PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Superintendent Search Update (3/15/2017)

    The search for the next superintendent of the Pickens County School District is progressing on schedule. By the close of the application period on February 28, the Pickens Board of Education received a total of 49 applications. Applications were received from local, Georgia, and out of state candida... more
  • Pickens County Superintendent Search Update
  • State Gearing Up For DUI Enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (3/15/2017)
    Choose before you booze…drinking or driving, but not both
    (ATLANTA) The luck of the Irish won’t save motorists who get caught driving drunk and while the state’s zero tolerance policy toward impaired driving exists 24/7/365, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is taking special advantage of St. Patrick’s Day to remind drivers that if they don’t drive s... more
  • State Gearing Up For DUI Enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
  • The Pickens Report - February 2017 (3/15/2017)

    The new year is quickly moving along for residents of Pickens County. The month of February was a busy month for Pickens County government that brought increased progress on many projects. As of March 1st, the Tax Commissioner’s office had collected 91 percent of the total set tax collections fo... more
  • The Pickens Report - February 2017
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Receives Two Awards (3/14/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received two awards for outstanding work here in Pickens County. ◌ The Governors Circle Award presented by the state of Georgia for our work in reducing litter and beautification in our county. ◌ The President’s Award from Kee... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Receives Two Awards
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March 2017 (3/13/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Adoption of the meeting agenda 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes 4. Public input 5. Committee & Authority member reports 6. Treasurer’s report 7. Airport manager’s report 8. Airport engineer’s report 9. Commissioner’s remarks 10. Old business 11. New ... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2017 (3/13/2017)

    AGENDA I. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE II. READING AND APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES III. OLD BUSINESS: A. TA-01-17-007 - Text Amendment – Chapter 58 Solid Waste APPROVED IV. NEW BUSINESS: A. Conditional Use– SUSE-2-17-1219 David & Robin Higgi... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2017
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/13/2017)

    We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 6 for legislative day 29, which began the ninth week of the 2017 session. Since we completed Crossover Day the Friday before that, the House began to focus on legislation that was already passed by our counterparts in the Senate. We spent much of our tim... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Special Week Honors Georgia's School Boards (3/13/2017)

    Jasper, GA – The Pickens County School District is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 13-17, 2017, has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributi... more
  • Tragic Accident Claims Life of 16-year-old PHS Student (3/11/2017)
    Vigil Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 pm at PHS Stadium
    Earlier this afternoon, a tragic automobile accident claimed the life of 16-year-old Jordan Simonds. Along with Jordan, a passenger was also injured and had to be flown to Kennestone Hospital. The accident only involved one vehicle and it occurred on Salem Church Road. The Georgia State Patrol R... more
  • Tragic Accident Claims Life of 16-year-old PHS Student
  • Hiking Is For The Birds (3/10/2017)

    Eagle’s Rest Park, Mt Oglethorpe, GA…The birds are also coming to the Spring Equinox event set for Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2pm. The Big Canoe Hiking Club is hosting the event for hikers and the general public. Five wonderful birds will join the spring event. Beth Thomsom, a licensed bird ed... more
  • Hiking Is For The Birds
  • Pickens County Inmate Work Detail at Work (3/10/2017)

    Under the supervision of Joey Hancock with the Sheriff department, the inmate work detail worked 3 days picking up most of Henderson Mountain Road. Henderson Mountain Road is 13.5 miles long and the work detail covered 10 miles taking 3 days to complete. As a result of their efforts the trash fille... more
  • Pickens County Inmate Work Detail at Work
  • CTC Student Overcomes Obstacles to Achieve Goals (3/9/2017)

    Chattahoochee Tech student Josh Morgan refuses to be another statistic. After years of bad decisions, Morgan chose to begin taking the necessary steps to turn his life around. Last summer, he registered for classes with Chattahoochee Technical College’s Adult Education program, and upon graduati... more
  • CTC Student Overcomes Obstacles to Achieve Goals
  • Holy Family Presents Jazz in the Church (3/9/2017)

    The next free concert at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family features a Kennesaw State University jazz combo on Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 P.M. The KSU Jazz Five consists of students playing trumpet, sax, piano, bass, and drums. The group will play a program of traditional and modern jazz reperto... more
  • Holy Family Presents Jazz in the Church
  • Looking for Bids for Youth Artwork (3/9/2017)

    First Baptist Church of Jasper Preschool & Kindergarten is a fantastic educational program which offers an alternative to public education for the younger years of learning. Accredited Exempt through Bright from the Start, FBCJ is not state funded and relies solely on tuition and donations to fun... more
  • Looking for Bids for Youth Artwork
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2017 (3/9/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Spotlight on Student Achievement A. Koby Milner Wins State Wrestling Championship #3 (C. Parker) VI. Consent Agenda A. Approval of Surplus B. Approval of Minutes C. PCMS Field Trip Date Change (P. ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2017
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