PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Andrew Haygood named PHS 2015 STAR Student (1/23/2015)

    Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Haygood is the son of Jennifer Haygood of Jasper. He has selected Mr. Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher. The PAGE Stu... more
  • Andrew Haygood named PHS 2015 STAR Student
  • Health officials still urge you to get your Flu Shot (1/23/2015)

    Have you had your flu shot yet? Flu activity is high in Georgia and the peak of the flu season is still ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that unvaccinated people get vaccinated*. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from thos... more
  • Health officials still urge you to get your Flu Shot
  • Local Livestock Show Planned (1/23/2015)
    Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m.
    Mark your calendars for the Annual Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m. The location for the show will be the Agricenter at Pickens High School. This yearís show will include classes of breeding ewes, beef heife... more
  • Local Livestock Show Planned
  • Appalachian Trail Lecture At Itís Beginning (1/22/2015)
    Spring Equinox Event on March 21st At Eagleís Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
    (Big Canoe, GA) ~ Frank Wright, the author of Stained-Glass Curtain, a novel inspired by his hike of the Appalachian Trail, will lecture on the history of the trail, with emphasis on the trail's beginning on Mt. Oglethorpe. The Wright lecture is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, starting ... more
  • Appalachian Trail Lecture At Itís Beginning
  • Farce of Nature Opens this Week (1/22/2015)
    Be the First in Georgia to see this Great Comedy!
    You will want to be at the Tater Patch Players Theater this weekend for the Georgia Debut of the Jones-Hope-Wooten play, Farce of Nature. Tater Patch has staged two shows by the same playwrights, Dashing Through the Snow and The Dixie Swim Club. Both of these shows packed the house and everyone le... more
  • Farce of Nature Opens this Week
  • Former L.A.P.D. Deputy Chief Speaks to Rotary (1/22/2015)

    "Are police warriors or guardians?", asks Reiter at Rotary. "Every twenty to twenty-five years or so law enforcement goes through a introspection which betters the agencies and their communities," informed Lou Reiter retired officer and police consultant. He has been active in law enforcement fo... more
  • Former L.A.P.D. Deputy Chief Speaks to Rotary
  • Four Legged Love From Jenny (1/22/2015)
    Female Mixed Lab Dog
    Hi, I am Jenny. I am proud of my good looks and walk with my tail really high. I have a beautiful red-brown coat, a white blaze on my chest and two white toes on one of my back paws. I am shy until I get to know you and I have lots of love to give. Like most young girls I am smart and can... more
  • Four Legged Love From Jenny
  • Four Legged Love From Luna (1/22/2015)
    Female Kitten
    Hi, I am Luna, a Russian blue kitty with lots of personality. I am fun loving, cute, cuddly, and playful. I am about seven months old and eager to find my new forever home. I also have a great purring voice, especially when I am being petted or fed treats. I hope you will come visit me ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Luna
  • Preparations Underway for Mardi Gras in the Mountains (1/22/2015)

    Dr. Sonny Proctor, Pickens Mardi Gras Queen nominee, Margy Lohman, Pickens King nominee Jack Short and Jarod Trammell are preparing for Mardi Gras in the Mountains with masks and beads. The gala benefiting the non-profit service of Georgia Mountain Hospice, Knights of Columbus, and Jasper Rotary ... more
  • Preparations Underway for Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • Reinhardt University Sponsored Chamber Breakfast in January (1/22/2015)

    The monthly Chamber Breakfast was sponsored by Reinhardt University last week with President Dr. Thomas Isherwood inviting the community to come and visit the Waleska campus. Other educational leaders at the event were Dr. Ron Newcomb, President of Chattahoochee Technical College, Dr. Lula Mae ... more
  • Reinhardt University Sponsored Chamber Breakfast in January
  • Riverside Chamber Players in Concert (1/22/2015)
    February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Fellowship Presbyterian Church
    The Casual Classics Concert Series is pleased to welcome Riverside Chamber Players back for another wonderful concert. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening of enjoyable music and entertainment. This is a free concert brought to you by the Casual Classics Concert Series and hosted by Fel... more
  • Riverside Chamber Players in Concert
  • TEA PARTY TALK Ė IS THIS YOUR CUP OF TEA? (1/22/2015)

    "Let's talk about the Constitution" is the theme of our program for the January meeting of the Pickens County Ga Tea Party. Mr. Richard Gruetter, founder of Preserve Our Constitution, Inc., is our guest speaker; and he will educate as well as entertain us with insight into our Constitution, based o... more
  • TEA PARTY TALK Ė IS THIS YOUR CUP OF TEA?
  • Trail Tree Newsletter January 2015 (1/22/2015)
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    In this issue: Trail Tree Database - Arkansas, Gerogia, Tennessee and Missouri; Mystery of Trees Documentary and Book Signing; Indian Trails Mapping Program...
  • Trail Tree Newsletter January 2015
  • Meet the Artist: Potter C Larry Wilson (1/17/2015)
    January 25, 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM at Talking Rock Pottery
    Join PACA as they celebrate the Winter 2014-15 Featured Artist, potter C Larry Wilson of Hobson Creek Pottery and Talking Rock Pottery. Lots to see and do and enjoy at this fun celebration! Larry is a self-taught potter who strives to have fun with his art. Retiring as a civil servant in 2007, h... more
  • Meet the Artist: Potter C Larry Wilson
  • PHS Tutoring Schedule (2014-2015) (1/17/2015)

    Pickens High School offers tutoring at no cost for the subjects of Spanish, French, Math AM, Math PM, Science, Social Studies PM, Social Studies AM, and Language Arts. View the attached schedule for days and times. Parents should contact their child's teacher to request tutoring for their child.... more
  • PHS Tutoring Schedule (2014-2015)
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