PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Hill City Elementary Assistant Principal Goes Back to High School (3/31/2017)
    Mr. Chris Wallace appointed Principal of Pickens High School
    The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Wallace as Principal of Pickens High School, effective this summer. Mr. Wallace has served the district since 2008, most recently as Assistant Principal at Hill City Elementary. Prior to his current position, he s... more
  • Hill City Elementary Assistant Principal Goes Back to High School
  • Tire Amnesty During the Month of April For Pickens County Residents (3/31/2017)

    Pickens County residents only, may take four (4) scrap passenger tires off the rims, maximum per family, to the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Road and Cove Road, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean Month. Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you that mosq... more
  • Tire Amnesty During the Month of April For Pickens County Residents
  • Jasper City Council Work Session March 2017 (3/30/2017)
    Work session prior to April Meeting
    Items of Discussion: Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance ~ Amelia McIntyre & Larry Wilson (Sign concept drawings on bottom left) Roads/Updates - Lonnie Waters Well / Generators - David Hall Equipment purchases - David Buchanan Laser purchase - Chief Greg Lovell... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session March 2017
  • Peace Pole Dedication at Jasper Rotary Peace Park (3/30/2017)

    On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., the Rotary Club of Jasper will dedicate our Peace Pole. The dedication ceremony will be held at Rotary Peace Park located behind the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper. The GPS address is 101 Freedom Way, Jasper, Georgia. One of Rotary Internationals primary... more
  • Peace Pole Dedication at Jasper Rotary Peace Park
  • Pickens Ferst Most Wanted To Be Arrested (3/30/2017)
    Arraignment at the Old Historic Jail on North Main Street on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Pickens Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is on the lookout for our Twelve Most Wanted suspects to be "arrested" and brought to the Old Historic Jail on North Main Street on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Local law enforcement will be picking them up starting at 11:00 AM and bringing them before th... more
  • Pickens Ferst Most Wanted To Be Arrested
  • Trail Tree Newsletter March 2017 (3/30/2017)

    In this issue: Trail Tree Database; Trees of interest; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program, Mystery of the Trees Presentations and Book Signings...
  • Trail Tree Newsletter March 2017
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month (3/28/2017)

    April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Chair Robert Jones, signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working with the county and communities planning cleanup projects for th... more
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month
  • Are You Ready for the Taste of Farm-Fresh Vidalia Sweet Onions? (3/28/2017)

    If so, you are in luck. Bland farms, world's largest producer/distributor of those spring delights, has an abundant supply growing. The Pickens Community Service Club is ready to begin accepting orders. Those orders will be delivered to Jasper in early May. Through the cooperation of Pickens Hig... more
  • Are You Ready for the Taste of Farm-Fresh Vidalia Sweet Onions?
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Jared Wiman (3/28/2017)

    Our Student of the Week is Jared Wiman. Jared is a sophomore and a member of the mellophone section in marching band and the horn section in Symphonic Band. Jared is always one of the first students to jump in to help with whatever needs to be done, whether it his responsibility or not. He is... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Jared Wiman
  • Pickens County Announces New Girls Basketball Coach (3/28/2017)
    Successful Coach Brings State Playoff Experience to the Dragonettes
    The Pickens County School District announces the hire of Brandon Thomas as the new leader of the girls basketball program. Coach Thomas returns to Pickens County, where he was a teacher and a coach from 2005—2010. This past season, Coach Thomas completed his 17th year in coaching, the last seven... more
  • Pickens County Announces New Girls Basketball Coach
  • R&R Towing Adds to Business with U-Haul Affiliation (3/28/2017)

    U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that R&R Towing has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Jasper community. R&R Towing at 195 Mountain Park Drive will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Hours of ... more
  • R&R Towing Adds to Business with U-Haul Affiliation
  • Seven 4-H’ers from Pickens County Competed at the Northwest Junior/Senior DPA (3/28/2017)

    On March 4, 2017, Pickens County 4-H’ers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA to compete at the Northeast Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (DPA). DPA is a year-long process where students spend their time building a portfolio related to their chosen project area and then compe... more
  • Seven 4-H’ers from Pickens County Competed at the Northwest Junior/Senior DPA
  • Superintendent Search Proceeding on Schedule (3/28/2017)

    Jasper, GA – The search for the next Superintendent of the Pickens County School District is progressing on schedule and as planned. The Board reviewed all 49 applications received by the February 28 deadline and identified a number of applicants to meet in the first round of interviews. In identify... more
  • Superintendent Search Proceeding on Schedule
  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks! (3/27/2017)
    Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia
    According to the Farm Gate Value Report, broiler chickens are Georgia’s number one commodity. The poultry industry provides Georgians with employment opportunities and delicious, local chicken, but there is a disease that is dangerous and threatening poultry everywhere. Low pathogenic (LPAI) and hig... more
  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks!
  • Pickens County Suitcase Drive a Success (3/27/2017)

    The North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network (NGMCN) recently completed a very successful suitcase drive netting a number of suitcases and bags for shelter residents. A bag or other piece of luggage will be given to each resident exiting the shelter. Often residents leave their homes quickly with on... more
  • Pickens County Suitcase Drive a Success
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