PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 3 Arrested for Entering Autos and Thefts throughout Pickens and Cherokee Counties (5/26/2020)

    Detectives and deputies from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have made 3 arrests in relation to recent Entering Autos and Thefts throughout Pickens and Cherokee Counties. Following up on leads, detectives were able to tie three individuals to at least 12 recent incidents in Pickens County, the City of ... more
  • 3 Arrested for Entering Autos and Thefts throughout Pickens and Cherokee Counties
  • The Pickens Report - April 2020 (5/23/2020)

    The coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of Pickens County Government’s mission. The county government under the direction of the Board of Commissioners continues to work hand in hand with local, state, and health officials. The situation in our county has been aide... more
  • The Pickens Report - April 2020
  • April Great American Cleanup Recap (5/19/2020)

    Due to the corona virus the Great American Cleanup was limited in the activities that where planned for the event. The county again this year gave a tire amnesty, which yielded 1018 old tires, according to Kenneth Woodward, Recycling Director. They will be recycled into new products and kept out of... more
  • April Great American Cleanup Recap
  • Georgia Marks Lowest COVID-19 Positive Hospitalizations Since Early April (5/19/2020)

    Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia reached its lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized since hospitals started reporting data to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) on April 8. At 986 COVID-19 positive patients currently hospit... more
  • Georgia Marks Lowest COVID-19 Positive Hospitalizations Since Early April
  • Pickens County School District Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 (5/19/2020)
    Works for the Transportation Department
    Pickens County School District was notified today that an employee of the district received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. The employee participated in a voluntary testing opportunity at a drive-thru testing site last week even though they had no symptoms at the time of the test nor do they hav... more
  • Pickens County School District Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
  • Arrest of Pickens Man Connected to Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution (5/18/2020)

    The Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) announces the arrest of an individual connected to heroin and fentanyl distribution in Pickens, Cherokee and Gilmer Counties. On April 26, 2020, two overdose deaths occurred, one in Gilmer County and one in Cherokee County. Investigative leads ... more
  • Arrest of Pickens Man Connected to Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution
  • FREE COVID-19 Testing at Pop-Up Site Wednesday (5/18/2020)
    Wednesday, May 20th at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    NORTH GA – Now that many North Georgians have been tested through Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing sites by public health in Fannin, Pickens and Murray counties, even more test offered this week. Public health COVID-19 testing is FREE; however, anyone wanting to be tested at these sites must first call ... more
  • FREE COVID-19 Testing at Pop-Up Site Wednesday
  • Pickens DFCS Temporarily Closed to the Public (5/18/2020)

    The Division of Family and Children Services' Pickens County Office is temporarily closed to the public. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and encourage applicants, existing clients and the general public to use the following resources to access information or to apply for assistance. ... more
  • Pickens DFCS Temporarily Closed to the Public
  • UPDATE: PHS Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 (5/15/2020)
    Pickens High School Reopened
    UPDATE: Pickens High School was closed earlier in the week for detailed cleaning due to an employee accessing the building while awaiting test results for COVID-19. It was determined later the same day that the employee tested positive although asymptomatic. The school has now been sanitized. ... more
  • UPDATE:  PHS Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
  • Dobbins Plans C-130 Flyover on Thursday to Honor Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (5/14/2020)
    Thursday, May 14 from 6:09 - 6:12 pm
    DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – The Air Force Reserve's 94th Airlift Wing plans to fly its C-130H3 Hercules aircraft over North Georgia hospitals Thursday afternoon, beginning at 6 p.m. to salute health care workers, first responders and essential workers for their efforts during the ongoing coronav... more
  • Dobbins Plans C-130 Flyover on Thursday to Honor Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
  • COVID-19 Testing Now Available to all Georgians (5/8/2020)
    Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Site in Pickens on Wednesday, May 13th
    Last night Georgia Department of Public Health announced that testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. You must be registered for testing and given an appointment by calling 1-888-881-1474. Additionally, Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing sites in Fann... more
  • COVID-19 Testing Now Available to all Georgians
  • Town of Talking Rock Council May 2020 (5/7/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of April 2, 2020 Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of April 2020 General Operating Financial Report V. Approval of April 2020 FEMA Financial Report VI. Old Business: A. Court System Contract - Atty. Jeff Rusbridge... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council May 2020
  • Jasper City Council May 2020 (5/4/2020)

    AGENDA (Meeting via Zoom) I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Approve minutes of April 6, 2020 Regular Council Meeting VI. Old Business A. Request for Special Event on Main Street – Car Shows 1. Donnie Fowler 2. Council member Sneve B. Cons... more
  • Jasper City Council May 2020
  • Pickens High School 2020 Graduation Plans (5/1/2020)
    Parents and Students Provide Input
    “The Pickens High School Class of 2020 deserves recognition for their hard work and effort, and we are committed to honoring this milestone in their high school career,” stated Dr. Rick Townsend, Superintendent of schools for Pickens County. PHS principal, Chris Wallace, along with school stakeho... more
  • Pickens High School 2020 Graduation Plans
  • Statewide Shelter in Place Order for Most Georgians Expires Tonight at Midnight (4/30/2020)
    Gov. Kemp Extends Protections for Vulnerable Georgians, Releases Guidance for Businesses
    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 and issued the following statement: "Tonight at 11:59 PM, the statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. However, moving forward, I am urging Georgians to continue to stay home whenever possible. I want to thank ... more
  • Statewide Shelter in Place Order for Most Georgians Expires Tonight at Midnight

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