PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Stephanie Ray Named 2016 Ambassador of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Stephanie Ray the 2016 Ambassador of the Year. The Chamber implemented this brand new award to honor all the hard work and dedication Chamber Ambassadors put into enhancing each Chamber member’s experience. Mrs. Ra... more
  • Stephanie Ray Named 2016 Ambassador of the Year
  • Thomas C. Harrison Named 2016 Citizen of the Year (2/2/2016)

    At the Annual Winter Ball on January 16, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Thomas C. Harrison the 2016 Citizen of the Year. Mr. Harrison, a native of Pickens County for 72 years, is filling the shoes of the Honorable Judge Weaver, 2015 Citizen of the Year. Just like the many Citizens of t... more
  • Thomas C. Harrison Named 2016 Citizen of the Year
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2016 Meeting (Video) (2/2/2016)

    Talking Rock Park and Town Hall remained closed after flooding on Christmas Eve. Easter Egg Hunt will be March 19th at 1 p.m....
  • Town of Talking Rock Council February 2016 Meeting (Video)
  • College Students Not U.S. Citizens Lost Appeal Against Board of Regents (2/1/2016)
    OLVERA ET AL. V. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA’S BOARD OF REGENTS ET AL.
    In a ruling today by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens have lost their appeal of a Georgia Court of Appeals decision upholding the dismissal of their lawsuit by a Fulton County judge. The students were asking the high court to rule that they are entitled to che... more
  • Jasper City Council February 2016 (Video) (2/1/2016)

    Youth Leadership participants, Baylee Jordan and Mary Zuidema attended the meeting as part of their requirements for graduation from the program....
  • Jasper City Council February 2016 (Video)
  • Nelson City Council February 2016 (Video) (2/1/2016)

    Council voted to open GBI investigation on missing funds presented in the audit, as well as financial documents for the Police Reserve unit....
  • Nelson City Council February 2016 (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 Report (2/1/2016)
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    Significant decrease in Building Permits from 2000-2015 ...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development January 2016 Report
  • Pickens Wrestling Area Tournament Results (2/1/2016)

    The Pickens Wrestling team competed in the area tournament this past weekend at PHS. We are extremely proud of these young men as they have lived by the mantra "you get what you earn" all season and several of them earned a trip to sectionals. Even the ones who lost made other people earn the win. ... more
  • Pickens Wrestling Area Tournament Results
  • FFA Alumni Livestock Show (1/30/2016)

    The Pickens County FFA Alumni Livestock Show was held at the Agri-Center at Pickens High School with a record level of participation with forty eight exhibitors showing sixty one total head of different species of livestock....
  • FFA Alumni Livestock Show
  • 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
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