PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Paint The Town Purple Contest (5/17/2016)

    Relay for Life of Pickens County PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE Contest! Voting ends Friday, May 20th at Noon. Winner announced on Saturday, May 21st during Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies. The winner will keep the 'Paint The Town Purple' traveling trophy until next year....
  • Paint The Town Purple Contest
  • PCMS Students Raised Funds to Help Cure Childhood Blood Cancers (5/17/2016)

    During the month of February, PCMS students raised $1823.38 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients Fundraising Program to cure childhood blood cancers during the month of February. Each year, our school chooses a staff or community member to lead us in our fundrais... more
  • PCMS Students Raised Funds to Help Cure Childhood Blood Cancers
  • Pickens County Middle School Hosts Parent Night For Rising 6th Grade Students (5/17/2016)

    Pickens County Middle School will host a Parent Night for rising 6th grade students on Tuesday, May 23rd. Two sessions will be available: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The sessions will be held in the PCMS Cafeteria. The presentation will include: - 6th grade expectations - 6t... more
  • Pickens County Middle School Hosts Parent Night For Rising 6th Grade Students
  • Screening Helps Georgia Women sStop Heart Disease Before it Strikes (5/17/2016)

    Heart disease poses a particular threat to women in Georgia, which has the 12th highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the country. That’s why Piedmont Heart Institute has a women’s heart screening program to improve early detection and, in some cases, stop heart disease before it strikes... more
  • Screening Helps Georgia Women sStop Heart Disease Before it Strikes
  • Driving Out of the Darkness (5/16/2016)

    It's been a rough ride for a long time in the real estate market, but as we peek in the rear view mirror, we can see that almost all parts of the country have completed the recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It s... more
  • Driving Out of the Darkness
  • Leadership Pickens is Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2016-2017 (5/16/2016)

    Leadership Pickens is a program of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, which seeks out existing and emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and offers them an educational experience to expose them to various aspects of the community and work for solutions. Participants This program ... more
  • Leadership Pickens is Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2016-2017
  • Leafy Green at the Jasper Farmers Market (5/16/2016)

    Every healthy diet urges you to eat more leafy green vegetables; it was a good day to stock up at the Jasper Farmers Market where several vendors had lots of spinach, kale, chard, mustard, turnip and varieties of lettuce. The first two are considered "super foods" because of their high nutrient con... more
  • Leafy Green at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Mosquito Control Around Your Home (5/16/2016)
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    The mosquitoes known to transmit the Zika virus are Aedes aegypti, the Yellow Fever Mosquito, and Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Both are black with white markings and both breed in smaller containers of water around homes and businesses. In fact, they are called container-breeders. In ...
  • Mosquito Control Around Your Home
  • Olive Me Loves Olive You! (5/16/2016)

    I'm Olive! I am a gorgeous lab mix and I love to go for walks. I am a bit timid at first but if you give me a little bit of time and affection, I will warm up very quickly. I would love to find a family with a tall fenced in back yard since I can jump over low fences. I am house trained and w... more
  • Olive Me Loves Olive You!
  • Shottenkirk Ford Jasper Supports Local Nonprofit with Donations (5/16/2016)
    Shottenkirk Ford Jasper donated a portion of every vehicle sold to Hope House of North Georgia
    Shottenkirk Ford Jasper, one of the leading dealerships in the Metro Atlanta region, has recently partnered with Hope House of North Georgia. Throughout the month of April, a portion of the proceeds from every vehicle sale was donated to Hope House of North Georgia. Hope House provides a loving ... more
  • Shottenkirk Ford Jasper Supports Local Nonprofit with Donations
  • Women's Wellness Program at Burnt Mountain Center (5/16/2016)

    A women's wellness program geared for the developmentally disabled population was held Wednesday May 12, 2016 at BMC in Jasper. BMC had 25 attendee's and Cherokee Training Center brought in 19 ladies. Dr. Allison Ward, a local gynecologist with Piedmont Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology showed... more
  • Women's Wellness Program at Burnt Mountain Center
  • Bass/Ackward Business Seminar Hosted by PWPC (5/15/2016)
    Prested by Steve Beecham, motivational speaker and President of Home Town Mortgage in Alpharetta
    The Professional Women of Pickens County (PWPC) hosted their first PWPC Annual Seminar on Thursday, May 5. Katherine Wofford, PWPC President Elect Elect, and Michelle Roberson, PWPC Secretary, welcomed 70 attendees to fill their plates with a delicious breakfast, catered by Originals to Remember, mi... more
  • Bass/Ackward Business Seminar Hosted by PWPC
  • Fishing Rodeo (5/14/2016)

    The annual Fishing Rodeo is organized by the Pickens County Sportsman Club and fostered by DNR (Department of Natural Resources). Photos....
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  • Decatur Choir Presents Pentecost Program in Jasper (5/13/2016)

    For the final concert of the 2015-2016 season, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is proud to host the Chancel Choir of the Decatur (Georgia) Presbyterian Church in a concert of organ and choral music for the Day of Pentecost on Sunday, May 15, at 3:30 P.M. The concert is free and all are cordi... more
  • Decatur Choir Presents Pentecost Program in Jasper
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County on May 21st (5/13/2016)
    Ceremonies kick-off at 2:00 p.m. in Lee Newton Park
    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a community celebration in honor of those who have survived cancer and in remembrance of those who have been lost to cancer. It also honors those who are the caregivers of the cancer patients. Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer S... more
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County on May 21st
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