PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Rep. Collins Demands Answers From Windstream (2/12/2016)

    Yesterday, Congressman Doug Collins sent a letter to telecommunications provider Windstream regarding their unsatisfactory and substandard service to their customers in the Ninth District of Georgia. Congressman Collins is requesting information from the company, which received government money from... more
  • Rep. Collins Demands Answers From Windstream
  • First Event of the Young Professionals of Pickens County Held (2/11/2016)

    The Young Professionals of Pickens County, a program of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, hosted their first event of 2016 on January 21 at Sharp Mountain Vineyards. With over 21 attendees, young professionals spent the evening networking, enjoying the beautiful venue, and discussing the futur... more
  • First Event of the Young Professionals of Pickens County Held
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2016 (Video) (2/11/2016)

    Jasper Elementary School had the highest ADA percentage for the month of December (94.64). A decision has not been made on school make up days at this time....
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2016 (Video)
  • Habitat Honors Resigning Directors and Welcomes New Ones (2/10/2016)

    Steve Greenwell president of Habitat for Humanity Pickens County presents a Certificate of Appreciation to resigning director and committee chair Judy Harvey. Judy’s first volunteer task with Habitat was painting the interior of a home. Subsequently, Judy performed other chores during constructio... more
  • Habitat Honors Resigning Directors and Welcomes New Ones
  • PHS Advisement Sessions for Rising 10th-12th Grade Students (2/10/2016)
    February 22 & March 1
    Pickens High School will be conducting Advisement sessions for rising 10th-12th grade students and parents/guardians on February 22, 2016 and March 1, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Parents will be contacted by his/her student’s advisor for an appointment time. If you have any questions, please call P... more
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 Report (2/10/2016)

    # Permits 53 in January 2016 51 in January 2015 # Site Built Homes 4 in January 2016 2 in January 2015 Permit Revenue $8,325 in January 2016 $6,010 in January 2015 # Inspections 91 in January 2016 73 in January 2015 Foothills IGA continues to use the One Day Special Event f... more
  • Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/10/2016)

    The House reconvened on Monday, February 1, to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are hard at work in the General Assembly working on meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on all Georgians. Numerous bills have been approved... more
  • Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Sen. Steve Gooch Files Legislation to Study High-Speed Broadband Internet Access (2/10/2016)

    Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee. If approved by the Georgia General Assembly, Senate Resolution 876 will meet several times throughout the summer and fall of 2016 to discuss common... more
  • Tea Party Talk (2/10/2016)

    Did someone say the game is over? Oh yeah, one game is over—The Super Bowl! Super Bowl 50 may be history, but the Election November 2016, another game to some, is just gathering steam! And this November’s lineup for local, state and federal candidates is getting more interesting as the days go by... more
  • Tea Party Talk
  • Weather Closings and Delays (2/10/2016)

    The following are closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Pickens County Government Offices Pickens County Schools Pickens County Superior Court DELAYS Chattahoochee Technical College's Appalachian, Canton and Woodstock will open at noon today. All other campuses will remain on... more
  • Weather Closings and Delays
  • PHS Band Member of the Week: Allyson Dean. (2/9/2016)

    The PHS Band Student of the Week is Allyson Dean. Allyson is a junior and plays alto saxophone in the band. She is in the Symphonic Band and Marching Band and has previously served with the leadership team. Allyson is always excited about band and her fun personality makes class and rehearsals... more
  • PHS Band Member of the Week: Allyson Dean.
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2016 (Video) (2/8/2016)

    Rezone – RZ-01-16-1190 - Robert E. L. Stanfield, 5071 Grandview Road, Jasper from Agricultural (AG) to Rural Residential (RR) approved...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development February 2016 (Video)
  • Mardi Gras in Mountains (2/6/2016)

    Congratulations to Jack Dunn (Pickens County) and Sidney Mahan (Gilmer County) for being crowned King and Queen of Mardi Gras in the Mountains....
  • Mardi Gras in Mountains
  • Winter Pig Classic (2/6/2016)

    Total of 111 hogs from Pickens, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Union, and Whitfield counties. ...
  • Winter Pig Classic
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting (Video) (2/4/2016)

    Intergovernmental agreement and related documents with the Pickens County Industrial Development Authority...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting (Video)
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