PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
I expected a unique experience but I could have never prepared for the cultural eye-opener and patient encounters that would forever change my perspectives and life, in general. As a tired senior resident, I departed Atlanta and caught up on sleep during my 40 hours of travel. Finally, I arrived ... more
Five out 18 placed in the Top 4
After the dust settled the Youth wrestlers from Pickens County made a big statement at the Georgia Dome this past Saturday in the Georgia Youth State Wrestling Championship. Five young men out of 18 placed in the top 4 in their division. Below are the results: Youth: Zachary Grizzle 6-u 49... more
The Optimist Club of Jasper held a special luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the "old" Last Catch to welcome a new member to our club plus to invite others to join us in our mission of "bringing out the best in kids" here in Pickens County. Membership Chair and 1st Vice President, Dave S... more
"I should be able to face my problems alone!" This sentiment is held by many men around the world. It has become a cultural bias through the male socialization process promoting a myriad of beliefs that men internalize and hold fast to, such as: • Act like a man and be brave…Man Up! • Strong men... more
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We may continue to be threatened with snow and ice; but here at KnowPickens.com, we are ready for spring! Daylight Saving Time officially begins on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 a.m. Set your clocks an hour forward before you go to sleep on Saturday night....
Pickens High School Principal Dr. Chris LeMieux announced the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the class of 2015 at the conclusion of the Optimist Club of Jasper STAR Banquet on March 5, 2015. Kyle Watters named as valedictorian, and Savannah Friedman has been named as salutatorian. They're pic... more
Thursday, March 5th
Due to unsafe road conditions and slippery parking lots at school facilities, school is cancelled for students and staff for Friday, March 6, 2015. Twelve-month staff members may report to work if your road conditions are favorable and if it is safe in your designated work areas. ... more
A new book, Micheal Recycle was placed in the Library in their honor.
Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to say "Thank you" to the students at Harmony Elementary School who participated in making decorations for the KPB Christmas tree. The tree is part of the Festival of Trees held yearly at the Pickens County Library. Susan Anderson, their teacher, had the child... more
Optimist Club of Jasper, GA STAR Banquet at Chattahoochee Technical College on March 5, 2015. Andrew Haygood is the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. He selected Mr. Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher. ...
The Pickens High School Bands participated in the Georgia Music Educators Association District 9 Large Group Performance Evaluations at Reinhardt University on March 3, 2015. It was judged by Mr. Michael Pickett, Mr. Vince Rosse, Mr. Stan Kramer and Mr. Ed Barr, band directors and respected profess... more
Items of discussion - 1) Zoning Ordinance – Ronald Stanger; Intergovernmental Agreement Between Pickens County, Gilmer County and Fannin County for the Provisions of Indigent Defense in Depravation Cases; April Cleanup Month / Tire Amnesty...
Voted for Make Up Day on Friday, March 13th
The Board Voted to make up a missed day on Friday, March 13, 2015. This was a scheduled in-service day. The other make up days will be determined after the State Board of Education's decision on forgiven days ...
Separate contests for boys and girls were held on Saturday, February 28 for the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. The 2015 topic was "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future". First place winners will advance to the Zone Con... more
(SMYRNA, Ga.) – Chattahoochee Tech fell 76-74 in a tightly contested first-round Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association tournament game against Atlanta Metro on Tuesday night at the Smyrna Community Center, bringing to a close the Golden Eagles’ 2014-15 season. With the game tied 74-74, Atlanta ... more
The 2015 STAR Banquet is set for Thursday evening, March 5th at Chattahoochee Technical College. Cathy Cox, President of Young Harris College and former Georgia Secretary of State will be the guest speaker. The Optimist Club of Jasper is the local sponsor of the STAR Program. Andrew Haygood has b... more