PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • TDS Advises Customers to Protect Files from Ransomware Attacks (7/7/2017)

    MADISON, Wis. — TDS Telecom (TDS®) advises its customers to protect their computers and files from all cyberattacks, especially following two recent ransomware attacks, Petya and WannaCry. Late June, “Petya” originated in the Ukraine and spread to at least 65 countries. The attack spread rapidly ... more
  • TDS Advises Customers to Protect Files from Ransomware Attacks
  • Three Directors to be Elected at AEMC's Annual Meeting (7/7/2017)

    Amicalola EMC posted the information below on the nominations for election of three directors at their annual meeting On October 7, 2017. -------------------------------------- The 2017 Nominating Committee met on July 5, 2017, and prepared a list of nominations for election of three direc... more
  • Three Directors to be Elected at AEMC's Annual Meeting
  • Jasper City Council Works Session July 2017 (7/6/2017)
    Video
    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Business A. Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance - Perrow property update 1. Amelia McEntyre B. Paving & striping 1. Lonnie Waters C. GIS mapping update 1. Lonnie Waters D. Wood bridge update 1. Lonnie Waters E. Water leak Hwy 53/Sammy McGhee 1. L... more
  • Jasper City Council Works Session July 2017
  • One of Eagle's Rest Trails Closed for a Few Weeks for Repairs (7/6/2017)
    September event - Mt. Oglethorpe has Gone to the Birds
    UPDATE (7/11/17): Grassy Knob Vista Trail repairs have been made and trail is now open. Grassy Knob Vista Trail will be closed for one week as of today for repairs. This trail is the newest to the park and the longest and I must say the most beautiful to hike. The Mountain Stewards will be ... more
  • One of Eagle's Rest Trails Closed for a Few Weeks for Repairs
  • Town of Talking Rock Council July 2017 (7/6/2017)
    Video
    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of June Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of June Financial Report V. New Business: A. JeepFest Camping- Randy B. Terri’s Road- Randy C. Main Street-Randy D. Parking Lot-Randy E. Schoolhouse Repair- Randy ... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council July 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development June 2017 Report (7/5/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for June activity and first half of 2017: Building Permits 38 in June 2017 (15% increase) 33 in June 2016 ---- 215 January-June 2017 (11% decrease) 241 January-June 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 12 in June 2017 (50% increase) 8 i... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration (7/4/2017)

    Below is the schedule of events for the Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration including Fair armband nights, parade, entertainment, raffle drawing, bingo, fireworks and more. JUNE 30 - JULY 4 ~ FAIR at Lee Newton Park parking lots Unlimited rides June 30 - July 3 for $25 ($5 Coupon ava... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration
  • 5 County Job Fair & Resource Expo (7/3/2017)
    Opportunities for Employment & Valuable Resources For All
    Pickens County American Legion Post 149 and the Georgia Dept. of Labor will be hosting a 4 hour job and resource expo from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, 13 July at the Chattahoochee Tech located at 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, GA. 30143. Employers from Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, Gilmer and Picke... more
  • 5 County Job Fair & Resource Expo
  • Don't Let Our Beaches Look Like This - RECYCLE (7/3/2017)

    Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. However, the U.S.'s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year, this according to Earth 911. Keep Pickens Beautiful encourages y... more
  • Don't Let Our Beaches Look Like This - RECYCLE
  • JMA Back-to-School Supply Drive (7/3/2017)
    Donations tax-deductible; needed by July 28, 2017
    The JMA's Backpack To School Supply Drive is on. Your help is needed by either donating school supplies or backpacks or both, or by making a monetary donation. All items and donations are Tax Deductible. Just ask for a receipt after making your donation. Deadline is Friday, July 28, 2017 in orde... more
  • JMA Back-to-School Supply Drive
  • Mayor Weaver Signs American Independence Day 2017 Proclamation (7/3/2017)

    On Friday, June 30th, Members of the Sequoyah Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) presented a proclamation for American Independence Day 2017 to be signed by Jasper's Mayor John Weaver. Below is the proclamation: American Independence Day 2017 Proclamationmore
  • Mayor Weaver Signs American Independence Day 2017 Proclamation
  • Nelson City Council July 2017 (7/3/2017)
    Video
    The decision on having a Police Department was tabled until the other council seat is filled after the November 2017 General election. AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. June 6, 2017 Council Meeting b. June 15, 2017 Work Sess... more
  • Nelson City Council July 2017
  • A Summer of Entertainment at Tater Patch (6/28/2017)

    July brings us Charlotte's Web, by Jasper native Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White. As we continue to grow our Youth Theater program, we are proud to present a huge cast of very talented young folks. The play will be performed on July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 and is not only suitable, ... more
  • A Summer of Entertainment at Tater Patch
  • Canning Plant Set To Open in July (6/26/2017)

    Pickens County is one of the limited number of communities in North Georgia that is fortunate enough to have a food processing facility available for members of the community to utilize. The canning plant, which is operated by the Pickens County Agriculture Education Program, is provided jointly by... more
  • Canning Plant Set To Open in July
  • Health Care Forum This Thursday (6/26/2017)
    June 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
    The Pickens County Democrats and Appalachian Indivisible are sponsoring a Health Care Forum on Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m. in Cherokee Hall at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Dr., Jasper, GA. The discussion will center around the health care needs of the community and how these... more
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