PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service, in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, created the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program for the 234,000 honorable service Vietnam War veterans of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard in Georgia. During the ...
Beginning on June 1, 2015, the Pickens Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement with the City of Sandy Springs to house inmates. Sheriff Donnie Craig stated "One key item that is always looked at in the operation of the Pickens Sheriff's Office is how we can continue to offer better services to ou... more
Opens on Thursday, June 25th
Is the produce drawer in your refrigerator bulging with green beans and cucumbers? How many ways have you already prepared squash and zucchini this spring? Are your tomatoes already beginning to show that blush of red that signals their almost ready? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... more
(Acworth, Ga.) The Chattahoochee Technical College Board of Directors met Tuesday at the North Metro Campus for the last time in Fiscal Year 2015. The Board, which elects officers each year, elected members Carl A. Moore Sr. and Tyre L. Rakestraw Jr. as the new chairman and vice-chairman. Their term... more
Seventh graders are now required to have the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. Children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 12 must have... more
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 PM
November 2016 seems so far away; but not for the candidates seeking office. They have been busy getting their campaigns off and running; and four newcomers to Georgia politics have thrown their hats into the ring. Mickey Tuck, an electrician from Floyd County, has announced his intention to chal... more
Biggest market so far this year as we get into the peak of the vegetable growing season. That means its time for the Wednesday Jasper Farmers Market. The first day will be this Wednesday morning, June 17th and the hours are the same as the Saturday market; 7:30 until 12 noon. Vegetable gardens ... more
Artwork featured at the Blue Star Gallery
Opening Celebration of Stories of Ordinary Inspiration by Aimee Cribbs at The Blue Star Gallery in downtown Jasper, Georgia. Show runs through July 14, 2015....
Friday, June 19th at Pickens County Middle School
Deep Southern Championship Wrestling is coming to Jasper on Friday Evening, June 19, 2015 with the doors opening for General Admission at 7pm and Event Belltime begins at 8pm. Admission is $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for ages 11 & under. This event will be held at Pickens County Middle School Gym lo... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital invites the residents of Pickens County to attend the upcoming Walk With a Doc event that will combine dietician guidance with your walk. The walk will feature Live Better Pickens' registered dietitian Jenna Prince-Farmer, RDN, on Saturday, June 27 at Lee Newton Park l... more
Summer Art Camp - Explore Art & Music Around the World was an overall fun Art Experience for Children completing 1st - 5th grades. Leslie Babcock and Valerie Boehm, both Professional Artist and Music Teachers, explored various art mediums and music from around the world.The week-long camp was held ...
Architectural Standards Committee: Downtown Alliance Ė Presented to City Council requesting approval for funding of a traffic enhancement study. Request was approved. Gerry, Denise and Mayor drove around Downtown to look at possible remedies of parking issues with signage. Agreed until t... more
Boy Scouts from Talking Rook Troop 1883 on National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6th. Sean Little, Riley Goodman and Brett Menard worked on service projects, lead by Goodman, to clean trails at Fort Mountain State Park. American Hikin... more
In this issue: School's Out, Kids are Out, Watch Out!; Understanding different gasoline grades; Pecan Pie Recipe; South Cherokee Driver's Classes...
Here in Pickens County, citizens are stepping up to improve the quality of life for cats and dogs alike. The Pickens County Animal Shelter as well as Pickens Animal Rescue have become a place where people are welcome and invited to come in and stay a while. Animals are being given a second chanc... more