PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • City of Jasper Employment (1/4/2023)

    The City of Jasper is looking for personnel to fill the following positions: ◾ Police Officer (POST certified) ◾ Water Distribution Technician ◾ Water Plant Operator (Night Shift) Benefits for Full Time positions include Employer-Paid Retirement, Medical, Dental and Vi... more
  • City of Jasper Employment
  • Cold Weather Causes Issue in Pickens Schools (12/26/2022)

    Because of extremely cold weather this weekend, PCSD has identified water leaks in five buildings. The damage at PJHS, JMS, and the administrative offices is minimal. A leak at the building that houses Mountain Education Charter High School is currently being assessed. The field house at PHS has ext... more
  • Cold Weather Causes Issue in Pickens Schools
  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree 🎄 (12/26/2022)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful recommends as you're taking down your holiday decorations, don't trash your tree.... Recycle it! Bring your unadorned tree to the back of the park-and-ride lot near the Veterans' Memorial (across from Lee Newton Park) by Saturday, January 7, 2023. Through the chipper pro... more
  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree 🎄
  • Holiday Tour of Homes Sunday (12/14/2022)

    The Aces Youth Home (ACES) will hold its third annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Jasper. Presented by Piedmont Mountainside, this year’s tour will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm and will feature decorated homes on South Main Street in Jasper, a historic commercial business... more
  • Holiday Tour of Homes Sunday
  • North Georgia Toy Run Benefits Fill-A-Stocking (12/14/2022)

    On Sunday December 4th, The Jasper Lions Club hosted the 42nd Annual North Georgia Toy Run sponsored by Custom Riders MC Greg Hartman T/F Cycles Steelhorse Law for lunch at the Pickens Chamber Building Porch. The ride was in memory of Tommy Shaw, who was beloved by all! Around 900 motorcycles pa... more
  • North Georgia Toy Run Benefits Fill-A-Stocking
  • Dr. Janet Goodman Named Interim Superintendent (12/9/2022)
    Superintendent Young to Retire at the End of the Year
    Mr. Tony Young, Superintendent of Pickens County School District will retire effective December 31, 2022, after 30 years of service. Under Mr. Young’s leadership, the district has reached several key milestones with the most important one being a shift in focus to teaching and learning. "Our bus... more
  • Dr. Janet Goodman Named Interim Superintendent
  • Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Agreement Reached (12/9/2022)
    Public meeting vidoes from July 19 & 26, 2022
    UPDATE from Kris Stancil, Chairman of Pickens County Board of Commissioners: I wanted to let you know that the City of Jasper and Pickens County have agreed on the LOST distribution percentages and are preparing to submit the necessary paperwork to the Georgia Department of Revenue. The distri... more
  • Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Agreement Reached
  • December 6th Runoff Results (12/6/2022)
    Vote on Tuesday, December 6th from 7 am to 7 pm at your voting precinct.
    Unofficial & Incomplete Results show that Raphael Warnock (Dem) is the winner for US Senate seat. Herschel Junior Waker (Rep) carried Pickens County with over 80% of the vote. Below are stats and links to the Secretary of State's website for Pickens County and statewide results. PICKENS COU... more
  • December 6th Runoff Results
  • Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature Casa Blanca on Main Street (11/28/2022)

    The Aces Youth Home (ACES) will hold its third annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Jasper. Presented by Piedmont Mountainside, this year’s tour will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm and will feature decorated homes on South Main Street in Jasper, a historic commercial business... more
  • Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature Casa Blanca on Main Street
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (11/28/2022)
    Two More Markets - December 3rd & 10th from 9-1
    So, cold pressed is faster, but rougher and hot pressed is slower and smoother? Talking with the various vendors who make soaps you’ll learn that soap making is not so simple! Nick and Ashley Riggin of Riggin Farm offer soaps made with both processes, along with pasture raised meat and eggs, fresh p... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature The Marger Stuart Law Firm (11/24/2022)

    The Aces Youth Home (ACES) will hold its third annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Jasper. Presented by Piedmont Mountainside, this year’s tour will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm and will feature decorated homes on South Main Street in Jasper, a historic commercial business... more
  • Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature The Marger Stuart Law Firm
  • Piedmont Mountainside Finalizes Community Health Needs Assessment (11/22/2022)

    Piedmont hospitals, including Piedmont Mountainside, have completed their respective Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), which is part of their regulatory responsibility as part of a not-for-profit health system, and began implementation on Nov. 15 of new strategies to improve the overall he... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Finalizes Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Residence Burned Down by Ex-Boyfriend (11/20/2022)

    On November 20, 2022, deputies responded to Skidder Way, Jasper, GA in reference to a call from a female that an ex-boyfriend, Scott Eric Shane Wallace (54 years old) had entered the residence without consent and threatened to burn the residence down. Wallace would not respond when deputies arriv... more
  • Residence Burned Down by Ex-Boyfriend
  • Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature The Leuenberger House (11/17/2022)

    The Aces Youth Home (ACES) will hold its third annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Jasper. Presented by Piedmont Mountainside, this year’s tour will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 1:00 until 5:00 pm and will feature decorated homes on South Main Street in Jasper, a historic commercial business... more
  • Holiday Tour of Homes to Feature The Leuenberger House
  • Certification of General Election Results 2022 (11/14/2022)
    Pickens Board of Elections and Registration Called Meeting November 14, 2022
    Advanced in-person voting for the December 6th Runoff election is November 28 through December 2, 2022 from 8 am to 6 pm at the Pickens County Community Center. AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of Agenda IV. Public Comments V. New Business A. Certification of... more
  • Certification of General Election Results 2022

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