PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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Pickens County real estate continues to exhibit opposing trends. While sales, pended sales, and prices show significant improvements over last year and prior, the number of homes for sale continues to decrease. Apparently, all the talk a few years ago convinced home owners that their homes held mini... more
Madison Lawson, a student at Wildwood Christian School and the entrant sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper, will compete at the area contest, the next level of competition in the GATEway District Oratorical contest. The zone oratorical contest was held in Canton on March 19 and Madison beat ... more
Blue and Chico are older chihuahuas, who are very bonded and need to go to a home together. Blue is 8 years old and and her son, Chico, is 6 years old. They are very sweet, love to be held and are potty pad trained. Chico has to have daily seizure meds, which run less than $20 a month. They still ha... more
Next meeting March 22nd
The Georgia General Assembly is entering its ninth week of deliberation at the Gold Dome. Some good bills have been passed by both houses and have been forwarded to the Governor. Several good bills are still being considered; and our featured speakers for our March Tea Party meeting will be discu... more
Most of Georgia's Snake population is in full gear now. Hungry looking for something to eat. On warm humid Spring nights expect lots of movement. Wear closed toed shoes if you need to be out in the yard/woods after dark. Always carry a flashlight and stay on well maintained and marked paths. ... more
Relay For Life of Pickens County and Shottenkirk Ford hosted the 2nd Annual 'Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror' Car – Truck - Bike Show. $512 raised for Relay for Life of Pickens County....
Photos courtesy of Heather Daily, Paul Looper Photography ...
The Professional Women of Pickens County (PWPC) had another great luncheon on Thursday, March 3. Their monthly luncheon, sponsored by Renasant Bank and catered by Deb's Bakery, was held at Episcopal Church of the Holy Family. After our delicious lunch, Donna McDonald, 2016 PWPC President, welcom... more
Youth Leadership Pickens strives to bring together children from all walks of life, in order to better prepare them for their future as leaders in their community. To continue developing leadership skills this year, the YLP Steering Committee spent two months preparing the YLP participants for a rea... more
Prevent Child Abuse Pickens will hold a Casino Night fundraiser at Bent Tree's Tamarack Lodge on April 16 from 7 to 10 pm. "Betting on a Better Future" is the theme as PCAP's programs are designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and prepare them for a better future. "We expect a fantastic... more
Application and Contract approved with the following Flexibility Components of Contract removed: School Attendance, Compulsory Attendance as it relates to the attendance protocol (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690.2); School Councils: (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-85, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-86) ...
My fellow citizens, I am seeking the position of Pickens County Tax Commissioner. Many of you speak openly of our need for a new direction in the Tax Commissioner's Office. In my career, I have managed many people for various organizations. I've been responsible for creating and for managing budgets... more
Pickens County employees were recognized for their years of service: Kathy Quinton and Randy Kirk. Revise and Amend Chapter 4. Advertising and Sign Ordinance Sec.4-35 approved....
Spring is in the air as I type this, and it makes me smile I got the grapes pruned and blueberries sprayed just in time. We kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 session on Monday, March 7 with legislative day 32. We now have 5 legislative days left. This week as fun, as we had Murray Youth and Ad... more
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