PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Local Livestock Show Planned (1/20/2016)

    Mark your calendars for the Annual Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The location for the show will be the Agricenter at Pickens High School. This year's show will include classes of breeding ewes, beef h... more
  • Local Livestock Show Planned
  • Pickens County School District Delayed Start on Thursday, January 21st (1/20/2016)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will operate on a two-hour delay, Thursday, January 21, 2016. The start time for all schools will be delayed two hours. Elementary schools will start at 9:45 a.m., middle schools at 10:10 a.m., and the high school at 10:10 a.m. ... more
  • Pickens County School District Delayed Start on Thursday, January 21st
  • Koby Milnerís 100th Victory (1/19/2016)

    Koby Milner, a junior at Pickens High School, won his 100th wrestling victory on Wednesday, January 6th. The PHS wrestling team was competing against Blessed Trinity, and competed in two different matches. Milner wrestled in the 106 weight class at the meet. Many students at PHS were proud of Mi... more
  • Koby Milnerís 100th Victory
  • NOTICE: Pickens County Schools Closed on Wednesday, January 20th (1/19/2016)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will be closed Wednesday, January 20, 2016. All school activities, including athletics practices or games and after-school programs, will be cancelled. All Pickens County School District buildings will be closed.... more
  • NOTICE:  Pickens County Schools Closed on Wednesday, January 20th
  • PHS Daily Trivia (1/19/2016)

    The library of Pickens High School returned to the second semester of the year with a new morning activity for students. Every morning over announcements a trivia question is asked for the students to answer. The first student to turn a written answer into the library receives a prize from the schoo... more
  • PHS Daily Trivia
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Brandon Wilson (1/18/2016)

    Brandon Wilson is the PHS Band Student of the Week. Brandon is a Junior and plays trombone in the Symphonic Band and in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band. Brandon is always eager to help in the band room and always seeks to improve his playing ability. He is a great team player and wants ever... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Brandon Wilson
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball (1/16/2016)

    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce annual Winter Ball and Annual Meeting is held at the Tate House in January. The Ambassador of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Citizen of the Year were awarded. ...
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball
  • Red Carpet Style Contest (1/16/2016)

    Vote for the best Red Carpet Style at the Pickens Chamber Winter Ball. Voting ends February 6, 2016. Winner announced at Chamber breakfast on February 9, 2016....
  • Red Carpet Style Contest
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rudi Ash (1/15/2016)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces mixed media painter and writer Rudi Ash. Her paintings, both prints and originals, reflect nature and inner and outer space. Rudi's artistic interest started at an early age, which included winning a two-year scholarship to The Art Institute of Chicago as a teenager. ... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rudi Ash
  • PHS All-State Band Members (1/15/2016)

    After two rounds of auditions, Pickens High School is proud to have two students in the Georgia GMEA All-State Bands. Faith Dement, 10th grade trumpet, was selected for 13th chair in the 9/10 Band, Alex Kaminsky, conductor. Dale Smith, 9th grade percussion, was selected as first chair (highe... more
  • PHS All-State Band Members
  • PHS District Honor Band (1/15/2016)

    The Georgia Music Educators Association holds first-round All-State auditions in mid-December for all fourteen districts of Georgia. The PHS Band is part of District 9 and that also comprises Forsyth, Cherokee, Gilmer, Fannin, White, Towns, and Union counties. Over 700 auditioned at the first roun... more
  • PHS District Honor Band
  • PHS Final Round All-State Audition Students (1/15/2016)

    Once students audition for the first round auditions, they are placed into the District Honor Bands. If they score above the set standard, they are advanced to the final round of all-state auditions at Houston County High School in January. Congratulations! The students are: (L-R) Front R... more
  • PHS Final Round All-State Audition Students
  • Pickens County Board of Education Receives Exemplary Status (1/15/2016)
    Only 36 of Georgiaís 180 School Boards Hold This Recognition
    The Pickens County Board of Education (BOE) was awarded the Georgia School Boards Associationís (GSBA) 2015 Exemplary School Board recognition at a board conference in December. To receive this recognition, the Pickens County BOE met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA. In 1998, the GSBA,... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Receives Exemplary Status
  • Tater Patch Players to Donate Part of Sylvia Proceeds to Animal Shelter (1/15/2016)

    Is the upcoming play, Sylvia about a dog, or is it about a married couple? Those of us who have dogs know what an impact they have on our lives. The same is true for Greg and Kate, played by Alex Nawrocki and Ellen Painter. Kate is a woman with an empty nest. A new nest in upscale New York Ci... more
  • Tater Patch Players to Donate Part of Sylvia Proceeds to Animal Shelter
  • Three PHS Band Members in MAYWE (1/15/2016)

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble (MAYWE) is comprised of seventy-five of the most outstanding high school wind and percussion players from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. Pickens High School Students Natalie Klein, (Clarinet), Elijah Hooks (Horn), and Kayla Low (Flute) are ... more
  • Three PHS Band Members in MAYWE
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