PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Optimist STAR Banquet Scheduled for March 5th (2/14/2015)

    The 2015 STAR Banquet is set for Thursday evening, March 5th at Chattahoochee Technical College. The Optimist Club of Jasper is the local sponsor of the STAR Program. Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School and he selected Mr.Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher. ... more
  • Optimist STAR Banquet Scheduled for March 5th
  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video) (2/12/2015)

    During the PHS Football recognitions, the Board and Superintendent held Minnesota pennants for Shannon Brooks. Middle School Band District and State level were also recongized....
  • Pickens County Board of Education Meeting (Video)
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Hogs and Jobs Galore! (2/11/2015)
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    Featuring: - Jobs available at two new stores opening soon in Jasper. - Video and photos from the FFA Livestock Show and Winter Pig Classic - Events this week - Photos from Shane Callahan Benefit ...
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Hogs and Jobs Galore!
  • Savannah Rice Headed to Reinhardt (2/11/2015)

    Congratulations to Savannah Rice for signing with Reinhardt University for a cross country scholarship.... more
  • Savannah Rice Headed to Reinhardt
  • Turn to Global Restoration for Property Damage by Fire, Smoke, Wind, Water, or Mold (2/11/2015)

    Our homes and businesses mean a lot to us. Where do you turn when they get damaged by fire, smoke, wind, water, or mold? Global Restoration! Located right here in Jasper, the certified specialists at Global Restoration are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get your home or business bac... more
  • Turn to Global Restoration for Property Damage by Fire, Smoke, Wind, Water, or Mold
  • Catch the 'Queen Bee' at Appalachian Beekeepers Association February Meeting (2/10/2015)
    February 12th meeting @ 7 PM at the Pickens County Senior Center
    Appalachian Beekeepers Association of Georgia​ welcomes Queen Bee - Jennifer Berry as honored speaker for their February 12th meeting @ 7 PM at the Pickens County Senior Center, 400 Stegall Drive, Jasper. Research director for UGA’s honey bee lab, Jennifer Berry will educate on the four key... more
  • Catch the 'Queen Bee' at Appalachian Beekeepers Association February Meeting
  • ORATORICAL CONTEST TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 21 (2/10/2015)

    The annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper will be held on Saturday, February 21 at the Pickens County Public Library meeting room beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be four schools participating – Dawson County Middle School, Wildwood Christian Middle School, Wildwo... more
  • ORATORICAL CONTEST TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 21
  • Pickens Chamber MOB Squad is Targeting Local Retail and Restaurants (2/10/2015)

    The purpose of Pickens County Chamber of Commerce MOB Squad is to provide support & exposure for our local Retail and Restaurants. At the Chamber Membership Breakfast, a Chamber Member’s name is drawn out of a hat and becomes the "MOB Squad target" of the month. The names rotate monthly between ret... more
  • Pickens Chamber MOB Squad is Targeting Local Retail and Restaurants
  • STAR STUDENT PROGRAM – OPTIMIST REACH OUT TO FORMER STARS (2/10/2015)

    As the Optimist Club of Jasper prepares for the 2015 STAR Banquet, the club is reaching out to former STAR Students and STAR Student Finalist to see what they are doing since graduated from Pickens High School. The club has heard from some STAR Students that were part of the Optimist program and so... more
  • STAR STUDENT PROGRAM – OPTIMIST REACH OUT TO FORMER STARS
  • Chief Jim Koury attends Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 2015 Annual Winter Training Conference (2/9/2015)

    As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement Chief Jim Koury, of The Nelson Police Department, recently attended the Annual Winter Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. This year’s conference was attended by the hea... more
  • Chief Jim Koury attends Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police 2015 Annual Winter Training Conference
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful News (2/9/2015)

    New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) annual meeting, December 1, 2014. Seated from right to left are Vered Kleinberger, President; Mary Ann Rentz, Vice-President; and Fran Dodd , Secretary/Treasurer. On January 5th, the KPB board of directors welcomed all new and returni... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful News
  • Report from the Capitol with Representative Rick Jasperse (2/9/2015)

    The legislature is in high speed starting our 4th week. Legislators are writing bills and entering them daily, and the respective committees are hearing about those bills. The budget hearings are going on now, too, and there is lots of work to be done on that big project. I must apologize that ... more
  • Report from the Capitol with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • TEA PARTY TALK----IS THIS YOUR CUP OF TEA? (2/9/2015)

    "Georgia General Assembly Bills in the Hopper" is the theme of our discussions for our February 12th Round Table Luncheon to be held at Rocco's Pub in Jasper. Many bills have been introduced, in both the House and Senate, at the Capitol Dome—some good and some not so good. Join us for lunch and l... more
  • TEA PARTY TALK----IS THIS YOUR CUP OF TEA?
  • Shane Callahan Benefit (2/7/2015)

    Shane Callahan Benefit was held at Rocco's Pub with a Jeep Ride, live music by The Turn, cake auction and raffle prizes. Shane is a full time employee of the Pickens County Fire Department and Chief of Tate Volunteer Fire Department. He was diagnosed in January with Pancreatitis, and suffered a ser...
  • Shane Callahan Benefit
  • Winter Pig Classic (2/7/2015)

    The Winter Pig Classic was held at the Middle School FFA Agriculture Barn with a total of 106 hogs and 88 competitors from Pickens, Gilmer, Gordon, Union, and Whitfield counties....
  • Winter Pig Classic
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