PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Madison Lawson Wins Zone Oratorical Contest and Advances to Area (3/20/2016)

    Madison Lawson, a student at Wildwood Christian School and the entrant sponsored by the Optimist Club of Jasper, will compete at the area contest, the next level of competition in the GATEway District Oratorical contest. The zone oratorical contest was held in Canton on March 19 and Madison beat ... more
  • Madison Lawson Wins Zone Oratorical Contest and Advances to Area
  • Older Chihuahuas Needing a Forever Home (3/20/2016)

    Blue and Chico are older chihuahuas, who are very bonded and need to go to a home together. Blue is 8 years old and and her son, Chico, is 6 years old. They are very sweet, love to be held and are potty pad trained. Chico has to have daily seizure meds, which run less than $20 a month. They still ha... more
  • Older Chihuahuas Needing a Forever Home
  • Pickens Tea Party Talk: Georgia Bills (3/20/2016)
    Next meeting March 22nd
    The Georgia General Assembly is entering its ninth week of deliberation at the Gold Dome. Some good bills have been passed by both houses and have been forwarded to the Governor. Several good bills are still being considered; and our featured speakers for our March Tea Party meeting will be discu... more
  • Pickens Tea Party Talk: Georgia Bills
  • Spring is Here... and the Snakes (3/20/2016)

    Most of Georgia's Snake population is in full gear now. Hungry looking for something to eat. On warm humid Spring nights expect lots of movement. Wear closed toed shoes if you need to be out in the yard/woods after dark. Always carry a flashlight and stay on well maintained and marked paths. ... more
  • Spring is Here... and the Snakes
  • Cancer in Rearview Mirror 2 (3/19/2016)

    Relay For Life of Pickens County and Shottenkirk Ford hosted the 2nd Annual 'Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror' Car Truck - Bike Show. $512 raised for Relay for Life of Pickens County....
  • Cancer in Rearview Mirror 2
  • JYSA Opening Ceremonies (3/19/2016)

    Photos courtesy of Heather Daily, Paul Looper Photography ...
  • JYSA Opening Ceremonies
  • Professional Women of Pickens County Learn About 'Dressing for Success' (3/19/2016)

    The Professional Women of Pickens County (PWPC) had another great luncheon on Thursday, March 3. Their monthly luncheon, sponsored by Renasant Bank and catered by Deb's Bakery, was held at Episcopal Church of the Holy Family. After our delicious lunch, Donna McDonald, 2016 PWPC President, welcom... more
  • Professional Women of Pickens County Learn About 'Dressing for Success'
  • Youth Leadership Pickens Practice Interviewing with Community Leaders (3/19/2016)

    Youth Leadership Pickens strives to bring together children from all walks of life, in order to better prepare them for their future as leaders in their community. To continue developing leadership skills this year, the YLP Steering Committee spent two months preparing the YLP participants for a rea... more
  • Youth Leadership Pickens Practice Interviewing with Community Leaders
  • Betting on a Better Future (3/17/2016)

    Prevent Child Abuse Pickens will hold a Casino Night fundraiser at Bent Tree's Tamarack Lodge on April 16 from 7 to 10 pm. "Betting on a Better Future" is the theme as PCAP's programs are designed to improve the lives of at-risk children and prepare them for a better future. "We expect a fantastic... more
  • Betting on a Better Future
  • BOE Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS) Public Hearing and Called Meeting (3/17/2016)

    Application and Contract approved with the following Flexibility Components of Contract removed: School Attendance, Compulsory Attendance as it relates to the attendance protocol (O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.2); School Councils: (O.C.G.A. 20-2-85, O.C.G.A. 20-2-86) ...
  • BOE Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS)  Public Hearing and Called Meeting
  • David Leister Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Tax Commissioner (3/17/2016)

    My fellow citizens, I am seeking the position of Pickens County Tax Commissioner. Many of you speak openly of our need for a new direction in the Tax Commissioner's Office. In my career, I have managed many people for various organizations. I've been responsible for creating and for managing budgets... more
  • David Leister Announces Candidacy for Pickens County Tax Commissioner
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2016 (Video) (3/17/2016)

    Pickens County employees were recognized for their years of service: Kathy Quinton and Randy Kirk. Revise and Amend Chapter 4. Advertising and Sign Ordinance Sec.4-35 approved....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2016 (Video)
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (3/16/2016)

    Spring is in the air as I type this, and it makes me smile I got the grapes pruned and blueberries sprayed just in time. We kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 session on Monday, March 7 with legislative day 32. We now have 5 legislative days left. This week as fun, as we had Murray Youth and Ad... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • American Legion Celebrates 97 Years of Service (3/15/2016)

    March 15 is the birthday of a very special organization in our community, state and nation. It is the day the American Legion was first conceived and chartered by congress 97 years ago. The purpose was to form a non-profit organization of patriotic war-time veterans with a focus on service to vete... more
  • American Legion Celebrates 97 Years of Service
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Danielle O'Dell (3/14/2016)

    Danielle O'Dell is the Pickens High School Band Student of the Week. Danielle is currently a Junior in the band and plays percussion in the Symphonic Band. She also participates in the Winterguard during Spring Semester. She is a member of the District Honor Band and the Marching Band. Acade... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Danielle O'Dell
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