PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Small Goes Big in Pickens County and Across the U.S. (11/19/2015)

    Some readers may have never been to the town of Hinton on Hwy. 53 west of Jasper and may not be aware that there are churches in that area of Pickens County that support Operation Christmas Child. One of those is Hinton United Methodist Church where the congregation and community have huge hearts fo... more
  • Small Goes Big in Pickens County and Across the U.S.
  • Tyler Garner signs with West Georgia to play baseball (11/19/2015)

    Today at Pickens High School, Tyler Garner signed a baseball scholarship for West Georgia. Tyler is the son of Debra and John Garner. Tyler stated that he feels West Georgia has one of the best baseball programs in the nation, and he is looking forward to working with them with his eventual goal... more
  • Tyler Garner signs with West Georgia to play baseball
  • A Vendors List for the Jasper Winter Farmers Market (11/18/2015)

    This week, I am going out on a limb and instead of telling you what was going on at the last market I am going to tell you what is going to go on at the next market, Saturday, November 21. I don't have a crystal ball but I do have a list of who signed up and some idea of what they will have for sal... more
  • A Vendors List for the Jasper Winter Farmers Market
  • Changing Lanes November Newsletter (11/18/2015)

    Featuring: - A Guide To Keeping Your Teen Safe During the Holidays - The Ten Commandments of Car Maintenance: TIRES - Assessment for DUI verses Evaluation - RECIPE: Amana Ox Yoke Inn Bakery Poppy Seed Muffins...
  • Changing Lanes November Newsletter
  • Fifth Grader Brandon Bell Wins Spelling Bee (11/18/2015)

    Hill City Elementary is proud to announce that Brandon Bell was the winner of the 8th annual ETC 2015 Spelling Bee held Saturday, November 7th. Brandon was one of fifty-one fifth grade participants competing for the $500 grand prize. Additionally, Hill City Elementary school received $1,500. H... more
  • Fifth Grader Brandon Bell Wins Spelling Bee
  • Mary Annís Restaurant to Host Thanksgiving Lunch (11/18/2015)

    Donít be alone this Thanksgiving! For the second year in a row, Mary Ann's Restaurant, located at 408 E. Church Street, will be hosting a free lunch on Thanksgiving Day! Lunch will be served from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the restaurant. Everyone in need of a good meal or good company is invited to... more
  • Mary Annís Restaurant to Host Thanksgiving Lunch
  • 9th Annual Night of Lights / Parade of Lights Christmas Celebration (11/17/2015)
    Parade application deadline November 30th
    The Jasper Merchants Association is hard at work to bring you an even bigger and better 9th Annual Night of Lights / Parade of Lights Christmas Celebration. The event that takes place on the first Saturday in December 2015 will have Santa Claus coming to town so that he can visit all the children of... more
  • 9th Annual Night of Lights / Parade of Lights Christmas Celebration
  • Eagle's Rest Park Emerging as Hiking and Picnicing Park (11/17/2015)

    We still have dreams... work to do... to make Eagleís Rest Park the perfect place in the mountains of North Georgia to "get away from it all". We hope to build a picnic pavilion to give shelter to those wishing to enjoy a picnic if the rain should come to Mt. Oglethorpe. We also hope to build be... more
  • Eagle's Rest Park Emerging as Hiking and Picnicing Park
  • Flags on All State Buildings and Grounds Ordered Lowered to Half-Staff (11/16/2015)
    Executive Order by the Governor
    WHEREAS: On Friday, November 13, 2015, a series of synchronized terrorist attacks were carried out against the people of France; and WHEREAS: The people of Georgia share the grief of the families and friends of those who were injured or killed, and we pray for their comfort and healing in the da... more
  • Flags on All State Buildings and Grounds Ordered Lowered to Half-Staff
  • PHS Student Seeking Donations for Backpack Snack Program (11/16/2015)

    Pickens High School student, Laney Bledsoe is helping with the Backpack Snack Program for children in our Pickens County School District. This is a program that sends snacks home with children over the weekend/holidays that may not have enough food at home. Laney has started helping this cause at t... more
  • PHS Student Seeking Donations for Backpack Snack Program
  • Tate Day Photo Contest Winners Announced (11/16/2015)

    The Tate Day 2015 Photo Contest had 16 excellent entries on display in the old Depot. The main criteria was to show the use of marble in Pickens County. Judging was difficult due to the quality of all. After careful observation, consideration, and consultation from those attending Tate Day, the choi... more
  • Tate Day Photo Contest Winners Announced
  • Day's Chevrolet Awarded Pickens Chamber Large Business of the Month (11/15/2015)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the November Large Business of the Month, Dayís Chevrolet of Jasper. A framed certificate was awarded to Dayís Chevrolet of Jasper at the November Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Jarod Trammell of Community Bank of Pickens County,... more
  • Day's Chevrolet Awarded Pickens Chamber Large Business of the Month
  • Itís A Wonderful Life: Radio Play for Stage (11/15/2015)
    Every Time a Bell Rings, an Angel Gets Its Wings
    What is the full name of the angel that is working on getting his wings in the show? The draft board rated George a 4-F. What is that? How did George meet Mary? Itís A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play for Stage presented by the Tater Patch Players will answer these questions and more. The actors ... more
  • Itís A Wonderful Life: Radio Play for Stage
  • A Taste of Pickens (11/14/2015)

    A Taste of Pickens is an annual event to raise money for CARES, our local food pantry. This year, $6,000 was raised from the 453 tickets sold, silent and live auctions, and a 50/50 raffle. ...
  • A Taste of Pickens
  • Hill City Elementary Math Teacher Presents at 56th Annual GA Mathematics Conference (11/14/2015)
    Annual Event Showcases Innovative Practices and Ideas
    The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics selected Ginny Perren, a 5th grade math teacher at Hill City Elementary school, to present at the 56th Annual Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle. The Georgia Math Conference is an annual event showcasing innovative practices and ideas to po... more
  • Hill City Elementary Math Teacher Presents at 56th Annual GA Mathematics Conference
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