PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Once students audition for the first round auditions, they are placed into the District Honor Bands. If they score above the set standard, they are advanced to the final round of all-state auditions at Houston County High School in January. Congratulations! The students are: (L-R) Front R... more
Only 36 of Georgiaís 180 School Boards Hold This Recognition
The Pickens County Board of Education (BOE) was awarded the Georgia School Boards Associationís (GSBA) 2015 Exemplary School Board recognition at a board conference in December. To receive this recognition, the Pickens County BOE met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA. In 1998, the GSBA,... more
Is the upcoming play, Sylvia about a dog, or is it about a married couple? Those of us who have dogs know what an impact they have on our lives. The same is true for Greg and Kate, played by Alex Nawrocki and Ellen Painter. Kate is a woman with an empty nest. A new nest in upscale New York Ci... more
The Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble (MAYWE) is comprised of seventy-five of the most outstanding high school wind and percussion players from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. Pickens High School Students Natalie Klein, (Clarinet), Elijah Hooks (Horn), and Kayla Low (Flute) are ... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful is glad to report that an estimated 140 Christmas trees were recycled this year in mulch. The good citizens of Pickens County dropped their trees off at the Rideshare parking lot near the Pickens County Chamber building again this year. Pickens County Road Commission chip... more
Recognitions: Emma Long - State Champion in Lamb Showmanship and 4-H Winners at Jasper Elementary School...
On Saturday, January 23, 2016 we will Kick-Off the 2016 Relay Family Reunion by hosting a Pot Luck luncheon at First Christian Church of Jasper located at 22 Burgess Road West in Jasper, Georgia. The Kick-Off party is open and free to everyone in the community to come out and enjoy some great food a... more
In this issue: New Research to Begin in 2016 Using Dowsing Rods; Trees of Interest in Georgia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Illinois, and Virgina; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mountain Steward Presentations for 2016...
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In this issue: A Taste of Pickens; Volunteer Highlight - Betty Ambrose; David McIlvaine is new Assistant Director; Peige Payen leaving to work at Bojangles; Jennie Cleghorn is new Administrative Assistant....
The public is invited to learn about high school scheduling options. The presentation will review the current block schedule at Pickens High School and identify other scheduling options. This is a Board of Education work session. This is NOT a meeting to vote on changing scheduling at PHS next ye... more
Dale Smith is Pickens High School's Band Student of the Week. Dale is a freshman percussionist in the PHS Bands and participates in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band as a bass drummer and in the Symphonic Band. Dale recently placed first chair (highest score from the entire state) in the GMEA... more
The Legislative session will be underway when you read this. I thought you might like to see the top issues and the variety of issues that will or could be addressed this year. It would be easy to say to expect fireworks at the Capitol. This session may see a new fireworks bill. Last year, ... more
Carol Caywood, Stearns Bank Georgia Market President presented Habitat for Humanity Pickens County Georgia a check for $10,000.00 earmarked for their building fund. President Steve Greenwell accepted it on behalf of Habitat. Greenwell stated, "Habitat is most grateful for such support from the l... more
A plaque of appreciation of service on the Airport Authority was presented to Dr. Kenneth 'DOC' Austin. He served as member and a chairman from 2006 - 2016....
Quarterly reports; GA One Day Special Event Permit approved...
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