PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Hill City Elementary Math Teacher Presents at 56th Annual GA Mathematics Conference (11/14/2015)
    Annual Event Showcases Innovative Practices and Ideas
    The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics selected Ginny Perren, a 5th grade math teacher at Hill City Elementary school, to present at the 56th Annual Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle. The Georgia Math Conference is an annual event showcasing innovative practices and ideas to po... more
  • Hill City Elementary Math Teacher Presents at 56th Annual GA Mathematics Conference
  • PHS Students Attend Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference (11/14/2015)

    Pickens High School Students attended the Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA) Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta on November 2-3, 2015. HOSA provides future health professionals opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee. Below is Ciara Biggins' speech that she wrot... more
  • PHS Students Attend Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference
  • H&R Block Ribbon Cutting Held (11/13/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate H&R Block for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Grand Opening. H&R Block is not a new face to Jasper; however, they have made some changes over the past few months. Merging their East Church Street and Noah Drive locations into ... more
  • H&R Block Ribbon Cutting Held
  • Happy Go Lucky Kitty Needs a Home (11/13/2015)

    I'm Midnight, a beautiful black kitty that would enjoy a quiet home. I don't mind company and I love attention, but I don't require a lot of it. I am a happy go lucky kitty that would be perfectly content hanging out in the cat tree that's perched up beside a window seal all day. Come to the ... more
  • Happy Go Lucky Kitty Needs a Home
  • Is Heidi Lou is for You? (11/13/2015)

    Hi, I'm Heidi Lou! I am a 5 year old calico cat, available for adoption at the rescue ranch. I enjoy lounging in the sun or lying around on the cat towers. I especially love to be petted and cuddled! I have been with Pickens Animal Rescue for over a year now and I would love to find my family... more
  • Is Heidi Lou is for You?
  • Packing Parties Abound Throughout County as Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week Nears (11/13/2015)

    IT'S SHOE BOX TIME and Pickens County churches, organizations and individuals have been busy for months shopping for bargains, holding fund raisers and hosting packing parties. Many have made this a year around project so that more children can be reached with the Gospel. The county-wide collection ... more
  • Packing Parties Abound Throughout County as Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week Nears
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Faith Dement (11/13/2015)

    Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Faith Dement. Faith is a Sophomore band member in the trumpet section. She is very hard worker, evidenced by her practicing all the time, and also taking Music Theory AP in tenth grade. Faith is always one of the first to volunteer when help... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Faith Dement
  • PHS Cheerleaders of the Week: Taylor Haynes and Kerrie Lee (11/13/2015)

    Pickens High School announces the Cheerleaders of the Week. Due to failure to name one last week, two are recognized. Taylor Haynes is a 4th year cheerleader, with 3 years of Varsity experience, and one of the Varsity Captains. Taylor is an awesome cheerleader who shows great school spirit and h... more
  • PHS Cheerleaders of the Week: Taylor Haynes and Kerrie Lee
  • The Jasper Winter Farmers Market Opens (11/13/2015)
    Next one is Saturday, November 21st
    The first impression when you walked in the door was wow! The big empty room in the Chamber of Commerce/County Extension Building was transformed into a festive shopping bonanza. Christmas was a theme for most of the vendors, selling decorations or things that would make a good gift. Every indo... more
  • The Jasper Winter Farmers Market Opens
  • Pickens County Board of Education November 2015 (Video) (11/12/2015)

    Pickens County Middle School Chorus performed two songs before the meeting started. Students recognized: Sadie Phillips Selected for State Student Advisory Council; 7AAAA Cross Country Region Champions; Pickens County School Bus Poster Contest Winners. Roundabout preliminary study for Dragon Dri...
  • Pickens County Board of Education November 2015 (Video)
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Sponsors Chamber November Breakfast (11/11/2015)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held November 10th with over 200 in attendance. Dough Boys Cakes & Catering catered a delicious breakfast and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital was our breakfast sponsor. Dr. Cannon, MD, of Piedmont Heart Institute, spoke about all the wonderful health and wellness ... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Sponsors Chamber November Breakfast
  • Ribbon Cutting for North Gate Estates & Consignment Sales (11/11/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate North Gate Estates & Consignment Sales for their Ribbon Cutting and their new Chamber membership. It all started a few years ago when a resident of Big Canoe wanted to host an estate sale that was easily accessible to the public. W... more
  • Ribbon Cutting for North Gate Estates & Consignment Sales
  • Ribbon Cutting for Young Living Essential Oils (11/11/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Young Living Essential Oils for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and new Chamber membership. Young Living Essential Oils has been at the forefront of bringing natural oils to modern users. Lisa McCollum, private distributor and Cha... more
  • Ribbon Cutting for Young Living Essential Oils
  • Veterans Day Luncheon (11/11/2015)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital and Stearns Bank hosted a luncheon in appreciation of Pickens County veterans. This year, veterans were able to sign a car built by Randy Gallop of Genesis Medical. After 5,000 veteran signatures are obtained, the car will be auctioned off with proceeds given to an o...
  • Veterans Day Luncheon
  • Veterans Day Parade (11/11/2015)

    This year, Abraham Lincoln (Home Sewell) recited the Gettysburg Address before the parade proceeded down Stegall Drive. Grand Marshal was World War II nurse Lucille McMullen. See video below. ...
  • Veterans Day Parade
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