PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Grades for Pickens County Schools in the Georgia School Reports (5/25/2016)
    Some report data is from the first year of the Milestones test in 2015
    Gov. Nathan Deal along with the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) released its new School Reports website, which provides school performance reports for all public elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia. These r... more
  • Grades for Pickens County Schools in the Georgia School Reports
  • Tails on Trails: Georgia State Parks' New Dog-Walking Club Launches June 1st (5/25/2016)

    Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites will launch their newest dog walking club, “Tails on Trails,” in June 2016. Hikers and their four-legged companions are challenged to hike seven trails at Georgia State Parks and upon completion, dogs earn a bandana and their owners earn a t-shirt for logging the...
  • Tails on Trails: Georgia State Parks' New Dog-Walking Club Launches June 1st
  • Tyler Roberts' Photography Now Featured at Ed B's Studio 54 (5/25/2016)

    Photographer Tyler Roberts, Shroom Shoots Photography, is a new artist at Ed B's Studio 54, an artist co-op in Jasper, Georgia. Tyler, a 2013 Pickens High School graduate, began taking photos six years ago of his friends skateboarding with ... more
  • Tyler Roberts' Photography Now Featured at Ed B's Studio 54
  • Ranger is Looking for a Doggie Friend (5/24/2016)

    Hey guys and gals, I'm Ranger! I came to Pickens Animal Rescue at 6 weeks old in late 2014. I had a home for three months but I wasn't happy there. I'm a funny guy, I'm not content unless I have another doggy friend. I just know there is a family out there with another lonely pup just waiting... more
  • Ranger is Looking for a Doggie Friend
  • Unofficial Results in General Primary Election (5/24/2016)
    Jones, Satterfield & Godfrey elected; Runoff Cowart & White
    Unofficial results, minus 45 votes, for contested seats in Pickens County. There was a card reader error causing delay in results. WINNERS Commissioner Chairman - Robert Jones Tax Commissioner - Darrin Satterfield Coroner - Mark Godfrey Runoff for Pickens Board of Education Post 1 be... more
  • Unofficial Results in General Primary Election
  • Jasper McDonald's Projected to Open Mid-June After Four-Wall Remodel (5/23/2016)

    An Egg McMuffin will have to wait a few weeks at your local Jasper McDonald's. The long anticipated construction began last Monday morning. This landmark local gathering spot was originally constructed in 1989 and has received several renovations during its tenure as a hub for the community an... more
  • Jasper McDonald's Projected to Open Mid-June After Four-Wall Remodel
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce President Resigns (5/23/2016)

    Denise Duncan resigned as President of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce effective Friday, May 20, 2016. The Board of Directors would like to express our appreciation for Denise's service to the Chamber, its members, and our community and we wish her well in her future endeavors. Denise mad... more
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce President Resigns
  • Kali Shay Quinton 5K (5/21/2016)

    Kali Shay Quinton passed away on December 29th, 2013, just hours after getting married at the Wheeler House in Ball Ground, GA. To honor her memory, a scholarship fund called The Kali Shay Quinton Scholarship Fund was created. Proceeds from the event will go to fund a scholarship to an applicant at ...
  • Kali Shay Quinton 5K
  • Mud Tug (5/21/2016)

    The Mud Tug is an outdoor tug-of-war competition held at the Jeepfest Obstacle course location in between Tate and Marble Hill on SR 53....
  • Mud Tug
  • Relay for Life (5/21/2016)

    14 teams and 112 participants in Relay for Life of Pickens County have raised $24,690.38 as of May 31, 2016. Event was held in Lee Newton Park in Jasper on May 21, 2016. ...
  • Relay for Life
  • CTAE Honors Night (5/20/2016)

    Last night, we recognized the accomplishments of the students involved in our CTAE courses. 91 students were recognized for having participated in regional, state and/or national level events in one of our Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) -- CTI, HOSA, FBLA, SkillsUSA, and TSA. (FFA ... more
  • CTAE Honors Night
  • KnowPickens is Your Source For All Things Summer! (5/20/2016)
    Dates for camps, VBS, and more
    Be a summer-time ‪Know-It-All‬!!! Whether it is a day at the pool or the library, a week-long camp, or vacation Bible school, KnowPickens is your source for all things summer. Pickens County Public Pool Opens May 31 Admission price is $3.00 Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am - 5:... more
  • KnowPickens is Your Source For All Things Summer!
  • Law Offices of Edwin Marger, LLC Named Small Business of the Month (5/20/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the May Small Business of the Month, Law Offices of Edwin Marger, LLC. A framed certificate was awarded to Cortney Stuart, Associate Attorney, at the May Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Melissa Jordan of Community Bank of Pickens ... more
  • Law Offices of Edwin Marger, LLC Named Small Business of the Month
  • Single, Unemployed, Entertainer Seeks Long-term Roommate With Love Possibilities (5/20/2016)

    Entertainment specialties include, but not limited to: impersonations, comedy performances, as well as breathtaking escape routines. Ideal roomie will have no dogs. Cats are ok. Your steady employment is a must, as I am financially challenged. Prefer a roomie with above average looks & intelli... more
  • Single, Unemployed, Entertainer Seeks Long-term Roommate With Love Possibilities
  • Tea Party Talk (5/20/2016)

    May 24, 2016 is Primary Day in Georgia. If you have not already voted, please do so next Tuesday! Your vote is your voice as an American citizen. It's your opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect your comm... more
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