PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Have a Cup Coffee at the Jasper Farmer Market (4/13/2017)

    Red Bean Harvest, one of the new vendors at the market this week, is a part time business of Richard and Kebra Lillibridge. They have been roasting and selling coffee for a couple of years and we are very pleased that they have decided to expand their business to include the Jasper Farmers Market o... more
  • Have a Cup Coffee at the Jasper Farmer Market
  • Jasper Merchants Assocation Spring Fling (4/13/2017)

    The Jasper Merchants Association’s Spring Festival is 3 great community events in 1 place. We invite you to come out to Lee Newton Park in Jasper on Saturday, April 15, 2017 starting at 9am and enjoy the day with the Jasper Merchants Association and our Sponsors for the following events. The fir... more
  • Jasper Merchants Assocation Spring Fling
  • Minor Bus Accident Reported with No Students On Board (4/13/2017)

    A minor bus accident occurred this morning involving a Pickens County school bus. No students were on board at the time of the accident. At approximately 7:15 a.m., a bus hit a road sign in downtown Jasper near the Woodbridge Inn. Minimal damage occurred to the stop-gate arm (front of the bus) and f... more
  • Minor Bus Accident Reported with No Students On Board
  • Pickens Chamber Lucky 7 Raffle on April 29th (4/13/2017)

    Feeling Lucky? The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Annual Lucky 7 Giveaway is approaching quickly! Only 500 tickets are sold each year and they are selling rapidly, so buy yours while you still can! This year, the grand prize vehicle voucher has increased to $25,000 to be spent at Ag-Pro (John De... more
  • Pickens Chamber Lucky 7 Raffle on April 29th
  • Pickens County Board of Education April 2017 (4/13/2017)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Spotlight on Student and Employee Achievement A. Pickens High School 2017 Valedictorian & Salutatorian (C. Flatt) B. 2017 STAR Student (C. Flatt) C. PCMS and PHS District and State-Level Band Auditio... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Earns Top Marks For Patient Safety (4/13/2017)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has received an “A” grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Piedmont Mountainside is one of 823 hospitals nationwide to earn top marks. This marks four consecutive “A’s” for the hospital, which shows sust... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Earns Top Marks For Patient Safety
  • Should You Have Roadside Spring Water Tested? (4/13/2017)
    'County Extension Office Call of the Week'
    There are a number of roadside springs scattered throughout north Georgia that are popular among local residents. Many folks enjoy drinking “natural” spring water because it reportedly tastes better than municipal water sources. The main difference in taste may be the presence of natural minerals s... more
  • Should You Have Roadside Spring Water Tested?
  • Free Sports Physicals Offered to Pickens County Students (4/11/2017)
    Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College
    Pickens County students have the opportunity to get a free sports physical, good for the 2017-18 school year. Upcoming students in grades 6—12 who plan to participate in athletics must have a physical on file with their school before trying out. Free Sports Physical Exams Saturday, April 22,... more
  • Free Sports Physicals Offered to Pickens County Students
  • Local Team Georgia USA Wrestling State Champions Compete in Tennessee (4/11/2017)

    Landon Poole and Isaiah Williams made the trip to Kingsport Tennessee this past weekend, April 7-9, to compete in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Elementary School National Team Duals Championship. Both young men represented Jasper very well. This was the twentieth anniversary of this prestigious... more
  • Local Team Georgia USA Wrestling State Champions Compete in Tennessee
  • Pickens County Emergency Center 911 Joins KBP Recycling Program (4/11/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to add another new member to our recycling program. Pickens County Emergency Center 911 has joined in our efforts reduce solid waste in our county. Matthew ‘Dillon’ Finlay an employee at 911, has brought with him his training from the school he attend. The scho... more
  • Pickens County Emergency Center 911 Joins KBP Recycling Program
  • Superintendent Search Update (4/11/2017)

    The search for the next Superintendent of the Pickens County School District is progressing on schedule and as planned. The Board of Education has reviewed all 49 applications received, conducted first-round interviews with seven applicants, and scheduled additional first-round interviews as well as... more
  • Superintendent Search Update
  • The Pickens Report - March 2017 (4/11/2017)

    Warmer weather, foliage blooming; Spring has arrived. This bringing an uptick in activity for Pickens County. Approaching at the end of April, the 3rd annual “Senior Citizen Prom” sponsored by the PHS Interact club, and Pickens County Senior Center. This year’s prom will take place on Friday Apr... more
  • The Pickens Report - March 2017
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse (4/11/2017)

    The 40th and final Session day came to a close after 1 AM, Friday, March 31st! Major issues were put to rest, while others await further debate in 2018. I am sorry I didn't get this in last week’s news, but after the week of the 31st I was exhausted. My sweetheart, Marcia, had hip surgery that morni... more
  • UNDER THE GOLD DOME with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March 2017 (4/10/2017)

    TENTATIVE AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Adoption of the meeting agenda 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes 4. Public input Mike Cain, Cain's Wildlife Removal LLC is filming a reality TV program on coyotes and asked permission to trap them on the Pickens County Airport property. ... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March 2017
  • 'See What's Growing On' at PHS Plant Sale (4/10/2017)

    If the spring weather has your green thumb needing a workout, we have just the remedy. The PHS Annual Spring Plant Sale will begin on Wednesday, April 12th. The Greenhouse will be open each day, Wednesday the 12th and Thursday the 13th, and Friday the 14th from 2:00 to 5:00 for plant purchases. A... more
  • 'See What's Growing On' at PHS Plant Sale
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