PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Randy Thomason, former Assistant Airport Manager, promoted to Airport Manager....
Sorry I missed last week’s article of what’s going on at your State Capitol. I had a few bills to present on what’s called “Crossover Day” to prepare for and a sock hop to go to, and I just ran out of time. Had to get in some sweetheart time, too, as we were in Atlanta every day the week before that... more
Proposal for a sewage system for the Town of Talking Rock. ...
Local youth wrestler and Jasper Elementary school student Isaiah Williams wins his second straight Team Georgia Youth Wrestling state title this past weekend in Perry Ga. Isaiah brought home the Gold in the 10-U 135lb. division and finished the year with a 30-5 record. Isaiah is a member of th... more
Separate contests for boys and girls were held on Saturday, March 5 for the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. The 2016 topic was "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others". First place winners will advance to the Zone Contest being held on March 19 in Canton. ... more
The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held February 23rd with over 200 in attendance. Bojangles' catered a delicious breakfast and Community Bank of Pickens County was the Breakfast Sponsor. In addition to being this month's Breakfast Sponsor, Community Bank of Pickens County sponsors the Busines... more
2 Hour Parking to be enforced in downtown Jasper once tickets arrive. Charge is $20. Last ticket book for Jasper Police Department was printed in 1965. Some of the Pickens Youth Leadership attended the meeting....
Dear citizens of Pickens County, I am Katherine White and I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Pickens County School District Board of Education, Post 1. I have been a resident of Pickens County for almost 14 years and I have children who attend Hill City Elementary School and Jasper Mid... more
Candidates for the local seats below qualify this week, March 7-11, 2016 at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration at 83 Pioneer Road in Jasper. The Primary election will be held May 24th. Qualifying fees are listed beside each office. Sheriff $1943.28 Board of Commissioners: ... more
Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the February Small Business of the Month, R & R Towing. A framed certificate was awarded to R & R Towing at the February Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Melissa Jordan of Community Bank of Pickens County, sponsor of the Business o... more
ED B's Studio introduces Ed Brackin, the owner and founder of ED B Studio 54. Around two years ago, Ed made his leap into the art world with his intricate, yet simple metal sculptures, which range from crazy saxophone-playing statues to cleverly designed, spinning wind-chimes. Just recently, Ed bega... more
We care and hope you do! Ed Brackin, owner of Ed B's Studio 54, stumbled across two large paintings of a dog and cat, and decided to raffle them off to benefit a pet organization. Luckily, it wasn't to hard to find a pet non-profit in Pickens. He partnered with Be-Paws We Care to donate the pro... more
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will close schools early today, Thursday, March 3, 2016. Elementary schools will close at 2:15 p.m., middle schools at 3:10 p.m. and the high school at 2:55 p.m. Students will depart schools using the emergency transportatio... more
Items for discussion: 1) Proposed Water main from 136 on Jones Mtn. Rd. to Gilmer County line 2) Update on 9-1-1 remodel 3) Update on DFACS lease of building next to Administration Office building 4) Wind damage on back of Courthouse 5) Update on Tax Commissioner's office remodel 6) Preparatio...