PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Williams Wins Back to Back State Titles (3/8/2016)

    Local youth wrestler and Jasper Elementary school student Isaiah Williams wins his second straight Team Georgia Youth Wrestling state title this past weekend in Perry Ga. Isaiah brought home the Gold in the 10-U 135lb. division and finished the year with a 30-5 record. Isaiah is a member of th... more
  • Williams Wins Back to Back State Titles
  • Winners Chosen at Jasper Oratorical Contest (3/8/2016)

    Separate contests for boys and girls were held on Saturday, March 5 for the annual Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper. The 2016 topic was "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others". First place winners will advance to the Zone Contest being held on March 19 in Canton. ... more
  • Winners Chosen at Jasper Oratorical Contest
  • Economic Outlook 2016 at Pickens Chamber of Commerce's February Breakfast (3/7/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held February 23rd with over 200 in attendance. Bojangles' catered a delicious breakfast and Community Bank of Pickens County was the Breakfast Sponsor. In addition to being this month's Breakfast Sponsor, Community Bank of Pickens County sponsors the Busines... more
  • Economic Outlook 2016 at Pickens Chamber of Commerce's February Breakfast
  • Jasper City Council March 2016 (Video) (3/7/2016)

    2 Hour Parking to be enforced in downtown Jasper once tickets arrive. Charge is $20. Last ticket book for Jasper Police Department was printed in 1965. Some of the Pickens Youth Leadership attended the meeting....
  • Jasper City Council March 2016 (Video)
  • Katherine White Announces Candidacy for Pickens County School District Board of Education Post 1 (3/7/2016)

    Dear citizens of Pickens County, I am Katherine White and I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Pickens County School District Board of Education, Post 1. I have been a resident of Pickens County for almost 14 years and I have children who attend Hill City Elementary School and Jasper Mid... more
  • Katherine White Announces Candidacy for Pickens County School District Board of Education Post 1
  • Nelson City Council March 2016 (Video) (3/7/2016)

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  • Nelson City Council March 2016 (Video)
  • Qualifying for the May 24th Primary Election Begins (3/7/2016)

    Candidates for the local seats below qualify this week, March 7-11, 2016 at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration at 83 Pioneer Road in Jasper. The Primary election will be held May 24th. Qualifying fees are listed beside each office. Sheriff $1943.28 Board of Commissioners: ... more
  • R & R Towing Named February's Small Business of the Month (3/7/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the February Small Business of the Month, R & R Towing. A framed certificate was awarded to R & R Towing at the February Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Melissa Jordan of Community Bank of Pickens County, sponsor of the Business o... more
  • R & R Towing Named February's Small Business of the Month
  • Ed Brackin's Metal Art to be Featured in an Exhibit at the Atlanta Airport (3/5/2016)

    ED B's Studio introduces Ed Brackin, the owner and founder of ED B Studio 54. Around two years ago, Ed made his leap into the art world with his intricate, yet simple metal sculptures, which range from crazy saxophone-playing statues to cleverly designed, spinning wind-chimes. Just recently, Ed bega... more
  • Ed Brackin's Metal Art to be Featured in an Exhibit at the Atlanta Airport
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Donating Paintings for Raffle to Benefit Pets of American Veterans (3/5/2016)

    We care and hope you do! Ed Brackin, owner of Ed B's Studio 54, stumbled across two large paintings of a dog and cat, and decided to raffle them off to benefit a pet organization. Luckily, it wasn't to hard to find a pet non-profit in Pickens. He partnered with Be-Paws We Care to donate the pro... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Donating Paintings for Raffle to Benefit Pets of American Veterans
  • NOTICE: Pickens County School District Early Dismissal (3/3/2016)

    Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will close schools early today, Thursday, March 3, 2016. Elementary schools will close at 2:15 p.m., middle schools at 3:10 p.m. and the high school at 2:55 p.m. Students will depart schools using the emergency transportatio... more
  • Pickens County Commissioners Work Session (3/3/2016)

    Items for discussion: 1) Proposed Water main from 136 on Jones Mtn. Rd. to Gilmer County line 2) Update on 9-1-1 remodel 3) Update on DFACS lease of building next to Administration Office building 4) Wind damage on back of Courthouse 5) Update on Tax Commissioner's office remodel 6) Preparatio...
  • Pickens County Commissioners Work Session
  • Pickens High School FCCLA Students Advancing to State Competition (3/2/2016)

    Pickens High School FCCLA Students advancing to State Competition on March 20-22, 2016 after Region wins. Culinary Andrew Henri and Koert Dekker ~ Third placed Regional They will be competing in Chicken Fabrication and Knife Skills at State. Star Events Ashley Hamby, Jacey... more
  • Pickens High School FCCLA Students Advancing to State Competition
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Bailey Ellis (3/1/2016)

    The Pickens High School band student of the week is Bailey Ellis. Bailey is a trumpet player in the Concert Band and also participates in marching band and jazz band. Bailey has shown consistent improvement every year of high school and this year has been outstanding in terms of developing his... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Bailey Ellis
  • PHS Theatre Presents 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown' (3/1/2016)
    April 15th & 16th
    This year, you will have a much more exciting reason than taxes to remember April 15th. Valerie Boehm (Director), Kelley Wilson (Assistant Director), and the entire Pickens High School Theatre Department are proud to present "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (revised) at 7pm, and again on April 16t... more
  • PHS Theatre Presents 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'
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