• Pickens County Schools move to distance learning due to COVID-19 spike

    COVID-19 spike distance learning

    Pickens County Schools Systems released the following information today: Due to increased health concerns and a rapid spike in COVID-19 cases in our community, The Pickens County School District will be implementing distance learning for the next three days 12/16/20-12/18/20. Distance learning assignments will be posted on its learning platform and devices will be sent […]

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  • RV Resort Parked by Planning Commission

    Concerned citizen against proposed RV Park

    A proposed Resort Vehicle park was denied zoning today by The Pickens County Planning Commission. Mr. Garry Fegely of Highway 136 Connector, Talking Rock requested a Conditional Use zoning change for his 25.75-acre tract. The land is presently zoned agriculture. The proposal presented included an RV Resort park for temporary use for those wishing to […]

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  • State Board of Education withdraws EOC proposal

    The State Board of Education (SBOE) withdrew its recommendation of a 10% course grade weight for Georgia Milestones End-of-Course (EOC) exams by vote the week of November 19th.  State Superintendent Richard Woods originally recommended a 0.1 % weight. The original proposal took place at the October meeting. Georgia’s request to waive standardized testing requirements for […]

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  • The 14th Annual Night of Lights

    By Lisa Bastian

    The 14th Annual Night of Lights lit up Jasper Georgia tonight. In a time of social distancing, masks, and hand sanitizer, There was no damper on the holiday spirit as the community showed up to support Christmas in the downtown area of Jasper. The 14th Annual Night of Lights sponsored by The Jasper Merchants Association […]

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  • Pickens Seniors in mind for Covid-19 vaccine

    Pickens Seniors COVID-19 vaccine piedmont mountainside hospital

    According to the Centers for Disease Control as of November 30, 2020, there are reported 1,143 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Pickens County. There are 2,047 new cases in Georgia reported with a falling trend in the area surrounding Pickens. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s newest COVID-19 executive order was signed on Monday, November 30, 2020 to […]

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  • Pickens County recount will begin November 30

    Pickens recount

    The Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration began conducting the L&A testing for the recount that will begin on Monday, November 30th at 9 am. L&A testing also known as logic and accuracy testing tests the tabulator set up of a new election definition to ensure that the content correctly reflects the election being […]

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  • Light up Ellijay canceled due to concerns for the coronovirus

    The City of Ellijay announced Tuesday that it will not be moving forward with Light up Ellijay. This decision was based upon concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The annual lighting of the tree and holiday parade is a tradition in Gilmer County held in downtown Ellijay. This event is sponsored by the City of Ellijay. […]

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