PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Unofficial Midterm Election Results (11/7/2018)
    Sunday Sales of Alcohol by the Drink passes
    Although some statewide elections are still undetermined, below are results in Pickens County during the Midterm Election on November 6, 2018. The Special Election for Sunday Sales of Alcohol by the Drink within the county passed. The effective date will be announced after Commissioner Rob Jones... more
  • Pickens County Unofficial Midterm Election Results
  • Jasper City Council November 2018 (11/5/2018)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of October 1, 2018 regular meeting and October 31, 2018 called meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. Update on city manager position 1. Jim Looney B. Sanitation rate increase fo... more
  • Jasper City Council November 2018
  • Pickens Teachers Represented at GA State Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council (11/5/2018)

    Pictured are the Pickens County Schools representatives on the State Superintendent of School’s teacher advisory council, a group of teachers from across the state that meets to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting teachers in Georgia's classrooms. The council meets two time... more
  • Pickens Teachers Represented at GA State Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council
  • Changes After Thanksgiving Break at Pickens County Schools (11/4/2018)

    Changes coming to some Pickens County Schools upon returning from Thanksgiving break after an Emergency Called Meeting by the Pickens County Board of Education this past Friday night. - Corey Thompson will transfer from Harmony Elementary School to Jasper Middle School. - Marla Callahan is tra... more
  • Changes After Thanksgiving Break at Pickens County Schools
  • Thank a Retired Teacher Today! (11/4/2018)
    Retired Educators Day
    Thank a retired teacher today for RETIRED EDUCATORS DAY on November 4th, 2018. Commissioner Jones signed a Proclamation to recognize it in Pickens County on October 19, 2018. Georgia Retired Educators Mission is to unite retired educators in GA for fellowship, support, and educational/community s... more
  • Thank a Retired Teacher Today!
  • Advance In-Person Voting for the General Election Through November 2nd (11/2/2018)

    Advance In-Person Voting for the General Election is underway through November 2nd (M-F 8 AM - 5 PM). Saturday voting is October 27th (9 AM - 4 PM). Vote at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office on 83 Pioneer Road in Jasper, next to Chattahoochee Tech. Local races on the b... more
  • Advance In-Person Voting for the General Election Through November 2nd
  • Pickens County Commissioners Work Session November 2018 (11/1/2018)

    Items for Discussion: 1. Department Updates 2. Road Department Building (Photos) 3. Restrooms (Convict Camp Building) 4. Tire Purchase Bids - Discussion 5. General Discussion... more
  • Pickens County Commissioners Work Session November 2018
  • Construction to Begin Soon on Adding a Passing Lane to Hwy 53 East in Pickens County (10/31/2018)
    Scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2020 at a construction cost of $6,818,725
    JASPER, Ga– Work could begin soon on constructing one mile eastbound passing lane on State Route (SR) 53 east of Jasper in Pickens County. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to Vertical Earth Incorporated of Cumming, Georgia, valued at nearly seven million dollars for a project to reconstruct a... more
  • Construction to Begin Soon on Adding a Passing Lane to Hwy 53 East in Pickens County
  • Trick or Treat Times for Pickens County (10/31/2018)

    As you begin to prepare for for Halloween, make note of the times for Trick or Treat in Pickens County. The Downtown Jasper Trick or Treat on Main Street is starting an hour later this year due to school end times. It will be held from 5 to 7 pm. Businesses not located on Main Street are welcom... more
  • Trick or Treat Times for Pickens County
  • Victor Ibarra Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/31/2018)

    Our band student of the week is Victor Ibarra. Victor is a Junior and plays alto saxophone in the marching band and symphonic band. Victor also serves as our saxophone section leader with the marching band. If there is something to be done, Victor is always one of the first to get it done. H... more
  • Victor Ibarra Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Reese Melvin Named PHS Cheerleader of the Week (10/30/2018)

    Congratulations to Reese Melvin for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens Football Cheerleader of the Week! #GoDragons 🐲📣... more
  • Reese Melvin Named PHS Cheerleader of the Week
  • Michael Burrell Named PHS Football Player of the Week (10/29/2018)

    Congratulations to Michael Burrell for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens Football Player of the Week. The Dragons defeated LaFayette 48-19 on Friday to end the regular season undefeated 10-0. During the Meet the Dragons before the season in August, Michael gave his prediction on the seaso... more
  • Michael Burrell Named PHS Football Player of the Week
  • Andrew Gibson and Avery Franklin Named PHS XC Runner of the Week (10/25/2018)

    Congratulations to Pickens High School seniors Andrew Gibson and Avery Franklin for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Runners of the Week. Andrew and Avery were instrumental in helping their team win first place in Tuesday's Region 6-AAAA Cross Country Championship Meet in Dalton by finishing 4th ... more
  • Andrew Gibson and Avery Franklin Named PHS XC Runner of the Week
  • One-Stop Shopping Opportunity for Gifts and More (10/23/2018)
    Jasper's 8th Annual Holiday Market | November 16-17, 2018
    Exciting preparations are taking place for the 8th annual Holiday Market, becoming a shopping tradition in north Georgia. Chattahoochee Technical College - Appalachian Campus is transformed into a shopper’s paradise with over 100 merchants selling their arts, crafts and gifts to more than 1,000 ... more
  • One-Stop Shopping Opportunity for Gifts and More
  • Laura Swancey Named PHS Cheerleader of the Week (10/22/2018)

    Congratulations to Laura Swancey for being Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens Football Cheerleader of the Week! #GoDragons 🐲📣... more
  • Laura Swancey Named PHS Cheerleader of the Week

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