PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Big Canoe property owners are in negotiations with the Big Canoe Company to purchase the developer’s holdings inside their community. In a Jan. 20 statement, directors of the community's property owners' association (POA) announced an agreement with Big Canoe Company to purchase approximately 730... more
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South Cherokee/Jasper Driver Improvement Clinic, Inc. (SCDIC) is a family owned and operated school providing driving services to Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Cobb and surrounding counties for 35 years....
The Band Student of the Week is Kayla Low. Kayla is a Senior flute player and sits first chair in the Symphonic Band and served as section leader for the marching band. She is active in the band program and also serves as section leader in the Metro Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble. Kayla studie... more
As we enter 2016, the question of "how are things going?" has been a favorite during the holiday season. We always seem to hear about other counties doing so much better in the real estate recovery than Pickens, so I decided to take a look at some surrounding counties as well as our year over year p... more
This week, the General Assembly began what is arguably one of the most important weeks of our 40-day session, otherwise known as “Budget Week.” Needless to say, our second week under the Gold Dome was busy and resulted in significant progress, especially in the amended budget. Each session we... more
A. R. Gurney’s tale of a dog and her people will come to life on stage for the entertainment of adult theater-goers. Sylvia is a show brimming with love, hate, happiness, frustration and disgust. A. R. Gurney’s mastery of the range of human emotion is put together in a way that can be sad and funn... more
The ASVAB will be given to all juniors on Friday, Feb. 5th. This test is a career aptitude test. Any senior who wishes to take the ASVAB needs to sign up in the counseling office by Thursday, Feb. 4th. The COMPASS exam will be given at PHS on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Anyone wishing to do Move On Wh... more
January 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College
Pickens County Tea Party monthly meeting will be held on January 26, 2016. It starts with Meet and Greet at 6:30 p.m. with the program following at 7:00 p.m. The program will fea Jeff Anderson, with GeorgiaCarry.org, will bring us up to... more
Shea Hammontree has been named the 2016 STAR Student of Mountain Education Charter High School. The announcement is made by the Optimist Club of Jasper, local sponsor for the STAR Program. Hammontree is the daughter Miles and Beth Hammontree of Jasper. She has selected Mrs. Susan Anderson, a teac... more
Recreation Basketball games rescheduled for Friday & Saturday
All Pickens County GA Government offices will be closing today, Friday, January 22nd, at 12:00 noon. This includes the Pickens County Recreation Department, so all basketball games tonight and Saturday have been rescheduled. (photo)... more
Due to inclement weather conditions, the Pickens County School District will close schools early today Friday, January 22, 2016. Elementary schools will close at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m. and high school at 12:25 p.m. Students will depart schools using the emergency transportation met... more
Tacie Jo Bracken, Welch, Walker, & Associates, P.C., CPAs presented the City of Nelson Financial Report for the fiscal year end June 30, 2015....
The Professional Women of Pickens County (PWPC) had another great luncheon on Thursday, January 7. Our monthly luncheon, sponsored by R & R Body Shop and catered by Chick-fil-A of Ellijay, was held at Georgia Mountains Hospice. After our delicious lunch, Donna McDonald, 2016 PWPC President, welcomed... more
Employees recognized for years of service; Tatum Acres Conditional Use request approved; Official Land Use Intensity Map approved....
We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Monday, January 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative days to accomplish the task, we got straight to work. The House convened every day to take up business, and our committees began meeting to... more