PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate North Gate Estates & Consignment Sales for their Ribbon Cutting and their new Chamber membership. It all started a few years ago when a resident of Big Canoe wanted to host an estate sale that was easily accessible to the public. W... more
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Young Living Essential Oils for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and new Chamber membership. Young Living Essential Oils has been at the forefront of bringing natural oils to modern users. Lisa McCollum, private distributor and Cha... more
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital and Stearns Bank hosted a luncheon in appreciation of Pickens County veterans. This year, veterans were able to sign a car built by Randy Gallop of Genesis Medical. After 5,000 veteran signatures are obtained, the car will be auctioned off with proceeds given to an o...
This year, Abraham Lincoln (Home Sewell) recited the Gettysburg Address before the parade proceeded down Stegall Drive. Grand Marshal was World War II nurse Lucille McMullen. See video below. ...
Patriotic Music by PHS Pride of Pickens Band and Chorus; Colors by local Boy Scout Troops, Invocation by Bud Champlin, Master of Ceremony Tom Lindsey; Speaker Steven L. Arnold, Lieutenant General U.S. Army (Ret.), Placing of the Wreaths, 21 Gun Salue, and Taps by Leslie Miller. Video and photos....
The Ground Breaking of Veterans Memorial Park was led by retired Marine, Wayne Poore representing the joint military committee in Pickens County (American Legion Post 149, DAV Chapter 47 and Marine Corps League, Detachment 1280)....
A Taste of Pickens is November 14th at Chattahoochee Tech
This Saturday, November 14th, nearly 20 restaurants, caterers and bakers have donated signature product to raise money for CARES, Pickens Food Pantry. Participants are Carriage House, Fuego, Bojangles (also sponsoring PHS Chefs), 61 Main, PHS Culinary Arts, Rocco’s, Bub-ba-Q, Cora’s, Deb’s Baker... more
This year, the Holiday Market and Expo will provide an unusual shopping experience for early Christmas shoppers. The event will be held at Chattahoochee Tech in Jasper. On Friday night, November 20th, between the hours of 5:30PM until 8:00PM and on Saturday, November 21st between the hours of 10... more
The Mountain Stewards 'Mystery of the Trees' book and DVD are now offered as a Holiday Sale Package at a discounted cost to $37.50, a $10 savings for both. The Mountain Stewards, during their trail building, became intrigued by oddly-shaped trees that some claimed were bent by Native American In... more
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is proud to present the trumpet ensemble from Kennesaw State University in a free concert Sunday, November 15, at 3:30 P.M. This return engagement promises to be even more exciting than last year with 17 trumpeters filling the Holy Family nave with the sounds... more
Deadline: December 14, 2015 for Spring 2016 semester
1. Students are required to fill out the PHS MOWR application as well as the online state MOWR application. This application can be picked up in the Counseling office and must be returned by the deadline for EACH semester. 2. The University System of Georgia requires at least 3.0 HOPE G.P.A. to pa... more
Experienced Early Childhood Teacher and Administrator Brings Love of Teaching to the JES Community
The Pickens County School District announces the hiring of Dr. David Wilds as Principal for Jasper Elementary School. Dr. David Wilds is a native of Statesboro, Georgia but has called Houston County home since 2005. He has served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at Lake Joy Primary School... more
Highlights from the City of Jasper, Georgia Council Meeting: - Municipal fines increase beginning January 1, 2016 - Process to add speed detection devices on Hood Road and Gennett Drive approved. - $7,200 from the unrestricted Hotel/Motel tax fund for year-round lighting on the 72 new trees on Ma...
New Business: Angela J. Burgess, Antioch Church Road, Jasper - Agricultural (AG) to Rural Residential (RR); David B. Posey, Bethel Road, Talking Rock - Suburban Residential (SR) to Agricultural (AG)...
Saturday was Halloween, so it was no surprise that there were a few witches at the market. I don't think any spells were cast but my camera did quit working after I took a picture of the first witch. There was also a small, fast lion and his smartly dressed trainer. There was a lot of good foo... more