PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Ribbon Cutting Celebration for 268 Hair Salon & Spa (5/10/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate 268 Hair Salon & Spa for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Looking for a trim or a whole new style? Stop by to see one of the amazing stylists at 268 Hair Salon & Spa. They offer a wide range of hair and skin services, including ha... more
  • Ribbon Cutting Celebration for 268 Hair Salon & Spa
  • Bill Newton Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Commission Chair (5/9/2016)

    It's an honor to announce that I am a candidate for the Pickens County Commission Chair position. I feel that after twelve years of the same Commission Chair, some people may think its time for a change. I can see a lot of things that still need attention. We still are dependent on Cherokee coun... more
  • Bill Newton Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Commission Chair
  • Itís time for MUST Summer Lunch! (5/9/2016)
    Volunteers and Donations Needed
    While summer often means sleeping in or planning your next getaway, many of your neighbors are wondering how they will feed their children lunch today. During school, a free lunch meal doesn't come out of the sparse family budget. That's when MUST Ministries steps in with the Summer Lunch Program an... more
  • Itís time for MUST Summer Lunch!
  • Re-elect Robert (Rob) P. Jones Commission Chairman (5/9/2016)

    To the citizens and voters of Pickens County, I would like to say thank you for your support over the past 11 years. It comes with great pride and honor to have served as your Sole Commissioner for 2 terms and currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Let's keep in mind ... ... more
  • Re-elect  Robert (Rob) P. Jones  Commission Chairman
  • Pastor's Pot Cooking Challenge (5/7/2016)

    14 Churches participated in the Pastor's Pot Cooking Challenge raising $8,030 for CARES For Pickens County, our local food pantry....
  • Pastor's Pot Cooking Challenge
  • HCES Sleeping Beauty (5/6/2016)

    Hill City Elementary School presented 'Sleeping Beauty' on May 6, 2016 at the Pickens High School Performing Arts Center. 58 Students from kindergarten through fifth grade participated. Photos by director Eileen Steinhauer. ...
  • HCES Sleeping Beauty
  • PHS Principal Dr. Chris LeMieux Resigns,Takes Central Office Position (5/6/2016)
    Board of Education voted on certified personnel during a called meeting
    Current Pickens High School Principal Dr. Chris LeMieux announced his resignation. At the called Board of Education meeting, LeMieux was approved for a central office position, Parent Involvement Coordinator, for the 2016-2017 school year. ...
  • PHS Principal Dr. Chris LeMieux Resigns,Takes Central Office Position
  • Adam Leicht Signs to Play Soccer at Oxford College (5/5/2016)

    Senior Adam Leicht signed today to play soccer for the men's soccer team of Oxford College of Emory University. Coach Gregory Moss-Brown of Oxford College of Emory University stated of Adam, "We are ecstatic to have Adam join the men's program and we look forward to his contributions both on and... more
  • Adam Leicht Signs to Play Soccer at Oxford College
  • Town of Talking Rock Council May 2016 Meeting (Video) (5/3/2016)

    Approval to enter into a contract to purchase real estate - the 'little red house' beside fire department (4679 Hwy. 136 West) for $20,000....
  • Town of Talking Rock Council May 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • Jasper City Council May 2016 (Video) (5/2/2016)

    Council voted to add speed breakers on Ridgewood Drive....
  • Jasper City Council May 2016 (Video)
  • Nelson City Council May 2016 (Video) (5/2/2016)

    Citizen questions primary residence of Council member Thad Thacker....
  • Nelson City Council May 2016 (Video)
  • Local Strawberries and Free Begonias at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/30/2016)

    You could see the banner all the way across the market and if you missed it someone was sure to tell you. The first strawberries of the season are always an event and everyone hurries to get some before they run out. Steve and Kim Davis brought so many berries to the market that they still had som... more
  •  Local Strawberries and Free Begonias at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Lucky 7 Giveaway (4/30/2016)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Lucky 7 Giveaway winner is David Kenimer #311 and he chose the $20,000 Voucher to Day's Chevrolet Jasper....
  • Lucky 7 Giveaway
  • Off-Road for Rick (4/30/2016)

    Sheriff's Jeepfest Obstacle Course was open to all 4x4 vehicles for a one day event benefiting Sergeant Rick Hales of the Pickens County Georgia Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Hales suffered neck injuries in a serious vehicle accident on duty in February. He remains at Shepherd Center in Atlanta at this tim...
  • Off-Road for Rick
  • Pickens County Bus ROAD-E-O (4/30/2016)

    Pickens County Schools Bus ROAD-E-O was held at the transportation department on April 30, 2016. Winners: 1st - Jacki Watkins; 2nd - Wanda Tidwell; 3rd - Susan Burkley Photos by Arlene Krassa....
  • Pickens County Bus ROAD-E-O
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