PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Ansley Hayes Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/13/2017)

    Ansley Hayes is the Pickens High School Band Student of the Week. Ansley is a Junior and a member of the trombone section. Always ready to do what needs to be done, Ansley is an incredible marcher and a solid contributor to our marching band and concert band program. We are so happy to have h... more
  • Ansley Hayes Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • One More Weekend To See 'The Savannah Sipping Society' (10/11/2017)

    You have only one more weekend to see Tater Patch Players' delightful Jones Hope Wooten comedy, The Savannah Sipping Society. This play focuses on four women, each of whom has come to a point in her life where she is adrift. One is widowed, one divorced, one suddenly unemployed and one faced with t... more
  • One More Weekend To See 'The Savannah Sipping Society'
  • PHS Awarded Governor Deal's Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Program (10/11/2017)

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Pickens High School is one of the six award winners for the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity that provides funding to traditional public schools, charter schools and school districts to implement small-scale programs that directly en... more
  • PHS Awarded Governor Deal's Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Program
  • TDS Offers Customers Tips to Avoid Being a Bictim of Phishing Scams (10/11/2017)

    Phishing scams are becoming too common. To protect their accounts, TDS Telecom (TDS®) encourages customers to learn how to spot (and avoid) phishing scams. These scams refer to times when criminals lure individuals into a trap in order to steal money; many of these traps are hidden in emails, websit... more
  • TDS Offers Customers Tips to Avoid Being a Bictim of Phishing Scams
  • The Pickens Report - September 2017 (10/11/2017)

    During the month of September, several areas in Pickens County experienced the effects of Hurricane Irma. The storms heavy rain and powerful winds brought down trees, debris, and caused wide spread power outages. Luckily, public officials were prepared: Pickens County Emergency Management, Public Wo... more
  • The Pickens Report - September 2017
  • Doug Patterson Announces Candidacy for Jasper City Council (10/10/2017)
    “We Need Real People Taking Care of Real Problems”
    As your Councilman, I will be the true ear for the citizens of Jasper. I will actually listen to the concerns and needs of each of you. Not simply push my own agenda. I am not a politician. I am one of us. I have lived here my entire life. I am very honored and proud to call Jasper home. I made the... more
  • Doug Patterson Announces Candidacy for Jasper City Council
  • Jasper Kroger Store Launches ClickList Online Ordering for Customers (10/10/2017)

    The Kroger located at 115 Bill Washington Parkway in Jasper, Ga., has launched ClickList – a service that offers customers the ease of placing orders online and picking up their groceries at a time convenient for them. "Our hope with ClickList is to provide greater convenience and satisfaction wh... more
  • Jasper Kroger Store Launches ClickList Online Ordering for Customers
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2017 Report (10/10/2017)

    Pickens County Planning & Development monthly report for September activity: Building Permits 32 in September 2017 (18% decrease) 39 in September 2016 Permits for Site Built Homes 7 in September 2017 (53% decrease) 15 in September 2016 Inspections 169 in September 2017 (1% decrease) ... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development September 2017 Report
  • Georgia Marble Festival Parade (10/7/2017)

    The Georgia Marble Festival Parade is held on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia Marble Festival on the first weekend in October. Thanks to Day's Chevrolet in Jasper for being the exclusive advertiser on KnowPickens' Georgia Marble Festival coverage. Parade Winners...
  • Georgia Marble Festival Parade
  • Marble Festival Road Race (10/7/2017)

    The 37th annual Georgia Marble Festival 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is held on the first Saturday in October on Main Street in Jasper, Georgia. The race is hosted by Jasper United Methodist Church. The photos above include the 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run from Main Street, as well as the award photos ...
  • Marble Festival Road Race
  • Amber Boren Named PHS Band Student of the Week (10/5/2017)

    The student of the week for band is Amber Boren. Amber is a Senior in the PHS Band and has marched for four years in the flute section. She has also served as our uniform officer. Amber is always eager to help anyone in need and her personality is a welcome addition to our program. We appreci... more
  • Amber Boren Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session October 2017 (10/5/2017)

    Items of Discussion: 1) Insurance Renewal Options 2) LMIG “Road Paving Schedule” for 2018 3) Gilmer County - Water Distribution Agreement 4) Pickens County Tax Digest 2017 – State Approval 5) New Year’s Eve Alcohol Serving/Pouring Resolution 6) General Discussion... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session October 2017
  • Ryan O'Dea Announces Candidacy For Jasper City Council (10/3/2017)
    Pledge to help make Jasper better by complimenting our future with our past
    I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for City Council of the City of Jasper. Having lived in many places throughout my life due to my father’s changing employment needs during my childhood, and later on due to my service in the United States Air Force and the National Guard, I am ha... more
  • Ryan O'Dea Announces Candidacy For Jasper City Council
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat (10/2/2017)

    Superintendent Carlton Wilson hosted a Superintendent’s Chat on October 2nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The chat was originally scheduled for September 11, but canceled due to inclement weather. Superintendent Wilson answered questions concerning education and our school system. Topics discussed: ... more
  • Pickens County School Superintendent Chat
  • JQC Dismisses Complaints of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ Against Judge Brenda S. Weaver (10/1/2017)

    In Summer 2016, complaints were submitted to the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) by Mark Thomason, the creator of a local publication called "Fannin Focus," his attorney Russell Stookey, Fannin County Attorney Lynn Doss, and the Georgia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists acc... more
  • JQC Dismisses Complaints of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ Against Judge Brenda S. Weaver

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