PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • 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)
  • The Hero Charlie Brown (4/14/2016)

    He is not Rocky Balboa. He is not Cal Ripken, Jr. He is obviously not Captain America. Of all those iconic heroes, Charlie Brown, suffers the worst of fates miseries, gets knocked down again and again, yet still gets up for more, every time, even without chiseled abs or a rock hard chin. Does he hav... more
  • The Hero Charlie Brown
  • Tickets on Sale Now for Tater Patch Players Presentation of 'Noises Off' (4/14/2016)

    Noises Off opens Friday at the Tater Patch Players Theater located at 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper. Tickets are on sale now at www.taterpatchplayers.com, or can be purchased at the door. The production will run for three weeks. Frid... more
  • Tickets on Sale Now for Tater Patch Players Presentation of 'Noises Off'
  • KPB Shredder Truck is Coming This Saturday (4/13/2016)

    The Shredder Truck will be in Jasper on Saturday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Keep Pickens Beautiful back parking lot (corner of S. Main and W. Spring Streets). A banker box (12 x 10 x 15) will cost you $4.00 to shred and you can watch it shred while you are there. The shredder ev... more
  • KPB Shredder Truck is Coming This Saturday
  • Nelson Police Chief's Arrest Powers Reinstated (4/13/2016)

    During the April Nelson City Council meeting (video), it was revealed that a few of the council members agreed earlier against sending Police Chief Mark Riehl to mandated training on that day April 4, 2016. It was believed t... more
  • Nelson Police Chief's Arrest Powers Reinstated
  • April is 'Month of Service' for Appalachian Trail District Scouts (4/12/2016)

    A Scout is Helpful. This is one of the seven Scout Laws and one that area Scouts take very seriously. As you are probably aware, the need for feeding the hungry in the Cherokee and Pickens county areas has grown in the past several years. These areas see more food pantries requesting do... more
  • April is 'Month of Service' for Appalachian Trail District Scouts
  • Sample Nonpartisan, Republican and Democratic Ballots for May 24th Election (4/12/2016)

    Below are PDF links to Sample Nonpartisan, Democratic, and Republican Ballots for the General Primary and Nonpartisan Election on May 24, 2016. The sample ballots include EVERY race. For a sample ballot with just your districts, go to www.mvp.s... more
  • Sample Nonpartisan, Republican and Democratic Ballots for May 24th Election
  • Calvert Johnson in Concert at Holy Family (4/11/2016)

    The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is proud to present Big Canoe resident and internationally acclaimed organist Calvert Johnson in an organ concert of works from the Middle East. The program is Sunday, April 17 at 3:30 P.M. and is the eighth in the current season of free concerts presented by ... more
  • Calvert Johnson in Concert at Holy Family
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