PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Vegetables Plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Markets (7/20/2016)

    It used to be that if you didnít get to the farmers market early the vegetables would all be sold out, except for a few squash or cucumbers. If you did find what you wanted you bought it then, before you had walked around to see what all of the other vendors had, fearing it might be gone when you ... more
  • Vegetables Plentiful at the Jasper Farmers Markets
  • Economic Developer Presents Dynamic Program During Chamber Breakfast (7/19/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held July 12th with over 150 in attendance. All attendees were invited to come early or stay late to check out our Church Showcase, a program in which Church Chamber members are invited to showcase their church, services, and outreach programs. Madeline's Caf... more
  • Economic Developer Presents Dynamic Program During Chamber Breakfast
  • Mary Ann's Awarded Pickens Chamber Small Business of the Month (7/19/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the July Small Business of the Month, Mary Ann's. A framed certificate was awarded to Mary Ann Garner, Owner, at the July Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Melissa Jordan of Community Bank of Pickens County, sponsor of the Business ... more
  • Mary Ann's Awarded Pickens Chamber Small Business of the Month
  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Health Clinic (7/18/2016)
    July 19
    Prepare your child for the upcoming school year! The Pickens County Health Department will conduct a BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Health Clinic on Tuesday, July 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The health department is located at 60 Health Way in Jasper. This is the One-Stop Spot fo... more
  • BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH Health Clinic
  • The Hot Biscuit Run (7/16/2016)
    Avery Franklin Overall Winner
    Male and Overall Winner: Avery Franklin (21:26); Female Winner: Savannah Rice (21:57); Results...
  • The Hot Biscuit Run
  • Tater Patch Players Production Canceled This Weekend Due to Cast Member Illness (7/15/2016)

    Tater Patch Patrons, we regret to tell you that one of our actors has become ill and we have to cancel all three performances (July 15, 16 & 17) of The Fox on the Fairway this weekend. We are offering to reschedule all those who already have tickets to next weekend (or refund them). If you were pl... more
  • Tater Patch Players Production Canceled This Weekend Due to Cast Member Illness
  • Pickens County Board of Education July 2016 (Video) (7/14/2016)

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  • Pickens County Board of Education July 2016 (Video)
  • Dollar General Trying Again For Location at Cove and Grandview Roads (7/13/2016)
    Site plan to replace Jasper Junction; Petition started
    On July 1st, Pickens County Planning & Development department received civil plans to build Dollar General Store #17892 at the corner of Cove and Grandview Roads. The location is best known as Jasper Junction, but currently home to the new business Zoo-Ology. A group of concerned citizens are act... more
  • Dollar General Trying Again For Location at Cove and Grandview Roads
  • Free Rex From The Animal Shelter (7/13/2016)

    Rex has been incarcerated at overcrowded Pickens County Animal Shelter since January of this year. This 5 year old, 53 pound felon has proven to be a model inmate, except for his fence climbing escape attempts. Rex's parole officer (a certified dog trainer) has found him to be fully vetted, v... more
  • Free Rex From The Animal Shelter
  • Incomplete Life? Rusty is the Answer! (7/13/2016)

    Does your married, home owner, 2.5 child life still feel incomplete? Do you miss the pitter patter of little feet? Are you the only pet free home on your street? Pickens County Animal Shelter has the solution. Rusty is the 81 pound, fully vetted, 1 year old, family dog that was custom des... more
  • Incomplete Life?  Rusty is the Answer!
  • Pickens County Back to School on August 1st (7/13/2016)
    Open House Dates and School Supply List
    Pickens County Schools resume for the 2016-2017 year on August 1, 2016. Open house for schools will be held on Thursday, July 28th & 29th. Refer to image on the left for specifics. School Supply List for elementary and middle schools are below.

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  • Pickens County Back to School on August 1st
  • The Pickens Report - June 2016 (7/13/2016)

    We have reached the halfway point of Summer break for most students and educational professionals. This time of year, signaled around the holiday celebration of our nation's independence. The celebration in Pickens County consisted of an annual fair, a parade through downtown Jasper, various enterta... more
  • The Pickens Report - June 2016
  • Birds of Prey at the Pickens County Library (7/12/2016)
    Photos from Library's Facebook page
    One July 6, Heather Wilson from Amicalola State Park brought birds of prey to the library for children of all ages. This was just one of many activities planned for children during the library's Summer Reading Program. The photos below are from the library's Facebook page. When you click on a... more
  • Birds of Prey at the Pickens County Library
  • Town of Talking Rock July 2016 Minutes (7/12/2016)
    (unable to video due to conflict)
    Those present were Jim Rutledge, Ralph Dennis. Council Members present were Espey Smith, Cheryl Sams, Jessica Wells, and Mayor Randy Banks. Mayor Banks called the meeting to order. Cheryl made a motion to approve June 7, 2016 Meeting Minutes, seconded by Jessica. Motion carried. Cheryl ma... more
  • Highland Rivers Health Governing Board Elects Officers for 2017 Fiscal Year (7/11/2016)

    The Honorable Allen Wigington, chief judge of the Magistrate Court of Pickens County, was elected chair of the Highland Rivers Health governing board for a second year, at the board's regular meeting in June. His new one-year term as chair began July 1, the start of the agency's 2017 fiscal year. ... more
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