PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Blueberries and Corn at the Jasper Farmers Market (6/23/2016)

    The Summer Solstice marks the official beginning of summer but blueberries and corn are the indicators of summer at the farmers market. There was one truckload of corn. Several vendors had a few blueberries, but it was the first time two vendors sold blueberries exclusively. One of those vendor... more
  • Blueberries and Corn at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Canning Plant Set To Open July 6th (6/23/2016)

    Pickens County is one of the limited number of communities in North Georgia that is fortunate enough to have a food processing facility available for members of the community to utilize. The canning plant, which is operated by the Pickens County Agriculture Education Program, is provided jointly by... more
  • Canning Plant Set To Open July 6th
  • Tate Meat Market Ribbon Cutting Celebration (6/23/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Tate Meat & Market for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and brand new business. Tate Meat & Market is a local meat market raising and grazing black Angus cattle that is grass and grain fed from right up the road at Sandy Bottoms Fa... more
  • Tate Meat Market Ribbon Cutting Celebration
  • Tea Party Talk: Who's to Blame? (6/23/2016)

    Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire early Sunday, June 12, 2016, inside The Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla, in what is believed to be an act of radical Islamic terror killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, before he was killed in a shootout with police. Who is to blame? The Obama Administr... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  Who's to Blame?
  • Tiger Loves Attention! (6/23/2016)

    Tiger has been with PAR for close to a year now. He is 10 years old and in desperate need of a home! Being at the rescue and not in a home is very depressing for Tiger. He has a severe allergy to fleas and requires monthly flea treatments to stay happy and healthy. Tiger is declawed so he mu... more
  • Tiger Loves Attention!
  • American Legion to Host Veterans Benefits Seminar This Saturday (6/22/2016)

    It's no secret to anyone that Pickens county residents are patriotic. You see it in the special ceremonies throughout the year honoring our heritage and military, the flags on display and the enthusiastic crowds enjoying the parades. Perhaps it is so evident because so many of our county residents... more
  • American Legion to Host Veterans Benefits Seminar This Saturday
  • Gypsy Roots Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (6/22/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Gypsy Roots for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and brand new business. Gypsy Roots, owned and operated by Jenny Buzek, is a brand new clothing store dedicated to women's clothing and accessories. Jenny's Grandmother, a gypsy hers... more
  • Gypsy Roots Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Jasper Radio Club Prepares for Emergencies (6/22/2016)

    If internet and phone services were suddenly lost in our community due to an act of terrorism or a natural disaster, could you get in touch with the outside world? The Jasper Radio Club can and its members rehearse this scenario regularly. Amateur radio operators have developed significant new... more
  • Jasper Radio Club Prepares for Emergencies
  • Master Gardeners Beautify New Habitat Home (6/22/2016)

    This Sunday, June 26th at 2 p.m. will be a very special day for the Casey family living at 99 Hope Street. Randy, Jessica and their three children will gather with many of 70 plus volunteers who took part in completing Pickens County Habitat for Humanity 16th home in the dedication ceremony. The ce... more
  • Master Gardeners Beautify New Habitat Home
  • Summer Solstice on Mt. Oglethorpe and Soup for the People of Pickens County (6/20/2016)

    On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2pm, we’ll celebrate the Summer Solstice at Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. We’re hoping the public will bring soup to be distributed by Cares of Pickens County and once again, stones for the continual build of the Stone Eagle on the southern face of Mt. Oglethorpe.... more
  • Summer Solstice on Mt. Oglethorpe and Soup for the People of Pickens County
  • Downtown Jasper Traffic Enhancement Study Public Meeting (6/16/2016)

    The Downtown Alliance Committee of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosted a public meeting for all residents of the City of Jasper and Pickens County to participate in the Downtown Traffic Enhancement Study. ...
  • Downtown Jasper Traffic Enhancement Study Public Meeting
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Jaci Evans (6/16/2016)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces doll maker and painter Jaci Evans. Jaci's dolls have been added to the artist co-op in the last three months, but she's been a part of Jasper's art scene for many years. You may recognize Jaci from her various employment since moving to Jasper in the 80's including Big... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Jaci Evans
  • Jasper Middle School Assistant Principal Promoted (6/16/2016)
    Anita Walker is new Principal for JMS
    The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the promotion of Anita Walker to Principal of Jasper Middle School. Ms. Walker served as Assistant Principal at JMS since 2015. Ms. Walker is a native of Pickens County. She earned a Bachelor's degree from North Georgia College and a Maste... more
  • Jasper Middle School Assistant Principal Promoted
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June 2016 (Video) (6/16/2016)

    Auditors' Report on the Financial Statements - Issued an 'Unmodified' or 'Clean Opinion'. As of August 1, 2016, no youths younger than 16 years of age will be permitted without adult supervision at the Pickens County Community Center. The adult supervising must be 18 years or older and is responsib...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners June 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Board of Education June 2016 (Video) (6/16/2016)

    Recognition of Weekend Snack Program Volunteers; Anita Walker is new Principal for JMS; 2017 Tentative Budget approved....
  • Pickens County Board of Education June 2016 (Video)
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