PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Veterans Day Activities (11/5/2015)
    Parade, Program, Groundbreaking and Lunch
    Make plans to attend Pickens County Veterans Day activities. This holiday is dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Parade 10:00 a.m. on Main Street to Lee Newton Park Download Parade application (F... more
  • Pickens County Veterans Day Activities
  • Retired Educators to Meet on November 11th (11/5/2015)

    The Pickens County Retired Educators Association will hold its November meeting on Wednesday, November 11th. The luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the United Community Bank. Cost for the meal, catered by "Originals to Remember", is $12.00. The business session will follow at noon. Pre... more
  • Tour Marble Quarry and Tate Elementary During Tate Day (11/5/2015)

    Two tours during Tate Day, Saturday, November 7, offer different glimpses of Tate's marble history. Tours of Polycor Georgia Marble Company quarry explain the stone, machines, process, hardware, and manpower it takes to grapple a 100-ton chunk of stone from the bottom of a pit and send it to mark... more
  • Tour Marble Quarry and Tate Elementary During Tate Day
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Clay and Fiber Artist Jeannette Bottari (11/4/2015)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces clay and fiber artist Jeanette Bottari, Magical Creations. Jeanette moved to Pickens County in 1999 from Brookhaven after she bought a home for the shed in the back that would become her pottery studio. Jeanette started her 'Leaves of North Georgia' pottery with each ... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Clay and Fiber Artist Jeannette Bottari
  • Jack Russell and Pug Mix Needs A Home (11/4/2015)
    ADOPTED
    My name is Cassie! I am a 6 year old Jack Russell and Pug mix. I love to go on walks, play with toys, and eat popcorn! I have a bad habit of climbing fences, but don't worry, I am 100% house trained so you can just keep me inside with you. My favorite things to do are lay on the couch and be ... more
  • Jack Russell and Pug Mix Needs A Home
  • More Room for Leaps and Lifts! (11/4/2015)

    The dancers at Get to the Pointe dance studio will soon have more room to pirouette, tap, and glide when the studio moves to a new location! Currently housed on Sammy McGhee Boulevard, Get to the Pointe will be moving across the street to Noah Drive. The owners of Get to the Pointe, Carla Jarret... more
  • More Room for Leaps and Lifts!
  • Optimist 'FEED THE DRAGONS' (11/4/2015)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper participated in "FEED the DRAGONS". Michele Brackin chaired the event that fed the PHS football team before their game with Gilmer County. Club participants cooked and served dinner to the team sending them off well fed. Our Treat was PHS defeated Gilmer County 2... more
  • Optimist 'FEED THE DRAGONS'
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Noah Hoffbauer (11/4/2015)

    Our Band Student of the Week is Noah Hoffbauer. Noah is a Junior and plays baritone saxophone in the marching band and Symphonic Band. He is also part of the band leadership team as a section leader and works extremely well with all sections of the band, always eager to help wherever he can. ... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Noah Hoffbauer
  • ESPLOST Passes; Tony Fountain Reelected Jasper City Council (11/3/2015)

    Election results from the State of Georgia General Municipal and Special Election on November 3, 2015. Jasper City Council contested seat: Tony Fountain 164 Kirk Raffield 82 ESPLOST Yes 771 No 445 ... more
  • ESPLOST Passes; Tony Fountain Reelected Jasper City Council
  • Nelson City Council November 2015 (Video) (11/2/2015)

    Nelson Police Station named Nelson Police Department with plaque on building recognizing Police Chief Jim Koury....
  • Nelson City Council November 2015 (Video)
  • Auxiliary Unit Enjoys Busy Autumn (11/1/2015)

    Everyone knows fall is the busy season in the mountains but did you know it's also a very busy time for the Sheriff's auxiliary unit? It has been a stellar fall for volunteering opportunities and fund-raising for the unit. With oodles of tourists plus festivals the members have been extremely busy m... more
  • Auxiliary Unit Enjoys Busy Autumn
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly on December 1, 2015 (11/1/2015)

    The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action, Inc. contracts, has announced that a Energy Assistance Program is expected to open on December 1, 2015 with the beginning of the Homebound/Elderly application intake period. The opening date is a month lat... more
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly on December 1, 2015
  • New Listings Down Why? (11/1/2015)

    After suffering through what was at least arguably the worst real estate correction in history, most of the surrounding county markets seem to be coming back. For some reason, Pickens is trailing behind. To the left are three charts to illustrate (residential listings only). The first chart repre... more
  • New Listings Down  Why?
  • What is a Radio Play on the Stage? (11/1/2015)

    Tater Patch Players' holiday offering is an old familiar story in a remarkable setting. In 1946, we were moving rapidly away from all the hardships and bad memories of World War Two. Americans were comfortable and optimistic. Families would gather for dinner and after dinner, would listen to new... more
  • What is a Radio Play on the Stage?
  • Downtown Trick or Treat (10/31/2015)

    Annual event sponsored by the Jasper Merchants Association...
  • Downtown Trick or Treat

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