| Statement from Pickens County Schools on Sexual Assault at PHS (2/6/2014) |
Pickens High School has been made aware of a possible sexual assault between a male student and a female student which occurred on school property after school hours.
The Pickens County School District will not tolerate actions of this type and will continue to both enforce and communicate this... more
| Statutory Rape Arrest at PHS (2/6/2014) |
On Wednesday, February 5th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to the Pickens High School regarding a possible sexual assault. Deputies arrived and learned a 15 year old PHS student had informed a teacher she had been assaulted at the school. The teacher quickly alert... more
| Pickens County Roads Follow-up After Snow (Video) (2/5/2014) |
KnowPickens.com videoed the Pickens County Road meeting Monday where snow/ice road issues from the previous week discussed.
A few points from video:
- None of the Pickens County or GDOT equipment was sent to Atlanta.
- 45 loads of salt and gravel was put out by Pickens County.
- Commiss... more
| State School Superintendent Resolution For Local Boards of Education To Determine Snow Days Make Up (2/5/2014) |
To be presented on February 20, 2014
The Pickens County School District received confirmation from the Georgia Department of Education that State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge plans to present a resolution (per OCGA 20-2-168) to the State Board of Education on February 20, 2014.
Since Governor Deal declared a State of Emerg... more
| Hill City and Harmony Elementary Schools Advanced to Regional Reading Competition (2/4/2014) |
Area elementary students participated in the county Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition hosted by Harmony Elementary School, Monday, January 27, 2014.
Hill City and Harmony Elementary Schools advanced to regional competition.
| Optimist STAR Banquet Scheduled for Feb. 27th (2/4/2014) |
The 2014 STAR Banquet is set for Thursday evening, February 27th at Chattahoochee Technical College. The Optimist Club of Jasper is the local sponsor of the STAR Program. Kaleigh Watters has been named the 2014 STAR Student of Pickens High School and she selected Susan Anderson as her STAR Teacher... more
| Pickens County Chamber Recognizes Mary Ann’s with a Ribbon Cutting (2/4/2014) |
Mary Ann’s is pleased to have recently joined the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. Mary Ann Garner stated "Owning my own restaurant has been a dream of mine since I was a teenager. Having that dream come to life in the past six months has been absolutely amazing. My staff and I could not do it ... more
| PICKENS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY LOOKS AT THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE WITH A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ON FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING (2/4/2014)|
Speaker John Boehner just lit a fire under Republicans and Democrats alike with a 6 point list of Standards for Immigration Reform. The Preamble to these Standards describes the problems with the current immigration laws and the reasoning behind the development of the proposed Standards (See picken... more
| Pickens County SOCCER YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE DEFIES “WIN-AT-ALL-COST” (2/4/2014) |
Pickens County Kids and Families Join Sports Program That Teaches Skills for Sports, Values for Life
In an era of sports when trash talking, win-at-all-cost mentalities and fights on the field seem to be the norm, it’s no wonder that 70 percent of U.S. children playing organized sports will quit by age 13 and never play again. Pickens County kids and families, believing that sports can be a positi... more
| Pickens Real Estate Update (2/4/2014) |
At our last meeting of the Pickens County Board of Realtors®, we enjoyed a presentation by Todd Emerson, who is the current president of the Atlanta Board. The message is that we are nearing a return to “normal” in real estate. While Pickens is part of the Atlanta Metro Statistical Market Area, we h... more
| Prevent Child Abuse Pickens Open House and Supporter Kick-Off (2/4/2014) |
Tuesday February, 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Madeline's
Do you believe that it is critical to focus on preventing child abuse before it happens?
Do you think more than 1% of child abuse funding should go to prevention?
If these things are important to you, please attend our Open House and Supporter Kick-Off hosted by Madeline’s.
Tuesday Febr... more
| Sheryl Messner, CPA, P.C- Accountants of the First Mountain City chosen as Small Business of the Year (2/4/2014) |
At the event known as the Winter Ball, a Chamber of Commerce annual gala, the 2014 Small Business of the Month program culminated with the announcement of the 2014 Small Business of the Year. The 2014 winner, Sheryl Messner, CPA, P.C was commemorated with the presentation of an impressive blown glas... more
| Four Legged Love From Apollo & Mickey (2/3/2014) |
If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in your lap, please consider the following pets who need a forever home to fill with laughter and love:
Hi, we are Apollo and Mickey, two of the Bonnie & Clyde pupp... more
| Four Legged Love From Lucy (2/3/2014) |
Due to some generous patrons who have prepaid the adoption fees, the Pickens Animal Control Shelter has several cats and kittens that are free to qualified homes.
If you are looking for a loyal and fun companion, a buddy for one of your pets, someone to talk to, take rides with, or hold in... more
| Home games at Reinhardt University yield conference split capped by thrilling victory for Golden Eagle men’s squad (2/3/2014) |
(WALESKA) – The Golden Eagles hoops teams hosted Central Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Reinhardt University, and the men’s team picked up a thrilling 88-86 victory in a back-and-forth contest. Alijah Bennett knocked down two free throws after getting fouled on a drive to the basket with 3.0 se... more
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