ISO Increase Fuels Public Outcry

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Citizens in Pickens County yesterday urged the county to do something about increasing insurance rates. (more…)

Pickens Looks to Refinance Water Debt

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The Pickens County Board of Commissioners heard two proposals this week for refinancing the county’s $ 8.6 million water and sewer debt. (more…)

Budget Pressures Pickens Voters on SPLOST

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Months into the fiscal year, Pickens County is already experiencing budget challenges. (more…)

Defense Attorneys Petition County for Pay, County Sidesteps Lawsuit

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Defense attorneys are petitioning Pickens County for fair pay. (more…)

County Approves Bond Deal with Development Authority

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Pickens County agreed to back a 1.2 million dollar bond last night. (more…)

County Looks to SPLOST to Counter Funding Cuts

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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) said it will cut road funding to Pickens County, BOC Chairman Robert Jones says. (more…)

Development Authority Signs Bond Agreement

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In a called meeting this morning, The Pickens County Industrial Development Authority approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement to back a bond for Jasper company Restaurant Interiors Inc (RI). (more…)

County to Vote on Business Bond Next Week

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Pickens County is set to vote next week on an agreement requiring the county to back a bond for a local business. (more…)

Will County Back Bond for Local Business?

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Will the Pickens County Board of Commissioners back a bond to help a local business? (more…)

Roundabouts at the Ready for Pickens County

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Is Pickens County Ready for another round of roundabouts? After last year’s controversial roundabout in the Yelow Creek-Big Canoe area, Pickens County citizens may soon see two more roundabouts, also called traffic circles. (more…)

Pickens to Get Hit with Major Healthcare Taxes

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MSI Benefits Representative Matt Bidwell told the Pickens County Board of Commissioners today to expect three major taxes in the next year and a half, a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). (more…)

County Caps Emergency Spending, Approves Abatement Policy

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The Pickens County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is starting to define the new government, as it approves new policies. (more…)

New Public Comment Format Called into Question

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With the New Year and new county government comes a new public participation policy for Pickens County. (more…)

Comprehensive Plan Meeting Announcement

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A meeting of Pickens County, the cities of Jasper and Nelson, and the town of Talking Rock Comprehensive Plan Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2013, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (more…)

Comp Plan Moves Toward Public Hearing

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Pickens County Public Relations Director Norman Pope says deadlines are the most important part of the comprehensive plan process. (more…)

BOC Mulls Public Input Policy

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In its first public work session, the Pickens County Board of Commissioners discussed a new public participation policy for future meetings. (more…) - Dedicated to serve the needs of the community. Provide a source of real news-Dependable Information-Central to the growth and success of our Communities. Strive to encourage, uplift, warn, entertain, & enlighten our readers/viewers- Honest-Reliable-Informative.

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