PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Qualifing Ends for the May 24th Primary Election (3/11/2016)
    Four contested seats
    Qualifying ended today at noon for the May 24th Primary Election. There are four local contested seats in Pickens County. COUNTY COMMISSION, CHAIRMAN BILL NEWTON PARTY: REPUBLICAN OCCUPATION: EXCAVATION CONTRACTOR, REAL ESTATE SALES ROBERT P JONES PARTY: REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT: ... more
  • School Board Holding Public Hearing on Strategic Waivers System (SWSS) (3/11/2016)
    Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
    The Pickens County School District will hold a public hearing Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. regarding its application and contract to become a Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS), one of the reform options available for Georgia’s K-12 public school systems. The hearing is being held to s... more
  • School Board Holding Public Hearing on Strategic Waivers System (SWSS)
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2016 (Video) (3/10/2016)

    Student Recognition: JMS Reading Bowl Team; PHS All-State and District Honor Band; State Wrestling Championship...
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2016 (Video)
  • American Legion Post 149 Fundraiser & Gala Held at the Woodbridge Inn (3/9/2016)

    Saturday, March 5th was a great day for American Legion members of Post 149. It was the grand finale party for a hugely successful fundraiser, the raffle of two Henry rifles. The winners of the two rifles was Mike Flint for the Henry Brass Lever Action 30.30. Second prize winner for the Henry Go... more
  • American Legion Post 149 Fundraiser & Gala Held at the Woodbridge Inn
  • JV Dragons Clinch Victory Against Fannin (3/9/2016)

    Coach Jessica Yeargin rushes onto the field seconds after the JV Dragons clinched a victory against Fannin with a final score of 2 - 0. The game was played at the Jasper Middle School field on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.... more
  • JV Dragons Clinch Victory Against Fannin
  • Ga. State Senator Candidate Joining Pickens County Tea Party Round Table Lunch (3/8/2016)
    Thursday, March 10th at 11:30 a.m.
    The Georgia General Assembly is about half way through their current session at the Capitol Dome in Atlanta; and many bills, new and old, are being considered by the various committees, the House and the Senate. Sponsors, and advocates of these bills, as well as those in opposition, are actively ... more
  • Ga. State Senator Candidate Joining Pickens County Tea Party Round Table Lunch
  • JMS Requesting Easter Egg Donations (3/8/2016)

    The Jasper Merchants Association is asking the Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals to help gather candy filled Easter Eggs for the upcoming 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Pickens County. We are asking for a minimum donation of 100 Easter Eggs so the Easter Bunny will have plenty to hide fo... more
  • JMS Requesting Easter Egg Donations
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Rosa Willis (3/8/2016)

    This week's PHS Band Student of the Week is Rosa Willis. Rosa is a freshman flute player in the Symphonic Band. Since her first day with us, Rosa has proven herself to be a hard worker, diligent with her preparation for class and eager to do the best she can. She is an Honors student and a jo... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Rosa Willis
  • PHS Beta Club Student Jackson Melton Places First in State Oratory Competition (3/8/2016)

    This year over 20 Pickens High School students attended the Georgia Beta Convention. The convention consists of competition, community building, and networking. Beta attendees compete in academic, artistic, and other forms of competitions. This convention allows our students to compete and meet ot... more
  • PHS Beta Club Student Jackson Melton Places First in State Oratory Competition
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March (Video) (3/8/2016)

    Randy Thomason, former Assistant Airport Manager, promoted to Airport Manager....
  • Pickens County Airport Authority March (Video)
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/8/2016)

    Sorry I missed last week’s article of what’s going on at your State Capitol. I had a few bills to present on what’s called “Crossover Day” to prepare for and a sock hop to go to, and I just ran out of time. Had to get in some sweetheart time, too, as we were in Atlanta every day the week before that... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2016 Meeting (Video) (3/8/2016)

    Proposal for a sewage system for the Town of Talking Rock. ...
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • 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
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