PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Golden Eagles back in business with summer workout program (7/15/2011)

    Over 60 football players are participating in summer workouts for the Golden Eagles, who are entering their second season as a club program. The workouts, which focus on strength, agility and endurance training, began on July 13 and will run until August 3 when the team starts with full pads. Th... more
  • New Start and End Times for Pickens County Schools (7/15/2011)
    First day of school is August 3rd
    The Pickens County Board of Education approved new start and end times for the 2011-2012 school year beginning August 3rd. Elementary School ~ 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM Middle School ~ 8:10 AM - 3:25 PM High School ~ 8:10 AM - 3:10 AM Bus Route Information will be available soon.... more
  • New Start and End Times for Pickens County Schools
  • Citizen of the Year Honored at Chamber Breakfast (7/14/2011)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce officially unveiled a portrait of Stan Barnett at their July breakfast at Chattahoochee Technical College. Mr. Barnett was selected as the 2011 Pickens County Citizen of the Year during the Chamber’s Winter Ball in January and will continue to wear the crown f... more
  • Citizen of the Year Honored at Chamber Breakfast
  • New Yorkers Honor America’s Generosity after 9/11 by Helping Georgia Tornado Survivors Rebuild (7/14/2011)
    25 FDNY Firefighters will join disaster survivors from around the U.S. to “Pay It Forward” in Ellijay, Georgia July 28-31, 2011
    Barn-Raising to help Rebuild and Strengthen “Build An Ark” Animal Rescue ... more
  • RUNNING ON EMPTY TOUR COMES TO JASPER JULY 25TH (7/14/2011)

    The Americans for Prosperity's RUNNING ON EMPTY TOUR, which has been in multiple states, is now headed for our town. The Pickens County Tea Party has agreed to change the regular meeting date of 4th Tuesday to July 25th to accommodate all the speakers that are being brought from all over the U.S. to... more
  • The Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary to host purse and jewelry sale on August 27th (7/14/2011)
    Donations of purses and small leather goods needed
    WHAT: The Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “New To You Purse Sale” and $5 Jewelry & Fashion Accessory Extravaganza by Masquearde. Over 500 gently used purses along with jewelry and accessories will be sold. WHO: Founded in 1969, the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Auxil... more
  • The Piedmont Mountainside Auxiliary to host purse and jewelry sale on August 27th
  • PC Co-Pilots named July Small Business of the Month at Chamber Breakfast (7/13/2011)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the July Small Business of the Month is PC Co-Pilots, LLC. Justin & Jessica Bowers were awarded a framed certificate at the July Membership Breakfast by Julia Jorns with Julia Jorns, CPA, LLC and sponsor of the Business of the Month progr... more
  • PC Co-Pilots named July Small Business of the Month at Chamber Breakfast
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce July Breakfast (7/13/2011)

    Pickens County Chamber of Commerce held its’ monthly Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, July 12th at Chattahoochee Technical College. Catering was provided by Carriage House Coffee Shop. Special thanks to the sponsors, Bent Tree Community, Inc. and Big Canoe Property Owners Association, Inc. who als... more
  • Pickens Chamber of Commerce July Breakfast
  • Piedmont Physicians Group Calls on Cherokee and Pickens Citizens for Blood Donations (7/13/2011)
    Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground hosts blood drive July 27.
    The need for blood transfusions is far outpacing donations. In response to this statewide need, Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground is partnering with Ball Ground Pharmacy and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive July 27. The drive takes place at 470 Valley Street, in Ball Ground, Ga., from 2... more
  • PCRD Fall Soccer Registration Forms & Information (7/12/2011)
    Registration Deadline July 21st
    U6 (4-5 years), U8 (6-7 years), U10 (8-9 years) and U12 (10-11) - Fee $75; Skill's Evaluation on Monday, July 25 at 6:30pm (If your child does not attend - their name will be drawn from a hat), Practices may begin July 30, and Games begin first week in September ...
  • PCRD Fall Soccer Registration Forms & Information
  • Pickens County Public Schools New Student Registration, Open House Dates & Supply Lists (7/12/2011)
    New Students on July 20th and Open House on July 29th & August 1st
    New Student Registration Wednesday, July 20th, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Pickens County Schools Central Office, 100 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, GA 30143 Open House Dates Harmony, Hill City and Jasper Elementary Schools Grades 1-5 August 1, 2011 3:00 p.m. – 5:0... more
  • Pickens County Public Schools New Student Registration, Open House Dates & Supply Lists
  • How will you commemorate the 10th anniversary of the worst attack on our nation? (7/11/2011)
    Local Father and Son Bicycling from Atlanta to NYC
    Sit for a moment and think back - where you were on September 11, 2001. Many remember what they were doing that fateful day as they watched, heartbroken, as the Twin Towers fell forever. One local father and son will commemorate the 10th anniversary by bicycling in the Aaron's Freedom Ride 2011more
  • How will you commemorate the 10th anniversary of the worst attack on our nation?
  • 2011 Chamber 500 Annual Auto Give-Away (7/10/2011)

    How would you like to wake up Sunday morning $20,000 wealthier, driving a 2011 Chevy Extended Cab Silverado Truck, or a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox from Lawson Chevrolet? This could be you ONLY if you purchase one of 500 tickets being sold for the Chamber 500 Auto Giveaway, being held Saturday, August 2... more
  • 2011 Chamber 500 Annual Auto Give-Away
  • Bushels of Beans at the Jasper Farmers Market (7/10/2011)

    There were green beans everywhere; bushels, baskets and bags of beans. One of the bean vendors was Joshua Amos, a 10 grader at Pickens High School. Joshua, the grandson of Jim Buchanan, lives in Marble Hill, and grows his beans on land that has been in his family for five generations. His uncle, L... more
  • Bushels of Beans at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Disaster Preparedness Checklist for People With Disabilities (7/10/2011)

    Checklist for Evacuation General Items: Cash or travelers - checks and coins (banks may close and ATMs may be inoperable) Credit cards: also make a copy of the back of your credit cards (the back has contact numbers you may need - especially if you lose them) Extra set of house keys and car keys... more
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