PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Declared a Level 3 Drought Zone (10/14/2016)

    The National Drought Mitigation Center has now declared Pickens County as a Level 3 Drought area, which is considered an extreme drought situation. This is a very important classification for our county because farmers with a commercial livestock operation who have lost yields due to stressed drough... more
  • Pickens County Declared a Level 3 Drought Zone
  • Pickens County Board of Education October 2016 (10/13/2016)

    2017/2018 School Year Calendar Draft; PHS Swim Team approved; Teachers of the Year recognized; Discussion on Senior Tax Exemption...
  • Pickens County Board of Education October 2016
  • Pickens Haunt Contest Ends October 15th (10/13/2016)
    Enter on KnowPickens social media pages: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
    CONTEST: Win this #PickensHaunt Prize by liking and commenting the person you would bring with you if you won on KnowPickens social media pages. Prize Includes: 2 Tickets to Talking Rock Trail of Terror 2 Ticke... more
  • Pickens Haunt Contest Ends October 15th
  • Expired Again? (10/11/2016)

    I've never had a personal home that expired while on the market, but I’ve been through it with clients enough to understand the disappointment, financial concern, and frustration they endure. There are generally three reasons why listings expire: asking price, condition, and agent (poor marketing... more
  • Expired Again?
  • Free Concert Series Continues at Holy Family October 16 (10/11/2016)

    Holy Family is pleased to present the Titan Winds, a wind ensemble from the Atlanta area, in a free concert on Sunday, October 16 at 3:30 P.M. The Titan Winds is an ensemble of energetic young wind players who enjoy performing for all kinds of audiences. They are particularly pleased to be included ... more
  • Free Concert Series Continues at Holy Family October 16
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2016 Report (10/11/2016)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for September activity: Permits 39 in September 2016 29 in September 2015 Site Built Homes 15 in September 2016 6 in September 2015 ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2016 Report
  • Tea Party Talk (10/11/2016)

    Local and national Tea Party groups are often taken to task by well-intentioned citizens—in the form of “Letters to the Editor” in their community newspapers and derogatory comments on the various Social Media outlets. There is a reason for this. The goals of most Tea Party groups are (1) To Inf... more
  • The Pickens Report - September 2016 (10/11/2016)

    The Fall season has arrived, bringing with it beautiful colors and cooler temperatures to Pickens County. This is a time of the year when people flock to our community for the amazing views, cool mountain breezes, and to get a taste of true southern living. It is important that while these individua... more
  • The Pickens Report - September 2016
  • Jasper City Council October 2016 (Video) (10/10/2016)

    Alcohol/Food ratio ordinance change to 50/50 split; Noise concerning Rocco's pub; $10,000 check to JYSA...
  • Jasper City Council October 2016 (Video)
  • Nelson City Council October 2016 (Video) (10/10/2016)

    Bid Opening & Approval 352 Blue Ridge Avenue; Approval of Pickens County Millage Rate...
  • Nelson City Council October 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Airport Authority October 2016 Minutes (10/10/2016)

    KnowPickens was unable to video Pickens County Airport Authority meeting in October 2016. Below are the approved minutes from the meeting. CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of the Pickens County Airport Authority (the "Authority") was called to order in the public meeting room at the Pickens... more
  • Pickens County Planning Commission October 2016 (Video) (10/10/2016)

    Rezone Request RZ-08-16-1210 - William Edward SimmonsHighway Business (HB) to Suburban Residential (SR); Pet Cemetery discussion...
  • Pickens County Planning Commission October 2016 (Video)
  • Consider Adopting From the Animal Shelter (10/8/2016)
    Link to post on our Facebook page
    Check out these dogs available for adoption from the Pickens Animal Shelter from post on our Facebook page. It's not necessary to have a Facebook page to see them. Descriptions on each dog....
  • Consider Adopting From the Animal Shelter
  • New Opportunties Taking Wolfscratch Farm Owners Back to Atlanta (10/7/2016)

    Wolfscratch Farms began in the Fall of 2009 with eventually feeding many families through a CSA and workshare program. It is with sad news that they're moving back to Atlanta. Below is a letter sent out via email and on their Facebook page: To all our friends and supporters of Wolfscratch... more
  • New Opportunties Taking Wolfscratch Farm Owners Back to Atlanta
  • Pickens High School Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with Students (10/7/2016)
    PSO Press conference video
    Mr. Daniel Culbreth, a math teacher at Pickens High School, was arrested on Thursday night (October 6, 2016) for Computer Exploitation of Children and Sexual Assault by Persons with Supervisory Authority. The arrest came during an investigation into inappropriate communications with a student. V... more
  • Pickens High School Teacher Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with Students
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