PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Charlotte 'Lee' Williamson Announces Bid for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 11 (1/15/2020)

    My name is Charlotte "Lee" Williamson. I am your candidate to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives, for District 11, challenging incumbent Rick Jasperse on the Republican ballot. District 11 incorporates all of Pickens County, Eastern Gordon, and Eastern Murray counties. I am challengi... more
  • Charlotte 'Lee' Williamson Announces Bid for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 11
  • Letter from Dr. Carlton Wilson Following Settlement Agreement to Resign as Superintendent (1/14/2020)

    Dear Pickens County, Cindy and I wanted to take a moment to express our thanks to you as a community. When we relocated here more than 25 years ago we knew we had found our home. Cindy and I love living in and being a part of this community. We have raised our family here and we have worked to b... more
  • Letter from Dr. Carlton Wilson Following Settlement Agreement to Resign as Superintendent
  • Pickens County Board of Education January 2020 (1/9/2020)

    During the Pickens Board of Education meeting, four citizens signed up to speak in favor of reinstating Dr. Carlton Wilson's contract. Board member Sue Finley's motion to reinstate the contract failed with 3-2 vote. (Finley and Smith in favor) Tucker Green remains Chair and Donna Enis is Vice ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education January 2020
  • State Representative Rick Jasperse Seeks Re-election (1/8/2020)

    I am announcing that I will seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives District 11. House District 11 covers parts of Gordon and Murray counties and all of Pickens. It has been a tremendous honor and privilege for me to represent the people of House District 11. I have enjoyed gett... more
  • State Representative Rick Jasperse Seeks Re-election
  • Board of Education Seeks Public and Employee Opinion on Superintendent Search (1/7/2020)

    As the search for the next Superintendent moves forward, the Pickens County Board of Education is asking community members and system employees for their opinions on selecting the next Superintendent. The vacancy has been advertised across the state and nation, and several applications of qualified ... more
  • Board of Education Seeks Public and Employee Opinion on Superintendent Search
  • Jasper City Council January 2020 (1/6/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of December 2, 2019 regular meeting and January 3, 2020 special called meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Organization meeting A. Election of Mayor Pro Tempore 1. Mayor Lawrence B. Review & a... more
  • Jasper City Council January 2020
  • Jasper City Council Called Meeting | Swearing in of Mayor and Council (1/3/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Adopt agenda III. Invocation IV. Pledge of Allegiance V. Swearing in of newly-elected Mayor and Council - Steve Lawrence, Mayor - John Foust - Kirk Raffield - Jim Looney A. Judge Allen Wigington VI. Adjourn
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  • Jasper City Council Called Meeting | Swearing in of Mayor and Council
  • Pickens Board of Commissioners Work Session January 2020 (1/2/2020)

    Items for Discussion: 1. Department Updates 2. General Discussion 3. Adjourn ... more
  • Pickens Board of Commissioners Work Session January 2020
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2020 (1/2/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Swearing in of newly elected officers IV. Approval of December 5, 2020 Meeting Minutes V. Approval of December 2019 General Operating Financial Report VI. Approval of December 2019 FEMA Financial Report VII. Old Busin... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2020
  • Bring One For The Chipper on January 4th (12/26/2019)
    118 Christmas trees locally recycled in 2019
    Keep Pickens Beautiful annual 'Bring One For The Chipper' event is Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm. Area residents will go green and drop off undecorated Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat at the Park’n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of C... more
  • Bring One For The Chipper on January 4th
  • Pickens County Schools Interim Superintendent Named (12/20/2019)

    Dr. Charles Webb is returning to Pickens County as Interim School Superintendent effective immediately. Dr. Webb served in the same capacity three years ago after Dr. Lula Mae Perry resigned in December of 2016, after which he was interim from January to May 2017 until Dr. Carlton Wilson was hired ... more
  • Pickens County Schools Interim Superintendent Named
  • Pickens School Superintendent Resigns After Settlement Agreement (12/19/2019)
    During Pickens County Board of Education Emergency Called Meeting
    Pickens County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Carlton Wilson resigned after a settlement agreement was reached at a called board meeting on December 19, 2019. The board voted 3 in favor (Joeta Youngblood, Donna Enis, and Tucker Green) and 2 against (Sue Finley and Steve Smith) the resignation. Th... more
  • Pickens School Superintendent Resigns After Settlement Agreement
  • Green B. Suttles III Selected As Finalist For Economic Development Position (12/16/2019)

    A joint committee of City of Jasper and Pickens County leaders has announced a finalist in their search for an economic development professional. Green B. Suttles III will be presented for approval to The Development Authority of Pickens County, Mayor and City Council of Jasper and the Pickens Coun... more
  • Green B. Suttles III Selected As Finalist For Economic Development Position
  • Economic Development Director Hiring Committee Meets at ACC (12/12/2019)

    On Thursday, December 5th the Economic Development Director Hiring Committee had a called meeting to see a presentation from one of the candidates who is being considered for this exciting new position. The purpose of this position will be to facilitate industrial recruitment and development in our ... more
  • Economic Development Director Hiring Committee Meets at ACC
  • Jasper City Clerk Completes Georgia Clerk Certification (12/12/2019)

    Congratulations to Lisa Hoyle, City Clerk/Director of Finance for the City of Jasper for earning the designation of Georgia Certified Clerk from the Georgia Clerks Education Certificate Program. This program is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalitie... more
  • Jasper City Clerk Completes Georgia Clerk Certification

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