PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 9th Annual Night of Lights / Parade of Lights Christmas Celebration (11/17/2015)
    Parade application deadline November 30th
    The Jasper Merchants Association is hard at work to bring you an even bigger and better 9th Annual Night of Lights / Parade of Lights Christmas Celebration. The event that takes place on the first Saturday in December 2015 will have Santa Claus coming to town so that he can visit all the children of... more
  • 9th Annual Night of Lights / Parade of Lights Christmas Celebration
  • Eagle's Rest Park Emerging as Hiking and Picnicing Park (11/17/2015)

    We still have dreams... work to do... to make Eagleís Rest Park the perfect place in the mountains of North Georgia to "get away from it all". We hope to build a picnic pavilion to give shelter to those wishing to enjoy a picnic if the rain should come to Mt. Oglethorpe. We also hope to build be... more
  • Eagle's Rest Park Emerging as Hiking and Picnicing Park
  • Flags on All State Buildings and Grounds Ordered Lowered to Half-Staff (11/16/2015)
    Executive Order by the Governor
    WHEREAS: On Friday, November 13, 2015, a series of synchronized terrorist attacks were carried out against the people of France; and WHEREAS: The people of Georgia share the grief of the families and friends of those who were injured or killed, and we pray for their comfort and healing in the da... more
  • Flags on All State Buildings and Grounds Ordered Lowered to Half-Staff
  • PHS Student Seeking Donations for Backpack Snack Program (11/16/2015)

    Pickens High School student, Laney Bledsoe is helping with the Backpack Snack Program for children in our Pickens County School District. This is a program that sends snacks home with children over the weekend/holidays that may not have enough food at home. Laney has started helping this cause at t... more
  • PHS Student Seeking Donations for Backpack Snack Program
  • Tate Day Photo Contest Winners Announced (11/16/2015)

    The Tate Day 2015 Photo Contest had 16 excellent entries on display in the old Depot. The main criteria was to show the use of marble in Pickens County. Judging was difficult due to the quality of all. After careful observation, consideration, and consultation from those attending Tate Day, the choi... more
  • Tate Day Photo Contest Winners Announced
  • Day's Chevrolet Awarded Pickens Chamber Large Business of the Month (11/15/2015)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the November Large Business of the Month, Dayís Chevrolet of Jasper. A framed certificate was awarded to Dayís Chevrolet of Jasper at the November Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Jarod Trammell of Community Bank of Pickens County,... more
  • Day's Chevrolet Awarded Pickens Chamber Large Business of the Month
  • Itís A Wonderful Life: Radio Play for Stage (11/15/2015)
    Every Time a Bell Rings, an Angel Gets Its Wings
    What is the full name of the angel that is working on getting his wings in the show? The draft board rated George a 4-F. What is that? How did George meet Mary? Itís A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play for Stage presented by the Tater Patch Players will answer these questions and more. The actors ... more
  • Itís A Wonderful Life: Radio Play for Stage
  • A Taste of Pickens (11/14/2015)

    A Taste of Pickens is an annual event to raise money for CARES, our local food pantry. This year, $6,000 was raised from the 453 tickets sold, silent and live auctions, and a 50/50 raffle. ...
  • A Taste of Pickens
  • Hill City Elementary Math Teacher Presents at 56th Annual GA Mathematics Conference (11/14/2015)
    Annual Event Showcases Innovative Practices and Ideas
    The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics selected Ginny Perren, a 5th grade math teacher at Hill City Elementary school, to present at the 56th Annual Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle. The Georgia Math Conference is an annual event showcasing innovative practices and ideas to po... more
  • Hill City Elementary Math Teacher Presents at 56th Annual GA Mathematics Conference
  • PHS Students Attend Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference (11/14/2015)

    Pickens High School Students attended the Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA) Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta on November 2-3, 2015. HOSA provides future health professionals opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee. Below is Ciara Biggins' speech that she wrot... more
  • PHS Students Attend Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference
  • H&R Block Ribbon Cutting Held (11/13/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate H&R Block for their Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Grand Opening. H&R Block is not a new face to Jasper; however, they have made some changes over the past few months. Merging their East Church Street and Noah Drive locations into ... more
  • H&R Block Ribbon Cutting Held
  • Happy Go Lucky Kitty Needs a Home (11/13/2015)

    I'm Midnight, a beautiful black kitty that would enjoy a quiet home. I don't mind company and I love attention, but I don't require a lot of it. I am a happy go lucky kitty that would be perfectly content hanging out in the cat tree that's perched up beside a window seal all day. Come to the ... more
  • Happy Go Lucky Kitty Needs a Home
  • Packing Parties Abound Throughout County as Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week Nears (11/13/2015)

    IT'S SHOE BOX TIME and Pickens County churches, organizations and individuals have been busy for months shopping for bargains, holding fund raisers and hosting packing parties. Many have made this a year around project so that more children can be reached with the Gospel. The county-wide collection ... more
  • Packing Parties Abound Throughout County as Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week Nears
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Faith Dement (11/13/2015)

    Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Faith Dement. Faith is a Sophomore band member in the trumpet section. She is very hard worker, evidenced by her practicing all the time, and also taking Music Theory AP in tenth grade. Faith is always one of the first to volunteer when help... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Faith Dement
  • PHS Cheerleaders of the Week: Taylor Haynes and Kerrie Lee (11/13/2015)

    Pickens High School announces the Cheerleaders of the Week. Due to failure to name one last week, two are recognized. Taylor Haynes is a 4th year cheerleader, with 3 years of Varsity experience, and one of the Varsity Captains. Taylor is an awesome cheerleader who shows great school spirit and h... more
  • PHS Cheerleaders of the Week: Taylor Haynes and Kerrie Lee

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