PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • 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
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 (Video) (3/14/2016)

    Amend Chapter 4. Advertising and Sign Ordinance Sec.4-35; Rezone Request: Rezone RZ-01-16-1191 Bryan & Misty Johnson & Rezone RZ-01-16-1192 Tom Shaw...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development March 2016 (Video)
  • Car Truck - Bike Show This Weekend (3/13/2016)
    '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
  • Car  Truck - Bike Show This Weekend
  • Free Sports Physicals Offered to Pickens County Students (3/13/2016)
    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
  • Free Sports Physicals Offered to Pickens County Students
  • It's Vidalia Sweet Onion Time (3/13/2016)

    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
  • It's Vidalia Sweet Onion Time
  • Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Big Canoe Chapel (3/13/2016)
    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
  • Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Big Canoe Chapel
  • Passion Sunday Observed at Holy Family (3/13/2016)
    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
  • The Pickens Community Service Club Wonders... (3/13/2016)

    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
  • The Pickens Community Service Club Wonders...
  • Blue Doors Designed for National Boys & Girls Club Week (3/12/2016)

    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
  • Blue Doors Designed for National Boys & Girls Club Week
  • Fighting for a Cause 2 (3/12/2016)

    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....
  • Fighting for a Cause 2
  • Abbey Hardman Signs with Berry College for Pole Vault (3/11/2016)

    On Friday, March 11 at Pickens High School, Abbey Hardman signed with Berry College for Pole Vault.... more
  • Abbey Hardman Signs with Berry College for Pole Vault
  • Coroner Kevin Roper is Not Seeking Re-election (3/11/2016)

    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
  • Coroner Kevin Roper is Not Seeking Re-election
  • Is Heidi Lu is for You? (3/11/2016)

    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
  • Is Heidi Lu is for You?
  • Qualifing Ends for the May 24th Primary Election (3/11/2016)
    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


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