PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Jasper Lions Club's Vidalia Onion Sale Begins March 1st (2/22/2016)

    It’s that time of year again — time for the Jasper Lions Club to sell Vidalia Onions! These onions, grown right here in Georgia, are famous for their unrivaled mild and sweet flavor, and will be on their way to you soon! The sale begins March 1, and will run through April 23. Delivery is sched... more
  • Jasper Lions Club's Vidalia Onion Sale Begins March 1st
  • Local Habitat Affiliate Receives Amicalola Operation Round Up® Funds (2/22/2016)

    Habitat for Humanity Pickens County President Steve Greenwell receives a check from Amicalola EMC representative Don Quinton. Quinton explained Operation Round Up®, "Operation Round-Up is a program designed to provide financial assistance to needy individuals and certain 501(c)3 community chari... more
  • Local Habitat Affiliate Receives Amicalola Operation Round Up® Funds
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/22/2016)

    Tuesday, February 16, marked the beginning of our seventh week of the 2016 legislative session. With “Crossover Day” rapidly approaching, we are evaluating crucial pieces of legislation each day that we are in session. This week, we passed several bills, and among those was one of our most important... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • New Keep Pickens Beautiful Officers for 2016 (2/18/2016)

    New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) board meeting, November 2, 2015. From left to right are Vered Kleinberger, Special Projects chairperson; Joan Britton, Green Ribbon/Thumb, Chairperson; Ron Jager, Director, Mary Ann Rentz, Vice President & Beautification Chairperson; ... more
  • New Keep Pickens Beautiful Officers for 2016
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2016 (Video) (2/18/2016)

    Pickens County employees recognized for their years of service: Sheriff’s Department - Sherman McEntire – 20 years; Bailiffs - All 10 years: William Cantrell, Dolly Hawkins, Inez Poole, Ella M. Reece, James Wheeler and Don Quinton...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Airport Authority Meeting (Video) (2/16/2016)

    Status: partial horseshoe acquisition; GDOT update...
  • Pickens County Airport Authority Meeting (Video)
  • Home Invasion in Pickens County (2/15/2016)

    Pickens County Georgia, February 15, 2016: This is a follow up update to the earlier release sent this date. On February 15, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Pickens County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting report at 863 Lower Dowda Mill Road, Jasper, Georgia. Upon their arrival they l... more
  • Home Invasion in Pickens County
  • Presidents’ Day is Set Aside to Recognize the February Birthdays of Two of Our Greatest Presidents (2/15/2016)
    George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    An anecdote: What do James Riley and William Wilshire have in common with Abraham Lincoln? James Riley was saved from slavery in Africa by William Wilshire; and Riley went on to do two major things. He founded the town of Wilshire, Ohio and authored a book entitled "Sufferings in Africa," and it ... more
  • Presidents’ Day is Set Aside to Recognize the February Birthdays of Two of Our Greatest Presidents
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County Kick-Off and 5th Annual BINGO Fundraiser (2/15/2016)

    On Saturday, February 20, 2016 we will Kick-Off the 2016 Relay Family Reunion by hosting a Pot Luck luncheon at the Dean Center located at Amicalola EMC at 544 GA Hwy 515 in Jasper, Georgia. The Kick-Off party is open and free to everyone in the community to come out and enjoy some great food and fu... more
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County  Kick-Off and 5th Annual BINGO Fundraiser
  • Georgia Mountain Brass Quintet in Concert at Holy Family (2/14/2016)

    The Georgia Mountain Brass Quintet, under the leadership of Dr. Carl McCurdy, will play a free concert at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family on Sunday, February 21 at 3:30 P.M. The program will feature eclectic examples of brass music – classical, military, civil war, hymn tunes, and opera exc... more
  • Georgia Mountain Brass Quintet in Concert at Holy Family
  • PSO Sgt. Rick Hales Involved in Accident on Hwy 515 (2/14/2016)

    Early this morning, Pickens Sheriff's Office Sgt. Rick Hales was involved in an accident on Hwy 515 near Noah drive. Rick is still in ICU being evaluated with a broken femur and is being checked for other possible injuries. He has regained some feeling in his lower extremities but doctors are contin... more
  • PSO Sgt. Rick Hales Involved in Accident on Hwy 515
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/14/2016)

    It was the usual busy week in the legislature. “Whew!” is what I was thinking until Wednesday afternoon and night when we got the news that one of our troopers was shot in the line of duty and that long pause, that evening we heard it was one of our neighbors. Our busy lives were put on hold while w... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rocky Collins (2/13/2016)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces artist Rocky Collins, a Jasper native and relatively new original oil painter. During a snow storm last winter, Rocky stumbled across oil paints, and now a year later his art covers a wall at Studio 54. Rocky's paintings feature many different surroundings and subjec... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rocky Collins
  • Jennifer Edwards Jordan Announces Candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court (2/12/2016)

    My name is Jennifer Edwards Jordan. I would like to formally announce myself as a Republican Candidate for the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Pickens County. For the past 20 years I have worked in the Clerk of Superior Court office here in Pickens County, 11 of those years as the Chief... more
  • Jennifer Edwards Jordan Announces Candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court
  • Rep. Collins Demands Answers From Windstream (2/12/2016)

    Yesterday, Congressman Doug Collins sent a letter to telecommunications provider Windstream regarding their unsatisfactory and substandard service to their customers in the Ninth District of Georgia. Congressman Collins is requesting information from the company, which received government money from... more
  • Rep. Collins Demands Answers From Windstream
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