PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Moving Forward (3/19/2017)
    North Georgia Falcons Informational meeting on Saturday, March 19 in Canton, Ga.
    I was one of the first players for the North Georgia Falcons. This team and others like it was created out of necessity. My brother and I were homeschooled and had a passion for tackle football with no where to play. My dad and a few other dads, stepped up and made it happen for us. To us, it was "... more
  • Moving Forward
  • Optimist Club Contest Winners (3/19/2017)

    The Optimist Club of Jasper holds two competitions each year as part of the Optimist International Essay and Oratorical contests. Our club winners then go onto the Zone competition and if successful there go even further! The Club Oratorical contest was held on Saturday, March 11 at the Picken... more
  • Optimist Club Contest Winners
  • PHS Theatre presents: Big Fish (3/19/2017)

    If you think musicals are stuffy, and all about New York, then FINALLY, this is the show for you! Big Fish the musical was adapted by John August and Andrew Lippa from Denial Wallace’s 1998 Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, and its 2003 film adaptation directed by Tim Burton. The show, sim... more
  • PHS Theatre presents:  Big Fish
  • The Metal Barn Productions 'My Favorite Memory (3/19/2017)

    Isn't it amazing how something simple will trigger your memory? And then you just HAVE to tell someone about that memory because it gives you such joy? Metal Barn Productions hosted a "My Favorite Memory" Contest earlier this month. Contestants submitted a 500 word 'memory' story and photo for a... more
  • The Metal Barn Productions 'My Favorite Memory
  • Amicalola EMC Awards College Scholarships To PHS Students (3/17/2017)

    Amicalola EMC awarded college scholarships to Pickens High students at their annual awards banquet. Thank you, Amicalola EMC for investing in our students! PHS Senior Scholarship Winners: Sarah Aiken Brittany Alexander Laney Bledsoe Ashlynn Collum Mikayla Cook Samantha Cruzado Allyson De... more
  • Amicalola EMC Awards College Scholarships To PHS Students
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Joseph Angelisanti. (3/17/2017)

    The Band Student of the Week is Joseph Angelisanti. Joseph is currently a Junior and served as the tuba section leader for the marching band this school year. Next year, Joseph will serve as the Band Captain. Joseph is an Honors student and is also involved in the Academic Team. Joseph is an... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week - Joseph Angelisanti.
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2017 (3/16/2017)

    I. Call to order II. Prayer Pledge of Allegiance III. Amendments to Agenda IV. Approval of Agenda V. Employee Recognition Rodney Buckingham recognized for 20 years of employment with Pickens County. VI. more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2017
  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2017 (3/16/2017)
    March 20 through 27, 2017
    Whereas The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy was chartered by the State of Georgia in 1999 as the result of Georgia Citizen, Robin Ferst, and Whereas the mission of The Ferst Foundation is to offer, free, to all pre-school children in Georgia age-appropriate books from the “Read to Me” li... more
  • Pickens FERST Week Proclamation 2017
  • Pickens County Superintendent Search Update (3/15/2017)

    The search for the next superintendent of the Pickens County School District is progressing on schedule. By the close of the application period on February 28, the Pickens Board of Education received a total of 49 applications. Applications were received from local, Georgia, and out of state candida... more
  • Pickens County Superintendent Search Update
  • State Gearing Up For DUI Enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (3/15/2017)
    Choose before you booze…drinking or driving, but not both
    (ATLANTA) The luck of the Irish won’t save motorists who get caught driving drunk and while the state’s zero tolerance policy toward impaired driving exists 24/7/365, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is taking special advantage of St. Patrick’s Day to remind drivers that if they don’t drive s... more
  • State Gearing Up For DUI Enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
  • The Pickens Report - February 2017 (3/15/2017)

    The new year is quickly moving along for residents of Pickens County. The month of February was a busy month for Pickens County government that brought increased progress on many projects. As of March 1st, the Tax Commissioner’s office had collected 91 percent of the total set tax collections fo... more
  • The Pickens Report - February 2017
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Receives Two Awards (3/14/2017)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received two awards for outstanding work here in Pickens County. ◌ The Governors Circle Award presented by the state of Georgia for our work in reducing litter and beautification in our county. ◌ The President’s Award from Kee... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful Receives Two Awards
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March 2017 (3/13/2017)

    AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Adoption of the meeting agenda 3. Approval of previous meeting minutes 4. Public input 5. Committee & Authority member reports 6. Treasurer’s report 7. Airport manager’s report 8. Airport engineer’s report 9. Commissioner’s remarks 10. Old business 11. New ... more
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2017 (3/13/2017)

    AGENDA I. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE II. READING AND APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES III. OLD BUSINESS: A. TA-01-17-007 - Text Amendment – Chapter 58 Solid Waste APPROVED IV. NEW BUSINESS: A. Conditional Use– SUSE-2-17-1219 David & Robin Higgi... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2017
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/13/2017)

    We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 6 for legislative day 29, which began the ninth week of the 2017 session. Since we completed Crossover Day the Friday before that, the House began to focus on legislation that was already passed by our counterparts in the Senate. We spent much of our tim... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
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