PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • BOE Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS) Public Hearing and Called Meeting (3/17/2016)

    Application and Contract approved with the following Flexibility Components of Contract removed: School Attendance, Compulsory Attendance as it relates to the attendance protocol (O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.2); School Councils: (O.C.G.A. 20-2-85, O.C.G.A. 20-2-86) ...
  • BOE Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS)  Public Hearing and Called Meeting
  • David Leister Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Tax Commissioner (3/17/2016)

    My fellow citizens, I am seeking the position of Pickens County Tax Commissioner. Many of you speak openly of our need for a new direction in the Tax Commissioner's Office. In my career, I have managed many people for various organizations. I've been responsible for creating and for managing budgets... more
  • David Leister Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Tax Commissioner
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2016 (Video) (3/17/2016)

    Pickens County employees were recognized for their years of service: Kathy Quinton and Randy Kirk. Revise and Amend Chapter 4. Advertising and Sign Ordinance Sec.4-35 approved....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2016 (Video)
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/16/2016)

    Spring is in the air as I type this, and it makes me smile I got the grapes pruned and blueberries sprayed just in time. We kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 session on Monday, March 7 with legislative day 32. We now have 5 legislative days left. This week as fun, as we had Murray Youth and Ad... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • American Legion Celebrates 97 Years of Service (3/15/2016)

    March 15 is the birthday of a very special organization in our community, state and nation. It is the day the American Legion was first conceived and chartered by congress 97 years ago. The purpose was to form a non-profit organization of patriotic war-time veterans with a focus on service to vete... more
  • American Legion Celebrates 97 Years of Service
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Danielle O'Dell (3/14/2016)

    Danielle O'Dell is the Pickens High School Band Student of the Week. Danielle is currently a Junior in the band and plays percussion in the Symphonic Band. She also participates in the Winterguard during Spring Semester. She is a member of the District Honor Band and the Marching Band. Acade... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Danielle O'Dell
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 (Video) (3/14/2016)

    Amend Chapter 4. Advertising and Sign Ordinance Sec.4-35; Rezone Request: Rezone RZ-01-16-1191 Bryan & Misty Johnson & Rezone RZ-01-16-1192 Tom Shaw...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 (Video)
  • Car Truck - Bike Show This Weekend (3/13/2016)
    'Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror'
    Relay For Life of Pickens County along with Shottenkirk Ford are proud to Present the 2nd Annual "Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror" Car Truck - Bike Show to be held at Shottenkirk Ford located at 868 Georgia Hwy 515 in Jasper, Georgia. This is a rain or shine event and the event is open t... more
  • Car  Truck - Bike Show This Weekend
  • Free Sports Physicals Offered to Pickens County Students (3/13/2016)
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College
    Pickens County students have the opportunity to get a free sports physical, good for the 2016-17 school year. Upcoming 6th 12th grade students who plan to participate in athletics, must have a physical on file with their school prior to trying out. Free Sports Physical Exams Saturday, April 23... more
  • Free Sports Physicals Offered to Pickens County Students
  • It's Vidalia Sweet Onion Time (3/13/2016)

    As one drives through the hundreds of acres of South Georgia farmland devoted to the production of Vidalia Sweet onions, one's thought processes and taste buds can easily run astray. Looking at the green shoots rising above the special soils that create those onions, one's thoughts begin to turn tow... more
  • It's Vidalia Sweet Onion Time
  • Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Big Canoe Chapel (3/13/2016)
    May 20-21, 2016
    The Big Canoe Chapel Women's Guild is excited to announce that the Legacy of Caring Marketplace will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in and around the Chapel Broyles Center. The Fine Arts and Crafts Show will featur... more
  • Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Big Canoe Chapel
  • Passion Sunday Observed at Holy Family (3/13/2016)
    Sunday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.
    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family proudly presents a short program of music in observance of Passion Sunday featuring the church's Schola Cantorum. The program is offered on Sunday, March 20 at 3:30 P.M. Schola is an ensemble of the parish choir and will sing "Choral Variations on 'Ah, Holy Je... more
  • The Pickens Community Service Club Wonders... (3/13/2016)

    1.Would your self-esteem grow by leaps and bounds; would you feel better about yourself if you belonged to community organization that: ~ Provides food assistance through CARES two nights each month? ~ Helps with fundriasing to meet local needs (example: Jasper Elementary School's playground p... more
  • The Pickens Community Service Club Wonders...
  • Blue Doors Designed for National Boys & Girls Club Week (3/12/2016)

    National Boys & Girls Club Week was March 7-12, 2016, and Pickens County clubs designed Blue Doors to celebrate. Below are descriptions of the doors with photos to the left: Roper Park Club Our blue door shows that there no limits to the futures of our club members. We are here to help m... more
  • Blue Doors Designed for National Boys & Girls Club Week
  • Fighting for a Cause 2 (3/12/2016)

    Georgia Premier Wrestling Presents ighting For A Cause 2. Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Pickens County. 8 man tournament for the GPW Cruiserweight Title. Special match for Mrs. Glenda Ryan of Maw-n-Paws Biker Gear in Jasper....
  • Fighting for a Cause 2
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