PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Holiday Market in Jasper Awards Over $10,000 in Grants (2/14/2017)

    Holiday Market in Jasper shared lots of LOVE today by awarding the monies to the 2016 Holiday Market Grant recipients. Monies distributed from the annual shopping event are chosen from applications submitted. Congratulations to the following recipients. Miss Pickens County scholarship pro... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority February 2017 (2/13/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Adoption of the meeting agenda 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes 4. Public input 5. Committee & Authority member reports 6. Treasurerís report 7. Airport managerís report 8. Airport engineerís report 9. Commissionerís remarks 10. Old business 11. New ... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority February 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2017 (Video) (2/13/2017)

    Both of the rezone request were approved. Discussion on the county ordinances with regards to unenclosed trash and recycable storage outside commercial establishments. Public participation by Jeff Squires with concerns of new Dollar General Store on Cove Road being 'bad neighbors' with the way the... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2017 (Video)
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/13/2017)

    We returned to the Gold Dome on Tuesday, February 7 to begin the fourth eventful week of the legislative session, which included a full schedule of House committee activity and hearings on many important topics. We are pretty busy every day, so I canít go to every committee meeting at the Capitol. ... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Help Lonnie & Amy Be Crowned King and Queen of Mardi Gras in the Mountains (2/12/2017)
    Georgia Mountains Hospice Annual Event is February 25, 2017
    On February 25, 2017, The Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc. and The Rotary Club of Jasper will co-host Mardi Gras in the Mountains, ďA Gala Charity Event Celebrating Life.Ē The partnership of these three organizations will enable Georgia Mountain... more
  • Help Lonnie & Amy Be Crowned King and Queen of Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • Consider Your Home SOLD with All Metro Team (2/10/2017)

    When you are ready to sell your home, the All Metro Team will provide you an in-depth evaluation of your home, and give you tips on what you can do to increase the value. The goal is to sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the most amount of money, which is backed by a guarantee to bu... more
  • Consider Your Home SOLD with All Metro Team
  • Pickens County Airport Authority January 2017 (2/9/2017)

    TENTATIVE AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Adoption of the meeting agenda 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes 4. Public input 5. Committee & Authority member reports 6. Treasurerís report 7. Airport managerís report 8. Airport engineerís report 9. Commissionerís remarks 10. Old business... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2017 (2/9/2017)
    Video and photos
    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Spotlight on Student Achievement A. Sassafras Literary Exchange - Creative Writing for Youth Contest (A. Walker & M. Callahan) Congratulations to the following students who recently competed in ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2017
  • Voting Open 'For the Love of Reading' CHALLENGE (2/9/2017)
    Sponsored by Ferst Foundation and Georgia Retired Educators Association
    If you want to understand the importance of reading to children from birth, ask a teacher. Not only did they ask, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL) challenged members of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA) to capture their answers on video and battle it out for the tit... more
  • Voting Open 'For the Love of Reading' CHALLENGE
  • Become a University of Georgia Master Gardener (2/8/2017)

    The Georgia Master Gardeners assist the County Cooperative Extension Service Offices by providing current horticultural information through community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia. Membership classes are held annua... more
  • Become a University of Georgia Master Gardener
  • Is Taming of the Shrew a Love Story? (2/8/2017)

    Petruchio (played by Jacob Clark) has come to town from his country home in search of a wealthy wife. Almost immediately an old friend with ulterior motives (Hortensio, played by Tony Greiner) steers him to the house of Katharina Minola (played by Buffy Bezdek). Hortensio is not entirely inno... more
  • Is Taming of the Shrew a Love Story?
  • Jonathan Friedman named PHS 2017 STAR Student (2/8/2017)

    Jonathan Friedman has been named the 2017 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Friedman is the son of Aury and Patti Friedman of Talking Rock. He has selected Mr. Wil Nix as his STAR Teacher. T... more
  • Jonathan Friedman named PHS 2017 STAR Student
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2017 Report (2/8/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for January activity: Building Permits 25 in January 2017 (32% increase) 19 in January 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 8 in January 2017 (100% increase) 4 in January 2016 Inspections 115 in January 2017 (67% i... more
  • Lonnie Waters Committee Chair For Friends of the NRA for Pickens County Area (2/7/2017)

    Lonnie has accepted the Committee Chair for the Friends of the NRA for the Pickens County Area. By filling this chair be will also have a vote on the State of Georgia Board of Grants. He will be traveling to Warner Robbins, Georgia on February 11, 2017 to vote on grants that have been submitted ... more
  • Lonnie Waters Committee Chair For Friends of the NRA for Pickens County Area
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Chris Bell (2/7/2017)

    The Pickens High School Band Student of the Week is Chris Bell. Chris is a Junior in the band program and plays in the percussion section. Chris marched snare drum this past year and has also marched tenors and bass drum. Chris has always been the student who is eager to help the band, kind t... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Chris Bell
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