PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • The Pickens Report - May 2018 (6/13/2018)

    Another busy month has passed for Pickens County with lots in store for the Summer. On May 22nd voters across the county went to the polls to vote on a variety of elections and ballot questions. The overall voter turnout of registered voters was 25.56 percent with a total of 5,101 votes cast. On... more
  • The Pickens Report - May 2018
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating (6/7/2018)

    Chief Kristy Easterwood received a letter of confirmation from ISO that the district's ISO (Insurance Services Office) has been reduced from a Public Protection Class 5/5y to a 4/4x effective September 1, 2018. ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program plays an important role in the underwr... more
  • Bethany Salem Volunteer Fire Department Receives Improved ISO Rating
  • First Baptist of Ivy Gap Opens This Weekend (6/7/2018)

    Ticket sales are picking up for Tater Patch Players' upcoming First Baptist of Ivy Gap, so hurry and grab them before they're gone. Director Stanley O'Kelley is full of compliments for his cast and for this play, which resonated deeply with him the moment he first read it. The six actresses ha... more
  • First Baptist of Ivy Gap Opens This Weekend
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2018 Report (6/7/2018)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for May activity: Building Permits (total) 43 in May 2018 (0% increase) 43 in May 2017 Building Permits for Site Built Homes 14 in May 2018 (133% increase) 6 in May 2017 Inspections 179 in May 2018 (38% increase) 130 in May 2017 ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development May 2018 Report
  • Top Athletes With Mental Health Problems Encourage Men To Ask For Help When They Need It (6/7/2018)
    June is Men’s Health Month
    If there is stigma around mental illness – and there is – that stigma is perhaps double for men. While very few people feel comfortable discussing their mental health problems in general, cultural traditions that say men should be tough, stoic and strong, can make it even more difficult for men to a... more
  • Top Athletes With Mental Health Problems Encourage Men To Ask For Help When They Need It
  • Earn Your GED For Free (6/5/2018)

    The Pickens Certified Literate Community Program is offering adults in the community who have not finished their high school equivalency an opportunity to take a free, official GED practice test. This test is valued at $6. If a student passes this test with a score of 149 or higher, the Pickens ... more
  • Earn Your GED For Free
  • Habitat for Humanity Application Classes This Week (6/5/2018)

    Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified Pickens County Residents who have a need for safe, affordable housing. Two application classes are being held this week that will explain the qualifications required at: Habitat’s Pickens County Office Boardroom Located at: 135 Cares Drive in Jasp... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Application Classes This Week
  • Missionaries to Indonesia to talk at Cool Springs Baptist Church (6/5/2018)

    On June 10th at 11:00 am, Cool Springs Baptist Church will have special guest speakers Scott and Jennie Phillips, missionaries to the Dao Tribe in Indonesia. There will also be a special performance by gospel quartet Glorybound. Scott and Jennie have served the Dao Tribe as missionaries since ... more
  • Missionaries to Indonesia to talk at Cool Springs Baptist Church
  • NOTICE: Paving in Hunter's Ridge & Lumber Company Road (6/4/2018)

    NOTICE: Paving will begin in the Hunter's Ridge and then Lumber Company Road area beginning June 5, 2018 and continue for approximately 2 weeks. Please use caution and expect delays in the area. For questions, contact Pickens County Road Department at 706-253-8873.... more
  • NOTICE:  Paving in Hunter's Ridge & Lumber Company Road
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Mandy Grant (5/31/2018)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces stained glass artist Mandy Grant of Guardian Glass. The Canton resident recently joined Ed B's artist co-op to feature her Stained Glass Driftwood Angels. The Driftwood Angels were inspired after stumbling across a piece of driftwood with an 'angel body' during a kaya... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Mandy Grant
  • Piedmont Healthcare Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification (5/31/2018)

    Five of Piedmont Healthcare’s regional hospitals have achieved certification for the first time to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, reflecting the organization’s long-term commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction. Piedmont’s hospitals are the only ones in metro Atla... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification
  • Gilmer and Pickens Counties Awarded GDOT Contract (5/30/2018)

    Senator Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) recently announced a $443,765 contract award to Gilmer and Pickens Counties from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). This is a part of the more than $112 million awarded to transportation projects statewide. The anticipated completion date for the pro... more
  • Free Summer Meals For Children Ages 1-18 Starts Today (5/29/2018)

    This is the fifth year that Pickens School Nutrition Services provided the free Summer Meals for children ages 1-18. The meals are possible through the USDA's Summer Food Service Program with requirements that over 50% qualify for free and reduced lunch. Pickens has 51.31% per Beth Thompson MS, RD... more
  • Free Summer Meals For Children Ages 1-18 Starts Today
  • Pickens High School Class of 2018 (5/26/2018)
    Graduation is Saturday, May 26th at 9 am at PHS Stadium
    Pickens High School Class of 2018 Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Shuttle buses available from Pickens County Middle School and Chattahoochee Technical College beginning at 7:40 am with departure time at 8:10 am. List of graduates names and picture....
  • Pickens High School Class of 2018
  • MECHS Graduation 2018 (5/24/2018)

    Mountain Education Charter High School Graduation for Pickens, Bartow, & Murray Sites was held Thursday, May 24 at Pickens High School. PROGRAM Processional (Please stand)Pomp and Circumstance (Traditional Version) Pledge of Allegiance - Melissa Gonzalez National Anthem - Jody Darby... more
  • MECHS Graduation 2018

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