PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
'Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror'
Relay For Life of Pickens County along with Shottenkirk Ford are proud to Present the 2nd Annual "Putting Cancer in the Rearview Mirror" Car – Truck - Bike Show to be held at Shottenkirk Ford located at 868 Georgia Hwy 515 in Jasper, Georgia. This is a rain or shine event and the event is open t... more
Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College
Pickens County students have the opportunity to get a free sports physical, good for the 2016-17 school year. Upcoming 6th – 12th grade students who plan to participate in athletics, must have a physical on file with their school prior to trying out. Free Sports Physical Exams Saturday, April 23... more
As one drives through the hundreds of acres of South Georgia farmland devoted to the production of Vidalia Sweet onions, one's thought processes and taste buds can easily run astray. Looking at the green shoots rising above the special soils that create those onions, one's thoughts begin to turn tow... more
May 20-21, 2016
The Big Canoe Chapel Women's Guild is excited to announce that the Legacy of Caring Marketplace will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in and around the Chapel Broyles Center. The Fine Arts and Crafts Show will featur... more
Sunday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family proudly presents a short program of music in observance of Passion Sunday featuring the church's Schola Cantorum. The program is offered on Sunday, March 20 at 3:30 P.M. Schola is an ensemble of the parish choir and will sing "Choral Variations on 'Ah, Holy Je... more
1.Would your self-esteem grow by leaps and bounds; would you feel better about yourself if you belonged to community organization that: ~ Provides food assistance through CARES two nights each month? ~ Helps with fundriasing to meet local needs (example: Jasper Elementary School's playground p... more
National Boys & Girls Club Week was March 7-12, 2016, and Pickens County clubs designed Blue Doors to celebrate. Below are descriptions of the doors with photos to the left: Roper Park Club Our blue door shows that there no limits to the futures of our club members. We are here to help m... more
Georgia Premier Wrestling Presents ighting For A Cause 2. Fundraiser for Relay For Life of Pickens County. 8 man tournament for the GPW Cruiserweight Title. Special match for Mrs. Glenda Ryan of Maw-n-Paws Biker Gear in Jasper....
On Friday, March 11 at Pickens High School, Abbey Hardman signed with Berry College for Pole Vault.... more
To my dear friends, For the past 12 years I have served this county as Coroner. Three different times I asked you to go out and provide me one of your highest powers as an American Citizen, your vote. Three different times you most graciously honored my request and for that I will forever be gr... more
Heidi Lu is a beautiful calico cat, she is 5 years old and has been with PAR for 2 years! She is a wonderful, sweet, talkative gal who loves attention. She enjoys sun bathing and a fresh bowl of food! Heidi Lu would make a great family pet as she loves to be petted. Come visit Heidi and her other f... more
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
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
Student Recognition: JMS Reading Bowl Team; PHS All-State and District Honor Band; State Wrestling Championship...
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