PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Child Protective Services Removes Children From ACES (4/20/2016)

    On Friday, April 15th, the seven children from ages 12-18, housed at Appalachian Children's Emergency Shelter (ACES) in Jasper, Georgia were removed by Child Protective Services due to failure to properly report a self-harm incident of one of the residents. A state investigation is underway. Sin... more
  • Child Protective Services Removes Children From ACES
  • Cinnamon is the Spice You Need! (4/19/2016)

    Cinnamon is waiting on a home to call her own! She was found by animal control weeks ago, starving for food and attention. She is a very well behaved girl... she knows sit, come, down, and is house trained! Cinnamon also gets along great with other dogs. She does not get along with small chil... more
  • Cinnamon is the Spice You Need!
  • Deal Announces Judicial Appointments (4/19/2016)

    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointments of Mary Beth Priest and John Worcester to Superior Court judgeships within the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. The vacancies within the Appalachian Judicial Circuit were created by the appointment of the Honorable Amanda Mercier to the Georgia Court... more
  • Deal Announces Judicial Appointments
  • Friends at the Jasper Farmers Market (4/19/2016)

    Going to the Jasper Farmers Market on a Saturday morning you might see some of your friends. Or there is a chance you might make some new ones. Jayde Lewallen-Tatum, an artist who makes wall hanging and other decorative items, was selling at the market this week with her husband Donald Tatum. ... more
  • Friends at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • HOSA and ACES - Teaming UP! (4/19/2016)

    HOSA members all came together and decided they wanted to make an impact in the community. This year, HOSA paired up with the Skills USA team and Home Depot in order to donate a swing to the ACES foundation. This swing is used as a therapy item. Without the help of Skills USA and Home Depot, thi... more
  • HOSA and ACES - Teaming UP!
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Joseph Angelisanti (4/19/2016)

    The Band Student of the Week is Joseph Angelisanti. Joseph is a sophomore tuba player in our band and also on the JV soccer team. Joseph has shown incredible progress over the past two years in our program and has been appointed to serve as tuba section leader next year for the Pride of Picken... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Joseph Angelisanti
  • Williams Competes in Tennessee and Iowa (4/19/2016)

    Local youth wrestler and Jasper elementary School student, Isaiah Williams has had a very busy April. On April 8-10 Isaiah and his Grindhouse Wrestling Club teammates travel to Kingsport, Tennessee to compete in the AAU National Elementary School Duals Championship. Isaiah was the youngest of ... more
  • Williams Competes in Tennessee and Iowa
  • It's BBQ Chicken and all the Fixin's on April 29th (4/18/2016)
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    "It'll make you lick your fingers and smack your lips", is a good description of the barbecue chicken prepared at the Old Tate Gym twice yearly. Marble Valley Friends Historic Preservation organization sponsors the meal as a fund raiser each spring and fall. The spring 2016 event will occur on Frida... more
  • It's BBQ Chicken and all the Fixin's on April 29th
  • 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
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