PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Know The Facts: Suicide Can Be Prevented (9/20/2017)
    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
    Suicide has always been puzzling and tragic. Psychiatrists, psychologists and especially those who have lost a loved one to suicide often don’t understand how an individual might perceive daily life to be so unbearable that he or she would choose death. And when suicide occurs, the tragedy is not on... more
  • Know The Facts: Suicide Can Be Prevented
  • Clark Howard's Advice on Equifax Breach (Video) (9/18/2017)

    Today, Clark Howard live streamed on WSB-TV's Facebook live video addressing necessary steps to take concerning the Equifax data breach. On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. RECOMMENDED STEP... more
  • Clark Howard's Advice on Equifax Breach (Video)
  • Savannah Sipping Society Opens Soon (9/18/2017)

    Hot yoga, happy hour, Savannah, and four single women who are all just a little past their prime. Savannah Sipping Society playwrights, Jones, Hope and Wooten bring these characters masterfully. All four women are from the Deep South and their life situations could be any of ours. “Characters... more
  • Savannah Sipping Society Opens Soon
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY (9/14/2017)

    Due to road conditions and continued power outages caused by the inclement weather, the Pickens County School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 15th – ALL STAFF SHOULD REPORT AT 9:00 A.M. The Regular Board Meeting of the Pickens County Board of Education scheduled for Thursday,... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY
  • The Pickens Report - August 2017 (9/14/2017)

    The fall season is approaching, for locals we know that means the Georgia Marble Festival is coming soon! A local favorite that brings in travelers from all corners of life to the marble capital on the first weekend of October. The two-day festival will consist of: art and craft vendors, a children’... more
  • The Pickens Report - August 2017
  • Jasper City Council Meeting September 2017 (9/13/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of August 7, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle, City Clerk VI. Old Business A. Perrow property 1. Jim Looney VII. New Business A. Alcohol special events license 1. Sonny Underwood... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting September 2017
  • Hill City Elementary School Updates Recycle Program (9/11/2017)

    Hill City Elementary School under the leadership of Diane Kinzer began their collection of single stream recycling for this school year. Began with a training day for the new set of kiddos, which included a mini trip to the stinky dumpsters and a look inside! The students collect paper from all ... more
  • Hill City Elementary School Updates Recycle Program
  • Wednesday Jasper Farmers Market Ends September 27 (9/11/2017)

    For those of you customers and vendors who have liked the Wednesday market, it is not stopping with the end of August as advertised but will continue until September 27. And if you haven’t ever been there you still have a chance to go. Succulents, according to the dictionary, may include cactu... more
  • Wednesday Jasper Farmers Market Ends September 27
  • Pickens County Closings Due to Tropical Storm (9/10/2017)

    Pickens County CLOSINGS that we know (listed in alphabetical order with dates). Please comment others and we will continue to update it. APPALACHIAN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ~ ALL Court continued on Monday & Tuesday, September 11 & 12 - Pickens Coun... more
  •  Pickens County Closings Due to Tropical Storm
  • Natalie Giddens Named PHS Band Student of the Week (9/8/2017)

    The PHS Band Student of the Week is Natalie Giddens. Natalie is a sophomore flutist/piccolo player and also serves as our band secretary. Natalie has been an outstanding asset to our program since she started and has been vital to our operation this year with attendance tracking and so much mo... more
  • Natalie Giddens Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Planning & Development August 2017 Report (9/8/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for August activity: Building Permits 48 in August 2017 (2% decrease) 49 in August 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 16 in August 2017 (7% increase) 15 in August 2016 Inspections 183 in August 2017 (50% increase) 122 in August 2016... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session Septemer 2017 (9/7/2017)

    The Jasper City Council Work Session precedes the Jasper City Council Meeting each month to discuss items that will be on the agenda. BUSINESS A. Streets/Bridge update 1. Mayor Weaver B. Water Department update 1. Superintendent David Hall C. Fire Department update 1. Chief Steve Rop... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session Septemer 2017
  • Nelson City Council September 2017 (9/5/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. August 7, 2017 Council Meeting b. August 17, 2017 Work Session Meeting 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk/Manager Report (Tina M. Monaghan) 6. Unfinished Business a. D... more
  • Nelson City Council September 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration September 2017 (9/5/2017)

    AGENDA I. Invocation/Pledge II. Public Comments – No Requests III. Minutes/Agenda IV. Old Business a. No Old Business V. New Business a. Qualifying – Updates CANDIDATES QUALIFIED JASPER City Council (2 Seats) Ryan O’Dea Anne Sneve – Incumbent Doug Patterson Son... more
  • Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration September 2017
  • September is National Recovery Month (9/5/2017)

    What do you think of when you hear the word recovery? If you had pneumonia, recovery may mean being able to go back to work, enjoying the activities you did before you were sick, and no longer being fatigued or in bed. If you broke a leg in an accident, recovery may mean your cast has been remov... more
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