PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Help Build a Boys & Girls Club for Pickens County Youth (7/23/2014)

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia are looking for help to raise the last 25% for their new facility at Roper Park. $1.7 million of the 2.3 million has been already raised. This goal could be reached if they could get 500 donors to give $100 per month for 12 months, or any sized donation wo... more
  • Help Build a Boys & Girls Club for Pickens County Youth
  • Pickens County Unofficial Primary Election Results (7/22/2014)

    12 of 12 Precincts 100% Reported in Pickens County in the Primary Election Runoff. United States Senator, Chambliss - REP J. H. 'JACK' KINGSTON 39.15% 1,005 DAVID A. PERDUE 60.85% 1,562 (State Winner) Total Votes 2,567 State School Superintendent - REP MICHAEL L. 'MIKE' BUCK 44.07% 914... more
  • Pickens County Unofficial Primary Election Results
  • GEORGIA SALES TAX HOLIDAY (7/21/2014)
    August 1-2, 2014 & October 3-5, 2014
    The Georgia Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 A.M. on August 1, 2014 and concludes at 12:00 Midnight on August 2, 2014. The following items are exempt: - Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item; - Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software pur... more
  • Host Families Needed For International High School Students (7/21/2014)

    Over 120 high school students from Brazil, China, Columbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand are in need of a host family for the upcoming school semester. Some of the student's programs are for the entire school year, others are for just first semester. All of the students are wa... more
  • Host Families Needed For International High School Students
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting (Video) (7/21/2014)

    Contractural Agreement between PCBOE & SBOE (R. Little), PHS Track Bid (R. Little), Executive Session, Approval of Personnel... more
  • Wish List Items for the Animal Shelter of Pickens County (7/21/2014)
    If you can't adopt, you can still help!
    Below is the Animal Shelter of Pickens County wish list that is also available at Amazon.com (link below) Bleach Odoban - Disinfectant (Home Depot) Dawn Liquid Soap Velocity Dryer Grooming Aprons Floor Cushions for Bathing Tubs Dog Shampoo Dog Deodorizing Spray Tape Worm M... more
  • Wish List Items for the Animal Shelter of Pickens County
  • The Hot Biscuit 5K (7/19/2014)

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  • The Hot Biscuit 5K
  • The Path Grand Opening (7/19/2014)

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  • The Path Grand Opening
  • Edward Jones Opens Office in Jasper, GA (7/17/2014)

    Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individua... more
  • Edward Jones Opens Office in Jasper, GA
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (7/17/2014)
    Presentment of 2013 Audit by Bates, Carter & Company, LLP
    Presentment of 2013 Audit – Bates, Carter & Company, LLP, Pickens County ARC – Letter of Condition - Ben Davis of Rural Development USDA, Consider Request regarding sidewalk partnership, Adoption of Records Retention Policy, Adoption of employee vacation accrual, Adoption of Updated Employee Handboo... more
  • Pickens County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges (7/17/2014)

    (Fairmont, GA) – Thomas Rodriguez, 36, of 191 West Destiny Drive in Fairmont was arrested yesterday and charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography), The arrest was made after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Pickens County Sheriff’... more
  • Berries for Jams and Jellies at the Jasper Farmers Market (7/16/2014)

    Now is a good time to get berries if you would like to enter the Jasper Farmers Market jam and jelly contest that will be held later this fall. There were both blueberries and blackberries at the market this weekend. Jenny Fellenbaum said she had a lot more blackberries to pick and would be ba... more
  • Berries for Jams and Jellies at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Clock Tower Gifts and The Jasper Drug Store Celebrates Heroes Day (7/16/2014)

    "We wanted to say thank you for all you do in our community," sated Jack Dunn owner of Clock Tower Gifts and The Jasper Drug Store. "I want to say another thank you to the community for making the day a real success and calling attention to these community servants," added Dunn. It was a family fu... more
  • Clock Tower Gifts and The Jasper Drug Store Celebrates Heroes Day
  • Four Legged Love From Izzy (7/16/2014)
    One-year-old Welsh corgi, cardigan mix female dog
    A donation to Pickens Animal Rescue in someone’s name would make a wonderful birthday, anniversary, memorial or special occasion present and would help make sure no Buddy is left behind. All donations go to help the pets. Donations are accepted every day at the PAR Rescued Furniture Store. If yo... more
  • Four Legged Love From Izzy
  • KPB Awards July Green Thumb Award (7/16/2014)
    Congratulations to the to the Pendleys of Marble Hill, Georgia
    Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to present the Green Thumb Award for July to the Pendleys of Marble Hill. Roots run deep....for Dolly and Larry Pendley of 3055 Fortner Road in Marble Hill. Dolly has been a resident of Marble Hill all her life. Her home is actually a parcel of land left to her by ... more
  • KPB Awards July Green Thumb Award
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