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  • ***CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS on February 14 (2/13/2014)

    Pickens County Government Offices Pickens County Schools Wildwood Christian Academy Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Jasper Dental Associates Foothills Dental Associates ... more
  • Blue Ridge couple fights wife’s cancer hand-in-hand (2/12/2014)

    Norma Maner has been her husband Jim’s "right hand woman," helping him produce his renowned metal art that’s been featured in Southern Living and on Good Morning America, for 40 years. When breast cancer struck for a second time, her role changed and it was her husband Jim who supported her through ... more
  • Blue Ridge couple fights wife’s cancer hand-in-hand
  • CARES October - December 2013 Newsletter (2/12/2014)
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    In this issue: Taste of Pickens, CARES Volunteer Highlights, From Your Director, From the front lines ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Nicky Pup (2/12/2014)

    If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pet who needs a forever home to fill with laughter and love: Yippee! I am the Nicky Pup and I am old enough to go to a l... more
  • Four Legged Love From Nicky Pup
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens March 29 (2/12/2014)

    The Jasper Farmers Market Annual Planning Meeting was held on February 5, 2014, after a weeks delay due to the weather. The first order of business was to set the dates and times. This year the opening date for the Saturday Market will be March 29th, and will continue through October every Saturda... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Opens March 29
  • LOCAL LIVESTOCK SHOW PLANNED (2/12/2014)
    Saturday, February 15th at 10 a.m.
    Mark your calendars for the Annual Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 15th 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 beef heifers, and market... more
  • LOCAL LIVESTOCK SHOW PLANNED
  • Snow Photos on KnowPickens.com's Facebook Page (2/11/2014)
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  • Snow Photos on KnowPickens.com's Facebook Page
  • Deal declares state of emergency for 14 counties (2/10/2014)
    Order targets North Georgia; governor will expand scope as Winter Storm Warning spreads
    Following the Winter Storm Warning, Gov. Nathan Deal this morning declared a state of emergency for 14 North Georgia counties: Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Banks and Jackson counties. Deal will expand the order to additional count... more
  • Deal declares state of emergency for 14 counties
  • Jasper Merchants Association Donated $1,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of North Georgia (2/10/2014)

    The Jasper Merchants Association (JMA) presented a $1,000.00 check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Georgia's Executive Director Michele L. Brackin. The Boys & Girls Clubs provide safe places where children can find learning, recreation and companionship in the afternoons and evenings. Jasp... more
  • Jasper Merchants Association Donated $1,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of North Georgia
  • Notes from the Capitol With Representative Rick Jasperse (2/10/2014)

    On Monday, February 3, 2014, we returned to the Gold Dome for day 14. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week. Dozens of committees and subcommittees met to review proposed legislation, and my colleagues and I met on the House floor every day to vote on... more
  • Notes from the Capitol With Representative Rick Jasperse
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKE UP DAYS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21 AND MONDAY, MARCH 24. (2/10/2014)

    On Monday, February 10, 2014, the Pickens County Board of Education met in a called emergency board meeting to revise the 2013-2014 school calendar for the purpose of adding instructional days. The meeting was initiated due to the upcoming inclement weather that is expected over the next few day... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKE UP DAYS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 21 AND MONDAY, MARCH 24.
  • Golden Eagles fall in conference road contests at Atlanta Metro (2/9/2014)

    The Golden Eagles hoops squads dropped road games to Atlanta Metro on Saturday, with the Chattahoochee Tech women falling 98-82 and the men losing 71-66. The men’s team lost its second straight after leading 31-25 at the half, as Alyja Hennings’s team-leading 22 points were not enough to prevent A... more
  • Golden Eagles fall in conference road contests at Atlanta Metro
  • Share ideas and hear about plans for the arts and culture in Pickens (2/9/2014)
    2014 Annual Meeting on Thursday February 13 at 5 pm
    If you care about the arts, culture, history, and the natural heritage of Pickens County – we hope you’ll join us next week to meet up with other like-minded folks. Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA) holds its 2014 Annual Meeting on Thursday February 13 at 5 pm, in the Pickens Room, at th... more
  • Share ideas and hear about plans  for the arts and culture in Pickens
  • Statement from Pickens County Schools on Sexual Assault at PHS (2/6/2014)

    Pickens High School has been made aware of a possible sexual assault between a male student and a female student which occurred on school property after school hours. The Pickens County School District will not tolerate actions of this type and will continue to both enforce and communicate this... more
  • Statement from Pickens County Schools on Sexual Assault at PHS
  • Statutory Rape Arrest at PHS (2/6/2014)

    On Wednesday, February 5th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to the Pickens High School regarding a possible sexual assault. Deputies arrived and learned a 15 year old PHS student had informed a teacher she had been assaulted at the school. The teacher quickly alert... more
  • Statutory Rape Arrest at PHS
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