PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Airport Authority January 2017 (2/9/2017)

    TENTATIVE 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. Treasurer’s report 7. Airport manager’s report 8. Airport engineer’s report 9. Commissioner’s remarks 10. Old business... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2017 (2/9/2017)
    Video and photos
    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Spotlight on Student Achievement A. Sassafras Literary Exchange - Creative Writing for Youth Contest (A. Walker & M. Callahan) Congratulations to the following students who recently competed in ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2017
  • Voting Open 'For the Love of Reading' CHALLENGE (2/9/2017)
    Sponsored by Ferst Foundation and Georgia Retired Educators Association
    If you want to understand the importance of reading to children from birth, ask a teacher. Not only did they ask, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL) challenged members of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) to capture their answers on video and battle it out for the tit... more
  • Voting Open 'For the Love of Reading' CHALLENGE
  • Become a University of Georgia Master Gardener (2/8/2017)

    The Georgia Master Gardeners assist the County Cooperative Extension Service Offices by providing current horticultural information through community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia. Membership classes are held annua... more
  • Become a University of Georgia Master Gardener
  • Is Taming of the Shrew a Love Story? (2/8/2017)

    Petruchio (played by Jacob Clark) has come to town from his country home in search of a wealthy wife. Almost immediately an old friend with ulterior motives (Hortensio, played by Tony Greiner) steers him to the house of Katharina Minola (played by Buffy Bezdek). Hortensio is not entirely inno... more
  • Is Taming of the Shrew a Love Story?
  • Jonathan Friedman named PHS 2017 STAR Student (2/8/2017)

    Jonathan Friedman has been named the 2017 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Friedman is the son of Aury and Patti Friedman of Talking Rock. He has selected Mr. Wil Nix as his STAR Teacher. T... more
  • Jonathan Friedman named PHS 2017 STAR Student
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2017 Report (2/8/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for January activity: Building Permits 25 in January 2017 (32% increase) 19 in January 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 8 in January 2017 (100% increase) 4 in January 2016 Inspections 115 in January 2017 (67% i... more
  • Lonnie Waters Committee Chair For Friends of the NRA for Pickens County Area (2/7/2017)

    Lonnie has accepted the Committee Chair for the Friends of the NRA for the Pickens County Area. By filling this chair be will also have a vote on the State of Georgia Board of Grants. He will be traveling to Warner Robbins, Georgia on February 11, 2017 to vote on grants that have been submitted ... more
  • Lonnie Waters Committee Chair For Friends of the NRA for Pickens County Area
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Chris Bell (2/7/2017)

    The Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Chris Bell. Chris is a Junior in the band program and plays in the percussion section. Chris marched snare drum this past year and has also marched tenors and bass drum. Chris has always been the student who is eager to help the band, kind t... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Chris Bell
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board - February 2017 (2/7/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Review and Approval of Unapproved Meeting Minutes from 12/08/16. Old Business: None New Business: None III. Application for Alcoholic Beverages License - 744 Jasper, LLC. 850 South Main Street Jasper, GA 30143 IV. Text Amendment - Re-adoption of Chapter ... more
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board -  February 2017
  • Pickens High School Football Coach Receives Award For Excellence (2/7/2017)
    Award Recognizes Coaches Who Live Out the Marine Corps Motto: Semper Fidelis (“Always Faithful”)
    Congratulations to Chris Parker, head football coach at Pickens High, for receiving the Semper Fi Coach Award, given by the U.S. Marines Corps and Glazier Football Clinics to honor high school football coaches who display faithfulness to the mission of their team and exemplify the Marine standard of... more
  • Pickens High School Football Coach Receives Award For Excellence
  • PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill's This Week (2/7/2017)
    Statewide drill will help reinforce tornado preparedness
    The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will hold a statewide PrepareAthon! tornado drill on Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. If there is a threat of severe weather on that day, the drill will be postponed until Friday, Feb. 10. GEMA/HS urges Georgians to participate, as the peak of tornado ... more
  • PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill's This Week
  • Jasper City Council February 2017 (2/6/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of January 9, 2016 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. None VII. New Business A. Variable frequency drives for pumps 1. David Hall B. Reduced water/sewer rate applica... more
  • Jasper City Council February 2017
  • Superintendent Search Update (2/6/2017)
    Board of Education Requests Community Input
    The Pickens County Board of Education is moving forward with the Superintendent search and provides the following update on the process. The search and application information is now widely posted on multiple Web sites including sites of the school system, the search firm, King-Cooper and Associa... more
  • Superintendent Search Update
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (2/6/2017)

    On Monday, January 30th, we reconvened for a hectic third week of the 2017 session. Committee and subcommittee hearings were in full swing as we considered various bills. We also addressed measures dealing with public safety and agriculture on the House floor. Most importantly, Pickens Leadership... more
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse
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