PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Home games at Reinhardt University yield conference split capped by thrilling victory for Golden Eagle men’s squad (2/3/2014)

    (WALESKA) – The Golden Eagles hoops teams hosted Central Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Reinhardt University, and the men’s team picked up a thrilling 88-86 victory in a back-and-forth contest. Alijah Bennett knocked down two free throws after getting fouled on a drive to the basket with 3.0 se... more
  • Home games at Reinhardt University yield conference split capped by thrilling victory for Golden Eagle men’s squad
  • Jeff Downing Named Citizen of the Year (2/3/2014)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Mr. Jeff Downing the 2014 Pickens County Citizen of the Year on Saturday, January 25 at the Tate House during its’ annual Winter Ball. Mr. Jeff Downing will be filling the shoes of Ms. Ruth Wall who was chosen for the same honor in 2013. Ms. Wall carried... more
  • Jeff Downing Named Citizen of the Year
  • PHS Baskeball Senior Night (2/1/2014)

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  • PHS Baskeball Senior Night
  • Pickens County School Board Meetings with AdvancED Review Team (2/1/2014)

    The Pickens County Board of Education will have dinner with the AdvancED External Review Team on February 2nd, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at The Woodbridge Inn, 44 Chambers Street, Jasper, Georgia. The Pickens County Board of Education will participate in inte... more
  • Pickens County School Board Meetings with AdvancED Review Team
  • Free ‘Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Now Available (1/30/2014)
    Cabins, yurts, group getaways and new state park featured
    With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes. The newly published "2014 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites" is a handy resource f... more
  • Free ‘Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ Now Available
  • Friendship Force is about “faces not places” (1/30/2014)

    "The Friendship Force was introduced March 1, 1977 at the White House by President Jimmy Carter," stated Big Canoe FFI Chapter President Bob Anderson. Also, FFI was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1992. "The Change the world one friend at a time" group was founded by Wayne Smith, a Presbyterian M... more
  • Friendship Force is about “faces not places”
  • Health Departments in North GA Health District Awarded Car Seat Mini-Grant Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time (1/30/2014)

    (Dalton, GA) - County health departments in North Georgia Health District 1-2, based in Dalton, were awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Injury Prevention. Through the Mini-Grant, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield County Health De... more
  • Kaleigh Watters named PHS 2014 STAR Student (1/30/2014)

    Kaleigh Watters, a high school senior, has been named the 2014 STAR Student of Pickens High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the Pickens STAR Program. Watters, daughter of Chris and Sue Watters of Jasper, selected Mrs. Susan Anderson as her STAR Te... more
  • Kaleigh Watters named PHS 2014 STAR Student
  • McIntyre Pushes For Tourism And Guardianship (1/30/2014)

    "We have been entrusted with a beautiful area so let’s push tourism as economic development and at the same time be guardians of the majestic mountains," stated community leader Amelia McIntyre. She is past president of Rotary, Citizen of the Year and active with the Chamber Tourism Committee. M... more
  • McIntyre Pushes For Tourism And Guardianship
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce January Breakfast (1/30/2014)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership breakfast on January 14, 2014 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Each month the breakfast is sponsored by a Chamber Member. The January Breakfast Sponsor was Frontline Capital Partners. The January Speaker was Gerry Nechvatal, Co... more
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce January Breakfast
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce January Business After-Hours (1/30/2014)
    Hosted by Dough Boys Cakes & Catering and Alvin Stewart Photography
    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce offers a monthly opportunity for Chamber Members, as well as the public, to come together at a local business to enjoy food, fun and networking along with an opportunity to win some cash! The January Business After Hours was hosted by Dough Boys Cakes & Cate... more
  • Pickens County Chamber of Commerce January Business After-Hours
  • PICKENS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY PRESENT IMMIGRATION FROM THE HISPANIC/LATINO PERSPECTIVE AT FEBRUARY 11TH MEETING (1/30/2014)

    As natural born Americans of multiple ethnic backgrounds, we are disappointed when we hear both parties in the Congress talk about an immigration reform bill and then watch them take a position from which they refuse to budge. Many thought that when the issue was confronted in America 30 years ago ... more
  • Ways to Save Energy During Record-Breaking Cold Temperatures (1/30/2014)

    Record-breaking cold temperatures are causing Georgia Power customers to experience higher than normal electric bills. Customers are heating their homes for much longer periods of time resulting in an increase in their electric usage. Georgia Power wants to help you save money and energy this win... more
  • Ways to Save Energy During Record-Breaking Cold Temperatures
  • CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS on January 30th (1/28/2014)

    Pikens County Schools closed for staff and students. Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Pickens County Library Pickens County Government Chattahoochee Technical College Pickens Mountain Education Charter High School Coco's Cottage PC Co-Pilots Foothills Dental Associates ... more
  • Deal declares state of emergency (1/28/2014)

    After consultation with GEMA Director Charley English and other state agency heads, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a state of emergency declaration related to the winter storm for the entire state of Georgia. The governor has delayed the opening of state government until noon tomorrow. “Many parts o... more
  • Deal declares state of emergency
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