PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Jan Stephens Retires After 30 Years With Pickens Environmental Health (1/29/2016)

    Pickens County is losing a huge asset today with the retirement of Jan Stephens, Pickens Environmental Health Manager. For 30 years, Jan helped keep us healthy and educated concerning food service, land use, rabid animals, and body art establishments. Jan reflected on her 'Fun Job' with many amu... more
  • Jan Stephens Retires After 30 Years With Pickens Environmental Health
  • Suspicions lead to an investigation and theft arrest of a Board of Education Maintenance Supervisor (1/29/2016)
    Video from Q&A on February 2nd
    After completion of an investigation regarding thefts from the Pickens County Board of Education, detectives from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office have arrested Larry Ledbetter, a long time maintenance technician and supervisor over janitorial staff. Originally receiving a complaint that Ledbetter ... more
  • Suspicions lead to an investigation and theft arrest of a Board of Education Maintenance Supervisor
  • Dogs Shot and Killed Near Waleska (1/28/2016)
    Cherokee County Marshal's Office asking public's help in identifying the perpetrator(s)
    UPDATE (2/29/16): Owners of the Dogs Shot in Waleska Charged with County Ordinance Violations --------------------------------------------------- UPDATE: With the public’s help, Cherokee Deputy Marshals located the ow... more
  • Dogs Shot and Killed Near Waleska
  • Board of Education Statement on PHS Wrestling Gun Raffle (1/27/2016)

    The "Pickens Wrestling Raffle Fundraiser" referenced on the attached ticket is a fundraiser being conducted by the booster club associated with the Pickens County High School's Wrestling Team. The Pickens County School District is not conducting this fundraiser, and the District has no supervisory r... more
  • Board of Education Statement on PHS Wrestling Gun Raffle
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Host January Breakfast (1/27/2016)

    The Chamber Membership Breakfast was held January 12th with over 180 in attendance. Chick-fil-A of Ellijay catered a delicious breakfast and the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was the breakfast sponsor. January's program, "Creating a Compass That Guides the Way," was prese... more
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Host January Breakfast
  • Country Financial Awarded Chamber Small Business of the Month (1/27/2016)

    Please join the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce in congratulating the January Small Business of the Month, TR Payne Insurance Agency Inc, Country Financial. A framed certificate was awarded to TR Payne Insurance Agency Inc, Country Financial at the January Chamber of Commerce Breakfast by Lorrie ... more
  • Country Financial Awarded Chamber Small Business of the Month
  • Big Canoe Property Owners to Purchase Developer’s Holdings (1/26/2016)

    Big Canoe property owners are in negotiations with the Big Canoe Company to purchase the developer’s holdings inside their community. In a Jan. 20 statement, directors of the community's property owners' association (POA) announced an agreement with Big Canoe Company to purchase approximately 730... more
  • Big Canoe Property Owners to Purchase Developer’s Holdings
  • Changing Lanes January Newsletter - Celebrating, 35 Years of Driver's Improvement (1/26/2016)
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    South Cherokee/Jasper Driver Improvement Clinic, Inc. (SCDIC) is a family owned and operated school providing driving services to Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Cobb and surrounding counties for 35 years....
  • Changing Lanes January Newsletter - Celebrating, 35 Years of Driver's Improvement
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Kayla Low (1/26/2016)

    The Band Student of the Week is Kayla Low. Kayla is a Senior flute player and sits first chair in the Symphonic Band and served as section leader for the marching band. She is active in the band program and also serves as section leader in the Metro Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble. Kayla studie... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Kayla Low
  • Real Estate Review for 2015 (1/26/2016)

    As we enter 2016, the question of "how are things going?" has been a favorite during the holiday season. We always seem to hear about other counties doing so much better in the real estate recovery than Pickens, so I decided to take a look at some surrounding counties as well as our year over year p... more
  • Real Estate Review for 2015
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse (1/26/2016)

    This week, the General Assembly began what is arguably one of the most important weeks of our 40-day session, otherwise known as “Budget Week.” Needless to say, our second week under the Gold Dome was busy and resulted in significant progress, especially in the amended budget. Each session we... more
  • REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL with Representative Rick Jasperse
  • Sylvia Opens at Tater Patch Players This Week (1/26/2016)

    A. R. Gurney’s tale of a dog and her people will come to life on stage for the entertainment of adult theater-goers. Sylvia is a show brimming with love, hate, happiness, frustration and disgust. A. R. Gurney’s mastery of the range of human emotion is put together in a way that can be sad and funn... more
  • Sylvia Opens at Tater Patch Players This Week
  • ASVAB and COMPASS available for Pickens High School Students in February (1/25/2016)

    The ASVAB will be given to all juniors on Friday, Feb. 5th. This test is a career aptitude test. Any senior who wishes to take the ASVAB needs to sign up in the counseling office by Thursday, Feb. 4th. The COMPASS exam will be given at PHS on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Anyone wishing to do Move On Wh... more
  • Guns and Martial Law Topics at the Pickens County Tea Party Meeting (1/25/2016)
    January 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College
    Pickens County Tea Party monthly meeting will be held on January 26, 2016. It starts with Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m. with the program following at 7:00 p.m. The program will fea Jeff Anderson, with GeorgiaCarry.org, will bring us up to... more
  • Shea Hammontree named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School (1/25/2016)

    Shea Hammontree has been named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program. Hammontree is the daughter Miles and Beth Hammontree of Jasper. She has selected Mrs. Susan Anderson, a teac... more
  • Shea Hammontree named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School
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