PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • First Meeting of Presidentís Advisory Council Held in Jasper (12/19/2014)

    Chattahoochee Technical College recently hosted its first meeting of the President's Community Advisory Council for Pickens County. Consisting of 17 members, as well as Chattahoochee Technical College President Dr. Ron Newcomb and Vice President for Facilities David Simmons, the group met for about ... more
  • First Meeting of Presidentís Advisory Council Held in Jasper
  • Four Legged Love From Simba (12/19/2014)
    Orange, male kitty
    Meow, I am Simba the cat with the amazing eyes. I have been here at the PAR Ranch since I was a tiny kitten. Now that I am seven months old I am ready for a new furever home. My orange fur coat makes me stand out and is a perfect match for my beautiful bright eyes. I am very playful and ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Simba
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains coming February 14 (12/19/2014)

    The 2015 Mardi Gras in the Mountains, "A Gala Charity Event Celebrating Life" will be held on Saturday night February 14th at Chattahoochee Tech from 6:30-10 pm. Banks and Shane will be entertaining the revelers. All proceeds will better enable sponsoring organizations to help those less fortunate ... more
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains coming February 14
  • Ornaments for Keep Pickens Beautiful Tree Made By Harmony Elementary School Students (12/19/2014)
    On display in the Pickens County Library's Festival of Trees
    Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to say 'Thank you' to the students at Harmony Elementary School who participated in making decorations for the KPB Christmas tree. The tree is part of the Festival of Trees held yearly at the Pickens County Library. Susan Anderson, their teacher, had the child... more
  • Ornaments for Keep Pickens Beautiful Tree Made By Harmony Elementary School Students
  • PHS Theatre Announces the Cast of Spring Production of 'Hello Dolly' (12/19/2014)

    Pickens High School Theatre announces the cast of their Spring Musical Production of "Hello Dolly". The play will be performed on April 9, 10, and 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the PHS Performing Arts Auditorium. Director Leah VanDoran posted on the more
  • PHS Theatre Announces the Cast of Spring Production of 'Hello Dolly'
  • Pickens High School PSO Explorers Start Seatbelt Safety Campaign (12/19/2014)

    As most people know, safety on the road is extremely important for all drivers and passengers; especially at PHS with the increase of car wrecks involving students. In response to the increase in these wrecks, the Pickens High School Explorers decided to start a campaign to get all students, both dr... more
  • Pickens High School PSO Explorers Start Seatbelt Safety Campaign
  • Retired Educators Welcomed Representative Jasperse at December Meeting (12/19/2014)

    The Community Room of United Community Bank was decked in Christmas splendor when the Pickens County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) met on December 10th. After President Kathy Wallace called the meeting to order and Chaplain Chuck Allen led in the blessing, the approximately three dozen atte... more
  • Retired Educators Welcomed Representative Jasperse at December Meeting
  • Tater Patch Players to Present Farce of Nature (12/19/2014)
    Show opens in January
    Director Jan Simpson has announced the cast of the upcoming play, Farce of Nature, which will debut in Georgia at the Tater Patch Theater. This southern-fried comedy was written by the same authors as the blockbusters Dixie Swim Club and Dashing Through the Snow. Farce of Nature promises to delive... more
  • Tater Patch Players to Present Farce of Nature
  • Twenty-six PHS Band Students Particpated in Honor Band Auditions (12/19/2014)

    Twenty-six band students participated in first round/District Honor Band auditions at White County High School. This involves playing scales (either 8 or 12 from memory, depending on grade), chromatic scale, sight-reading, and a prepared etude (a solo). This requires months of practice and individ... more
  • Chamber's Duncan at Rotary 'The ModSquad is coming to Jasper businesses' (12/17/2014)

    "We have experienced a great year of service promoting Jasper and Pickens county events and businesses," proclaimed president Denise Duncan of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce at Rotary. The chamber has grown to 540 members as the community has seen the influence of membership. Duncan anno... more
  • Chamber's Duncan at Rotary 'The ModSquad is coming to Jasper businesses'
  • Were You a Former PHS STAR Student? (12/14/2014)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper is looking for former PHS STAR Students. With the 2015 STAR Banquet approaching, the Optimist would like to know what you are doing now - where you live and work. Are you married? Children? How does what you are doing now compare to what your plans were at the time you... more
  • Were You a Former PHS STAR Student?
  • Big Canoe Chapel Bells and Mountain Ringers Present Free Christmas Concert (12/13/2014)
    Sunday, December 21, at 3:30 P.M.
    Has your Christmas shopping got you down? Looking for Christmas spirit? The Big Canoe Chapel Bells and the Mountain Ringers Ensemble will present a free Christmas concert as a part of Holy Family's concert series on Sunday, December 21, at 3:30 P.M. at Holy Family. The Chapel Bells, under the di... more
  • Big Canoe Chapel Bells and Mountain Ringers Present Free Christmas Concert
  • Consider the Mountain Stewards For Your Charitable Donations (12/13/2014)
    Report on 2014 Accomplishments
    It is the season for giving and the Mountain Stewards hope you'll consider them as one of your favorite charities for a 2014 donation. In 2014, the Mountain Stewards contributed almost $40,000 of value in building trails and other recreational facilities bringing the ten year cumulative total of... more
  • Consider the Mountain Stewards For Your Charitable Donations
  • PHS Annual White Christmas Provides Toys for Pickens County Children (12/13/2014)
    Toys are donated to Jasper Lions Club Fill-A-Stocking Program
    The Beta Club at Pickens High School presented the annual White Christmas assembly on Wednesday, December 10th in the Old Gym. The purpose of the White Christmas assembly is to provide gifts to support the Lions Club Fill-a-Stocking campaign. Each first period class was assigned a family to pr... more
  • PHS Annual White Christmas Provides Toys for Pickens County Children
  • Sounds of Grace at Eagleís Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe (12/13/2014)
    Winter Solstice - Dec. 21st beginning at 2:45 p.m.
    The public is invited to experience the Winter Solstice at 2pm on Sunday, December 21st. The mountaintop will be filled with the sounds of grace and Christmas Carols. The event will also mark the first anniversary of the creation of Eagleís Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe. The development of Eagle... more
  • Sounds of Grace at Eagleís Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
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