PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
A recent Regional Snapshot released by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) projects Cherokee County will lead the Metro region in job growth from now until 2040. Over the past three years, the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) has attracted 12 corporations to locate within the county,... more
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....
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
PCMS Boys won 9-0 and JMS Girls won 2-0. 8th Grade Recognition between the games...
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....
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
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...
(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
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
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
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
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