PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Last Chance + Chocolate Mousee (12/14/2016)

    Saturday, December 17, will be the last chance to see the Jasper Winter Farmers Market Vendors at the County Extension/Chamber Building this year. You may find the perfect gift for that someone still on your list. There will also be food for all those holiday get-togethers and Chef Zach Henson... more
  • Last Chance + Chocolate Mousee
  • Pickens Chamber December Breakfast Recap (12/14/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles and networked with over 100 people in attendance before beginning the program. Amberle Godfrey’s Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member welco... more
  • Pickens Chamber December Breakfast Recap
  • Senate District 54 Special Election Runoff in January (12/14/2016)
    166 voted out of 7,883 registred voters in Pickens County
    A Special Election was held on December 13, 2016 for State Senate District 54 to fill Charlie Bethel's seat after his appointment by Governor Deal to Georgia's Court of Appeals. Only the western portion of Pickens County (7,883 registered voters) is in the district with other voters in Gordon, Mur... more
  • Senate District 54 Special Election Runoff in January
  • The Pickens Report - November 2016 (12/14/2016)

    The Holiday Season and cool weather has arrived in Pickens County. As citizens prepare for holiday parties, they will be glad to know that the Pickens County Fire Marshal has lifted the outdoor burn ban as of December 7th. Individuals must still obtain a permit before burning, unless it’s a campfire... more
  • The Pickens Report - November 2016
  • Multiple First Place Wins by PHS Swim Team (12/13/2016)

    The Swim Team competed last Friday night against Gilmer, Dawson, and Coahulla Creek. Both the boys and girls' teams had multiples first place wins and dominated their races. The boys' team, including Adam Hunt, Devin Self, Anthony Jordan , and Victor Lane, came in 2nd place in the 200 yard medle... more
  • Multiple First Place Wins by PHS Swim Team
  • TDS® Achieves Prestigious Polycom® Choice Partner - Platinum Status for the Seventh Year in a Row (12/13/2016)

    (MADISON, Wisconsin) – TDS Telecom (TDS), an industry leader in providing VoIP services for businesses, announced it has achieved Platinum level status in the Polycom Choice Partner program by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) for the seventh year in a row. TDS joins a select group of Polycom hosted Voic... more
  • TDS® Achieves Prestigious Polycom® Choice Partner - Platinum Status for the Seventh Year in a Row
  • Victor Lane is the First PHS Swimmer of the Week (12/13/2016)

    The Pickens High School first-ever swimmer of the week is Victor Lane, an awesome athlete. He has been competitively swimming for much of his life. He qualified for GHSA state championships in the first high school meet and is the current USA swimming Georgia state champion. He is very dedic... more
  • Victor Lane is the First PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Jasper Veteran Inducted Into Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (12/12/2016)
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    U.S. Army First Lieutenant Philip Leslie Spackman of Jasper is one of 17 inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame in November at Ft. Benning, Columbus. Spackman was cited for his undaunted and extraordinary heroism and numerous acts of bravery as an armored calvary assault platoon...
  • Jasper Veteran Inducted Into Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame
  • Pickens County Airport Authority December 2016 (Video) (12/12/2016)

    Discussion of bids and time frame to move the triple wide mobile home from Roper Park to the Airport to be used as the terminal....
  • Pickens County Airport Authority December 2016 (Video)
  • Change in High School Admistration (12/8/2016)
    Principal Shane Purdy resigns; Dr. Chad Flatt will serve as Interim Principal
    The Pickens County School District announces the resignation of Mr. Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School (PHS). Mr. Purdy previously served the district as Principal of Jasper Middle School. "An unexpected and unsolicited opportunity presented itself. After careful consideration, I fe... more
  • Change in High School Admistration
  • Experienced Administrator to Guide Search for Permanent Replacement (12/8/2016)

    The Pickens County School District announces the appointment of Dr. Charles Webb as Interim Superintendent, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Webb earned four degrees from Georgia Southern University, including the Doctor of Education degree in School Administration. During more than 32 years in pu... more
  • Experienced Administrator to Guide Search for Permanent Replacement
  • Low Turnout During Early Voting for the Special Election for State Senate District 54 (12/8/2016)
    Early voting ends December 9th; General Election December 13th
    As of yesterday, only 24 out of the 7,883 registered voters cast their ballots early for the Special Election for State Senate District 54. Only a portion of Pickens is in the district. Vote today until 5 pm and tomorrow from 8 am to 5 pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration, ... more
  • Low Turnout During Early Voting for the Special Election for State Senate District 54
  • Pickens County Board of Education December 2016 (Video) (12/8/2016)

    JMS Science Fair first place winners recognized; CCRPI scores increased overall by 40 points in the district; Dr. Chad Flatt will serve as PHS Interim Principal after Shane Purdy resigns. Dr. Charles Webb announced as Interim Superintendent....
  • Pickens County Board of Education December 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Board of Education Receives Exemplary Status (12/8/2016)

    For the second year in a row, the Pickens County Board of Education (BOE) was presented the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2016 Exemplary School Board recognition. To receive this award, the Pickens County BOE met and/or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA. In 1998, the GSBA, along w... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Receives Exemplary Status
  • Pickens County School District Announces Increase In CCRPI Scores (12/8/2016)
    2016 Scores Produced Over 40 Point Increase in Total Points Awarded to District Schools
    The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce an increase in CCRPI scores for the 2015-16 school year. All public school systems are graded by the Georgia Department of Education on the “College and Career Readiness Index” (CCRPI), a signal of college and career readiness for Georgia’s s... more
  • Pickens County School District Announces Increase In CCRPI Scores
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