PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Did you create a Snowman or Snow Art? (2/27/2015)
    Enter it in State Farm Agent Marty Callahan's SNOWMAN CONTEST by noon today!
    State Farm Agent, Marty Callahan is hosting a SNOWMAN CONTEST on KnowPickens.com's Facebook page. The deadline to enter is today Friday, February 27th at noon. The winner, determined by Jake at State Farm, will win a sled from Garner Ace Hardware. The announcement... more
  •  Did you create a Snowman or Snow Art?
  • ***Pickens County Schools Closed Friday, February 27th (2/26/2015)

    As a result of today's special weather statement issued from the GEMA State Operations Center at 1:37 p.m. that warns of the possibility of black ice and the threat of wet roads refreezing tonight, Pickens County Schools will be closed Friday, February 27, 2015, for students and staff. As alway... more
  • ***Pickens County Schools Closed Friday, February 27th
  • ***Three Hour Delay for Pickens County Offices and Courthouse on Friday (2/26/2015)

    Pickens County Offices and Courthouse will open with a three hour delay tomorrow Friday, February 27, 2015. Please be aware of any possible black ice on road surfaces.... more
  • ***Three Hour Delay for Pickens County Offices and Courthouse on Friday
  • For the love of arts and culture (2/26/2015)
    PACA Annual Meeting
    Join your neighbors at the Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting on March 5th to hear from many different voices in the community. Art, music, theater, literature, history, natural history, culinary, dance, fiber arts, photography, pottery, and more - PACA loves it all. Learn what loca... more
  • For the love of arts and culture
  • Amicalola EMC Power Outage Reporting (2/25/2015)

    With the threat of a winter storm approaching, Amicalola EMC crews are standing by. In addition, contract crews have been brought in and will be standing by. As normal, we will respond to all power outages as soon as is safely possible. To report a power outage, call our automated outage manageme... more
  • Amicalola EMC Power Outage Reporting
  • Deal: State of emergency to begin at 2 p.m. (2/24/2015)
    Governor orders state offices in counties under storm warning to close at noon
    In response to a winter storm warning declared for 50 counties in the northern portion of Georgia tomorrow, Gov. Nathan Deal this evening ordered state government offices in the affected areas to close at noon tomorrow and declared a state of emergency for disaster preparedness starting at 2 p.m. We... more
  • Pickens County Government Offices Closed Wednesday (2/24/2015)

    Pickens County Government offices will be closed to nonessential employees on Wednesday, February 25th.... more
  • Pickens County Government Offices Closed Wednesday
  • Nettes Send Off for the Sweet Sixteen Basketball Playoffs (2/20/2015)

    This morning the faculty and staff of Pickens High School, along with Dr. Perry and the entire B.O.E. gathered in the atrium of the gym to send off the Lady Dragonettes as they travel to Americus, Georgia to play in the sweet sixteen basketball playoffs. The Dragonettes, led by Coach Donna Enis... more
  • Nettes Send Off for the Sweet Sixteen Basketball Playoffs
  • ORATORICAL CONTEST TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 28 (2/20/2015)

    Because of the weather conditions this past week, the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper has been changed from Saturday, February 21 to Saturday, February 28 at the Pickens County Public Library meeting room beginning at 10:00am. There will be four schools partic... more
  • ORATORICAL CONTEST TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 28
  • ***NOTICE: Pickens County Health Department Closed Thursday & Friday (2/19/2015)

    Pickens County Health Department will be closed the rest of today, Thursday, February 19th, and tomorrow, Friday, February 20th, due to problems with the facility's heating system. Repairs are underway and will be completed as soon as possible. Updates are being posted to the North Georgia Health Di... more
  • ***NOTICE:  Pickens County Health Department Closed Thursday & Friday
  • Benefit for Coach Roger McDaniel (2/19/2015)
    March 7th from 2-6 p.m. at Rocco's Pub
    Coach Roger McDaniel, the Head Coach of the North Georgia Falcons for 12 years, has been diagnosed with Inoperable Stage 3 Lung Cancer. A benefit will be held at Rocco's Pub on March 7, 2015 to help ease that burden for Roger and his family. Roger is unable to work at full capacity and during th... more
  • Benefit for Coach Roger McDaniel
  • Holiday Market & Expo Awards Grants to Local Nonprofits (2/19/2015)

    Chair Beth Coberly and committee members Kay Lawrence, Michelle Roberson, Linda Barnes, Stephanie Ray and Nancy Unzicker announced that the 2014 Holiday Market & Expo was a huge success. With the help of many volunteers, this one day event had 80 vendors and more than a thousand attendees. We ... more
  • Holiday Market & Expo Awards Grants to Local Nonprofits
  • Meet and Greet with Walmart Jasper Manager on Saturdays in March (2/19/2015)

    Robert Sever, Walmart Jasper​ Manager is hosting a Meet and Greet on Saturdays in March to hear your issues and concerns with the store. "In an effort to be transparent and grow with the community, I thought it would be great to have a time where I can really sit back and take some good no... more
  • Meet and Greet with Walmart Jasper Manager on Saturdays in March
  • PHS Nettes' Haley Kalson Surpassed 1,000 Points (2/19/2015)

    Congratulations to Haley Kalson as she surpassed 1,000 points as the Pickens High School Nettes beat Chestatee High School 42-37. They will play tomorrow in the sweet sixteen. Photo and news by Tucker Green. ... more
  • PHS Nettes' Haley Kalson Surpassed 1,000 Points
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (2/19/2015)
    Employees recognized for the years of service
    Pickens County employees recognized for the years of service: Hollis E. Stamey - 42, William Allen Wigington - 20, William Sherman McEntire - 19, Virginia Lee Sanders - 17, Donald J. Silvers - 17, Julianne A. Roberts - 13, Hugh W. Hollingsworth - 11, and Candice E. Jarrett - 11...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video)
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