PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Summer Solstice Sound of Drums on Mt. Oglethorpe (6/11/2016)

    Monday, June 20, 2016Öthe sound of drums will be coming from the top of Mt. Oglethorpe in Eagleís Rest Park. Eagle's Rest Park will celebrate the Summer Solstice at 2:00 pm with the Drum Circle of Jasper. The gate at the top of Sanderlin Mt. in Big Canoe will open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for t... more
  • Summer Solstice Sound of Drums on Mt. Oglethorpe
  • Adopt Mutt for America (6/10/2016)

    Are you a salt of the earth, fried chicken and apple pie eating, flag waving American? Would you opt for a bass boat over a yacht? Is your idea of a Country Club a large stick found in the woods? Do you find Labradoodles, Yorkies, and Shih Tzus down right offensive? Pickens County Anima... more
  • Adopt Mutt for America
  • Do You Have Room For Marie? (6/10/2016)

    Little nub tailed Marie came to PCAS on April 19 testing positive for heart worms. Marie had very little hope of living a full happy life, but the good folks at Pickens Animal Shelter found room for Marie, treated her for heartworms and gave her a second chance. Marie is now fully vetted and read... more
  • Do You Have Room For Marie?
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator (6/10/2016)

    Ferst Foundation's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, Americaís largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second time that Ferst Foundation has earned this top distinction in the last se... more
  • Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery Services (6/10/2016)

    Earlier this week, Highland Rivers Health announced the hire of Debbie Strotz, MPA, CARES, as director of operations and recovery services. In this newly created position, Strotz will oversee the agency's mental health, addictive disease and crisis treatment services, while emphasizing a person-cent... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery Services
  • How to Spend $100 at the Jasper Farmers Markets (6/10/2016)

    Why, you may ask, would anyone want to spend $100 at the farmers market? Well, because they would get a free JFM tee shirt if they did before June 18th so there are only two weeks left. And it's a really nice tee shirt and shopping at a farmers market is such a smart thing to do; let everyone know... more
  • How to Spend $100 at the Jasper Farmers Markets
  • Pick Up Ernie on Your Way Home (6/10/2016)

    Your wife called. She wants you to pick up Ernie on your way home tonight. Ernie is a fetching, 30 pound, neutered, brindle Labrador mix waiting for a ride to his forever home. Ernie will make the perfect addition to your home, the peas to your carrots, the Siskel to your Ebert, and the Ernie ... more
  • Pick Up Ernie on Your Way Home
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2016 Report (6/10/2016)

    Permits 86 in May 2016 72 in May 2015 Site Built Homes 16 in May 2016 7 in May 2015 Permit Revenue $15,272.20 in May 2016 $12,221.11 in May 2015 Inspections 145 in May 2016 80 in May 2015 Industrial projects under construction: - Huber in Marble Hill (building addition and new s... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2016 Report
  • TDS Telecomís Parent Company Named to Fortune 500 (6/10/2016)

    Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.(NYSE: TDS), parent company of TDS Telecom and a leading provider of telecommunications services, announced today the company has been named to the Fortune 500, Fortune Magazineís annual ranking of Americaís leading corporations. "TDS is honored to earn membership ... more
  • TDS Telecomís Parent Company Named to Fortune 500
  • CARES Volunteer Drivers Needed (6/9/2016)

    CARES is in critical need of volunteer drivers to pick up food at local grocery stores and/or the Atlanta Food Bank. Light lifting required. On Wednesday, we have to go to the Atlanta Food Bank in north Atlanta in our 14í Izuzu box truck. It is very easy to drive. The Atlanta Food Bank load... more
  • CARES Volunteer Drivers Needed
  • Jasper Lions' Independence Day Celebration Plans Underway (6/9/2016)
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    Since the club was chartered in 1939, the Jasper Lions Club has sponsored and hosted the 4th of July festivities. From the rides, to the food, to the parade, and everything in between, the Lions have brought a fun, "down home" celebration to this community. The theme for this year's celebration ... more
  • Jasper Lions' Independence Day Celebration Plans Underway
  • Municipal Special Elections for Jasper and Nelson (6/9/2016)
    Qualifying from Monday, August 29 - 31, 2016
    Notices for Municipal Special Elections for the City of Jasper and City of Nelson were received today from Julianne Roberts, Supervisor of the Pickens County Elections and Registration. Both elections will be on November 8, 2016. The Municipal Special Election for a Jasper City Council seat shal... more
  • Municipal Special Elections for Jasper and Nelson
  • Chattahoochee Tech Graduates Prepare for the Next Step in Life (6/7/2016)

    Chattahoochee Technical College honored more than 2,800 graduates of the stateís largest technical college during a commencement ceremony held Monday, June 6, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Representing graduates from the summer 2015, fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, more than 400 gr... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Graduates Prepare for the Next Step in Life
  • Town of Talking Rock Council June 2016 Meeting (Video) (6/7/2016)

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  • Town of Talking Rock Council June 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • Jasper City Council June 2016 (Video) (6/6/2016)

    Allison Boyle resigned from the city council. A proclamation to show appreciation for her service was presented by the Mayor and Council...
  • Jasper City Council June 2016 (Video)
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