PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Former GED Graduates Awarded Scholarships for Higher Education (6/30/2015)

    On June 15, 2015, Santa Farris and Karen Duncan, former GED graduates and students at Pickens Learning Center, became recipients of two scholarships in the amount of $575 each. The Helen and Vernon Crawford Scholarship Fund is awarded to adults who complete a literacy program and wish to pursue post... more
  • Former GED Graduates Awarded Scholarships for Higher Education
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Says Thank You (6/30/2015)
    23rd Annual John Davis Golf Classic a Success
    Georgia Mountains Hospice would like to thank everyone that participated in the 23rd Annual John Davis Golf Classic. On June 3rd, the weather was a bit cloudy and overcast, but 136 golfers enjoyed the beautiful course with no rain. Thank you to John and Hester Davis for not only lending your n... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Says Thank You
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration Starts July 1st (6/30/2015)
    Wristband Nights are Wednesday & Thursday, July 1st & 2nd from 5-10 PM
    Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration starts tomorrow, July 1st with the Carnival / Fair open from 5-10 PM. Wristband nights (unlimited rides for flat fee) are Wednesday & Thursday, July 1 & 2 from 5-10 PM. Cost is $25 with $5 off coupons found around town. Below are some locations w... more
  • Jasper Lions Club Independence Day Celebration Starts July 1st
  • The Mortgage Source Named Chamber's May Small Business of the Month (6/30/2015)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce May Small Business of the Month was The Mortgage Source, LLC. A framed certificate was presented at the Chamber Membership breakfast by Jarod Trammell of Community Bank of Pickens County, sponsor of the business of the month program. John m... more
  • The Mortgage Source Named Chamber's May Small Business of the Month
  • CTC to partner with KSU to offer culinary transfer program (6/29/2015)

    (Marietta, Ga.) - Chattahoochee Technical College is pleased to announce the new Associate of Science degree in Culinary, a transfer Program to Kennesaw State University. "This is our first full transfer program to Kennesaw State University, and we’re very excited to offer this program to our ser... more
  • TEA PARTY TALK - Vacation Silent Auction (6/29/2015)

    The Supreme Court of the United States has done its dirty work for the time being and has gone on vacation. The Congress of the United States has about thirty more days to play politics in Washington, D. C. before they go on vacation. Have you planned or had your vacation yet? If not, your Pick... more
  • Charity Tent Event (6/27/2015)

    Hosted by Pet Warriors USA to help support our local Dog, Cat & Horse Rescues....
  • Charity Tent Event
  • The Irreverent Reverend Mother of Nunsense (6/25/2015)

    This week we would like you to meet someone very special. The Reverend Mother Mary Regina is the person in charge of the catastrophe-prone Little Sisters of Hoboken. You don't have to be Catholic to get the funniness of her character or any of the humor in the show. Mary Regina is in a position o... more
  • The Irreverent Reverend Mother of Nunsense
  • GEORGIA DOT RESUMES ASPHALT REPAIR ON HIGHWAY 53 IN PICKENS COUNTY (6/23/2015)
    Temporary Single Lane Closure
    Georgia DOT advises motorists in Pickens County that maintenance crews continue today to work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 53. Work will proceed daily Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will force a... more
  • High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns (6/23/2015)
    Heat Exhaustion, Hot Cars and Overexposure to Sun Pose Significant Threats
    (ATLANTA) – With temperatures expected to be in the mid 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat related illnesses. ... more
  • High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns
  • Marble Valley Friends Hall of Fame Induction (6/22/2015)
    Now there are sixteen
    On May 30th, the Old Tate Gym was a decorative and festive location. Marble Valley Friends (MVF) held its 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in that historic building. MVF is a historic preservation organization headquartered in Tate. One aspect of its preservation efforts is maintaining a rec... more
  • Marble Valley Friends Hall of Fame Induction
  • Snake Education at Last Saturday's Jasper Farmers Market (6/22/2015)
    Location change for July 1st and 4th Markets Announced
    Something was different about this weeks market. Snakes and beef were there. They had nothing to do with each other but their tents were next to each other and were both attracting a lot of attention in that far shady corner of the market. Local, grass fed beef was for sale, on site, from the ... more
  • Snake Education at Last Saturday's Jasper Farmers Market
  • A Summer Music Adventure (6/20/2015)

    Fellowship Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Summer Music Adventure daily from 10:00 to 12:00 noon the week of July 13th for beginners of ALL AGES. Younger children, ages 4 – 10, will be introduced to sounds, rhythm, and various instruments, while "older" beginners will be introduced to the En... more
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office New K-9 'Flash' Sees First Action (6/19/2015)

    On Thursday, June 18th, shortly after 1:00 pm, Deputy Chris Tucker and K-9 Flash had the opportunity to track through the woods of the Twin Mountain Lake area in search of an individual who had fired a weapon during a Domestic Dispute. Around 1:00 pm, Deputies responded to the area of Twin Mounta... more
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office New K-9 'Flash' Sees First Action
  • 50 Players Attended Dragons Summer Basketball Camp (6/18/2015)

    The Dragons Summer Basketball Camp was very successful with over 50 players attending the traditional camp in the morning and the Middle School League in the afternoon. The morning camp focused on fundamentals, 1 v. 1, 3 v. 3, and shooting games while the afternoon camp focused on 5 v. 5 competitio... more
  • 50 Players Attended Dragons Summer Basketball Camp
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