PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens Back to School (8/1/2017)

    Photos submitted by the community from the first day back to school in Pickens County on August 1, 2017. There is an increase in students from 2016. School attendance on August 3, 2017: Harmony Elementary - 575 Hill City Elementary - 643 Jasper Elementary - 485 Tate Elementary - 314 Jaspe... more
  • Pickens Back to School
  • Celestial Event to Eclipse School Day for Pickens Students and Staff (7/31/2017)

    On August 21, a once-in-a-lifetime event, a total eclipse of the sun, will occur over much of the United States, including North Georgia. While only Rabun and Stephens Counties, in the northeast corner of the state will experience the centerline of totality, Pickens County will experience 97% covera... more
  • Celestial Event to Eclipse School Day for Pickens Students and Staff
  • Suspects Arrested For Burglary, Robbery, and a List of Other Charges (7/31/2017)

    On July 25th, a tip led to the capture of one individual committing a burglary on a residence in the Hinton Community. Following a tip from a citizen, Sheriff Donnie Craig located a U-Haul truck parked near an unoccupied residence and requested the aid of additional deputies to determine the reason ... more
  • Suspects Arrested For Burglary, Robbery, and a List of Other Charges
  • Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park To Be Completed By Veterans Day (7/29/2017)

    Ray Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager announced that the Board of Directors of the Pickens Veterans Memorial Park unanimously approved the final architect design and to begin construction on the new Memorial in Lee Newton Park. The goal is to complete it by Veterans Day on November ... more
  • Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park To Be Completed By Veterans Day
  • Mayor Weaver's Golf Tournament (7/26/2017)
    Benefiting JYSA
    24 four person teams participated in the 8th Annual Mayor's Golf Tournament benefiting Jasper Youth Sports Association (JYSA). $9,000 net raised. WINNERS: 1st Low Gross ~ Bledsoe Home Inspections (56) 2nd Low Gross ~ Pickens Progress (59) 1st Low Net ~ Rushton & Company (53.5... more
  • Mayor Weaver's Golf Tournament
  • New Principal at Tate Elementary School (7/26/2017)

    During a called Board of Education Meeting on July 24, 2017, Stephanie Hall was approved a the new Principal for Tate Elementary School. Former Principal, Sandy Layman took a position at the Central Office. Below is a bio submitted by Mrs. Hall. My name is Stephanie Hall, and I am honored to be... more
  • New Principal at Tate Elementary School
  • Pickens Democrats To Host Cindy Zeldin, Democratic Candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner (7/25/2017)
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m at Chattahoochee Technical College
    The Pickens County Democrats featured speaker at the August meeting will be Cindy Zeldin, Democratic Candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m at Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper, Georgia. For nearly a decade, Cindy served... more
  • Pickens Democrats To Host Cindy Zeldin, Democratic Candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner
  • SCAM ALERT: Person Calling Citizens Claiming To Be Officer (7/25/2017)

    The Pickens Sheriff's office has been made aware of a Scam that is taking place around our community. The scam involves individuals calling our citizens and claiming to be an employee of the Sheriff’s Office. They are even using the names of employees that they have been able to access. They are the... more
  • SCAM ALERT:  Person Calling Citizens Claiming To Be Officer
  • To Protect Your Privacy, TDS Telecom Advises You To Check Your Social Media Settings (7/25/2017)

    MADISON, Wis. – According to Pew Research Center, people are lacking confidence in how social media sites protect their personal data. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is encouraging customers to review their social media privacy settings following several social media sites recently changing their privacy polici... more
  • To Protect Your Privacy, TDS Telecom Advises You To Check Your Social Media Settings
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners July 2017 (7/20/2017)
    Public comments by Protect Pickens Pets
    Public comments (41:30) from guest with the Commissioner's Meeting Rally by Protect Pickens PETS concerning Pickens County Animal Shelter. AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda A. Add Under Action Items C. Text Amendment (Chapter 34) Health a... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners July 2017
  • Pickens Chamber's July Business After Hours (7/19/2017)

    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 July Business After Hours was hosted by North Georgia Pregnancy Ce... more
  • Pickens Chamber's July Business After Hours
  • Tater Patch Players Presents Man of La Mancha (7/19/2017)
    The Musical opens in August in Jasper
    To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to bear with unbearable sorrow, to run where the brave dare not go. If you remember the lyrics, you can't miss Man of La Mancha, written by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. This is a musical that lets you fa... more
  • Tater Patch Players Presents  Man of La Mancha
  • 2017 North Georgia Falcons Football Recruiting Players (7/18/2017)

    The North Georgia Falcons are looking for players at the middle school and high school level. The 2017 football preseason will begin on Monday, July 24th with Falcon football camp from Monday thru Tuesday evening (July 31-Aug 1) and the first football game will be on Friday, August 18th. Boys in... more
  • 2017 North Georgia Falcons Football Recruiting Players
  • Pickens County Schools Hiring Substitute Bus Drivers (7/18/2017)

    We are looking for some great people to join our team of Professional Bus Drivers as substitute drivers. We hire full time drivers from our substitute driver’s pool. *Great hours for moms with children, free after school care for students of Pickens County Schools once you have completed all tra... more
  • Pickens County Schools Hiring Substitute Bus Drivers
  • Successful Pickens Volleyball Junior Camp (7/18/2017)
    PHS Fall Schedule
    Volleyballs were being passed, set, and hit at the 2017 Pickens Volleyball Junior Camp held June 26-29 at PHS. With over 24 upcoming third through eighth grade girls attending the camp, the current PHS Volleyball team and Coaches helped them learn more about the game while working on their skills fo... more
  • Successful Pickens Volleyball Junior Camp
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