PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Local Author Hank Hollensbe Releases Fifth Novel 'Telfair and Early, Lawmen' (10/21/2014)
    The novel is set in Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens, and Cavendish Counties
    Hank Hollensbe has just epublished his fifth novel via Amazon's Kindle program, Telfair and Early, Lawmen. The late novelist Robert B. Parker wrote four western novels: Appaloosa, Brimstone, Resolution, and Blue-Eyed Devil, all set in the west of post-Civil War America. Hank has kidna... more
  • Local Author Hank Hollensbe Releases Fifth Novel 'Telfair and Early, Lawmen'
  • PACA Host Artist of the Quarter - Sharp Mountain Vineyards Open House (10/21/2014)

    Pickens Arts and Cultural Alliance will host an evening of wine tasting, light hors d’oeuvers and music by The Orange Walls at Sharp Mountain Vineyards on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 pm. The event is open to the public. No reservations are required. Sharp Mountain Vineyards are owned by Ron... more
  • PACA Host Artist of the Quarter - Sharp Mountain Vineyards Open House
  • PHS Beta Club Induction (10/21/2014)

    The PHS Beta Club held its Candlelight Induction Ceremony on Monday evening October 13th. During the ceremony, Beta Club senior officers, Susannah Melton (President), Peyton Heath (Vice President), Andrew Haygood (Secretary), Jesse Brooks (Treasurer) & Haley Lacuesta (Historian), lit candles of whit... more
  • PHS Beta Club Induction
  • PHS Theatre Hosting One-Act Competition This Saturday, October 25th (10/21/2014)

    Congratulations to the PHS Theatre Department in their outstanding community performances of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Thursday and Friday nights. They will be hosting Region 7-AAAA One-Act Competition This Saturday, October 25th at Pickens High School. Entry for the day t... more
  • PHS Theatre Hosting One-Act Competition This Saturday, October 25th
  • Pumpkin is Champion at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/21/2014)

    Roxanne Janes unique pumpkin dessert won the Pumpkin vs. Sweet Potato competition; the voting public liked her cute little individual, ghostly, mini-cupcake sized cheesecakes since they were also delicious. As Champion, pumpkin will retain this title until next year’s rematch. Ruth Poole, First... more
  • Pumpkin is Champion at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Trick or Treat Hours on Halloween (10/21/2014)

    On Friday October 31, 2014, Halloween will be observed in the Jasper downtown business district from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. "Trick or Treat" will follow in residential areas of Pickens County until 8:00pm. At 3:30pm for pedestrian safety, Main Street will be closed from Spring Street north to ... more
  • Trick or Treat Hours on Halloween
  • UNG Choral Concert at Fellowship Presbyterian Church (10/21/2014)

    Get ready to kick off the holiday season with an inspiring choral performance by the University of North Georgia’s Singers and Le Belle Voci, directed by Dr. John M. Broman, at Fellowship Presbyterian Church on Bent Tree Drive. These select ensembles, comprised of the best singers at UNG, will perf... more
  • UNG Choral Concert at Fellowship Presbyterian Church
  • Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration 2015 Budget Meeting (Video) (10/20/2014)

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  • Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration 2015 Budget Meeting (Video)
  • Pickens High School Superlative Winners (10/20/2014)

    Congratulations to the following Freshmen Superlative winners: Biggest Disney Fanatic: Luke Collis and Emily Gibson Best Eyes: Hunter Raynes and Shae Chadwick Most Likely to become President: Nick DiPuma and Hannah Ballard Most Shy: Corey Smith, Sierra Rice Most Likely to be... more
  • Pickens High School Superlative Winners
  • Pickens Sheriff's Office 2015 Budget Meeting (Video) (10/20/2014)

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  • Pickens Sheriff's Office 2015 Budget Meeting (Video)
  • What should you do if you find yourself inside a snakes strike zone? (10/20/2014)

    This time of year many of our venomous species have given birth and the babies are reaching maturity enough so that they want to explore and leave the birth site. These inexperienced small snakes can end up in some peculiar places: outdoor pet dishes, outdoor shoes, potted plants, drainage ditches.... more
  • What should you do if you find yourself inside a snakes strike zone?
  • Heritage Days Festival (10/18/2014)

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  • Heritage Days Festival
  • Sharptop Invitational XC (10/18/2014)

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  • Sharptop Invitational XC
  • Pickens County Retired Educators Association Hears About Physical Fitness (10/17/2014)

    "Come play with us and our wonderful toys" was the invitation Kristina Harkins extended to local retired educators at their October meeting. Ms. Hawkins, representing Jasper Fitness Center, explained the Silver Slippers program available to many senior citizens through their insurance plans. She s... more
  • Pickens County Retired Educators Association Hears About Physical Fitness
  • New Drama Program For Children at CAPAA (10/16/2014)
    Grades 3rd - 9th sign up by October 30th
    The Creative and Performing Arts Academy is excited to offer a new drama program for children in grades 3rd – 8th. The class will create and perform a Christmas themed piece. The students will be given the opportunity to act, write their own dialogue and monologues and there will also be seasonal mu... more
  • New Drama Program For Children at CAPAA
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