PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Ribbon Cutting for Young Living Essential Oils (11/11/2015)

    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
  • Ribbon Cutting for Young Living Essential Oils
  • Veterans Day Luncheon (11/11/2015)

    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...
  • Veterans Day Luncheon
  • Veterans Day Parade (11/11/2015)

    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. ...
  • Veterans Day Parade
  • Veterans Day Program (11/11/2015)

    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....
  • Veterans Day Program
  • Veterans Memorial Park (11/11/2015)

    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)....
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Food for Food This Weekend (11/10/2015)
    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
  • Food for Food This Weekend
  • Great News For Shoppers! (11/10/2015)

    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
  • Great News For Shoppers!
  • Holiday Gift Idea: Mystery of the Trees Book and DVD Bundle (11/10/2015)

    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
  • Holiday Gift Idea:  Mystery of the Trees Book and DVD Bundle
  • Kennesaw State Trumpets return to Holy Family in Free Concert (11/10/2015)

    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
  • Kennesaw State Trumpets return to Holy Family in Free Concert
  • New and Revised “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) Guidelines for Pickens High School (11/10/2015)
    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
  • New and Revised “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) Guidelines for Pickens High School
  • Pickens County Welcomes New Principal to Jasper Elementary (11/10/2015)
    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
  • Pickens County Welcomes New Principal to Jasper Elementary
  • Jasper City Council November 2015 (Video) (11/9/2015)

    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...
  • Jasper City Council November 2015 (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development November 2015 (Video) (11/9/2015)

    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)...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development November 2015 (Video)
  • Halloween at the Jasper Farmers Market (11/5/2015)

    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
  • Halloween at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • It’s A Wonderful Life - The Radio Show (11/5/2015)
    Coming to the Tater Patch Players Stage Soon!
    How do you make the sound of shoes crunching in snow? Do you know what a stepping board is? If you were in a radio studio audience in the 1940s, you may have seen these tricks of the trade. Since most of us have not had the opportunity to be at such a performance, you have another chance. Tate... more
  • It’s A Wonderful Life - The Radio Show
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