PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Hailey and Ruffles are Vetted and Free of Charge to a Good Home (8/31/2016)

    Hailey and Ruffles have never known the tenderness of human touch or the security of being loved. Hailey and Ruffles were rescued from severe neglect. When they arrived at the shelter their very survival was questionable. But with proper medical care, food, clean water, and compassion the PCA... more
  • Hailey and Ruffles are Vetted and Free of Charge to a Good Home
  • Labor Day in the Gardens, the Return of Saturday Evening Twilight Events and The Monet Waterlily Festival (8/31/2016)

    September is a beautiful time to visit Gibbs Gardens. Fall flowers blanketing the Gardens include roses, annuals, perennials and hundreds of waterlilies, both hardy and exotic. The Wildflower Meadow comes alive with native goldenrod and asters. Beginning Saturday, September 3, our visitor-favo... more
  • Labor Day in the Gardens, the Return of Saturday Evening Twilight Events and The Monet Waterlily Festival
  • Qualifying Ends for the Municpal Special Election for Jasper and Nelson Council Seats (8/31/2016)

    Qualifying was held Monday, August 29th through Wednesday, August 31st for the Municipal Special Election to fill unexpired terms on Jasper and Nelson City Councils. The following candidates qualified: CITY OF JASPER For The Unexpired Term of Allison Boyle, Resigned Susan Hayes Pianted... more
  • Spending August with the Pickens County Community Service Club (8/31/2016)

    During August, the Pickens Community Service Club (PSCS) held two meetings at which members enjoyed sitting around tables spread family-style with foods prepared by themselves. The food and conversations preceded the organization’s business sessions. The activities and business of the month incl... more
  • Spending August with the Pickens County Community Service Club
  • Young and Munoz Named PHS XC Runners of the Week (8/31/2016)
    Competing in the Ridge Ferry Invitational in Rome, Georgia
    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to present the Pickens High School Cross Country Runners of the Week from the Ridge Ferry Invitational in Rome, Georgia on August 27, 2016. PHS 'Nette - Sabrina Young: Sabrina is a junior at PHS and ran a strong race at Ridge Ferry, placing 6th overall in 20:21... more
  • Young and Munoz Named PHS XC Runners of the Week
  • Butts for Bryan Rolls On (8/30/2016)

    The Butts for Bryan fund raiser is rolling right along. The next smoke will be on September 10. The smoker can easily hold 32 large butts. The lodge already has orders for 25 at this time. The smokes after the September 10 event will be on October 3 and November 5. The lodge is taking orders for tho... more
  • Butts for Bryan Rolls On
  • Nechvatal Named as Chamber Executive Director (8/30/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Gerry Nechvatal to lead the Chamber as Executive Director, effective Thursday, September 1, 2016. From Board Chair Amberle Godfrey: "Gerry is a known commodity in our community. He brings a vast amo... more
  • Nechvatal Named as Chamber Executive Director
  • Pickens County Commissioners Called Meeting - Property Tax Increase (8/29/2016)
    Public Hearings on September 8 & 15, 2016
    The Pickens County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 13.84 percent over the rollback millage rate of 7.203 mills. ...
  • Pickens County Commissioners Called Meeting - Property Tax Increase
  • Hinton Fire Department Purchases Safety Equipment They Hope to Never Use (8/26/2016)

    Hinton Volunteer Fire Department purchased a Rit Pak III from MES (Municipal Emergency Services) from money raised at their annual Fall Festival on the second Saturday in November. The Rit Pak is used in case there is a firefighter or group of firefighters that are injured or trapped in a buildin... more
  • Hinton Fire Department Purchases Safety Equipment They Hope to Never Use
  • Active Shooter Demonstration Part of Pickens Chamber of Commerce August Breakfast (8/25/2016)
    Chattahoochee Technical College sponsored the breakfast
    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held August 9, 2016. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Carriage House Coffee Shop and networked with the over 175 people in attendance before beginning the program. Amberle Godfrey’s Welcome and Invocation, by Ernie Knoche at King of Kings... more
  • Active Shooter Demonstration Part of Pickens Chamber of Commerce August Breakfast
  • CTC Provides Training to Pickens BOE (8/25/2016)

    Chattahoochee Technical College Police Officer Tim Hilley, pictured third from left, provided Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training to the Pickens County Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Superintendent Dr. Lula Mae Perry had requested the training for central office staff and ... more
  • CTC Provides Training to Pickens BOE
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting - Millage Rate 2016 (8/25/2016)

    Approved to lower the tentative 2016 millage rate, for the FY17 budget, from 16.1 to 15.98. Dr. Chris LeMieux resignation approved and he will be working with the Georgia Department of Education....
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting - Millage Rate 2016
  • Mayor Weaver's Golf Tournament (8/24/2016)

    31 teams participated in Mayor Weaver's annual Golf Tournament at Bent Tree Golf Club with proceeds benefiting Jasper Youth Sports Association (JYSA)....
  • Mayor Weaver's Golf Tournament
  • McElwaney and Parker Named PHS XC Runners of the Week (8/24/2016)
    Competing in the Pickens Preview at Roper Park in Jasper, Georgia
    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to present the Pickens High School Cross Country Runners of the Week from the Pickens Preview in Jasper, Georgia. PHS 'Nette - GiGi McElwaney: GiGi is a sophomore and in her 2nd year of running XC for the 'Nettes. She ran well in the 1st meet of the season on ... more
  • McElwaney and Parker Named PHS XC Runners of the Week
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Public Hearings (8/23/2016)

    The Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia's public education system to attend one of eight public feedback sessions on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Meeting Details Each ESSA feedback se... more
  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Public Hearings
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