PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Time To Try Something New? How About Acting? (6/22/2022)

    Tater Patch Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of "Sex Please, We're Sixty". As you can guess from the title, this is a wild and crazy comedy. There are two male roles and four female roles and all are for actors aged 60+. Auditions will be held on June 27 from 2 ... more
  • Time To Try Something New?  How About Acting?
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (6/14/2021)

    The Farmers Market was happily busy. The weather was cooperating and the customers were walking and strolling, otherwise, rockin' and rollin'! Again, there were new vendors and repeat new vendors along with our tried and true bunch of dedicated Jasper Marketeers, who never fail to come to the market... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Need a COVID-19 Test for Camp or Travel? Piedmont Has You Covered (6/14/2021)

    As summer gets into full swing and thoughts turn to summer camps for the kids or travel, there may be requirements to provide results from a COVID-19 test. Make sure to verify in advance whether you need a PCR or antigen test. Piedmont Healthcare has numerous options available throughout the metro A... more
  • Need a COVID-19 Test for Camp or Travel? Piedmont Has You Covered
  • GBI Investigating Gunfire Exchanged in the Home Depot Parking Lot (6/11/2021)

    Earlier today Jasper Police Department responded to an incident at Home Depot whereupon 2 individuals had been involved in an altercation in the parking lot. Gunfire had been exchanged among the individuals; however, the scene is under investigation and the Department has requested the assistan... more
  • GBI Investigating Gunfire Exchanged in the Home Depot Parking Lot
  • Gary Black Launches Senate Campaign (6/10/2021)
    Asks GOP Convention: “Are You Satisfied or Sickened by Liberal Agenda of Inflation, High Gas Prices, Erosion of Constitution?”
    JEKYLL ISLAND, GA – Gary Black, GA's Agriculture Commissioner who received more votes than any candidate for U.S. Senate or Governor in 2018 and 2014, today launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Raphael Warnock. “Warnock and Biden promised to ‘fundamentally change Ameri... more
  • Gary Black Launches Senate Campaign
  • Pickens County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children (6/2/2021)

    On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Frederick Austin Homonek, age 33, was arrested and charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investi... more
  • Pickens County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Memorial Day Service 2021 (5/31/2021)

    In honor of fallen veterans, North Ga. Mountains Det. Marine Corps League hosted a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31. The ceremony was held at Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery, located at 364 East Church Street, Jasper. The public is invited to attend this poignant event, which begins at 1... more
  • Memorial Day Service 2021
  • Member Service Advisor at iTHINK Financial Credit Union (5/27/2021)

    Organization: iTHINK Financial Credit Union Position: Member Service Advisor Branch Location: Jasper 124 West Church Street Jasper, GA 30143 Primary Function: Welcome members to the Credit Union and deliver excellent service by identifying member needs and financial solutions. Originate consum... more
  • Member Service Advisor at iTHINK Financial Credit Union
  • 65 Hams Attended ARES Training Event (5/25/2021)
    SAVE THE DATE: Annual Field Day is June 26-27
    On Saturday, May 22, Pickens County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) hosted a District-wide training event for 13 Northwest Georgia Counties. This event was held at Cornerstone Church, just off Camp Road, from 8am - 4pm. Titled a “Portable Operations Training Exercise” (POTE), this event ... more
  • 65 Hams Attended ARES Training Event
  • Charles Fendley Reelected Georgia Transmission Corp. Board Chairman (5/21/2021)

    TUCKER, Georgia - Charles R. Fendley of Jasper, Georgia was recently reelected as chairman of the Georgia Transmission Corp. Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as Amicalola Electric Membership Corp.’s (EMC) chairman of the board. In 2020, under Fendley’s leadership, Georgia Transmission... more
  • Charles Fendley Reelected Georgia Transmission Corp. Board Chairman
  • Pickens High School 2021 Graduation Video (5/21/2021)

    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 Video
  • 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 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

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