PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Site plan to replace Jasper Junction; Petition started
On July 1st, Pickens County Planning & Development department received civil plans to build Dollar General Store #17892 at the corner of Cove and Grandview Roads. The location is best known as Jasper Junction, but currently home to the new business Zoo-Ology. A group of concerned citizens are act... more
Rex has been incarcerated at overcrowded Pickens County Animal Shelter since January of this year. This 5 year old, 53 pound felon has proven to be a model inmate, except for his fence climbing escape attempts. Rex's parole officer (a certified dog trainer) has found him to be fully vetted, v... more
Does your married, home owner, 2.5 child life still feel incomplete? Do you miss the pitter patter of little feet? Are you the only pet free home on your street? Pickens County Animal Shelter has the solution. Rusty is the 81 pound, fully vetted, 1 year old, family dog that was custom des... more
Open House Dates and School Supply List
Pickens County Schools resume for the 2016-2017 year on August 1, 2016. Open house for schools will be held on Thursday, July 28th & 29th. Refer to image on the left for specifics. School Supply List for elementary and middle schools are below.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
We have reached the halfway point of Summer break for most students and educational professionals. This time of year, signaled around the holiday celebration of our nation's independence. The celebration in Pickens County consisted of an annual fair, a parade through downtown Jasper, various enterta... more
Photos from Library's Facebook page
One July 6, Heather Wilson from Amicalola State Park brought birds of prey to the library for children of all ages. This was just one of many activities planned for children during the library's Summer Reading Program. The photos below are from the library's Facebook page. When you click on a... more
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Those present were Jim Rutledge, Ralph Dennis. Council Members present were Espey Smith, Cheryl Sams, Jessica Wells, and Mayor Randy Banks. Mayor Banks called the meeting to order. Cheryl made a motion to approve June 7, 2016 Meeting Minutes, seconded by Jessica. Motion carried. Cheryl ma... more
The Honorable Allen Wigington, chief judge of the Magistrate Court of Pickens County, was elected chair of the Highland Rivers Health governing board for a second year, at the board's regular meeting in June. His new one-year term as chair began July 1, the start of the agency's 2017 fiscal year. ... more
Tractor/side-arm bush hog purchase; HMIG update; Wingsology alcohol license for beer and wine approved. ...
Text Amendment TA-04-16-002 Chapter 67 Commercial Outdoor Firing/Shooting Ranges APPROVED with modfications; Text Amendment TA-04-16-003 Revisions & Modifications Chapter 38 Land Development Standards Subdivision Streets DENIED....
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that The Fatz Café has volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program. The Fatz Café employees are taking pride in keeping the roads clean where they work. They will pickup one mile of Noah Drive here in Jasper. KPB is all about reaching our goals to... more
John Nicholson will serve as the full time EMA Director for Pickens County, as he was appointed by the Pickens County Board of Commissioners. He has been with Pickens County Government for the past 11 years in various roles, five of those years involved with emergency management. Prior to his wo... more
Permits 33 in June 2016 241 for Jan-June 2016 (43% increase) 31 in June 2015 168 for Jan-June 2015 Site Built Homes 8 in June 2016 56 for Jan-June 2016 (81% increase) 4 in June 2015 31 for Jan-June 2015 Total Department Revenue $38,671.82 in June 2016 $126,2... more
Check your statements!
Wendy's restaurant in Jasper (1853 Hwy. 53 West) is impacted in the malicious cyber activity targeting customers' payment card information between dates of December 2, 2015 and June 8, 2016. That malware has been disabled in all franchisee restaurants where it has been discovered. Check your debit/c... more
Items for Discussion: 1) Designating Pickens County as a Purple Heart County 2) Tate Depot Lease and Usage Agreement 3) Update on leases: State Patrol office; 2 offices at Courthouse & DFACS Building 4) Bids for permanent generators at 694 Pearl Johnson Rd., Fairmount, GA and 4299 Jerusalem Chur...