PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • The Georgia Chamber Presented Georgia 2020 Morning Mixer (5/20/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held May 10th with over 125 in attendance. The Carriage House catered a delicious breakfast and Day’s Chevrolet of Jasper was the Breakfast Sponsor. May's Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded to Law... more
  • The Georgia Chamber Presented Georgia 2020 Morning Mixer
  • Volunteer Opportunities at CARES (5/20/2016)
    Our food pantry
    It is the mission of CARES to provide food and essential non-food items, temporary financial assistance, supplemental financing for education, and resource counseling for those in need residing in Pickens County, Georgia. Want to help? Below are volunteer opportunities: Food Shopper F... more
  • Volunteer Opportunities at CARES
  • Carrington Coffee Joins KPB Recycling Program (5/19/2016)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to add a new business member to our recycling program. Brooke Highsmith originally from Brunswick, GA, came to Jasper via Oregon. Brooke moved to Oregon when she was 14 years, and it was there she discovered her love of coffee. Brooke stated, "she is opening a c... more
  • Carrington Coffee Joins KPB Recycling Program
  • Pickens 4-H Awards Banquet (5/19/2016)

    The 86th Annual 4-H Awards Banquet was held on May 19, 2016 at the Pickens County Extension Office. Lonnie Waters was chosen as Volunteer of the Year. Big Canoe Women's Guild was chosen Outstanding Donor of the Year. ...
  • Pickens 4-H Awards Banquet
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners May 2016 (Video) (5/19/2016)

    Heather Bryan, University of North Georgia is Pickens Planning & Development Summer Intern...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners May 2016 (Video)
  • CARES Pantry Pickin's January-March 2016 Newsletter (5/17/2016)

    In this issue: Pastor's Pot; Angie Nix Jones, Chairperson 2016; Volunteer Highlights; From the Director and Assistant Director...
  • CARES Pantry Pickin's January-March 2016 Newsletter
  • Paint The Town Purple Contest (5/17/2016)

    Relay for Life of Pickens County PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE Contest! Voting ends Friday, May 20th at Noon. Winner announced on Saturday, May 21st during Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies. The winner will keep the 'Paint The Town Purple' traveling trophy until next year....
  • Paint The Town Purple Contest
  • PCMS Students Raised Funds to Help Cure Childhood Blood Cancers (5/17/2016)

    During the month of February, PCMS students raised $1823.38 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients Fundraising Program to cure childhood blood cancers during the month of February. Each year, our school chooses a staff or community member to lead us in our fundrais... more
  • PCMS Students Raised Funds to Help Cure Childhood Blood Cancers
  • Pickens County Middle School Hosts Parent Night For Rising 6th Grade Students (5/17/2016)

    Pickens County Middle School will host a Parent Night for rising 6th grade students on Tuesday, May 23rd. Two sessions will be available: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The sessions will be held in the PCMS Cafeteria. The presentation will include: - 6th grade expectations - 6t... more
  • Pickens County Middle School Hosts Parent Night For Rising 6th Grade Students
  • Screening Helps Georgia Women sStop Heart Disease Before it Strikes (5/17/2016)

    Heart disease poses a particular threat to women in Georgia, which has the 12th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country. That’s why Piedmont Heart Institute has a women’s heart screening program to improve early detection and, in some cases, stop heart disease before it strikes... more
  • Screening Helps Georgia Women sStop Heart Disease Before it Strikes
  • Driving Out of the Darkness (5/16/2016)

    It's been a rough ride for a long time in the real estate market, but as we peek in the rear view mirror, we can see that almost all parts of the country have completed the recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It s... more
  • Driving Out of the Darkness
  • Leadership Pickens is Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2016-2017 (5/16/2016)

    Leadership Pickens is a program of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, which seeks out existing and emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and offers them an educational experience to expose them to various aspects of the community and work for solutions. Participants This program ... more
  • Leadership Pickens is Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2016-2017
  • Leafy Green at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/16/2016)

    Every healthy diet urges you to eat more leafy green vegetables; it was a good day to stock up at the Jasper Farmers Market where several vendors had lots of spinach, kale, chard, mustard, turnip and varieties of lettuce. The first two are considered "super foods" because of their high nutrient con... more
  • Leafy Green at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Mosquito Control Around Your Home (5/16/2016)
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    The mosquitoes known to transmit the Zika virus are Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever Mosquito, and Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Both are black with white markings and both breed in smaller containers of water around homes and businesses. In fact, they are called container-breeders. In ...
  • Mosquito Control Around Your Home
  • Olive Me Loves Olive You! (5/16/2016)

    I'm Olive! I am a gorgeous lab mix and I love to go for walks. I am a bit timid at first but if you give me a little bit of time and affection, I will warm up very quickly. I would love to find a family with a tall fenced in back yard since I can jump over low fences. I am house trained and w... more
  • Olive Me Loves Olive You!
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