PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Information Forum: Supporting Our Pickens County Schools (10/30/2017)

    The Pickens County Democratic Committee sponsored an Information Forum: Supporting Our Pickens County Schools on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Chattahoochee Technical College. A group proposes to grant additional exemptions for seniors from the schools portion of property taxes. The forum examined... more
  • Information Forum: Supporting Our Pickens County Schools
  • Tate Elementary School Begins Their Recycle Program (10/30/2017)

    Tate Elementary School third grade students, under the leadership of Mrs. Barnett, begins their collection of single stream recycling for this school year. Pictured are the three teams that collect paper from all of the classrooms and take it to the recycle dumpster. Keep Pickens Beautiful furn... more
  • Tate Elementary School Begins Their Recycle Program
  • TDS Begins Next Step in Broadband Improvement Project in Pickens (10/27/2017)
    Network equipment has arrived, work begins
    MADISON, Wis. – TDS Telecom (TDS®) technicians and network engineers are working now to install the core equipment necessary to improve broadband speeds and bring new services to Nelson and Big Canoe and in portions of Pickens, Dawson and Cherokee counties. TDS anticipates engineering and constru... more
  • TDS Begins Next Step in Broadband Improvement Project in Pickens
  • Conner Williams Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/26/2017)

    The band student of the week is Conner Williams. Conner is a freshman tuba player in the marching band and also plays in the Freshman and Symphonic Band. Conner made All-State band last year as an 8th grader. Conner is always one of the first to volunteer to help, assist other students in lea... more
  • Conner Williams Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • KPB Encouraged Recycling During the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festibal (10/26/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful participated in the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival again this year. KPB placed seven recycle containers around the grounds of the festival, giving the visitors an opportunity to recycle their cans and plastic bottles. The weather was beautiful and the crowds enjoyed the... more
  • KPB Encouraged Recycling During the Talking Rock Heritage Days Festibal
  • TDS Warns Customers of Malware in Free Movies (10/26/2017)
    A free movie isn’t worth malware
    MADISON, Wis. — The temptation of free movies can be hard to resist, but several websites use them to lure people into downloading malware. TDS Telecom (TDS®) is warning customers to avoid sites that offer free movies in order to protect their computers from malware that might infect their devices, ... more
  • Vote for the Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest (10/26/2017)
    Sponsored by the Jasper Merchants Association
    The Jasper Merchants Association is hosting Jasper's 6th Annual BOO-WHO? Scarecrow Contest in downtown Jasper, Georgia. There will be Trophies & Prizes for the Top 3 winners in each category (Business Group or Schools/Churches/NonProfit). Winners will be determined by votes on KnowPickens.com (vo...
  • Vote for the Boo Who? Scarecrow Contest
  • Halloween Fun Begins Today! (10/25/2017)
    List of events through Halloween
    Pickens County is full of events to celebrate the Halloween Season. Below is a list of events to know including Trunk or Treats, Haunted Hayrides, Costume Contest and more. Click on name for more information. OCTOBER 25 ... more
  • Halloween Fun Begins Today!
  • Piedmont Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente Sign New Contract (10/24/2017)

    Atlanta, Ga. – Piedmont Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente have finalized a new contract, ensuring patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities extending through the 2021 plan year. The negotiation and agreement were completed several months in advance of the contra... more
  • 2018 Citizen of the Year Nominations (10/23/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by ETC Communications, LLC, which will be presented at the Winter Ball on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Citizen of the Year Award was created to heighten public aware... more
  • 2018 Citizen of the Year Nominations
  • Antigone Now Presented by PHS Theatre (10/23/2017)
    Thursday 10/26/2017 - 7:00 PM
    The cast, crew, and directors of the defending Region 6AAAA One-Act Play Champions, Pickens High School Theatre, invite you to the community presentation of Antigone Now, this year’s competition piece. The community show will be Thursday 10/26/17, at 7:00 PM. Adult tickets are $8 and students are $5... more
  • Antigone Now Presented by PHS Theatre
  • Free Food at the Jasper Farmers Market (10/23/2017)

    Talking Rock had some of our vendors Saturday but that's October. Seems like every little town has a festival. Try to go to some of them. Enjoy the fall weather and meet your neighbors. There was plenty to see at the Jasper Farmers Market. Even a new vendor. Denise Seibel was selling the, "Coffee... more
  • Free Food at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Pickens County Board of REALTORS® Holds Annual Charity Golf Tournament (10/23/2017)

    The Pickens County Board of REALTORS® hosted REALTORS®, Affiliates and Guests at the Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Bent Tree Golf Course on Thursday, October 12. In addition to a day filled with golf, food, and prizes, the over $6,000 raised will be used for charitable investments in the local c... more
  • Pickens County Board of REALTORS® Holds Annual Charity Golf Tournament
  • Pickens County Red Ribbon Week Proclaimed (10/23/2017)
    October 23 - 31, 2017
    "YOUR FUTURE IS KEY, SO STAY DRUG FREE" Pickens County Red Ribbon Week is October 23 - 31, 2017 PROCLAMATION Whereas, alcohol and drug abuse in this nation have reached epidemic stages and continues to be a threat to the well-being of children, families and neighborhoods in Pickens ... more
  • Pickens County Red Ribbon Week Proclaimed
  • Pickens Teacher of the Year (10/23/2017)
    Photos and video from the Awards Banquet on October 23, 2017
    The 2018 Pickens County School System Teacher of the Year is Christina Canada-Clark from Hill City Elementary School. A big surprise when Shottenkirk Ford Jasper gave her a Ford Edge to drive for a year. Coverage brought to you by IBMSECUmore
  • Pickens Teacher of the Year

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