PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • Changing Lanes October Newsletter (10/17/2015)

    In this issue: Fall Driving Hazards and Tips; 10 Commandments of Car Maintenance - Brakes; Recipe - Fried Cabbage; Class Schedule...
  • Changing Lanes October Newsletter
  • Heritage Days Festival (10/17/2015)

    Annual Festival held in Talking Rock, Georgia on the third weekend in October. Featuring arts and craft vendors, antiques, bluegrass and gospel music, food, and demonstrations - wood turning, caning and blacksmithing....
  • Heritage Days Festival
  • Like Mother, Like Son: Garner Wears Pink to Fight Breast Cancer (10/17/2015)

    Piedmont Mountainside Hospital launched the annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. Four men have been selected as ambassadors to encourage women to take advantage of early detection screening like mammograms. Kirk Garner is one of the ambassadors making a sta... more
  • Like Mother, Like Son: Garner Wears Pink to Fight Breast Cancer
  • The Long Table (10/17/2015)

    Annual fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. ...
  • The Long Table
  • New Director for Pickens County Planning and Development Announced (10/16/2015)
    Richard Osborne will begin in early November
    Pickens County Government is pleased to announce that Richard Osborne, AICP, has been selected from a strong field of candidates to assume the position of Director of Planning and Development for the county. Richard comes to us from the City of Cartersville where he has worked since 2005 as thei... more
  • New Director for Pickens County Planning and Development Announced
  • New Officers For PHS Future Business Leaders of America (10/16/2015)
    Ella Smith, PHS Reporter
    On October 9th, after over a week of deliberation, the new officers of the PHS Future Business Leaders of America were chosen. These officers met a whole list of criteria, have high recommendations from teachers, and all officers are dedicated members of the club. The new officers are: Presi... more
  • New Officers For PHS Future Business Leaders of America
  • PHS Blood Drive (10/16/2015)

    Every year, Mrs. Zuidema, PHS Teacher of the Year, pulls together a blood drive occurring in both the fall and spring semesters. This year's fall blood drive happened on October 13th, and it was a huge success. Even after running an hour behind, this semester's blood drive was much needed as it... more
  • PHS Fields of Faith (10/16/2015)

    Religion and the feeling of unity is important to many students at Pickens High School, and Fields of Faith is an event that provides just that in a public setting. This year Fields of Faith was held in the new PAC. The event allowed students to enjoy one another's company and have a sense of fellow... more
  • PHS Fields of Faith
  • PHS Homecoming (10/16/2015)

    Pickens Dragons won 52-0 against LaFayette. Kerrie Lee is Homecoming Queen and Hunter Harrington is Maid of Honor....
  • PHS Homecoming
  • PHS Homecoming Parade & Bonfire (10/16/2015)

    On Monday, October 12th, Pickens county residents packed Main Street to see various clubs, sports teams, Mr. And Miss PHS, and this year's homecoming court represent themselves. The Parade started on Main Street and ended with a bonfire at Lee Newton Park. Over 25 floats participated in the parade t... more
  • PHS Homecoming Parade & Bonfire
  • Supreme Court of Georgia (10/16/2015)

    The Supreme Court of Georgia held Oral Arguments at the Gilmer County Courthouse in Ellijay, GA. ...
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2016 Pickens Teachers of the Year (10/15/2015)

    To kick off the 2015-16 school year, we selected a motto to highlight the district's focus on our students. The “Just for Kids” message was quickly embraced by our staff and community. Last month, teachers from each school selected a Teacher of the Year. Each representative demonstrates a commit... more
  • 2016 Pickens Teachers of the Year
  • Earthquake Preparedness at PHS (10/15/2015)

    The ground starts shaking - it's an earthquake! What do you do? Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Sadie Cornett, Ethan Burns, Clay McArthur, and Julie Roper hid under a large table in Mrs. Towery's Art 1 class today during the Great Southeast Shakeout drill. This drill has been promoted by GEMA in order... more
  • Earthquake Preparedness at PHS
  • Judy Pettigrew - Pickens County Middle School 2016 Teacher of the Year (10/15/2015)

    Last month, teachers from each school in Pickens County selected a Teacher of the Year. Judy Pettigrew, a Special Education Math and ELA teacher, was chosen at Pickens County Middle School. Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Superintendent asked each Teacher of the Year representative to share their teaching p... more
  • Judy Pettigrew - Pickens County Middle School 2016 Teacher of the Year
  • Kelly Bryson - Jasper Elementary School 2016 Teacher of the Year (10/15/2015)

    Last month, teachers from each school in Pickens County selected a Teacher of the Year. Kelly Bryson, a third grade teacher, was chosen at Jasper Elementary School. Dr. Lula Mae Perry, Superintendent asked each Teacher of the Year representative to share their teaching philosophy, views on educ... more
  • Kelly Bryson - Jasper Elementary School 2016 Teacher of the Year
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