PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Town of Talking Rock Council March April Meeting (Video) (4/5/2016)

    Discussion on Town Truck, Park Grant, and Trade Days. ...
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March April Meeting (Video)
  • Jasper City Council April 2016 (Video) (4/4/2016)

    Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig donated $5,000 from JEEPFEST for JYSA; Speed bumps on Ridgewood Road tabled until next month; Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell address viral Walmart cart racing video....
  • Jasper City Council April 2016 (Video)
  • Nelson City Council April 2016 (Video) (4/4/2016)

    Some council members opted to not send Police Chief Mark Riehl to police training and this resulted in his post certification being suspended. Jackie Jarrett is no longer the Mayor Pro Tem after Mike Haviland initiated vote for a new one. Tina Mohnaghan was elected....
  • Nelson City Council April 2016 (Video)
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens (4/2/2016)

    40 Vendors setup for Opening Day at the Jasper Farmers Market. The market is on Saturday mornings from April to October at the Park n' Ride in Lee Newton Park in Jasper....
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens
  • No April Fooling! It's Bear Time! (4/2/2016)
    Video
    No April Fooling! After the neighborhood dogs have been in a uproar all week, the reason is now clear (unlike the window). This week, the bear has been breaking in a shed that once was where cats were fed over the years. Guess it finally figured there was no longer food there and tried for any l... more
  • No April Fooling!  It's Bear Time!
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with Two Books by Local Poet Jenny Kathleen Wilkie (4/1/2016)
    Video of Jenny reading poem 'Evermore'
    20 years ago, the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month with the goal to highlight American poets, encourage the reading of poems, bring poetry into classrooms, and inspire publication of poe... more
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month with Two Books by Local Poet Jenny Kathleen Wilkie
  • North Georgia Falcons Football Team Information Meeting (4/1/2016)
    April 2 at 1 pm in Canton
    The North Georgia Falcons Football Team is looking for middle and high school aged boys in Canton, Cherokee County and north Georgia area to join its 2016 team. The team is looking for boys to fill "several key positions, including kickers," said Coach Roger McDaniel. Those interested in parti... more
  • North Georgia Falcons Football Team Information Meeting
  • Jasper Farmers Market to Open April 2 (3/31/2016)
    New Vendors Welcome
    Have you ever thought that you might like to be a vendor at the farmers market? Do you have a hobby or a talent that you would like to share with others? Try out a possible business venture? Family project to earn some fun money? Or just make new friends, support community and do something differen... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market to Open April 2
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month (3/30/2016)

    April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Robert Jones, Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock, and Larry Ray, Mayor of Nelson signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working wit... more
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month
  • Francis Needs a Furever Home (3/30/2016)

    Hi, I'm Francis, a 37lbs heartworm negative sweet girl. I was found tied up behind a house earlier this month. The nice people here got me spayed already so I'm ready for a fureva home. Please come see me! Adoption Fees: $90 Dogs, $100 Puppies, Kittens $50, & Cats $25. Adoption fee incl... more
  • Francis Needs a Furever Home
  • Pickens Community Garden Wants Your Leaves (3/30/2016)

    Donate your unwanted leaves to the Pickens Community Garden, founded by Andy Kippenhan and Jan O'Kelley. The first garden is located between CARES For Pickens County and the Community Thrift Store. There is a sign showing where to drop off your bag of leaves. Their goal is to demonstrate permanen... more
  • Pickens Community Garden Wants Your Leaves
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Generates $48 Million for Local and State Economy (3/30/2016)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital generated more than $48 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2014, according to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association. The report also found that, during the same period, uncompensated care cost Piedmont Mountainside more than $5 million whil... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Generates $48 Million  for Local and State Economy
  • Public Meeting on Mountain Bike Trails (3/30/2016)
    Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
    Mountain bikers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone interested in the trails at the Talking Rock Nature Preserve are invited to a meeting Tuesday, April 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room of the county admin building on East Church Street. The meeting will be an open ... more
  • Public Meeting on Mountain Bike Trails
  • Who Will Be Standing Before The Judge? (3/30/2016)

    This year Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will once again bring before "Judge" Jeff Downing a number of Pickens County community leaders to answer the "charges" being brought against them. The detainees will be picked up by a sheriff’s deputy or Jasper city police officer and broug... more
  • Who Will Be Standing Before The Judge?
  • Vietnam 50th Flag Raising (3/29/2016)

    The Vietnam 50th Commemoration Flag Raising Ceremony was held on the Pickens County Courthouse lawn. Jim Brescia, Vietnam Veteran was the guest speaker. Photos and video....
  • Vietnam 50th Flag Raising
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