PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • First Visual of Upcoming Pickens County Library Renovation Project (5/16/2021)
    Library to Close on May 17th
    The Pickens County Library in Jasper, located at 100 Library Lane, has released the first visual of construction plans for the upcoming renovation and expansion of its facilities projected to begin in June. Beginning May 17, the library will close to the public to prepare for the project, which is s... more
  • First Visual of Upcoming Pickens County Library Renovation Project
  • Georgia Ending Participation in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Programs (5/13/2021)
    Effective Saturday, June 26, 2021
    (Atlanta, GA) - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia's plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia's participation in feder... more
  • Georgia Ending Participation in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Programs
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (5/13/2021)
    Via ZOOM
    Wow, what a great market day! 60 vendors with tents and un1brellas graced the market with their colorful, tasteful, and creative offerings. The Master Gardeners held their first ever Hometown Homegrown Plant Sale, and the American Legion held their meeting in the Chamber building. Perhaps, everyone ... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Pickens High School 2021 Graduation Plans (5/12/2021)
    Indoor and Outdoor Plans for Friday, May 21
    Pickens High School Class of 2021 Graduation will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7 pm at Dragon Stadium. Below are plans with an option for indoor in case of inclement weather. OUDOOR PLAN Date: Friday, May 21st, 2021 Place: Dragon Stadium @ 500 Dragon Drive | Jaspe... more
  • Pickens High School 2021 Graduation Plans
  • Pickens County School District Not Offering Virtual Instruction 2021-2022 Year (5/11/2021)

    A letter sent to Pickens County School District families announced the district will not offer full-time virtual instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. Letter below: To all Pickens County School District families, Virtual Learning has presented a host of challenges for students and f... more
  • Pickens County School District Not Offering Virtual Instruction 2021-2022 Year
  • Pickens Library Opening Temporary Service Location During Upcoming Renovation (5/8/2021)

    The Pickens County Library in Jasper, located at 100 Library Lane, will be renovating and expanding its facilities in 2021 through 2022. The project, which is scheduled to last approximately 10-12 months, includes a renovation of the Pickens County Library, built in 1996, and the addition of 8,200 s... more
  • Pickens Library Opening Temporary Service Location During Upcoming Renovation
  • Tater Patch Players Comedy Now Open! (5/7/2021)
    'A Funny Little Thing Called Love' Through May 23rd
    Tater Patch Players is back in full swing with their upcoming comedy romp 'A Funny Little Thing Called Love' by the comedy writing trio of Jones, Hope, and Wooten. This show is a comedy romp that's reminiscent of shows like Carol Burnett. The play leads us around the world, following a romanti... more
  • Tater Patch Players Comedy Now Open!
  • Children's Mental Health Always a Priority (5/6/2021)

    Over the past year, as the impacts of the pandemic accumulated, I wrote several columns about how children might be particularly vulnerable to emotional and mental health problems. The disruption of a sense of normalcy, feelings of isolation and loss, and for many families, grief, all increased the ... more
  • Children's Mental Health Always a Priority
  • GDOL Addresses Critical Labor Needs (5/6/2021)

    Businesses across the state have reopened their doors and are gearing up for Georgia’s summer tourism rush. After 14 months of intensive effort to provide unemployment insurance benefits to over 1.2 million Georgians, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is shift its focus to reemployment in a str... more
  • GDOL Addresses Critical Labor Needs
  • The Joy House's Story Began Twenty Years Ago (5/6/2021)

    Tuesday evening, April 27, 2021, Executive Director and Pickens native, Steve Lowe, shared with 250+ guests at YoungLife’s SharpTop Cove how The Joy House's story began twenty years ago in the heart of a 33-year-old electrical engineer seeking to follow the will of God to bring restoration to teens ... more
  • The Joy House's Story Began Twenty Years Ago
  • Restaurant Table Distancing and Workers Mask Requirements Eliminated in Executive Order (5/1/2021)

    (Atlanta, GA) Governor Kemp signed Executive Order 04.30.21.01, regarding COVID-19 guidance in Georgia, which will be in effect from May 1st to May 30: Key provisions of the new executive order: 1. Modifies the social distancing and sanitation requirements for residents and visitors to “strongly... more
  • Restaurant Table Distancing and Workers Mask Requirements Eliminated in Executive Order
  • Pickens County GOP Statement On The Pickens County Board of Education (4/29/2021)

    Upon evaluating the information recently disseminated by the Pickens County School Board and Impact Pickens pertaining to the conduct of our elected officials, the Pickens County Republican Party Executive Committee is exceedingly discouraged and disheartened by the deportment of specific members of... more
  • Pickens County GOP Statement On The Pickens County Board of Education
  • Piedmont Healthcare Building World-Class Neurosciences Service Line (4/21/2021)
    Atlanta Hospital Expansion of Services Highlights Commitment to Provide High-Quality Care for Sickest Patients in Communities Piedmont Serves
    Atlanta (April 21, 2021) – Piedmont Healthcare has opened a new service line – Piedmont Neurosciences – to meet the needs of the communities that the 11-hospital system serves. Piedmont Neurosciences opened with a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 32 floor beds at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Wi... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Building World-Class Neurosciences Service Line
  • Town Hall Meeting Called by Impact Pickens (4/21/2021)
    Saturday, May 24th at 5 pm at the Pickens County Community Center
    Town Hall Meeting Called by Impact Pickens on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5 pm in the Community Room at the Pickens Community Center, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA. The purpose of the meeting was to share with concerned Pickens County Citizens information gained through recent Open Records Requests ... more
  • Town Hall Meeting Called by Impact Pickens
  • First Active Adult, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in Jasper, GA Expands Phased Construction (4/20/2021)

    A brand new senior living community is coming to Jasper, GA as part of an overall "Age in Place" master-planned community that features active adult 55+ resort-style homes and retail facilities. The Lodge at Stephens Lake will be the first and only luxury senior living community in the area that off... more
  • First Active Adult, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in Jasper, GA Expands Phased Construction

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