PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
After current Tax Commissioner Sharon Troglin's decision to not seek re-election, I decided to run for the position. I've been with Pickens County Government since February 2007, starting off as a tag/title/tax clerk and eventually taking over all dealer work. Over the years, I've been lead/hea... more
The PHS Band Student of the Week is Dillon Shelton. Dillon is a junior trombone player in the band program and has served as section leader in the marching band and Symphonic Band. He is a very hard-worker, taking band very seriously and also maintaining a very demanding academic schedule. He... more
Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Jail and Bail event 'arrested' Eleven Most Wanted suspects and brought them to the Old Historic Jail on North Main Street. Local law enforcement picked them up and then they were arraigned before Judge Jeff. Photos and video of arraignment. ...
Over 160 Elementary Students Compete
On most Saturday mornings in April, the stiffest competition in many communities can be found at the local ball fields. However, that was not the case on the morning of April 23rd in Pickens County. On this bright, balmy morning, over 160 students representing Harmony Elementary, Hill City Elementar... more
Pickens Youth Leadership's Mission is to expose the youth of Pickens County to leadership experiences by creating an environment where they can make a positive impact on issues that affect teens. ...
GEMA/HS Preparedness Tips
Wednesday, April 27, marks the five-year anniversary of a severe EF3 tornado that swept through Pickens, Bartow and Cherokee Counties. The storm, which generated winds in excess of 150 mph, touched down at 9:25 p.m. that evening. It tracked from 5 miles northeast of Kingston, crossing Northwest int... more
Pickens Master Gardeners has some enthusiastic new members bringing new ideas to the Jasper Farmers Market. One of those new members is Diane Nelson and she will be at the market this week (April 30) to launch a whole series of once a month programs called "Healthy Garden-Healthy Gardener". Each m... more
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In this issue: Over 72 trees submitted to Trail Tree Database since January 2016; Trees of interest in GA, TN, AR, KY, AL, & OK; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program...
Cartecay Vineyards, Chateau Meichtry, Ellijay River Vineyards, Engleheim Vineyards, Fainting Goat Vineyards and Gilmer Arts are proud to host the 2nd annual "Plein Air at the Vineyards". Regional artists, working outdoors, "en plein air" in and around the vineyards over a three day weekend beginning... more
A Memorial Benefit and Poker Run was held to help pay medical and burial expenses for Alan Mullins who passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Activities also included were BBQ plate sale, raffle drawings, cake walk, games, and live music by Phil Blackwell & Matt Chastain, The Dashcrackers, and M...
Over 500 attended the annual Pickens County Health Fair and Free Sports Physicals for Pickens County Students. The event is coordinated by Jasper Lions Club, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc. and Chattahoochee Technical College. ...
The Jasper Cruise In is held the fourth Saturday of the month from April through October....
Fundraiser for eight year old Evan Tucker's Team for the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on May 21, 2016 in Atlanta....
All during April's Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful launched the Great American Cleanup on the first day of Spring, and Keep Pickens Beautiful has been busy with activities throughout the county. KPB welcomes four new Adopt A Road members as part of the celebration (photos to the left): Folks at Ed B's Studio 54 have volunt... more
Congratulations to King and Queen, Arthur Goldberg and JoAnn Weintraub!...