PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 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
  • The 500 (4/7/2017)

    'The 500' refers to the number of diners who will be able to get barbecue chicken plates through the Marble Valley Friends fundraiser on Friday, April 28th. Serving hours are 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. MVF, a historic preservation organization headquartered in Tate, sponsors the well-received event ... more
  • The 500
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2017 Report (4/6/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for March activity: Building Permits 35 in March 2017 (3% increase) 34 in March 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 8 in March 2017 (38% decrease) 13 in March 2016 Inspections 125 in March 2017 (33% increase) 94 in March 2016 Tota... more
  • New Northside Hospital Cherokee To Host Open House April 22 (4/5/2017)

    Northside Hospital Cherokee will welcome the community on Saturday, April 22 to tour its long-awaited replacement hospital. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new hospital, located at 450 Northside Cherokee Boulevard in Canton, off I-575 at the Ga. Hwy 20 exit. Visitors will be al... more
  • New Northside Hospital Cherokee To Host Open House April 22
  • PHS Theatre's 'BIG FISH' Opens April 20th (4/5/2017)

    In a few weeks, PHS Theatre opens Big Fish, the larger than life tale of Edward Bloom and his son Will's challenge to believe. The award winning thespians of the PHS Theatre department, lead by Mrs. Valerie Boehm, have been working hard to bring this demanding Southern-Fried musical to you. If... more
  • PHS Theatre's 'BIG FISH' Opens April 20th
  • Pickens County Board of REALTORS® Recognizes 2016 Circle of Excellence Recipients (4/5/2017)

    The Pickens County Board of REALTORS® recognized its 2016 Circle of Excellence recipients at the monthly luncheon on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Over 50 members of the Board of REALTORS® and their guests were in attendance at the annual event, held this year at the Chattahoochee Technical College. ... more
  • Pickens County Board of REALTORS® Recognizes 2016 Circle of Excellence Recipients
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