PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Public encouraged to where blue on Thursday, August 11th
The Jasper Lions Club would like to show their appreciation to all Law Enforcement Officers the week of August 8th - 12th, 2016. Club members will be taking a doughnut breakfast to both our county and city officers on Thursday, August 11. The community is invited to WEAR BLUE on that day. Plea... more
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Photos submitted from the first day of school for Pickens County School system. ...
Summer has been a very active time this year for economic development, with many initiatives continuing to move forward and several new opportunities arising. Here are a few of the highlights: - Work on a conceptual plan for the proposed mountain bike park at the Talking Rock Nature Preserve c... more
On September 24th, Main Street in Jasper will once again experience the magic of The Long Table for the benefit of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP). Patrons will enjoy an elegantly served dinner and dancing right down the middle of Main Street. The menu features the collaborative offerings of 61 ... more
Annual Salsa Contest is next Saturday, August 6, at the Jasper Farmers Market. Anyone can enter with no fee or preregistration. Just bring your salsa, fresh or canned, to the market before 8:00 am with a list of your ingredients. One change from previous years, you have to chose which category to... more
Consensus was reached among the members in attendance that this request may be reasonable for current license holders. Board members also stated that non-license holders could obtain up to three special events licenses per calendar year. Board members stated, however, that special events licenses sh...
Due to numerous reasons, including the lowest enrollment numbers the school has experienced in six or seven years and a lack of new student enrollments, Wildwood Christian Academy has closed effective immediately. Wildwood was scheduled to begin the 2016-2017 school year on August 17. Wildwood ... more
The Pickens Animal Shelter recently received a generous donation from two sources. While they were in the process of giving there interior a facelift, Lowe's of Canton donated paint and supplies. Local paint company Crossroads Painting donated a crew to apply the product and make the project com... more
Anne Sneve, Jasper City Council member, suggested looking at the City of Jasper alcohol ordinance to align more with the state for the food/alcohol ratio. Currently, the ratio required for food to alcohol sales is 75% food to 25% alcohol....
Aug. 1 marks 27 years since the birth of the World Wide Web
In honor of the birth of the most used and legally addictive service they provide, TDS Telecom is celebrating World Wide Web day on Aug. 1. It has been 27 years since the World Wide Web was founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist. Today, there are an estimated 3.2 billion int... more
Saturday & Sunday, July 30-31, 2016
SALES TAX HOLIDAY (Clothing, Computers, and School Supplies) is July 30-31, 2016! The following items will be exempt: Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item. The exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, a... more
Opening Reception Friday, July 29th
From July 29 to August 27, the Bowen Center for the Arts will host the talented Big Canoe Artists. This 40 member artist club will be displaying both 2D and 3D fine art to include paintings, glass and photography. The Bowen invites you to come meet this wonderful group at the Opening Reception Fr... more
Myrna Denson, Outreach Coordinator for the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, spoke at the July 14th meeting of the Pickens Community Service Club. Good Sam is revamping its annual Hoedown toward a family-oriented, kids-friendly event, even as its services are now geared toward serving a wide... more
The following series of happenstances produced good results on July 8th: - A group of Catholic Church youths were in Pickens County on a work-mission venture to assist in needed projects. - They happened to be working through the local Catholic Church. - They happened to have Mr. Matt Moo... more