PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol | Constitutional Amendments Explained (9/28/2020)

    Election day is now for those who have requested absentee ballots or in a few weeks when early voting starts. In addition to voting for President, we will get to decide on two amendments to the Georgia Constitution and vote in one state referendum on Nov. 3. I have received a number of requests t... more
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol | Constitutional Amendments Explained
  • Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic in Jasper (9/23/2020)
    Monday, September 28th from 9 am to 2 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper
    This year’s DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOT CLINIC, conducted by Pickens County Health Department, is Monday, September 28th from 9 am to 2 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper! It’s especially important this year that you’re able to remain separately and safely in your vehicle while driving through to g... more
  • Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic in Jasper
  • Summer Jones Named PHS Band Member of the Week (9/23/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Summer Jones as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Summer is a Senior in the Pride of Pickens Band and serves as our Drum Captain. She is also in the Symphonic Band as Section Leader. Summer has shown steady improvement all four years of high ... more
  • Summer Jones Named PHS Band Member of the Week
  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (9/22/2020)

    If it seems I write about some topics frequently – such as recovery, children's mental health or, this year, the impact of a global pandemic on mental wellbeing – that’s because those topics are not only important but priorities for behavioral health treatment providers such as Highland Rivers Healt... more
  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol (9/20/2020)

    During these unprecedented days with Covid19 and unemployment and economic stress on lots of folks, it's great to find a positive thing to talk about. Lisa Fountain is our Administrative Assistant in the office I share with Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R-Canton) in the Capitol. Lisa started with us in Janu... more
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol
  • Shooting Incident Involving Pickens Sheriff's Office Deputy (9/20/2020)

    GBI PRESS RELEASE: Talking Rock, Georgia – On Saturday, September 19, 2020, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.  The investigation revealed that at approximat... more
  • Shooting Incident Involving Pickens Sheriff's Office Deputy
  • Community Thrift Store Closes Due To Possible COVID-19 Exposure (9/19/2020)

    The Community Thrift Store is closed as an individual tested positive to COVID-19 who may have been in contact with store workers. The Store is closed to Donors, Customers and Workers for an estimated 14 days. ... more
  • Community Thrift Store Closes Due To Possible COVID-19 Exposure
  • The Pickens Report - August 2020 (9/19/2020)

    The month of September is National Preparedness Month. Pickens County Emergency Management encourages all citizens to have an emergency plan for your home. Make sure that everyone who lives in your home knows the plan. Have a small gathering of necessities on hand always like medications, first aid ... more
  • The Pickens Report - August 2020
  • Auri Reinhardt Named PHS Band Member of the Week (9/17/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Auri Reinhardt as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Auri is a freshmen in our band and has already shown exceptional work ethic and playing ability. He is enthusiastic and hard working. We are excited to have Auri with us and look forward to ... more
  • Auri Reinhardt Named PHS Band Member of the Week
  • City of Jasper Notice of Tax Increase (9/16/2020)

    The City of Jasper announces its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 56.04 percent over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the County Board of Tax Assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the County.... more
  • City of Jasper Notice of Tax Increase
  • Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Order, Addresses Long-Term Care Facility Visitation (9/16/2020)

    On September 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 09.15.20.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order takes effect on September 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through September 30 at 11:59 PM. Under ... more
  • Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Order, Addresses Long-Term Care Facility Visitation
  • Grand Juries To Resume in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (9/16/2020)
    Pickens County shall convene on November 16, 2020
    Our communities have been hit hard by the global pandemic. As the COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia continues, the Appalachian Judicial Circuit is continually working to balance legitimate public health considerations with the necessity to maintain fair and effective administration of justice for citizen... more
  • Grand Juries To Resume in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit
  • Jasper City Council September 2020 (9/14/2020)

    Meeting held via Zoom AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Approve minutes of August 3, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & August 19, 2020 Budget Planning Meeting VI. Old Business A. Final Consideration and Approval of Ordinance No. 202... more
  • Jasper City Council September 2020
  • Nelson City Council September 2020 (9/14/2020)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Public Appearance 6. Public Hearing – Jolynn Cagle / Shannon Cagle 7. Approval of Minutes a. August 17, 2020 b. August 26, 2020 8. Department Reports a. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, Ch... more
  • Nelson City Council September 2020
  • Kayla Bramlett Named PHS Band Member of the Week (9/11/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Kayla Bramlett as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Kayla is a Senior in the color guard section. Kayla has been outstanding in helping other students, preparing flags and other needs for the color guard section, and serving as a great example... more
  • Kayla Bramlett Named PHS Band Member of the Week

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