PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Town of Talking Rock Recognized Oldest Resident Jessie Godfrey (6/9/2014)

    The Talking Rock Town Council recognized Ms. Godfrey as their oldest resident, at their regular Town Council Meeting June 5. 2014 and presented her with a plaque and well wishes. Ms. Godfrey turned 90 Sunday June 1, 2014, family and friends gathered at her home in Talking Rock to honor and wish ... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Recognized Oldest Resident Jessie Godfrey
  • Nelson Police Department June Newsletter (6/6/2014)
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    It has been a busy month once again acquiring equipment, doing grant research and completing the final steps to organize the public safety day on June 7th....
  • Nelson Police Department June Newsletter
  • PSO: Response to Shooting Incident in Forsyth County Courthouse (6/6/2014)

    On June 6, 2014 at approximately 10:30 the Pickens Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting incident at the Forsyth County Courthouse. Although there was no direct or implied threat to the Pickens County Courthouse, Sheriff Craig issued immediate safety alert based information obtained by the Fo... more
  • PSO:  Response to Shooting Incident in Forsyth County Courthouse
  • Hinton Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating (6/5/2014)
    Dropped from a 6/6 to a 4/4y
    The Hinton Volunteer Fire Department received the news from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that their Public Protection Classification rating has dropped from a 6/6 to a 4/4y. The classification is measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. In order to get a lower number, you mu... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Graduation Ceremony Reflects on 50 Years of Tradition (6/4/2014)

    Whether it was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream like Diesel Equipment Technology graduate Brett Chastain of Cartersville or the culmination of years of work toward a goal like Physical Therapist Assistant graduate Ashley Wilson of Woodstock, Tuesday was a day of celebration at Chattahoochee Techn... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Graduation Ceremony Reflects on 50 Years of Tradition
  • GAGOP'S 9th & 14th Districts and Pickens County Republican Party Host 'Race to Victory in 2014' Party (6/4/2014)
    Saturday, June 21st in the Pickens County Community Center
    On Saturday, June 21st, the Pickens County Community Center in Jasper will be the site of the “Race to Victory in 2014” pre runoff party sponsored by the Pickens County Republican Party. The 5th Annual Tomato Sandwich Fiesta brings together the top Republican candidates from the 9th & 14th distric... more
  • GAGOP'S 9th & 14th Districts and Pickens County Republican Party Host 'Race to Victory in 2014' Party
  • Pickens County Economic Development Report (6/4/2014)
    Featuring Q&A about Port Royal, Conference Center & Indoor Water Park
    Port Royal Visit and Breakfast Presentation The visit by the Port Royal Development Team sparked a great deal of interest as evidenced by the tremendous turnout at the Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast, and although the response has been very positive, there have been some valid ... more
  • Pickens County Economic Development Report
  • Spring Vegetables Plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Market (6/4/2014)

    It was a beautiful sunny day at the Jasper Farmers Market this week and there were more vendors there with more produce for sale. This increase will continue and to facilitate the increase the Wednesday market will start June 18 in the same location with the same hours (7:30 to 12 noon). Fresh veg... more
  • Spring Vegetables Plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • The Long Table on Main, 'A Masquerade on Main' (6/4/2014)
    Event is October 11, 2014
    Anticipation for The Long Table on Main is building as the first donors and sponsors have signed on for the October 11, 2014 event. This year's theme "A Masquerade on Main" is especially exciting as we will treat our guests to a fantastic Venetian Dinner upon elaborately decorated tables with stroll... more
  • The Long Table on Main, 'A Masquerade on Main'
  • YOUTH ART CALENDAR TO DEBUT (6/4/2014)
    Commemorative Sponsorships Available
    Sharptop Arts Center, home to the annual Youth Art Month event that showcases student art from every Pickens County School and Wildwood Christian Academy, is in production for the First Annual Youth Art Calendar. Award winning art has been professionally photographed by Alvin Stewart to provide Sha... more
  • YOUTH ART CALENDAR TO DEBUT
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating (6/3/2014)

    Chief Al Godin received a letter of confirmation from ISO that the district’s ISO (Insurance Services Office) has been reduced from a Public Protection Class 6/9 to a 5/5y effective September 1, 2014. ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program plays an important role in the underwriting process ... more
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating
  • Four Legged Love From Rose (6/3/2014)
    One-year-old female black and tan Coonhound mix dog
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Rose, a most beautiful and kind hearted lady and I... more
  • Four Legged Love From Rose
  • Tater Patch Players Present Play On! Opens Friday (6/3/2014)
    Auditions for Postmortem Announced
    Calling all theater goers and thespians! Play On! Is for you and your family, friends and neighbors. Come and enjoy this play about a play and laugh at the problems, situations and frustrations faced by a troupe as it prepares for a show. "The show is funny." says Wayne Jewell, who will be worki... more
  • Tater Patch Players Present  Play On! Opens Friday
  • A Different Way Tutoring Offering Summertime 'Get Ready' Programs (6/2/2014)

    A Different Way Tutoring will be offering Summertime "Get Ready" programs. These programs will focus on skills children need for the upcoming school year, based on the Georgia Common Core Performance Standards for school age children and on the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards for 3 and ... more
  • A Different Way Tutoring Offering Summertime 'Get Ready' Programs
  • Four Legged Love From Titus & Titan (6/2/2014)
    Two-month-old male kittens
    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi! We are Titus and Titan, furry handfuls of cuddly fun. ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Titus & Titan
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