• 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

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    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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  • Mass Shootings: Guns, Games, or God?

    Why is it that every time there is a shooting in this country, my feeds get flooded by blame. All I see is article after article on who or what I should be blaming for the latest shooting. “It’s because of video game violence!” “No, it’s the gun control laws!” “It’s about religion.” “Blame the […]

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  • Pickens opens Fire Station 12

    JASPER, Ga. – Representatives from all across Pickens County met Thursday, July 25, to cut the ribbon and officially open Pickens Fire Station 12. Pickens’ Board of Commissioners Chairman Rob Jones, Post Commissioners Becky Denney and Jerry Barnes, Jasper City Councilmember Dr. Sonny Proctor, Jasper City Manager Brandon Douglas, Jasper Fire Chief Steve Roper, and […]

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  • CORE receives grant and state office at ribbon-cutting

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – “This is the kind of project that will spread prosperity throughout our entire region. It is the kind of skin-in-the-game project that deserves support…” Georgia Speaker of the House, David Ralston praised the CORE Facility in Ellijay who hosted their official ribbon-cutting today. Nestled just off Maddox Drive on the banks of […]

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  • Pickens flooding in the storm

    JASPER, Ga. – Parts of Pickens are falling victim to the heavy storms and rain as water levels rise. Citizens are sending in photos of the damage during the storm. Already cancelling the “Piggin in the Park” event Lee Newton Park, event planners are still trying to look at possibly continuing the event tomorrow at […]

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