PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • North Georgia Falcons Alumni Basketball Game - Young Guys vs Old Guys (1/28/2015)
    February 7th at 7:00 p.m.
    On Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pickens County Community Center on Camp Road, the North Georgia Falcons will hold the annual Alumni game between the current Falcon basketball team and the former players - Young Guns vs Old Guys. At half time, the Falcons will honor the 2015 seniors an... more
  • North Georgia Falcons Alumni Basketball Game - Young Guys vs Old Guys
  • 4-H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale (1/27/2015)
    Order by February 27th
    The always popular Annual 4H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale is underway. If you are interested in adding to your landscape or garden this year and are not familiar with this event, you might want to check it out. Each plant is chosen for its suitability to this area and purchased from nurseries... more
  • 4-H/Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale
  • First performance of Big Canoe Theater (BCT) on February 21st (1/27/2015)
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    Enjoy your long-time favorites at the groupís inaugural show, a revue of Broadway music as suggested by Big Canoe resident John D'Antonio. Without giving the program away, think along the lines of chorus-driven numbers, such as a rousing rendition of "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" from ďSouth Pacifi...
  • First performance of Big Canoe Theater (BCT) on February 21st
  • J. Dale Cannon, Jr., M.D. joins Piedmont Heart (1/27/2015)

    Piedmont Heart Institute welcomes triple board-certified cardiologist J. Dale Cannon, Jr., M.D., FACC to the practice located at 220 J.L. White Drive, Suite 100, Jasper, Ga. "We're happy to have Dr. Cannon on board at Piedmont Heart," said John Kelley, M.D., medical director of Piedmont Heart Ins... more
  • J. Dale Cannon, Jr., M.D. joins Piedmont Heart
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Do You 'Know' Pickens County? (1/27/2015)
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    Thereís lots to know about this great county! Stay tuned throughout the year as we bring you more information about the history of Pickens County....
  • KnowPickens eNewsletter - Do You 'Know' Pickens County?
  • Pickens County Economic Development Report (1/27/2015)
    Highlights of 2014
    For many 2014 marked a real turning point in the Great Recession and as usual, prior to moving north the upturn began more strongly in the populous counties closer to Atlanta, but reach us it did with most sectors showing improvement. Here are some highlights: Industry made progress ... more
  • Pickens County Economic Development Report
  • Andrew Haygood named PHS 2015 STAR Student (1/23/2015)

    Andrew Haygood has been named the 2015 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Haygood is the son of Jennifer Haygood of Jasper. He has selected Mr. Michael Oubre as his STAR Teacher. The PAGE Stu... more
  • Andrew Haygood named PHS 2015 STAR Student
  • Health officials still urge you to get your Flu Shot (1/23/2015)

    Have you had your flu shot yet? Flu activity is high in Georgia and the peak of the flu season is still ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that unvaccinated people get vaccinated*. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from thos... more
  • Health officials still urge you to get your Flu Shot
  • Local Livestock Show Planned (1/23/2015)
    Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m.
    Mark your calendars for the Annual Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m. The location for the show will be the Agricenter at Pickens High School. This yearís show will include classes of breeding ewes, beef heife... more
  • Local Livestock Show Planned
  • Appalachian Trail Lecture At Itís Beginning (1/22/2015)
    Spring Equinox Event on March 21st At Eagleís Rest on Mt. Oglethorpe
    (Big Canoe, GA) ~ Frank Wright, the author of Stained-Glass Curtain, a novel inspired by his hike of the Appalachian Trail, will lecture on the history of the trail, with emphasis on the trail's beginning on Mt. Oglethorpe. The Wright lecture is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, starting ... more
  • Appalachian Trail Lecture At Itís Beginning
  • Farce of Nature Opens this Week (1/22/2015)
    Be the First in Georgia to see this Great Comedy!
    You will want to be at the Tater Patch Players Theater this weekend for the Georgia Debut of the Jones-Hope-Wooten play, Farce of Nature. Tater Patch has staged two shows by the same playwrights, Dashing Through the Snow and The Dixie Swim Club. Both of these shows packed the house and everyone le... more
  • Farce of Nature Opens this Week
  • Former L.A.P.D. Deputy Chief Speaks to Rotary (1/22/2015)

    "Are police warriors or guardians?", asks Reiter at Rotary. "Every twenty to twenty-five years or so law enforcement goes through a introspection which betters the agencies and their communities," informed Lou Reiter retired officer and police consultant. He has been active in law enforcement fo... more
  • Former L.A.P.D. Deputy Chief Speaks to Rotary
  • Four Legged Love From Jenny (1/22/2015)
    ADOPTED
    Hi, I am Jenny. I am proud of my good looks and walk with my tail really high. I have a beautiful red-brown coat, a white blaze on my chest and two white toes on one of my back paws. I am shy until I get to know you and I have lots of love to give. Like most young girls I am smart and can... more
  • Four Legged Love From Jenny
  • Four Legged Love From Luna (1/22/2015)
    Female Kitten ADOPTED
    Hi, I am Luna, a Russian blue kitty with lots of personality. I am fun loving, cute, cuddly, and playful. I am about seven months old and eager to find my new forever home. I also have a great purring voice, especially when I am being petted or fed treats. I hope you will come visit me ... more
  • Four Legged Love From Luna
  • Preparations Underway for Mardi Gras in the Mountains (1/22/2015)

    Dr. Sonny Proctor, Pickens Mardi Gras Queen nominee, Margy Lohman, Pickens King nominee Jack Short and Jarod Trammell are preparing for Mardi Gras in the Mountains with masks and beads. The gala benefiting the non-profit service of Georgia Mountain Hospice, Knights of Columbus, and Jasper Rotary ... more
  • Preparations Underway for Mardi Gras in the Mountains
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