Hill City Road will be closed to thru traffic from the Hill Circle intersection to Mullinax Road intersection to replace a cross drainage pipe from Monday, February 13 at 8:00 a.m. until Wednesday, February 15 at 4 p.m. Use Hill Circle and Mullinax Road to Detour.
West Price Creek Road Closure
Bridge Located ½ Mile From Jones Mountain Road
Pickens County will be closing West Price Creek Road on January 23, 2017, for the next ten (10) weeks to tear out and replace the bridge structure.
The bridge is located approximately ½ mile from Jones Mountain Road
Please use Trout Farm Road or East Price Creek Road as detours while West Price Creek Road is closed.
Pickens County will do everything we can to help expedite the repairs as we do understand the inconvenience to the citizens of that area.
Notification from Pickens County Water and Sewer Authority of a Level 2 Drought Declaration
Level 2 Drought was declared by Georgia EPD on 11/17/2016
During a Level 2 Drought Response, outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by odd and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered address may water on Wednesday and Saturday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
PROHIBITED OUTDOOR WATER USES INCLUDE:
- Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks
- Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains
- The use of Fire Hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety
- Non-commercial washing of vehicles
- Non-commercial pressure washing
- Fundraising car washes
More water conservation information is available at http://epd.georgia.gov/water-conservation
Wildfires Can Increase Risk for Rabies Exposure
Recent woods and brush fires could cause wild or stray animals to move into residential areas. Residents are strongly cautioned that contact with such animals could result in rabies exposure. Tell your children not to pet or have other contact with wild or stray animals. Very few wild or stray animals have or carry rabies but it is always best to leave them alone unless you or your pets are attacked. Never approach a wild or stray animal exhibiting abnormal behaviors such as appearing to be friendly, disoriented, sick or aggressive.
USDA Wildlife Rabies Surveillance found a raccoon two months ago in Whitfield County that was positive for rabies; no human or domestic animal exposure occurred. The USDA recently distributed oral rabies vaccine baits for wildlife in Whitfield County to reduce rabies in raccoons, foxes, skunks, coyotes and bobcats.
One of the easiest ways to protect your family is to ensure all pets have a current vaccination for rabies. These vaccinations are inexpensive and are very effective in protecting your pets and your family in the event of an encounter with a wild animal.
Report any potential rabies exposure such as a bite or scratch from a wild or stray animal to your Whitfield County Environmental Health Office for investigation and advisement. The phone number is (706) 272-2005. Contact with bats or finding a bat in your home should be reported immediately. The environmental health office can have animals tested for rabies if there is exposure.
Vaccinating your pets, avoiding contact with wild or unknown animals and teaching your children to avoid such contact will prevent rabies exposures. Human rabies treatments must be administered quickly after exposure and can be expensive.
For more information about rabies and its prevention, log onto the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/.