PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
2016 Scores Produced Over 40 Point Increase in Total Points Awarded to District Schools
The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce an increase in CCRPI scores for the 2015-16 school year. All public school systems are graded by the Georgia Department of Education on the “College and Career Readiness Index” (CCRPI), a signal of college and career readiness for Georgia’s s... more
Letter to the community from Dr. Lula Mae Perry
Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Pickens County School Superintendent is resigning effective January 1, 2017. A letter sent to the media is below. To the Pickens County Community: It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Superintendent of Pickens County Schools. Having the opportunity to work on be... more
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:30pm at JUMC
Nothing says the holidays like Christmas music presented by the Golden Bells of Atlanta — Atlanta’s premier community handbell choir. Established in 1995, our unique and entertaining group includes ringers from all parts of Atlanta and bring over 375 years of combined ringing experience to the table... more
Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational association for professional pet sitters, announced at the end of October that Linda Ross, Manager of Choices Pet Sitters in Jasper, Georgia, has completed the PSI Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting and earned the designation of P... more
Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for November activity: Building Permits 25 in November 2016 17 in November 2015 Site Built Homes 7 in November 2016 3 in November 2015 Inspections 155 in November 2016 85 in November 2015 Total Department... more
Jasper Farmers Winter Market is open December 10 & 17
The Jasper Farmers Winter Market has two more opportunities in December to enjoy a morning of browsing among the work of local craftsmen and craftswomen, artisans, artist, bakers, bee keepers and gardeners. You will find things made from natural sources, wood, stone, metal, clay, fiber and a few mad... more
Pickens County Encourages Residents to Prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week Dec. 5-9
While many consider the snow and ice that accompanies the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that winter weather has the potential to devastate communities and affect thousands of people. Devastating, thick layers of snow and ice can shut down transportation in many parts of our state, ma... more
Swearing in of Dr. Sonny Proctor as new council member....
Items for Discussion: 1) ACCG presentment/Liability Insurance ...
Christmastime on Mt. Oglethorpe on December 21st
A Gathering of Eagles...the public is invited to come to the mountain to witness the rededication ceremony for Eagle Scouts of all ages. The ceremony will take place at the Stone Eagle at the top of Mt. Oglethorpe in Eagle's Rest Park. Hot chocolate and s'mores cookies will be the treat. ... more
Walker does not live in a nice home with his family. He was found on the street, taken to Pickens County Animal Shelter, and locked in a cage. Walker is not a young, plump, and playful puppy. He is 10 years old, 23 pounds, a little deaf, and under fed with skin issues. Walker can't guarantee y... more
The Pickens Community Service Club will be hosting a Royal Winter Ball on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm in the Charleston Banquet Room at Madeline’s Bakery in Jasper. Rumor has it that the snow queen will be in attendance, along with her royal sister and fiancé. Their long haired cous... more
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As of 19 November, the Trail Crew has contributed 1,308 volunteer hours in 2016 toward building a number of new recreational facilities and has maintained and repaired existing trails and facilities. We will add approximately another 180 hours of work before we take our winter break in mid-December....