PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Abbey Hardman Signs with Berry College for Pole Vault (3/11/2016)

    On Friday, March 11 at Pickens High School, Abbey Hardman signed with Berry College for Pole Vault.... more
  • Abbey Hardman Signs with Berry College for Pole Vault
  • Coroner Kevin Roper is Not Seeking Re-election (3/11/2016)

    To my dear friends, For the past 12 years I have served this county as Coroner. Three different times I asked you to go out and provide me one of your highest powers as an American Citizen, your vote. Three different times you most graciously honored my request and for that I will forever be gr... more
  • Coroner Kevin Roper is Not Seeking Re-election
  • Is Heidi Lu is for You? (3/11/2016)

    Heidi Lu is a beautiful calico cat, she is 5 years old and has been with PAR for 2 years! She is a wonderful, sweet, talkative gal who loves attention. She enjoys sun bathing and a fresh bowl of food! Heidi Lu would make a great family pet as she loves to be petted. Come visit Heidi and her other f... more
  • Is Heidi Lu is for You?
  • Qualifing Ends for the May 24th Primary Election (3/11/2016)
    Four contested seats
    Qualifying ended today at noon for the May 24th Primary Election. There are four local contested seats in Pickens County. COUNTY COMMISSION, CHAIRMAN BILL NEWTON PARTY: REPUBLICAN OCCUPATION: EXCAVATION CONTRACTOR, REAL ESTATE SALES ROBERT P JONES PARTY: REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT: ... more
  • School Board Holding Public Hearing on Strategic Waivers System (SWSS) (3/11/2016)
    Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
    The Pickens County School District will hold a public hearing Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. regarding its application and contract to become a Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS), one of the reform options available for Georgia’s K-12 public school systems. The hearing is being held to s... more
  • School Board Holding Public Hearing on Strategic Waivers System (SWSS)
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2016 (Video) (3/10/2016)

    Student Recognition: JMS Reading Bowl Team; PHS All-State and District Honor Band; State Wrestling Championship...
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2016 (Video)
  • American Legion Post 149 Fundraiser & Gala Held at the Woodbridge Inn (3/9/2016)

    Saturday, March 5th was a great day for American Legion members of Post 149. It was the grand finale party for a hugely successful fundraiser, the raffle of two Henry rifles. The winners of the two rifles was Mike Flint for the Henry Brass Lever Action 30.30. Second prize winner for the Henry Go... more
  • American Legion Post 149 Fundraiser & Gala Held at the Woodbridge Inn
  • JV Dragons Clinch Victory Against Fannin (3/9/2016)

    Coach Jessica Yeargin rushes onto the field seconds after the JV Dragons clinched a victory against Fannin with a final score of 2 - 0. The game was played at the Jasper Middle School field on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.... more
  • JV Dragons Clinch Victory Against Fannin
  • Ga. State Senator Candidate Joining Pickens County Tea Party Round Table Lunch (3/8/2016)
    Thursday, March 10th at 11:30 a.m.
    The Georgia General Assembly is about half way through their current session at the Capitol Dome in Atlanta; and many bills, new and old, are being considered by the various committees, the House and the Senate. Sponsors, and advocates of these bills, as well as those in opposition, are actively ... more
  • Ga. State Senator Candidate Joining Pickens County Tea Party Round Table Lunch
  • JMS Requesting Easter Egg Donations (3/8/2016)

    The Jasper Merchants Association is asking the Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals to help gather candy filled Easter Eggs for the upcoming 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Pickens County. We are asking for a minimum donation of 100 Easter Eggs so the Easter Bunny will have plenty to hide fo... more
  • JMS Requesting Easter Egg Donations
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Rosa Willis (3/8/2016)

    This week's PHS Band Student of the Week is Rosa Willis. Rosa is a freshman flute player in the Symphonic Band. Since her first day with us, Rosa has proven herself to be a hard worker, diligent with her preparation for class and eager to do the best she can. She is an Honors student and a jo... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Rosa Willis
  • PHS Beta Club Student Jackson Melton Places First in State Oratory Competition (3/8/2016)

    This year over 20 Pickens High School students attended the Georgia Beta Convention. The convention consists of competition, community building, and networking. Beta attendees compete in academic, artistic, and other forms of competitions. This convention allows our students to compete and meet ot... more
  • PHS Beta Club Student Jackson Melton Places First in State Oratory Competition
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March (Video) (3/8/2016)

    Randy Thomason, former Assistant Airport Manager, promoted to Airport Manager....
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March (Video)
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/8/2016)

    Sorry I missed last week’s article of what’s going on at your State Capitol. I had a few bills to present on what’s called “Crossover Day” to prepare for and a sock hop to go to, and I just ran out of time. Had to get in some sweetheart time, too, as we were in Atlanta every day the week before that... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2016 Meeting (Video) (3/8/2016)

    Proposal for a sewage system for the Town of Talking Rock. ...
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2016 Meeting (Video)
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