PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
January 21st from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Ellijay Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an Emergency Preparation Fair on Saturday, January 21st, from 10:00am to 4:00p.m. The meetinghouse is located at 189 Dogwood Drive in Ellijay. The Fair is free and open to the public. No one expects disaster to occur... more
The Sassafras Literary Exchange Annual Youth Writing Contest will begin February 6, 2012. The contest is open to all Pickens County students including Home School Students doing Middle School and High School work. Entries of 1,500 words or less may be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. “The ... more
Pickens County Government, Pickens County School System's Special Education Department and Collaborations For Resiliency in Children, Inc. partnered to raise community awareness with an informational seminar detailing IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). ...
'A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. January 22, 1:00-3:00 at the Sharptop Arts Center. There will be a hat decorating contest with prizes in three categories… elegant, maddest/crazy, and recycled. So get wild and crazy decorating your perfect hat to win. Jasper Drugs & Gifts will present a fashion show ... more
Stop by daily for that 'Cherie Fix' of laughter, great gospel, bluegrass and country music featuring artists from the hills of Appalachia. You will love the down home atmosphere and Freddy will charm you with his totally country attitude as he gives Cherie a hard time on occasion. The combination of... more
The first legislative day of the 2012 regular session of the 151st General Assembly of Georgia began on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, when Speaker David Ralston hammered his gavel. After the morning devotional and Pledge to the flag, bills were read for the first time by Robby Rivers, Clerk of the Georgia H...
Acceptance letter or other evidence to confirm admission to a college or technical school required
Scholarships were awarded based upon financial need, grade point average, and SAT/ACT scores. Students receiving scholarships must be high school seniors and live in an Amicalola EMC household. Students must have been accepted into an accredited program, either full or part time. Scholarships may ... more
Performance tentatively set for Feburary 26, 2012
Due to the success of the Community Gospel Choir, they would like to perform a concert of Spirituals in February. The choir would rehearse twice in January on the 17th and 31st, and twice in February on the 7th and 21st at 7 p.m. All rehearsal will take place at the Creative and Performing Arts in J... more
The Pickens County Board of Education will hold a planning retreat on January 17, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 7:00 p.m., January 17, 2012. This retreat will be for planning purposes only, and the board will not vote or take any official action. The retreat will be held at S... more
History is an amazing teacher. There is almost nothing which happens today that has not happened in some form in the past. If we just knew our history, we could tell what would happen when we do certain things by just looking at the consequences when those same events happened before. The key is ... more
Sherry Maddox was awarded Tate Fire Department's Top award "Volunteer of the Year" for 2011. She was awarded a plaque recognizing her outstanding commitment to the citizens of the Tate Community and Pickens County. She was also nominated at the county level for Support Team Member of the Year. ... more