• Wanted Man and Missing Child

    Jasper, GA – On August 25, The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office sent out the following statement, Pickens Sheriff’s Office needs your help to locate 9 year old Skylar Hunter and her father, William Hunter. William is wanted for Aggravated Assault and Skylar is believed to be in extreme danger. They were last seen in the […]

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  • 2017 Municipal General Election Candidates

    Qualifying Candidates for the 2017 Municipal General Election for The City of Jasper, City Council is Ryan O’Dea, Anne Sneve (Incumbent), Doug Patterson, and Sonny Proctor (Incumbent). October 10 will be the last day to register to vote in this years Municipal General Election. Advanced voting will be held October 16 to November 3, Monday […]

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  • Mountain Laurel Academy Begins September 5

    Jasper, GA – Mountain Laurel Academy (MLA)  is a new, non-traditional learning center offering access to challenging academics for students from middle school to high school. MLA is a non-traditional learning center, where students study at the center 60% of their academic week with the remaining 40% of the time in home study. Students are […]

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  • Pickens County Prepares For Hurricane Irma

    As Hurricane Irma enters Florida late Saturday, Pickens County is preparing for the possible impact on the community and surrounding areas. According to The Pickens Sheriff’s Office, the earliest estimated time we can expect to see increased wind speed would be Monday morning. Sustained wind speeds are currently estimated to be 30-35 mph with gusts […]

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  • Jasper City Police Seeking Information

    case# 17-08-6850 Lieutenant Matt Dawkins is seeking information regarding the identity of the below depicted female subject regarding, leaving scene of accident at local establishment on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 11:45hrs. If you know the identity of the female subject depicted here: Please contact Lieutenant Matt Dawkins.   Any information is greatly appreciated. Contact […]

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  • Pickens and Gilmer Water Agreement

    At this month’s Board of Commissioners meeting, members discussed the Gilmer Water Agreement. Currently, Pickens County is running a new water line up Jones Road while setting new meters. Gilmer County’s Water Department would like to run their own line from Clear Creek Road to Jones Road. As the pipes connect, the agreement will allow […]

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  • Georgia Marble Festival 5K/Mile Details

    Jasper, GA – Registration has begun for the Georgia Marble Festival 5K/Mile. The Road Race is sponsored by the Jasper United Methodist Women. Proceeds will fund the ministries of the Dorcas Circle. The 5K will begin Saturday, October 7, at 8:00 A.M. with the one mile beginning at 9:00 A.M. Awards in the 5K will […]

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  • Ground Breaking For Moss Fire Department

    Jasper, GA – Early Friday, August 18, citizens and county officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of Moss Fire Department, Pickens County’s twelfth fire station. The station has been named after the Moss family, who offered to sell two acres of their property on Carlan Road to the county for the fire building.   County […]

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  • Over 1,000 Jeeps Expected This Weekend

    Jasper, GA – From Thursday, August 31, to Sunday, September 3, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will hold their annual JeepFest on Highway 53 East in Marble Hill, GA. The event has miles of trails and obstacle courses for those attending. All of the trails have different difficulty levels. Those wishing to participate by riding the […]

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  • Scam Warning

    Jasper, GA – Beware of scams! Amicalola EMC conducts automated telephone calls to members whose electric bill is past due. This is done as a courtesy reminder. However, we do not routinely collect money during a phone call. If you receive a phone call like this and suspect that the call may be fraudulent you […]

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  • Habitat For Humanity Builds Home For Family

      Jasper, GA  – Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the completion of a home for a local family of Pickens County. Habitat For Humanity of Pickens County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization to building homes, communities, and hope. In 2016, Virginia Soulis was selected as purchaser after applying and completing the necessary […]

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  • Annual Marble Festival Coming Soon!

    JASPER, GA – The Georgia Marble Festival will be held the first weekend in October this year at Lee Newton Park across from Jasper Middle School. Once a year, this celebration allows the public to tour the largest open pit marble quarries in the world and enjoy various crafts at the Georgia Marble Festival in […]

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  • CrossFest Comes To Pickens

    Jasper, GA – Hosted by Encounter Ministries, CrossFest is a new Christian festival that began Saturday, July 22, from 2:00 P.M. until dark at Lee Newton Park. Various local churches and ministries set up in the park with booths to share information about different services in the community and ways to be involved. The event […]

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  • Protect Pickens Pets Confronts Board of Commissioners

    JASPER, GA – Protect Pickens Pets and supporters filled the room at this month’s commissioner meeting. The group made plans to bring their concerns and requests to the board about the conditions at the animal shelter coming together after the firing of former shelter employee Judy Moody. Before the meeting adjourned Commissioner Jones made the […]

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  • Windsor Lodge Coming In 2018

    Jasper, GA – Windsor Lodge Assisted Living is a one-story, 52 apartment facility, that offers an additional memory care community. The facility is owned and operated by Jack and Dawn Hereth in Canton, GA. Spreading out from Canton, the Hereth family is now expanding their business by opening another facility in Pickens County. Assisted living […]

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  • Aces Youth Home Fundraiser

    Jasper, GA – A new opportunity for community support is coming in August for local foster care efforts. When Department of Children and Family Services (DFACS) determines it is not safe for a child to remain in their home, the child is placed in foster care. Foster care is intended to be a temporary home […]

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