PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Schools Closed on January 19 (1/19/2018)

    Due to secondary road conditions caused by inclement weather, the Pickens County School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 19, 2018 for students. – Staff report at 10:00 a.m. Safety is our main concern. You may report to work if road conditions are safe for travel in you area. ----... more
  • Pickens County Schools Closed on January 19
  • Weather Closings & Delays on January 18 (1/18/2018)

    Due to road conditions from winter weather, the following is closed or delayed in opening on Thursday, January 18, 2018. CLOSED Chattahoochee Technical College Burnt Mountain Center Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Mountain Education Charter High School Pickens County Animal Shelter ... more
  • Weather Closings & Delays on January 18
  • American Legion Raffle Presents Rifle to Winner (1/17/2018)

    Ellijay resident Katherine Johnson was tickled pink last Sunday when she heard the message left on her phone stating that she had just won the American Legion Post 149 fund raising raffle for the Henry Gold Lever Action 30/30 rifle. “Im very excitable…I never thought I’d actually win anything,” she ... more
  • American Legion Raffle Presents Rifle to Winner
  • Five New Faces in Next Tater Patch Players Show (1/17/2018)

    Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner by Pat Cook, is the delightful tale of three widowed sisters who have found themselves living together again in the old family home. Tater Patch Players welcomes five new cast members to this show. It is always a pleasure to see our theater grow. ... more
  • Five New Faces in Next Tater Patch Players Show
  • Have Your Cake and Decorate It Too (1/17/2018)
    Free cake decorating workshop
    The Pickens County Master Gardener and UGA Extension organizations are sponsoring a Have Your Cake and Decorate It Too Workshop at the UGA Extension office on January 29, 2018 from 6:00 until 7:00 pm. Dee Boggus (Master Gardener and Floral Designer) returns to demonstrate how to stack, ice, and fini... more
  • Have Your Cake and Decorate It Too
  • KPB Presents Stan Barnett With Elaine Thomason Award (1/17/2018)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful held their annual Appreciation Dinner, January 9, 2018 at The Last Catch. The dinner is an opportunity to show our appreciation for our volunteers, who help KPB reach the goals of a clean and safe environment for the citizens of Pickens County. Bart Connelly, director of o... more
  • KPB Presents Stan Barnett With Elaine Thomason Award
  • Master Gardener 2018 Plant Sale Has a New Look (1/17/2018)

    The Pickens County Master Gardener and UGA Extension organizations are proud to present our hand-picked selection of unique, hard to find native and pollinating plants from our 2018 Plant Sale... more
  • Master Gardener 2018 Plant Sale Has a New Look
  • Taking Rotary on the Road (1/17/2018)

    We took the Rotary Club of Jasper on a road trip and didn’t even have to leave the building! It just so happens that, like Rotary, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce also meets at Chattahoochee Tech. By sponsoring their January 09, 2018 breakfast and providing the program for them, we were able... more
  • Taking Rotary on the Road
  • GEMA Awards Grant to Pickens County (1/15/2018)

    This past Friday, Chairman Rob Jones, EMA Director John Nicholson, and Finance Director Faye Harvey accepted a check from GEMA Area Field Coordinator Tim Reeves for $19,813. The check was for a state grant awarded to Pickens County Government. The grant will be used to purchase a portable LED Sa... more
  • GEMA Awards Grant to Pickens County
  • Reinhardt University Chamber Singers at Holy Family (1/15/2018)

    The free concert series at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family continues on Sunday, January 21, when the church proudly presents the Reinhardt University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Martha Shaw. The free concert is at 3:30 in the afternoon. The Chamber Singers is the select c... more
  • Reinhardt University Chamber Singers at Holy Family
  • Former Directors of the Ruth House Arrested for Theft by Conversion (1/12/2018)

    Following an October Search Warrant of the Ruth House in Ranger Georgia, Greg and Detra Mason have been charged with Felony Theft by Conversion. Original complaints of mismanagement of funds led to the investigation into the handling of the local ministry for women with Substance Abuse issues. A... more
  • Former Directors of the Ruth House Arrested for Theft by Conversion
  • New Ruth House Director Appointed (1/12/2018)

    Ruth House Ministries proudly announces the appointment of their new Director, Jessica Chastain. Ms. Chastain has served as volunteer at the Ruth House and brings years of corporate administrative experience at a Fortune 500 Company. As a Christian based drug and alcohol regeneration center for wome... more
  • New Ruth House Director Appointed
  • Southern Appalachian Folk School Classes Starting in February 2018 (1/12/2018)
    If we teach it, they will learn
    2018 will be the inaugural year for Southern Appalachian Folk School, (SAFS). SAFS is a homegrown effort to keep our mountain culture alive by sharing our arts, crafts and stories. Beginning February 2018, Southern Appalachian Folk School will begin offering classes in a wide variety of folk art... more
  • Southern Appalachian Folk School Classes Starting in February 2018
  • Pickens County Development Year in Review 2017 (1/10/2018)

    The Pickens County Planning & Development department coordinates planning, zoning, and construction activities. We look forward to helping you achieve your goal – whether obtaining a building permit or business license; rezoning property; subdividing land; or another project. Please see below for... more
  • Pickens County Development Year in Review 2017
  • The Pickens Report: 2017 In Review (1/10/2018)

    Pickens County Government concluded a busy and productive year with several projects ahead in 2018. Elected officials, department heads, and staff implemented policies and launched new resources to increase the efficiency of operations. The county government improved services provided to the citizen... more
  • The Pickens Report:  2017 In Review

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