PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (1/30/2017)

    Hi, Friends, So sorry I have not begun these articles until this week. I do appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in the Capitol during this legislative session. The past two weeks have been very busy, meeting new people and moving offices and all that stuff, in addition to session and committ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Pickens Basketball Faced Ridgeland at Home Friday Night (1/28/2017)
    Nettes win; Dragons narrowly lose
    Pickens High School Varsity Nettes and Dragons faced Ridgeland at home last night. The Nettes landed on top with score 49-42, and close one for the Dragons with Ridgeland winning 67-63. Photos provided by Heather Jordan and posted on more
  • Tater Patch Players in Rehearsal for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (1/28/2017)
    Opens March 3, 2017
    Mark your calendars now! Go on line and order your tickets. You don’t want to miss this epic comedy all about love, trickery and disguises. The Taming of the Shrew is laugh-out-loud Shakespeare. Jan Simpson, an experienced and talented director, is having her first go at directing "The Bard"... more
  • Tater Patch Players in Rehearsal for  Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
  • Detectives Arrest Alabama Man Attempting to Engage in Sex with a Minor (1/27/2017)

    Last night, January 26th, Pickens Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Edwin Brian Lumpkin. Mr. Lumpkin, a 27-year-old man, drove to Pickens County from his home in Roanoke Alabama to meet who he believed to be a 15-year-old female. Mr. Lumpkin had been engaging in an online conversation with the yo... more
  • Detectives Arrest Alabama Man Attempting to Engage in Sex with a Minor
  • A New Day and Program for Free Tax Preparation (1/26/2017)

    The free tax preparation provided by AARP Tax-Aide will again take place at Pickens County Library this season on a new day, TUESDAY, from February 7th through April 11th, 2017, starting at 9:30 am until 1:30 pm. The service is aimed at clients with moderate income and an uncomplicated tax return... more
  • A New Day and Program for Free Tax Preparation
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Lucas Pilla (1/26/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Lucas Pilla. Lucas is a Senior member of the band program and participates in the Pride of Pickens marching band, the Symphonic Band and various small ensembles. He is currently section leader for both of those groups. Lucas has always been a positive contributo... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Lucas Pilla
  • Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Partners with Keep Pickens Beautiful (1/25/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is once again providing recycle containers at the Habitat for Humanity construction site, as they begin construction on their second house in New Hope Acres Subdivision. KPB has placed a recycling container to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans from their volunteers wor... more
  • Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Partners with Keep Pickens Beautiful
  • Lizzie Arrendale is PHS Swimmer of the Week (1/25/2017)

    The PHS Swim Team Swimmer of Week is Lizzie Arrendale. Lizzie is a great swimmer. She has been swimming for about 6 years on the USA swim club. For USA swimming, she has been to state finals multiple years and in multiple events. On the high school team, she is just a second off from state cut times... more
  • Lizzie Arrendale is PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Pickens County to Use CodeRED Mobile Alert App for Emergency Notification (1/25/2017)

    Pickens County, through an existing contract with Emergency Communications Network, will begin providing public safety alerts through the company’s public safety app, CodeRED Mobile Alert. The app, which is a free download on the App Store and Google Play, will allow Pickens County residents and... more
  • Pickens County to Use CodeRED Mobile Alert App for Emergency Notification
  • Chamber Committee Spearheads Soft Skills Fair at Mountain Ed (1/24/2017)

    In one of their recent meetings, the Education and Workforce Development Committee of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce came up with the idea of doing a soft skills fair. With Dr. Sonny Proctor’s leadership, the committee contacted Mountain Education and toured their facility. Mountain Ed agree... more
  • Chamber Committee Spearheads Soft Skills Fair at Mountain Ed
  • Georgia's Camera Ready Program Manager Craig Dominey to Speak at Chamber Breakfast (1/24/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend the February Chamber Community Breakfast, where Camera Ready Program Manager/Senior Film Location Specialist Craig Dominey is scheduled to speak. Dominey is the creator and manager of the state of Georgia’s Camera Ready Program, a g... more
  • Georgia's Camera Ready Program Manager Craig Dominey to Speak at Chamber Breakfast
  • Pickens Dems in Atlanta March (1/23/2017)

    Pickens County area people joined the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women on Saturday, 1/21, which was held simultaneously with the Women's March on Washington. Police estimated that 60,000 people marched from the Center for Civil & Human Rights to the Georgia Capitol to hear speakers. Th... more
  • Pickens Dems in Atlanta March
  • Tea Party Talk (1/23/2017)
    Meeting on Tuesday, January 24th
    The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) was formed in the 1930's - a sort of “Tea Party” before the current Tea Party captured the hearts and minds of the true Americans in our great country. While the news media apparently did not pay much attention to the NFRA (have you ever seen ... more
  • Tea Party Talk
  • West Price Creek Road Closed for Bridge Repair (1/23/2017)
    Starting January 23, 2017
    Pickens County will be closing West Price Creek Road on January 23, 2017, for the next ten (10) weeks to tear out and replace the bridge structure. The bridge is located approximately ½ mile from Jones Mountain Road Please use Trout Farm Road or East Price Creek Road as detours while West Price ... more
  • West Price Creek Road Closed for Bridge Repair
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball (1/21/2017)

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  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball
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