PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Optimist Club of Jasper kicked off their new club year at their regular meeting on October 1, 2015 at Last Catch Seafood Restaurant. Dave Slade, club president for 2015-2016, presented Past President, Larry Starr, with a plaque in appreciation for his time and efforts in leading the club durin... more
Laney Bledsoe is one of our Drum Majors and has been outstanding this year with leadership, organization and spirit with the band. Laney is a second-year Drum Major and her musicality and commitment to excellence is so important to the band. She is also an alto saxophone player in our Symphonic Ba... more
Peyton Godfrey, the Cheerleader of the Week, is a fourth year cheerleader, with two years of Varsity experience, and one of our Varsity Captains. Peyton is an awesome cheerleader who shows great school spirit. She is a model cheerleader for all younger girls and represents the Dragons well. Peyt... more
Vote from October 12 - 30, 2015
Advanced voting is now underway for the November 3rd election. Voting will be held at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration at 83 Pioneer Road from October 12 - 30 on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no Saturday Voting). Residents of City of Jasper, Georgia wil... more
Conditional Use Request – RZ-09-15-1177 - Doug & Lynda Tatum...
Just three more markets then party time as we celebrate another season of the Jasper Farmers Market with free food for all of our vendors and customers. That will be October 31, Halloween, so come in costume if you like and dress up the kids and the dog or other pet that doesn't mind wearing clothe... more
Dr. Ed Parnell, Jr. awarded the Good Samaritan Award. Fundraiser included live and silent auctions....
2106 Teachers of the Year Recognition
Pickens County Schools 2016 Teachers of the Year Recognition: Pickens High School ~ Leslie Zuidema, Pickens County Middle School ~ Judy Pettigrew, Jasper Middle School ~ Rachel M. Waters, Harmony Elementary School ~ Shari Barber, Hill City Elementary School ~ Kelly Moss, Jasper Elementary School ~ ...
The plan is for the McDonald's in Jasper to be demolished in January 2016 and rebuilt within in 90 days. A variance was necessary to meet Pickens County codes....
NTSB Press Conference Video
Sgt. Matt Dawkins, Jasper Police Department and Todd Gunther, Air Safety Investigator at National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference on the fatal plane crash on Salem Church Road in Jasper, Georgia on October 8, 2015 at approximately 6:32 p.m. Video Highlights (video on left): ... more
The Long Table Benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Pickens
Tickets are still available for the 3rd Annual Long Table benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Pickens! Come Fly with Us at the Pickens County Airport on Saturday, October 17th at 5 p.m. for an incredible night of fine dining under the stars and dancing to the Emerald Empire Band. Tickets are $1... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to award the October Green Ribbon to the Community Bank of Pickens County. This branch of Community Bank is located at 65 Cove Road and started to serve the community in May of 2008. Before the building could be constructed they had to level the land over 8 feet ... more
You can count on the Jasper Farmers Market to be there rain or shine even if there are not many vendors or shoppers. We will be back in our usual place next week, October 10, at the Park-n-Ride at Lee Newton Park with more vendors and better weather. Then three more Saturdays until we have the Cus... more
Another season is beginning—not only the Fall, but the Election season is heating up and there are a number of issues of interest to our Tea Party conservatives on the local, state, and federal level. In addition to lunch, these issues will be “on the table” during our monthly Pickens County Round ... more
Friday, October 2nd, deputies responded to a trespassing report at a residence on Sunrise Ridge Road off of Hwy 136 in Jasper. Upon arriving, they learned that a homeowner had arrived home and found 2 males in the garage area of his residence asking to borrow his phone. The homeowner stated that th... more