PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat (10/2/2017)

    Superintendent Carlton Wilson hosted a Superintendentís Chat on October 2nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The chat was originally scheduled for September 11, but canceled due to inclement weather. Superintendent Wilson answered questions concerning education and our school system. Topics discussed: ... more
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat
  • JQC Dismisses Complaints of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ Against Judge Brenda S. Weaver (10/1/2017)

    In Summer 2016, complaints were submitted to the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) by Mark Thomason, the creator of a local publication called "Fannin Focus," his attorney Russell Stookey, Fannin County Attorney Lynn Doss, and the Georgia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists acc... more
  • JQC Dismisses Complaints of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ Against Judge Brenda S. Weaver
  • Pickin' & Kickin' in Pickens (9/30/2017)

    Jasper's own Burnt Mountain Benders hosted the first Mountain Music and Dancing event at the fabulous one hundred year old Tate Gym in Tate, Georgia. The evening included flatfooting/buckdancing workshop by Green Grass Clogger, Andrea Smith, hillbilly fiddle music by the Burnt Mountain Benders, a...
  • Pickin' & Kickin' in Pickens
  • PHS Homecoming (9/29/2017)

    Congratulations to Bailey Payne, Homecoming Queen and Haley Aiken, Maid of Honor. They were crowned during halftime of the Pickens vs Gilmer game on September 29, 2017. Dragons won with score 62-0. Video of court. COURT 9th Caroline Angelisanti Kealy Hillhouse 10th Madisen Holb...
  • PHS Homecoming
  • Birthdays of WWII Veterans (9/28/2017)
    Celebration at the Pickens County Senior Center
    The Pickens County Senior Center hosted a Birthday Celebration for the following Pickens County World War II veterans: Mr. Roy Hughes ~ 98 years old Navy - 2 Purple Hearts Mr. Russell Pendley ~ 96 years old Army Ms. Doris Martin ~ 95 years old Women's Army Corps Daughters of the A... more
  • Birthdays of WWII Veterans
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting September 2017 (9/28/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. GEFA Loan Ė Grandview Dam Grandview Property Owners have agreed to take on the liability to fix the dam, but Pickens County will secure funding through a GEFA loan for the Grandview Lake Water Treatment Plant and related improvements. This will give Pickens County ... more
  • 5 Common Misconceptions about Donating a Kidney (9/26/2017)

    Thereís a simple solution that could save the lives of the 4,870 Georgians currently waiting for a kidney transplant: living organ donation. Yet, the number of transplants performed remains constrained by the limited number of people willing and able to donate a kidney. To raise awareness of this is... more
  • 5 Common Misconceptions about Donating a Kidney
  • Marble Valley Friends BBQ Postponed Until October 6th (9/26/2017)

    NOTICE FROM MARBLE VALLEY FRIENDS: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to postpone our BBQ until Friday, October 6. We hope this will not be too big of an inconvenience for all of our loyal supporters. We will be making phone calls to make sure you still want a plate for Oct. 6. ... more
  • Marble Valley Friends BBQ Postponed Until October 6th
  • Plenty of Green Beans at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/26/2017)

    If you are not from around here and you go to the farmers market to buy some fresh green beans, you might want to ask the vendor what kind of beans they are and how does he or she recommend they be cooked. Most likely they will be white half runner beans; they are by far the most popular in this ar... more
  • Plenty of Green Beans at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Re-elect Anne Sneve for Jasper City Council (9/26/2017)

    As a Jasper resident and proudly serving as your council-member, I feel deeply committed to the City of Jasper and am seeking re-election to the city council. In my more than 28 years of residency in Jasper I have seen many changes to our community; some good, some not so good. As a council-me... more
  • Re-elect Anne Sneve for Jasper City Council
  • Auditions! Auditions! Auditions! (9/25/2017)

    Long time Tater Patch Player, Bob Countryman will direct 'You Canít Take it With You'. The cast of seven women and eleven men bring you to the Sycamoreís home, which is dysfunctional but happy. Their lives mix with the Kirbyís, who are proper, orderly, and possibly unhappy. Throw in Grandpa, who ... more
  • Auditions!  Auditions!  Auditions!
  • Be One of the First to Experience The Savannah Sipping Society (9/25/2017)
    Opens This Weekend
    The buzz on the street this week is the upcoming play being staged at the Tater Patch Players Theater. Billed as a deeply touching and hilarious play, there is something for everyone. With only four characters, you come to know the middle aged ladies whose lives have changed dramatically from what... more
  • Be One of the First to Experience The Savannah Sipping Society
  • Get your Flu Shot TO GO at DRIVE-BY in Jasper (9/25/2017)

    Fast, safe, convenient. . . get your flu shot to go at the DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC in Jasper! Just roll in, roll up a sleeve and get the shot that will protect you all flu season. The Pickens County Health Department will conduct their annual Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 27t... more
  • Get your Flu Shot TO GO at DRIVE-BY in Jasper
  • Jasper Elementary in Full Swing with Recycling (9/25/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful was pleased to assist JES by supplying a lawn cart purchased from Home Depot to help transport the paper the students collect weekly for recycling. Our thanks to Home Depot for donating to the school two of their bright orange merchandise carts, that match their school colors... more
  • Jasper Elementary in Full Swing with Recycling
  • JMA's Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest (9/25/2017)
    Application Deadline is Monday, September 25, 2017
    The Jasper Merchants Association is hosting Jasperís 6th Annual BOO-WHO? Scarecrow Contest. Event will be held in Downtown Jasper and will run the month of October. The Scarecrows will be on display along Main and Church Streets (more streets if necessary) in Downtown Jasper. Very visible locations ... more
  • JMA's Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest

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