PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with Two Books by Local Poet Jenny Kathleen Wilkie (4/1/2016)
    Video of Jenny reading poem 'Evermore'
    20 years ago, the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month with the goal to highlight American poets, encourage the reading of poems, bring poetry into classrooms, and inspire publication of poe... more
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with Two Books by Local Poet Jenny Kathleen Wilkie
  • North Georgia Falcons Football Team Information Meeting (4/1/2016)
    April 2 at 1 pm in Canton
    The North Georgia Falcons Football Team is looking for middle and high school aged boys in Canton, Cherokee County and north Georgia area to join its 2016 team. The team is looking for boys to fill "several key positions, including kickers," said Coach Roger McDaniel. Those interested in parti... more
  • North Georgia Falcons Football Team Information Meeting
  • Jasper Farmers Market to Open April 2 (3/31/2016)
    New Vendors Welcome
    Have you ever thought that you might like to be a vendor at the farmers market? Do you have a hobby or a talent that you would like to share with others? Try out a possible business venture? Family project to earn some fun money? Or just make new friends, support community and do something differen... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market to Open April 2
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month (3/30/2016)

    April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Robert Jones, Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock, and Larry Ray, Mayor of Nelson signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working wit... more
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month
  • Francis Needs a Furever Home (3/30/2016)

    Hi, I'm Francis, a 37lbs heartworm negative sweet girl. I was found tied up behind a house earlier this month. The nice people here got me spayed already so I'm ready for a fureva home. Please come see me! Adoption Fees: $90 Dogs, $100 Puppies, Kittens $50, & Cats $25. Adoption fee incl... more
  • Francis Needs a Furever Home
  • Pickens Community Garden Wants Your Leaves (3/30/2016)

    Donate your unwanted leaves to the Pickens Community Garden, founded by Andy Kippenhan and Jan O'Kelley. The first garden is located between CARES For Pickens County and the Community Thrift Store. There is a sign showing where to drop off your bag of leaves. Their goal is to demonstrate permanen... more
  • Pickens Community Garden Wants Your Leaves
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Generates $48 Million for Local and State Economy (3/30/2016)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generated more than $48 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2014, according to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association. The report also found that, during the same period, uncompensated care cost Piedmont Mountainside more than $5 million whil... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Generates $48 Million  for Local and State Economy
  • Public Meeting on Mountain Bike Trails (3/30/2016)
    Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
    Mountain bikers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone interested in the trails at the Talking Rock Nature Preserve are invited to a meeting Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room of the county admin building on East Church Street. The meeting will be an open ... more
  • Public Meeting on Mountain Bike Trails
  • Who Will Be Standing Before The Judge? (3/30/2016)

    This year Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will once again bring before "Judge" Jeff Downing a number of Pickens County community leaders to answer the "charges" being brought against them. The detainees will be picked up by a sheriff’s deputy or Jasper city police officer and broug... more
  • Who Will Be Standing Before The Judge?
  • Vietnam 50th Flag Raising (3/29/2016)

    The Vietnam 50th Commemoration Flag Raising Ceremony was held on the Pickens County Courthouse lawn. Jim Brescia, Vietnam Veteran was the guest speaker. Photos and video....
  • Vietnam 50th Flag Raising
  • Flag Raising Ceremony to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War (3/28/2016)

    Sequoyah Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and American Legion Post 149 have partnered for a special Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Flag Raising Ceremony at Noon on Tuesday, March 29 on the Pickens County Courthouse front lawn. Their goal is unified…to give our Vietnam Veterans the ... more
  • Flag Raising Ceremony to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
  • Jasper Fire Department Raffle a Huge Success (3/28/2016)

    The Jasper Fire Department would like to thank everyone who participated in our very successful raffle this month. We hosted the raffle to help raise funds for the family of one of our own who recently passed away. We wanted to do all that we could to help support and care for them during this diffi... more
  • Jasper Fire Department Raffle a Huge Success
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Jared Wiman (3/28/2016)

    Jared Wiman, afreshman in the PHS Concert Band and marched as a mellophone player in the Pride of Pickens Band, is our Band Student of the Week. Jared has worked incredibly hard this year in class and on the field and has become a solid player in our program. His is helpful and friendly to all... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Jared Wiman
  • Pickens Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Inspired 2 Design, LLC (3/28/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Inspired 2 Design, LLC for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Linda Lullie, co-owner with her husband, is a face most Chamber members already recognize. She actively participates in Professional Women of Pickens County and volunteer... more
  • Pickens Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Inspired 2 Design, LLC
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/28/2016)

    On Thursday, March 24, the 2016 legislative session came to an end when the House and Senate completed the 40th and final legislative day, also known as “sine die.” Sine die is a Latin term meaning, “without assigning a day for further meeting.” My translation…”We are done.” When we convened for the... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
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