PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Energy Assistance Program Opens for the General Public on December 1st (11/29/2016)

    The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action, Inc. contracts, has announced that the Energy Assistance Program will open for the general public on December 1, 2016. All households participating in the program must provide verification and meet the i... more
  • Energy Assistance Program Opens for the General Public on December 1st
  • Let Local Talent Wrap-up Holiday Shopping (11/25/2016)

    There were a lot more outside vendors at the second Winter Market, selling garden produce, lots of greens, pumpkins for your Thanksgiving pie. There were decorative plants and concrete container succulent gardens. Sunny Side Farms had their truck backed up to the patio selling their grass fed beef... more
  • Let Local Talent Wrap-up Holiday Shopping
  • PHS Poinsettia Sale is Next Week (11/25/2016)
    Sale on November 30, December 1 & 2 from 2-5 p.m.
    With the temps in the 70’s it is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, but here it comes. So, to help put you in the Holiday mood, this year’s crop of Poinsettias at PHS is ready and waiting to help you spread the "Christmas Spirit" around you home. Students in the Agricult... more
  • PHS Poinsettia Sale is Next Week
  • Four Republicans, One Nonpartisan Candidate Enter State District 54 Race (11/23/2016)

    Five candidates have qualified for the December 13, 2016 Special Election for State Senate District 54. Secretary of State Brian Kemp hosted qualifying to fill the seat following Governor Deal's appointment of former state Senator, Charlie Bethel to Georgia’s Court of Appeals. Four Republican ca... more
  • Four Republicans, One Nonpartisan Candidate Enter State District 54 Race
  • Pickens County Fire Host Vehicle Extrication Classes for 60 Students (11/23/2016)

    Pickens County Fire Department recently hosted two state sponsored vehicle extrication classes. Each class consisted of three days of training allowing the students to obtain two different certification levels. These classes were funded by the Georgia Association of EMS as part of a state wide train... more
  • Pickens County Fire Host Vehicle Extrication Classes for 60 Students
  • Triple-Dog-Dare You Contest - Win Tickets to Three Holiday Productions (11/23/2016)
    Contest ends November 25, 2016 at Noon
    UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS to Tara Thompson Gibson was chosen in a random drawing with 106 contestants. ======================================== "I Triple-Dog-Dare You" to let the world know what you're thankful on KnowPickens.com's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (links below). You'll then be... more
  • Triple-Dog-Dare You Contest - Win Tickets to Three Holiday Productions
  • Pickens 4-H’ers Compete at District Project Achievement (11/20/2016)

    Last Saturday, Pickens County 4-H’ers travelled to Union County Middle School to compete at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. This is a challenging event where students are required to choose a topic and build complete presentation using visual aids and a 5-minut... more
  • Pickens 4-H’ers Compete at District Project Achievement
  • Jasper Lion Leslie Miller Elected 18L District Governor (11/19/2016)

    On November 10, The Jasper Lions Club hosted our newly elected 18L District Governor, Leslie Miller. She told us about how The Lions Club has affected her life from an early age. Leslie remembers enjoying 4th of July Celebrations, the Lions Swimming Pool, and County Library in the Lions Building... more
  • Jasper Lion Leslie Miller Elected 18L District Governor
  • Holiday Market In Jasper (11/18/2016)

    The annual Holiday Market & Friday Night Extravaganaza featured 80 vendors in 99 booths at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper, Georgia. The Friday Night Extravaganza is a limited ticketed event that features live music by Sharp Mountain Stings, food, signature cocktail and wine, and early sho...
  • Holiday Market In Jasper
  • Pickens Chamber November Business After Hours (11/18/2016)
    Sponsored by Pampered Chef and Look at Me Now
    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The November Business After Hours was Sponsored by Pampered Chef and L... more
  • Pickens Chamber November Business After Hours
  • EPD Declares Pickens at Drought Level 2 (11/17/2016)
    Further restrictions on outdoor water use
    Based on recommendations by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Gov. Nathan Deal approved a Level 2 Drought Response designation for more than 50 counties. Faced with worsening drought conditions in about three-fourths of the state, 52 counties have been raised to Level 2 Drought Re... more
  • EPD Declares Pickens at Drought Level 2
  • Nelson City Council Special Called Meeting November 2016 (11/17/2016)
    City Manager / City Clerk resigns
    Nelson Council member Tina Monaghan will serve as interim City Manager. Miranda McDowell, City Clerk and City Manager resigned for a new position with the Pickens Sheriff's Office....
  • Nelson City Council Special Called Meeting November 2016
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners November 2016 (11/17/2016)

    Advertisement of FY2017 Proposed Budget approved. Jeremy Jones and Lori Clayton recognized for 10 years of service....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners November 2016
  • 2017 Pickens County Animal Shelter Calendars Now Available (11/16/2016)

    The 2017 Pickens County Animal Shelter Calendars are now available. This calendar features local businesses, the fine staff of PCAS, and of course our PCAS furry friends. 100% of the proceeds from this calendar will benefit the animals of Pickens County Animal Shelter. Calendars are available... more
  • 2017 Pickens County Animal Shelter Calendars Now Available
  • Conda Goodson qualifies for State Senate (11/16/2016)

    On Tuesday, Murray County Republican, Conda Goodson qualified for State Senate District 54. This district includes all of Whitfield and Murray Counties and parts of Gordon and Pickens County. Conda ran in the 2016 primary and has proven to be THE OUTSIDER candidate. Conda is known for standing u... more
  • Conda Goodson qualifies for State Senate

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