PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PHS Band Member of the Week: Austin Leister (2/3/2016)

    Austin Leister is PHS Band Student of the Week. Austin is a freshman trumpet player in our Symphonic and Marching Bands. He has proven himself to be a strong asset to our program from his first days with us. He is a hard worker, practices diligently and is always able to help others with thei... more
  • PHS Band Member of the Week: Austin Leister
  • Are You Missing a Farm Animal? (2/2/2016)

    The City of Jasper Animal Control has removed a farm animal from highway 515. If you are missing an animal from your farm, please notify the City of Jasper at 706-692-9100 and ask for Animal control. Information needed will be a date your animal become missing with a full description of such an... more
  • North Gate restaurants close due to slowed winter business (2/2/2016)
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    Reverend Billy’s and Forks restaurants at the North Gate Station have closed as of Monday, February 1 according to Manager/Owner Kimberly Kitchens....
  • North Gate restaurants close due to slowed winter business
  • Salon 84 Named 2016 Small Business of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Salon 84 the 2016 Small Business of the Year. Amy Leake, owner, was accompanied to the Winter Ball by her husband, Chris Leake, and an entire table of her hard working staff. When announced as this year’s recipient... more
  • Salon 84 Named 2016 Small Business of the Year
  • Stephanie Ray Named 2016 Ambassador of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Stephanie Ray the 2016 Ambassador of the Year. The Chamber implemented this brand new award to honor all the hard work and dedication Chamber Ambassadors put into enhancing each Chamber member’s experience. Mrs. Ra... more
  • Stephanie Ray Named 2016 Ambassador of the Year
  • Thomas C. Harrison Named 2016 Citizen of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Thomas C. Harrison the 2016 Citizen of the Year. Mr. Harrison, a native of Pickens County for 72 years, is filling the shoes of the Honorable Judge Weaver, 2015 Citizen of the Year. Just like the many Citizens of t... more
  • Thomas C. Harrison Named 2016 Citizen of the Year
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2016 Meeting (Video) (2/2/2016)

    Talking Rock Park and Town Hall remained closed after flooding on Christmas Eve. Easter Egg Hunt will be March 19th at 1 p.m....
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • College Students Not U.S. Citizens Lost Appeal Against Board of Regents (2/1/2016)
    OLVERA ET AL. V. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA’S BOARD OF REGENTS ET AL.
    In a ruling today by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens have lost their appeal of a Georgia Court of Appeals decision upholding the dismissal of their lawsuit by a Fulton County judge. The students were asking the high court to rule that they are entitled to che... more
  • Jasper City Council February 2016 (Video) (2/1/2016)

    Youth Leadership participants, Baylee Jordan and Mary Zuidema attended the meeting as part of their requirements for graduation from the program....
  • Jasper City Council February 2016 (Video)
  • Nelson City Council February 2016 (Video) (2/1/2016)

    Council voted to open GBI investigation on missing funds presented in the audit, as well as financial documents for the Police Reserve unit....
  • Nelson City Council February 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 Report (2/1/2016)
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    Significant decrease in Building Permits from 2000-2015 ...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 Report
  • Pickens Wrestling Area Tournament Results (2/1/2016)

    The Pickens Wrestling team competed in the area tournament this past weekend at PHS. We are extremely proud of these young men as they have lived by the mantra "you get what you earn" all season and several of them earned a trip to sectionals. Even the ones who lost made other people earn the win. ... more
  • Pickens Wrestling Area Tournament Results
  • FFA Alumni Livestock Show (1/30/2016)

    The Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show was held at the Agri-Center at Pickens High School with a record level of participation with forty eight exhibitors showing sixty one total head of different species of livestock....
  • FFA Alumni Livestock Show
  • Jan Stephens Retires After 30 Years With Pickens Environmental Health (1/29/2016)

    Pickens County is losing a huge asset today with the retirement of Jan Stephens, Pickens Environmental Health Manager. For 30 years, Jan helped keep us healthy and educated concerning food service, land use, rabid animals, and body art establishments. Jan reflected on her 'Fun Job' with many amu... more
  • Jan Stephens Retires After 30 Years With Pickens Environmental Health
  • Suspicions lead to an investigation and theft arrest of a Board of Education Maintenance Supervisor (1/29/2016)
    Video from Q&A on February 2nd
    After completion of an investigation regarding thefts from the Pickens County Board of Education, detectives from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have arrested Larry Ledbetter, a long time maintenance technician and supervisor over janitorial staff. Originally receiving a complaint that Ledbetter ... more
  • Suspicions lead to an investigation and theft arrest of a Board of Education Maintenance Supervisor
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