PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Government & Organizations NOTICES (3/31/2020)

    The past few days have accelerated the closing and changes of operation within Pickens County government, schools and nonprofits. Yesterday, President Trump declares a national emergency over the coronavirus and today Governor ... more
  • Pickens County Government & Organizations NOTICES
  • First Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Death in Pickens (3/27/2020)

    (DALTON, Ga.) - The North Georgia Health District has received notice that residents in Cherokee and Pickens counties, who had previously been listed in the Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report as confirmed cases, have now sadly passed away. The Cherokee County residen... more
  • First Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) Death in Pickens
  • UPDATE: Pickens County Schools Remain on 'Hard Lock-Outs' Through April 24th (3/26/2020)
    Online learning from March 16-31, 2020
    (3/26/20) - Suspension of traditional school classes in Georgia has been extended through April 24, according to an announcement by Governor Brian Kemp on Thursday. This date could change to a later date depending upon directives by Governor Kemp. The local board of education suspended tradi... more
  • UPDATE:  Pickens County Schools Remain on 'Hard Lock-Outs' Through April 24th
  • Jasper City Council Special Called Meeting | State of Emergency Declaration (3/25/2020)

    Jasper City Council held a special called meeting on March 25, 2020 via Google ZOOM (video below) to approve a State of Emergency ordinance to mirror Pickens County's declaration with the exception of a duration of 60 days rather than the April 7, 2020 deadline by the county. [more
  • Pickens Board of Commissioners Emergency Meeting | State of Emergency Declaration
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation Leads to One Arrest in Pickens County (3/23/2020)

    On Saturday, March 21, 2020, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), investigators with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Jeremey Errol Mansion, ... more
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation Leads to One Arrest in Pickens County
  • Dining In Not Allowed at City of Jasper Restaurants Beginning Friday, March 27th (3/23/2020)

    On behalf of Mayor Lawrence and the City of Jasper the following media release was issued today in light of the events relating to COVID-19: Good Morning, The City has continued to monitor and evaluate the COVID-19 issue and its effect on our local jurisdiction. Since my last correspondence f... more
  • Dining In Not Allowed at City of Jasper Restaurants Beginning Friday, March 27th
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Adds Mobile Unit to Expand Emergency Department If Needed Amid COVID-19 Response (3/23/2020)
    Mobile Unit for patients without respiratory symptoms; it is not a testing center
    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has installed a mobile unit that can expand its emergency department if needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile unit, which is located outside of the Emergency Department, is not a COVID-19 testing center. It will be reserved for patients who are seeking em... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Adds Mobile Unit to Expand Emergency Department If Needed Amid COVID-19 Response
  • Public Prevented From Entering Pickens County Schools (3/23/2020)

    Pickens County schools and worksites will begin "hard lockouts" effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, according to Destini Shope, Public Information Officer and Community Engagement Director. This action is in response to two cases of COVID-19 being reported by the Public Health Department in Picken... more
  • Public Prevented From Entering Pickens County Schools
  • COVID-19 Confirmed Case at MECHS (3/20/2020)

    On the 20th of March, Mountain Education Charter High School was notified that an employee at the Pickens Site was diagnosed with coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. The employee felt ill beginning on March 7th, but symptoms improved and the employee reported to work on March 9th. It is im... more
  • COVID-19 Confirmed Case at MECHS
  • Pickens County Business NOTICES (3/18/2020)

    In an effort to keep the public in the know with local businesses operations, we've asked for notices on our Facebook page, as well as seeking them. Below are categories of restaurant and retail, listed in alphabetical order by business name. Please email info@knowpickens.com if you have current ... more
  • Pickens County Business NOTICES
  • 'Grab and Go' Meals Provided FREE of Charge To All Pickens County Children Age 18 and Under (3/17/2020)

    UPDATE 3/17/20 -- Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, we will discontinue pick-ups at Pickens High, Pickens Junior High, and the City of Talking Rock. We will now be driving buses into different areas of the county in an effort to reach more students. We will be adding stops at the following locations ... more
  • 'Grab and Go' Meals Provided FREE of Charge To All Pickens County Children Age 18 and Under
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting March 2020 (3/17/2020)

    The Pickens County Board of Commissioners will have a Called Meeting for the purpose described below at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Suite 168 of the Administrative Office Building located at 1266 East Church Street. AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Approve Bids for Fiscal Year 2020 TAN ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting March 2020
  • Local Officials Meet on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns (3/16/2020)

    Chief Superior Court Judge Brenda S. Weaver hosted a joint meeting of local officials on March 16, 2020 to discuss concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Present at the meeting were representatives from the Pickens County Health Department, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, ... more
  • Local Officials Meet on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns
  • Piedmont Healthcare Implementing Higher Level of Safety Restrictions for Visitors (3/15/2020)

    Piedmont Healthcare, in order to best protect the safety of its patients and employees, is implementing Level III visitor restrictions at all 11 hospitals, which means that no more than two visitors will be allowed per patient and no children ages 13 and under (except for those who are coming in for... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Implementing Higher Level of Safety Restrictions for Visitors

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