PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives (9/10/2016)

    Congratulations to the 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives: Harmony Elementary School Sharon Morgan Hill City Elementary School Ronette Bradley Jasper Elementary School Gloria Genzman Tate Elementary School Ann Long Jasper Mi... more
  • 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Show (9/10/2016)

    Annual free event presented by the Georgia Antique Engine Club. Photos and video of tractor parade....
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Show
  • Chattahoochee Tech’s Move on When Ready Program Sees Record-High Enrollment for Fall Semester (9/10/2016)

    Chattahoochee Technical College’s Move on When Ready program has set a new record for the fall semester. Participation in the college’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program has risen nearly 60 percent since last fall, with 1,005 students currently enrolled in both high school and college courses. A... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech’s Move on When Ready Program Sees Record-High Enrollment for Fall Semester
  • Final Week For Entry to Miss Georgia Marble Pageant (9/10/2016)

    This is the final week for entry into the 2016 Miss Georgia Marble that is to be presented Saturday, September 17, 2016, beginning at noon at Pickens High School. There will be a rehearsal and "late Registration" Wednesday September 14, 2016 at the Pickens Community Center beginning at 6:30 pm. ... more
  • Final Week For Entry to Miss Georgia Marble Pageant
  • Free Concert Series Resumes at Holy Family September 18 (9/10/2016)

    John King Carter, Holy Family organist and choirmaster, proudly announces the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season of free concerts at Holy Family. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Ellena Hogrefe returns to Holy Family on Sunday, September 18 at 3:30 PM. Ms. Hogrefe will sing the Sea Pictures of Sir Edward El... more
  • Free Concert Series Resumes at Holy Family September 18
  • Mama Won't Fly will be flying into the Tater Patch Players Theater (9/10/2016)

    The cast is rehearsing many nights a week to polish their lines for this zany comedy by the writing trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten. These writers have brought you laughs at your theater from Dixie Swim Club to Farce of Nature and now the Players present another one. Picture a cross country roa... more
  • Mama Won't Fly will be flying into the Tater Patch Players Theater
  • Pickens County Animal Shelter Stats (9/10/2016)

    The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Pickens County Animal Shelter work tirelessly to rescue and rehome the unwanted pets of the county. Nowhere is this fact more evident than the ever decreasing number of animals that are euthanized at this facility every year. 1159 animals were euthaniz... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna Secure New Contract (9/10/2016)

    Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2019. The agreement, which now includes Piedmont Newton Hospital and Piedmont Transplant Institute, is one of several contracts to come t... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Encourages Water Conservation (9/9/2016)

    Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties. A Level 1 Drought Response declaration means local water utilities in the affected counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to he... more
  • Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Encourages Water Conservation
  • Level 1 Drought Declared for Pickens County (9/9/2016)

    Pickens County is among the 53 counties in Georgia that have been declared a Level 1 Drought Area as of September 9, 2016. While Level 1 Drought is the least severe drought classification, measures should still be taken by our community to conserve water. As homeowners, here are some steps we can ta... more
  • Dolly and Jake Need a Second Chance (9/7/2016)

    These sweet angels were owner surrender because their parent went into a nursing home. Dolly is 12 years old and 57lbs. Jake is 3 years old and 58lbs. Both are fully vetted and heartworm negative. If you are in need of the perfect ready-made family Dolly and Jake can have their bags packed at ... more
  • Dolly and Jake Need a Second Chance
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Chief Operating Officer (9/7/2016)

    Highland Rivers Health today announced that Debbie Strotz, MPA, CARES, has been named chief operating officer. Strotz joined the agency in June as director of operations and recovery services. As COO, Strotz will continue oversee the Highland Rivers' mental health, addictive disease and crisis t... more
  • Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Chief Operating Officer
  • Jack, the Listener (9/7/2016)

    Need a special judgement free companion? No advice is needed, just a compassionate ear? Life can be laden with stress, strife, and sorrow. You need someone who will cuddle and just listen. 7 month old, neutered, fully vetted Jack listens attentively while never uttering a single word. Go ... more
  • Jack, the Listener
  • Meet the Real Mickey (9/7/2016)

    Not a mouse created by Walt, but a professional child psychologist. Mickey’s unique brand of face licking therapy is certain to rectify even today’s difficult childhood issues. Real therapy is not made up of goofy fairy tales or magical kingdoms. Rehabilitation requires a lifetime commitment ... more
  • Meet the Real Mickey
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Roman Tapia (9/7/2016)

    PHS Pride of Pickens Band Student of the Week is Roman Tapia. Roman is a Senior in the band and has been a steady contributor to the program for four years. He is a flutist and plays piccolo in the marching band. He is extremely talented and composes music in his spare time, while maintaining... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Roman Tapia
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