PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Stearns Bank Helps Habitat Building Effort (1/13/2016)

    Carol Caywood, Stearns Bank Georgia Market President presented Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Georgia a check for $10,000.00 earmarked for their building fund. President Steve Greenwell accepted it on behalf of Habitat. Greenwell stated, "Habitat is most grateful for such support from the l... more
  • Stearns Bank Helps Habitat Building Effort
  • Pickens County Airport Authority January 2016 Meeting (Video) (1/12/2016)

    A plaque of appreciation of service on the Airport Authority was presented to Dr. Kenneth 'DOC' Austin. He served as member and a chairman from 2006 - 2016....
  • Pickens County Airport Authority January 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board Meeting ~ January 12, 2016 (1/12/2016)

    Quarterly reports; GA One Day Special Event Permit approved...
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board Meeting ~ January 12, 2016
  • Billion-dollar jackpot: Powerball zooms to $1.4B (1/11/2016)

    For the first time ever, a U.S. jackpot has reached the billion-dollar mark. The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball has surged to a whopping $1.4 billion after no tickets matched all five winning numbers and the Powerball number in Saturday’s record drawing. Georgia Lottery players won big Saturda... more
  • Billion-dollar jackpot: Powerball zooms to $1.4B
  • NEW OPTIMISTS WANTED (1/11/2016)

    Have you ever considered getting more involved with your community and working to "bring out the best in kids"? If so, then consider learning more about the Optimist Club of Jasper! The Optimist Club of Jasper is having a N. (New) O. (Optimists) W. (Wanted) luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 201... more
  • NEW OPTIMISTS WANTED
  • NOTICE: Special Events Permit for Pickens County Withdrawn (1/11/2016)

    The proposed Special Events Permit application has been withdrawn and will not be reviewed by Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners. View the December 2015 Commissioners meeting to the proposed permit.... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 (Video) (1/11/2016)

    Commissioner Rob Jones spoke on the Special Events Permit before the Planning Commission. The permit was a recommendation by the Planning Department staff and was following governmental procedures to present it to the Commissioners. Zoning Map Amendment approved. ...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners January 2016 Work Session (Video) (1/7/2016)

    Commissioners discussed disagreement with the proposed special event permit; BOC meeting schedule for 2016; Airport; CCR monitoring memo; LAUE watershed overview map; LAUE plan Pickens 2013; CCR proposal description; CCR water monitoring proposal cost....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners January 2016 Work Session (Video)
  • Jasper City Council January 2016 (Video) (1/6/2016)

    Swearing in of Council Members; Procedural pass-through bond for the Port Royal Water Park; alcohol license renewals...
  • Jasper City Council January 2016 (Video)
  • Jasper Merchants Association Announces 2016 Plans (1/5/2016)

    The Jasper Merchants Association would like to announce our Board of Directors for the next two years. The following will take office in January 2016 and hold office until December 2018: - President elect is Haley Bouchie of ALL-A-CART Mobile Food Service. - Vice President elect is Kirk Raffie... more
  • Jasper Merchants Association Announces 2016 Plans
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2016 Meeting (Video) (1/5/2016)

    Talking Rock Park Flood Damage; Town of Talking Rock Closed due to mold...
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • First Piedmont Mountainside Baby of 2016 (1/4/2016)

    Born at 3:38 a.m. on January 4, Bailey Katherine Buchanan is the first baby born at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in 2016. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long at birth. She is pictured with her mom, Latasha Buchanan, and her big brother Jackson Lynch in the first photo, ... more
  • First Piedmont Mountainside Baby of 2016
  • Nelson City Council January 2016 (Video) (1/4/2016)

    Swearing In of Council Members...
  • Nelson City Council January 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Library Festival of Trees Winners (1/4/2016)

    Winner of the 2015 Festival of Trees, with the most votes for favorite tree goes to the Friends of the Pickens Library (Little Golden Memories). A book will be ordered of their choice to be placed in the library for everyone to check out. Keep Pickens Beautiful (Recycling) was 2nd runner up. Oth... more
  • Pickens County Library Festival of Trees Winners
  • Public Meeting on Antioch Church Road & Hwy. 515 (1/4/2016)

    Public meeting held in Talking Rock concerning the Georgia Department of Transportation's proposed plans for the installation of a Restricted Crossing U-Turn intersection on SR 515 at Antioch Church Road....
  • Public Meeting on Antioch Church Road & Hwy. 515
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