PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
May 24, 2016 is Primary Day in Georgia. If you have not already voted, please do so next Tuesday! Your vote is your voice as an American citizen. It's your opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect your comm... more
The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held May 10th with over 125 in attendance. The Carriage House catered a delicious breakfast and Day’s Chevrolet of Jasper was the Breakfast Sponsor. May's Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Law... more
Our food pantry
It is the mission of CARES to provide food and essential non-food items, temporary financial assistance, supplemental financing for education, and resource counseling for those in need residing in Pickens County, Georgia. Want to help? Below are volunteer opportunities: Food Shopper F... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to add a new business member to our recycling program. Brooke Highsmith originally from Brunswick, GA, came to Jasper via Oregon. Brooke moved to Oregon when she was 14 years, and it was there she discovered her love of coffee. Brooke stated, "she is opening a c... more
The 86th Annual 4-H Awards Banquet was held on May 19, 2016 at the Pickens County Extension Office. Lonnie Waters was chosen as Volunteer of the Year. Big Canoe Women's Guild was chosen Outstanding Donor of the Year. ...
Heather Bryan, University of North Georgia is Pickens Planning & Development Summer Intern...
In this issue: Pastor's Pot; Angie Nix Jones, Chairperson 2016; Volunteer Highlights; From the Director and Assistant Director...
Relay for Life of Pickens County PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE Contest! Voting ends Friday, May 20th at Noon. Winner announced on Saturday, May 21st during Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies. The winner will keep the 'Paint The Town Purple' traveling trophy until next year....
During the month of February, PCMS students raised $1823.38 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients Fundraising Program to cure childhood blood cancers during the month of February. Each year, our school chooses a staff or community member to lead us in our fundrais... more
Pickens County Middle School will host a Parent Night for rising 6th grade students on Tuesday, May 23rd. Two sessions will be available: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The sessions will be held in the PCMS Cafeteria. The presentation will include: - 6th grade expectations - 6t... more
Heart disease poses a particular threat to women in Georgia, which has the 12th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country. That’s why Piedmont Heart Institute has a women’s heart screening program to improve early detection and, in some cases, stop heart disease before it strikes... more
It's been a rough ride for a long time in the real estate market, but as we peek in the rear view mirror, we can see that almost all parts of the country have completed the recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It s... more
Leadership Pickens is a program of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, which seeks out existing and emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and offers them an educational experience to expose them to various aspects of the community and work for solutions. Participants This program ... more
Every healthy diet urges you to eat more leafy green vegetables; it was a good day to stock up at the Jasper Farmers Market where several vendors had lots of spinach, kale, chard, mustard, turnip and varieties of lettuce. The first two are considered "super foods" because of their high nutrient con... more
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The mosquitoes known to transmit the Zika virus are Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever Mosquito, and Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Both are black with white markings and both breed in smaller containers of water around homes and businesses. In fact, they are called container-breeders. In ...