PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Last month, teachers from each school in Pickens County selected a Teacher of the Year. Rachel M. Waters, an eighth grade Math and ELA teacher, was chosen at Jasper Middle School. Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Superintendent asked each Teacher of the Year representative to share their teaching philosophy,... more
Last month, teachers from each school in Pickens County selected a Teacher of the Year. Shari Barber, a third grade teacher, was chosen at Harmony Elementary School. Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Superintendent asked each Teacher of the Year representative to share their teaching philosophy, views on edu... more
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In this issue: Class news 2016-2019; Freshman advisement announcements.... more
Trick or Treat on Main Street & Zombie Walk Jasper
n Halloween Night, the Jasper Merchants Association has plans to keep you and your children fright filled all evening long. Starting with the Annual TRICK or TREAT on Main Street in Downtown Jasper, Georgia beginning at 4pm and lasting until 6pm. This event is FREE for all the Children to come out i... more
On October 16, 2015, history will be made in Ellijay as the Georgia Supreme Court holds oral argument at the Gilmer County Courthouse. Such a momentous event has never occurred anywhere in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (which is comprised of Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin counties). Superior Court... more
The Optimist Club of Jasper kicked off their new club year at their regular meeting on October 1, 2015 at Last Catch Seafood Restaurant. Dave Slade, club president for 2015-2016, presented Past President, Larry Starr, with a plaque in appreciation for his time and efforts in leading the club durin... more
Laney Bledsoe is one of our Drum Majors and has been outstanding this year with leadership, organization and spirit with the band. Laney is a second-year Drum Major and her musicality and commitment to excellence is so important to the band. She is also an alto saxophone player in our Symphonic Ba... more
Peyton Godfrey, the Cheerleader of the Week, is a fourth year cheerleader, with two years of Varsity experience, and one of our Varsity Captains. Peyton is an awesome cheerleader who shows great school spirit. She is a model cheerleader for all younger girls and represents the Dragons well. Peyt... more
Vote from October 12 - 30, 2015
Advanced voting is now underway for the November 3rd election. Voting will be held at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration at 83 Pioneer Road from October 12 - 30 on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no Saturday Voting). Residents of City of Jasper, Georgia wil... more
Conditional Use Request – RZ-09-15-1177 - Doug & Lynda Tatum...
Just three more markets then party time as we celebrate another season of the Jasper Farmers Market with free food for all of our vendors and customers. That will be October 31, Halloween, so come in costume if you like and dress up the kids and the dog or other pet that doesn't mind wearing clothe... more
Dr. Ed Parnell, Jr. awarded the Good Samaritan Award. Fundraiser included live and silent auctions....
2106 Teachers of the Year Recognition
Pickens County Schools 2016 Teachers of the Year Recognition: Pickens High School ~ Leslie Zuidema, Pickens County Middle School ~ Judy Pettigrew, Jasper Middle School ~ Rachel M. Waters, Harmony Elementary School ~ Shari Barber, Hill City Elementary School ~ Kelly Moss, Jasper Elementary School ~ ...
The plan is for the McDonald's in Jasper to be demolished in January 2016 and rebuilt within in 90 days. A variance was necessary to meet Pickens County codes....