Ryan Quinton Arrested for Driving Under the Influence This Past Weekend (5/27/2014) Press Releases from Pickens Sheriff's Office and Mr. Quinton's Defense Attorney PSO RELEASE:
Deputies from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have arrested Mr. Ryan Quinton of Jasper, Georgia.
On May 24, 2014 at approximately 01:00 hours, deputies assigned to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Traffic special unit H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traff... more
(Jasper, Ga.) The idea of Little Red Wagons being used in hospitals is not a common concept, but with a special project from Chattahoochee Technical College welding students it will be a practical one at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Welding and Joining Technology Instructor Dave Taylor has been... more
According to preliminary results, Georgia Department of Natural Resources aerial surveys in January and March documented 188 occupied nesting territories, 148 successful nests and 235 young fledged.
Those are the largest totals recorded for each category in decades. Some 40 years ago, this iconic... more
New Park 'Eagle's Rest' Hosting Two Summer Solstice Events (5/25/2014) Sunrise Event and Picnic on June 21, 2014 Eagle’s Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe will host two summer solstice events on June 21, 2014.
At the first event, The Summer Solstice moment at 6:51am, the sun will rise to the sound of music…a singular flute and the sound of drums. It’s that magic moment for reflection and serenity.
The second event... more
On May 14, 2014, E. W. Hightower Lodge #679 F&AM held an open meeting and family night. There were approximately 60 people present. Those present were treated to a great BBQ supper before the meeting.
The special guests of the evening were Brother Arnold Clarence Eaton and Deputy Grand Master of... more
I want to thank everyone who voted on May 20th or earlier during the early voting period. Your passage of the SPLOST referendum on that ballot will enable Pickens County to continue to collect the one cent sales tax and the monies collected over the next six years will be used to improve services an... more
This June more than 400 graduates of Georgia’s largest technical college will be honored in a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Marking the 50th anniversary of graduation ceremonies for what is now Chattahoochee Technical College, approximately 200 graduates are expected to walk in... more
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Pickens County graduates from the 2014 Region 1 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, bus... more
***Unofficial Local Results from the May 20th Primary Election (5/20/2014) Two new board seats with wins by Bell and Lewis; SPLOST passes Below are the unofficial results for our local races and link to the Secretary of State's website to view all the results.
Winners in BOLD
Board of Commissioners District 1
Jerry R. Barnes (I) 1,032
Barry Connelly 578
Board of Education Post 2
Daniel Bell 2,543
Jasper, Georgia in Pickens County in the North Georgia Mountains Blaine, Hinton, Jasper, Ludville, Marble Hill, Nelson, Talking Rock & Tate GA
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