PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PHS Student Stephen Jordan Attending Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit (1/10/2017)

    Pickens High School student Stephen Jordan will soon be learning more about our country's electoral process and inauguration when he attends the more
  • Pickens County School District Closing Early Tomorrow, January 6, 2017 (1/6/2017)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will close schools early on Friday, January 6, 2017. Elementary schools will close at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m., and the high school at 12:25 p.m. Students will depart schools using the emergency transport... more
  • Pickens County School District Closing Early Tomorrow, January 6, 2017
  • First Baby of 2017 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (1/4/2017)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital welcomed Avery Wilson as the first baby born at the hospital in 2017. He was born on January 3rd at 8:02 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 18.5 inches long, to proud parents Cody and Lyvette Wilson of Jasper, Georgia. Avery has two older brothers and a sister. Ricky... more
  • First Baby of 2017 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
  • Deputies Arrest Six in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store (1/3/2017)

    Pickens County Georgia, January 3, 2017: During the night of January 1st, deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office and Jasper Police Officers arrest six individuals for breaking into the Dunn’s Food Mart in Talking Rock, Georgia. Deputies with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office spotted a suspicious ... more
  • Deputies Arrest Six in Burglary of Jasper Convenience Store
  • Second Convenience Store Burglary in a Week (12/28/2016)

    Jasper Police Department Chief Greg Lovell urges citizens to be diligent in reporting suspicious activity and people after a second burglary in a week during early morning hours to closed convenience stores in Jasper. Officers arrived after 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28 to find two masked b... more
  • Second Convenience Store Burglary in a Week
  • Marines Deliver on Christmas Morning (12/27/2016)
    Toys for Tots served 2,067 local children
    Before dawn on Christmas morning, Marines along with Santa, Commissioner Rob Jones, Lt. Keven Mize with Jasper Police Department, and Sgt. Eric Tallent with Georgia State Patrol, assembled for the final mission for the 2016 Toys for Tots Drive that began before November. The group was honored to be... more
  • Marines Deliver on Christmas Morning
  • Bring One For The Chipper is January 7, 2017 (12/26/2016)

    Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat on January 7, 2017. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use. Your old tree wil... more
  • Bring One For The Chipper is January 7, 2017
  • Anthony Jordan is PHS Swimmer of the Week (12/21/2016)

    The Swimmer of the Week is Anthony Jordan. Anthony is an awesome swimmer with an amazing work ethic. He is a freshman at PHS, but has taken on many leadership roles on the swim team. Before every meet and practice, Anthony makes sure the team stretches and offers a few motivational words. He is ... more
  • Anthony Jordan is PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Tips on Avoiding the ER During the Holiday Season (12/21/2016)

    The holiday season often is the busiest time for hospital emergency rooms. Last year at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, more than 2,700 patients sought treatment at the ER during the holiday season. Here’s how to avoid the emergency room this holiday season: 1. Know when a trip to the ... more
  • Tips on Avoiding the ER During the Holiday Season
  • PHS Swim Team Update (12/20/2016)

    The swim team did an awesome job last Thursday, December 15th. Many of the team member received personal best times and we could not be prouder of all their hard work. On Thursday, the team competed againist Adairsville High School and Coahulla Creek High School. The Girls’ Medley Relay “A” team... more
  • PHS Swim Team Update
  • Pickens High School White Christmas Benefits Lions Club's Fill-A-Stocking (12/20/2016)

    The Jasper Lions Club collected gifts from the White Christmas programs last week at Pickens High, Jasper Middle and Pickens County Middle Schools. Students at all three schools donated toys for the children of Pickens County who would not have presents for Christmas this year. Dr. Ken Austin Li... more
  • Pickens High School White Christmas Benefits Lions Club's Fill-A-Stocking
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