PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Airport Authority Meeting (Video) (2/16/2016)

    Status: partial horseshoe acquisition; GDOT update...
  • Pickens County Airport Authority Meeting (Video)
  • Home Invasion in Pickens County (2/15/2016)

    Pickens County Georgia, February 15, 2016: This is a follow up update to the earlier release sent this date. On February 15, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Pickens County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting report at 863 Lower Dowda Mill Road, Jasper, Georgia. Upon their arrival they l... more
  • Home Invasion in Pickens County
  • Presidents’ Day is Set Aside to Recognize the February Birthdays of Two of Our Greatest Presidents (2/15/2016)
    George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    An anecdote: What do James Riley and William Wilshire have in common with Abraham Lincoln? James Riley was saved from slavery in Africa by William Wilshire; and Riley went on to do two major things. He founded the town of Wilshire, Ohio and authored a book entitled "Sufferings in Africa," and it ... more
  • Presidents’ Day is Set Aside to Recognize the February Birthdays of Two of Our Greatest Presidents
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County Kick-Off and 5th Annual BINGO Fundraiser (2/15/2016)

    On Saturday, February 20, 2016 we will Kick-Off the 2016 Relay Family Reunion by hosting a Pot Luck luncheon at the Dean Center located at Amicalola EMC at 544 GA Hwy 515 in Jasper, Georgia. The Kick-Off party is open and free to everyone in the community to come out and enjoy some great food and fu... more
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County  Kick-Off and 5th Annual BINGO Fundraiser
  • Georgia Mountain Brass Quintet in Concert at Holy Family (2/14/2016)

    The Georgia Mountain Brass Quintet, under the leadership of Dr. Carl McCurdy, will play a free concert at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family on Sunday, February 21 at 3:30 P.M. The program will feature eclectic examples of brass music – classical, military, civil war, hymn tunes, and opera exc... more
  • Georgia Mountain Brass Quintet in Concert at Holy Family
  • PSO Sgt. Rick Hales Involved in Accident on Hwy 515 (2/14/2016)

    Early this morning, Pickens Sheriff's Office Sgt. Rick Hales was involved in an accident on Hwy 515 near Noah drive. Rick is still in ICU being evaluated with a broken femur and is being checked for other possible injuries. He has regained some feeling in his lower extremities but doctors are contin... more
  • PSO Sgt. Rick Hales Involved in Accident on Hwy 515
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/14/2016)

    It was the usual busy week in the legislature. “Whew!” is what I was thinking until Wednesday afternoon and night when we got the news that one of our troopers was shot in the line of duty and that long pause, that evening we heard it was one of our neighbors. Our busy lives were put on hold while w... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rocky Collins (2/13/2016)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces artist Rocky Collins, a Jasper native and relatively new original oil painter. During a snow storm last winter, Rocky stumbled across oil paints, and now a year later his art covers a wall at Studio 54. Rocky's paintings feature many different surroundings and subjec... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rocky Collins
  • Jennifer Edwards Jordan Announces Candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court (2/12/2016)

    My name is Jennifer Edwards Jordan. I would like to formally announce myself as a Republican Candidate for the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Pickens County. For the past 20 years I have worked in the Clerk of Superior Court office here in Pickens County, 11 of those years as the Chief... more
  • Jennifer Edwards Jordan Announces Candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court
  • Rep. Collins Demands Answers From Windstream (2/12/2016)

    Yesterday, Congressman Doug Collins sent a letter to telecommunications provider Windstream regarding their unsatisfactory and substandard service to their customers in the Ninth District of Georgia. Congressman Collins is requesting information from the company, which received government money from... more
  • Rep. Collins Demands Answers From Windstream
  • First Event of the Young Professionals of Pickens County Held (2/11/2016)

    The Young Professionals of Pickens County, a program of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, hosted their first event of 2016 on January 21 at Sharp Mountain Vineyards. With over 21 attendees, young professionals spent the evening networking, enjoying the beautiful venue, and discussing the futur... more
  • First Event of the Young Professionals of Pickens County Held
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2016 (Video) (2/11/2016)

    Jasper Elementary School had the highest ADA percentage for the month of December (94.64). A decision has not been made on school make up days at this time....
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2016 (Video)
  • Habitat Honors Resigning Directors and Welcomes New Ones (2/10/2016)

    Steve Greenwell president of Habitat for Humanity Pickens County presents a Certificate of Appreciation to resigning director and committee chair Judy Harvey. Judy’s first volunteer task with Habitat was painting the interior of a home. Subsequently, Judy performed other chores during constructio... more
  • Habitat Honors Resigning Directors and Welcomes New Ones
  • PHS Advisement Sessions for Rising 10th-12th Grade Students (2/10/2016)
    February 22 & March 1
    Pickens High School will be conducting Advisement sessions for rising 10th-12th grade students and parents/guardians on February 22, 2016 and March 1, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Parents will be contacted by his/her student’s advisor for an appointment time. If you have any questions, please call P... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 Report (2/10/2016)

    # Permits 53 in January 2016 51 in January 2015 # Site Built Homes 4 in January 2016 2 in January 2015 Permit Revenue $8,325 in January 2016 $6,010 in January 2015 # Inspections 91 in January 2016 73 in January 2015 Foothills IGA continues to use the One Day Special Event f... more
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