PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Free Piano Concert at Holy Family (2/16/2017)

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is pleased to present its Organist/Choirmaster, John King Carter, in concert on Sunday, February 19 at 3:30 P.M. John's program will include works by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Bolcom. John Carter is a native of Greenville, Alabama, where his family has lived ... more
  • Free Piano Concert at Holy Family
  • Koby Milner First 3-Time State Wrestling Champion at PHS (2/16/2017)

    The Pickens County Wrestling Team competed at the traditional state tournament this past weekend. Koby Milner dominated the 120 lb. weight class to become the first 3-time state champion from Pickens High School. Koby will finish his senior season as the most decorated wrestler in school history... more
  • Koby Milner First 3-Time State Wrestling Champion at PHS
  • Nelson City Council February 2017 (2/16/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. January 2, 2017 Council Meeting b. January 19, 2017 Work Session 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk Report (Tina M. Monaghan) 6. Unfinished Business a. Vote to approve the purchase of ... more
  • Nelson City Council February 2017
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists (2/16/2017)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) is pleased to recognize the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists. For over 25 years the Optimists have recognized the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR Finalists with the largest and most ... more
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2017 PHS STAR Finalists
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2017 (2/16/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda IV. Approval of Agenda V. Employee Recognition VI. Finance Report VII. Consent Agenda A. Signed forms pertinent to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Councilís approval of application for funding and Subgrant... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2017
  • When We Know Better, We Do Better! (2/16/2017)

    On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Pickens Family Connection Collaborative participants from over thirty local and state agencies assembled to learn more about Collaborations for Resiliency in Children, a local nonprofit with offices in Pickens, Cherokee, Gilmer and Fannin counties. Collaborations ... more
  • When We Know Better, We Do Better!
  • PACA Hosting Youth Art Month in March (2/15/2017)
    Exhibit on display March 23-25, 2017
    Creative works from Pickens County art students in grades K through 12 will be on display at The Pickens County Community Center on Camp Road. This multi-media exhibit, sponsored by Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA) highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council fo... more
  • PACA Hosting Youth Art Month in March
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Sierrah Rice (2/15/2017)

    The Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Sierrah Rice. Sierrah is currently a Junior in the band and participates in Symphonic Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band on Alto Saxophone. She is always prepared for her music and material for class and a solid contributor to everything we do... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Sierrah Rice
  • The Pickens Report - January 2017 (2/15/2017)

    A new year has arrived with quite the fluctuation of weather. Beginning in early January, the weekend of the 5th caught Pickens County citizens in a winter storm that brought inches of snow, high winds, and cool temperatures. The county officials had a prepared plan of action, which began with conti... more
  • The Pickens Report - January 2017
  • Holiday Market in Jasper Awards Over $10,000 in Grants (2/14/2017)

    Holiday Market in Jasper shared lots of LOVE today by awarding the monies to the 2016 Holiday Market Grant recipients. Monies distributed from the annual shopping event are chosen from applications submitted. Congratulations to the following recipients. Miss Pickens County scholarship pro... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority February 2017 (2/13/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Adoption of the meeting agenda 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes 4. Public input 5. Committee & Authority member reports 6. Treasurerís report 7. Airport managerís report 8. Airport engineerís report 9. Commissionerís remarks 10. Old business 11. New ... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority February 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2017 (Video) (2/13/2017)

    Both of the rezone request were approved. Discussion on the county ordinances with regards to unenclosed trash and recycable storage outside commercial establishments. Public participation by Jeff Squires with concerns of new Dollar General Store on Cove Road being 'bad neighbors' with the way the... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2017 (Video)
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/13/2017)

    We returned to the Gold Dome on Tuesday, February 7 to begin the fourth eventful week of the legislative session, which included a full schedule of House committee activity and hearings on many important topics. We are pretty busy every day, so I canít go to every committee meeting at the Capitol. ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Help Lonnie & Amy Be Crowned King and Queen of Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/12/2017)
    Georgia Mountains Hospice Annual Event is February 25, 2017
    On February 25, 2017, The Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc. and The Rotary Club of Jasper will co-host Mardi Gras in the Mountains, ďA Gala Charity Event Celebrating Life.Ē The partnership of these three organizations will enable Georgia Mountain... more
  • Help Lonnie & Amy Be Crowned King and Queen of Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • Consider Your Home SOLD with All Metro Team (2/10/2017)

    When you are ready to sell your home, the All Metro Team will provide you an in-depth evaluation of your home, and give you tips on what you can do to increase the value. The goal is to sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the most amount of money, which is backed by a guarantee to bu... more
  • Consider Your Home SOLD with All Metro Team
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