PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Georgia Marble Festival Parade (10/7/2017)

    The Georgia Marble Festival Parade is held on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia Marble Festival on the first weekend in October. Thanks to Day's Chevrolet in Jasper for being the exclusive advertiser on KnowPickens' Georgia Marble Festival coverage. Parade Winners...
  • Georgia Marble Festival Parade
  • Marble Festival Road Race (10/7/2017)

    The 37th annual Georgia Marble Festival 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is held on the first Saturday in October on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia. The race is hosted by Jasper United Methodist Church. The photos above include the 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run from Main Street, as well as the award photos ...
  • Marble Festival Road Race
  • Amber Boren Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/5/2017)

    The student of the week for band is Amber Boren. Amber is a Senior in the PHS Band and has marched for four years in the flute section. She has also served as our uniform officer. Amber is always eager to help anyone in need and her personality is a welcome addition to our program. We appreci... more
  • Amber Boren Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session October 2017 (10/5/2017)

    Items of Discussion: 1) Insurance Renewal Options 2) LMIG “Road Paving Schedule” for 2018 3) Gilmer County - Water Distribution Agreement 4) Pickens County Tax Digest 2017 – State Approval 5) New Year’s Eve Alcohol Serving/Pouring Resolution 6) General Discussion... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session October 2017
  • Ryan O'Dea Announces Candidacy For Jasper City Council (10/3/2017)
    Pledge to help make Jasper better by complimenting our future with our past
    I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for City Council of the City of Jasper. Having lived in many places throughout my life due to my father’s changing employment needs during my childhood, and later on due to my service in the United States Air Force and the National Guard, I am ha... more
  • Ryan O'Dea Announces Candidacy For Jasper City Council
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat (10/2/2017)

    Superintendent Carlton Wilson hosted a Superintendent’s Chat on October 2nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The chat was originally scheduled for September 11, but canceled due to inclement weather. Superintendent Wilson answered questions concerning education and our school system. Topics discussed: ... more
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat
  • JQC Dismisses Complaints of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ Against Judge Brenda S. Weaver (10/1/2017)

    In Summer 2016, complaints were submitted to the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) by Mark Thomason, the creator of a local publication called "Fannin Focus," his attorney Russell Stookey, Fannin County Attorney Lynn Doss, and the Georgia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists acc... more
  • JQC Dismisses Complaints of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ Against Judge Brenda S. Weaver
  • Pickin' & Kickin' in Pickens (9/30/2017)

    Jasper's own Burnt Mountain Benders hosted the first Mountain Music and Dancing event at the fabulous one hundred year old Tate Gym in Tate, Georgia. The evening included flatfooting/buckdancing workshop by Green Grass Clogger, Andrea Smith, hillbilly fiddle music by the Burnt Mountain Benders, a...
  • Pickin' & Kickin' in Pickens
  • PHS Homecoming (9/29/2017)

    Congratulations to Bailey Payne, Homecoming Queen and Haley Aiken, Maid of Honor. They were crowned during halftime of the Pickens vs Gilmer game on September 29, 2017. Dragons won with score 62-0. Video of court. COURT 9th Caroline Angelisanti Kealy Hillhouse 10th Madisen Holb...
  • PHS Homecoming
  • Birthdays of WWII Veterans (9/28/2017)
    Celebration at the Pickens County Senior Center
    The Pickens County Senior Center hosted a Birthday Celebration for the following Pickens County World War II veterans: Mr. Roy Hughes ~ 98 years old Navy - 2 Purple Hearts Mr. Russell Pendley ~ 96 years old Army Ms. Doris Martin ~ 95 years old Women's Army Corps Daughters of the A... more
  • Birthdays of WWII Veterans
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting September 2017 (9/28/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. GEFA Loan – Grandview Dam Grandview Property Owners have agreed to take on the liability to fix the dam, but Pickens County will secure funding through a GEFA loan for the Grandview Lake Water Treatment Plant and related improvements. This will give Pickens County ... more
  • 5 Common Misconceptions about Donating a Kidney (9/26/2017)

    There’s a simple solution that could save the lives of the 4,870 Georgians currently waiting for a kidney transplant: living organ donation. Yet, the number of transplants performed remains constrained by the limited number of people willing and able to donate a kidney. To raise awareness of this is... more
  • 5 Common Misconceptions about Donating a Kidney
  • Marble Valley Friends BBQ Postponed Until October 6th (9/26/2017)

    NOTICE FROM MARBLE VALLEY FRIENDS: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to postpone our BBQ until Friday, October 6. We hope this will not be too big of an inconvenience for all of our loyal supporters. We will be making phone calls to make sure you still want a plate for Oct. 6. ... more
  • Marble Valley Friends BBQ Postponed Until October 6th
  • Plenty of Green Beans at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/26/2017)

    If you are not from around here and you go to the farmers market to buy some fresh green beans, you might want to ask the vendor what kind of beans they are and how does he or she recommend they be cooked. Most likely they will be white half runner beans; they are by far the most popular in this ar... more
  • Plenty of Green Beans at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Re-elect Anne Sneve for Jasper City Council (9/26/2017)

    As a Jasper resident and proudly serving as your council-member, I feel deeply committed to the City of Jasper and am seeking re-election to the city council. In my more than 28 years of residency in Jasper I have seen many changes to our community; some good, some not so good. As a council-me... more
  • Re-elect Anne Sneve for Jasper City Council

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