PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
In this issue: Speech and Language Development Tips for Children Ages 4 to 6; Jail N Bail Event Recap; Activities...
Daniel Lopez Selected for Development Program
United Community Bank has selected fifteen of its emerging leaders for its Leadership Academy, a professional development program. Daniel Lopez has been selected for the 2016-2017 class, which is the first year for the program. Lopez is City President of the United branch in Jasper, Ga. "We are ... more
Memorial Day Service 'Honoring Our Fallen & Their Families' on May 30, 2016 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Georgia. S/SGT Jason T. Greene, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment was guest speaker. National Anthem and American Beautiful sung by Amberley Clark....
Dawne Slater, CF-L1 is ready to coach you at her new ‘Box’ called FireBreather Crossfit that opened on May 1, 2016 in Jasper, Ga. Following Coach Glassman's CrossFit® model, the goal is to get you in the best shape of your life through a general physical preparedness, regardless of skill level. ...
The North Georgia Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health is joining the statewide public health campaign in urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip ‘n Toss after every rainfall to re... more
Donnie will be dispensing free love to the first qualified PCAS customer. Donnie is a handsome, 2 year old, neutered male with a life time of love to give. But wait! There's more. With your free Donnie you will also receive an absolutely, 100% free, lifetime supply of: - Never-ending d... more
Pickens County School District Expects Gains with 2016 Test Data
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement released a report card for public schools based in part on the 2015 Georgia Milestones Test. The Georgia Milestones Test contained a new set of requirements for each grade/subject area and replaced th... more
Some report data is from the first year of the Milestones test in 2015
Gov. Nathan Deal along with the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) released its new School Reports website, which provides school performance reports for all public elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia. These r... more
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites will launch their newest dog walking club, “Tails on Trails,” in June 2016. Hikers and their four-legged companions are challenged to hike seven trails at Georgia State Parks and upon completion, dogs earn a bandana and their owners earn a t-shirt for logging the...
Photographer Tyler Roberts, Shroom Shoots Photography, is a new artist at Ed B's Studio 54, an artist co-op in Jasper, Georgia. Tyler, a 2013 Pickens High School graduate, began taking photos six years ago of his friends skateboarding with ... more
Hey guys and gals, I'm Ranger! I came to Pickens Animal Rescue at 6 weeks old in late 2014. I had a home for three months but I wasn't happy there. I'm a funny guy, I'm not content unless I have another doggy friend. I just know there is a family out there with another lonely pup just waiting... more
Jones, Satterfield & Godfrey elected; Runoff Cowart & White
Unofficial results, minus 45 votes, for contested seats in Pickens County. There was a card reader error causing delay in results. WINNERS Commissioner Chairman - Robert Jones Tax Commissioner - Darrin Satterfield Coroner - Mark Godfrey Runoff for Pickens Board of Education Post 1 be... more
An Egg McMuffin will have to wait a few weeks at your local Jasper McDonald's. The long anticipated construction began last Monday morning. This landmark local gathering spot was originally constructed in 1989 and has received several renovations during its tenure as a hub for the community an... more
Denise Duncan resigned as President of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce effective Friday, May 20, 2016. The Board of Directors would like to express our appreciation for Denise's service to the Chamber, its members, and our community and we wish her well in her future endeavors. Denise mad... more
Kali Shay Quinton passed away on December 29th, 2013, just hours after getting married at the Wheeler House in Ball Ground, GA. To honor her memory, a scholarship fund called The Kali Shay Quinton Scholarship Fund was created. Proceeds from the event will go to fund a scholarship to an applicant at ...