PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • City of Nelson Financial Report - Fiscal Year June 30, 2015 (Video) (1/21/2016)

    Tacie Jo Bracken, Welch, Walker, & Associates, P.C., CPAs presented the City of Nelson Financial Report for the fiscal year end June 30, 2015....
  • City of Nelson Financial Report - Fiscal Year June 30, 2015 (Video)
  • January 2016 – Professional Women of Pickens County (1/21/2016)

    The Professional Women of Pickens County (PWPC) had another great luncheon on Thursday, January 7. Our monthly luncheon, sponsored by R & R Body Shop and catered by Chick-fil-A of Ellijay, was held at Georgia Mountains Hospice. After our delicious lunch, Donna McDonald, 2016 PWPC President, welcomed... more
  • January 2016 – Professional Women of Pickens County
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners January 2016 (Video) (1/21/2016)

    Employees recognized for years of service; Tatum Acres Conditional Use request approved; Official Land Use Intensity Map approved....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners January 2016 (Video)
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse (1/21/2016)

    We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Monday, January 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative days to accomplish the task, we got straight to work. The House convened every day to take up business, and our committees began meeting to... more
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Hannah Kilpatrick named PHS 2016 STAR Student (1/20/2016)

    Hannah Kilpatrick has been named the 2016 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Kilpatrick is the daughter Rex and Beverly Kilpatrick of Jasper. She has selected Mrs. Christine Westbrook as her STA... more
  • Hannah Kilpatrick named PHS 2016 STAR Student
  • Local Livestock Show Planned (1/20/2016)

    Mark your calendars for the Annual Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The location for the show will be the Agricenter at Pickens High School. This year's show will include classes of breeding ewes, beef h... more
  • Local Livestock Show Planned
  • Pickens County School District Delayed Start on Thursday, January 21st (1/20/2016)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will operate on a two-hour delay, Thursday, January 21, 2016. The start time for all schools will be delayed two hours. Elementary schools will start at 9:45 a.m., middle schools at 10:10 a.m., and the high school at 10:10 a.m. ... more
  • Pickens County School District Delayed Start on Thursday, January 21st
  • Koby Milner’s 100th Victory (1/19/2016)

    Koby Milner, a junior at Pickens High School, won his 100th wrestling victory on Wednesday, January 6th. The PHS wrestling team was competing against Blessed Trinity, and competed in two different matches. Milner wrestled in the 106 weight class at the meet. Many students at PHS were proud of Mi... more
  • Koby Milner’s 100th Victory
  • NOTICE: Pickens County Schools Closed on Wednesday, January 20th (1/19/2016)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will be closed Wednesday, January 20, 2016. All school activities, including athletics practices or games and after-school programs, will be cancelled. All Pickens County School District buildings will be closed.... more
  • NOTICE:  Pickens County Schools Closed on Wednesday, January 20th
  • PHS Daily Trivia (1/19/2016)

    The library of Pickens High School returned to the second semester of the year with a new morning activity for students. Every morning over announcements a trivia question is asked for the students to answer. The first student to turn a written answer into the library receives a prize from the schoo... more
  • PHS Daily Trivia
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Brandon Wilson (1/18/2016)

    Brandon Wilson is the PHS Band Student of the Week. Brandon is a Junior and plays trombone in the Symphonic Band and in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band. Brandon is always eager to help in the band room and always seeks to improve his playing ability. He is a great team player and wants ever... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Brandon Wilson
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball (1/16/2016)

    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce annual Winter Ball and Annual Meeting is held at the Tate House in January. The Ambassador of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Citizen of the Year were awarded. ...
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball
  • Red Carpet Style Contest (1/16/2016)

    Vote for the best Red Carpet Style at the Pickens Chamber Winter Ball. Voting ends February 6, 2016. Winner announced at Chamber breakfast on February 9, 2016....
  • Red Carpet Style Contest
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rudi Ash (1/15/2016)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces mixed media painter and writer Rudi Ash. Her paintings, both prints and originals, reflect nature and inner and outer space. Rudi's artistic interest started at an early age, which included winning a two-year scholarship to The Art Institute of Chicago as a teenager. ... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rudi Ash
  • PHS All-State Band Members (1/15/2016)

    After two rounds of auditions, Pickens High School is proud to have two students in the Georgia GMEA All-State Bands. Faith Dement, 10th grade trumpet, was selected for 13th chair in the 9/10 Band, Alex Kaminsky, conductor. Dale Smith, 9th grade percussion, was selected as first chair (highe... more
  • PHS All-State Band Members
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