The Pickens Report - September 2018


The Pickens Report - September 2018
Pickens County Public Works resurfacing Harrington Road

Pickens County Public Works resurfacing Pea Ridge Road
Pickens County Public Works resurfacing Pea Ridge Road

10/8/2018 ~ by Tucker Green, Pickens County Government

The 2018 general election which includes races for every major state-wide elected office and several congressional and state representative races is approaching. The early voting period will begin on October 15th and run through November 2nd (weekdays 8 am - 5 pm) at Pickens County Board of Elections off Pioneer Road. There will also be a Saturday availability to early vote on October 27th from 9 am until 4 pm. Election day is on Tuesday, November 6th polls will be open from 7 am until 7 pm at your local precincts. For information on your voter registration status or to locate your precinct go to

Also, approaching in the coming weeks is the 2018 Public Safety Day at Jasper Home Depot. This free event will take place on Saturday, October 27th between 10am and 2 pm. Pickens County Fire/EMS, Emergency Management Agency, Sheriff’s office, Jasper Fire and Police, and others will all be on hand to provide safety demonstrations and tips. All citizens are encouraged to attend this great event.

During the month of September, Public Works completed resurfacing Harrington Road, Pea Ridge Road, and a portion of Fortner Road. They also completed tar and graveling Rocky Ridge Road. Subcontractor paving crews completed the final phase of the 2018 paving contract. They resurfaced: Nalley Drive, Poole Avenue, Solomon Avenue, Jones Avenue, Griffith Avenue, Lanier Avenue, Little Avenue, Wood Street, Spring Place Drive, Beth Avenue, White Oak Drive, Sweet Gum Circle, East Holly Lane, West Holly Lane, Dogwood Trail, Red Oak Lane, Popular Lane, and Charles Avenue.

The Water Department installed eight new meters.

Planning and Development issued 40 new building permits.

The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 75 new animals, and 67 animals went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to nine cases.

The 911 Operations Center received 1,681 total calls, 744 were medical responses and fire related.

The Pickens County Recreation Department is still offering basketball registration until October 14th. A late registration period will be available October 15-17. The basketball skills evaluations will take place on October 22nd, 23rd, and 25th, practices will begin on October 29th.

Overall the Pickens County government departments are working hard for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continue to do a great job of leading these efforts. As work progresses, and projects continue, I will do my best to keep you informed of these developments.

Until the next time, stay safe, and shop local!

tucker greenTucker Green
Public Information Officer
Pickens County Government
1266 East Church St., Ste. 157
Jasper, Ga 30143