Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received The Governors Circle Award again this year.  The award is presented by the State of Georgia for our work in reducing litter and beautification in our county.  One of the activities is to conduct a litter index each year to measure …

You are invited to an afternoon of conversation and pondering with Pickens County’s own simple man, Caleb Smith, weekly contributor to the Pickens Progress. Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at the Pickens County Library where Smith will talk to us about his writings and his second book,…

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King sent out a news release Tuesday, Feb. 11 regarding a fatal fire in Pickens County. According to the release at approximately 4 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, February 9, the Pickens County Fire Department responded to a residential fir…

On Tuesday, January 28, the Pickens County Board of Commissioners, firefighters, paramedics, and community members gathered in Tate, Ga to ceremonially open Pickens Fire & Rescue Station #2.

A new year often signals new health commitments. That "new" theme is echoed by participants in JumpStart, a program by Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, who say that learning new information and meeting new people are among their favorite aspects of the free, eight-week wellness program.

The North Georgia Vets honored "all who served" at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the Big Canoe Chapel. The Big Canoe community, which counts a large number of veterans among its residents and family, was enthusiastic and appreciative throughout the program.

Stan Barnett, retiring founder of Habitat for Humanity of Pickens County, was recognized for his 18 years of service by friends, family and fellow volunteers at a reception November 3 at the Habitat facility in Jasper. He was presented a plaque that proclaimed Barnett president emeritus and …

Stan Barnett, retiring founder of Habitat for Humanity of Pickens County, was recognized for his 18 years of service by friends, family and fellow volunteers at a reception November 3 at the Habitat facility in Jasper. He was presented a plaque that proclaimed Barnett president emeritus and …