PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 'Fear Free' In-Home Pet Care Now Available for Pickens and North Cherokee County Pets (12/15/2016)
    Local Certified Professional Pet Sitter 1 of 20 Georgia pet care providers earning this certification
    Can you imagine telling your dog, “Let’s go to the vet!” or “I’m leaving… See you soon!” and seeing her tail wag? How about getting out your cat’s carrier and seeing him come running? Or maybe arriving home after vacation to a home that wasn’t torn up by an anxious pet? Local pet owners won’t nee... more
  • 'Fear Free' In-Home Pet Care Now Available for Pickens and North Cherokee County Pets
  • Nelson City Council Public Hearing on Police and Work Session December 2016 (Video) (12/15/2016)

    Public hearing forc input in regards to the police department issue which is deciding whether to close this service down or continue in fiscally responsible means of the city. Presentation made by Barry Holbert on drainage issues on Cherokee Street....
  • Nelson City Council Public Hearing on Police and Work Session December 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2016 & FY2017 Budget Adoption (Video) (12/15/2016)

    FY2017 Budget Adoption; 2017 General Liability Insurance; Reappoint Board Members...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners December 2016 & FY2017 Budget Adoption (Video)
  • Big Canoe Chapel Bells Present Free Christmas Concert (12/14/2016)

    Has your Christmas shopping got you down? Looking for Christmas spirit? The Big Canoe Chapel Bells present a free Christmas concert as a part of Holy Family's concert series on Sunday, December 18, at 3:30 P.M. at Holy Family. The Chapel Bells, under the direction of Ann Montgomery, has been rin... more
  • Big Canoe Chapel Bells Present Free Christmas Concert
  • Last Chance + Chocolate Mousee (12/14/2016)

    Saturday, December 17, will be the last chance to see the Jasper Winter Farmers Market Vendors at the County Extension/Chamber Building this year. You may find the perfect gift for that someone still on your list. There will also be food for all those holiday get-togethers and Chef Zach Henson... more
  • Last Chance + Chocolate Mousee
  • Pickens Chamber December Breakfast Recap (12/14/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles and networked with over 100 people in attendance before beginning the program. Amberle Godfrey’s Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member welco... more
  • Pickens Chamber December Breakfast Recap
  • Senate District 54 Special Election Runoff in January (12/14/2016)
    166 voted out of 7,883 registred voters in Pickens County
    A Special Election was held on December 13, 2016 for State Senate District 54 to fill Charlie Bethel's seat after his appointment by Governor Deal to Georgia's Court of Appeals. Only the western portion of Pickens County (7,883 registered voters) is in the district with other voters in Gordon, Mur... more
  • Senate District 54 Special Election Runoff in January
  • The Pickens Report - November 2016 (12/14/2016)

    The Holiday Season and cool weather has arrived in Pickens County. As citizens prepare for holiday parties, they will be glad to know that the Pickens County Fire Marshal has lifted the outdoor burn ban as of December 7th. Individuals must still obtain a permit before burning, unless it’s a campfire... more
  • The Pickens Report - November 2016
  • Multiple First Place Wins by PHS Swim Team (12/13/2016)

    The Swim Team competed last Friday night against Gilmer, Dawson, and Coahulla Creek. Both the boys and girls' teams had multiples first place wins and dominated their races. The boys' team, including Adam Hunt, Devin Self, Anthony Jordan , and Victor Lane, came in 2nd place in the 200 yard medle... more
  • Multiple First Place Wins by PHS Swim Team
  • TDS® Achieves Prestigious Polycom® Choice Partner - Platinum Status for the Seventh Year in a Row (12/13/2016)

    (MADISON, Wisconsin) – TDS Telecom (TDS), an industry leader in providing VoIP services for businesses, announced it has achieved Platinum level status in the Polycom Choice Partner program by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) for the seventh year in a row. TDS joins a select group of Polycom hosted Voic... more
  • TDS® Achieves Prestigious Polycom® Choice Partner - Platinum Status for the Seventh Year in a Row
  • Victor Lane is the First PHS Swimmer of the Week (12/13/2016)

    The Pickens High School first-ever swimmer of the week is Victor Lane, an awesome athlete. He has been competitively swimming for much of his life. He qualified for GHSA state championships in the first high school meet and is the current USA swimming Georgia state champion. He is very dedic... more
  • Victor Lane is the First PHS Swimmer of the Week
  • Jasper Veteran Inducted Into Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (12/12/2016)
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    U.S. Army First Lieutenant Philip Leslie Spackman of Jasper is one of 17 inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame in November at Ft. Benning, Columbus. Spackman was cited for his undaunted and extraordinary heroism and numerous acts of bravery as an armored calvary assault platoon...
  • Jasper Veteran Inducted Into Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame
  • Pickens County Airport Authority December 2016 (Video) (12/12/2016)

    Discussion of bids and time frame to move the triple wide mobile home from Roper Park to the Airport to be used as the terminal....
  • Pickens County Airport Authority December 2016 (Video)
  • Change in High School Admistration (12/8/2016)
    Principal Shane Purdy resigns; Dr. Chad Flatt will serve as Interim Principal
    The Pickens County School District announces the resignation of Mr. Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School (PHS). Mr. Purdy previously served the district as Principal of Jasper Middle School. "An unexpected and unsolicited opportunity presented itself. After careful consideration, I fe... more
  • Change in High School Admistration
  • Experienced Administrator to Guide Search for Permanent Replacement (12/8/2016)

    The Pickens County School District announces the appointment of Dr. Charles Webb as Interim Superintendent, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Webb earned four degrees from Georgia Southern University, including the Doctor of Education degree in School Administration. During more than 32 years in pu... more
  • Experienced Administrator to Guide Search for Permanent Replacement
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