PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Snowball Golf Tournament 2020 (7/13/2020)

    Fundraiser for Pickens Chamber of Commerce's Youth and Adult Leadership Pickens Programs. Held at Arrowhead Golf Course in Jasper. Tournament Winners 1st Low Gross - Amicalola EMC 2nd Low Gross - Tiffany Haggard Country Financial 1st Low Net - Smyrna Truck 2nd Low Net - Last Man Sta... more
  • Snowball Golf Tournament 2020
  • Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Needs Volunteers (7/3/2020)
    Be a part of the solution
    Join a team devoted to helping eligible Pickens County low income residents the ability to purchase and thrive in new affordable, safe homes. Habitat for Humanity Pickens County needs local citizens help in filling several committee vacancies within our organization. Also, interested part... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Needs Volunteers
  • Black Mental Health Matters, Too (7/2/2020)
    July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
    If historical and ongoing racism, prejudice and discrimination have compelled African Americans in communities across the U.S. to rise up in protest, those injustices have also taken a toll on African Americans’ mental health, individually and collectively, and long before now. Mental illness has... more
  • Black Mental Health Matters, Too
  • Georgia Pays Out Over $7.5 Billion in State and Federal Unemployment Benefits (7/2/2020)

    (Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that they have paid more than $7.5 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits to claimants across the state over the course of 15 weeks. This includes payments in regular state UI and federal Pandemic Extended Unemployme... more
  • Georgia Pays Out Over $7.5 Billion in State and Federal Unemployment Benefits
  • Pickens County Schools Return Plan 2020-21 (7/2/2020)
    Students need to choose between Traditional or Virtual Academy School by July 13
    Pickens County School Superintendent, Dr. Rick Townsend shares that school will start on August 3rd in a brief video. Families will have 2 choices for the 2020-2021 school year: CHOICE 1 Traditional School Students return to school with social distancing encouraged and extensive clea... more
  • Pickens County Schools Return Plan 2020-21
  • Georgia Marble Festival 2020 CANCELED (6/30/2020)

    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on the decision to cancel the 2020 Georgia Marble Festival on the first weekend in October: [ Protecting the safety of our community, our citizens, and our families is paramount in the minds of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce B... more
  • Georgia Marble Festival 2020 CANCELED
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (6/30/2020)
    Wednesdays & Saturdays each week
    Very busy market day and wonderful dry morning to conduct business. Dr. Chester was holding a drive through shot clinic for pets using the Chamber of Commerce parking lot. The cars with pets and their people lined up on Veterans Memorial Boulevard to wait their turn. [Editor's Note: 475 vaccines gi... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration CANCELED (6/30/2020)

    As many of you may be aware the Lions Club along with the County and City Partners have concluded that out of an abundance of caution it was deemed prudent and advisable to forgo 4th of July activities for this year due to the Public Health State of Emergency as declared by the State of Georgia. ... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration CANCELED
  • Tater Patch Players Reopens With One Act Comedy on July 17th (6/30/2020)

    Rehearsals of Tater Patch Players' next show, The Aurelia Women's League Flower and Garden Show Gala Planning Committee, are moving along under the direction of Stanley O'Kelley. The cast is a delightful one of five of Tater Patch's best comedy actresses. Audrey Kirsten is playing Corinda, A... more
  • Tater Patch Players Reopens With One Act Comedy on July 17th
  • Back the Blue Rally (6/28/2020)

    Pickens Backs the Blue Rally was organized by Klayton Harris and Kathy Cowan on the Pickens County Courthouse lawn on June 28, 2020. "I believe our police officers do an incredibly important, difficult job. They work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays to keep our community safe. They are ... more
  • Back the Blue Rally
  • Saharan Dust Cloud Moves Over Georgia (6/27/2020)
    DPH Urges Precautions to Protect Health
    (ATLANTA) –The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging people, especially individuals with chronic lung conditions, to protect themselves from dust from the Saharan dust cloud as it moves over Georgia. The dust cloud is expected to be around for the next few days. The dust can cause eye, n... more
  • Saharan Dust Cloud Moves Over Georgia
  • The Pickens Report - May 2020 (6/27/2020)

    Another busy month has passed for Pickens County with lots in store for the Summer. Construction of the new facility to house Public Works is nearing completion. Also, the new main Recycling Center located off Appalachian Court is preparing to open in the next few weeks. The new facility will replac... more
  • The Pickens Report - May 2020
  • Jasper City Council Called Meeting | Finance Director / City Clerk Appointed (6/25/2020)

    During the City of Jasper Work Session / Special Called Meeting on Thursday, June 25th, Beverly Ragland was appointed as the Finance Director/City Clerk for the City of Jasper. Beverly received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of West Georgia and is scheduled to receiv... more
  • Jasper City Council Called Meeting | Finance Director / City Clerk Appointed
  • 'Operation 'The Real McCoy' Yields 47 Arrests for Gang & Drugs Charges (6/24/2020)


    Video from Press Conference at Pickens Sheriff's Office Pickens County, GA (June 24, 2020) - As a result of a 9-month investigation known as “Operation The Real McCoy,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS), and Homeland Security Inve... more
  • 'Operation 'The Real McCoy' Yields 47 Arrests for Gang & Drugs Charges
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (6/23/2020)

    Summer Solstice and another beautiful day at the market! Vendors are lining up early, well before 7:30 opening time, to get a good spot every Saturday to greet you, the customer, with all their wonderful wares. Whether it’s tomatoes to eat or tomatoes to grow, bread, cakes, pies, jellies, crafts, lo... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report

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