PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The Ground Breaking of Veterans Memorial Park was led by retired Marine, Wayne Poore representing the joint military committee in Pickens County (American Legion Post 149, DAV Chapter 47 and Marine Corps League, Detachment 1280)....
A Taste of Pickens is November 14th at Chattahoochee Tech
This Saturday, November 14th, nearly 20 restaurants, caterers and bakers have donated signature product to raise money for CARES, Pickens Food Pantry. Participants are Carriage House, Fuego, Bojangles (also sponsoring PHS Chefs), 61 Main, PHS Culinary Arts, Rocco’s, Bub-ba-Q, Cora’s, Deb’s Baker... more
This year, the Holiday Market and Expo will provide an unusual shopping experience for early Christmas shoppers. The event will be held at Chattahoochee Tech in Jasper. On Friday night, November 20th, between the hours of 5:30PM until 8:00PM and on Saturday, November 21st between the hours of 10... more
The Mountain Stewards 'Mystery of the Trees' book and DVD are now offered as a Holiday Sale Package at a discounted cost to $37.50, a $10 savings for both. The Mountain Stewards, during their trail building, became intrigued by oddly-shaped trees that some claimed were bent by Native American In... more
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family is proud to present the trumpet ensemble from Kennesaw State University in a free concert Sunday, November 15, at 3:30 P.M. This return engagement promises to be even more exciting than last year with 17 trumpeters filling the Holy Family nave with the sounds... more
Deadline: December 14, 2015 for Spring 2016 semester
1. Students are required to fill out the PHS MOWR application as well as the online state MOWR application. This application can be picked up in the Counseling office and must be returned by the deadline for EACH semester. 2. The University System of Georgia requires at least 3.0 HOPE G.P.A. to pa... more
Experienced Early Childhood Teacher and Administrator Brings Love of Teaching to the JES Community
The Pickens County School District announces the hiring of Dr. David Wilds as Principal for Jasper Elementary School. Dr. David Wilds is a native of Statesboro, Georgia but has called Houston County home since 2005. He has served as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at Lake Joy Primary School... more
Highlights from the City of Jasper, Georgia Council Meeting: - Municipal fines increase beginning January 1, 2016 - Process to add speed detection devices on Hood Road and Gennett Drive approved. - $7,200 from the unrestricted Hotel/Motel tax fund for year-round lighting on the 72 new trees on Ma...
New Business: Angela J. Burgess, Antioch Church Road, Jasper - Agricultural (AG) to Rural Residential (RR); David B. Posey, Bethel Road, Talking Rock - Suburban Residential (SR) to Agricultural (AG)...
Saturday was Halloween, so it was no surprise that there were a few witches at the market. I don't think any spells were cast but my camera did quit working after I took a picture of the first witch. There was also a small, fast lion and his smartly dressed trainer. There was a lot of good foo... more
Coming to the Tater Patch Players Stage Soon!
How do you make the sound of shoes crunching in snow? Do you know what a stepping board is? If you were in a radio studio audience in the 1940s, you may have seen these tricks of the trade. Since most of us have not had the opportunity to be at such a performance, you have another chance. Tate... more
Introduction of Richard Osborne, Director of Planning and Development for the county. Items of discussion: Property for Fire Station in Jerusalem area; Appointments to the Gilmer – Pickens Joint Development Authority; 3) Appointment to the Coosawattee Regional Water & Sewerage Authority;) Request ...
Parade, Program, Groundbreaking and Lunch
Make plans to attend Pickens County Veterans Day activities. This holiday is dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Parade 10:00 a.m. on Main Street to Lee Newton Park Download Parade application (F... more
The Pickens County Retired Educators Association will hold its November meeting on Wednesday, November 11th. The luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the United Community Bank. Cost for the meal, catered by "Originals to Remember", is $12.00. The business session will follow at noon. Pre... more
Two tours during Tate Day, Saturday, November 7, offer different glimpses of Tate's marble history. Tours of Polycor Georgia Marble Company quarry explain the stone, machines, process, hardware, and manpower it takes to grapple a 100-ton chunk of stone from the bottom of a pit and send it to mark... more