PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Health Care Forum This Thursday (6/26/2017)
    June 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
    The Pickens County Democrats and Appalachian Indivisible are sponsoring a Health Care Forum on Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m. in Cherokee Hall at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Dr., Jasper, GA. The discussion will center around the health care needs of the community and how these... more
  • Holiday Move for the Jasper Market (6/26/2017)

    Saturday July 1, Jasper Farmers Market will make it’s usual Independence Day move to Roper Park to make way for the carnival rides that are a part of the celebration. The location is near the corner of Refuge Road and Camp Road, across the street from Pickens County Middle School; same hours; 7:30 t... more
  • Holiday Move for the Jasper Market
  • Ham Radio Field Day This Weekend (6/23/2017)
    June 24 & 25, 2017 in Lee Newton Park
    The Jasper Radio Club/Pickens ARES Group invites you to the annual American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Field Day in Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. More than 35,000 radio amateurs in the United States and Canada will operate from remote locations to p... more
  • Ham Radio Field Day This Weekend
  • Marble Valley Friends Yard Sale at Old Tate Gym (6/22/2017)

    Good fortune has smiled upon Marble Valley Friends in preparation for its 2017 yard Sale. Individuals and organizations have contributed to MVF's collection of items available for sale. The dates are June 23rd and 24th. The event will be held inside the Old Tate Gym; rain or shine the sale goes ... more
  • Marble Valley Friends Yard Sale at Old Tate Gym
  • Pickens Democrats Social Featuring Josh McCall, 9th District Congressional Democratic Candidate (6/21/2017)

    Pickens County Democratic Party hosted a social gathering on June 20th at the Pickens County Community Center, 1329 Camp Road in Jasper, GA. 9th District Democratic candidate, Josh McCall was the speaker (video above provided by Josh McCall). Josh, a University of North Georgia graduate, is a re... more
  • Pickens Democrats Social Featuring Josh McCall, 9th District Congressional Democratic Candidate
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting with Survey Results (6/20/2017)
    Video
    Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting with Ethan Calhoun, NWGRC planner who is coordinating the comp plan, shared data from the recent survey and other stats on Pickens County. AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. What is a Comprehensive Plan? 3. The role of a... more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting with Survey Results
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June 2017 (6/15/2017)
    Presentation of 2016 Audit
    I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda IV. Approval of Agenda V. Employee Recognition VI. Finance Report (PDF) VII. Consent Agenda A. Signed “Family Connection” Contr... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Education June 2017 (6/15/2017)
    Video
    Pickens County Board of Education approved the change in start and end times during the meeting. There were 3,602 surveys completed concerning the possible change of school start times. The results were 58.7% in favor of changing the start times and 41.3% stated they could not support this chang... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education June 2017
  • Charlee Ray to Serve as Grand Marshal of Jasper Lions’ 4th of July Parade (6/14/2017)

    Since the Jasper Lions Club was chartered on June 22, 1939, it has hosted the down-home Independence Day festivities, and this year is no exception. The theme of this year's celebration is "Lions: 100 Years, Looking to the Future" in honor of the 100th Birthday of Lions Clubs International, which ... more
  • Charlee Ray to Serve as Grand Marshal of Jasper Lions’ 4th of July Parade
  • Eagle's Rest Park Update (6/14/2017)

    Eagle’s Rest Park, Mt Oglethorpe, GA… WILDFLOWERS…the wildflowers that were donated and planted by the Wildflower Bunch of Big Canoe are now in full bloom and showing their beautiful faces to park visitors. PARK HOURS…the park will be open from sunup to sundown seven days a week. The park wi... more
  • Eagle's Rest Park Update
  • Wednesday Open at the Jasper Farmer Market (6/12/2017)

    There were a few blackberries and blueberries at the market but they sold out early. There are usually a lot more blueberries (and soon will be) from several vendors, but not so many blackberries. Not a lot of vegetables, except for garlic, and Zach Henson had a mountain of those and also some gree... more
  • Wednesday Open at the Jasper Farmer Market
  • Can’t Afford Phone or Internet Service? (6/9/2017)
    TDS offers Federal Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up programs to income-eligible customers.
    All Americans should have an opportunity to enjoy phone and internet service, but some simply cannot afford these services. Local phone companies, including TDS Telecom (TDS®), offer Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up. They are government assistance programs designed to make phone and internet service affo... more
  • Can’t Afford Phone or Internet Service?
  • Pickens High School Media Center in Jasper, Georgia Receives Award from Driving-Tests.org (6/9/2017)

    Driving-Tests.org (DTO) is pleased to award Pickens High School Media Center $500 for participating in DTO’s library partnership program. As part of the program, libraries offer their customers advertising-free access to the DTO website, which includes written practice tests for automobile, motorcyc... more
  • Pickens High School Media Center in Jasper, Georgia Receives Award from Driving-Tests.org
  • Wednesday Jasper Farmer Market Opens June 14 (6/9/2017)

    The Pickens Master Gardeners will be at the market this Saturday, June 10, for more of the "Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener" series. This months topics will be hydroponics, gardening to attract birds and a how-to demonstration of propagation techniques. Diane Nelson and other volunteers will be av... more
  • Wednesday Jasper Farmer Market Opens June 14
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2017 Report (6/8/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for May activity: Building Permits 41 in May 2017 (8% increase) 38 in May 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 6 in May 2017 (63% decrease) 16 in May 2016 Inspections 130 in May 2017 (63% increase) 80 in May 2016 ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2017 Report
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