PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County School District Closed Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (1/9/2017)

    Due to continued icy conditions on some county roads, the Pickens County School District will be closed for students and staff tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2017. All local school activities, including athletic events and after-school programs, will be canceled. Twelve-month employees have the opti... more
  • Pickens County School District Closed Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Weather Delays and Closings (1/9/2017)

    Below are delays for Monday, January 9, 2017: - Pickens County Schools are closed for students and staff. - Pickens Mountain Education Charter High School is closed. - Pickens County Government Offices will open at 10:00 a.m. - All Chattahoochee Technical College campuses will delay open... more
  • Weather Delays and Closings
  • The Pickens Report - December 2016 (1/8/2017)

    The holiday season is winding down and normalcy is returning to Pickens County. As the year concluded, work continued with several projects that carry into 2017. Many economic development projects are in the works across the county. Plans for the proposed mountain bike trails and disc golf cours... more
  • The Pickens Report - December 2016
  • Church Closings Due to Inclement Weather (1/7/2017)

    When publishing a closing announcement for Cool Springs Baptist Church on KnowPickens Facebook page, others were asked to publish their closing information for January 7, 2017. Click on the comment section in the post below (located to the left of 'Share') to view all the church closings due to inc... more
  • Pickens County School District Closing Early Tomorrow, January 6, 2017 (1/6/2017)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will close schools early on Friday, January 6, 2017. Elementary schools will close at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m., and the high school at 12:25 p.m. Students will depart schools using the emergency transport... more
  • Pickens County School District Closing Early Tomorrow, January 6, 2017
  • Pickens County Development Year in Review 2016 (1/5/2017)

    Pickens County Development Year in Review 2016 Total Building Permits 2016 438 (32% increase over 2015) 2015 332 2014 343 2013 325 2012 319 New Home Permits 2016 111 (79% increase over 2015) 2015 62 2014 50 2013 58 2012 32 Inspections 2016 ... more
  • First Baby of 2017 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (1/4/2017)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomed Avery Wilson as the first baby born at the hospital in 2017. He was born on January 3rd at 8:02 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 18.5 inches long, to proud parents Cody and Lyvette Wilson of Jasper, Georgia. Avery has two older brothers and a sister. Ricky... more
  • First Baby of 2017 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
  • Deputies Arrest Six in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store (1/3/2017)

    Pickens County Georgia, January 3, 2017: During the night of January 1st, deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Police Officers arrest six individuals for breaking into the Dunn’s Food Mart in Talking Rock, Georgia. Deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office spotted a suspicious ... more
  • Deputies Arrest Six in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store
  • Trail Tree Newsletter January 2017 (1/2/2017)
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    In This Issue: Trees of Interest; Indian Heritage Sites Mapping Program; New Marker Tree Book... more
  • Don't Forget Mental Health in New Year's Resolutions (12/28/2016)
    Improving physical health can benefit mental well-being
    One of people's most common New Year's resolutions is to get healthier. Although this can often take the form of vowing to lose weight, the behaviors associated with weight loss - eating less fat, more fruits and vegetables, and increasing physical activity - help improve overall health as well. ... more
  • Second Convenience Store Burglary in a Week (12/28/2016)

    Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell urges citizens to be diligent in reporting suspicious activity and people after a second burglary in a week during early morning hours to closed convenience stores in Jasper. Officers arrived after 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28 to find two masked b... more
  • Second Convenience Store Burglary in a Week
  • Marines Deliver on Christmas Morning (12/27/2016)
    Toys for Tots served 2,067 local children
    Before dawn on Christmas morning, Marines along with Santa, Commissioner Rob Jones, Lt. Keven Mize with Jasper Police Department, and Sgt. Eric Tallent with Georgia State Patrol, assembled for the final mission for the 2016 Toys for Tots Drive that began before November. The group was honored to be... more
  • Marines Deliver on Christmas Morning
  • Bring One For The Chipper is January 7, 2017 (12/26/2016)

    Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat on January 7, 2017. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use. Your old tree wil... more
  • Bring One For The Chipper is January 7, 2017
  • Anthony Jordan is PHS Swimmer of the Week (12/21/2016)

    The Swimmer of the Week is Anthony Jordan. Anthony is an awesome swimmer with an amazing work ethic. He is a freshman at PHS, but has taken on many leadership roles on the swim team. Before every meet and practice, Anthony makes sure the team stretches and offers a few motivational words. He is ... more
  • Anthony Jordan is PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce December Business After Hours (12/21/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The December Business After Hours was held at TR Payne Insurance Agenc... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce December Business After Hours

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