PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Optimist Club of Jasper held their annual Essay Contest on the topic of "Optimism Should be a Priority". Over 100 essays were written and entered into the local contest. Project leader Matt Moore established a committee to handle the first round of judging to narrow the number of essays down ... more
Sandy Layman announced as new principal for Tate Elementary; Report from Sex Education Committee; Approval of Custodial Pay for Sick Leave Day; ...
Friday, July 17 through Monday, July 20
The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is advising motorists in Pickens and Dawson counties of a detour off State Route (SR) 53 at the Georgia Northeastern Railroad crossing of South Railroad Street in the city of Tate, scheduled for Friday, July 17, 2015, to accommodate work by the railroad... more
Could your child be missing a vaccination? It is vital that children are kept current on their immunizations. A child's immune system is more vulnerable than that of most adults, and without vaccinations, many children would suffer or even die from the severe effects of diseases such as measles, per... more
In this issue: Trail Tree Database; Trees of Interest - Georgia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mystery of the Trees; New Book in the Works...
Georgia DOT advises motorists in Pickens County that maintenance crews resume this week their work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 53. Work will proceed daily Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will fo... more
Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Jasper Fitness as a new member. Jasper Fitness held a Ribbon Cutting on June 30th at their location at 10 Interstate N Parkway in Jasper. Jasper Fitness, LLC was founded in 2007 and is owned by Hunter and Son, LLC. Hunter and Son also own ... more
Adopt FY 2016 General fund budget, Adopt the 2016-2020 CIP, Discussion to Require all residents to have a garbage pick up service...
July is the peak of the summer vegetable growing season so the vendors of the Wednesday and Saturday markets worked around the Independence Day Celebration to get those vegetables to their customers. Both markets were moved to alternate locations and both were small, but everything will be back as u... more
The Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration, from July 1 - 4, 2015, featured a carnival, vendors, BINGO, live entertainment and fireworks (video)....
Congratulations to the Parade Winners best demonstrating the theme "Answering the Call to Serve": 1st - First Christian Church of Jasper; 2nd - The Devil's Shadow Haunted Hayride; 3rd - Pickens 4-H...
Habitat for Humanity Pickens County, Inc. is gearing up to begin building houses in New Hope Acres Subdivision. Last week HFH-PC held an orientation meeting for new volunteers to review the many areas of volunteer services available, including working on house construction to serving on the board o... more
Peggy Petty was awarded Keep Pickens Beautiful's Green Thumb Award for July. Ms. Petty attributes this beautifully landscaped property to her late husband, Kenneth Petty. Ms. Petty was born and raised at Grandview Lake and enjoys maintaining her two acres of heaven. KPB wants to thank Ms. Pet... more
Items for Discussion: 1)Presentation – Pete Smith – Edgewood Partners Insurance Center; 2) Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance; 3)Dump Truck - Insurance is paying $32,000 on replacement of the truck. Three bids, both used and new, priced from $65,000 to $150,000.; 4) Travel Expense...
Tater Patch Players' Nunsense opens in just a few weeks. The actresses are working hard to polish their songs and lines for you. As they rehearse, their quirky characters are starting to appear on stage. Two of the oddest members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken are Sister Mary Leo and Sister Mar... more