PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • IE2, Charter & Status Quo School Systems Public Meeting (Video) (3/19/2015)

    Howard B. Hendley, Ed.D., Director, Policy Division from the State Board of Education discussed flexibility options. No later than June 30, 2015 each local school system must notify GaDOE that it will operate as an: 1. Investing in Educational Excellence School System (IE2) 2. Charter System 3....
  • IE2, Charter & Status Quo School Systems Public Meeting (Video)
  • Jaime Watson is Farmers Insurance-Rob Hoffauer Agency Teacher of the Quarter (3/19/2015)
    Jaime is a 3rd grade teacher at Harmony Elementary School
    Lets give a big round of applause to Jaime Watson, Harmony Elementary's 3rd Quarter winner of the "Farmers Insurance-Rob Hoffbauer Agency Teacher of the Quarter" Leadership Award. Your piers have spoken Jaime, you are "Top Notch" among the teaching staff at Harmony, display that coveted chalic... more
  • Jaime Watson is Farmers Insurance-Rob Hoffauer Agency Teacher of the Quarter
  • JMS vs PCMS Soccer (3/19/2015)

    PCMS Boys won 9-0 and JMS Girls won 2-0. 8th Grade Recognition between the games...
  • JMS vs PCMS Soccer
  • Kids After School Art (3/19/2015)

    Chef Gerard from Madeline's Cafe joined the Kids After School Art Class to make Food Art. Celebrating National Youth Art Month, Ms. Kathe & Miss Debbie (from VanGogh Hideaway) hosted the weekly class at Sharptop Arts Center....
  • Kids After School Art
  • PHS Student Stephen Jordan Elected to State Superintendent Advisory Council (3/19/2015)

    Stephen Jordan, a 10th grader at Pickens High School, was recently selected to serve on the State Superintendent Advisory Council. Stephen serves as an officer with the PHS HOSA club. Congratulations Mr. Jordan on your selection for this Council.... more
  • PHS Student Stephen Jordan Elected to State Superintendent Advisory Council
  • Pickens County Board of Assessors (Video) (3/19/2015)

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  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video) (3/19/2015)

    The following Pickens County employees were recognized for their years of service: Employee - Years of Service; Rodney D. Buckingham - 18; Donna G. Crowe - 17; Phillip L. Dean - 16; Mae Belle Rich- 13 1/2...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Meeting (Video)
  • Lydia Spink of Talking Rock Realty Named No. 1 Agent in Georgia, No. 6 in U.S. (3/18/2015)

    (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced that Lydia Spink, Realtor with United Country – Talking Rock Realty in Talking Rock and Ball Ground, Ga., was named the No. 6 sales professional out of the nation’s more than 5,000 United Country a... more
  • Lydia Spink of Talking Rock Realty Named No. 1 Agent in Georgia, No. 6 in U.S.
  • National Boys & Girls Club Week is March 22-28, 2015 (3/18/2015)
    Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia will celebrate local youth during the week.
    On March 22 – 28, 2015, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia joins more than 4,100 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations with its annual celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week. The week-long celebration calls attention to the imp... more
  • National Boys & Girls Club Week is March 22-28, 2015
  • PHS Tennis (3/17/2015)

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  • PHS Tennis
  • PHS Varsity Soccer (3/17/2015)

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  • PHS Varsity Soccer
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce March Breakfast (3/17/2015)
    Frank Norton, Jr. with The Norton Agency presented “Forecast 2015” for Pickens County
    The Chamber Membership breakfast was held March 10th with over 180 in attendance. Breakfast was catered by Dough Boys Cakes & Catering and Global Restorations was the March sponsor. Frank Norton, Jr. with The Norton Agency presented "Forecast 2015" for Pickens County. Community Bank of Pickens Co... more
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce March Breakfast
  • Bluegrass Charity Festival Brings Top Music To Jasper (3/16/2015)

    True Bluegrass fans are anxiously awaiting the upcoming Bluegrass Charity Festival to be held here in Jasper on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-10. Why? Because this is anticipated to be one of the largest bluegrass gatherings in North Georgia, featuring some of the best bluegrass musicians known fro... more
  • Bluegrass Charity Festival Brings Top Music To Jasper
  • GEORGIA DOT BEGINS ASPHALT REPAIR ON HIGHWAY 53 IN PICKENS COUNTY (3/16/2015)

    A Georgia DOT’s Maintenance crew is set to begin today its work on repairing and cold mix patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 53 in Pickens County. Work will proceed daily Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. It is the Georgia... more
  • Pickens Board of Education Announces 2015-2016 School Calendar (3/16/2015)
    School begins August 3, 2015
    At last week's Pickens County Board of Education Jasper, GA meeting, the School Board approved a new calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. School will now start on August 3, 2015. There will be week long breaks in September, November, and February. The February break will be used as make-up sn... more
  • Pickens Board of Education Announces 2015-2016 School Calendar
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