PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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
Sponsored by Stearns Bank and Dough Boys Cakes & Catering providing the food. The theme was Hot Dogs in Paradise with all guest receiving leis. A handful of games offered for children and adults before the Cow-A-Bunga Contest. ...
Several local beekeepers extracted honey this week making it plentiful at the market once again. Buying honey from local beekeepers, people you know and trust, is really the only way to be sure you are getting pure raw honey. Is honey good for you? The internet can give you any answer you want b... more
Saturday, June 20th at 11 a.m.
There is nothing more enjoyable to a Southerner than a large glass of "sweet" tea and a "mater" sandwich. Add friends and family and make it a picnic and you have the perfect day. On Saturday, June 20 at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper beginning at 11 a.m., you are invited to a really c... more
For a child who is hungry, every breakfast, every lunch, every dinner counts! MUST Ministries, in conjunction with True Vine Church, in Jasper, is on a mission to provide summer lunches to children in Pickens County. Volunteers donate food, pack lunches, and drive lunches to numerous places... more
Public Encouraged to Attend Meeting on June 18th
A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT proposed project to add an eastbound passing lane to State Route (SR) 53 east of Jasper is scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Foothills Community Church, located at 13724 Highway 53 in Marbl... more
Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Eagle's Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
Mt. Oglethorpe, GA…The summer solstice will be celebrated on Sunday, June 21st starting at 2pm with bluegrass music by The 8th of January playing in Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe. Bluegrass Band…The 8th of January The band will be playing original, traditional and progressive blue... more
Items of Discussion: Grant – Renee Dotson (County Extension Agent / Coordinator); Update on Roads List; Update on future water line installation ...
BB Fuzz, the fuzziest guy in show business, kicked off the Pickens County Library's Summer Reading Club! ...
We were unable to video the June 2015 Nelson City Council meeting. The FY 2016 budget was presented (follow link). A public hearing will be scheduled later this month....
34 Teams participated in 23rd Annual John Davis Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc., which is held each year at Bent Tree Golf Course. The John Henry Davis, Sr. Veterans Award was presented to Newcombe Wasson, and the Evelyn Hice-Griffin Community Service Award was present...
Recognition of Boy Scouts of Pickens County, 2014 Annual Audit Presentation by Rushton & Company, LLC and Downtown Alliance Presentation by Amy Leake and Jackie Dunn, and SPLOST Project Contractor were some items of discussion....
(Atlanta, Ga.) – "The kidney is doing fabulous, 72-year-old Donald Thomas told reporters today, as he was about to be discharged from Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, after a successful kidney transplant. The procedure was done by Piedmont Transplant Institute, courtesy of kidney donor, 22-year-old Maria... more
The Pickens Retired Educators Association (PCREA} held its final meeting of the 2014-15 school year on May 13th at United Community Bank. In the absence of Chaplin Chuck Allen, Mr. Gene Berry led in the invocation and the devotional for the day. An outstanding lunch was provided by ladies from the M... more