Recycle Your Old Telephone Books

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you to recycle your old telephone books.  The new phone books for 2020 are in the mail; please put your old books in your recycle.  The books are being accepted at both recycling centers; help our County to reduce the amount of trash going into landfills.  For more information please call KPB at 706-253-3600 or email us at


Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to “say thank you” to the two KPB board members that donated their time to make the repairs on the walkway at the Chamber in Lee Newton Park.  A special thanks to Brad Stevens at South Scape for donating the gravel necessary to fill in the walkway.  It was a big job but with helping hands it has been completed.

You can learn about Keep Pickens Beautiful by visiting our web page at, or contact us at 706-253-3600, leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Stan Barnett

Stanley Barnett born December 4, 1934 passed peacefully on January 13, 2020.  Stan, as he was affectionately known by his family, was a quiet man of service. He was kind, compassionate and wise man, who loved life and loved bringing joy to others.
Stan served his Lord and community here in Jasper for over 20 years.  Stan was a board member with Keep Pickens Beautiful for 20 years, where he served many rolls, gave wise council and was willing to help where needed. We are very grateful to him, he will be missed.
Stan started a branch of Habitat for Humanity to Pickens County.  To make affordable housing for those who otherwise could not afford a home of their own. Stan served there with HFH for over 20 years.
Stan taught Sunday School, had a Bible study group at a local retirement home and volunteered at the Community Thrift store for years.
He was awarded the Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in 2011.
Stan will be missed by our whole community for his generous and loving spirit.
Keep Pickens Beautiful Board of Directors

KPB Earns Governor’s Circle Award … AGAIN!

Mary Ann Rentz, President, Carol Opdenhoff, Office Manager

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 the amount of litter on our roadways and track it from year to year.  Our Adopt A Road Volunteers do a great job, keeping our roadways cleaned up; this saves the County money and man-hours.  Our beautification volunteers work on projects that enhance the environment and add to the beauty of our County.