PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 'Jasper’s Most Talented' Contest to Return to the Independence Day Festivities (6/13/2016)

    As part of their 2016 Independence Day celebration, the Jasper Lions Club is happy to announce the return of the "Jasper's Most Talented" contest, to be held at the bandstand at Lee Newton Park. Participants may be individuals or groups, and may present any kind of family-oriented performance –... more
  • 'Jasper’s Most Talented' Contest to Return to the Independence Day Festivities
  • Little League Baseball Team Thanks Legion for Support (6/13/2016)

    American Legion Post 149 is all about veterans helping veterans. But that is not the entire story. They are also there to help support the community. The projects are numerous and varied... assisting young and old... and answering the calls for help as needed. The most recent outreach for commun... more
  • Little League Baseball Team Thanks Legion for Support
  • Pickens County Planning & Development June 2016 (Video) (6/13/2016)

    Text Amendment TA-04-16-002Chapter 67 Outdoor Firing/Shooting Ranges was tabled....
  • Pickens County Planning & Development June 2016 (Video)
  • Upcoming Veteran Benefits Seminar Open To All Veterans (6/13/2016)

    All military veterans young and old are invited to participate in the American Legion Post 149 sponsored veteran benefits seminar to be held at Chattahoochee Technical College on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00. The seminar will feature a panel of experts in all areas of veteran suppor... more
  • Upcoming Veteran Benefits Seminar Open To All Veterans
  • Antiques & Art Car Artist Market (6/11/2016)

    Artists included Kip Ramey, Peter "Bongo" Loose, Mavis Stevens, Miz Thang, Darrel Reddy, Kristin Quackenbush, Ed Brackin Ed B's Studio 54, Crispy Printz, Ronnie Williams, Sam Granger, Christy Buchanan, Sunset Gypsy, Carol Smith Glaze, Jim Shores, Hallie Edwards/Big Gully - along with Junktiques, Tal...
  • Antiques & Art Car Artist Market
  • Meet Artist Jeanette Bottari (6/11/2016)

    Meet Clay and Fiber Artis - Jeanette Bottari as part of Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliances' Guide to the Arts - Summer 2016. Jeanette moved to Pickens in 1999 from Brookhaven after she bought a home for the shed in the back yard that would become her pottery studio. Her interest has shifted to inc...
  • Meet Artist Jeanette Bottari
  • Nelson City Council Meeting July 2016 (6/11/2016)
    Unable to video; Minutes by Miranda McDowell
    KnowPickens.com was unable to video this meeting. Below are a few highlights and them inutes by Miranda McDowell, City of Nelson Clerk. - The council voted to accept the 2017 Operating Budget Ordinance and the 2017 Capital Improvement Ordinance. - The council also announced a City Clean-up We... more
  • Nelson City Council Meeting July 2016
  • Summer Solstice Sound of Drums on Mt. Oglethorpe (6/11/2016)

    Monday, June 20, 2016…the sound of drums will be coming from the top of Mt. Oglethorpe in Eagle’s Rest Park. Eagle's Rest Park will celebrate the Summer Solstice at 2:00 pm with the Drum Circle of Jasper. The gate at the top of Sanderlin Mt. in Big Canoe will open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for t... more
  • Summer Solstice Sound of Drums on Mt. Oglethorpe
  • Adopt Mutt for America (6/10/2016)

    Are you a salt of the earth, fried chicken and apple pie eating, flag waving American? Would you opt for a bass boat over a yacht? Is your idea of a Country Club a large stick found in the woods? Do you find Labradoodles, Yorkies, and Shih Tzus down right offensive? Pickens County Anima... more
  • Adopt Mutt for America
  • Do You Have Room For Marie? (6/10/2016)

    Little nub tailed Marie came to PCAS on April 19 testing positive for heart worms. Marie had very little hope of living a full happy life, but the good folks at Pickens Animal Shelter found room for Marie, treated her for heartworms and gave her a second chance. Marie is now fully vetted and read... more
  • Do You Have Room For Marie?
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator (6/10/2016)

    Ferst Foundation's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second time that Ferst Foundation has earned this top distinction in the last se... more
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery Services (6/10/2016)

    Earlier this week, Highland Rivers Health announced the hire of Debbie Strotz, MPA, CARES, as director of operations and recovery services. In this newly created position, Strotz will oversee the agency's mental health, addictive disease and crisis treatment services, while emphasizing a person-cent... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery Services
  • How to Spend $100 at the Jasper Farmers Markets (6/10/2016)

    Why, you may ask, would anyone want to spend $100 at the farmers market? Well, because they would get a free JFM tee shirt if they did before June 18th so there are only two weeks left. And it's a really nice tee shirt and shopping at a farmers market is such a smart thing to do; let everyone know... more
  • How to Spend $100 at the Jasper Farmers Markets
  • Pick Up Ernie on Your Way Home (6/10/2016)

    Your wife called. She wants you to pick up Ernie on your way home tonight. Ernie is a fetching, 30 pound, neutered, brindle Labrador mix waiting for a ride to his forever home. Ernie will make the perfect addition to your home, the peas to your carrots, the Siskel to your Ebert, and the Ernie ... more
  • Pick Up Ernie on Your Way Home
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2016 Report (6/10/2016)

    Permits 86 in May 2016 72 in May 2015 Site Built Homes 16 in May 2016 7 in May 2015 Permit Revenue $15,272.20 in May 2016 $12,221.11 in May 2015 Inspections 145 in May 2016 80 in May 2015 Industrial projects under construction: - Huber in Marble Hill (building addition and new s... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2016 Report
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