PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month (3/28/2017)

    April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Chair Robert Jones, signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working with the county and communities planning cleanup projects for th... more
  • April Proclaimed as Great American Cleanup Month
  • Are You Ready for the Taste of Farm-Fresh Vidalia Sweet Onions? (3/28/2017)

    If so, you are in luck. Bland farms, world's largest producer/distributor of those spring delights, has an abundant supply growing. The Pickens Community Service Club is ready to begin accepting orders. Those orders will be delivered to Jasper in early May. Through the cooperation of Pickens Hig... more
  • Are You Ready for the Taste of Farm-Fresh Vidalia Sweet Onions?
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Jared Wiman (3/28/2017)

    Our Student of the Week is Jared Wiman. Jared is a sophomore and a member of the mellophone section in marching band and the horn section in Symphonic Band. Jared is always one of the first students to jump in to help with whatever needs to be done, whether it his responsibility or not. He is... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Jared Wiman
  • Seven 4-H’ers from Pickens County Competed at the Northwest Junior/Senior DPA (3/28/2017)

    On March 4, 2017, Pickens County 4-H’ers traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA to compete at the Northeast Junior/Senior District Project Achievement (DPA). DPA is a year-long process where students spend their time building a portfolio related to their chosen project area and then compe... more
  • Seven 4-H’ers from Pickens County Competed at the Northwest Junior/Senior DPA
  • Superintendent Search Proceeding on Schedule (3/28/2017)

    Jasper, GA – The search for the next Superintendent of the Pickens County School District is progressing on schedule and as planned. The Board reviewed all 49 applications received by the February 28 deadline and identified a number of applicants to meet in the first round of interviews. In identify... more
  • Superintendent Search Proceeding on Schedule
  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks! (3/27/2017)
    Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia
    According to the Farm Gate Value Report, broiler chickens are Georgia’s number one commodity. The poultry industry provides Georgians with employment opportunities and delicious, local chicken, but there is a disease that is dangerous and threatening poultry everywhere. Low pathogenic (LPAI) and hig... more
  • Be a Hero – Save the Chicks!
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (3/27/2017)

    Monday, March 20th marked legislative day 36 of 40 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine Die, the last day of the session is this Thursday! As our deadline quickly approaches, we had another hectic week of legislation review, votes, and resolutions that are now under consideration by Governor Deal. ... more
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Inspiring U. S. Army Combat Officer Col. John Thompson to Speak at Rotary (3/26/2017)

    The Rotary Club of Jasper invites the community to come and be inspired as Col John Thompson shares his experiences leading troops and defending our country. Reservations are requested for the March 29, Rotary meeting featuring Col. Thompson jaspergarotary@gmail.com. The 12 noon lunch gathering... more
  • Inspiring U. S. Army Combat Officer Col. John Thompson to Speak at Rotary
  • 5 More Line Crews Arrive to Assist in Power Restoration (3/23/2017)

    We appreciate the patience of those members still affected by power outages. We are currently down to 1186 members out spread across 8 counties. These outages are in 170 different locations; some with 1-2 members out. This is down from a high of 20,800 members out of power Tuesday night when the sto... more
  • 5 More Line Crews Arrive to Assist in Power Restoration
  • Highland Rivers Health names Franscica MgBodile, MD, Chief Medical Officer (3/23/2017)
    MgBodile to replace Dr. Nizamuddin Khaja, who will remain lead medical director for agency's three crisis units
    Highland Rivers Health has named Franscica MgBodile, MD, a board certified psychiatrist, as the agency's chief medical officer. Mgbodile joined Highland Rivers as associate medical director in 2015, and has served as medical director of outpatient services since January 2016. As chief medical office... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Franscica MgBodile, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Noah Coriell (3/23/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Noah Coriell. Noah is a Junior in the band and plays alto saxophone in the marching band and in the Symphonic Band. He is involved in the Academic Quiz Team and also manages many Honors and AP classes. He will be our Band Co-Captain for the 2017-2018 season and... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Noah Coriell
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting March 2017 (3/23/2017)
    Preliminary 2018 Budget proposing 2% raise across the board for ALL employees.
    The purpose of this meeting will be to review storm damage, preview the budget process, and conduct executive session for personnel recommendations and/or pending or potential litigation. AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Superintendent Reports A. Operations - Storm Damage... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Called Meeting March 2017
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce March Business After Hours (3/23/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a wonderful monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun, networking and an opportunity to win some cash! The March Business After Hours was hosted by the Law Offices of Edwin ... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce March Business After Hours
  • TEA PARTY TALK: Educate Before You Vaccinate (3/23/2017)
    Meeting on March 28th
    You are invited and urged to attend the March 28th meeting of the Pickens County GA Tea Party. We are pleased to have a special guest speaker, who is well versed in the important issue of vaccine safety and the Vaccination vs Autism controversy. We are partnering with the Madison Forum and the... more
  • TEA PARTY TALK: Educate Before You Vaccinate
  • Detectives Working with the GBI Investigating an Apparent Murder Suicide (3/22/2017)

    On Tuesday, March 21st, deputies responded to an address on Burgess Road West in Jasper Georgia. The caller had advised that he had found his tenant in his home and he was not conscious. After arriving, deputies found 2 individuals in the home that were deceased. During the initial investigation,... more
  • Detectives Working with the GBI Investigating an Apparent Murder Suicide
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