PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Zach Goss Named Pickens Football Player of the Week (9/5/2017)

    Pickens Football came up short at the Dragon Duel against Pepperell High School on September 1st with the final score 39 to 28. Due to Pepperell Dragons field not being ready, the game was played at Berry College Stadium. Junior Zach Goss, Jr. was chosen as Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens Football Pl... more
  • Zach Goss Named Pickens Football Player of the Week
  • Preserve our Past, Protect our Future (9/4/2017)

    Founded in 1853, and incorporated in 1857, Jasper has long been the crossroads of north Georgia, and now we are there symbolically. This may be the single most important moment in our history dating back to when we were chosen over Tate as seat of newly formed Pickens County. We are facing choices ... more
  • Preserve our Past, Protect our Future
  • Itís Not Too Soon to Think about the Winter Market (9/1/2017)
    Saturday, September 2nd Market will be at Roper Park
    NOTE: On Saturday, September 2nd, the Jasper Farmers Market will be held at Roper Park due to Jeepfest campers at Lee Newton Park. It may be four months until Christmas, but it is only two months until the Fall Winter Indoor Farmers Market begins. It is held in the Pickens County Extensi... more
  • Itís Not Too Soon to Think about the Winter Market
  • Miss Georgia Marble Pageant (9/1/2017)

    The 22nd Annual Miss Georgia Marble Pageant was hosted by Miss Pickens County & Miss Northeast Georgia. The pageant, in conjunction with the Georgia Marble Festival the first weekend in October, was held on September 17, 2017 at Pickens High School. Congratulations to the following Queens: Ke... more
  • Miss Georgia Marble Pageant
  • Luis Gonzalez Named PHS Band Student of the Week (8/31/2017)

    Our band member of the week is Luis Gonzalez. Luis is a freshman in the trombone section and was elected by his peers to be the Freshman Representative on the Band Council. Luis jumped right in and has been an outstanding leader for the band and as a trombonist! We appreciate all of his hard ... more
  • Luis Gonzalez Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens Young Life Kick-off (8/31/2017)

    On Monday, August 28, Pickens County Young Life kicked the semester off in a colorful fashion! Over 125 kids showed up for kickball, a color war, pizza and fun. Kids and leaders had a blast hanging out together. We are excited to invite kids into a semester of Young Life clubs, Winter camp, Camp... more
  • Pickens Young Life Kick-off
  • Piedmont Healthcare Now Accepting Applications for Community Benefit Grant Program (8/30/2017)

    Atlanta, Ga. Ė Applications will be accepted for Piedmont Healthcareís community benefit grant program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of the community through direct service grants, starting Wednesday, Aug. 30. The grant program, which extends financial support to organizations... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Now Accepting Applications for  Community Benefit Grant Program
  • Qualifying for Municipal General Election for Jasper, Nelson & Talking Rock Ends (8/25/2017)

    (UPDATED) Qualifying for Municipal General Election for the City of Jasper, City of Nelson, and Town of Talking Rock began Monday, August 21, 2017. Jasper and Nelson qualified through August 25th and Talking Rock closed on the 24th. Below is candidates qualified, election dates, and qualifying inf... more
  • Qualifying for Municipal General Election for Jasper, Nelson & Talking Rock Ends
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Adoption Policy Clarification (8/23/2017)

    The Pickens County Animal Shelter does not discriminate against, or ban any breed of animal. Upon entry to the animal shelter, animals are assessed on how they interact with humans, and other animals, as well as for their temperament. If the animal is assessed to be no danger to other animals... more
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Adoption Policy Clarification
  • It's Fall Sports Time with Pickens Community Service Club (8/22/2017)

    Oh, it's been years since a member of the Pickens Community Service Club (PCSC) served a low, hot drive over the volleyball net or executed a touchdown-stopping tackle against a PHS opponent on the football field. However, as fall sports get underway locally, PCSC is much involved with the Pickens H... more
  • It's Fall Sports Time with Pickens Community Service Club
  • Jasper Farmers Market Every Wednesday & Saturday Through September (8/22/2017)

    It is that time of year when the vendors want to get to the market early to get a space in the shade. The customers come any time and are welcome. Anyone there will be glad to share their shade. Zach Henson has been called the 'Super Star' of the market for a lot of reasons. Heís alway... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Every Wednesday & Saturday Through September
  • PHS Volleyball Off to a Great Start (8/22/2017)

    Pickens High School Volleyball season starts early for the teams, as the Varsity traveled to Dawson for the Mountain Madness Season Opener at the end of the first week of school on Friday, August 4. The Dragonettes Varsity took on Dawson County in the first match but couldnít overcome the home team,... more
  • PHS Volleyball Off to a Great Start
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting (8/22/2017)

    During the August 22 Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting, coordinated by Ethan Calhoun, NWGRC planner, approximately 30 attendees discussed community Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT analysis). The topic mentioned most often was water & sewer. Disc... more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting
  • Tea Party Talk: United Nations (8/22/2017)

    The United Nations has been a controversial subject in the United States for several years. Many people believe the UN has overstepped its authority and is an ineffectual organization at best. United States citizens of many walks of life would rather not support the UN agenda; and our Tea Party sp... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  United Nations
  • What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Tractor (8/22/2017)

    Buying this important piece of machinery for the first time can be daunting. If you donít choose wisely, you risk investing in the wrong tractor. Luckily, if you do the necessary prep before buying, youíre more likely to find the one you need right away. Iíve broken down some of the most importan... more
  • What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Tractor

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