PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Miss Georgia Marble Pageant (9/1/2017)

    The 22nd Annual Miss Georgia Marble Pageant was hosted by Miss Pickens County & Miss Northeast Georgia. The pageant, in conjunction with the Georgia Marble Festival the first weekend in October, was held on September 17, 2017 at Pickens High School. Congratulations to the following Queens: Ke... more
  • Miss Georgia Marble Pageant
  • Luis Gonzalez Named PHS Band Student of the Week (8/31/2017)

    Our band member of the week is Luis Gonzalez. Luis is a freshman in the trombone section and was elected by his peers to be the Freshman Representative on the Band Council. Luis jumped right in and has been an outstanding leader for the band and as a trombonist! We appreciate all of his hard ... more
  • Luis Gonzalez Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens Young Life Kick-off (8/31/2017)

    On Monday, August 28, Pickens County Young Life kicked the semester off in a colorful fashion! Over 125 kids showed up for kickball, a color war, pizza and fun. Kids and leaders had a blast hanging out together. We are excited to invite kids into a semester of Young Life clubs, Winter camp, Camp... more
  • Pickens Young Life Kick-off
  • Piedmont Healthcare Now Accepting Applications for Community Benefit Grant Program (8/30/2017)

    Atlanta, Ga. – Applications will be accepted for Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit grant program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of the community through direct service grants, starting Wednesday, Aug. 30. The grant program, which extends financial support to organizations... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Now Accepting Applications for  Community Benefit Grant Program
  • Qualifying for Municipal General Election for Jasper, Nelson & Talking Rock Ends (8/25/2017)

    (UPDATED) Qualifying for Municipal General Election for the City of Jasper, City of Nelson, and Town of Talking Rock began Monday, August 21, 2017. Jasper and Nelson qualified through August 25th and Talking Rock closed on the 24th. Below is candidates qualified, election dates, and qualifying inf... more
  • Qualifying for Municipal General Election for Jasper, Nelson & Talking Rock Ends
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Adoption Policy Clarification (8/23/2017)

    The Pickens County Animal Shelter does not discriminate against, or ban any breed of animal. Upon entry to the animal shelter, animals are assessed on how they interact with humans, and other animals, as well as for their temperament. If the animal is assessed to be no danger to other animals... more
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Adoption Policy Clarification
  • It's Fall Sports Time with Pickens Community Service Club (8/22/2017)

    Oh, it's been years since a member of the Pickens Community Service Club (PCSC) served a low, hot drive over the volleyball net or executed a touchdown-stopping tackle against a PHS opponent on the football field. However, as fall sports get underway locally, PCSC is much involved with the Pickens H... more
  • It's Fall Sports Time with Pickens Community Service Club
  • Jasper Farmers Market Every Wednesday & Saturday Through September (8/22/2017)

    It is that time of year when the vendors want to get to the market early to get a space in the shade. The customers come any time and are welcome. Anyone there will be glad to share their shade. Zach Henson has been called the 'Super Star' of the market for a lot of reasons. He’s alway... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Every Wednesday & Saturday Through September
  • PHS Volleyball Off to a Great Start (8/22/2017)

    Pickens High School Volleyball season starts early for the teams, as the Varsity traveled to Dawson for the Mountain Madness Season Opener at the end of the first week of school on Friday, August 4. The Dragonettes Varsity took on Dawson County in the first match but couldn’t overcome the home team,... more
  • PHS Volleyball Off to a Great Start
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting (8/22/2017)

    During the August 22 Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting, coordinated by Ethan Calhoun, NWGRC planner, approximately 30 attendees discussed community Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT analysis). The topic mentioned most often was water & sewer. Disc... more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting
  • Tea Party Talk: United Nations (8/22/2017)

    The United Nations has been a controversial subject in the United States for several years. Many people believe the UN has overstepped its authority and is an ineffectual organization at best. United States citizens of many walks of life would rather not support the UN agenda; and our Tea Party sp... more
  • Tea Party Talk:  United Nations
  • What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Tractor (8/22/2017)

    Buying this important piece of machinery for the first time can be daunting. If you don’t choose wisely, you risk investing in the wrong tractor. Luckily, if you do the necessary prep before buying, you’re more likely to find the one you need right away. I’ve broken down some of the most importan... more
  • What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Tractor
  • Trevon Hawkins Named Shottenkirk Ford's Player of the Week (8/21/2017)
    Dragons win 54-30 over Chattahoochee
    Pickens High School Dragons opened the football season at Chattahoochee High School on August 18, 2017. Dragons claimed the victory with final score 54-30. Trevon Hawins #23, with 123 rush yards, 51 receiving yards, and 5 tackles on defense, is named Shottenkirk Ford's Player of the Week. ... more
  • Trevon Hawkins Named Shottenkirk Ford's Player of the Week
  • New Keep Pickens Beautiful Board Member (8/20/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce a new member of our community has joined our board of directors Robert Morgan. Mr. Morgan is a manger of environmental compliance within the Poultry industry. Mr. Morgan has held leadership positions in the environmental field where he has managed mul... more
  • New Keep Pickens Beautiful Board Member
  • Business After Hours at Parish Lowrie State Farm (8/17/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The August Business After Hours was hosted by Parish Lowrie – State Fa... more
  • Business After Hours at Parish Lowrie State Farm

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