PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Joint Study Committee on Broadband Access Encourages Participation in Survey (10/4/2016)

    Senator Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), along with Representative Don Parsons (R – Marietta), is chairing the Georgia General Assembly’s Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee. The study committee is currently busy conducting regional meetings around the sta... more
  • Joint Study Committee on Broadband Access Encourages Participation in Survey
  • Twin Brothers Named Shottenkirk Ford Players of the Week (10/4/2016)
    Pickens defeated Gilmer 32-7
    Twins Alex and Chris Pittman were named Shottenkirk Players of the Week against Gilmer on Friday, September 30, 2016. Below are stats from the game: DT Alex Pittman 1 Interception 1 Fumble Recovery for a touchdown 6 Total Tackles
  • Twin Brothers Named Shottenkirk Ford Players of the Week
  • Georgia Marble Festival (10/1/2016)

    Over 6,000 attended the Georgia Marble Festival. ...
  • Georgia Marble Festival
  • Georgia Marble Festival Parade (10/1/2016)

    First place - PHS Hosa; 2nd - Pickens Middle School; 3rd - Anytime Fitness...
  • Georgia Marble Festival Parade
  • Marble Festival Road Race (10/1/2016)

    5K overall male Luke Stolz 16.44.4; 5K overall female Sara Turner 20:07 ...
  • Marble Festival Road Race
  • NOTICE: Main Street Closed Saturday for Marble Festival Road Race and Parade (9/28/2016)

    Expect delays this Saturday, October 1st for the Georgia Marble Festival Road Race and Parade on Main Street in Jasper. Road Race: South Main Street will be closed to thru traffic down to Little Avenue from 7:45 - 9:30 am. Residents of main street area, and Wildwood subdivision may be re-routed t... more
  • NOTICE:  Main Street Closed Saturday for Marble Festival Road Race and Parade
  • PHS Students Named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program (9/27/2016)

    Pickens High School announced that students Kelsey Wise and Jonathan Friedman have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented b... more
  • PHS Students Named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program
  • Adopt From Pickens Animal Rescue (9/26/2016)

    Blayne can't understand why he and his brother Bennie are still at the Rescue Ranch. They came to us as 4 month old puppies in April 2015 and since then 5 of the 7 have found homes. We believe they are Mountain Cur/Plott Hound mixes. They love to play and are very, very affectionate! Heidi is a b... more
  • Adopt From Pickens Animal Rescue
  • Atlanta Coast Conservancy Announced as Small Business of the Month (9/26/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the September Small Business of the Month, Atlantic Coast Conservancy. A framed certificate was awarded to Robert Keller, Owner, at the September Chamber of Comm... more
  • Atlanta Coast Conservancy Announced as Small Business of the Month
  • Consider Adopting From the Animal Shelter (9/26/2016)
    Link to post on our Facebook page
    Check out these dogs available for adoption from the Pickens Animal Shelter from post on our Facebook page. It's not necessary to have a Facebook page to see them. Descriptions on each dog....
  • Consider Adopting From the Animal Shelter
  • Jasper Farmers Market at Roper Park (9/26/2016)

    Next Saturday, October 1st, the Farmers Market will be held in Roper Park while carnival rides occupy the usual location. Open from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the Marble Festival activities. The park is near the corner of Camp and Refuge Road, across from Pickens Middle S... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market at Roper Park
  • Murphy USA Groundbreaking (9/26/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Murphy USA on the groundbreaking for their new business. Murphy USA is 1200 square foot store and gas station located at 1011 Noah Drive in front of Walmart. District Manager Louise Mullis kicked off this ceremony at 10:00 am on Th... more
  • Murphy USA Groundbreaking
  • Paws Be Good is Training Shelter Dogs To Care For Our Veterans (9/26/2016)
    Temporary foster homes and donations needed
    Our military veterans make sacrifices every day to protect our independence. Many of these brave men and women come home bearing invisible wounds such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. PAWS BE GOOD carefully selects unwanted and forgotten dogs from local shelters a... more
  • Paws Be Good is Training Shelter Dogs To Care For Our Veterans
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Andrew Olsen (9/26/2016)

    Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Andrew Olsen. Andrew is a Senior Trumpet player and currently serves as Trumpet Section Leader. Andrew has also participated in Atlanta CorpsVets for two seasons and is a very skilled player and marcher. Andrew assists in the teaching of the... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Andrew Olsen
  • Pride of Pickens Band Annual Fruit Sale (9/26/2016)
    Order before October 17, 2016
    The annual Fruit Sale by PHS Pride of Pickens Band is underway. Choose from Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangelos, Mandarin Oranges and Apples in various sizes. Order before October 17, 2016 for delivery the week before Thanksgiving. There are several ways to place your orders: - Place your order with... more
  • Pride of Pickens Band Annual Fruit Sale
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