PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia, Inc. (BGCNG) has appointed Dave Harper to lead the organization's Board of Directors as the Chief Volunteer Officer and President for 2015. The board offers strategic leadership for the organization, guiding the work of 4 Clubs in Pickens County and one in Gil... more
American Legion Post 149 and Jasper Merchants Association presented $9,505 for bullet proof vests to Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell at the March 2, 2015 Jasper City Council meeting. The organizations have been raising money since mid-2014. They're $1,100 shy of their goal....
Nelson City Council member Michael Haviland was presented an award from KPB (Keep Pickens Beautiful) for all of his efforts in adopt a highway in Nelson and helping to enhance the beauty of Pickens County ...
PHS HOSA is focused as the Chapter Spotlight this week. Next week the Leadership team and four other HOSA members will travel to Athens for state competition. They're listed below. Anthony Napolitano Ariel Hayes Brooke Swofford Hope Atkins Caileigh Jent Stephen Jordan Madison Smith El... more
SNOWMAN CONTEST hosted by Marty Callahan with State Farm during the snow on February 25 & 26, 2015. The Ludington Family won a sled from Garner Ace Hardware....
Dollar Tree recently held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, February 28th for their new store located at Old Philadelphia Road, Jasper (across from Walmart). Dollar Tree is stocked with a variety of products including national, regional, and private-label brands. Departments found in a Dollar... more
(ATLANTA) – Chattahoochee Tech lost a nail-biter at Atlanta Metro 66-64 in the team’s final regular-season game on Saturday. A floater by A.J. Mosby that would have tied the game and sent it to overtime was waved off as officials determined it was released after the final buzzer. The Golden Eagl... more
Please congratulate the following students for their success at the FCCLA Region Competition on February 28, 2015. Sierra Mcelwaney: Silver achievement in Focus on Children Autumn Andrews and Jayce Moss: Gold achievement in Life Event Planning and will be advancing to State. Anna Walk... more
Grace Probst and Kaila Solomon used their birthdays to help others.
Two young women are already learning that it is definitely better to give than receive! Grace Probst and Kaila Solomon are both choosing to use their birthdays helping others. Grace Probst asking for donations for Freddie, the cocker spaniel at PAR. Kaila's thirteenth birthday wish is to raise $10,...
Enter it in State Farm Agent Marty Callahan's SNOWMAN CONTEST by noon today!
State Farm Agent, Marty Callahan is hosting a SNOWMAN CONTEST on KnowPickens.com's Facebook page. The deadline to enter is today Friday, February 27th at noon. The winner, determined by Jake at State Farm, will win a sled from Garner Ace Hardware. The announcement... more
Pickens County Offices and Courthouse will open with a three hour delay tomorrow Friday, February 27, 2015. Please be aware of any possible black ice on road surfaces.... more
PACA Annual Meeting
Join your neighbors at the Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting on March 5th to hear from many different voices in the community. Art, music, theater, literature, history, natural history, culinary, dance, fiber arts, photography, pottery, and more - PACA loves it all. Learn what loca... more
With the threat of a winter storm approaching, Amicalola EMC crews are standing by. In addition, contract crews have been brought in and will be standing by. As normal, we will respond to all power outages as soon as is safely possible. To report a power outage, call our automated outage manageme... more
Governor orders state offices in counties under storm warning to close at noon
In response to a winter storm warning declared for 50 counties in the northern portion of Georgia tomorrow, Gov. Nathan Deal this evening ordered state government offices in the affected areas to close at noon tomorrow and declared a state of emergency for disaster preparedness starting at 2 p.m. We... more
Pickens County Government offices will be closed to nonessential employees on Wednesday, February 25th.... more