"The First Georgia Marble City"

Last night/early this morning Pickens County had a series of car break ins near Nelson (possibly in Nelson). We took two reports in Nelson Oaks.

Could you please send out a message to all Nelson citizens to make sure they are securing their vehicle and not leaving valuables inside?? Especially firearms and electronics.

We are increasing our patrols, especially overnight.



Lt. Simmons

Hello Everyone;

I don’t know if any one saw this on our Facebook, Twitter or other social media, but the Sheriff’s Office has started a new program called C.S.O. Camera Connect.

This program allows you to help us in a new way.

If you have a security camera at your home or business, Camera Connect allows you to register the location in our data base.  WE will NOT have access to your camera feed, we will only know that you have a camera.  That way if a crime happens in your area, we can check the database and see who MIGHT have captured a crime in progress.  That is when we would contact you about checking that security footage.

You can learn more about it here:

To date more than 200 residences and businesses have signed up.

Please pass this information along to your community contacts.


Thanks and as always, if you have questions or concerns, please let me know.




Good Tuesday morning everyone;

I wanted to make everyone aware of this and I hope you will pass this along to anyone in your contact lists.

Georgia State University will be conducting a study of traffic patterns on I-75 heading towards the downtown area.  They will send out student researchers into the county starting on August 12 and ending on November 24, 2019.  Each student researcher will be dressed in Georgia State University attire and have Georgia State University identification as well.  Please let your troops know about this study and you may want to let your HOA’s know as well. 

So if you see these students in your neighborhoods they are not soliciting, they are just helping with a traffic study.  I’m hoping to eliminate any potential worry and/or concern at having these students in our area.  Chances are good that you may never see one of these students, as the homes and neighborhoods are supposed to be selected at random.  The attached map shows the area affected by this study.


Thanks in advance for helping me get the word out to our community.


 Lt. David Simmons

Cherokee County Sheriff's Department










Notice is hereby given that on November 5, 2019, the Municipal General Election shall be held at the established voting precinct for the City of Nelson to fill the expired terms of three City Council seats.


Qualifying for the Municipal General Election shall be held Monday, August 19, 2019 through Friday, August 23, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.  The office will be closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.  Qualifying will be held at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office located at 83 Pioneer Rd, Jasper, Georgia 30143.  The qualifying fee shall be $25.00.


The last day to register to vote in this election shall be October 7, 2019.  Those residents of the City of Nelson qualified to vote at such election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia.  Advanced Voting shall be held Monday, October 14, 2019 through Friday, November 1, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office.  The Election Day Precinct will be open at Nelson City Hall from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 


This notice is given pursuant to an order of the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration.


Julianne Roberts, Supervisor

Pickens County Elections and Registration


Once again I am sending a mass email out to my community contacts as a reminder of the recent incidents throughout the county.

Recently Canton PD arrested several young folks out of Atlanta entering cars in Great Sky.  They did some outstanding work and basically caught them in the act thanks in large part to a couple of residents of the Great Sky community seeing some suspicious activity and making that 911 call.

I’m telling you this to let you know those same attested youth are calling their “friends” in Atlanta and telling them to come on up to Cherokee County because, even though they were caught, the folks up here still leave guns in unlocked cars and trucks.  We are what is considered by these Atlanta thugs as “easy pickings”.  I also want to remind you of events that happened early this morning in Hall County.

A Deputy there lost his life in a shoot out with similar crooks to the ones we had here.  This link is from Fox 5 Atlanta as of this morning


So…PLEASE send this out to EVERYONE you know in the area.  PLEASE LOCK YOUR DOORS.  PLEASE don’t leave firearms in your vehicle, even if you do lock your doors.  DON’T leave valuables plainly visible in your vehicles overnight.  Add some security lighting to the outside of your home.  Keep your eyes out for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary and CALL 911 if you do see something.

 Thank you to everyone,

 Lt. David Simmons

Cherokee County Sheriff's Department


Should you have an urgent City Hall matter please contact:

Mayor Sylvia Green - 678/215-5137
Mayor Pro Tem James Queen 770/331-7892


Just a reminder...
Parking on sidewalks is not allowed. We realize that this time of year means family and friends will be visiting but please pull the vehicles out of the way. This has been becoming a problem and creating safety problems for both drivers as well as those who walk. Children need to be able to safely travel to their bus stops. If this continues, we will be forced to take further action to rectify the problem.  Thank you all for your time and consideration.


Important Information:


*NOTICE: City of Nelson's Cherokee County Residents will pay their 2018 City Property Taxes when paying their Cherokee County Property Tax Bill to Cherokee County. This is due to a consolidation agreement between Cherokee County and the City of Nelson.  By doing so it reduces the paperwork, saves on cost and provides easier processing.


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City Hall Is Located At:
1985 Kennesaw Ave.  Nelson, Georgia  30151

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100  Nelson, Georgia  30151

Business Hours:
9am - 4pm Monday thru Friday 
(Excluding Holidays)

Phone Number: 770-735-2211
Fax Number: 770-735-3957

Next Council Meeting:

City Council Meeting 
Sept. 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Nelson City Hall
1985 Kennesaw Ave.
Nelson, GA 30151




Mission Statement
    To Partner With Our Community, To Deliver Services, Preserve,Protect And Enhance The Quality Of Life 
And Plan For The Future.

Our Leadership Team is committed to be fiscally responsible; to work in tandem with both Cherokee and Pickens Counties and neighboring governments; and always demonstrate integrity and respect in carrying out our shared responsibilities. We will strive to behave in a manner that reflects the above values with being accountable to our Citizens, whom we serve, and to each other in promoting a team spirit for the betterment of our City.

Nelson City Council Meeting Dates

Monday, February 11, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, December 2, 2019

**All meetings start at 7 pm.**
**Dates subject to change.**

(Work Sessions will be scheduled as needed.)






September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

Nelson City Hall



1.  Call to Order


2.  Invocation


3.  Pledge of Allegiance


4.  Agenda Approval


5.  Unfinished Business - Discuss Kennesaw Ave. project


6.  Adjourn