PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
TDS Telecommunications Corp. ensures income-eligible customers have access to affordable phone service through the government’s Federal Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up assistance programs; helps phone service remain affordable.
The goal is to ensure all Americans have access to phone service to connect with family, employers, and emergency services. To accomplish this, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®), along with other phone companies across the country, offer Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up, federal programs designed to ke... more
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A Called Board Meeting was held to approve personnel for the 2015-2016 school year including teachers for JES additional classrooms due to increased student population....
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The PHS Counseling Department has undergone many new changes! We are happy to welcome two new school counselors and one new counseling secretary. We have reorganized the counselor caseload by grade and set new departmental goals....
Committee members Linda Barnes, Beth Coberly, Michelle Roberson, Nancy Unzicker, Stephanie Ray and Kay Lawrence are excited to announce the addition of a Friday night preview for the 2015 event. The Holiday Market & Expo will begin on Friday, November 20th at 5:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technica... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to present the Green Ribbon Award to Jasper United Methodist Church, 85 West Church Street in Jasper, Ga. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is one the attributes of the United Methodist Church. The church bell was hung in the Steeple Tower back in 1870, and still welcom... more
One of the greatest ways for the Lord to shine through us is to volunteer or time and serve. Thanks to so many of you, the MUST Summer Lunch 2015 season has come to an end. It's now time for us to say Thank You to all who have served and donated to others. The final number of lunches served a... more
Approximately forty Pickens County citizens are uniting to create a new club dedicated to providing needed services for residents of this area. The group currently operates under the name Pickens Community Service Club. The membership of this organization has about 250 years of experience working ... more
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Pickens County Family Connection compiled this Basic Needs Guide with contact information of resources within Pickens County. ...
The Board of Commissioners has been informed that one of its email addresses (pickenscountyga.gov) has been linked to the Ashley Madison information dump that has been referenced in recent news reports. We asked ETC to identify who this email address was assigned to, and they verbally informed u... more
Junktiques was Grand Prize winner and chose the $20,000 instead of a new car from Day's Chevrolet or Shottenkirk Ford....
Jasper Elementary School (JES) hosted a pancake breakfast and fashio show to raise money to build a new playground for the school. ...
Chattahoochee Technical College was recently recognized by "The Chronicle of Higher Education" for being one of the fastest-growing two-year public institutions between 2003 and 2013. Featured in the publication's 2015-2016 almanac released this month, CTC was listed at No. 14 among fastest-growing ... more
Tentative rollback millage rate approved. Pickens County employees recognized for their years of service: Elizabeth Feininger – 10 yrs., Bobby Scott – 10 yrs. and Richard Shane Padgett - 19 yrs....
Thursday, September 17th at 6 p.m. at PHS
Richard Woods Georgia State School Superintendent will be at Pickens County High School for a forum on Common Core. Mr. Woods will discuss where we are as a state, and what comes next in the Common Core discussion. This is an Open meeting event sponsored by the Pickens County GOP and open to all... more
Jacob Campbell, PHS Journalism Student
As the Presidential race for 2016 continues to build steam, the first debate took place on August 6th, 2015. The main event consisted of the top ten Republican candidates for the election. Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Ben Caron, Scott Walker, Rand Pau... more