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PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Frequently Asked Alcohol Questions Answered by the Department of Revenue Alcohol Division (3/12/2014)
    Server Permits Process In Review in Pickens County
    Earlier in March, the Pickens County Beer and Wine Board held their quarterly meeting with Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig addressing the Server Permits process. The concerns are that one of the grounds to deny a permit is a crime of moral turpitude, which is not defined in law, and there is no appeal... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt-A-Road Program Helps Get Litter Off Our Streets (3/12/2014)

    Adopt-A-Road is a program sponsored by Keep Pickens Beautiful to help get litter off our streets and highways. KPB does this by seeking and supporting individuals or groups, who adopt a portion of a street or highway in our county. These civic minded citizens agree to pick up litter on their adop... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt-A-Road Program Helps Get Litter Off Our Streets
  • Pickens County Receives Flag from ACCG for their 100 Year Celebration (3/12/2014)

    The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is celebrating a century of continuous service of keeping Georgia’s 159 counties working together. Commissioners Jerry Barnes and Rob Jones are showing off the flag given to the county that is on display in the Pickens County Admin Building ... more
  • Pickens County Receives Flag from ACCG for their 100 Year Celebration
  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2014 (3/12/2014)

    Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen, Robin Ferst, and Whereas the mission of The Ferst Foundation is to offer, free, to all pre-school children in Georgia age-appropriate books from the “Read to Me” li... more
  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2014
  • Four Legged Love From Bess (3/11/2014)

    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 Bess, a beautiful young girl looking for a foreve... more
  • Four Legged Love From Bess
  • Four Legged Love From Sheba (3/11/2014)

    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 Sheba a gentle lady with a calm and sweet personal... more
  • Four Legged Love From Sheba
  • Retired Educators Back in Action (3/11/2014)

    After a two months hiatus, the Pickens County Retired Educators are ready to resume their meetings and activities. The next meeting of the organization will be on March 12, 2014 at United Community Bank's public use room. The luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 with the business session following a... more
  • Retired Educators Back in Action
  • Community invited to get active, ‘Walk with a Doc’ (3/10/2014)

    One in four adults in Pickens County are physically inactive and nearly 25 percent are considered obese, according to a recent health needs assessment by Piedmont Healthcare. To help the community get active and have better access to physicians, Piedmont is piloting a health and group fitness progra... more
  • Community invited to get active, ‘Walk with a Doc’
  • Daniel Bell Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Post 2 Board of Education Seat (3/10/2014)

    My name is Daniel Bell. I am announcing my candidacy for the Pickens County Post 2 Board of Education seat in the May 20th, 2014, Republican Primary. I was born and raised in Pickens County. I graduated from Pickens High School and Pickens Technical School in 1988 as a dual-enrolled student whe... more
  • Daniel Bell Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Post 2 Board of Education Seat
  • Georgia Democratic Candidates Meet 'n Greet (3/10/2014)
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (drop in)
    The Pickens County Democratic Committee is sponsoring a Georgia Democratic Candidates Meet 'n Greet on March 11, 2014. The Drop In event will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pickens County Community Center on Camp Road in Jasper, Georgia. Candidates attending will be on the Democratic ballot in... more
  • Georgia Democratic Candidates Meet 'n Greet
  • Hightower Lodge to Host Mystery Thriller Author (3/10/2014)
    March 12th at 7:30 p.m.
    In late January 2010, E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F&AM, Nelson, Georgia hosted author Michael Karpovage as he introduced the public to his first mystery thriller, Crown of Serpents. Karpovage has just released his second novel, Map of Thieves, and again has chosen Hightower Lodge to kick off his publ... more
  • Hightower Lodge to Host Mystery Thriller Author
  • Local Volunteers to Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research (3/10/2014)
    St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money for lifesaving research
    The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday, April 5th, where men, women and children will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with ... more
  • Local Volunteers to Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research
  • Spending Associated with Chattahoochee Technical College has more than $100 Million Impact in Region (3/10/2014)
    UGA economist: technical colleges are ‘an enduring pillar’ of state’s regional economy
    (Marietta, Ga.) How much does the six county area served by Chattahoochee Technical College benefit economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college? According to Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of... more
  • Spending Associated with Chattahoochee Technical College has more than $100 Million Impact in Region
  • Wendy Lowe Announces Candidacy for Re-Election to Pickens County School Board Post 2 (3/10/2014)

    I am pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Pickens County School Board Post 2 in the Republican Primary to be held May 20, 2014. It has been such an honor to serve the community in this capacity and as the board chair for the past three years. I was humbled by the outpouring of co... more
  • Wendy Lowe Announces Candidacy for Re-Election to Pickens County School Board Post 2
  • ***Qualifying Ended Today for Candidates for District 1 Commissioner and Board of Education Post 2, 3 & 5 (3/7/2014)

    Qualifying has ended for candidates for Pickens County District 1 Commissioner and Pickens County Board of Education Post 2, 3 & 5. Below are the candidates, which are all running as Republicans in the May 20th Primary Election. District 1 Commissioner Jerry Barnes (Incumbent) Bar... more
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