• Judicial Order closes Courts in the Appalachian District

    Judicial Order, Brenda Weaver, Chief Judge, Judge,

    GILMER, Ga. – An order declaring a Judicial Emergency has been released from Chief Judge Brenda Weaver was filed today in Gilmer County regarding civil and/or criminal court proceedings in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens counties). The order states, “The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout the […]

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  • Elections Supervisor urges early voting in face of Coronavirus

    JASPER, Ga. – Pickens County Elections & Registration Supervisor Julianne Roberts issued the following statement today urging citizens to take advantage of early voting ahead of the March 24 election day. She stated: Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration would like to encourage all voters to take advantage of Advanced Voting at this time. […]

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  • Jasper tables zoning for further inspection

    JASPER, Ga. – Looking deeper into the rezoning ordinances, one application is drawing attention in Jasper as the owner, Wayne Reece, works with county and is potentially looking at reworking the housing project at 26 Hickory Street because of it. The topic seemed to be stalling at first as council member Dr. Sonny Proctor originally […]

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  • Pickens Teacher in custody for enticing children

    (Photo provided by Pickens County Sheriff’s Office)   JASPER, Ga. – According to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, a Pickens County teacher is in custody today, January 31, 2020, for crimes relating to enticing children for indecent purposes. At this time, the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has passed along a Release from the Georgia Bureau […]

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  • County opens Tate Fire Station with Ribbon Cutting

      JASPER, Ga. – Pickens saw celebrations and attendance from many officials as all three members of the Pickens County Board of Commissioners met to cut the ribbon on the new Tate Fire Station. The new facility is the second-largest fire station in Pickens County now that it is open and hosts larger drive-through bay […]

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  • Former Superintendent Wilson offers letter to citizens

    Wilson letter to citizens

    JASPER, Ga. – Many citizens in Pickens County have been closely following the developments in the Superintendent position at Pickens Board of Education (BOE) through a series of Special Called Meetings as well as those regular scheduled in the final days of 2019 and early days of 2020. Even FYN reported statements from Wilson that […]

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  • Accident stalls traffic in from of Walmart

    JASPER, Ga. – A serious accident has occurred in front of Walmart in Jasper, Georgia. Authorities are on scene responding to the incident and traffic is slowly moving around the accident. If citizens wish to avoid the traffic, it is suggested to find alternative routes. Various reports indicate that a motorcycle was involved as well […]

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  • Superintendent resigns amid last minute meetings

    JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Education has called three meetings in less than 48 hours of each other regarding the subject of the Superintendent position. This morning, at 8:59 a.m., the notice came from the Pickens County Board of Education for an Emergency Special Called meeting an hour later at 10:00 a.m. […]

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  • Jasper approves 2020 Operating Budget

    JASPER, Ga. – Final approval came this month for the 2020 Operating Budget with the Jasper CIty Council’s transition to the new year. The Council unanimously approved the operating budget resolution having gone through proposal, public hearings, and regular meetings. The All Funds total revenue is $10,937,353. That is $1,079,390 less than 2019’s total $12,016,743. […]

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  • Piedmont announces Judy Shaw Memorial Scholarship

    Piedmont Mountainside

    JASPER, Ga. – Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has recently revealed details on a new scholarship in honor of one of their own. Judy Shaw passed away in July of 2019, a wife and mother of two, Shaw worked for Piedmont Mountainside. According to her obituary, “Judy spent her life caring for others. As a nurse at […]

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  • Jones Mountain Road Reopened

    JASPER, Ga. – Pickens County Citizens are breathing an extra sigh of relief today as news is spreading that the major construction and repairs of Jones Mountain Road are officially complete. Citizens have been avoiding the road at first, and later dealing with only one open lane, since February 22, 2019, when a landslide took […]

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  • Jasper and JYSA unsure of parks future

    JASPER, Ga. – Concerns arose within the city council meetings regarding an item on the agenda to sublet property. As the city considers leases on the parks and its continuing relationship with JYSA, more confusion is mounting around what the city can and cannot do with the property. One idea is to sublease the property […]

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  • Jasper approves bids and JMA Events

    JASPER, Ga. – The City Council approved three major events for the Jasper Merchants Association (JMA) accompanying closing of Main Street in Downtown Jasper. Usually spread across the entirity of the Fall Season as the JMA requests the road closure for these events, this year, with the help of City Manager Brandon Douglas, they made […]

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