| Canning Plant Schedule Change (8/12/2013)|
Wednesday afternoons only for the remainder of August
The Pickens County Canning Plant has changed its schedule to Wednesday afternoons only for the remainder of August. This schedule change takes place each year due to school being back in session.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the staff has had to back up the opening tim... more
| Local 4-Hers participate in Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge (8/9/2013) |
Two of our local 4-Hers are participating in the Youth and Yearling Mustang Challenge (YAY). Andrew Haygood, Junior at Pickens High School and Laney Bledsoe, Freshman at Pickens High School have decided to step up to this challenge and test their “horse skills”.
Youth and Yearling (YAY) is a pro... more
| Four Legged Love From Doc's Pups (8/8/2013) |
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, one of Doc’s Christmas puppies. I a... more
| Phase One Salsa Contest Done (8/8/2013) |
It’s a dog show when Dr. Chester comes to the market. Tiny Chihuahuas to looming GreatDanes, exotic breeds or multifaceted mutts, they are all here for a visit to the vet and they are having so much fun they hardly notice they are getting shots. Cats, on the other hand, in their carriers, look ei... more
| Conditions in Pickens County from Flooding (8/7/2013) |
Work is continuing throughout Pickens County and the City of Jasper to make roadways safe throughout Pickens County. Below is a summary of some of the affected areas throughout Pickens County:
• Hwy 136 East was affected in numerous areas. A Mudslide, several trees in the roadway and water cross... more
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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 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
| 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
| 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
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