PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Dementia Patients and Caregivers Need Support During Holidays (12/12/2017)

    As the holidays draw closer, the calendar pages tend to fill with events, gatherings and visits. It can be a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful. For people with dementia and their family caregivers, the holiday season can be very challenging. However, there are ways for everyone to en... more
  • Dementia Patients and Caregivers Need Support During Holidays
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Named Business of the Month at Chamber Breakfast (12/12/2017)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Community Breakfast that is open to Chamber members as well as the public. The most recent breakfast was held Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Bojangles and enjoyed networking with the many peop... more
  • Georgia Mountains Hospice Named Business of the Month at Chamber Breakfast
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting December 2017 (12/12/2017)

    Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting is led by Ethan Calhoun, NWGRC planner. The draft plan must be ready by March 2018. The draft will then need to be recommended for approval by NWGRC and the State Department of Community Affairs. The final plan needs to be approved by all... more
  • Pickens County Joint Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Meeting December 2017
  • Pickens County Planning & Development November 2017 Report (12/12/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for November activity: Building Permits 29 in November 2017 (71% increase) 17 in November 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 9 in November 2017 (29% increase) 7 in November 2016 Inspections 166 in November 2017 (95% increase) 85 in ... more
  • Superintendent Seeks Input (12/12/2017)

    A revised school calendar and new grade-level configurations are on the table of possibility for Pickens County BOE employees, parents, and students; and Superintendent Dr. Carlton Wilson is receptive to the views of all interested stakeholders. For the 2018-2019 school year, a reduced number of ... more
  • Superintendent Seeks Input
  • Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols at Holy Family (12/12/2017)

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family presents the 12th annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on December 17th at 3:30 in the afternoon, under the direction of Organist-Choirmaster John King Carter. Lessons and Carols is a service developed in the early 20th century by King's College at C... more
  • Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols at Holy Family
  • Rotary Tours Pickens 911 (12/11/2017)

    Commission Chair and fellow Rotarian Rob Jones gave Rotary a very interesting guided tour of the Pickens County 911 Command Center and the Emergency Operations Center. Dialing 911 gets you to three integrated services: the emergency services communication system, emergency medical services and th... more
  • Rotary Tours Pickens 911
  • Pickens County Schools Closed Monday, December 11th (12/10/2017)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, December 11, 2017 for students. Staff should report at 10:00 a.m. ... more
  • Pickens County Schools Closed Monday, December 11th
  • Jayda Tilley Name PHS Band Student of the Week (12/9/2017)

    Our Band Student of the Week is Jayda Tilley. Jayda is a freshman flute player and is a member of the Pride of Pickens Marching Band and the Freshman Band. Jayda has had an incredible year so far of improvement, achievement and is a great help to the band program. She is funny, witty and alwa... more
  • Jayda Tilley Name PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Doing Good in the World (12/4/2017)

    Don Martin wears a lot of hats. Jasper Rotarian, Assistant Governor, and District Governor Nominee are just three of them. I donít know exactly which hat he was wearing when he told the Rotary Club of Jasper about the Good that the Rotary Foundation does in the world. I do know, he wore it well. ... more
  • Doing Good in the World
  • Night of Lights Celebration (12/2/2017)

    The Jasper Merchants Association's annual Night of Lights Celebration is held on the first Saturday in December on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia to benefit Toys for Tots. WYYZ - The Croc provided entertainment preceding the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Pickens County Courthouse lawn a...
  • Night of Lights Celebration
  • Daelyn Baker Named PHS Band Student of the Week (12/1/2017)

    The Shottenkirk Ford's PHS Band Student of the Week is Daelyn Baker. Daelyn is a freshman percussionist and she has been an incredibly motivated and hard-working student since her first day at the high school. Her desire to improve and excel is beyond compare and she has shown great leadership... more
  • Daelyn Baker Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Dalton Brunner Named Wrestler of the Week (12/1/2017)

    Congratulations to Dalton Brunner for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens Dragons Wrestling Wrestler of the Week! His pin helped the Dragons defeat Creekview 42-34 on Wednesday, November 29th. Upcoming Schedule: Friday, December 1 3:00pm King of the Mountain Tournament Day 1 Saturd... more
  • Dalton Brunner Named Wrestler of the Week
  • Keeping Our Children In Our County (12/1/2017)

    On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, attendees from local and state agencies joined together for the Pickens Family Connection Collaborative focused on Pickens County Department of Children and Family Services and Kinship care. In 2015, Governor Nathan Deal, through the Department of Children and Fami... more
  • Keeping Our Children In Our County
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Park in Talking Rock Open (11/29/2017)
    Officially opens in January 2018
    Soft opening of Talking Rock Nature Preserve, a 220-acre park off Carnes Mill Road in Talking Rock on the west side of Highway 515. The free public park, owned by Southeastern Trust for Parks (STPAL), is nearing completion of the first 5 miles of trails optimized for mountain biking and hikers. T... more
  • Mountain Biking and Hiking Park in Talking Rock Open

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