PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Kayla Roberts Named PHS Band Student of the Week (11/17/2017)

    Our Band Student of the Week is Kayla Roberts. Kayla is a Senior at PHS and serves the band as Section Leader for the marching band and as Section Leader for the Symphonic Band. She is an incredibly talented and intelligent young lady, but Kayla is also funny, caring and driven. She is well-r... more
  • Kayla Roberts Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Family-Friendly Comedy Coming to Tater Patch Players Theater (11/15/2017)
    Opens on Black Friday
    A Tater Patch Players comedy is coming your way for the holiday season. Though it's not a Christmas play, You Can't Take It With You, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, is a hilarious and family-friendly comedy. When it's time to find the family somewhere to go after the turkey is done, and when... more
  • Family-Friendly Comedy Coming to Tater Patch Players Theater
  • Holidazzle -- Long Table’s Holiday Gala (11/15/2017)

    On Saturday December 2nd The Greystone Estate in Ball Ground will host Holidazzle – this year’s Long Table for the benefit of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. PCAP plans to kick off the holidays by celebrating the 5th Anniversary of The Long Table at this unique venue with an evening carrying th... more
  • Holidazzle -- Long Table’s Holiday Gala
  • Housing and Children Take Center Stage (11/15/2017)

    On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 35 attendees from local and state agencies joined together for the Pickens Family Connection Collaborative focused on the county's homeless situation and combating child sexual abuse. The session began with an exercise exposing the direct effects homelessness has a... more
  • Housing and Children Take Center Stage
  • PHS Theatre Places Fifth in One Act Play Competition State Finals (11/15/2017)

    The PHS Theatre troupe traveled to Sandersville Ga this past weekend to compete in the Georgia High School Association One Act Play Competition State Finals. PHS attended as the Region 6AAAA Champion. After a tremendous production and performance the cast and crew came in fifth place overall! ... more
  • PHS Theatre Places Fifth in One Act Play Competition State Finals
  • Victor Lane Named Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Swimmer of the Week (11/15/2017)

    Victor Lane is the Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Swimmer of the Week. Victor has already qualified for state in two different events - 100 yard breaststroke and 100 yard butterfly. Victor is an outstanding student and excels in this sport. Victor has natural athletic ability. He is an e... more
  • Victor Lane Named Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Sets Record Year for Kids and Candy (11/14/2017)

    Al Rothe, KPB Board member reported a banner year for handing out candy on Halloween this year. Again this year KPB took part in the Trick or Treat downtown event in Jasper. Rothe reported that we had more children this year than ever before. Each year KPB purchases more candy and always seem... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Sets Record Year for Kids and Candy
  • PHS Swim Team Compete at the Battle of Dalton (11/14/2017)
    Ginny Perren, PHS Swim Team Coach
    The second swim meet for the PHS swim team was the Battle of Dalton last Saturday, November 11. The students competed against six other schools, which is over 250 swimmers. Victor Lane was amazing as he qualified for state in the 100 yard butterfly. Victor also received 2nd place overall in the... more
  • PHS Swim Team Compete at the Battle of Dalton
  • Pickens County Schools 2017 CCRPI Scores Released (11/14/2017)
    Middle and high schools increased; All four elementary schools decreased
    Pickens County School Superintendent, Dr. Carlton Wilson is meeting today with academic coaches and curriculum directors to look at the data from the 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores. Both high school and middle school scores increased, but all four elementary schoo... more
  • Pickens County Schools 2017 CCRPI Scores Released
  • You can QUIT during the Great American Smokeout®, Nov. 16th (11/14/2017)

    NORTH GEORGIA – Ready to quit? You can do it for at least one day this Thursday, November 16th during the Great American Smokeout®! Every year on the third Thursday of November, many Georgians join tobacco users across the nation in giving up using tobacco and electronic cigarettes for the entire da... more
  • You can QUIT during the Great American Smokeout®, Nov. 16th
  • District 18-L Diabetes Chairman Attends Jasper Lions Club (11/12/2017)

    On November 9th, the Jasper Lions Club hosted Michele Benoit. District 18-L Diabetes Chairman of the Georgia Lions Club. She has been a member of the Lions Club for 10 years and is currently a member of the Pauling-West Cobb Club. In her role as District Diabetes Chairman, she is helping Lions Club... more
  • District 18-L Diabetes Chairman Attends Jasper Lions Club
  • Free Concert Series Continues at Holy Family November 19 (11/12/2017)

    John King Carter, Holy Family organist and choirmaster, proudly announces the next concert of the 2017-2018 season of free concerts at Holy Family. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Ellena Hogrefe returns to Holy Family on Sunday, November 19 at 3:30 PM. singing songs of Schubert and Debussy. Mr. Carter will acco... more
  • Free Concert Series Continues at Holy Family November 19
  • Pickens Football 2017 Season Ends (11/12/2017)
    Statistical Highlights
    Pickens High School Football Season for 2017 ended after the State Playoff game against Cartersville on Friday, November 10th. Below are 2017 Statistical Highlights provided by Chris Parker, Head Football Coach. PDF with all season stats is listed at the end. Team Records • The 2017 Dra... more
  • Pickens Football 2017 Season Ends
  • Noah Coriell Named PHS Band Student of the Week (11/10/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Noah Coriell. Noah is a Senior in the band and serves as Band Co-Captain and plays in the alto saxophone section. Noah has done a great job this year in serving others, playing and performing at a very high level of skill and musicianship and by helping the band... more
  • Noah Coriell Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Cities of Jasper and Nelson Election Results (11/7/2017)
    Incumbents Reelected
    Election Results for City of Jasper and City of Nelson from the November 7, 2017 Municipal Election. JASPER City Council (2 Seats) Ryan O’Dea 99 Anne Sneve 222 Doug Patterson 198 Sonny Proctor 236 -------------------------- NELSON Mayor Sylvia Gree... more
  • Cities of Jasper and Nelson Election Results
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