PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Governor Kemp Extends Public Health State of Emergency, Renews COVID-19 Restrictions (7/31/2020)

    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures. "The fight against COVID-19 continues, and these executive orders reaffirm our commitment to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians. As our st... more
  • Governor Kemp Extends Public Health State of Emergency, Renews COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Shadow Creek Gift Shop Awarded KPB Green Thumb Award (7/31/2020)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to award the Shadow Creek Gift Shop, in Talking Rock, the Green Thumb award for July 2020. Owners Steve and Audrey Lewis have been busy planting beautiful flower bed all around their gift shop in Talking Rock. Their shop is open on the weekend. Please go and ... more
  • Shadow Creek Gift Shop Awarded KPB Green Thumb Award
  • Report on Mismanagement in the Tax Commissionerís Office (7/30/2020)

    As you are aware through prior media coverage, multiple complaints have been made by employees within the Tax Commissionerís office. In response to this, the Board of Commissioners retained an outside attorney who specializes in labor and employment matters to investigate and analyze the situation ... more
  • Report on Mismanagement in the Tax Commissionerís Office
  • Delay of Start for Pickens County School District (7/29/2020)

    "Out of an abundance of caution and based on guidance from the Department of Public Health (DPH), Pickens County School District will delay the start of school for both traditional school students and Pickens Virtual Academy students due to recent COVID-19 exposures at Hill City Elementary and a spi... more
  • Delay of Start for Pickens County School District
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (7/29/2020)

    Did you make it to the market? If you did, then you saw many wonderful, beautiful, tasty, and useful things. Things like vegetables, fruits, jewelry, knit wear, kitchen towels, eggs, woodcrafts and much more! Kim Bell makes the most lovely wire crafted jewelry. She does it all by hand and can mak... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Improvements Coming to COVID-19 Daily Status Report (7/28/2020)

    Effective Tuesday, July 28, there will be several improvements to the COVID-19 Daily Status Report on the Georgia Department of Public Healthís (DPH) website. These changes are designed to make the dashboard more user-friendly while providing an accurate picture of COVID-19 in Georgia. The chan... more
  • Improvements Coming to COVID-19 Daily Status Report
  • Piedmont Encouraging Donations of Convalescent Plasma from Patients Who Have Recovered from COVID-19 (7/23/2020)

    The need is growing for donations of convalescent plasma, an experimental treatment for COVID-19, as hospitalizations for patients with the disease continue to increase throughout Georgia. Piedmont Healthcare is participating in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded access program that ... more
  • Piedmont Encouraging Donations of Convalescent Plasma from Patients Who Have Recovered from COVID-19
  • Piedmont Participating in Large International Trial to Study Ventilation, ECMO Use on COVID Patients (7/20/2020)

    Piedmont Healthcare is participating in a large international clinical trial to study the effects of ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, in the critical care setting on patients suffering from the combination of COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). ECMO ... more
  • Piedmont Participating in Large International Trial to Study Ventilation, ECMO Use on COVID Patients
  • To Mask, or not to Mask, that is the Question (7/20/2020)

    NOTE: City of Jasper Mayor Steve Lawrence is reading of the letter below on the video. Governor Kemp has been traveling around Georgia advising all of us to wear masks. From the Federal Government, the CDC and the National Institute of Health are also advocating wearing masks. Locally, we have ... more
  • To Mask, or not to Mask, that is the Question
  • The Pickens Report - June 2020 (7/18/2020)

    The conclusion of another month of activities across Pickens County can be easily summarized: busy and hot! We have reached the midway point for the calendar year and many projects are in the works. The SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) collections for 2019 and 2020 have increased ... more
  • The Pickens Report - June 2020
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners July 2020 (7/16/2020)

    I. Call to order II. Prayer III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Amendments to Agenda A. Add ďBĒ Under Action Items - Approve Greg Long to Water & Sewer Authority Board V. Employee Recognition Kelly Schell (20 years with Pickens 911) - pictured Tina Head (10 years with Pickens Sheriffs... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners July 2020
  • The Pregnancy Center is Now Open (7/15/2020)

    The Pregnancy Center is NOW OPEN for business and we are ready to serve our community! We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors in our brand new building at 7 Caring Way in Jasper (right across the street from our old building). All of our Pregnancy Center services are free. Walk-ins ... more
  • The Pregnancy Center is Now Open
  • Jasper City Council July 2020 (7/13/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Approve minutes of June 1, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & June 25, 2020 Work Session / Special Called Meeting VI. Presentations A. Amateur Radio Operators Week 1. Mayor Lawrence B. Recognition of ... more
  • Jasper City Council July 2020
  • Snowball Golf Tournament (7/13/2020)

    Fundraiser for Pickens Chamber of Commerce's Youth and Adult Leadership Pickens Programs. Held at Arrowhead Golf Course in Jasper. Tournament Winners 1st Low Gross - Amicalola EMC 2nd Low Gross - Tiffany Haggard Country Financial 1st Low Net - Smyrna Truck 2nd Low Net - Last Man Sta... more
  • Snowball Golf Tournament
  • Pickens Board of Education July 2020 (7/9/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Superintendent Reports A. Financial Update (Amy Smith, Chief Financial Of cer) B. Operations and Construction (Stacy Gilleland, Chief Operations Of cer) C. Learning Management System -LMS (Patrick Sh... more
  • Pickens Board of Education July 2020

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