Jasper City Manager. AGENDA (time in video) I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting February 2018
  • NO-COST to Client Flu Shots at County Health Departments in North Georgia (2/2/2018)

    Flu Shots are now available at NO COST to residents at public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties. Healthcare plans will be billed on behalf of clients who have coverage and there is no charge to anyone who is not under a healthcare plan. No appoint... more
  • NO-COST to Client Flu Shots at County Health Departments in North Georgia
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2018 (2/1/2018)

    Items of Discussion: 1. Audit Update 2. EMA - Generator Grant 3. Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority - Rate Increase 4. Board of Tax Assessors - Sam Brannen Agreement 5. General Discussions (17:02) Citizen Kristal Beaver asked the Commissioners to consider researching the original ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2018
  • 136 Trees Brought For The Chipper (1/31/2018)
    Keep Pickens Beautiful annual recycling of Christmas trees
    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to "thank" all those who recycled their Christmas trees again this year. The Pickens County Road Department reported that they chipped 136 trees this year. Our thanks to them also. The mulch has many uses in gardens and landscaping. The trees are also used to put... more
  • 136 Trees Brought For The Chipper
  • Almost Ready To Reveal: Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner (1/31/2018)
    $10 First Timer Ticket
    Tater Patch Players' cast of our upcoming comedy are almost ready to reveal their show to you. It's a wonderful comedy about three "older" sisters who have ended up sharing the family home after living their own full lives. Those of you who have sisters might recognize some of their behavior.... more
  • Almost Ready To Reveal:  Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner
  • Magnolia’s on Main – Ribbon Cutting (1/31/2018)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to Magnolia’s on Main on their ribbon cutting for their business. Kim was born and raised in Jasper, Ga. She grew up in a restaurant atmosphere alongside her parents. She is married to Bill Lawrence, and has two children, Walker and Will. In h... more
  • Magnolia’s on Main – Ribbon Cutting
  • Nationally-renowned Recovery Advocate and Motivational Speaker Bill Carruthers Joins Highland Rivers Health (1/31/2018)

    Bill Carruthers, a nationally known advocate for recovery and the peer support movement, has joined Highland Rivers Health as director of peer workforce development. Carruthers, who has shared his personal story of addiction, mental illness and his journey to recovery throughout the nation, was most... more
  • Nationally-renowned Recovery Advocate and Motivational Speaker Bill Carruthers Joins Highland Rivers Health
  • Special Presentation of PHS Senior Nick DiPuma's State Winning Play (1/31/2018)

    Please join the PHS Theatre troupe for a special presentation Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 PM at the Pickens High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The troupe will premiere the 2017 Ga Thespian Playworks State Winning Play "Why’d Ya Do It?" By Nick DiPuma, PHS senior. ... more
  • Special Presentation of PHS Senior Nick DiPuma's State Winning Play
  • TDS Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Diversity (1/31/2018)
    The first-ever list identifies the Top 250 based on 30,000 employee perceptions of their employers.
    MADISON, Wis. (Jan. 31, 2018) — A new Forbes list recognizes 250 leading U.S.-based employers for their diversity efforts and initiatives. Included in America’s Best Employers for Diversity is TDS Telecom's parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, at number 190. The list is based on survey res... more
  • TDS Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Diversity

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