PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Planning Commission Meeting (Video) (4/13/2015)

    UPDATE: The Rezone Request was withdrawn on April 17, 2015. Show of hands of citizens opposed to the Rezone Request (Residential to Agricultural for chicken houses) during the Pickens County Planning Commission meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015. The Planning Commission tabled the request for furthe...
  • Pickens County Planning Commission Meeting (Video)
  • Two Great Bands… Old and New…for Bluegrass Festival (4/13/2015)

    This, the third in the "Get To Know Our Bands" series, will highlight two very well-known bands throughout Georgia; Brush Fire and BlueRoad. Be sure to check back each week to read about all 10 of our fabulous bluegrass groups performing in the 3 day Bluegrass Charity Festival on May 8-10. You c... more
  • Two Great Bands…  Old and New…for Bluegrass Festival
  • Bark in the Park (4/11/2015)

    $1,245 raised for Pet Warriors USA and Pickens Animal Rescue and four doggies found forever homes. ...
  • Bark in the Park
  • Vidalia Sweet Onion Time is Near (4/11/2015)

    Just as daffodils signal the approach of spring and a time of renewal around us, so do the acres of green shoots breaking the soil in parts of South Georgia indicate the approaching arrival of Vidalia Sweet Onions. For over two decades, Jasper Lions Club has brought those mealtime favorites to this ... more
  • Vidalia Sweet Onion Time is Near
  • Spring BBQ Chicken Fundraiser at Old Tate Gym (4/10/2015)

    Marble Valley Friends historic preservation organization's spring barbecue chicken fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, April 24th at the Old Tate Gym. MVF sponsors such an event each spring and fall to support its historic preservation efforts in the Marble Valley. This is a popular Tate-based happe... more
  • Spring BBQ Chicken Fundraiser at Old Tate Gym
  • Pickens County Board of Education April Meeting (Video) (4/9/2015)
    Spotlight on Student Achievement
    Superintendent's Award, State AAAA Championship Wrestling, CTAE State Placings and Recognitions, Agriculture Education/FFA...
  • Pickens County Board of Education April Meeting (Video)
  • *Tater Patch Players 'Sylvia' POSTPONED (4/8/2015)

    Due to circumstances beyond Tater Patch Players' control, the production of "Sylvia" has been postponed until further notice. Patrons who already have tickets, and season ticket holders, should contact Tater Patch Players at 706-253-2800 or taterpatchplayers@gmail.com.... more
  • *Tater Patch Players 'Sylvia' POSTPONED
  • Can You Hear Me Now? (4/8/2015)

    When the Pickens County Retired Educators Association meets on April 8th, its program will deal with Hearing Concerns as We Age. The program will be presented by Mr. Peter Kruse. His presentation will follow the meal that begins at 11:30 A.M. As usual, the meeting will be held in the Community Room ... more
  • Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Former Adjutant General of Georgia to Speak at Bluegrass Festival (4/8/2015)

    Patriotism, honor and sacrificial service from our veterans and their families will be the theme of guest speaker, Major General Terry Nesbitt during the opening ceremony of the Bluegrass Charity Festival beginning at 5 pm on Friday, May 8th in Jasper, GA. Nesbitt, a veteran with 41 years of servi... more
  • Former Adjutant General of Georgia to Speak at Bluegrass Festival
  • Four Legged Love From Kendall (4/8/2015)
    ADOPTED
    I am Kendall and I need someone to foster me, crate train me, and give me lots of one-on-one attention until I am more self-assured. A temporary foster home now will help me find my forever home later. Of course there is no charge for fostering me. I am shy, sweet, kind, gentle and quiet. ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Kendall
  • Four Legged Love From Pippin (4/8/2015)
    Two year old male cat
    Hi! I am Pippin, a fun loving orange and white short hair domestic cat. There is never a dull moment when I am around. I am what you might call an extrovert as I have an outgoing personality and love to play. I am also very affectionate. I have been here at the PAR Ranch since I was a ki... more
  • Four Legged Love From Pippin
  • Grass Backardz & 8th of January to Perform For Bluegrass Charity Festival (4/8/2015)

    This, the fourth in our series of "meet the bands" performing for American Legion Blue Grass Charity Festival 2015, May 8-10, highlights two groups that love what they do... and they do it well. Young and old alike will be tapping their toes along with the bands Grass Backardz, and 8th of January... more
  • Grass Backardz & 8th of January to Perform For Bluegrass Charity Festival
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Helped Recycle Easter Eggs at JMA Hunt (4/8/2015)

    The Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) team was at Lee Newton Park helping to collect the plastic eggs for reuse or recycling on Saturday, April 4th. KPB collected hundreds of used plastic shells at the Jasper Merchants Association egg hunt at Lee Newton Park. Should you have plastic eggs at home and ... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Helped Recycle Easter Eggs at JMA Hunt
  • Casual Classics Concert Series Presents Robert Henry (4/7/2015)
    April 20, 2015 7:00 p.m. at Fellowship Presbyterian Church
    Hailed as a "consummate artist — brilliant, formidable, effortless, and the epitome of control and poise," Robert Henry is an internationally distinguished pianist, winning universal acclaim as orchestral soloist, recitalist, accompanist, and chamber musician. Possessing the rare combination of insi... more
  • Casual Classics Concert Series Presents Robert Henry
  • Collaborative Partner Spotlight: Georgia WIC (4/7/2015)
    Helping Families Grow Healthy for Life
    WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. The WIC Program provides nutrition assessments, health screenings, breastfeeding counseling, referral to other health and social services, and vouchers for healthy foods. WIC also provides infant formula and special needs formula for infants, children ... more
  • Collaborative Partner Spotlight: Georgia WIC
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