PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Vote Tuesday, July 26th For Pickens County Board of Education Post 1 (7/25/2016)
    774 cast their ballot during advanced voting
    Out of 19,813 registered voters in Pickens County, cast their ballot (in-person and mail-out) cast their vote during advanced voting for the runoff election for Pickens County Board of Education Post 1 between incumbent Mike Cowart and Katherine White. If you haven't voted, vote at your poll loca... more
  • Vote Tuesday, July 26th For Pickens County Board of Education Post 1
  • Pickens SeaDragons Brought Home 33 Medals From State Championship (7/22/2016)
    Victor Lane is State Champion in 100 IM
    18 Pickens SeaDragons swimmers competed against 26 other teams in the B/C State Championship in Tifton last weekend. Out of 728 competitors, the SeaDragons age 7-10 year old won 14 medals on Friday and age 11-18 year old won 19 medals on Saturday, including a State Champion win by Victor Lane in... more
  • Pickens SeaDragons Brought Home 33 Medals From State Championship
  • Dawsonville Distinctive Dentistry – Ribbon Cutting (7/21/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Dawsonville Distinctive Dentistry for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and new Chamber membership. They have been serving the Dawsonville, GA and surrounding North Georgia communities, including Bent Tree and Big Canoe, for more th... more
  • Dawsonville Distinctive Dentistry – Ribbon Cutting
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners July 2016 (Video) (7/21/2016)

    Employee Recognition - Stanley Mulkey ~ 10 years; Proclamation – Pickens County as a Purple Heart County; Appoint members to the Pickens County Airport Authority; Jeff Squires - proposed Dollar General...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners July 2016 (Video)
  • Sophie and Sackett Assessed by a Certified Dog Trainer (7/20/2016)

    They tested well with cats and should do well with other dogs and children. They both were described as good on a leash, gentle, and friendly. 12 year old, senior, Shephard mixes, Sophie and Sackett were living the utopian dog’s life. They grew up together, were house trained together, and were h... more
  • Sophie and Sackett Assessed by a Certified Dog Trainer
  • Vegetables Plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Markets (7/20/2016)

    It used to be that if you didn’t get to the farmers market early the vegetables would all be sold out, except for a few squash or cucumbers. If you did find what you wanted you bought it then, before you had walked around to see what all of the other vendors had, fearing it might be gone when you ... more
  • Vegetables Plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Markets
  • Economic Developer Presents Dynamic Program During Chamber Breakfast (7/19/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held July 12th with over 150 in attendance. All attendees were invited to come early or stay late to check out our Church Showcase, a program in which Church Chamber members are invited to showcase their church, services, and outreach programs. Madeline's Caf... more
  • Economic Developer Presents Dynamic Program During Chamber Breakfast
  • Mary Ann's Awarded Pickens Chamber Small Business of the Month (7/19/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the July Small Business of the Month, Mary Ann's. A framed certificate was awarded to Mary Ann Garner, Owner, at the July Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Melissa Jordan of Community Bank of Pickens County, sponsor of the Business ... more
  • Mary Ann's Awarded Pickens Chamber Small Business of the Month
  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Health Clinic (7/18/2016)
    July 19
    Prepare your child for the upcoming school year! The Pickens County Health Department will conduct a BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Health Clinic on Tuesday, July 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The health department is located at 60 Health Way in Jasper. This is the One-Stop Spot fo... more
  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Health Clinic
  • The Hot Biscuit Run (7/16/2016)
    Avery Franklin Overall Winner
    Male and Overall Winner: Avery Franklin (21:26); Female Winner: Savannah Rice (21:57); Results...
  • The Hot Biscuit Run
  • Tater Patch Players Production Canceled This Weekend Due to Cast Member Illness (7/15/2016)

    Tater Patch Patrons, we regret to tell you that one of our actors has become ill and we have to cancel all three performances (July 15, 16 & 17) of The Fox on the Fairway this weekend. We are offering to reschedule all those who already have tickets to next weekend (or refund them). If you were pl... more
  • Tater Patch Players Production Canceled This Weekend Due to Cast Member Illness
  • Pickens County Board of Education July 2016 (Video) (7/14/2016)

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  • Pickens County Board of Education July 2016 (Video)
  • Dollar General Trying Again For Location at Cove and Grandview Roads (7/13/2016)
    Site plan to replace Jasper Junction; Petition started
    On July 1st, Pickens County Planning & Development department received civil plans to build Dollar General Store #17892 at the corner of Cove and Grandview Roads. The location is best known as Jasper Junction, but currently home to the new business Zoo-Ology. A group of concerned citizens are act... more
  • Dollar General Trying Again For Location at Cove and Grandview Roads
  • Free Rex From The Animal Shelter (7/13/2016)

    Rex has been incarcerated at overcrowded Pickens County Animal Shelter since January of this year. This 5 year old, 53 pound felon has proven to be a model inmate, except for his fence climbing escape attempts. Rex's parole officer (a certified dog trainer) has found him to be fully vetted, v... more
  • Free Rex From The Animal Shelter
  • Incomplete Life? Rusty is the Answer! (7/13/2016)

    Does your married, home owner, 2.5 child life still feel incomplete? Do you miss the pitter patter of little feet? Are you the only pet free home on your street? Pickens County Animal Shelter has the solution. Rusty is the 81 pound, fully vetted, 1 year old, family dog that was custom des... more
  • Incomplete Life?  Rusty is the Answer!
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