Nelson Gets Clean Audit, Presses Cherokee on Park Project

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The City Of Nelson earned a clean opinion on its 2012 audit, according to a recent audit report. (more…)

Harvey Stays!

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Pickens County CFO Faye Harvey has decided to continue her role as chief financial officer. (more…)

County Gets Six Million Dollar TAN

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Pickens County accepted a bid for a Tax Anticipated Note (TAN) today. (more…)

Commissioner Fields Questions on Unconstitutional Ordinance, and Spending in Final Meeting

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Last Thursday, Sole Commissioner Robert Jones fielded a series of challenging questions during his last meeting as sole commissioner. (more…)

Pickens Audit Made Public!

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The county’s transitional audit was completed and made public last week. (more…)

Haviland Takes Oath as New Nelson Mayor;Council Approves Budget Amendment

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In a called meeting Monday night, Michael Haviland was sworn in as Nelson’s new mayor. (more…)

Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

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The 16-year-old male murder suspect charged with stabbing his step-father Friday night made his first appearance in court at 9:30 this morning, at the West Annex Courtroom on 35 West Church Street in Jasper. (more…)

Jasper Theatre Gets a Break

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Jasper Theatres will soon get a break in the form of a reduced pouring fee, according to a new policy passed this month. (more…)

PHS Cross Country Update

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Pickens High Schools girls and boys cross country teams both were ranked in the top five of the preseason AAAA state rankings. The Dragonettes received a #5 the Dragons received a #4 ranking. (more…)

Cooling Station Available This Weekend


Hill City Elementary School will be open for a cooling station on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pickens Picked a Part at ETC TV3’s “10 and Under Summer Slam” Baseball Tournament

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The Pickens County Recreation Department All-Stars was swept in the annual ETC TV3 “10 and Under Summer Slam” baseball tournament. Pickens faced the Gilmer County Recreation Department All-Stars in its first game and fell 12-3. PCRD faced the Copper Basin Recreation Department All-Stars in the consolation game and fell, 16-1. (more…)

Jasper Hosts Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (B.R.A.G.)

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Bicycle Across Georgia (B.R.A.G) came through Jasper en route to Roswell. The riders began the day in Dalton and finished at the Pickens Community Center. Riders camped out in tents and/or buses/campers. (more…)

Five Dragons Hope to Turn Up Heat in State Track Meet

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Pickens High School’s track and field team will send five participates to the State Track Meet. Only those competitors, who placed in the top eight at the Sectionals meets, are allowed to continue on to the State meet. (more…)


Featured Stories, Politics

B. Alison Sosebee announces her candidacy as a Republican for the office of District Attorney for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. The Appalachian Judicial Circuit encompasses the counties of Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens.

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