PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Fire Stations Providing Thanksgiving To Area Families (11/16/2016)

    Mike Chester, with Yellow Creek Fire Department Station 9, spearheaded the initiative for every fire station in Pickens County to adopt a family for Thanksgiving. Since 2013, Mike's BBQ Team 'Napalm Sticks to Pigs' has provided a family with a Thanksgiving meal. Expanding it with the cooperation... more
  • Pickens County Fire Stations Providing Thanksgiving To Area Families
  • Piedmont Mountainside Nurse Wins DAISY Award (11/16/2016)
    Michael Boylan, Communications Specialist
    Two different sets of patients and family members were so impressed with the care they received from Piedmont Mountainside Hospital nurse Julie Hooker that they each nominated her for a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Julie is a nurse in the Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) which typically car... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Nurse Wins DAISY Award
  • What Does A Mountain Of Cardboard Look Like? (11/16/2016)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to say thank you to all those who created this mountain of cardboard. The cardboard at Self Recycling Center, filled two large trailers. Going the extra mile to recycle cardboard saves 100 of trees. This is just one example of how recycling can save our natura... more
  • What Does A Mountain Of Cardboard Look Like?
  • Nelson City Council November 2016 (Video) (11/14/2016)

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  • Nelson City Council November 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Airport Authority November 2016 (Video) (11/14/2016)

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  • Pickens County Airport Authority November 2016 (Video)
  • The Pickens Report - October 2016 (11/14/2016)

    As we approach the end of the year, local activities and work continue through the holiday season and colder weather. The Jasper Merchants Association will present the 10th anniversary of the Night of Lights and Parade of Lights Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. Citizens are encouraged to ... more
  • The Pickens Report - October 2016
  • Pickens High School Drama Wins Region, Competes at State Level (11/12/2016)

    On October 29th, Pickens High School placed first overall in the 6AAAA Region One Act Play Competition for the first time since 1986. PHS also brought home awards for best set and best costumes in the region. Senior Jackson Melton who played J. Pierrpont Finch, was awarded Best Actor for the region.... more
  • Pickens High School Drama Wins Region, Competes at State Level
  • Pickens County Board of Education November 2016 (11/10/2016)

    Spotlight on Student Achievement included: School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners, Spelling Bee Winners to Participate in the ETC Spelling Bee, Math Bowl Competition, PHS Cross Country Team - Region Champion, Region One Act Play Competition Winners - S. Purdy...
  • Pickens County Board of Education November 2016
  • Pickens Chamber November Breakfast Recap (11/9/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Coast 2 Coast and networked with over 150 people in attendance before beginning the program. Amberle Godfrey’s Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member we... more
  • Pickens Chamber November Breakfast Recap
  • Pickens High School Increases Graduation Rate to 94.2 Percent (11/9/2016)

    Pickens High School (PHS) increased its four-year graduation rate to 94.2 percent for 2016 (up from 91.2% in 2015), earning a ranking of 14th in the state, 1st in the North Georgia RESA District, and easily topping the state average of 79.2%. High school graduation is recognized as one of the e... more
  • Pickens High School Increases Graduation Rate to 94.2 Percent
  • Poetry Reading Held at Chattahoochee Technical College (11/9/2016)

    With a shared passion for the arts, student poets and several Chattahoochee Technical College employees recently came together to participate in Visions of Verse - a poetry reading event held at the college's Appalachian Campus. "When someone hears the words 'poetry reading,' they immediately gro... more
  • Poetry Reading Held at Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Anytime Fitness Ribbon Cutting (11/8/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Anytime Fitness on their ribbon cutting for their new business. Anytime Fitness Jasper is a state of the art facility that allows access to over 3,000 locations worldwide. Their main goal is to help all of their members get to a he... more
  • Anytime Fitness Ribbon Cutting
  • Special Election Results (11/8/2016)
    Proctor Wins Jasper Council Seat; Close Race for Nelson Council Seats
    All precincts in Pickens County are reported with overseas ballots the only remaining to count. Dr. Sonny Proctor was the victor for the Jasper City Council seat to fill the un-expired term of Allison Boyle. Upon learning that he had won, Dr. Sonny Proctor said, "I sincerely appreciate all t... more
  • Special Election Results
  • Jasper City Council - November 2016 (Video) (11/7/2016)

    Agenda items include Noise ordinance Alcohol license approval – Murphy’s Oil, Presentation of 2017 operating budget, Real estate financing – E. Spring Street...
  • Jasper City Council - November 2016 (Video)
  • MATTIE'S CALL: 79-Year-Old Man Missing from the Preserve at Sharp Mountain (11/7/2016)
    Ben Thebaut, wearing a camouflage 'boonie' style hat, was last seen Sunday afternoon.
    Update November 7, 2016: Dr. Thebaut is still missing. There has still been no sign of him in the woods or elsewhere. We have him entered in the National Missing Person Database and have flagged all of his financial accounts in case they are accessed. --------------------------------------------... more
  • MATTIE'S CALL:  79-Year-Old Man Missing from the Preserve at Sharp Mountain
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