PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Q&A with Shea Hammontree, MECHS STAR Student of the Year (2/25/2016)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper sponsors and hosts a banquet for the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program each year. A student from Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) and Pickens High School (PHS), along with Nine STAR Finalists from PHS, will be recognized. To o... more
  • Q&A with Shea Hammontree, MECHS STAR Student of the Year
  • STAR Banquet (2/25/2016)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper sponsors and hosts a banquet for the PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program each year. A student from Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) and Pickens High School (PHS), along with Nine STAR Finalists from PHS, are recognized....
  • STAR Banquet
  • Holiday Market Grant Recipients (2/23/2016)

    Congratulations to the 2015 Holiday Market Grant Recipients. This year's event allowed for $6,000 to be distributed to 11 agencies in the north Georgia area....
  • Holiday Market Grant Recipients
  • 80's at Piedmont Mountainside (2/22/2016)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Chest Pain Center celebrated the 80's with staff dressing in attire from the 80's. The reason for the 80's theme is the hospital is consistently getting heart patients to Atlanta for surgery within 80 minutes from the time they enter the hospital....
  • 80's at Piedmont Mountainside
  • Heightened Awareness is Key to Heart Attack Survival, Says Nurse (2/22/2016)

    Being able to identify early warning signs of a heart attack and knowing to seek treatment at an accredited Chest Pain Center like Piedmont Mountainside can increase chances of survival if a heart attack strikes, says a local nurse leader. "Time is muscle when it comes to matters of the heart," ... more
  • Heightened Awareness is Key to Heart Attack Survival, Says Nurse
  • Jasper Lions Club's Vidalia Onion Sale Begins March 1st (2/22/2016)

    It’s that time of year again — time for the Jasper Lions Club to sell Vidalia Onions! These onions, grown right here in Georgia, are famous for their unrivaled mild and sweet flavor, and will be on their way to you soon! The sale begins March 1, and will run through April 23. Delivery is sched... more
  • Jasper Lions Club's Vidalia Onion Sale Begins March 1st
  • Local Habitat Affiliate Receives Amicalola Operation Round Up® Funds (2/22/2016)

    Habitat for Humanity Pickens County President Steve Greenwell receives a check from Amicalola EMC representative Don Quinton. Quinton explained Operation Round Up®, "Operation Round-Up is a program designed to provide financial assistance to needy individuals and certain 501(c)3 community chari... more
  • Local Habitat Affiliate Receives Amicalola Operation Round Up® Funds
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol (2/22/2016)

    Tuesday, February 16, marked the beginning of our seventh week of the 2016 legislative session. With “Crossover Day” rapidly approaching, we are evaluating crucial pieces of legislation each day that we are in session. This week, we passed several bills, and among those was one of our most important... more
  • Representative Rick Jasperse's Report from the Capitol
  • New Keep Pickens Beautiful Officers for 2016 (2/18/2016)

    New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) board meeting, November 2, 2015. From left to right are Vered Kleinberger, Special Projects chairperson; Joan Britton, Green Ribbon/Thumb, Chairperson; Ron Jager, Director, Mary Ann Rentz, Vice President & Beautification Chairperson; ... more
  • New Keep Pickens Beautiful Officers for 2016
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2016 (Video) (2/18/2016)

    Pickens County employees recognized for their years of service: Sheriff’s Department - Sherman McEntire – 20 years; Bailiffs - All 10 years: William Cantrell, Dolly Hawkins, Inez Poole, Ella M. Reece, James Wheeler and Don Quinton...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Airport Authority Meeting (Video) (2/16/2016)

    Status: partial horseshoe acquisition; GDOT update...
  • Pickens County Airport Authority Meeting (Video)
  • February Chamber of Commerce Community Breakfast (2/15/2016)

    The Chamber Community Breakfast was held Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Attendees arrived to a delicious breakfast catered by Coast 2 Coast and networked with over 150 people in attendance before beginning the program. Donna Torres’ Welcome and the Invocation was followed by our new member welcome... more
  • February Chamber of Commerce Community Breakfast
  • Home Invasion in Pickens County (2/15/2016)

    Pickens County Georgia, February 15, 2016: This is a follow up update to the earlier release sent this date. On February 15, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Pickens County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting report at 863 Lower Dowda Mill Road, Jasper, Georgia. Upon their arrival they l... more
  • Home Invasion in Pickens County
  • Presidents’ Day is Set Aside to Recognize the February Birthdays of Two of Our Greatest Presidents (2/15/2016)
    George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    An anecdote: What do James Riley and William Wilshire have in common with Abraham Lincoln? James Riley was saved from slavery in Africa by William Wilshire; and Riley went on to do two major things. He founded the town of Wilshire, Ohio and authored a book entitled "Sufferings in Africa," and it ... more
  • Presidents’ Day is Set Aside to Recognize the February Birthdays of Two of Our Greatest Presidents
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County Kick-Off and 5th Annual BINGO Fundraiser (2/15/2016)

    On Saturday, February 20, 2016 we will Kick-Off the 2016 Relay Family Reunion by hosting a Pot Luck luncheon at the Dean Center located at Amicalola EMC at 544 GA Hwy 515 in Jasper, Georgia. The Kick-Off party is open and free to everyone in the community to come out and enjoy some great food and fu... more
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County  Kick-Off and 5th Annual BINGO Fundraiser
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