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PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Spring Snake Warning (3/17/2014)

    Spring is around the corner (...we hope!). This Georgia Winter has truly been one for the record books. What does this mean for our snake population? As mentioned in our last Snake Warning, snake activity does NOT stop during the Winter but does drastically reduce. Snakes like to ride out the c... more
  • Spring Snake Warning
  • Tour of Homes Gala Auction on April 26th (3/17/2014)

    The Big Canoe Tour of Homes is the annual event in Big Canoe which unites our community for a common cause – to raise funds to support the many charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson counties. The money raised in 2013 has been disbursed and as the thank you notes come in, it is both heartwar... more
  • Tour of Homes Gala Auction on April 26th
  • Wildwood Donates to Pickens County Special Olympics (3/17/2014)

    Each year during the Christmas holiday, Wildwood Christian Academy presents a free Live Nativity and light show for the community. In 2012, attendees asked to give donations and Wildwood in turn, donated those to Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center. This year, Wildwood designated Pickens Count... more
  • Wildwood Donates to Pickens County Special Olympics
  • Harmony Elementary Wins Pickens County Math Bowl (3/14/2014)

    Harmony Elementary math students gathered on Saturday at Hill City Elementary to compete against other K-5 students in a math bowl competition. The students solved problems and anxious parents waited while their students competed. Pictured are HES winners: Kindergarten: Micah Newton and Emi... more
  • Harmony Elementary Wins Pickens County Math Bowl
  • MAKE YOUR MARK FOR WILDLIFE WITH GEORGIA’S TAX CHECKOFF (3/14/2014)

    Georgia's rare animals and plants need your help. And one of the easiest, most effective ways to provide it is when filing your state income taxes. Here’s how it works. From sea turtles to swallow-tailed kites, the conservation of nongame wildlife, rare plants and natural habitats in Georgia is su... more
  • MAKE YOUR MARK FOR WILDLIFE WITH GEORGIA’S TAX CHECKOFF
  • STATEWIDE TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENS MARCH 22 (3/14/2014)

    Springtime hunters are eagerly preparing for the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The highly anticipated day is Saturday, Mar. 22 and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. “One of the best areas o... more
  • STATEWIDE TURKEY HUNTING SEASON OPENS MARCH 22
  • Mayor Weaver and Commissioner Jones Present SPLOST 2014-2010 (3/13/2014)
    Presentation at the Pickens Chamber Breakfast (video)
    The entire focus of the 2014 SPLOST is giving the citizens of Pickens County and its municipalities of Jasper, Talking Rock and Nelson the infrastructure and services to improve their quality of life. The 2014 SPLOST is projected to generate $30,000,000 in revenue from July 1,2014 - June 30,2020...
  • Mayor Weaver and Commissioner Jones Present SPLOST 2014-2010
  • Frequently Asked Alcohol Questions Answered by the Department of Revenue Alcohol Division (3/12/2014)
    Server Permits Process In Review in Pickens County
    Earlier in March, the Pickens County Beer and Wine Board held their quarterly meeting with Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig addressing the Server Permits process. The concerns are that one of the grounds to deny a permit is a crime of moral turpitude, which is not defined in law, and there is no appeal... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt-A-Road Program Helps Get Litter Off Our Streets (3/12/2014)

    Adopt-A-Road is a program sponsored by Keep Pickens Beautiful to help get litter off our streets and highways. KPB does this by seeking and supporting individuals or groups, who adopt a portion of a street or highway in our county. These civic minded citizens agree to pick up litter on their adop... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt-A-Road Program Helps Get Litter Off Our Streets
  • Pickens County Receives Flag from ACCG for their 100 Year Celebration (3/12/2014)

    The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is celebrating a century of continuous service of keeping Georgia’s 159 counties working together. Commissioners Jerry Barnes and Rob Jones are showing off the flag given to the county that is on display in the Pickens County Admin Building ... more
  • Pickens County Receives Flag from ACCG for their 100 Year Celebration
  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2014 (3/12/2014)

    Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen, Robin Ferst, and Whereas the mission of The Ferst Foundation is to offer, free, to all pre-school children in Georgia age-appropriate books from the “Read to Me” li... more
  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2014
  • Four Legged Love From Bess (3/11/2014)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hello I am Bess, a beautiful young girl looking for a foreve... more
  • Four Legged Love From Bess
  • Four Legged Love From Sheba (3/11/2014)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Hi, I am Sheba a gentle lady with a calm and sweet personal... more
  • Four Legged Love From Sheba
  • Retired Educators Back in Action (3/11/2014)

    After a two months hiatus, the Pickens County Retired Educators are ready to resume their meetings and activities. The next meeting of the organization will be on March 12, 2014 at United Community Bank's public use room. The luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 with the business session following a... more
  • Retired Educators Back in Action
  • Community invited to get active, ‘Walk with a Doc’ (3/10/2014)

    One in four adults in Pickens County are physically inactive and nearly 25 percent are considered obese, according to a recent health needs assessment by Piedmont Healthcare. To help the community get active and have better access to physicians, Piedmont is piloting a health and group fitness progra... more
  • Community invited to get active, ‘Walk with a Doc’
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