PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Students Show Patriotism In Art & Essay Contest (11/15/2017)

    Elementary students have participated in Veterans Day activities for years with the class competition of patriotic posters. Originated by the Pickens County Lions Club who judged the posters and awarded winning class members with a fun pizza party, American Legion Post 149 continued that tradition... more
  • Students Show Patriotism In Art & Essay Contest
  • Victor Lane Named Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Swimmer of the Week (11/15/2017)

    Victor Lane is the Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Swimmer of the Week. Victor has already qualified for state in two different events - 100 yard breaststroke and 100 yard butterfly. Victor is an outstanding student and excels in this sport. Victor has natural athletic ability. He is an e... more
  • Victor Lane Named Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Dragonflies Birthdays & Events – Ribbon Cutting (11/14/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to Dragonflies Birthdays & Events on their ribbon cutting for their business. Dragonflies is introducing a unique approach to events in the North Georgia area. While they specialize in Children’s Birthday parties, they are excited to offer a varie... more
  • Dragonflies Birthdays & Events – Ribbon Cutting
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Sets Record Year for Kids and Candy (11/14/2017)

    Al Rothe, KPB Board member reported a banner year for handing out candy on Halloween this year. Again this year KPB took part in the Trick or Treat downtown event in Jasper. Rothe reported that we had more children this year than ever before. Each year KPB purchases more candy and always seem... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Sets Record Year for Kids and Candy
  • November Chamber Community Breakfast (11/14/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Community Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. The most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by The Carriage House and enjoyed networking with the ... more
  • November Chamber Community Breakfast
  • PHS Swim Team Compete at the Battle of Dalton (11/14/2017)
    Ginny Perren, PHS Swim Team Coach
    The second swim meet for the PHS swim team was the Battle of Dalton last Saturday, November 11. The students competed against six other schools, which is over 250 swimmers. Victor Lane was amazing as he qualified for state in the 100 yard butterfly. Victor also received 2nd place overall in the... more
  • PHS Swim Team Compete at the Battle of Dalton
  • Pickens County Schools 2017 CCRPI Scores Released (11/14/2017)
    Middle and high schools increased; All four elementary schools decreased
    Pickens County School Superintendent, Dr. Carlton Wilson is meeting today with academic coaches and curriculum directors to look at the data from the 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores. Both high school and middle school scores increased, but all four elementary schoo... more
  • Pickens County Schools 2017 CCRPI Scores Released
  • You can QUIT during the Great American Smokeout®, Nov. 16th (11/14/2017)

    NORTH GEORGIA – Ready to quit? You can do it for at least one day this Thursday, November 16th during the Great American Smokeout®! Every year on the third Thursday of November, many Georgians join tobacco users across the nation in giving up using tobacco and electronic cigarettes for the entire da... more
  • You can QUIT during the Great American Smokeout®, Nov. 16th
  • District 18-L Diabetes Chairman Attends Jasper Lions Club (11/12/2017)

    On November 9th, the Jasper Lions Club hosted Michele Benoit. District 18-L Diabetes Chairman of the Georgia Lions Club. She has been a member of the Lions Club for 10 years and is currently a member of the Pauling-West Cobb Club. In her role as District Diabetes Chairman, she is helping Lions Club... more
  • District 18-L Diabetes Chairman Attends Jasper Lions Club
  • Free Concert Series Continues at Holy Family November 19 (11/12/2017)

    John King Carter, Holy Family organist and choirmaster, proudly announces the next concert of the 2017-2018 season of free concerts at Holy Family. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Ellena Hogrefe returns to Holy Family on Sunday, November 19 at 3:30 PM. singing songs of Schubert and Debussy. Mr. Carter will acco... more
  • Free Concert Series Continues at Holy Family November 19
  • Pickens Football 2017 Season Ends (11/12/2017)
    Statistical Highlights
    Pickens High School Football Season for 2017 ended after the State Playoff game against Cartersville on Friday, November 10th. Below are 2017 Statistical Highlights provided by Chris Parker, Head Football Coach. PDF with all season stats is listed at the end. Team Records • The 2017 Dra... more
  • Pickens Football 2017 Season Ends
  • A Taste of Pickens (11/11/2017)
    Benefiting CARES (Pickens County’s local food pantry)
    A Taste of Pickens is an annual event held on the second Saturday in November to benefit CARES - Pickens County’s local food pantry. Local restaurants and caterers provide samplings of food for patrons to sample for a $10 fee. Kroger in Jasper and Starbucks provides beverages. The event photos ...
  • A Taste of Pickens
  • Art Pickens - Raku Firing (11/11/2017)
    Southern Appalachian Folk School in the works
    The final Art Pickens - Artist Gathering for 2017 featured Raku Firing on site, along with other artist demonstrating their methods and showing off artwork. The interactive monthly event is held on the second Saturday of the month from May through November on the green space off Main Street in Jasp...
  • Art Pickens - Raku Firing
  • Noah Coriell Named PHS Band Student of the Week (11/10/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Noah Coriell. Noah is a Senior in the band and serves as Band Co-Captain and plays in the alto saxophone section. Noah has done a great job this year in serving others, playing and performing at a very high level of skill and musicianship and by helping the band... more
  • Noah Coriell Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Cities of Jasper and Nelson Election Results (11/7/2017)
    Incumbents Reelected
    Election Results for City of Jasper and City of Nelson from the November 7, 2017 Municipal Election. JASPER City Council (2 Seats) Ryan O’Dea 99 Anne Sneve 222 Doug Patterson 198 Sonny Proctor 236 -------------------------- NELSON Mayor Sylvia Gree... more
  • Cities of Jasper and Nelson Election Results

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