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Brush fire contained at Carnes Mill Road

     fireatcarnesmill

    Georgia Forestry assists county crews with a brush fire off Carnes Mill Road.

     A brush fire that broke out off Carnes Mill Road mid afternoon Monday, has been contained, according to Pickens County Fire Chief Bob Howard.

     The fire was caused by an employee of a nearby business burning material too close to a field.

No decision on whether county will take over animal shelter

animalshelterVolunteers at the Pickens County Animal Shelter give a shelter dog vaccinations.

 

 

Animal shelter discussion tabled


    The board of commissioners tabled making a decision about taking on management of the county animal shelter until next month’s regular meeting. 
    Following requests from Pickens County Sheriff Donnie Craig, the commissioners’ office is considering taking over the Pickens County Animal Shelter, which is currently operated by the sheriff’s office. 

DNR Launches Interactive Map of Recreational Lands

Find your way to the great outdoors

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities.  The “Georgia Outdoor Map” includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Users are able to search by category to find locations where they can camp, hunt, hike, fish or explore history. 

 

interactive map

“We are proud to offer this new resource to Georgia’s citizens and visitors,” said Governor Nathan Deal.  “We are blessed here in Georgia with a state that is rich in both natural and cultural resources. I want to encourage Georgians to use this interactive tool to find new places to explore.”

State school superintendent forum Thursday

    nancyjesterNancy Jester is one of the state school superintendent candidates to speaking at this Thursday's forum.

     The Pickens County Retired Educators Association will host a forum for all state school superintendent candidates March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College.