The Pickens Report - October 2019
11/12/2019 ~ by Tucker Green, Pickens County Government
The holidays are approaching; the season is a time for family, fellowship, friends and giving. While this time is a bright one for many, it is important to remember those in our community that are not as fortunate. Every year in Pickens County various civic groups, organizations, and helpful neighbors come together around the holidays to assist those struggling in our community.
There are many ways you can contribute to those in need during the holiday season. On Thanksgiving Day, Mary Annís will host their annual community Thanksgiving this year at Pickens High School from 11 am until 2 pm. If youíre interested in donating or volunteering for the community Thanksgiving meal, contact Mary Annís Country Cooking Facebook page.
You can donate Christmas gifts to other families in need through Toys for Tots or the Lion's Club "Fill A Stocking" program. During the 2018 season, these efforts supported nearly 1,000 children in Pickens County with roughly 4,000 toys distributed.
Additional opportunities to assist are available throughout our community, be on the lookout to find the best way you can contribute to our neighbors in need!
During the month of October, the 911 Operations Center received 1,841 total calls, 859 were medical responses or fire related.
The Pickens Animal Shelter brought in 61 animals, and 72 went out through various forms of adoption. Animal Control responded to 16 cases.
The Department of Planning and Development issued 46 new building permits.
The Water Department installed seven new meters.
Subcontractor crews completed resurfacing phase two of the 2019 paving projects. The following roads were resurfaced: Pleasant Hill Road, Hill Circle, Willow Lane, Pinhook Road, Ludville Road, Family Acres, Meadow Lane, Hillcrest Drive, Jay Moss Lane, Roper Road, Gibson Trail, Black Knob Church, and Upper Bethany Road. In addition to routine maintenance,
Public Works is prepping the salt brine operation for the winter months.
Basketball registration has concluded at Pickens County Recreation Department. A total of 384 kids signed up, making a total of 43 teams from instructional to 12-year-old leagues. Games will start on December 2nd and run through the end of January.
Overall the Pickens County government departments are working hard for the citizens of Pickens County. The Pickens County Board of Commissioners continue to do a great job of leading these efforts. As work progresses, and projects continue, I will do my best to keep you informed of these developments.
Until the next time, stay safe, and shop local!
Public Information Officer
Pickens County Government
1266 East Church St., Ste. 157
Jasper, Ga 30143