PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Autumn Winchell Named PHS Girls Soccer Player of the Week (2/15/2019)

    Congratulations to Autumn Winchell for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Girls Soccer Player of the Week. Autumn is an outstanding senior leader on the soccer team. She has been playing soccer for over twelve years and has such a passion for the sport. She is very helpful with t... more
  • Autumn Winchell Named PHS Girls Soccer Player of the Week
  • Juan Sanchez Named PHS Boys Soccer Player of the Week (2/15/2019)

    Congratulations to Juan Sanchez for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Boys Soccer Player of the Week. Juan scored 2 goals as Pickens won their first game of the season - a first win over Sequoyah High School.... more
  • Juan Sanchez Named PHS Boys Soccer Player of the Week
  • Kitchen Witches Opening Friday With New Cast Member (2/14/2019)

    The hilarious comedy, The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith opens this Friday (with Share Night this Thursday). The Tater Patch cast is in what is generally called He(double L) Week of any show.... the week leading into opening night. The Gods of Comedy have decided to play a trick and the Players... more
  • Kitchen Witches Opening Friday With New Cast Member
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds Still Available (2/14/2019)

    If you haven't applied for LIHEAP since November 2018, then now is the time. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children services. All households participating in the program must meet the income criteria; be responsible for paying ... more
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds Still Available
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains Happening March 2nd (2/14/2019)

    Georgia Mountains Hospice is again hosting the 14th annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Partners this year are the Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Jasper. Festivities include a catered buffet meal, music by "Banks and Shan... more
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains Happening March 2nd
  • Matthew Broom Named PHS Band Student of the Week (2/14/2019)

    Our Band Student of the Week is Matthew Broom. Matthew is a Junior and plays saxophone in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band. He also serves as librarian. Matthew is also a flutist/piccolo player in our Symphonic Band. Matthew is a friend to all, a strong leader in our group, and brings humor ... more
  • Matthew Broom Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Music on Mountain High! (2/14/2019)
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 pm
    (Mt. Oglethorpe, GA) To help celebrate the 5th anniversary of the creation of Eagle’s Rest Park on Mt. Oglethorpe, singer and song writer Bob Knysz will sing two of his original songs written specially for the new park. Bob’s songs "Ode to Billie Ann", which recognizes Billie Ann Rice, the benefa... more
  • Music on Mountain High!
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2019 PHS STAR Finalists (2/14/2019)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) is pleased to recognize the 2019 PHS STAR Finalists. For over 30 years the Optimists have recognized the PHS STAR Student and Teacher along with nine STAR Finalists with the largest and most ... more
  • Optimist Club of Jasper Announces the 2019 PHS STAR Finalists
  • Pickens County Coin Club Supports Local Charities (2/14/2019)
    Toys for Tots and Disabled American Veterans receive contributions from area coin enthusiasts
    The Pickens County Coin Club made contributions to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots in Pickens County and the Disabled American Veterans Blue Ridge Chapter #28 in Fannin County, respectively. “Our coin club meets twice a month and while we enjoy discussing and trading coins we also hold reg... more
  • Pickens County Coin Club Supports Local Charities
  • Music at Holy Family Presents Mezzo Soprano Caroline Rollins (2/13/2019)

    On Sunday, February 17, at 4:00 in the afternoon, Caroline Rollins will present a free recital at Holy Family. Ms. Rollins' program will feature works by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mendelssohn, and others. Caroline serves as the Alto Section Leader at St. James' Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, Nort... more
  • Music at Holy Family Presents Mezzo Soprano Caroline Rollins
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol (2/13/2019)

    It’s getting busy under the Gold Dome in Atlanta, and the pace of the session is picking up. Our committees are working now hearing possible bills and improving them, if needed, before passing them on to the Rules Committee. It does take a while for everything to get organized, as it's a new session... more
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol
  • The Pickens Report - January 2019 (2/13/2019)

    The start of a new year comes with lots ahead for Pickens County government. Several projects will advance in 2019 including: the opening of Pickens County Fire Station #12 off Carlan Road, the construction of a new Tate Fire Station, a hefty paving schedule, water line extensions, and much more tha... more
  • The Pickens Report - January 2019
  • Nelson City Council February 2019 (2/11/2019)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Agenda Approval 5. Approval of Minutes a. January 7, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes 6. Department Reports a. Mayor (Sylvia Green) b. Police Report (Lt. David Simmons, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Dept.) 7. Executive ... more
  • Nelson City Council February 2019
  • Pickens County Planning Commission February 2019 (2/11/2019)

    AGENDA I. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE II. READING AND APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES III. OLD BUSINESS: None IV. NEW BUSINESS: A. Appeal of Issuance of Building Permit Numbers 16538 & 16539 DENIED V. BOARD COMMENTS VI. PUBLIC COMMENTS ... more
  • Pickens County Planning Commission February 2019
  • A Huge Support Team for The Kitchen Witches (2/9/2019)
    Opens This Week!
    There are so many volunteers behind the scene of any Tater Patch play. For The Kitchen Witches, by Caroline Smith, there's been hard work going on since just after Christmas. The set volunteers took down the really complicated set from A Christmas Story and immediately started building a TV st... more
  • A Huge Support Team for The Kitchen Witches

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