PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Four Legged Love From Diego (10/14/2014)
    Four-month-old Chihuahua mix male dog
    Hi, I am Diego, the perfect lap dog. I am small; I weigh about six pounds, and I love to be held. When I am in your arms, my ears perk up to let you know how happy that makes me. The people here at the Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch say I am sweet, playful, and get along well with other dog... more
  • Four Legged Love From Diego
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Cora’s Country Diner with a Ribbon Cutting (10/14/2014)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new member Cora's Country Diner to the Chamber and congratulate them on their Ribbon Cutting, held September 25th. Cora grew up in the kitchen watching her mama cook. She taught her a lot and especially how to make her biscuits. Her ma... more
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Cora’s Country Diner with a Ribbon Cutting
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS TWO HOUR DELAY (10/14/2014)

    Due to the threat of severe storms and inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will operate on a two-hour delay today, (Tuesday, October 14, 2014). Parents should expect their child's bus to arrive two hours later than usual. The bus drivers usually begin their routes at 6... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS TWO HOUR DELAY
  • Pumpkin Time at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/14/2014)

    Pumpkin versus Sweet Potato. A yearly decision unless you have already determined which you will have for your fall feast; maybe a family tradition, maybe a compromise, maybe you switch back and forth, or maybe you have both. Bring your best to the market and enter the contest. You can enter e... more
  • Pumpkin Time at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY ABOUT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN GEORGIA (10/14/2014)
    Pickens County GA Tea Party on October 28th at Rocco's Pub
    Although the Refugee Resettlement program is a federal project passed during the Carter administration in the 1970’s, the states, including Georgia, now are saddled with the enormous expense of supporting this disastrous, abnormal immigration process. The original intent of Refugee Resettlement wa... more
  • THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY ABOUT REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN GEORGIA
  • Torres joins Renasant Bank Mortgage Team (10/14/2014)

    Renasant Georgia is pleased to announce Donna Torres has joined their Mortgage Lending Team. Donna will serve as Mortgage Banker for both Jasper and Marble Hill Branch locations based at 251 Hwy 515 Jasper, Georgia and 90 Steve Tate Hwy Marble Hill, Georgia respectively. Torres has 10 years of b... more
  • Torres joins Renasant Bank Mortgage Team
  • Advanced Voting for General Election Begins (10/13/2014)
    October 13 - 31st on Monday-Friday; Saturday voting is October 25th
    Advanced voting for the General Election on November 4, 2014 started today, October 13th and ends October 31st. The Pickens County Board of Elections Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting will be held on October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Georgians h... more
  • Advanced Voting for General Election Begins
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department's SAR K-9 Unit Seeking Donations for New Search and Rescue K-9 (10/13/2014)
    Former K-9 Khloe had to retire
    Bethany-Salem Fire Department's SAR K-9 Unit is seeking donations for purchasing a new fully trained Search and Rescue K-9 for the community. For the past year, they had a three year old female German Shepherd Dog named Khloe, but she was forced to retire early due to an early onset of health is... more
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department's SAR K-9 Unit Seeking Donations for New Search and Rescue K-9
  • Pickens County Planning Commission Meeting (Video) (10/13/2014)

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  • Pride of Pickens Marching Band Superior Results in Fannin County Contest (10/11/2014)

    Pickens High School Pride of Pickens Marching Band competed in a band competition at Fannin High School on October 11, 2014. Below are the results: Superior Rating for Color Guard, Majorettes, Percussion, Drum Majors and Band. 1st place Percussion in 2A (2nd to Woodland HS out of 17 band... more
  • Pride of Pickens Marching Band Superior Results in Fannin County Contest
  • Congratulations to Holden Jackson for 1st Place Blue Ribbon at the FCCLA Chili Cook-off at the Georgia National Fair (10/10/2014)

    Pickens High School student, Holden Jackson won a 1st place Blue Ribbon at the FCCLA chili Cook-off at the Georgia National Fair in Perry GA this week. Holden received a cash prize of $100.00 for his first place finish. ... more
  • Congratulations to Holden Jackson for 1st Place Blue Ribbon at the FCCLA Chili Cook-off at the Georgia National Fair
  • Pickens County Planning Report September 2014 (10/10/2014)
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  • Pickens County Planning Report September 2014
  • 11th Hour for Shartop Arts Center’s Survival (10/9/2014)

    For more than thirty years Sharptop Arts Center has been home to Pickens County’s only non-profit arts venue but without fresh leadership from Pickens County residents, the Center will close before the New Year. Located in an historic white columned house two blocks off Main Street, Sharptop Arts... more
  • 11th Hour for Shartop Arts Center’s Survival
  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video) (10/9/2014)
    Teachers of the Year Recgonized
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  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video)
  • VA Processes More than 1.3 Million Veterans’ Claims in FY14 (10/9/2014)
    150,000 more Veterans received faster, more accurate decisions than FY13
    WASHINGTON – More than 1.3 million Veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year (FY) 2014 – the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. Thi... more
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