PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Board of Trustees Name Mark A. Roberts, Ph.D., 21st Reinhardt University President (4/9/2021)

    WALESKA, GA -- Reinhardt’s Board of Trustees appointed Mark A. Roberts, Ph.D., as the 21st President of Reinhardt University. Roberts assumed his role on April 7, 2021. "The Board of Trustees embodies a strong sense of purpose and is deeply committed to the ideals of private higher education and ... more
  • Board of Trustees Name Mark A. Roberts, Ph.D., 21st Reinhardt University President
  • DPH Pauses J&J Vaccinations at Cumming Fairgrounds (4/9/2021)

    Atlanta – Out of an abundance of caution, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the North Health District are pausing COVID vaccinations using the J&J (Janssen) vaccine at the Cumming Fairgrounds site. Eight people experienced adverse reactions after being vaccinated on Wednesday. One pe... more
  • DPH Pauses J&J Vaccinations at Cumming Fairgrounds
  • Georgia is Open for Business (4/8/2021)
    New COVID-19 Guidance to Take Effect on April 8
    On Thursday, April 8, Executive Order 03.31.21.03 will take effect, rolling back the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Georgia's economy. More details on the Executive Order is below: ▪ Will become effective April 8 through April 30, 2021 ▪ Eliminates the Gatherings ban ▪ ... more
  • Georgia is Open for Business
  • Jasper City Council April 2021 (4/5/2021)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Approve minutes of March 1, 2021 Regular Council Meeting VI. Presentation A. Proclamation – National Public Safety Telecommunicators 1. Mayor Steve Lawrence VII. Old Business A. Final consideration... more
  • Jasper City Council April 2021
  • Another Milestone for the Veterans Memorial Park (4/2/2021)

    We were told we would only place fifty (50) Bricks of Honor at the Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park. We just placed seventeen (17) more Bricks of Honor at the Veterans Memorial Park and done it again with another milestone for the Veterans Memorial Park. The Bricks of Honor have grown to 858 B... more
  • Another Milestone for the Veterans Memorial Park
  • Pickens Board of Commissioners Work Session April 2021 (4/1/2021)

    Items for Discussion: 1. Department Updates 2. General Discussion 3. Adjourn Cole Connel was introduced as the new county marshal once Jim Harvey retires on April 16th. ... more
  • Pickens Board of Commissioners Work Session April 2021
  • Brewing & Fermentation Production Technology Program on Tap for Chattahoochee Tech (3/27/2021)

    There's a new program of study on tap for Chattahoochee Technical College in craft beer brewing, and it will be the first college program of its kind in Georgia. The Brewing & Fermentation Production Technology program at Chattahoochee Tech is slated to be up and running for the 2022 fall semeste... more
  • Brewing & Fermentation Production Technology Program on Tap for Chattahoochee Tech
  • Cooling Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly on April 1st (3/27/2021)

    The Low Income Cooling Assistance Program administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children services will open to the Homebound and Elderly households on April 1, 2021. Homebound households are defined as those households in which every household member is confined to the home because of m... more
  • Cooling Assistance Program Opens For Homebound and Elderly on April 1st
  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month (3/27/2021)
    Providers at Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology in Jasper and Ellijay can help women with endometriosis manage and treat pain and symptoms.
    It’s one of the most common causes for female infertility, impacting at least 11 percent of women worldwide and more than 6.5 million women in the U.S. It is endometriosis – an inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of a woman’s uterus grows outside of the uterus, causing pelv... more
  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Rotary to Dedicate Holocaust Children’s Daffodils at The Peace Park 2 pm Sunday (3/27/2021)

    Rotary's Peace Park is aglow with 1,000 daffodils planted by the Rotary Club and Pickens County Master Gardners last fall! They were grown to build a Living Holocaust Memorial in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and children suffering today! The flowers will... more
  • Rotary to Dedicate Holocaust Children’s Daffodils at The Peace Park 2 pm Sunday
  • Flooding Issues Throughout County - Schools CLOSED (3/26/2021)

    The Pickens County Board of Education first announced a two-hour delay around 5 am this morning with a decision to close an hour later. Notice below. Pickens Sheriff's Office reported the following areas of concern from overnight that may cause traffic hazards until water recedes: • Evans ... more
  • Flooding Issues Throughout County - Schools CLOSED
  • North Georgia COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Switches to DPH Online Portal (3/20/2021)

    Effective Monday, March 22, the North Georgia Health District will transfer registration for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) online portal. Individuals seeking an appointment at public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Mur... more
  • North Georgia COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Switches to  DPH Online Portal
  • Eight Nonprofits Get Free Food From Rotary (3/17/2021)

    Rotarians and EMC staff delivered 12,958 meals to area nonprofits with the help of the Amicalola staff Tuesday in the rain. Cheese, hot dogs, hamburger patties and fresh vegetables and citrus completed the USDA Farm to Families delivery! More free meals planned for April. #PositivePickens... more
  • Eight Nonprofits Get Free Food From Rotary
  • KPB Mural in Marble Hill Gets A Face Lift (3/17/2021)

    The mural at Marble Hill has been refreshed by our local artist, Mary Ann Rentz, who also serves on the Keep Pickens Board of directors. Ms. Rentz has painted three such murals around the county depicting the history of our beautiful surroundings. The mural in downtown Jasper depicts the early da... more
  • KPB Mural in Marble Hill Gets A Face Lift
  • Piedmont Veteran Arnold Named System’s Chief Financial Officer (3/17/2021)

    (Atlanta) Piedmont Healthcare has named Thomas A. Arnold as its chief financial officer (CFO) effective immediately. Arnold joined Piedmont in 2008 as the CFO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, and most recently served as the interim system CFO and vice president of financial operations. “We are fortu... more
  • Piedmont Veteran Arnold Named System’s Chief Financial Officer

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