The Pickens Report - October 2018
11/8/2018 ~ by Tucker Green, Pickens County Government
The holidays are approaching; the season is a time for family, fellowship, friends and giving. While this time is a bright one for many, it is important to remember those in our community that are not as fortunate.
Every year in Pickens County various civic groups, organizations, and helpful neighbors come together around the holidays to assist those struggling in our community. There are many ways you can contribute to those in need during the holiday season.
On Saturday November 10th, "A Taste of Pickens" fundraiser will occur between 11:30-1:30 at Chattahoochee Technical College to benefit C.A.R.E.S. (local food pantry).
On Thanksgiving Day, Mary Ann's will host their annual community Thanksgiving. If you’re interested in donating or volunteering for the community Thanksgiving meal, contact Mary Ann’s at 706-253-2225.
If you would like to assist in providing Christmas for a foster child, contact DFCS (Heidi Smith) at 706-692-4730 or email@example.com.
You can donate Christmas gifts to other families in need through Toys for Tots or the Lion's Club "Fill A Stocking" program.
Additional opportunities to assist are available throughout our community, be on the lookout to find the best way you can contribute to our neighbors in need!
Construction on Pickens County Fire Station #12 off Carlan Road is coming along well. They’re currently finalizing the interior of the building and construction is expected to be completed at the end of the year. Equipment is scheduled to be moved in at the beginning of 2019.
Additionally, property was purchased at the NW corner of Old 5 and Worley Crossroads for the relocation of a new Tate Fire Station. Currently, plans for grading and building specifications are being put together. Construction is planned to begin in Spring of 2019. These are both SPLOST (Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales-Tax) projects and were outlined on the 2014 SPLOST plan.
During the month of October, the 911 Operations Center received 1,669 total calls, 698 were medical responses and fire related.
The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 95 animals, and 92 animals went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to 22 cases.
The Water Department installed three new meters.
The Department of Planning and Development issued 41 new permits.
Basketball registration has ended at Pickens County Recreation Department. A total of 347 kids signed up, making a total of 40 teams from instructional to 12-year-old leagues. Games will start on December 1st and run through the end of January.
Public Works resurfaced Lower Dowda Mill Road. They set a paving record resurfacing 31 miles of roads this year. Currently, they are patching portions of several roads around the county.
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!
Public Information Officer
Pickens County Government
1266 East Church St., Ste. 157
Jasper, Ga 30143