PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Deal declares emergency for North Georgia counties (2/15/2015)
    Governor's move opens up state resources for disaster preparedness in areas expecting ice
    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal this evening signed an executive order to declare a state of emergency for disaster preparedness for the 15 North Georgia counties under a winter storm warning and will ask state workers in affected areas who ... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Selects Five New Trustees (2/14/2015)

    The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation recently welcomed two new trustees to the board that governs the 501 (c)(3) organization that provides philanthropic support to the college, its students, and programs. The two new trustees include: Randy Gravley is President and CEO of Tri-State Commun... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Selects Five New Trustees
  • Golden Eagles pick up crucial GCAA win over Georgia Perimeter (2/14/2015)

    (SMYRNA, Ga.) – Chattahoochee Tech erased a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Georgia Perimeter 80-72 Thursday night at the Smyrna Community Center. The Golden Eagles (21-6, 9-6 GCAA) trailed 36-24 minutes into the second half, but caught GPC (14-12, 7-8) at the 12:41 mark after four straight p... more
  • Golden Eagles pick up crucial GCAA win over Georgia Perimeter
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/14/2015)
    Photos and video
    Mardi Gras in the Mountains is an annual event benefiting Georgia Mountains Hospice, The Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus, and Rotary of Jasper. Jack Short representing Pickens County crowned King and Chris Hice Waldman representing Gilmer County crowned Queen....
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • Noteworthy: Justin Davis (2/14/2015)

    Persistence, determination, talent and an abundance of faith are words that come to mind when I think of Justin Davis. A big man with a big heart, Davis is one of Pickens' great success stories. Davis spent his early years in Tate, moving to Jasper while still in school. He began piano lessons ... more
  • Noteworthy:  Justin Davis
  • Optimist STAR Banquet Scheduled for March 5th (2/14/2015)

    The 2015 STAR Banquet is set for Thursday evening, March 5th at Chattahoochee Technical College. The Optimist Club of Jasper is the local sponsor of the STAR Program. Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School and he selected Mr.Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher. ... more
  • Optimist STAR Banquet Scheduled for March 5th
  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video) (2/12/2015)

    During the PHS Football recognitions, the Board and Superintendent held Minnesota pennants for Shannon Brooks. Middle School Band District and State level were also recongized....
  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video)
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Hogs and Jobs Galore! (2/11/2015)
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    Featuring: - Jobs available at two new stores opening soon in Jasper. - Video and photos from the FFA Livestock Show and Winter Pig Classic - Events this week - Photos from Shane Callahan Benefit ...
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Hogs and Jobs Galore!
  • Savannah Rice Headed to Reinhardt (2/11/2015)

    Congratulations to Savannah Rice for signing with Reinhardt University for a cross country scholarship.... more
  • Savannah Rice Headed to Reinhardt
  • Turn to Global Restoration for Property Damage by Fire, Smoke, Wind, Water, or Mold (2/11/2015)

    Our homes and businesses mean a lot to us. Where do you turn when they get damaged by fire, smoke, wind, water, or mold? Global Restoration! Located right here in Jasper, the certified specialists at Global Restoration are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your home or business bac... more
  • Turn to Global Restoration for Property Damage by Fire, Smoke, Wind, Water, or Mold
  • Catch the 'Queen Bee' at Appalachian Beekeepers Association February Meeting (2/10/2015)
    February 12th meeting @ 7 PM at the Pickens County Senior Center
    Appalachian Beekeepers Association of Georgia​ welcomes Queen Bee - Jennifer Berry as honored speaker for their February 12th meeting @ 7 PM at the Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Drive, Jasper. Research director for UGA’s honey bee lab, Jennifer Berry will educate on the four key... more
  • Catch the 'Queen Bee' at Appalachian Beekeepers Association February Meeting
  • ORATORICAL CONTEST TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 21 (2/10/2015)

    The annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper will be held on Saturday, February 21 at the Pickens County Public Library meeting room beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be four schools participating – Dawson County Middle School, Wildwood Christian Middle School, Wildwo... more
  • ORATORICAL CONTEST TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 21
  • Pickens Chamber MOB Squad is Targeting Local Retail and Restaurants (2/10/2015)

    The purpose of Pickens County Chamber of Commerce MOB Squad is to provide support & exposure for our local Retail and Restaurants. At the Chamber Membership Breakfast, a Chamber Member’s name is drawn out of a hat and becomes the "MOB Squad target" of the month. The names rotate monthly between ret... more
  • Pickens Chamber MOB Squad is Targeting Local Retail and Restaurants
  • STAR STUDENT PROGRAM – OPTIMIST REACH OUT TO FORMER STARS (2/10/2015)

    As the Optimist Club of Jasper prepares for the 2015 STAR Banquet, the club is reaching out to former STAR Students and STAR Student Finalist to see what they are doing since graduated from Pickens High School. The club has heard from some STAR Students that were part of the Optimist program and so... more
  • STAR STUDENT PROGRAM – OPTIMIST REACH OUT TO FORMER STARS
  • Chief Jim Koury attends Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 2015 Annual Winter Training Conference (2/9/2015)

    As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement Chief Jim Koury, of The Nelson Police Department, recently attended the Annual Winter Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. This year’s conference was attended by the hea... more
  • Chief Jim Koury attends Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 2015 Annual Winter Training Conference
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