PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
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U.S. Army First Lieutenant Philip Leslie Spackman of Jasper is one of 17 inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame in November at Ft. Benning, Columbus. Spackman was cited for his undaunted and extraordinary heroism and numerous acts of bravery as an armored calvary assault platoon...
Discussion of bids and time frame to move the triple wide mobile home from Roper Park to the Airport to be used as the terminal....
Principal Shane Purdy resigns; Dr. Chad Flatt will serve as Interim Principal
The Pickens County School District announces the resignation of Mr. Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School (PHS). Mr. Purdy previously served the district as Principal of Jasper Middle School. "An unexpected and unsolicited opportunity presented itself. After careful consideration, I fe... more
The Pickens County School District announces the appointment of Dr. Charles Webb as Interim Superintendent, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Webb earned four degrees from Georgia Southern University, including the Doctor of Education degree in School Administration. During more than 32 years in pu... more
Early voting ends December 9th; General Election December 13th
As of yesterday, only 24 out of the 7,883 registered voters cast their ballots early for the Special Election for State Senate District 54. Only a portion of Pickens is in the district. Vote today until 5 pm and tomorrow from 8 am to 5 pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration, ... more
JMS Science Fair first place winners recognized; CCRPI scores increased overall by 40 points in the district; Dr. Chad Flatt will serve as PHS Interim Principal after Shane Purdy resigns. Dr. Charles Webb announced as Interim Superintendent....
For the second year in a row, the Pickens County Board of Education (BOE) was presented the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2016 Exemplary School Board recognition. To receive this award, the Pickens County BOE met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA. In 1998, the GSBA, along w... more
2016 Scores Produced Over 40 Point Increase in Total Points Awarded to District Schools
The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce an increase in CCRPI scores for the 2015-16 school year. All public school systems are graded by the Georgia Department of Education on the “College and Career Readiness Index” (CCRPI), a signal of college and career readiness for Georgia’s s... more
Letter to the community from Dr. Lula Mae Perry
Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Pickens County School Superintendent is resigning effective January 1, 2017. A letter sent to the media is below. To the Pickens County Community: It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Superintendent of Pickens County Schools. Having the opportunity to work on be... more
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:30pm at JUMC
Nothing says the holidays like Christmas music presented by the Golden Bells of Atlanta — Atlanta’s premier community handbell choir. Established in 1995, our unique and entertaining group includes ringers from all parts of Atlanta and bring over 375 years of combined ringing experience to the table... more
Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for professional pet sitters, announced at the end of October that Linda Ross, Manager of Choices Pet Sitters in Jasper, Georgia, has completed the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting and earned the designation of P... more
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for November activity: Building Permits 25 in November 2016 17 in November 2015 Site Built Homes 7 in November 2016 3 in November 2015 Inspections 155 in November 2016 85 in November 2015 Total Department... more
Jasper Farmers Winter Market is open December 10 & 17
The Jasper Farmers Winter Market has two more opportunities in December to enjoy a morning of browsing among the work of local craftsmen and craftswomen, artisans, artist, bakers, bee keepers and gardeners. You will find things made from natural sources, wood, stone, metal, clay, fiber and a few mad... more
Pickens County Encourages Residents to Prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week Dec. 5-9
While many consider the snow and ice that accompanies the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that winter weather has the potential to devastate communities and affect thousands of people. Devastating, thick layers of snow and ice can shut down transportation in many parts of our state, ma... more