PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • September 29th: A Busy, Tasteful Day at Old Tate Gym (9/21/2017)

    On Friday, September 29th, Marble Valley Friends will sponsor their fall barbecue chicken fundraiser. Twice annually that historic preservation organization prepares 500 chicken halves to serve or distribute from the Old Tate Gym, the mainstay of its preservation efforts. Cooks will begin gettin... more
  • September 29th: A Busy, Tasteful Day at Old Tate Gym
  • Birds & Butterflies on Mt. Oglethorpe (9/20/2017)
    Equinox Event Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 2 pm on Mt. Oglethorpe - Eagle's Rest Park
    Birds and Butterflies, the Fall Equinox program scheduled for 2 pm on Saturday, Sept. 23 will feature Theresa Hartz-Rasmussen. Theresa’s presentation will focus on bird migration and butterflies. The presentation will take place on the Western Viewing Deck overlooking Jasper. The Big Canoe ... more
  • Birds & Butterflies on Mt. Oglethorpe
  • Know The Facts: Suicide Can Be Prevented (9/20/2017)
    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
    Suicide has always been puzzling and tragic. Psychiatrists, psychologists and especially those who have lost a loved one to suicide often don’t understand how an individual might perceive daily life to be so unbearable that he or she would choose death. And when suicide occurs, the tragedy is not on... more
  • Know The Facts: Suicide Can Be Prevented
  • Clark Howard's Advice on Equifax Breach (Video) (9/18/2017)

    Today, Clark Howard live streamed on WSB-TV's Facebook live video addressing necessary steps to take concerning the Equifax data breach. On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. RECOMMENDED STEP... more
  • Clark Howard's Advice on Equifax Breach (Video)
  • Savannah Sipping Society Opens Soon (9/18/2017)

    Hot yoga, happy hour, Savannah, and four single women who are all just a little past their prime. Savannah Sipping Society playwrights, Jones, Hope and Wooten bring these characters masterfully. All four women are from the Deep South and their life situations could be any of ours. “Characters... more
  • Savannah Sipping Society Opens Soon
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat RESCHEDULED (9/15/2017)
    October 2nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
    Superintendent Carlton Wilson will host a Superintendent’s Chat on October 2nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The chat was originally scheduled for September 11, but canceled due to inclement weather. Superintendent Wilson will be answering questions concerning education and our school system. No personn... more
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat RESCHEDULED
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY (9/14/2017)

    Due to road conditions and continued power outages caused by the inclement weather, the Pickens County School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 15th – ALL STAFF SHOULD REPORT AT 9:00 A.M. The Regular Board Meeting of the Pickens County Board of Education scheduled for Thursday,... more
  • PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED FRIDAY
  • The Pickens Report - August 2017 (9/14/2017)

    The fall season is approaching, for locals we know that means the Georgia Marble Festival is coming soon! A local favorite that brings in travelers from all corners of life to the marble capital on the first weekend of October. The two-day festival will consist of: art and craft vendors, a children’... more
  • The Pickens Report - August 2017
  • Jasper City Council Meeting September 2017 (9/13/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of August 7, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle, City Clerk VI. Old Business A. Perrow property 1. Jim Looney VII. New Business A. Alcohol special events license 1. Sonny Underwood... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting September 2017
  • Pickens County Closings Due to Tropical Storm (9/10/2017)

    Pickens County CLOSINGS that we know (listed in alphabetical order with dates). Please comment others and we will continue to update it. APPALACHIAN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ~ ALL Court continued on Monday & Tuesday, September 11 & 12 - Pickens Coun... more
  •  Pickens County Closings Due to Tropical Storm
  • Natalie Giddens Named PHS Band Student of the Week (9/8/2017)

    The PHS Band Student of the Week is Natalie Giddens. Natalie is a sophomore flutist/piccolo player and also serves as our band secretary. Natalie has been an outstanding asset to our program since she started and has been vital to our operation this year with attendance tracking and so much mo... more
  • Natalie Giddens Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Jasper City Council Work Session Septemer 2017 (9/7/2017)

    The Jasper City Council Work Session precedes the Jasper City Council Meeting each month to discuss items that will be on the agenda. BUSINESS A. Streets/Bridge update 1. Mayor Weaver B. Water Department update 1. Superintendent David Hall C. Fire Department update 1. Chief Steve Rop... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session Septemer 2017
  • Nelson City Council September 2017 (9/5/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. August 7, 2017 Council Meeting b. August 17, 2017 Work Session Meeting 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk/Manager Report (Tina M. Monaghan) 6. Unfinished Business a. D... more
  • Nelson City Council September 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration September 2017 (9/5/2017)

    AGENDA I. Invocation/Pledge II. Public Comments – No Requests III. Minutes/Agenda IV. Old Business a. No Old Business V. New Business a. Qualifying – Updates CANDIDATES QUALIFIED JASPER City Council (2 Seats) Ryan O’Dea Anne Sneve – Incumbent Doug Patterson Son... more
  • Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration September 2017
  • Zach Goss Named Pickens Football Player of the Week (9/5/2017)

    Pickens Football came up short at the Dragon Duel against Pepperell High School on September 1st with the final score 39 to 28. Due to Pepperell Dragons field not being ready, the game was played at Berry College Stadium. Junior Zach Goss, Jr. was chosen as Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens Football Pl... more
  • Zach Goss Named Pickens Football Player of the Week
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