PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Camps, VBS, and Summer Reading Dates
Be a summer-time Know-It-All!!! Whether it is a day at the pool or the library, a week-long camp, or vacation Bible school, KnowPickens is your source for all things summer. SUMMER CAMPS Listed in alphabetical order. Follow links for information. more
On Tuesday April 28th, DayStar Apparel in Jasper hosted the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Member Industry Tour. The group was greeted by company President Jeremy Hall, CFO Paula Hall, and CEO Scott Hall. DayStar, a family owned company, was founded by Scott in 1998. Scott came to Pickens Co... more
The annual Fishing Rodeo is organized by the Pickens County Sportsman Club and fostered by DNR (Department of Natural Resources). The three day event was held on May 7, 8 & 9 with the first two days for those with physical disabilities and in nursing or assisted living homes. The last day, with ov...
Ceremonial groundbreaking launches phase two building start scheduled for July.
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center dedicated its first new building on April 26, one of three buildings of its capital campaign to replace seven aging modular units. A crowd that included family members of Dr. Joseph A. Wilber, for whom the new building is named, listened as Executive Dire... more
The annual Carns Mill Antique Engine & Tractor Show is held behind Talona Creek Campground on Talona Creek in Talking Rock, Georgia. Antique engines, tractors, automobiles, food and more....
The first annual Bluegrass Charity Festival was hosted by the American Legion Post 149 as a fundraiser for veterans. 11 Bands played during the three day music festival in the first mountain city of Jasper, Georgia. Bands were: David Peterson & the 1946, Bullsboro, BlueRoad, Barbwire, Brush Fire...
I am Buster a good looking quiet beagle mix dog. I have a short hair tan, brown, and black coat. I weigh about 29 pounds and I am a young dog about 18 months old. That means you could teach me a lot of tricks and commands. I love being with other dogs and I love playing with toys. I c... more
A one-year-old female terrier mix dog
Hi, I am Portia and I am looking for a new forever home. A lady who visits me here at the County Shelter says that I am “a real Brindle beauty”. I don’t know about that, even the girls do not have mirrors here at the shelter. But I do know that I would love to have a home with a fenced ya... more
This is the third year for the alumni match and first win for Gilmer. Final score was 8-0....
Ride for Our Fallen Heroes was presented by American Legion Riders of Post 149 with proceeds to the American Legion Comfort Warriors Program. The ride left and returned to Rocco's Pub in Jasper for live music and raffles....
Finally a spring day that felt like a spring day. The sunshine put a smile on everyone’s face and made them think of planting vegetables. They had come to the to right place. There were plenty of vegetable plants, big healthy ones in need of planting, especially tomato plants in many varieties. ... more
The Pickens County S.A.F.E. Team traveled to Union County for qualifying for State Competition last Saturday. Placement in the competition is as follows: Will Logan, John Holbert, Hunter Bryson, Colby Collins and Cawl Cochran took First Place High Team Score with 97 hits out of 100. Evan Ridd... more
Relay for Life Days Proclamation Signing
Relay for Life Days Proclamation Signing; 78-55 Solicitation of contributions, employment or business approved; Alcohol License Approval – J. Town Grill...
Over 100 people gathered on the Pickens County Courthouse lawn to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on May 7, 2015. Representatives from various churches and organications, along with Commissioner Chair Rob Jones prayed for Family, Schools, Local, State and Federal Governments and the Military....
Items for Discussion: Drainage ditch – Hwy 136 in Talking Rock and Update on 2014 Audit... more