PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/25/2017)

    A Royal Evening at the annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains hosted by Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice and Rotary of Jasper. Proceeds benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice. Pickens County nominees crowned King & Queen. Congratulations Lonnie & Amy!...
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • NOTICE: Pickens County Water & Sewer Maintenance in the Jerusalem Area (2/24/2017)
    Work will begin on February 27, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
    Pickens County Water & Sewer Authority will be doing MAINTENANCE WORK on the WATER MAIN in the JERUSALEM AREA beginning February 27th at 8:00 a.m. with the duration time undetermined. Normal water service will be restored by 5:00 p.m. if repairs are not complete. Customers listed in the areas be... more
  • NOTICE:  Pickens County Water & Sewer Maintenance in the Jerusalem Area
  • Rabid Raccoon Attacks Pickens County Woman (2/24/2017)
    Health officials warn residents to be wary, take precautions
    A rabid raccoon recently attacked a woman as she was getting into her car in the Bent Tree Community of Jasper, Georgia. On the morning of February 22nd, the woman had walked from her house to her car, when the raccoon came out from underneath the vehicle and started biting her leg. The woman kic... more
  • Rabid Raccoon Attacks Pickens County Woman
  • Pickens Seniors for Change and Education (2/23/2017)
    Hosted by Board of Education Chair and Vice-Chair
    Pickens County Board of Education Chair, Daniel Bell, and Vice-Chair, Delane Lewis hosted a meeting for Pickens Seniors for Change to discuss the upcoming Superintendent search, rolls of the Board of Education, concerns on Seniors paying school taxes, and other issues.... more
  • Pickens Seniors for Change and Education
  • Casino/Bingo Night to benefit PCAP (2/22/2017)

    Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) will hold a Casino/Bingo Night fundraiser at Bent Tree’s Tamarack Lodge on March 18 from 7 to 10:30 pm. “Betting on a Better Future” is PCAP’s Spring event, reflecting the fact that its programs are designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and prepare the... more
  • Casino/Bingo Night to benefit PCAP
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce February Business After Hours (2/22/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The February Business After Hours was hosted by The Barn at Dunn Manor... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce February Business After Hours
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/20/2017)

    I returned to the State Capitol and went back to work on Monday, February 13, to complete legislative day 20 by the end of the week, meaning we reached the halfway mark of the session. We have 20 legislative days remaining to complete our business, and “Crossover Day” is rapidly approaching. As ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Behind the Scenes with Tater Patch Players (2/18/2017)
    Preparations being made for The Taming of the Shrew
    When you attend The Taming of the Shrew at the Tater Patch Players Theater next month, you will immediately notice several things that come together to make the play as romantic and comical as it is classic. You will see the stage, unlike any stage you have ever seen, whimsical and fun, with differ... more
  • Behind the Scenes with Tater Patch Players
  • Free Piano Concert at Holy Family (2/16/2017)

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is pleased to present its Organist/Choirmaster, John King Carter, in concert on Sunday, February 19 at 3:30 P.M. John's program will include works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Bolcom. John Carter is a native of Greenville, Alabama, where his family has lived ... more
  • Free Piano Concert at Holy Family
  • Koby Milner First 3-Time State Wrestling Champion at PHS (2/16/2017)

    The Pickens County Wrestling Team competed at the traditional state tournament this past weekend. Koby Milner dominated the 120 lb. weight class to become the first 3-time state champion from Pickens High School. Koby will finish his senior season as the most decorated wrestler in school history... more
  • Koby Milner First 3-Time State Wrestling Champion at PHS
  • Nelson City Council February 2017 (2/16/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. January 2, 2017 Council Meeting b. January 19, 2017 Work Session 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk Report (Tina M. Monaghan) 6. Unfinished Business a. Vote to approve the purchase of ... more
  • Nelson City Council February 2017
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists (2/16/2017)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) is pleased to recognize the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists. For over 25 years the Optimists have recognized the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR Finalists with the largest and most ... more
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2017 (2/16/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda IV. Approval of Agenda V. Employee Recognition VI. Finance Report VII. Consent Agenda A. Signed forms pertinent to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s approval of application for funding and Subgrant... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2017
  • When We Know Better, We Do Better! (2/16/2017)

    On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Pickens Family Connection Collaborative participants from over thirty local and state agencies assembled to learn more about Collaborations for Resiliency in Children, a local nonprofit with offices in Pickens, Cherokee, Gilmer and Fannin counties. Collaborations ... more
  • When We Know Better, We Do Better!
  • PACA Hosting Youth Art Month in March (2/15/2017)
    Exhibit on display March 23-25, 2017
    Creative works from Pickens County art students in grades K through 12 will be on display at The Pickens County Community Center on Camp Road. This multi-media exhibit, sponsored by Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA) highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council fo... more
  • PACA Hosting Youth Art Month in March
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