PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Keeping Our Children In Our County (12/1/2017)

    On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, attendees from local and state agencies joined together for the Pickens Family Connection Collaborative focused on Pickens County Department of Children and Family Services and Kinship care. In 2015, Governor Nathan Deal, through the Department of Children and Fami... more
  • Keeping Our Children In Our County
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Park in Talking Rock Open (11/29/2017)
    Officially opens in January 2018
    Soft opening of Talking Rock Nature Preserve, a 220-acre park off Carnes Mill Road in Talking Rock on the west side of Highway 515. The free public park, owned by Southeastern Trust for Parks (STPAL), is nearing completion of the first 5 miles of trails optimized for mountain biking and hikers. T... more
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Park in Talking Rock Open
  • Golden Bells of Atlanta in Free Concert (11/28/2017)

    On Monday, December 4, at 7:30 pm, at Jasper United Methodist Church, the Golden Bells of Atlanta will present at free concert of Christmas and seasonal favorites. The Golden Bells are Atlanta’s premier community handbell choir. Established in 1995, our unique and entertaining group includes ri... more
  • Golden Bells of Atlanta in Free Concert
  • Amazon Cyber Monday Deals (11/27/2017)

    Shop online with Amazon's lowest prices and sales on electronics, toys, DVDs, and more. Quick links below and live stream video demonstrating products on Amazon's Facebook. Below are some items offering substantial savings for CYBER MONDAY!... more
  • Amazon Cyber Monday Deals
  • Change Tomorrow-Today-Recycle Poster Contest Winners Announced (11/27/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful sponsored a poster contest for National Recycle Day November 15, 2017. Elementary and Middle School art teachers were invited to participate. Keep Pickens Beautiful invited the children to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by particip... more
  • Change Tomorrow-Today-Recycle Poster Contest Winners Announced
  • Pickens County Health Department Honored as Champions for Immunizations (11/27/2017)

    JASPER (GA) - Striving for excellence in immunizations every day, the Pickens County Health Department in Jasper, Georgia was recently recognized for demonstrating leadership and influence in getting Georgians immunized. At this year’s Immunize Georgia Conference, coordinated by the Georgia Departme... more
  • Pickens County Health Department Honored as Champions for Immunizations
  • You Can't Take It With You (11/27/2017)
    Photos from rehearsal earlier this month
    Tater Patch Players 'You Can't Take It With You' is now open with shows the next two weekends. Photo were taken during a rehearsal earlier in November. The Sycamore family lives in a large New York brownstone in 1936. They aren't rich, their home isn't grand and few of them have "real" jobs, b...
  • You Can't Take It With You
  • Monaghan Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate (11/20/2017)

    ATLANTA – Nelson City Clerk Tina Monaghan received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented on November 1. GMA’s Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate program is designed to strengthen the understanding of ci... more
  • Monaghan Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate
  • Fill-a-Stocking Application Deadline is December 8th (11/19/2017)

    The Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking program provides Christmas presents for children in Pickens County. Multiple gifts are given to each of our community's needy children with a combined value of at least $50. This is accomplished through generous donations and the club's fundraising activities. ... more
  • Fill-a-Stocking Application Deadline is December 8th
  • Holiday Market in Jasper (11/17/2017)

    There is no other festive holiday atmosphere in North Georgia to shop like the Holiday Market in Jasper. Over 90 booths showcasing over 80 vendors and 100% of the profits are given to local non-profits and charity organizations. The two-day market kicks off with a ticketed Friday Night Extravaga...
  • Holiday Market in Jasper
  • Kayla Roberts Named PHS Band Student of the Week (11/17/2017)

    Our Band Student of the Week is Kayla Roberts. Kayla is a Senior at PHS and serves the band as Section Leader for the marching band and as Section Leader for the Symphonic Band. She is an incredibly talented and intelligent young lady, but Kayla is also funny, caring and driven. She is well-r... more
  • Kayla Roberts Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Nelson City Council November 2017 (11/16/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. October 2, 2017 Council Meeting b. October 19, 2017 Work Session Meeting 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk/Manager Report (Tina M. Monaghan) b. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, Cherokee... more
  • Nelson City Council November 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners November 2017 (11/16/2017)
    Proposed FY 2018 Budget
    AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda IV. Approval of Agenda V. Employee Recognition Kristy Easterwood, 911 ~ 20 Years VI. Consent Agenda A. Signed Proclamation – Retired Educators Day in Georgia B. Signed Proclamation – Native Ame... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners November 2017
  • Family-Friendly Comedy Coming to Tater Patch Players Theater (11/15/2017)
    Opens on Black Friday
    A Tater Patch Players comedy is coming your way for the holiday season. Though it's not a Christmas play, You Can't Take It With You, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, is a hilarious and family-friendly comedy. When it's time to find the family somewhere to go after the turkey is done, and when... more
  • Family-Friendly Comedy Coming to Tater Patch Players Theater
  • Holidazzle -- Long Table’s Holiday Gala (11/15/2017)

    On Saturday December 2nd The Greystone Estate in Ball Ground will host Holidazzle – this year’s Long Table for the benefit of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. PCAP plans to kick off the holidays by celebrating the 5th Anniversary of The Long Table at this unique venue with an evening carrying th... more
  • Holidazzle -- Long Table’s Holiday Gala

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