PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Public Hearing Open House on December 15, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m.
A public hearing open house to discuss the Georgia DOTís proposed project to improve the intersection of State Route (SR) 515 and Antioch Church Road in Pickens County is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Commissionerís Conference Room of th... more
Bent Tree Community (19th Hole) Request for Distilled Spirits License approved....
Public Participation from Pickens Seniors for Change. 2016-17 School Calendar approved....
The Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Blue Goodman. Blue is a member of the trombone and baritone sections of the PHS Bands. He is first-chair trombone in the Symphonic Band and also marched baritone in the marching band. He practices constantly and loves being involved in many ... more
Lung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Yet, few are aware of the disease that is second only to heart disease as the largest killer in the United States. Dr. Africa Wallace, thoracic surgeon at Pi... more
When you hear someone has lung cancer, what is the first thing you do? If youíre like the majority of people in the general population, youíll ask the person who has been diagnosed with this deadly disease whether or not they have smoked. Contrary to the popular belief, lung cancer is not exclusive ... more
Support Cocoís Cottage of Jasper, Georgia in National Award by Voting Today
The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced the quarterfinalists, including Coco's Cottage of Pickens County in Jasper, Georgia, of the 2015 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, enc... more
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As of 19 November, the Trail Crew has contributed 1,074 volunteer hours in 2015 toward building a number of new recreational facilities and has maintained and repaired existing trails and facilities. ...
Deadline December 31, 2015
Committee members for the Holiday Market and Expo reported record net proceeds from this year's event. The event held on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st was very well received. The Friday Night Preview event was sold out. With music provided by Sharptop Strings and food and beve... more
Some of the popular summer vendors will also be at the Jasper Winter Farmers Market this Saturday. Roxanne Janes, who has been at the summer market almost every week, has regular customers for her bread and eggs. Her cheese bread is a favorite. Another frequent vendor this summer was Brenda R... more
Many conservative voters are disappointed with the voting records of several Georgia General Assembly Representatives and Senators; and they are looking for determined conservative candidates to primary these incumbents in the 2016 Elections. One such determined candidate is Conda Lowery Goodson, f... more
Council approved Downtown Transportation Enhancement Study for cost of $48,750....
Mark Riehl sworn in as Nelson Police Chief...
Imagine you are a young child walking into Piedmont Mountainside Hospital ER with your parent and then the parent is whisked back to see the doctor and you are in the waiting area. Or imagine you are a young child whose parent is in the operating room of the hospital and you are waiting in the surg... more
This is the 35th year for the North Georgia Toy run benefiting children in Cherokee and Pickens Counties. The ride is organized by Greg Hartman and starts at the Kroger in Macedonia, then travels to the Canton Moose Family Center to leave and toy, and finishes at the Pickens Chamber of Commerce to l...