PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Planning Report August 2014 (9/18/2014)
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  • Pickens County Planning Report August 2014
  • UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION (9/18/2014)

    If you are a parent or a grandparent, you should be aware of the federal education program called “Common Core”, how it is already affecting your school children, and what it holds for the education of your children in the near future. At the September meeting of the Pickens County GA Tea Party, ... more
  • UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
  • JASPER 3rd ANNUAL BOO-WHO? SCARECROW CONTEST (9/17/2014)

    The Jasper Merchants Association and The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Jasper’s Third Annual BOO-WHO? Scarecrow Contest. This year's event will be held starting at the Georgia Marble Festival on Saturday, October 4, 2014 with the Scarecrows being on display during the Georgia Marble ... more
  • JASPER 3rd ANNUAL BOO-WHO? SCARECROW CONTEST
  • Last Day to Pre-Order Marble Valley Friends Chicken Barbecue Plates (9/17/2014)
    Plates will be prepared at the Old Tate Gym on September 26th
    The popular twice-yearly barbecue chicken fundraiser sponsored by Marble Valley Friends in on the way. The next "stand-in-line hoping food is still available" date is Friday, September 26th. To avoid the hoping and to be assured of having food reserved, devotees of good barbecue should place orders ... more
  • Last Day to Pre-Order Marble Valley Friends Chicken Barbecue Plates
  • 2014-2015 Mr. PHS Court Announced (9/16/2014)

    Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Mr. PHS Court:Ty Prather, John Holbert, Elliot Gallagher, Allen Bufford, Javier Zuniga, Kalyn Brooks, Andrew Haygood, Wyatt Ingram, Drew Adams, Josh Golden. Mr. And Miss PHS voting will begin on Wednesday and Thursday. Computers for voting will be set up outside... more
  • 2014-2015 Mr. PHS Court Announced
  • Fall Snake Baby 'BOOM' (9/16/2014)

    Ok... not really a "BOOM" more of a "ping" but for some it may seem that way. Late Summer and early Fall is the time most of Georgia's Venomous Species will give birth. Most of these species do NOT give birth every year but in fact go several years between litters. It's easy to forget this an... more
  • Fall Snake Baby 'BOOM'
  • 2014-2015 Miss PHS Court Announced (9/12/2014)

    Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Miss PHS Court! Makayla Payne, Mikaela Peters, Kym Elrod, Brittany Weaver, Rebecca Ball, Abby Tumey, Paula Pickett, Susannah Melton, Kari Henke, Emma Shipley-Schmitt Mr. And Miss PHS voting will begin on Wednesday and Thursday. Computers for voting will be set up... more
  • 2014-2015 Miss PHS Court Announced
  • HUNTERS CAN BEGIN PURSUING DEER WITH ARCHERY EQUIPMENT ON SEPT. 13 (9/12/2014)

    As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 13. La... more
  • Jasper Man Wins Gator Raffle! (9/12/2014)

    Pickens County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit is pleased to announce the Mr. Ned Hillhouse of Jasper is now the proud owner of the John Deere Gator that was raffled off by the Auxiliary. The winning ticket was drawn at the Sheriff’s JeepFest on Saturday, September 6th. Congratulations, Mr. Hillhouse! T... more
  • Jasper Man Wins Gator Raffle!
  • MEC Off to a Great Start (9/12/2014)
    126 students enrolled at Mountain Education Charter High School
    Mountain Education Charter High School (MEC) is off to a great start. There are presently 126 students enrolled. Pickens Mountain Education Charter High School opened in fall of 2010. MEC is a non-traditional high school serving the students of North Georgia. We offer a unique opportunity to an... more
  • MEC Off to a Great Start
  • Mr. Rodney Martin - Pickens High School Teacher of the Year (9/12/2014)

    Mr. Rodney Martin, the head of the Pickens High School science department, was nominated as this year’s Teacher of the Year. This is because of his fellow teacher’s belief that his teaching ability and dedication makes him worthy of the title. He has exhibited this dedication and ability for all the... more
  • Mr. Rodney Martin - Pickens High School Teacher of the Year
  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video) (9/11/2014)

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  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video)
  • Four Legged Love From Archie (9/10/2014)
    Three month old, terrier mix, male puppy
    Hi, I am Archie, a real puppy. My mom was a Jack Russell and I am energetic and active. I like to play with sticks, especially with my brother, Ace, who is also here at the PAR Ranch. He has straight smooth, short hair and I am a black and white short rough coat. I think a rough coat is n... more
  • Four Legged Love From Archie
  • Four Legged Love From Cayenne (9/10/2014)
    Gray tabby declawed female cat
    I am Cayenne, a gray tabby cat who loves to dress up in clothes that make me look funny, or sassy, or beautiful, depending on my mood of the moment. And, I love sunning myself in a nice window. I have been spayed and declawed so I must stay inside. But that just means I can give you more purr... more
  • Four Legged Love From Cayenne
  • Four Legged Love From Keisha (9/10/2014)
    One Year old Rottweiler Mix Female Dog
    Hi, I am Keisha, a beautiful black and tan Rottweiler mix. My person will be proud of me because I am so pretty and I walk so well on a leash. I am young and playful and sweet. I already know basic commands and would love to learn more from someone who can spend time with me and teach me t... more
  • Four Legged Love From Keisha
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