PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Country Financial Awarded Chamber Small Business of the Month (1/27/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the January Small Business of the Month, TR Payne Insurance Agency Inc, Country Financial. A framed certificate was awarded to TR Payne Insurance Agency Inc, Country Financial at the January Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Lorrie ... more
  • Country Financial Awarded Chamber Small Business of the Month
  • Big Canoe Property Owners to Purchase Developer’s Holdings (1/26/2016)

    Big Canoe property owners are in negotiations with the Big Canoe Company to purchase the developer’s holdings inside their community. In a Jan. 20 statement, directors of the community's property owners' association (POA) announced an agreement with Big Canoe Company to purchase approximately 730... more
  • Big Canoe Property Owners to Purchase Developer’s Holdings
  • Changing Lanes January Newsletter - Celebrating, 35 Years of Driver's Improvement (1/26/2016)
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    South Cherokee/Jasper Driver Improvement Clinic, Inc. (SCDIC) is a family owned and operated school providing driving services to Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Cobb and surrounding counties for 35 years....
  • Changing Lanes January Newsletter - Celebrating, 35 Years of Driver's Improvement
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Kayla Low (1/26/2016)

    The Band Student of the Week is Kayla Low. Kayla is a Senior flute player and sits first chair in the Symphonic Band and served as section leader for the marching band. She is active in the band program and also serves as section leader in the Metro Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble. Kayla studie... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Kayla Low
  • Real Estate Review for 2015 (1/26/2016)

    As we enter 2016, the question of "how are things going?" has been a favorite during the holiday season. We always seem to hear about other counties doing so much better in the real estate recovery than Pickens, so I decided to take a look at some surrounding counties as well as our year over year p... more
  • Real Estate Review for 2015
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse (1/26/2016)

    This week, the General Assembly began what is arguably one of the most important weeks of our 40-day session, otherwise known as “Budget Week.” Needless to say, our second week under the Gold Dome was busy and resulted in significant progress, especially in the amended budget. Each session we... more
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Sylvia Opens at Tater Patch Players This Week (1/26/2016)

    A. R. Gurney’s tale of a dog and her people will come to life on stage for the entertainment of adult theater-goers. Sylvia is a show brimming with love, hate, happiness, frustration and disgust. A. R. Gurney’s mastery of the range of human emotion is put together in a way that can be sad and funn... more
  • Sylvia Opens at Tater Patch Players This Week
  • ASVAB and COMPASS available for Pickens High School Students in February (1/25/2016)

    The ASVAB will be given to all juniors on Friday, Feb. 5th. This test is a career aptitude test. Any senior who wishes to take the ASVAB needs to sign up in the counseling office by Thursday, Feb. 4th. The COMPASS exam will be given at PHS on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Anyone wishing to do Move On Wh... more
  • Guns and Martial Law Topics at the Pickens County Tea Party Meeting (1/25/2016)
    January 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College
    Pickens County Tea Party monthly meeting will be held on January 26, 2016. It starts with Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m. with the program following at 7:00 p.m. The program will fea Jeff Anderson, with GeorgiaCarry.org, will bring us up to... more
  • Shea Hammontree named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School (1/25/2016)

    Shea Hammontree has been named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program. Hammontree is the daughter Miles and Beth Hammontree of Jasper. She has selected Mrs. Susan Anderson, a teac... more
  • Shea Hammontree named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School
  • Pickens County Government Offices Closing at Noon January 22nd (1/22/2016)
    Recreation Basketball games rescheduled for Friday & Saturday
    All Pickens County GA Government offices will be closing today, Friday, January 22nd, at 12:00 noon. This includes the Pickens County Recreation Department, so all basketball games tonight and Saturday have been rescheduled. (photo)... more
  • Pickens County Government Offices Closing at Noon January 22nd
  • Pickens County School District Early Dismissal on January 22nd (1/22/2016)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will close schools early today Friday, January 22, 2016. Elementary schools will close at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m. and high school at 12:25 p.m. Students will depart schools using the emergency transportation met... more
  • 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)
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