PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
You have asked for it... Even begged for it...We are proud to announce...IT'S BACK! Leadership Pickens is an eight-month program that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds and offers an educational experience designed to expose them to many facets of our community. An orientation/... more
The Pickens Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a suspicious device reported by a Pickens High School parent at approximately 4:30 p.m. The device was located at the residence of a student of Pickens High School. Deputies arrived at the residence and identified what appeared to be a pip... more
The daffodils are blooming… birds are chirping…. warmer breezes are teasing us with spring right around the corner. So with spring the art created by our Pickens County youth comes into full bloom. Yes, it is that time of year… aaaah! The Youth Art Month at Sharptop Arts Gallery will be begin with ... more
Tuesday, February 28 through Friday, March 2, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Maintenance work on State Route (SR) 52 and SR 515 in Gilmer County. Georgia DOT’s maintenance crews will be repairing the shoulders of SR52 between mile posts 15 and 20 and those of SR 515 between mile markers 11 and 19 in Gilmer County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. an... more
Monday, February 27, 2012, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The right lane will be closed on Interstate 575 southbound at Sharpe Mountain Creek Bridge in Cherokee County. Motorists should expect a single lane closure on I-575 southbound between Exit 27/State Route (SR) 5 Business and Exit 24/Airport Drive in Cherokee County. This lane closure is necess... more
The pace has picked up at the Capitol. Lots of meetings and votes took place in both the House and Senate in preparation for Cross-over Day, Day 30 of 40. Cross-over Day is the day when a bill has to pass the House and go to the Senate and visa versa. Proposed legislation dies that is not voted o... more
Video of Forum
The Big Canoe Homeowners Association hosted a forum for the 2012 Ninth District Congressional Candidates at the Big Canoe Chapel on February 25, 2012. Candidates Hunter Bicknell, Doug Collins, Clifton McDuffie, and Martha Zoller, all Republicans, were asked the following questions:...
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19
The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild invites visitors to the 24th annual Big Canoe Tour of Homes to be held on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2012. Tickets for the tour are $20 each and are available at www.bigcanoetour.org. Money raised... more
Some of the Pickens County Chamber employees and Board Members visited Wildwood Christian Academy during their Community Service Day. Students and teachers were busy with different projects benefitting CARES, American Red Cross, Hope House, CASA, Heritage Healthcare, and Big Canoe Animal Rescue. An ...
The 2012 election will be a historic election for Pickens County. Our citizens have voted to change from a Sole Commissioner to a board of three. Now we will have a commission chair running throughout the entire county and an Eastern and Western commissioner running in their respective districts. ... more
Postmark deadline for entries is April 6
Teachers and students across Georgia are invited to celebrate Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests by participating in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. Whether exploring their schoolyard and backyard environments or taking a field trip to a nearby park, nature center or bota... more