| 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
| 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.
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| Pickens County Roads Follow-up After Snow (Video) (2/5/2014) |
KnowPickens.com videoed the Pickens County Road meeting Monday where snow/ice road issues from the previous week discussed.
A few points from video:
- None of the Pickens County or GDOT equipment was sent to Atlanta.
- 45 loads of salt and gravel was put out by Pickens County.
- Commiss... more
| State School Superintendent Resolution For Local Boards of Education To Determine Snow Days Make Up (2/5/2014) |
To be presented on February 20, 2014
The Pickens County School District received confirmation from the Georgia Department of Education that State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge plans to present a resolution (per OCGA 20-2-168) to the State Board of Education on February 20, 2014.
Since Governor Deal declared a State of Emerg... more
| Hill City and Harmony Elementary Schools Advanced to Regional Reading Competition (2/4/2014) |
Area elementary students participated in the county Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition hosted by Harmony Elementary School, Monday, January 27, 2014.
Hill City and Harmony Elementary Schools advanced to regional competition.
| Optimist STAR Banquet Scheduled for Feb. 27th (2/4/2014) |
The 2014 STAR Banquet is set for Thursday evening, February 27th at Chattahoochee Technical College. The Optimist Club of Jasper is the local sponsor of the STAR Program. Kaleigh Watters has been named the 2014 STAR Student of Pickens High School and she selected Susan Anderson as her STAR Teacher... more
| Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Mary Ann’s with a Ribbon Cutting (2/4/2014) |
Mary Ann’s is pleased to have recently joined the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. Mary Ann Garner stated "Owning my own restaurant has been a dream of mine since I was a teenager. Having that dream come to life in the past six months has been absolutely amazing. My staff and I could not do it ... more
| PICKENS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY LOOKS AT THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE WITH A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ON FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING (2/4/2014)|
Speaker John Boehner just lit a fire under Republicans and Democrats alike with a 6 point list of Standards for Immigration Reform. The Preamble to these Standards describes the problems with the current immigration laws and the reasoning behind the development of the proposed Standards (See picken... more
| Pickens County SOCCER YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE DEFIES “WIN-AT-ALL-COST” (2/4/2014) |
Pickens County Kids and Families Join Sports Program That Teaches Skills for Sports, Values for Life
In an era of sports when trash talking, win-at-all-cost mentalities and fights on the field seem to be the norm, it’s no wonder that 70 percent of U.S. children playing organized sports will quit by age 13 and never play again. Pickens County kids and families, believing that sports can be a positi... more
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