PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2016 Report (3/1/2016)
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  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2016 Report
  • Rotary Marks 111th Birthday with Gift to Boys & Grils Club (3/1/2016)

    The Rotary Club of Jasper gave the Boys & Girls Club a $500 gift for their brick program in recognition of Rotary International's 111th anniversary. "We wanted to make a special gift in honor of our birthday celebrating our community commitment," stated president Jimmy Thompson. The world’s firs... more
  • Rotary Marks 111th Birthday with Gift to Boys & Grils Club
  • Unofficial Results from Presidential Preference Primary (3/1/2016)

    Unofficial Results for the Presidential Preference Primary in Pickens County: Republican Ben Carson - 344 Ted Cruz - 1570 John R. Kasich - 305 Marco Rubio - 1330 Donald J. Trump - 3360 Democratic Hillary Clinton - 431 Bernie Sanders - 370 Donald Trump and Hill... more
  • Unofficial Results from Presidential Preference Primary
  • Owners of the Dogs Shot in Waleska Charged with County Ordinance Violations (2/29/2016)

    On 27 January 2016 (previous story), two pit bull mix dogs were found shot to death along Friendship Road near Waleska, Ga. While the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of the dogs have not been identified and ... more
  • Owners of the Dogs Shot in Waleska Charged with County Ordinance Violations
  • Habitat For Humanity Calls for Applicants (2/28/2016)

    Habitat for Humanity – Pickens County, Georgia, wishes to alert the general public that applications for the next home to be built in New Hope Acres will be dispensed at two upcoming Application Meetings. The meetings – which are mandatory to attend in order to receive an application - will be held... more
  • Habitat For Humanity Calls for Applicants
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful is Please to Partner with Georgia Mountains Hospice (2/28/2016)

    Gina Pendley, Executive Director for Georgia Mountains Hospice, located at 70 Caring Way Jasper, have recently joined with KPB and more than 50 organizations that have committed to promoting recycling at their work place. You can be part of this countywide program, by calling our office and requesti... more
  • Keep Pickens Beautiful is Please to Partner with Georgia Mountains Hospice
  • Legionnaire Wife Recognized for Volunteer Service (2/28/2016)

    Recognition for outstanding service within a volunteer service organization is something somewhat expected for those who serve above and beyond the norm, but awarding a non-member is a bit unique. That is exactly what happened at last month’s American Legion Post 149 monthly meeting when Melanie Wh... more
  • Legionnaire Wife Recognized for Volunteer Service
  • Pickens BOE Meeting on PHS Scheduling Options (2/28/2016)
    Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
    The Pickens County Board of Education will meet Thursday, March 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the current block schedule at Pickens High School and identify other scheduling options. Information will be provided by Dr. Chris LeMieux, principal of Pickens High, and members of his sta... more
  • Pickens BOE Meeting on PHS Scheduling Options
  • Ron Wheeler Named Legionnaire of the Year (2/28/2016)

    Every year each American Legion Post awards the title of Legionnaire of the Year for his or her meritorious service to the post and community. This year’s recipient was given to Post 149 Commander, Ron Wheeler. Serving now in his third year as post commander, Wheeler has been an active member of... more
  • Ron Wheeler Named Legionnaire of the Year
  • NOTICE: West Price Creek Road Closure (2/26/2016)
    Bridge Located 1/2 Mile from Hwy. 136
    Due to the recent rains and flooding conditions, Pickens County will be closing West Price Creek Road indefinitely. The bridge, located approximately ½ mile from Hwy 136, has sustained heavy damage to the structural integrity from recent rain events. Pickens County with assistance from Georgia De... more
  • NOTICE:  West Price Creek Road Closure
  • Optimist Club Presents STAR Students & Teachers from MECHS & PHS (2/25/2016)
    Banquet to Honor Students and Teachers is February 25, 2016
    The Optimist Club of Jasper will host the annual STAR Banquet on Thursday evening, February 25, 2016. The banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College, 100 Campus Drive, Jasper, Georgia. Ms. Cory Watson, 2004 Pickens High School STAR Student, will be the guest speaker ... more
  • Optimist Club Presents STAR Students & Teachers from MECHS & PHS
  • Q&A with Andres Torres, PHS STAR Finalist (2/25/2016)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper sponsors and hosts a banquet for the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program each year. A student from Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) and Pickens High School (PHS), along with Nine STAR Finalists from PHS, will be recognized. To o... more
  • Q&A with Andres Torres, PHS STAR Finalist
  • Q&A with Anne Brown-Goolsby, PHS STAR Finalist (2/25/2016)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper sponsors and hosts a banquet for the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program each year. A student from Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) and Pickens High School (PHS), along with Nine STAR Finalists from PHS, will be recognized. To o... more
  • Q&A with Anne Brown-Goolsby, PHS STAR Finalist
  • Q&A with Austin Massey, PHS STAR Finalist (2/25/2016)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper sponsors and hosts a banquet for the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program each year. A student from Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) and Pickens High School (PHS), along with Nine STAR Finalists from PHS, will be recognized. To o... more
  • Q&A with Austin Massey, PHS STAR Finalist
  • Q&A with Chris DiPuma, PHS STAR Finalist (2/25/2016)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper sponsors and hosts a banquet for the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program each year. A student from Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) and Pickens High School (PHS), along with Nine STAR Finalists from PHS, will be recognized. To o... more
  • Q&A with Chris DiPuma, PHS STAR Finalist
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