PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Summer Food at the Jasper Farmer Market (7/12/2017)

    Fresh corn and ripe red tomatoes made their appearance at the market and were very popular with the crowd. An always impatiently awaited duo may sell out early, but should increase in the following weeks barring uncooperative weather. Dr Chester’s Animal Medical Clinic will be at the market this... more
  • Summer Food at the Jasper Farmer Market
  • Top 5 Bathroom Products People Forget to Recycle (7/12/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you to recycle more than your kitchen products. Reduce our solid waste by doing more recycling in areas you might not have considered. Did you know if you let the water run while brushing your teeth you waste four gallons of good clean water? The to... more
  • Top 5 Bathroom Products People Forget to Recycle
  • Epic Day of Deals for Amazon Prime Members (7/10/2017)
    Deals start July 10th at 9:00 p.m.
    Amazon Prime members will have 30 hours to shop for the third annual Prime Day beginning at 9 p.m. today, Monday, July 10. Members can shop for deals organized by more than 20 most-shopped-themes. New deals every five minutes and... more
  • Epic Day of Deals for Amazon Prime Members
  • Jasper City Council Meeting July 2017 (7/10/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of June 5, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle, City Clerk VI. Old Business A. Alcohol license application approval 1. Sonny Underwood, Director of Planning & Zoning B. Skid steer pur... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting July 2017
  • Notice to Animal Lovers in Pickens County (7/10/2017)

    Judy Moody, assistant director of the Pickens County Animal Shelter was fired in mid-June by our illustrious commissioner, Rob Jones. When she was hired in January 2014 she found the shelter in deplorable condition. Euthanizing countless numbers of animals, the shelter had become known as “the kill ... more
  • The Pickens Report - June 2017 (7/10/2017)

    Summer activities and events are in full swing throughout Pickens County. The Pickens County Canning Plant will opened summer season beginning July 5th. On July 5, 13, and 19 the plant will open at 8 a.m. and all product must be in the plant by 11 a.m. On July 26th, the canning plant will open at 2... more
  • The Pickens Report - June 2017
  • TDS Advises Customers to Protect Files from Ransomware Attacks (7/7/2017)

    MADISON, Wis. — TDS Telecom (TDS®) advises its customers to protect their computers and files from all cyberattacks, especially following two recent ransomware attacks, Petya and WannaCry. Late June, “Petya” originated in the Ukraine and spread to at least 65 countries. The attack spread rapidly ... more
  • TDS Advises Customers to Protect Files from Ransomware Attacks
  • Three Directors to be Elected at AEMC's Annual Meeting (7/7/2017)

    Amicalola EMC posted the information below on the nominations for election of three directors at their annual meeting On October 7, 2017. -------------------------------------- The 2017 Nominating Committee met on July 5, 2017, and prepared a list of nominations for election of three direc... more
  • Three Directors to be Elected at AEMC's Annual Meeting
  • Jasper City Council Works Session July 2017 (7/6/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Business A. Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance - Perrow property update 1. Amelia McEntyre B. Paving & striping 1. Lonnie Waters C. GIS mapping update 1. Lonnie Waters D. Wood bridge update 1. Lonnie Waters E. Water leak Hwy 53/Sammy McGhee 1. L... more
  • Jasper City Council Works Session July 2017
  • One of Eagle's Rest Trails Closed for a Few Weeks for Repairs (7/6/2017)
    September event - Mt. Oglethorpe has Gone to the Birds
    UPDATE (7/11/17): Grassy Knob Vista Trail repairs have been made and trail is now open. Grassy Knob Vista Trail will be closed for one week as of today for repairs. This trail is the newest to the park and the longest and I must say the most beautiful to hike. The Mountain Stewards will be ... more
  • One of Eagle's Rest Trails Closed for a Few Weeks for Repairs
  • Town of Talking Rock Council July 2017 (7/6/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of June Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of June Financial Report V. New Business: A. JeepFest Camping- Randy B. Terri’s Road- Randy C. Main Street-Randy D. Parking Lot-Randy E. Schoolhouse Repair- Randy ... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council July 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development June 2017 Report (7/5/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for June activity and first half of 2017: Building Permits 38 in June 2017 (15% increase) 33 in June 2016 ---- 215 January-June 2017 (11% decrease) 241 January-June 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 12 in June 2017 (50% increase) 8 i... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration (7/4/2017)

    Below is the schedule of events for the Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration including Fair armband nights, parade, entertainment, raffle drawing, bingo, fireworks and more. JUNE 30 - JULY 4 ~ FAIR at Lee Newton Park parking lots Unlimited rides June 30 - July 3 for $25 ($5 Coupon ava... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration
  • 5 County Job Fair & Resource Expo (7/3/2017)
    Opportunities for Employment & Valuable Resources For All
    Pickens County American Legion Post 149 and the Georgia Dept. of Labor will be hosting a 4 hour job and resource expo from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, 13 July at the Chattahoochee Tech located at 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, GA. 30143. Employers from Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, Gilmer and Picke... more
  • 5 County Job Fair & Resource Expo
  • Don't Let Our Beaches Look Like This - RECYCLE (7/3/2017)

    Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. However, the U.S.'s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year, this according to Earth 911. Keep Pickens Beautiful encourages y... more
  • Don't Let Our Beaches Look Like This - RECYCLE

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