PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PETOBERFEST (10/30/2016)

    PetoberFest is an annual event with a costume contest along with pet adoptions, pet vaccinations, K-9 Demonstrations, Games, Raffle Prizes, and more. Benefits Be-Paws We Care, Inc. - Low Cost Spay & Neutering for low income families. ...
  • PETOBERFEST
  • Standoff in Pickens County Ended (10/29/2016)
    Twin Mountain Lakes couple sets fire to their home after 7 hours of negotiations
    Following 7 hours of negotiations, Mr. Tony Pettigrew and Mrs. Robin McDaniel Pettigrew fled the back door of their residence after setting a fire in the home. After they fled the back door, SWAT team members were able to apprehend both individuals without any further incident or injuries. Both s... more
  • Standoff in Pickens County Ended
  • 2017 Citizen of the Year Nominations Underway (10/28/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC, which will be presented Saturday, January 21 during the Pickens County Winter Ball at the Tate House. The Citizen of the Year Award was crea... more
  • 2017 Citizen of the Year Nominations Underway
  • Campfire Restriction in Place on Georgia Wildlife Management Areas (10/28/2016)

    Until further notice, hunters and visitors to the WMAs named must refrain from building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire (note: commercially available fuel stoves are excluded from restriction):...
  • Campfire Restriction in Place on Georgia Wildlife Management Areas
  • Georgia DOT Wants Your Two Cents in Project to Improve Hwy. 136 in Pickens (10/28/2016)
    Public Open House on November 3, 2016 from 5 until 7 p.m.
    A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT proposed project to improve State Route (SR) 136 in Pickens County is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pickens County Administrative Offices, located at 1266 East Church Street in t... more
  • Georgia DOT Wants Your Two Cents in Project to Improve Hwy. 136 in Pickens
  • Last Weekend for Halloween Fun! (10/28/2016)
    Tricks, Trunks, Treats, Haunts, Zombies, Costume Contests, and more
    There's something for everyone, including your pets, to celebrate Halloween in Pickens County. Trick or Treat will be on Halloween Day, October 31st in Pickens County, starting with businesses giving out treats in downtown Jasper from 4 to 6 p.m. Trick or Treat county wide ends at 8 p.m. Show ... more
  • Last Weekend for Halloween Fun!
  • One Ending Another Beginning At the Jasper Farmers Market (10/28/2016)

    Saturday was sunny, but a cool wind threatened canopies and discouraged customers so we are hoping for a nicer day next week for the Last Day Thank You Party. Come out and join us for free refreshments including hot coffee and cider. The vendors will be set up to sell so there should be some pr... more
  • One Ending Another Beginning At the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Polls Open Tomorrow For Saturday Voting (10/28/2016)
    Vote on October 29th from 9 am to 4pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration
    On Saturday, October 29, 2016, the polls will be open in all 159 Georgia counties for individuals to cast their ballots early leading up to Election Day on November 8, 2016. Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages all voters to take advantage of Georgia's advance voting period, which includes this ... more
  • Polls Open Tomorrow For Saturday Voting
  • Changing Lanes October 2016 Newsletter (10/27/2016)
    Halloween Safety Tips
    Changing Lanes Newsletter features: Halloween Safety, Winterize Your Vehicle, Baltimore Crab Cakes Recipe, The Dangers of Texting While Driving, and more....
  • Changing Lanes October 2016 Newsletter
  • Federal Legislation Forcing Program Changes at Burnt Mountain Center (10/27/2016)
    Donations and Volunteers with skills in crafts, music, cooking, sewing or other life skills are needed.
    On October 13, 2016 Debbie Rooker, Director of Burnt Mountain Center, informed the Jasper Lions Club about many changes to be made in BMC programming. For 35 years, Burnt Mountain has been a Work Activity Center. Clients were given jobs appropriate for their skill level in the protected environment ... more
  • Federal Legislation Forcing Program Changes at Burnt Mountain Center
  • Leadership Pickens Class of 2016-17 Builds Community and Friendships at Retreat (10/26/2016)

    "Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less," stated Dr. Brendan Leahy quoting John Maxwell as he kicked off the Leadership Pickens Retreat. Some 23 class members and 9 Chamber leaders took part in the opening session at the J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development in Athens. ... more
  • Leadership Pickens Class of 2016-17 Builds Community and Friendships at Retreat
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners October 2016 (10/20/2016)

    Roger Mulkey with the Road Department was recognized for his 10 Years of Service with Pickens County....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners October 2016
  • Understanding the Different Drought Indicators for Pickens County (10/20/2016)

    As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the local water departments in the counties continue to work together on water-related issues, we have discovered that there are two entities that monitor drought levels throughout the state the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Envir... more
  • Understanding the Different Drought Indicators for Pickens County
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board - October 2016 (10/18/2016)

    Discussion of licensing requirement for special events facilities. Special events license Foothills IGA. Old Twin Tanks General Store New Alcohol license approved....
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board -  October 2016
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market (10/17/2016)

    Just two more outdoor farmers market, then we go inside where there will be a room full of mostly craft vendors and a few vendors with something to eat. The spaces inside the building are all already reserved but outside on the patio and in the immediate parking spaces there will be room for those w... more
  • At the Jasper Farmers Market
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