PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Medical Masks Required for Visitors & Patients at Piedmont Mountainside (1/21/2022)

    Visitors and patients at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital must now wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when at the hospital. The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. The new rule applies across the Piedmont sys... more
  • Medical Masks Required for Visitors & Patients at Piedmont Mountainside
  • Homicide and Aggravated Assault Shooting Suspect in Custody (1/20/2022)

    On the evening of January 20, 2022 around 6 pm, Pickens Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the Golden Springs area. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies found two individuals shot. The suspect identified as Nathan Lewis Highsmith, 26 years old of Canton, Georgia... more
  • Homicide and Aggravated Assault Shooting Suspect in Custody
  • Virtual Learning Extended the Remainder of the Week for Pickens Students and Staff (1/19/2022)

    Pickens County School District will continue virtual learning for students and school staff for the remainder of the week due to the impact of COVID on our transportation department. We have exhausted all resources and are not able to cover bus routes for numerous students due to the large number o... more
  • Virtual Learning Extended the Remainder of the Week for Pickens Students and Staff
  • City of Jasper Job Openings (1/16/2022)

    The City of Jasper is looking for personnel to fill the following positions: ◾ Fire Chief ◾ Firefighter/EMT ◾ Police Cheif ◾ Police Officer ◾ Public Works Technician (2 Positions) ◾ Water Distribution Technician ◾ Water Supply Crew Leader/Equipme... more
  • City of Jasper Job Openings
  • iTHINK Financial Collecting Donations for Highland Rivers Health (1/10/2022)

    iTHINK Financial is partnering with Highland Rivers Health to collect donations for the male residents: Socks T-Shirts Long Sleeve Shirts Gloves Hats You can drop your donations off at: 124 West Church St Jasper, GA 30143 Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm... more
  • iTHINK Financial Collecting Donations for Highland Rivers Health
  • Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) (1/10/2022)

    The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children services is now open. Low-income households who have an arrearage or past due bill, households with persons aged 60 years or older and households who have children aged 5 years or younger ar... more
  • Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
  • Nelson City Council January 2022 (1/10/2022)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Approval of Minutes December 6, 2021 6. Swearing in of Newly Elected Officials 7. Public Appearance 8. Department Reports a. Police Report (Lt. Darrin Downey, Cherokee County Sheri... more
  • Nelson City Council January 2022
  • Pickens Schools Adjusts Quarantine Practices (1/7/2022)

    Pickens County School District adjusts quarantine practices based on the latest DPH guidance. Below is a letter to families: Dear Pickens County School District Family, Throughout the pandemic, our district has made every effort to follow governor and DPH guidance as much as possible. We ... more
  • Pickens Schools Adjusts Quarantine Practices
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2022 (1/6/2022)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Swearing in of Council Members, James Bryant, Steve Lewis and Tony Hawf IV. Public recognition for Andrea Watson V. Resignation of Mayor Randy Banks, Council Member Jeremiah Stone VI. Approval of December 2021 Meeting Minutes VII... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2022
  • Jasper City Council January 2022 (1/3/2022)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Approve minutes of December 6, 2021, Public Hearing/Regular Council Meeting and December 20, 2021, Special Called Meeting. VI. Organization Meeting A. Swearing in of newly elected Council 1. City Cle... more
  • Jasper City Council January 2022
  • Piedmont Mountainside First Baby of 2022 (1/3/2022)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomes Allison Sales Lopez as the first baby born in 2022. She was born on January 3, 2022, weighing 7 lb 14.1 oz and 20 inches long, to parents Roxanna Sales Lopez and Carlos Perez of Ellijay. Dianne Fowler, President of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary p... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside First Baby of 2022
  • Piedmont Mountainside Named Top Small Hospital by Georgia Trend (12/22/2021)

    Georgia Trend magazine recently named their Top Hospitals for 2021 and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital was ranked number one among Small Hospitals in Georgia. A small hospital is defined as a hospital with fewer than 100 beds. Hospitals throughout the state were ranked based on clinical outcomes,... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Named Top Small Hospital by Georgia Trend
  • Christmas Wreath Placed at Veterans Memorial Park (12/21/2021)

    On Friday, December 17, 2021, the members of the Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park (PCVMP) held its fifth annual ceremony by placing a Christmas wreath at the Veterans Memorial Park. Veterans and Citizens of Pickens County were present. The Christmas wreath represents those service members w... more
  • Christmas Wreath Placed at Veterans Memorial Park
  • Whitestone Valley Landfill Proclamation (Pickens Commissioners) (12/21/2021)
    Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting
    The Pickens County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution mandating that County staff and the County Attorney take civil enforcement actions against "persons" that manage, operate and/or are otherwise associated with the Whitestone Valley Construction & Demolition Landfill. This landfill is loc... more
  • Whitestone Valley Landfill Proclamation (Pickens Commissioners)
  • Nominees Wanted For Pickens Citizen of the Year (12/9/2021)
    Nominations accepted until Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm.
    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2022 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC, and will be presented at the Chamber Awards Celebration in January 2022. Nominations being accepted until Friday, December 10, 20... more
  • Nominees Wanted For Pickens Citizen of the Year

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