PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball (1/17/2015)
    Congratulations to Judge Brenda Weaver, Citizen of the Year and Wayside Animal Hospital, Small Business of the Year
    Photos and video of Pickens Chamber of Commerce's annual Winter Ball. Judge Brenda Weaver named Citizen of the Year and Wayside Animal Hospital named Small Business of the Year. Event sponsored by Renasant Bank. Photos and video....
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball
  • Red Carpet Style Winner (1/17/2015)
    Voting ends February 6, 2015
    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce Winter Ball, sponsored by Renasant Bank, featured a red carpet when guest entered. KnowPickens is hosting a Red Carpet Style Contest by popular vote. The one with the most votes on our website and likes and comments on Facebook will win a SWAG BAG featuring goodies ...
  • Red Carpet Style Winner
  • Tater Patch Players Present Farce of Nature (1/17/2015)

    Rehearsals are underway at the Tater Patch Players Theater. The actors perfecting their roles and taking on the identity of their characters, costumes being fitted, props gathered and the stage is set. Lights are being set and the front of the house is being set up. All of this is to provide you ... more
  • Tater Patch Players Present Farce of Nature
  • AWARDS PRESENTED AT KEEP PICKENS BEAUTIFUL ANNUAL DINNER (1/16/2015)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful annual dinner was held on January 5, 2015 at the Last Catch, with 32 in attendance, which included Commissioner Rob Jones, Carol Opdenhoff Mayor of Talking Rock, and Dan Pool editor of the Pickens Progress. The Elaine Thompson Award was given to Michael Hailand for collecti... more
  • AWARDS PRESENTED AT KEEP PICKENS BEAUTIFUL ANNUAL DINNER
  • New restaurant coming to old Appalachia Grill spot (1/15/2015)
    Link opens to Smoke Signals website
    Home, a farm-to-table establishment serving “creative comfortable cuisine" is coming to the old Appalachia Grill spot on Steve Tate Hwy. Plans to open in March. John and Cindi Lupi will be the owner/operators of the reopened restaurant....
  • New restaurant coming to old Appalachia Grill spot
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (1/15/2015)
    Employees recognized for the years of service
    The Pickens County Board of Commissioners are now recognizing county employees for their 10, 20 & 30 years of service. On January 15, 2015 during their regular meeting, the following employees were recognized: Gail Brown - 10 years Abby McArthur - 10 years Robert Jones - 10 years Lisa Ray - 1...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video)
  • Georgia Mountain Trust Executive Director Speaks at Rotary (1/13/2015)

    "Help us save the mountains," asks Kimberly at Rotary. "Every minute of every day one acre of farmland is lost to development," stated Georgia Mountain Trust Executive Director George Kimberly. The groups mission is to "permanently conserve the natural resources and scenic beauty of the North Ge... more
  • Georgia Mountain Trust Executive Director Speaks at Rotary
  • Mystery of the Trees Documentary Premiere Screening in Jasper (1/13/2015)
    Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family
    The premiere screening of the one hour documentary Mystery of the Trees will be presented in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 200 Griffith Road, Saturday 7 Feburary, 2015 at 7 PM with reception following. This first-ever glimpse into a part of Native American culture tha... more
  • Mystery of the Trees Documentary Premiere Screening in Jasper
  • New Writers Group to Form in Pickens County (1/13/2015)

    International fictional writer/spy novelist, U.S. Air Force pilot and Jasper resident, Lawrence Edward Holmes is organizing a writers group in Jasper, Georgia. The intent of forming the group according to Holmes, "Is to promote writing (fictional, non-fictional & poetry) and to assist in underst... more
  • News from the PHS Pride of Pickens Band (1/13/2015)

    First of all, Dillon Shelton (trombone) and Kayla Low (flute) have advanced to the semi-final round for Governors Honors Program consideration! Congrats to them! Hannah Faith Kilpatrick also advanced in the area of Math! WOO HOO!!!! Final Round results for All-State Band have been released and... more
  • Sharptop Strings Featured in Free Concert at Holy Family (1/13/2015)

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family presents the January edition of its free concert series by hosting the Sharptop Strings Community Orchestra under the direction of Anne Bridges, on Sunday, January 18 at 3:30 P.M. The orchestra began three years ago when Kimberly Hipps approached The Creati... more
  • Sharptop Strings Featured in Free Concert at Holy Family
  • Thousands starting the New Year by going back to school at CTC (1/13/2015)
    476 enrolled at Appalachian Campus
    Chattahoochee Technical College opened the semester with an influx of new and returning students. As of the first day of classes, more than 10,000 students were on the rolls for the college’s diploma, certificate and degree programs. The numbers are in line with recent enrollment numbers from the pa... more
  • Thousands starting the New Year by going back to school at CTC
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Plenty of Indoor Activities in January in Pickens (1/12/2015)
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  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Plenty of Indoor Activities in January in Pickens
  • Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Transportation Security Plan tested in North Georgia (1/9/2015)

    (DALTON, GA) – The local Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Transportation Security Plan was tested on Thursday, January 8 in a functional exercise led by staff of North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia State Patrol. Emergency Management Agency (EMA)... more
  • UPDATE: Pickens County Health Department Has Reopened After Waterline Break (1/9/2015)

    The Pickens County Health Department in Jasper has reopened today, Friday, January 9, 2015, after repairs were made to a broken waterline break that occurred yesterday. Health Department hours of operation on Fridays are from 7:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. Posted January 8, 2015. Due to damage from a w... more
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