PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Grand Jury Presentment Regarding Forensic Audit of the finances of Pickens County from 2005-12 (9/24/2013)
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    Pursuant to its duty to inspect and inquire as to the financial condition and operation of the county the Grand Jury makes the following recommendations: That the Pickens County Commissioners direct the Chief Financial Officer of Pickens County, as soon as practical, to commission a forensic audi... more
  • Letter sent home to PCMS Students Regarding Student Possibly Sexually Assaulted by Another Student (9/24/2013)

    Dear parents and guardians: We were notified by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office that a student at Pickens County Middle School may have been sexually assaulted by another student on or about Thursday, September 19. The school's administration is cooperating with the Pickens County Sheriff's ... more
  • Letter sent home to PCMS Students Regarding Student Possibly Sexually Assaulted by Another Student
  • Ready for a fun and family oriented show right here in Jasper? (9/24/2013)
    Young Actors Project's "A Bagful of Fables" opens October 11th
    The Young Actors Project (YAP) is polishing another great kid-friendly production that features youth from this area, getting ready for the October 11th opening night. "A Bagful of Fables" tells the stories of Aesop. You may not be familiar with the history of Aesop, but you know his tales - th... more
  • Ready for a fun and family oriented show right here in Jasper?
  • Registration is now open for the Jasper Young Singers! (9/24/2013)

    JYS will hold its next session from October 18 - November 22, 2013, with December holiday performances. Rehearsal times are Fridays 4-6PM. Fees are $80 per 6-week session. (Scholarships and Sibling Discounts Available) Jasper Young Singers is a great ensemble singing opportunity for young peo... more
  • Registration is now open for the Jasper Young Singers!
  • Signs of Fall at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/24/2013)
    And news about extending the season.
    Great mounds of mums added a burst of color to an otherwise drizzly morning and there was lettuce for sale at the market as the first fall vegetables arrived. Many of the vendors have planted fall crops and more have plans to do so. Broccoli, Brussels spouts, spinach, kale and much, much more. Wh... more
  • Signs of Fall at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • CAN THE GOP BE MORE THAN THE PARTY OF 'NO'? (9/23/2013)

    Two outstanding Republicans will be in Jasper on October 8, 2013, to answer that question, John Padgett, the new Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party and Linda Herren, Georgia Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee (RNC) will give their perspectives on the future of the Republican P... more
  • CAN THE GOP BE MORE THAN THE PARTY OF 'NO'?
  • Feedback wanted from JEEPFEST 2013 (9/23/2013)
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  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Presents award to Big Canoe (9/23/2013)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to present the Big Canoe Community with a recycling award to recognize of their efforts in many areas of recycling. Bill Bates, manager of safety and maintenance, has managed the organization of a waste management system that includes single stream recycling, high va... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Presents award to Big Canoe
  • SASSAFRAS LITERARY EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES THE 2013 YOUTH WRITING CONTEST (9/23/2013)

    The annual Sassafras Youth Writing Contest will open on October 1, 2013 and close on November 22, 2013. All Pickens County Middle School and High School students, including private schools and home schooled students are eligible to enter the contest. Entries may be fiction, nonfiction, or poe... more
  • SASSAFRAS LITERARY EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES THE 2013 YOUTH WRITING CONTEST
  • THE TEA PARTY SAYS THAT NOW IS THE TIME TO WAKE UP & GET INFORMED (9/23/2013)

    The Republican GOP Monthly meeting on October 8th will feature John Padgett, GA Republican Party Chairman and Linda Herren, GA National Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee (RNC) and now the Pickens County Tea Party wants to introduce you to another newly elected face representing Geo... more
  • THE TEA PARTY SAYS THAT NOW IS THE TIME TO WAKE UP & GET INFORMED
  • Complete Directory of Top Accredited Online Schools, Online Colleges and Online Universities of 2013 (9/21/2013)

    Online colleges around the nation want to obtain an accredited status for many important reasons. A college’s academic reputation has a great deal to do with its accreditation status. Accreditation also ensures that graduates’ credits will transfer to other colleges, as well as be accepted by potent... more
  • Complete Directory of Top Accredited Online Schools, Online Colleges and Online Universities of 2013
  • Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.7 percent in August (9/19/2013)

    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.0 percent in August a year ago. The dec...
  • Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.7 percent in August
  • Pickens County Planning & Development August 2013 Report (9/19/2013)
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  • Pickens County Planning & Development August 2013 Report
  • Pickens Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic Had Significantly Larger Turnout Than Last Year (9/19/2013)
    110 doses of regular and High Dose Flu Vaccine Administered
    110 doses, compared to 75 last year, of regular and High Dose flu Vaccine were administered at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic yesterday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper. In addition to providing flu shots quickly, safely and conveniently at these Drive-by Clinic... more
  • Pickens Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic Had Significantly Larger Turnout Than Last Year
  • VA Announces Award of Patient-Centered Community Care Contracts (9/19/2013)
    Contracts Provide Expanded Access to Community-based Care
    (WASHINGTON) – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that Veterans will have greater access to quality health care through a new initiative: Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC). “PCCC is an innovative solution that helps VA medical centers continue to provide quality care effi... more
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