PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • The Pickens Report - October 2019 (11/12/2019)

    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 neighbo... more
  • The Pickens Report - October 2019
  • Veterans Day Parade - A Way To Say Thanks To Our Vets (11/10/2019)

    One of the things I love about the people of Pickens County is the overall support available to those who live here. Pickens County folks really do care and it shows. There are so many organizations whose mission is to give back to those in need. If anyone has a problem, there is someone out ther... more
  • Veterans Day Parade - A Way To Say Thanks To Our Vets
  • Arrest Made from Bee's Home Cookin' Fire (11/8/2019)

    In regards to the Bee’s Home Cookin’ Fire on November 5, 2019, the GA State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Investigators presented their evidence to a local Judge yesterday, 11-7-2019 at approximately 3:00pm. The Judge felt there was sufficient evidence to issue a warrant for 1st degree Arson for Tyler ... more
  • Arrest Made from Bee's Home Cookin' Fire
  • Municipal Elections and SPLOST Results (11/4/2019)

    UPDATE: SPLOST passes with 67.96% in favor. More results soon. ---------------- VOTE tomorrow Tuesday, November 5th in the General Municipal and Special Election. Polls open from 7 am to 7 pm. 532 voted during advance in-person voting that was held on Monday, October 14th through Frid... more
  • Municipal Elections and SPLOST Results
  • OPINION: Improving Pickens One Penny at a Time (11/4/2019)
    Vote Yes to SPLOST on November 5, 2019
    Vote YES on November 5, 2019 for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), a continuation of current 1% Sales Tax. Vote YES for new Family Parks! Vote YES for Public Safety! Vote YES for Better Roads! Vote YES for county Cities! Vote YES for $37,000,000 to help everyone! The 202... more
  • OPINION:  Improving Pickens One Penny at a Time
  • OPINION: Vote NO to SPLOST for the FUTURE of Pickens County (10/31/2019)

    Before retirement, I loved my vocation and the research it required. I have volunteered in our community for 15 years. The more I learn about what is going on here and what passes with no one speaking up surprises me. My career has given me the opportunity to live in many communities in this g... more
  • OPINION:  Vote NO to SPLOST for the FUTURE of Pickens County
  • Trick or Treat on Halloween | RAIN OR SHINE (10/31/2019)

    This Thursday, October 31st is HALL🎃WEEN! Trick or Treat will be on October 31st from 5 to 8 pm within Pickens County and Jasper city limits. 👻🦇💀🍬🕷️⚰️ Downtown Jasper Merchants time is from 4 to 7 pm. See note below from the Jasp... more
  • Trick or Treat on Halloween | RAIN OR SHINE
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Calls For Water Conservation (10/30/2019)

    Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). This means public water utilities in 103 counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better ... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Calls For Water Conservation
  • Rob Jones Seeking Another Term for Pickens County Commission Chairman (10/24/2019)

    Pickens County Commission Chairman Rob Jones formally announced today that he is seeking another term in 2020. Jones was first elected as the Sole Commissioner in 2004, and held that title until 2012, when voters formed a Board of Commissioners. Jones was elected Chairman of the Board in 2012 and ha... more
  • Rob Jones Seeking Another Term for Pickens County Commission Chairman
  • Speed Increase on a Portion of Hwy 515 (10/23/2019)
    From Worley Crossroads to the intersection at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is now 65 MPH
    NOTICE: Georgia Department of Transportation changed out the signs this week increasing the speed limit from 55 to 65 from Worley Crossroads to the intersection at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. The speed limit will remain 55 from that intersection to Antioch Church Road. WHAT: Motorists will no... more
  • Speed Increase on a Portion of Hwy 515
  • Fainting Goat Vineyards 5k to Benefit Wellness Programs at Good Samaritan (10/22/2019)

    Health and fitness are the great reasons to complete a 5K race, but add in beautiful mountain views, live music, good wine, plus a worthy cause, and you’ve got an experience to remember! The 2nd Annual Fainting Goat Vineyard 5K will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00... more
  • Fainting Goat Vineyards 5k to Benefit Wellness Programs at Good Samaritan
  • PHS Student Charged With Terroristic Threats (10/17/2019)

    School administrators were made aware of a threatening social media post made by a student at Pickens High School this morning. School Resource Officers were immediately contacted, and an investigation was launched. The post included a photograph that was taken of students in a classroom and softwar... more
  • PHS Student Charged With Terroristic Threats
  • Seth Densmore Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/16/2019)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Seth Densmore as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Seth is a Junior trumpet player in the marching band and plays in the Symphonic Band as well. Seth is a very good trumpet player and has been key in helping the entire section to reach new he... more
  • Seth Densmore Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Democrats and Appalachian Indivisible Gathering (10/15/2019)

    The Democrats of Pickens County and Appalachian Indivisible got together for socializing, great food and great friends. The groups come together every so often at different locations in Pickens County. For anyone who would like to join them, just look them up on Facebook