PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Pickens County Event is Part of Nationwide Celebration of Afterschool Programming
Hundreds of children, parents, business and community leaders will come together on October 22, 2015 to promote the importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of Georgia's youth as part of the 16th annual nationwide Lights On Afterschool celebration. Last year, over one million people c... more
Locally owned and family operated Coco’s Cottage located in the heart of Downtown Jasper, Georgia has been nominated for the Independent We Stand Small Business of the Year Award. This award is nationally recognized by Small Businesses in all fifty (50) U.S. States and the District of Columbia. Curr... more
Lizzie Haughwout, the band student of the week, serves the Pride of Pickens band as a tuba section leader and property officer. Lizzie is in charge of making sure all physical needs are in place for any band performance or practice, including podiums, water for the visiting band and helping to load... more
In this issue: Fall Driving Hazards and Tips; 10 Commandments of Car Maintenance - Brakes; Recipe - Fried Cabbage; Class Schedule...
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....
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
Annual fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. ...
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
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
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
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
Pickens Dragons won 52-0 against LaFayette. Kerrie Lee is Homecoming Queen and Hunter Harrington is Maid of Honor....
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
The Supreme Court of Georgia held Oral Arguments at the Gilmer County Courthouse in Ellijay, GA. ...
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