PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Permits 33 in June 2016 241 for Jan-June 2016 (43% increase) 31 in June 2015 168 for Jan-June 2015 Site Built Homes 8 in June 2016 56 for Jan-June 2016 (81% increase) 4 in June 2015 31 for Jan-June 2015 Total Department Revenue $38,671.82 in June 2016 $126,2... more
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Wendy's restaurant in Jasper (1853 Hwy. 53 West) is impacted in the malicious cyber activity targeting customers' payment card information between dates of December 2, 2015 and June 8, 2016. That malware has been disabled in all franchisee restaurants where it has been discovered. Check your debit/c... more
Items for Discussion: 1) Designating Pickens County as a Purple Heart County 2) Tate Depot Lease and Usage Agreement 3) Update on leases: State Patrol office; 2 offices at Courthouse & DFACS Building 4) Bids for permanent generators at 694 Pearl Johnson Rd., Fairmount, GA and 4299 Jerusalem Chur...
July 10th & 11th, 2016
Tater Patch Players the next play to be cast has lots of opportunities for beginning and veteran actors. Mama Won't Fly, by our favorite comedy-writing trio of Hope Jones and Wooten, will be cast July 10 and 11, but doesnít open until September 16, for 4 weeks (one of which is in Ellijay... more
Opens this Thursday!
July 8, Tater Patch will debut another hilarious addition to its 2016 season. The Fox on the Fairway, by master-of-farce Ken Ludwig, is a delight for all adults. Poking fun at golfers and the "country club set" is the basis of this madcap romp. The tap room of fictional Quail Valley Golf Club... more
There was hardly an empty spot on Main Street as the cheering crowds enjoyed the 4th of July parade celebrating our American heritage. As each float and decorated vehicle passed, the kids quickly scrambled forward to retrieve the candy being tossed to the crowd. Though all parade entries were spec... more
Quinn, Quiggly, and Quincy are looking for homes! They are three months old and such sweet boys! They would make a wonderful addition to any family! Come visit them at Pickens Animal Rescue! Adoption Fees: $150 Dogs/Puppies & $100 Cats/Kittens. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all vaccines, Hea... more
Jasper Lions Club's Independence Day Celebration with 4th of July carnival, entertainment, bingo, vendors, food and entertainment, and fireworks in Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia. Photos and video....
Parade winners were National Title Pawn with first place and American Legion Post 149 and Pickens County Senior Center with second place....
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In this issue: Trails of Interest in Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New York; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program;...
New fireworks laws
Be mindful when shooting fireworks that our region is currently classified as being in a SEVERE DROUGHT. Curtis Clark, Pickens County Fire Marshal urges you to be extremely careful when shooting fireworks and have a way to extinguish a fire. New Georgia law allows for fireworks to be ignited o... more
Published with the permission of Smoke Signals The first home completed in New Hope Acres, Habitat for Humanity Pickensí new multi-home community, was dedicated in a ceremony at the home Sunday, June 26. Habitat Pickens board members, volunteers and friends of Habitat joined new owners of the ... more
School resumes on August 1st; Open House Dates
Pickens County Schools Summer Break is nearing its halfway point with the first day of school on August 1st. Remember that FREE LUNCH is available this Summer during the week to ages 18 and under at the locations listed in the image to the left. The new school year brings change. Below is a list ... more
Voting for Pickens County Board of Education Post 1
Early Voting for the Republican Party Primary Runoff is from July 5-22, 2016 at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (No Saturday Voting) The only election on the ballot is for Pickens County Board of Education Post 1 between incumbe... more
I'm a beautiful two-year-old American Bulldog Mix and I am ready to find my furever home. My friends here at the rescue ranch love me but nothing compares to the love of a family! I love to play with toys, play in the water and I love children. I'm not very good with other dogs though, so I woul... more