PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PHS Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Leslie Zuidema (10/2/2015)

    Mrs. Leslie Zuidema was voted this year's 2015-2016 teacher of the year. Mrs. Zuidema has worked at Pickens High School since 2011. She teaches healthcare science. It is her passion. She's worked hard and dedicated hundreds of hours to her students. Before working here at the school she worked f... more
  • PHS Teacher of the Year:  Mrs. Leslie Zuidema
  • See You at the Pole (10/2/2015)

    On September 16, schools all over Georgia celebrated the yearly "See You At The Pole" where friends and strangers gather around the school's flag pole and worship. Pickens High FCA Vice President Matthew Bearden was there and when asked about how he felt said, "I was inspired to see so many peop... more
  • See You at the Pole
  • Amicalola EMC Annual Report 2014 (10/1/2015)
    Annual Meeting October 3, 2015
    Registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in the Truck Maintenance and Storage Building of the headquarters facility beginning at 11:30 a.m....
  • Amicalola EMC Annual Report 2014
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners October Work Session (Video) (10/1/2015)

    Items of discussion: FY 2016 Budget Calendar. Roy G Dobbs, Chief Appraiser of Pickens County announced during the Commissioners Work Session on October 1, 2015 that the county will be the second county to BETA test the new QPublic website....
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners October Work Session (Video)
  • Town of Talking Rock Council Meeting (Video) (10/1/2015)

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  • Town of Talking Rock Council Meeting (Video)
  • Autumn Andrews is Cheerleader of the Week (9/30/2015)

    The cheer coaches have selected Autumn Andrews as cheerleader of the week. She is a Sophomore JV Captain who also cheers with Varsity on Friday nights. Autumn is a responsible, dedicated cheerleader and a true class-act!... more
  • Autumn Andrews is Cheerleader of the Week
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Lucas Pilla (9/30/2015)

    Lucas Pilla, Band Member of the Week, is a junior and serves as alto saxophone section leader in the marching band. Lucas has done an outstanding job this year with organizing his section, listening to music pass-off's, helping as part of the band leadership team and participating in class as S... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Lucas Pilla
  • Pickens County Receive GEMA Funds For Winter Weather in February 2015 (9/30/2015)

    Tim Reeve with Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) presented Commissioner Becky Denney, along with other county employees, a reimbursement check from the cost incurred during the winter storm in February 2015. The check from GEMA for $80,088.45 greatly offset the $89,877.18 spent for road ... more
  • Pickens County Receive GEMA Funds For Winter Weather in February 2015
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Recent Business Break-Ins (9/30/2015)

    Led by Sheriff Donnie Craig, detective from the Pickens Sheriff’s Office, the Jasper Police Department, the Zell Miller Mountain Drug Task Force and Georgia Probation were able to make two arrests in the rash of business burglaries that have been taking place through Pickens County for the past mont... more
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Recent Business Break-Ins
  • Savannah Laney is PHS Varsity Volleyball Player of the Week (9/30/2015)

    Pickens High School Journalism Class is recognizing outstanding players and students of the week across different school activities. Each week, the coach or instructor will choose the person recognized. Savannah Laney was named Varsity Volleyball Player of the Week. Congratulations!... more
  • Savannah Laney is PHS Varsity Volleyball Player of the Week
  • FALL HAS ARRIVED-TIME TO FATTEN UP FOR THE WINTER? (9/29/2015)

    At this time of year, bears are preparing to den up for the winter, and in order to do so, are seeking large quantities of high-fat food to get them through the long, cold months. “Bears are going through a stage called hyperphagia where they are loading up on food to prepare for the winter,” sai... more
  • FALL HAS ARRIVED-TIME TO FATTEN UP FOR THE WINTER?
  • Georgia Drivers Be on the Lookout this Fall: Deer-vehicle collisions increase during breeding season (9/29/2015)

    New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have co... more
  • Georgia Drivers Be on the Lookout this Fall: Deer-vehicle collisions increase during breeding season
  • October at the Jasper Farmers Market (9/29/2015)

    The last Wednesday market will be this week. September 30 and it may also be the last chance to get those yummy locally grown tomatoes. The Saturday market continues though the month of October with vegetables and crafts. A few vendors had pumpkins and those weird looking gourds that are good fall ... more
  • October at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • PHS Academic Teams Crushed Their Opponents (9/29/2015)

    Pickens High's Academic teams competed yesterday against Dawson County, here at PHS. Both teams crushed the opponents by more than double the opponents' scores. Academic Team members are: VARSITY Hannah Kilpatrick Alex Pagel Christopher Densmore Sarah Daniels ... more
  • Pickens High School Homecoming Court Announced (9/29/2015)

    Congratulations to the 2015 Homecoming Court. This year's reps include: Freshmen Representatives Haley Aiken Ivy DiPrima Sophomore Representatives Autumn Andrews Olivia Moore Bailey Payne Junior Representatives Hunter Harrington Madison L. Smith Grace Topper Au... more
  • Pickens High School Homecoming Court Announced
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