PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Marble Hill Entrepreneur Steve Moranos Earns Multiple Awards (5/6/2014)
    Allstate agency owner recognized for outstanding customer service and sales success
    As a business leader and involved citizen in the Marble Hill and Big Canoe area, Allstate agency owner Steve Moranos has received a number of awards and designations for his work and service to customers. He has owned his agency in Marble Hill since 2007. Moranos received the Agency of the Year a... more
  • Marble Hill Entrepreneur Steve Moranos Earns Multiple Awards
  • Donate to Support Disaster Relief (5/5/2014)

    Help people affected by disaster like the recent tornadoes, storms and countless other crises. Your Gift Can Help Provide: Food & Shelter Emotional Support Emergency Supplies Thank you for your generosity. Your gift will support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, helping people affected ... more
  • Donate to Support Disaster Relief
  • Four Legged Love From Blossom (5/5/2014)
    Two-year-old, domestic short hair mix female cat
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hello, I am Blossom a beautiful black and tan lady. I and ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Blossom
  • Four Legged Love From Johnny D (5/5/2014)
    9-month-old, male Cattle Dog Mix ADOPTED
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Johnny D (for Johnny Depp). Like my namesake I giv... more
  • Four Legged Love From Johnny D
  • Good Samaritan facility upgrade construction underway (5/5/2014)
    Fundraising goal key to completion
    Construction of the much needed replacement facilities at the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center in Jasper is well underway. The foundation slab and outside wall framing was completed April 26 for phase one of the three-phase project that will eventually do away with the overused modular unit... more
  • Good Samaritan facility upgrade construction underway
  • Local Candidates Answered Questions Following Nonpartisan Forum (5/5/2014)
    Voters submitted questions that were unable to be answered with time constraints
    Voters submitted questions to our local candidates (Board of Education, Representative District 11, and Commissioner Post 1) to the Pickens Chamber following the Nonpartisan Community Candidate Forum on April 21, 2014. Time constraints kept them from being answered at the forum. The Primary El... more
  • Local Candidates Answered Questions Following Nonpartisan Forum
  • Pickens County 4-H Shotgun Team Heading to State This Saturday (5/5/2014)
    32 team members will compete at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA
    All of the Pickens County 4-H Shotgun Team qualified on April 26th in Blairsville, GA for the upcoming State Competition this Saturday, May 10th at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA. The 32 members, 17 Seniors (9th through 12th Grade) and 15 Juniors (7th & 8th Grade), will compete with over 1,200 indivi... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Shotgun Team Heading to State This Saturday
  • Play On! To Open in June Tater Patch Players Continue to Entertain (5/5/2014)

    Play On! is a comedy about the production of a play by a local playwright. The play within the play is called Murder Most Foul. Play On! is very funny show that reminds us all, If you want something done right, get an expert. Phyllis Montague pens a play. She is a local and has agr... more
  • Play On! To Open in June  Tater Patch Players Continue to Entertain
  • Shop Jasper Farmers Market for Mother's Day (5/5/2014)
    Market is open 7:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays
    There were several vendors selling greens at the market this week making a bountiful supply to choose from; spinach, kale, broccoli, chard, lettuces, green onions and more. A new produce vendor was at the market for the first time this Saturday, Harvest Table Farms from Talking Rock. Meghan Cole i... more
  • Shop Jasper Farmers Market for Mother's Day
  • TCSG State Board Approves Tuition Increase Starting in Fall 2014 (5/5/2014)

    (Atlanta) - The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the systemís request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester. The board voted unanimously to accept the increase during their monthly meeting at the TCSGís... more
  • TCSG State Board Approves Tuition Increase Starting in Fall 2014
  • Dedication Ceremony for JUMC Historic Bell's New Location is Sunday, May 11th (5/3/2014)

    Installed in 1870, the Jasper United Methodist Church bell has witnessed numerous changes to the church over the years. These changes, though mostly expansion and innovation, include the 1998 fire that displaced the bell from its home in the sanctuaryís steeple. The bell, retrieved from the rui... more
  • Dedication Ceremony for JUMC Historic Bell's New Location is Sunday, May 11th
  • The Biggest Loser: Kidís Edition Kicking Off in May (4/30/2014)

    The Biggest loser: Kidís Edition will begin in May and looking for contestants. Sponsored by Bodyplex of Jasper, there will be Fitness and Nutrition Education and Mentoring for overweight and obese children ages 10-14. The 12 week Program will meet twice a week and cost $99 per month. For mo... more
  • The Biggest Loser:  Kidís Edition Kicking Off in May
  • Young player strikes gaming gold at Fastest Dog (4/30/2014)

    While at a Magic: The Gathering competition on Saturday, 12 year old Joseph F. won what turned out to be an extraordinarily rare pack of cards. Received as part of his prize for winning 3rd place in the competition, one of the three random packs he opened was so unique, only a handful are known to e... more
  • Young player strikes gaming gold at Fastest Dog
  • ***EMERGENCY REPAIR CLOSES PICKENS COUNTY BRIDGE (4/29/2014)
    Georgia DOT is closing the SR 136 Bridge over Talking Rock Creek
    State Route 136 at Talking Rock Creek will be completely closed to traffic for emergency repairs need to be made to the bridge structure. No vehicles can cross the bridge. A detour signed route is in place. The road is closing today and will remain closed for several weeks as emergency repairs ar... more
  • ***EMERGENCY REPAIR CLOSES PICKENS COUNTY BRIDGE
  • Dogs and Cats at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/29/2014)

    A beautiful spring day, perfect for bringing your dog to the market, as many people did. Some because they always bring their dog to the market and some because it was the day that Animal Medical Clinic was there for pet vaccinations. The Clinic had a different look this year. Instead of the usua... more
  • Dogs and Cats at the Jasper Farmers Market
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