PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Madison Lawson Wins Area Oratorical Contest and Advances to State (4/18/2016)

    Madison Lawson, a student at Wildwood Christian Academy and the entrant sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper, will compete for $2500 at the GATEway District Oratorical contest. After winning the zone contest in March she proceeded to compete at the area contest held in Gainesville on April ... more
  • Madison Lawson Wins Area Oratorical Contest and Advances to State
  • PHS 2016 Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced (4/18/2016)

    During the Pickens County Board of Education April Meeting, Pickens High School Principal, Dr. Chris LeMieux announced that Ginny Morris is Salutatorian and Hannah Kilpatrick is Valedictorian for the 2015-16 school ... more
  • PHS 2016 Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced
  • Pickens County S.A.F.E Team Qualifies for State (4/18/2016)

    24 members of the Pickens County S.A.F.E team went to qualify in modified trap shooting in Blairsville on Saturday, April 16th. Eighteen will be headed to state on May 7th. Below are results: Seniors (9th - 12th grade) ~ 100 points 1st - Union ~ 97 2nd - Pickens ~ 96 3rd - Pickens ~ 93 Juni... more
  • Pickens County S.A.F.E Team Qualifies for State
  • Re-Elect Mike Cowart, Pickens County Board of Education Post 1 (4/18/2016)

    My name is Mike Cowart and I am seeking re-election to the Pickens County Board of Education, Post 1. I am a life-long Dragon ( I graduated from the old high school, now Jasper Middle School). My oldest child graduated from PHS and I have another still in high school- my family bleeds green! A ... more
  • Re-Elect Mike Cowart, Pickens County Board of Education Post 1
  • PCAP Casino Night (4/16/2016)

    Prevent Child Abuse Pickens (PCAP) 'Betting on a Better Future' Casino Night at Club Tamarack in Bent Tree on April 16, 2016....
  • PCAP Casino Night
  • Pickens Recreation Opening Day (4/16/2016)

    Pickens County Recreation Department Opening Day Ceremony for T-Ball, Baseball and Softball at Roper Park in Jasper, Ga. Rylan Spinks, 9-10 year old baseball player was randomly picked to throw out the first pitch. Photos and video....
  • Pickens Recreation Opening Day
  • Casting Call for the Fox on the Fairway (4/15/2016)

    Auditions for The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig will be held April 17 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:30. The show will run three weekends beginning July 8. Directors are Pat Jewell and J. Calvin Smith, assisted by Jan Simpson. The show will cast three men and three women. One couple is young, while ... more
  • Casting Call for the Fox on the Fairway
  • Dozens of Dozens of Eggs at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/15/2016)

    Does this week mark the end of winter? Vendors and fans of the farmers market certainly hope so. After the first two markets were almost blown away we are eager for some old fashioned spring weather. (The extended forecast looks promising; 75 next week and 80 the next!) Although there weren't a... more
  • Dozens of Dozens of Eggs at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • Hard Landing for Air Methods Helicopter at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital; No Injuries (4/15/2016)

    UPDATE: Statement from Christina Brodsly, Air Methods Director of Corporate Communication "We can confirm that there was a hard landing in Jasper, Georgia involving an Airbus AS350 B2. Our crew is safe and there were no injuries, and there were no patients on board the aircraft. All the details ... more
  • Hard Landing for Air Methods Helicopter at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital; No Injuries
  • Hill City Elementary Assistant Principal Promoted to Replace Retiring Principal (4/15/2016)

    The Pickens County School District announces the promotion of Jennifer Halko to Principal of Hill City Elementary School. Mrs. Halko is a Pickens County native and Pickens High School graduate. She earned a Bachelorís in Education from Kennesaw State College and a Masterís of Education Degree f... more
  • Hill City Elementary Assistant Principal Promoted to Replace Retiring Principal
  • Pickens Economic Development Director Speaker at Pickens Chamber Breakfast (4/15/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held April 12th with over 175 in attendance. Bojangles' catered a delicious breakfast and IBM Southeast Employees' Federal Credit Union and R&R Body Shop were the Breakfast Sponsors. April's Small Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of... more
  • Pickens Economic Development Director Speaker at Pickens Chamber Breakfast
  • Two PHS Athletes Signed with Georgia Colleges (4/15/2016)

    On Friday, April 15, 2016, two Pickens High School athletes signed with Georgia Colleges. Savannah Laney signed with Agnes Scott College for volleyball. Savannah is the first student in the history of PHS signed to play volleyball for a college. DJ Walden signed with Shorter College for footb... more
  • Two PHS Athletes Signed with Georgia Colleges
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (4/15/2016)

    Pickens High School Theatre Department presented "Youíre a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (revised) on April 15 & 16, 2016 in the Pickens High School Performing Arts Center. Written by Charles Gesner, this fun-filled musical is based on the Peanuts comic strip made famous by Charles Schulz. ...
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board Meeting ~ April 14, 2016 (4/14/2016)
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  • Pickens County Beer and Wine Board Meeting ~ April 14, 2016
  • Pickens County Board of Education April 2016 (Video) (4/14/2016)

    2016 Valedictorian & Salutatorian announced; Young Author District winners from every school attending State Competition....
  • Pickens County Board of Education April 2016 (Video)
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