PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • District Announces Safety Analysis of Pickens County Schools (2/26/2018)
    Town Hall meeting to be scheduled upon completion.
    Working closely with one another, the Pickens County School District and the Pickens Sheriff’s Office conduct regular assessments of the entire school system to evaluate all safety and security measures. We have been in the process of updating these plans for the current school year. These assess... more
  • District Announces Safety Analysis of Pickens County Schools
  • Southern Appalachian Folk School Presented to Jasper Rotary (2/26/2018)

    Larry Wilson is a founding member of the Southern Appalachian Folk School. In his opening remarks to the Rotary Club of Jasper, he said that the School gave artists a place to gather and the public a chance to see and learn about their unique talents. Located at 255 Chambers Street in Jasper, th... more
  • Southern Appalachian Folk School Presented to Jasper Rotary
  • Threat Made by PHS Student on Social Media 'Not Credible' (2/21/2018)

    UPDATE: The threat was determined to be not credible. The student's parent posted on Facebook an account of the events. "Will said, sorry dad is why I am here? I did not threaten anyone or to shoot up the school. The detective seized my son's phone and after 5 hours said, well it looks like w... more
  • Threat Made by PHS Student on Social Media 'Not Credible'
  • Tea Party Talk: Guest Speaker Larry Cavender (2/20/2018)

    On rare occasions, opportunities appear for Pickens County Ga Tea Party to present a program speaker with a special message. Our February 27th tea party meeting will have such a guest speaker. A long-time resident of Pickens County, Mr. Larry Cavender will be with us to share his experiences and... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  Guest Speaker Larry Cavender
  • Reinhardt University to Host St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser in Jasper (2/19/2018)

    A day of fundraising and Irish festivities is poised to provide scholarship opportunities to Pickens County students at Reinhardt University located just a short hop down the road. Reinhardt University will hold its inaugural Shamrock Stroll on March 17 in downtown Jasper. The event is part of... more
  •  Reinhardt University to Host St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser in Jasper
  • Foothills IGA Market supports 'Love of Literacy' (2/19/2018)

    A special thank you to the Foothills IGA Market team and Jeff Downing, as well as their customers for caring about Pickens FERST Foundation for Childhood Literacy. With their support and the donations from their great customers, enough funds were raised to provide 750 age-appropriate books with lit... more
  • Foothills IGA Market  supports 'Love of Literacy'
  • Native American Regalia (2/19/2018)

    Rich Panyik is an artist and so much more. He is a highly recognized creator of museum quality pieces of native American regalia. On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 12:00 at Chattahoochee Tech, Rich will address the Rotary Club of Jasper and display his latest creation. In addition to being a... more
  • Native American Regalia
  • USDA Awards $480,000 Grant to Chattahoochee Technical College (2/19/2018)

    Chattahoochee Technical College recently was awarded a $480,000 Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend educational opportunities in Gilmer, Paulding and Pickens counties through the use of advanced technologies. ... more
  • USDA Awards $480,000 Grant to Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Burglary Arrest After Stand-off (2/16/2018)

    On Thursday, February 15th, at approximately 8 pm, William Lloyd Burden, age 30, was arrested for Burglary after a 2 hour stand-off with law enforcement. What started as a suspicious person call at approximately noon, turned into a day long chase. The original call on Scenic View Drive reported a... more
  • Burglary Arrest After Stand-off
  • Hannah Winkler Named PHS Band Student of the Week (2/16/2018)

    Our band student of the week is Hannah Winkler. Hannah is a Junior clarinet player in our Symphonic Band and Marching Band and is always willing to do whatever needs to be done to help the band. She is the first to volunteer, sometimes the last to stay to get things done and she is always will... more
  • Hannah Winkler Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Alexis Reeves Named PHS Band Student of the Week (2/12/2018)

    Our band student of the week is Alexis Reeves. Alexis is a freshman in our band and plays in the percussion section. Besides being a great player who has learned so much this year, Alexis is always one of the first to offer to help others and does so with patience, kindness and love. She is a... more
  • Alexis Reeves Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2018 Report (2/12/2018)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for January activity: Building Permits 38 in January 2018 (41% increase) 27 in January 2017 Permits for Site Built Homes 10 in January 2018 (25% increase) 8 in January 2017 Inspections 145 in January 2018 (26% increase) 115 in Janu... more
  • Eagle Scouts are Rare (2/11/2018)

    Local Eagles Scouts honored by the Rotary Club of Jasper at their February 7, 2018 meeting for Eagle Scout Recognition Day. Did you know? For every 100 boys who join the Boy Scouts, 12 will receive their first time religious contact, five will earn their religious emblem, two will enter the c... more
  • Eagle Scouts are Rare
  • Holy Family Hosts Debut Performance (2/11/2018)

    In its 4th season of free concerts, The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is pleased to present baritone Jarius Cliett in his Pickens County debut on Sunday, February 18, at 3:30 in the afternoon. The concert is free and all are welcome. A native of Atlanta, Jarius started his musical journey ... more
  • Holy Family Hosts Debut Performance
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/10/2018)

    A Royal Evening at the annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains hosted by Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice and Rotary of Jasper on February 10 2018 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Proceeds benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice. Coverage brought to you by Day's Chevrolet in Jasper. <...
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains

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