PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Public meeting for discussion of mountain bike trail work at the 211-acre park Talking Rock Nature Preserve held by Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL) on the west side of Highway 515 at the Gilmer County line....
Discussion on Town Truck, Park Grant, and Trade Days. ...
Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig donated $5,000 from JEEPFEST for JYSA; Speed bumps on Ridgewood Road tabled until next month; Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell address viral Walmart cart racing video....
Some council members opted to not send Police Chief Mark Riehl to police training and this resulted in his post certification being suspended. Jackie Jarrett is no longer the Mayor Pro Tem after Mike Haviland initiated vote for a new one. Tina Mohnaghan was elected....
40 Vendors setup for Opening Day at the Jasper Farmers Market. The market is on Saturday mornings from April to October at the Park n' Ride in Lee Newton Park in Jasper....
No April Fooling! After the neighborhood dogs have been in a uproar all week, the reason is now clear (unlike the window). This week, the bear has been breaking in a shed that once was where cats were fed over the years. Guess it finally figured there was no longer food there and tried for any l... more
Video of Jenny reading poem 'Evermore'
20 years ago, the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month with the goal to highlight American poets, encourage the reading of poems, bring poetry into classrooms, and inspire publication of poe... more
April 2 at 1 pm in Canton
The North Georgia Falcons Football Team is looking for middle and high school aged boys in Canton, Cherokee County and north Georgia area to join its 2016 team. The team is looking for boys to fill "several key positions, including kickers," said Coach Roger McDaniel. Those interested in parti... more
New Vendors Welcome
Have you ever thought that you might like to be a vendor at the farmers market? Do you have a hobby or a talent that you would like to share with others? Try out a possible business venture? Family project to earn some fun money? Or just make new friends, support community and do something differen... more
April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Robert Jones, Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock, and Larry Ray, Mayor of Nelson signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working wit... more
Hi, I'm Francis, a 37lbs heartworm negative sweet girl. I was found tied up behind a house earlier this month. The nice people here got me spayed already so I'm ready for a fureva home. Please come see me! Adoption Fees: $90 Dogs, $100 Puppies, Kittens $50, & Cats $25. Adoption fee incl... more
Donate your unwanted leaves to the Pickens Community Garden, founded by Andy Kippenhan and Jan O'Kelley. The first garden is located between CARES For Pickens County and the Community Thrift Store. There is a sign showing where to drop off your bag of leaves. Their goal is to demonstrate permanen... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generated more than $48 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2014, according to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association. The report also found that, during the same period, uncompensated care cost Piedmont Mountainside more than $5 million whil... more
Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Mountain bikers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone interested in the trails at the Talking Rock Nature Preserve are invited to a meeting Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room of the county admin building on East Church Street. The meeting will be an open ... more
This year Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will once again bring before "Judge" Jeff Downing a number of Pickens County community leaders to answer the "charges" being brought against them. The detainees will be picked up by a sheriff’s deputy or Jasper city police officer and broug... more