PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 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 "You’re 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
  • Congressman Tom Graves Guest Speaker at Pickens Chamber March Breakfast (4/11/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held March 8th with over 150 in attendance. Carriage House Coffee Shop catered a delicious breakfast and LifeVantage was the Breakfast Sponsor. March’s Large Business of the Month, a program sponsored by Community Bank of Pickens County, was awarded Piedmont ... more
  • Congressman Tom Graves Guest Speaker at Pickens Chamber March Breakfast
  • Nelson Council Member Jackie Jarrett Resigns (4/11/2016)

    Nelson City Council member Jackie Jarrett resigns from the council two days after he was voted out as Mayor pro tem. (video of meeting) Below is his letter of resignation: This is my resignation: All the time th... more
  • Nelson Council Member Jackie Jarrett Resigns
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 Report (4/11/2016)

    March 2016 Planning & Development monthly report: # Permits 118 in March 2016 67 in March 2015 # Site Built Homes 13 in March 2016 4 in March 2015 Permit Revenue $28,911 in March 2016 $12,128 in March 2015 The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic project is underway, and a footing inspect... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 Report
  • Saluting Those Who Answer the Call (4/11/2016)
    Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 10-16
    In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April to be dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. Since then, and increasingly for the past several years, public safety agencies nationwide have recognized the pivotal role played by police and fire dispatchers w... more
  • Saluting Those Who Answer the Call
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