PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County 4-H Recognized For Numerous Awards at N. Cloverleaf Competition (12/20/2015)

    On Saturday, December 5th, eight local elementary students boarded a bus to travel to Blairsville to compete against students from nine different counties in the 2015 4-H North District Cloverleaf Competition. After researching their respective projects and practicing their speeches it was time... more
  • Pickens County 4-H Recognized For Numerous Awards at N. Cloverleaf Competition
  • Title III Night at Jasper Elementary School (12/20/2015)

    Pickens County School system was pleased to host its annual Title III night at Jasper Elementary School on November 3, 2015. The night's theme was "Language and Literacy" and focused on learning English as the key to student success. At the same time, literacy in the home language was stressed as... more
  • Title III Night at Jasper Elementary School
  • Optimists Support Their Community (12/18/2015)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper has the mission of "bringing out the best in kids" and one of the ways that they accomplish their mission is to support local organizations that provide services to the youth of our community. On Thursday, December 17, 2015 the club provided two donations to the Boys and... more
  • Optimists Support Their Community
  • KPB's Bring One For The Chipper (12/17/2015)
    January 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Keep Pickens Beautiful annual 'Bring One For The Chipper' Christmas Tree Recycling event will be held on January 2, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on r... more
  • KPB's Bring One For The Chipper
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Kayla Roberts (12/17/2015)

    Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Kayla Roberts. Kayla is currently a Sophomore in the band program and plays flute and piccolo. She is active in the marching band and Symphonic Band and was recently appointed Flute Section Leader for the marching band for the next school year. ... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Kayla Roberts
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2015 (Video) (12/17/2015)

    Special Events Permit presented; Employees recognized for years of service; FY2016 Budget approved; Dollar General rezoning request denied....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2015 (Video)
  • Pickens High School Performs Safety Check of Students Entering School (12/17/2015)

    At the close of the school day on Wednesday, December 161h, PSO School Resource Officers and Pickens High School administrators were made aware of some writings on the wall of a bathroom that were threatening in nature. Both the school system and the sheriff's office launched an immediate investigat... more
  • Pickens High School Performs Safety Check of Students Entering School
  • Chattahoochee Tech Recognizes Student Leaders (12/16/2015)

    Chattahoochee Technical College recognized the first Student Leadership Academy graduates during a ceremony held on its North Metro Campus on Friday, Dec. 11. New this Fall Semester to Chattahoochee Tech, the academy is designed to provide a select group of students with workplace skills while also ... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Recognizes Student Leaders
  • Enrollment Now Available for Identity Protection Services After Georgia Voter Breach (12/16/2015)

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services are now available to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the October 13, 2015 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State... more
  • Enrollment Now Available for Identity Protection Services After Georgia Voter Breach
  • First Friday Morning Mixer (12/16/2015)

    Metal Barn Productions and H & H Insurance welcomed Jasper into H & H Insurance’s office early on Friday, December 4th to host this month’s First Friday Morning Mixer, from 7:30 – 9:00 am. Over 40 people stopped by for an opportunity to network over a cup of coffee and some delicious breakfast. ... more
  • First Friday Morning Mixer
  • Handbell Ensemble Plays Christmas Concert at Holy Family (12/16/2015)

    The Holy Family Handbell Ensemble is featured at the upcoming concert on Sunday, December 20 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family. The handbell group is made up of 8 beginner, intermediate, and advanced handbell musicians with a total of over 100 years of handbell ringing experience. In addit... more
  • Handbell Ensemble Plays Christmas Concert at Holy Family
  • Highland Rivers Health names Erica Collins Director of Human Resources (12/16/2015)
    Hire completes agency's new executive team
    (DALTON, Georgia) - Highland Rivers Health today announced it has named Erica Collins, MBA, as director of human resources. In this role, Collins will be an advocate for the agency's 600+ employees and oversee all human resources functions, including talent acquisition, contract staffing, onboarding... more
  • Last Chance at the Winter Market (12/16/2015)
    Saturday, December 19th
    Want to make something delicious and different for your holiday entertaining? Come this Saturday to the very last Winter Market and finish your shopping. Then at 10:00 a.m., Zach Henson will show us how to make Christmas Spice Crème Brulee, and while it last, have a free sample. Bring the pe... more
  • Last Chance at the Winter Market
  • Northside Hospital and Georgia Cancer Specialists partner to collect suitcases for Georgia foster kids (12/16/2015)
    Totes 2 tots Drive honors Dr. King’s legacy
    Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital are collecting backpacks and suitcases for foster children in Georgia as part of the 14th annual totes 2 tots suitcase drive. More than 11,600 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system i... more
  • Northside Hospital and Georgia Cancer Specialists partner to collect suitcases for Georgia foster kids
  • Pickens County School District's Inclement Weather Communication (12/16/2015)

    Winter weather is around the corner. The Pickens County School District (PCSD) wants to remind you about the procedures the district has in place regarding changes in school operations due to inclement weather. The PCSD works in close contact with local and state emergency authorities to ensure t... more
  • Pickens County School District's Inclement Weather Communication
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