PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill's This Week (2/7/2017)
    Statewide drill will help reinforce tornado preparedness
    The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will hold a statewide PrepareAthon! tornado drill on Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. If there is a threat of severe weather on that day, the drill will be postponed until Friday, Feb. 10. GEMA/HS urges Georgians to participate, as the peak of tornado ... more
  • PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill's This Week
  • Jasper City Council February 2017 (2/6/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of January 9, 2016 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. None VII. New Business A. Variable frequency drives for pumps 1. David Hall B. Reduced water/sewer rate applica... more
  • Jasper City Council February 2017
  • Superintendent Search Update (2/6/2017)
    Board of Education Requests Community Input
    The Pickens County Board of Education is moving forward with the Superintendent search and provides the following update on the process. The search and application information is now widely posted on multiple Web sites including sites of the school system, the search firm, King-Cooper and Associa... more
  • Superintendent Search Update
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (2/6/2017)

    On Monday, January 30th, we reconvened for a hectic third week of the 2017 session. Committee and subcommittee hearings were in full swing as we considered various bills. We also addressed measures dealing with public safety and agriculture on the House floor. Most importantly, Pickens Leadership... more
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Shakespeare comes to the Tater Patch Players Theater (2/5/2017)

    As you know, William Shakespeare’s works are the most performed, studied and recognized in history. He wrote poetry, history, tragedy, tragic comedy, and comedy that are sometimes referred to as farce. The Taming of the Shrew falls into the last category, a farce. Entertaining and funny, the ... more
  • Shakespeare comes to the Tater Patch Players Theater
  • Jasper City Council Work Session (2/2/2017)

    Items of Discussion: Roads and Water... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2017 (2/2/2017)

    Item for Discussion: Employee Handbook Updates... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session February 2017
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2017 (2/2/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of January Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of January Financial Report V. New Business: A. Town Attorney~Cheryl B. Animal Control~Cheryl C. Election Fee~Cheryl VI. Old Business: A. Red House~Cheryl B. Her... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2017
  • LeeAnne Clendenin is the PHS Swimmer of the Week (2/1/2017)

    Congratulations LeeAnne Clendenin for being Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Dragon Swim Team Swimmer of the Week! Coach Ginny Perren states, "LeeAnne is an amazing swimmer and our current girls' 50 yard freestyle record holder with 27.92. She loves to swim and is a great asset to the team. She always has ... more
  • LeeAnne Clendenin is the PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Chamber Committee Actively Working to Benefit Schools in our Community (1/31/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Committee spearheaded by Dr. Folsom "Sonny" Proctor meets monthly with the Pickens County Board of Education to address educational issues facing our community. At a recent meeting they discussed ways that they could pot... more
  • Chamber Committee Actively Working to Benefit Schools in our Community
  • NOTICE: Portions of Old Philadelphia Road Closed (1/31/2017)
    Closed January 31st and February 1st
    Old Philadelphia Rd. from N. Main St. to Gordon Rd. will be closed on Tuesday, January 31st beginning at 8:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 1st around 4:00 p.m. to replace a cross drainage pipe. Use Collins Road or Gordon Road to Detour the area closed.... more
  • NOTICE:   Portions of Old Philadelphia Road Closed
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Natalie Giddens (1/31/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Natalie Giddens. Natalie is a freshman flute player in the Symphonic Band. Natalie also marched piccolo in the marching band. In the short amount of time she has been in high school, Natalie has proven herself to be a hard worker, a steady contributor and a pos... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Natalie Giddens
  • Place Construction Joins Keep Pickens Beautiful Recycling Program (1/31/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to add a new business member to our recycling program. Place Construction relocated here in Jasper about a year ago, according to Brandon Pettit, Construction Manager. Place Construction has been in business about 4 years and is working on a project at Piedmont... more
  • Place Construction Joins Keep Pickens Beautiful Recycling Program
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (1/30/2017)

    Hi, Friends, So sorry I have not begun these articles until this week. I do appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in the Capitol during this legislative session. The past two weeks have been very busy, meeting new people and moving offices and all that stuff, in addition to session and committ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Pickens Basketball Faced Ridgeland at Home Friday Night (1/28/2017)
    Nettes win; Dragons narrowly lose
    Pickens High School Varsity Nettes and Dragons faced Ridgeland at home last night. The Nettes landed on top with score 49-42, and close one for the Dragons with Ridgeland winning 67-63. Photos provided by Heather Jordan and posted on more
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