PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Reinhardt University Chamber Singers at Holy Family (1/15/2018)

    The free concert series at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family continues on Sunday, January 21, when the church proudly presents the Reinhardt University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Martha Shaw. The free concert is at 3:30 in the afternoon. The Chamber Singers is the select c... more
  • Reinhardt University Chamber Singers at Holy Family
  • Former Directors of the Ruth House Arrested for Theft by Conversion (1/12/2018)

    Following an October Search Warrant of the Ruth House in Ranger Georgia, Greg and Detra Mason have been charged with Felony Theft by Conversion. Original complaints of mismanagement of funds led to the investigation into the handling of the local ministry for women with Substance Abuse issues. A... more
  • Former Directors of the Ruth House Arrested for Theft by Conversion
  • New Ruth House Director Appointed (1/12/2018)

    Ruth House Ministries proudly announces the appointment of their new Director, Jessica Chastain. Ms. Chastain has served as volunteer at the Ruth House and brings years of corporate administrative experience at a Fortune 500 Company. As a Christian based drug and alcohol regeneration center for wome... more
  • New Ruth House Director Appointed
  • Southern Appalachian Folk School Classes Starting in February 2018 (1/12/2018)
    If we teach it, they will learn
    2018 will be the inaugural year for Southern Appalachian Folk School, (SAFS). SAFS is a homegrown effort to keep our mountain culture alive by sharing our arts, crafts and stories. Beginning February 2018, Southern Appalachian Folk School will begin offering classes in a wide variety of folk art... more
  • Southern Appalachian Folk School Classes Starting in February 2018
  • Pickens County Development Year in Review 2017 (1/10/2018)

    The Pickens County Planning & Development department coordinates planning, zoning, and construction activities. We look forward to helping you achieve your goal – whether obtaining a building permit or business license; rezoning property; subdividing land; or another project. Please see below for... more
  • Pickens County Development Year in Review 2017
  • The Pickens Report: 2017 In Review (1/10/2018)

    Pickens County Government concluded a busy and productive year with several projects ahead in 2018. Elected officials, department heads, and staff implemented policies and launched new resources to increase the efficiency of operations. The county government improved services provided to the citizen... more
  • The Pickens Report:  2017 In Review
  • A New Year Brings a New Season of Great Plays to Your Community Theater (1/9/2018)

    Tater Patch Players is currently rehearsing a comedy that will warm your winter. Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner by Pat Cook, is the delightful tale of three widowed sisters who have found themselves living together again in the old family home. They have few friends and even less fa... more
  • A New Year Brings a New Season of Great Plays to Your Community Theater
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Provided Christmas Gifts For Over 700 Children (1/9/2018)

    The Jasper Lions Club had a very successful Fill A Stocking project during the Christmas Season. We served over 700 children by providing Christmas gifts and creating smiles all across our county. Our Club wishes to thank the community for all the help they provided by donating toys. Custom Ride... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Provided Christmas Gifts For Over 700 Children
  • Legion Offers New Scholarships For Seniors and Veterans (1/9/2018)

    American Legion Post 149 proudly announces to residents of Pickens County that they are offering two new scholarships this year of $1,000 for a student and veteran who will be entering an accredited two or four year college, vocational or technical school in 2018. The student scholarship is avai... more
  • Legion Offers New Scholarships For Seniors and Veterans
  • Jasper City Council Meeting January 2018 (1/8/2018)
    Council appoints Jim Looney as City Manager
    Jasper City Council votes to appoint Jim Looney as the Jasper City Manager instead on Mayor John Weaver. John Foust was elected Mayor Pro Tem, and then ran the Organization meeting to appoint the Jasper City Manager. Dr. Sonny Proctor nominated Jim Looney, and Tony Fountain nominated Mayor John W... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting January 2018
  • Weather Advisory for January 8, 2018 Causing Closings and Delays (1/8/2018)

    Winter Weather Advisory* in effect from 5 am to Noon on Monday, January 8, 2018. Light freezing rain is expected to develop very late tonight into Monday morning. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze to less than a tenth of an inch are expected. CLOSED - Due to inclement weather warni... more
  • Weather Advisory for January 8, 2018 Causing Closings and Delays
  • Bring One For The Chipper on Saturday (1/5/2018)
    January 6, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm at Lee Newton Park
    Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat on Saturday, January 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. at Lee Newton Park. Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on recycling and environ... more
  • Bring One For The Chipper on Saturday
  • First Baby of 2018 (1/5/2018)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomes Cassandra Harper as the first baby born in 2018. She was born on January 1, 2018, weighing 7 lb 14 oz and 19 inches long, to parents Alysha Burch and David Harper of Ellijay. Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary presented gifts to the family from the hospital gi... more
  • First Baby of 2018
  • Keeping Some New Year’s Resolutions May Require Help (1/5/2018)

    New Year is the time when many people make resolutions to get healthier – perhaps by eating better, exercising more, losing weight, or quitting smoking or other unhealthy habits. For some, the New Year may mean trying to quit drinking alcohol or using drugs. I use the word ‘try’ because quitting sub... more
  • Generousity Lights Up The Long Table (1/4/2018)

    The Christmas spirit of giving really took hold on Saturday, December 2nd as Prevent Child Abuse Pickens held its 5th annual fundraiser with The Long Table –Hollidazzle meeting and exceeding its goals for the evening and the year. Beginning just before sunset on a warm Fall evening, arriving pa... more
  • Generousity Lights Up The Long Table

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