PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Airport Authority November 2016 (Video) (11/14/2016)

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  • Pickens County Airport Authority November 2016 (Video)
  • The Pickens Report - October 2016 (11/14/2016)

    As we approach the end of the year, local activities and work continue through the holiday season and colder weather. The Jasper Merchants Association will present the 10th anniversary of the Night of Lights and Parade of Lights Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. Citizens are encouraged to ... more
  • The Pickens Report - October 2016
  • Pickens High School Drama Wins Region, Competes at State Level (11/12/2016)

    On October 29th, Pickens High School placed first overall in the 6AAAA Region One Act Play Competition for the first time since 1986. PHS also brought home awards for best set and best costumes in the region. Senior Jackson Melton who played J. Pierrpont Finch, was awarded Best Actor for the region.... more
  • Pickens High School Drama Wins Region, Competes at State Level
  • Pickens County Board of Education November 2016 (11/10/2016)

    Spotlight on Student Achievement included: School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners, Spelling Bee Winners to Participate in the ETC Spelling Bee, Math Bowl Competition, PHS Cross Country Team - Region Champion, Region One Act Play Competition Winners - S. Purdy...
  • Pickens County Board of Education November 2016
  • Pickens Chamber November Breakfast Recap (11/9/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Coast 2 Coast and networked with over 150 people in attendance before beginning the program. Amberle Godfrey’s Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member we... more
  • Pickens Chamber November Breakfast Recap
  • Pickens High School Increases Graduation Rate to 94.2 Percent (11/9/2016)

    Pickens High School (PHS) increased its four-year graduation rate to 94.2 percent for 2016 (up from 91.2% in 2015), earning a ranking of 14th in the state, 1st in the North Georgia RESA District, and easily topping the state average of 79.2%. High school graduation is recognized as one of the e... more
  • Pickens High School Increases Graduation Rate to 94.2 Percent
  • Poetry Reading Held at Chattahoochee Technical College (11/9/2016)

    With a shared passion for the arts, student poets and several Chattahoochee Technical College employees recently came together to participate in Visions of Verse - a poetry reading event held at the college's Appalachian Campus. "When someone hears the words 'poetry reading,' they immediately gro... more
  • Poetry Reading Held at Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Anytime Fitness Ribbon Cutting (11/8/2016)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Anytime Fitness on their ribbon cutting for their new business. Anytime Fitness Jasper is a state of the art facility that allows access to over 3,000 locations worldwide. Their main goal is to help all of their members get to a he... more
  • Anytime Fitness Ribbon Cutting
  • Special Election Results (11/8/2016)
    Proctor Wins Jasper Council Seat; Close Race for Nelson Council Seats
    All precincts in Pickens County are reported with overseas ballots the only remaining to count. Dr. Sonny Proctor was the victor for the Jasper City Council seat to fill the un-expired term of Allison Boyle. Upon learning that he had won, Dr. Sonny Proctor said, "I sincerely appreciate all t... more
  • Special Election Results
  • Jasper City Council - November 2016 (Video) (11/7/2016)

    Agenda items include Noise ordinance Alcohol license approval – Murphy’s Oil, Presentation of 2017 operating budget, Real estate financing – E. Spring Street...
  • Jasper City Council - November 2016 (Video)
  • MATTIE'S CALL: 79-Year-Old Man Missing from the Preserve at Sharp Mountain (11/7/2016)
    Ben Thebaut, wearing a camouflage 'boonie' style hat, was last seen Sunday afternoon.
    Update November 7, 2016: Dr. Thebaut is still missing. There has still been no sign of him in the woods or elsewhere. We have him entered in the National Missing Person Database and have flagged all of his financial accounts in case they are accessed. --------------------------------------------... more
  • MATTIE'S CALL:  79-Year-Old Man Missing from the Preserve at Sharp Mountain
  • The Jasper Farmers Market (11/7/2016)

    What a surprise at Saturdays farmers market to see Zach White outside the Pickens County Extension Building selling winter garden plants and ready to eat radishes. Many will remember Zach from a few years ago when he was a regular vendor at the market. Spring and fall he would bring flats of pansi... more
  • The Jasper Farmers Market
  • Rotary Hears From Sales Guru Steve Beecham (11/6/2016)

    Sales guru Steve Beecham shared with Rotary his remarkable self-developed system of increasing sales without hustling business. "The idea is to help first and business will follow naturally," proclaimed the President of Home Town Mortgage in Alpharetta. While moving around the room the energeti... more
  • Rotary Hears From Sales Guru Steve Beecham
  • Let's Go to the Tate Day Festival This Saturday (11/5/2016)
    Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 5 pm
    The annual Tate Day Festival, in the historic Tate Community, is only a few days away. Marble Valley Friends, the historic preservation organization headquartered in the Old Tate Gym, extends an open invitation to everyone to enjoy the day on November 5th. The day is dedicated to "Remembering... more
  • Let's Go to the Tate Day Festival This Saturday
  • Are You Hungry? A Taste of Pickens is November 12th! (11/4/2016)

    Ahh man…. Friday night football kept me up late last night. It is too late for breakfast and I want to be home in time to watch the early afternoon Saturday games. BUT I’M HUNGRY AND I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GET A GREAT MEAL! If this is your possible dilemma on Saturday, November 12 of this year the... more
  • Are You Hungry?  A Taste of Pickens is November 12th!
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