PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Deal declares emergency for North Georgia counties (12/24/2015)

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command following severe weather, Gov. Nathan Deal today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens Counties. “Following severe weather that resulted in flooding, damage to roads and prop... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market; That’s all, Folks! (12/24/2015)

    That’s all you will hear from the JFM until 2016, which is just a few days away. In January the annual meeting will take place in the County Extension Building at 10:00 AM on the last Saturday. All vendors will want to come to contribute their input as to how the market is run and what the rules ar... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market; That’s all, Folks!
  • Minor to Moderate Flooding in Pickens (12/24/2015)

    Pickens County is currently working on several mud slides and some limited minor to moderate flooding, as well as helping several individuals with concerns of flooding around their homes according to Rodney D Buckingham, Deputy Director Pickens County Emergency Management. This morning around 5:... more
  • Minor to Moderate Flooding in Pickens
  • Athens Regional Health System and Piedmont Healthcare to Enter Exclusive Discussions (12/21/2015)

    Recently, the Athens Regional Health System’s Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of exploring a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare. Earlier this year, officials with Athens Regional announced they would be seeking a strategic partner to best position the system for the future of he... more
  • Ribbon Cutting for new Quick Burger Owners (12/21/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Quick Burger Jasper for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and new Chamber membership. Quick Burger Jasper is not a new face to Jasper; however, they have made some changes in the past few months. If you have visited recently, you ma... more
  • Ribbon Cutting for new Quick Burger Owners
  • Appalachian Trail District Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Banquet (12/20/2015)

    Recently, several adult leaders in Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs throughout Cherokee and Pickens counties were recognized for their dedication and efforts at the Appalachian Trail District Banquet. This annual banquet was held on December 3, 2015 at Canton First United Methodist Church. D... more
  • Appalachian Trail District Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Banquet
  • Auxiliary Hosts Christmas Party for Sheriff’s Office (12/20/2015)

    December 15 marked a special night for the employees of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office as the Auxiliary Unit hosted a party for the people who give to the citizens year-round. More than 150 employees, their families and ACES (Appalachian Children's Emergency Shelter) kids laughed, shared a meal... more
  • Auxiliary Hosts Christmas Party for Sheriff’s Office
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Recap (12/20/2015)
    Coco's Cottage awarded Small Business of the Month
    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held December 8th with over 175 in attendance. Bojangles' catered a delicious breakfast and ETC Communications, LLC was the breakfast sponsor. Dave Garner, of ETC Communications, LLC, spoke about all the changes in mobile media programs and what ETC is doing to i... more
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Recap
  • Pickens County 4-H Recognized For Numerous Awards at N. Cloverleaf Competition (12/20/2015)

    On Saturday, December 5th, eight local elementary students boarded a bus to travel to Blairsville to compete against students from nine different counties in the 2015 4-H North District Cloverleaf Competition. After researching their respective projects and practicing their speeches it was time... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Recognized For Numerous Awards at N. Cloverleaf Competition
  • Title III Night at Jasper Elementary School (12/20/2015)

    Pickens County School system was pleased to host its annual Title III night at Jasper Elementary School on November 3, 2015. The night's theme was "Language and Literacy" and focused on learning English as the key to student success. At the same time, literacy in the home language was stressed as... more
  • Title III Night at Jasper Elementary School
  • Optimists Support Their Community (12/18/2015)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper has the mission of "bringing out the best in kids" and one of the ways that they accomplish their mission is to support local organizations that provide services to the youth of our community. On Thursday, December 17, 2015 the club provided two donations to the Boys and... more
  • Optimists Support Their Community
  • KPB's Bring One For The Chipper (12/17/2015)
    January 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Keep Pickens Beautiful annual 'Bring One For The Chipper' Christmas Tree Recycling event will be held on January 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on r... more
  • KPB's Bring One For The Chipper
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Kayla Roberts (12/17/2015)

    Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Kayla Roberts. Kayla is currently a Sophomore in the band program and plays flute and piccolo. She is active in the marching band and Symphonic Band and was recently appointed Flute Section Leader for the marching band for the next school year. ... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Kayla Roberts
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2015 (Video) (12/17/2015)

    Special Events Permit presented; Employees recognized for years of service; FY2016 Budget approved; Dollar General rezoning request denied....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2015 (Video)
  • Pickens High School Performs Safety Check of Students Entering School (12/17/2015)

    At the close of the school day on Wednesday, December 161h, PSO School Resource Officers and Pickens High School administrators were made aware of some writings on the wall of a bathroom that were threatening in nature. Both the school system and the sheriff's office launched an immediate investigat... more
  • Pickens High School Performs Safety Check of Students Entering School
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