PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Change in High School Admistration (12/8/2016)
    Principal Shane Purdy resigns; Dr. Chad Flatt will serve as Interim Principal
    The Pickens County School District announces the resignation of Mr. Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School (PHS). Mr. Purdy previously served the district as Principal of Jasper Middle School. "An unexpected and unsolicited opportunity presented itself. After careful consideration, I fe... more
  • Change in High School Admistration
  • Experienced Administrator to Guide Search for Permanent Replacement (12/8/2016)

    The Pickens County School District announces the appointment of Dr. Charles Webb as Interim Superintendent, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Webb earned four degrees from Georgia Southern University, including the Doctor of Education degree in School Administration. During more than 32 years in pu... more
  • Experienced Administrator to Guide Search for Permanent Replacement
  • Low Turnout During Early Voting for the Special Election for State Senate District 54 (12/8/2016)
    Early voting ends December 9th; General Election December 13th
    As of yesterday, only 24 out of the 7,883 registered voters cast their ballots early for the Special Election for State Senate District 54. Only a portion of Pickens is in the district. Vote today until 5 pm and tomorrow from 8 am to 5 pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration, ... more
  • Low Turnout During Early Voting for the Special Election for State Senate District 54
  • Pickens School Superintendent Resigns (12/7/2016)
    Letter to the community from Dr. Lula Mae Perry
    Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Pickens County School Superintendent is resigning effective January 1, 2017. A letter sent to the media is below. To the Pickens County Community: It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Superintendent of Pickens County Schools. Having the opportunity to work on be... more
  • Pickens School Superintendent Resigns
  • DeVore, Farinholt Elected to Big Canoe POA Board; Anderson Elected Board President (12/6/2016)

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  • Golden Bells of Atlanta in Concert (12/6/2016)
    Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:30pm at JUMC
    Nothing says the holidays like Christmas music presented by the Golden Bells of Atlanta — Atlanta’s premier community handbell choir. Established in 1995, our unique and entertaining group includes ringers from all parts of Atlanta and bring over 375 years of combined ringing experience to the table... more
  • Golden Bells of Atlanta in Concert
  • Linda Ross, Manager of Choices Pet Sitters, Earns the Pet Sitters International Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting (12/6/2016)

    Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for professional pet sitters, announced at the end of October that Linda Ross, Manager of Choices Pet Sitters in Jasper, Georgia, has completed the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting and earned the designation of P... more
  • Linda Ross, Manager of Choices Pet Sitters, Earns the Pet Sitters International Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting
  • Pickens County Planning & Development November 2016 Report (12/6/2016)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for November activity: Building Permits 25 in November 2016 17 in November 2015 Site Built Homes 7 in November 2016 3 in November 2015 Inspections 155 in November 2016 85 in November 2015 Total Department... more
  • Two More Days for Holiday Shopping (12/6/2016)
    Jasper Farmers Winter Market is open December 10 & 17
    The Jasper Farmers Winter Market has two more opportunities in December to enjoy a morning of browsing among the work of local craftsmen and craftswomen, artisans, artist, bakers, bee keepers and gardeners. You will find things made from natural sources, wood, stone, metal, clay, fiber and a few mad... more
  • Two More Days for Holiday Shopping
  • Are You Prepared for Winter Weather? (12/5/2016)
    Pickens County Encourages Residents to Prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week Dec. 5-9
    While many consider the snow and ice that accompanies the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that winter weather has the potential to devastate communities and affect thousands of people. Devastating, thick layers of snow and ice can shut down transportation in many parts of our state, ma... more
  • Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?
  • Jasper City Council - December 2016 (Video) (12/5/2016)

    Swearing in of Dr. Sonny Proctor as new council member....
  • Jasper City Council - December 2016 (Video)
  • Eagles and Turkeys on the Winter Solstice (11/30/2016)
    Christmastime on Mt. Oglethorpe on December 21st
    A Gathering of Eagles...the public is invited to come to the mountain to witness the rededication ceremony for Eagle Scouts of all ages. The ceremony will take place at the Stone Eagle at the top of Mt. Oglethorpe in Eagle's Rest Park. Hot chocolate and s'mores cookies will be the treat. ... more
  • Eagles and Turkeys on the Winter Solstice
  • Elderly Dog Needs Home (11/30/2016)

    Walker does not live in a nice home with his family. He was found on the street, taken to Pickens County Animal Shelter, and locked in a cage. Walker is not a young, plump, and playful puppy. He is 10 years old, 23 pounds, a little deaf, and under fed with skin issues. Walker can't guarantee y... more
  • Elderly Dog Needs Home
  • Meet Your Favorite Princess at Winter Ball December 10 (11/30/2016)

    The Pickens Community Service Club will be hosting a Royal Winter Ball on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm in the Charleston Banquet Room at Madeline’s Bakery in Jasper. Rumor has it that the snow queen will be in attendance, along with her royal sister and fiancé. Their long haired cous... more
  • Meet Your Favorite Princess at Winter Ball December 10
  • Mountain Stewards Operations Report 2016 (11/30/2016)
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    As of 19 November, the Trail Crew has contributed 1,308 volunteer hours in 2016 toward building a number of new recreational facilities and has maintained and repaired existing trails and facilities. We will add approximately another 180 hours of work before we take our winter break in mid-December....
  • Mountain Stewards Operations Report 2016
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