PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Chamber Ribbon Cutting at Pickens County Mercantile & Quilt Shoppe, Jasper (8/14/2019)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting at Pickens County Mercantile and Quilt Shoppe located at 109 Depot Street in Jasper. After working in the corporate world for 21 years, Owner, Toni Lafferty, decided she wanted to pursue her dream of opening up her own quilt s... more
  • Chamber Ribbon Cutting at Pickens County Mercantile & Quilt Shoppe, Jasper
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (8/14/2019)

    To Pie or Not to Pie? That is the question. Whether it would be better to try the fried pie, or the whole pie or perhaps, the cheesecake instead! Decisions! Customers must make so many delicious decisions with so many delicious delectable divine choices that our vendors bring! And who is The Pie... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Mountain Laurel Academy (MLA) Open House on August 20th (8/14/2019)

    The faculty and staff of Mountain Laurel Academy (MLA) are excited to kick off their fourth year serving the creative and gifted learners from the Pickens County area. With graduates already very successful in colleges all over the US, as well as graduates setting the business world on fire, Mountai... more
  • Mountain Laurel Academy (MLA) Open House on August 20th
  • New Adopt A Road Volunteers (8/14/2019)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce another Adopt A Road member. Pastor Gary Hullquist and his Church, Talking Rock Sabbath Chapel, have volunteered to pickup West Price Creek Road between Jones Mountain Road and Burnt Mountain Road. Our thanks to the Talking Rock Sabbath Chapel another ro... more
  • New Adopt A Road Volunteers
  • Pickens County Students Make Reinhardt University Dean's, President's Lists (8/14/2019)

    Reinhardt University is proud to announce the students who earned recognition of being placed on the Spring 2019 Dean’s List. The Dean's List is compiled at the end of each semester to recognize undergraduate students who have completed at least 12 hours during the semester with a 3.5-3.99 grad... more
  • Pickens County Students Make Reinhardt University Dean's, President's Lists
  • The Pickens Report - July 2019 (8/14/2019)

    Pickens County Government, like many other government entities is taking full advantage of the hot summer months to pave as many roads as financially possible. All paving projects are funded through LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) and SPLOST (Special Local Option Sales Tax) dollars. D... more
  • The Pickens Report - July 2019
  • Transitional Services a Critical Link in Continuum of Behavioral Healthcare (8/14/2019)

    Although many individuals access behavioral health treatment services through a community-based clinic, some individuals with severe mental health conditions or substance use disorders may not be capable of using services that require an appointment or are provided at a specific location. In some ca... more
  • Transitional Services a Critical Link in Continuum of Behavioral Healthcare
  • Jones Mountain Road Repair Complete (8/12/2019)

    UPDATE 8/12/19: Per Commissioner Jones, Jones Mountain Road repair is complete and the roadway is open in both directions. 🚧 ONE LANE OPEN 🚧 UPDATE 5/1/19: One lane traffic OPEN on Jones Mountain Road using traffic signals 🚦 for control. Please use ca... more
  • Jones Mountain Road Repair Complete
  • City of Jasper's Sewerage System Improvements Public Meeting (8/7/2019)

    The City of Jasper intends to apply for a loan and grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Program to construct sewerage system improvements within Jasper. The proposed improvements include a new aeration basin, new final clarifiers, a sludge holding tank, effl... more
  • City of Jasper's Sewerage System Improvements Public Meeting
  • Back to School: Timely Treatment Important for Students Facing Mental Health Challenges (8/5/2019)

    As students across Georgia return to school, I want to share some thoughts about youth and mental health. If it seems I write about this topic a lot, I do – both because mental illness in children is more common than many parents realize, and because timely treatment for children is so important. ... more
  • Back to School: Timely Treatment Important for Students Facing Mental Health Challenges
  • BOC Prioritizes Improvements at Pickens Animal Shelter (8/5/2019)

    As part of their efforts to continually make improvements throughout county operations, the Board of Commissioners recently prioritized improvements at Pickens Animal Shelter. These improvements came in the form of revised policies to best serve the needs of both the animals and the public. Addition... more
  • BOC Prioritizes Improvements at Pickens Animal Shelter
  • GDOT Pleads for Safe Back to School Driving in Northwest Georgia (8/5/2019)

    Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids walking and biking, to parents dropping off and picking up - dangers abound. As back-to-school gets into full swing, Georgia DOT urg... more
  • GDOT Pleads for Safe Back to School Driving in Northwest Georgia
  • Jasper City Council August 2019 (8/5/2019)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of the July 1, 2019 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. Peaks of Jasper – Gary Hammond - re-zone portion of parcel no. 041015 located at 1317 West Church Street from C-2 ... more
  • Jasper City Council August 2019
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (8/5/2019)

    Whoa!! The veggies are going fast! Joel Edmonds brought tomatoes and large stuffing size delicious bell peppers. J&J Farms had squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and more. And The Pie Lady didn't have veggies, but she certainly has her raving fans and sold out quickly! Fortunately, there are other vendors ... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • Nelson City Council August 2019 (8/5/2019)

    ***NOTE: Technical difficulties and only a portion of the meeting available. AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Approval of Minutes a. May 14, 2019 Work Session b. June 10, 2019 Council Meeting c. Ju... more
  • Nelson City Council August 2019

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