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  • Flash Flood Warning for Pickens County (8/7/2013)
    Pickens EOC is operating at level 2
    Pickens County EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is operating at level 2 at 06:00 hrs. Several roads starting to see minor flooding. Flash Flood warning in effect for Pickens County. NWS expects two hours of continuous rain some very heavy. EOC phones 706-253-8978, 706-253-897... more
  • Back to School Sales Tax Holiday (8/5/2013)
    Friday, August 9 through Saturday, August 10, 2013
    The 2013 Georgia Back to School Sales Tax Holiday kicks off this weekend. During the tax holiday weekend, there will be no state or local sales taxes due on personal computers and related accessories having a sales price of $1000 or less. As in previous tax holidays, clothing and shoes up to $10... more
  • Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
  • Renasant Bank donates to Habitat For Humanity Pickens County (8/4/2013)

    Renasant employees were proud to present their check to Habitat for Humanity of Pickens County in support of Habitat’s ministry to improve the quality of life of our Pickens residents by providing affordable housing. This was donation was made possible through weekly employee contributions of “B... more
  • Renasant Bank donates to Habitat For Humanity Pickens County
  • Rains in Portion of County Called A 100 Year Rain Event by the National Weather Service (8/2/2013)
    Message from Bob Howard, Director of Pickens County EMA
    Below is a message from Bob Howard, Director of Pickens County EMA. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our partners and departments that supported public safety in yesterdays floods here in Pickens County. The National Weather Service called yesterdays rains a 100 year rain ev... more
  •  Rains in Portion of County Called A 100 Year Rain Event by the National Weather Service
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER MAKES 2013 DONATIONS (8/2/2013)

    Each year the Optimist Club of Jasper holds three fundraisers which includes pecan sales in November, the 5K Flapjack Run in April and the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament held in May. Funds then are used to support the STAR Banquet and STAR scholarships as well as the annual Citizenship Award an... more
  • OPTIMIST CLUB OF JASPER MAKES 2013 DONATIONS
  • CHIEF B. HEATH MITCHELL ATTENDS GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE 2013 ANNUAL SUMMER TRAINING CONFERENCE (7/31/2013)

    As part of his/her continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Mitchell, of the Nelson Police Department, recently attended the 2013 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Heads of law enforcement agencies fr... more
  • CHIEF B. HEATH MITCHELL ATTENDS GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE 2013 ANNUAL SUMMER TRAINING CONFERENCE
  • Pickens County Emergency Responders Locate Missing Child (7/31/2013)

    The Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to a missing child at approximately 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The child had gone missing from his parents’ home in the Hobson Road area of Jasper Georgia. The initial report indicated that the child was a 3 year old white male. It was also learned tha... more
  • Pickens County Emergency Responders Locate Missing Child
  • Pickens County Schools Transportation Policy Change and Bus Route Information (7/31/2013)

    Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, students riding any Pickens County School System bus will not be allowed to ride any bus other than their regularly assigned bus for AM pick up & PM drop off. Upon enrolling/registering a student, parents must complete a Transportation Request Form indicat... more
  • Pickens County Schools Transportation Policy Change and Bus Route Information
  • Buy the Veggies Wednesday for Salsa This Saturday! (7/30/2013)
    Roasted Red Summer Salsa Recipe by Chef Tony Pisconeri
    Jasper Farmers Market fourth annual salsa contest is happening this Saturday, August 3rd and there is still time to enter either category; Fresh and/or Canned. You can register on line or by phone (706-253-8840) or you can register the day of the event. There is no fee to enter, just check in with ... more
  • Buy the Veggies Wednesday for Salsa This Saturday!
  • Fractures in Dogs and Cats (7/30/2013)
    Kristen Parker, DVM Wayside Animal Hospital
    Broken bones seem to cause more panic in pet owners than most other injuries, and it’s easy to see why. The pet is typically in a lot of pain, and he or she may have a leg that bends where it shouldn’t or rests at a very odd angle. Not every fracture is this easy to identify, and sometimes your pet ... more
  • Fractures in Dogs and Cats
  • Four Legged Love From Mowgli (7/29/2013)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider one of the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Mowgli, a beautiful black male flat coated R... more
  • Four Legged Love From Mowgli
  • Pickens Sheriff Office Explorers Attend Annual Explorer Association State Conference (7/29/2013)
    PSO Explorer Justin Morris was elected as the Regional Vice President
    During the weekend of July 26th to July 28th, the Pickens Sheriff Office Explorers - Post 800 attended the annual Explorer Association State Conference. The event was held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia and explorers from all over the state attended. Pickens Exp... more
  • Pickens Sheriff Office Explorers Attend Annual Explorer Association State Conference
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill Celebrates Fourth Anniversary (7/29/2013)
    Nearly 1 Million Veterans, Servicemembers and Families Benefit
    (WASHINGTON) – Thursday, August 1, marks the fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. VA has issued approximately $30 billion in Post 9/11 GI-Bill benefit payments since its inception in August 2009 and helped nearly 1 million Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families pursue their education.... more
  • Piedmont’s five hospitals achieve accreditation as Chest Pain Center (7/26/2013)

    (Atlanta, Ga.) – All five of Piedmont Healthcare’s hospitals have achieved accreditation as Chest Pain Centers from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to cre... more
  • Piedmont’s five hospitals achieve accreditation as Chest Pain Center
  • WOODSTOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT CONCLUDES INTERNAL K-9 INVESTIGATION (7/26/2013)

    The Woodstock Police Department released the following press release on the completion of the investigation of the death of K-9 Spartacus at home of his handler in Pickens County. The Pickens Sheriff’s Office worked very closely with the Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office throu... more
  • WOODSTOCK POLICE DEPARTMENT CONCLUDES INTERNAL K-9 INVESTIGATION
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