PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Kennesaw State Trumpets return to Holy Family in Free Concert (11/10/2015)

    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
  • Kennesaw State Trumpets return to Holy Family in Free Concert
  • New and Revised “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) Guidelines for Pickens High School (11/10/2015)
    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
  • New and Revised “Move On When Ready” (MOWR) Guidelines for Pickens High School
  • Pickens County Welcomes New Principal to Jasper Elementary (11/10/2015)
    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
  • Pickens County Welcomes New Principal to Jasper Elementary
  • Jasper City Council November 2015 (Video) (11/9/2015)

    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...
  • Jasper City Council November 2015 (Video)
  • Pickens County Planning & Development November 2015 (Video) (11/9/2015)

    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)...
  • Pickens County Planning & Development November 2015 (Video)
  • Halloween at the Jasper Farmers Market (11/5/2015)

    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
  • Halloween at the Jasper Farmers Market
  • It’s A Wonderful Life - The Radio Show (11/5/2015)
    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
  • It’s A Wonderful Life - The Radio Show
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session (Video) (11/5/2015)

    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 ...
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session (Video)
  • Pickens County Veterans Day Activities (11/5/2015)
    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
  • Pickens County Veterans Day Activities
  • Retired Educators to Meet on November 11th (11/5/2015)

    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
  • Tour Marble Quarry and Tate Elementary During Tate Day (11/5/2015)

    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
  • Tour Marble Quarry and Tate Elementary During Tate Day
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Clay and Fiber Artist Jeannette Bottari (11/4/2015)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces clay and fiber artist Jeanette Bottari, Magical Creations. Jeanette moved to Pickens County in 1999 from Brookhaven after she bought a home for the shed in the back that would become her pottery studio. Jeanette started her 'Leaves of North Georgia' pottery with each ... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Clay and Fiber Artist Jeannette Bottari
  • Jack Russell and Pug Mix Needs A Home (11/4/2015)
    ADOPTED
    My name is Cassie! I am a 6 year old Jack Russell and Pug mix. I love to go on walks, play with toys, and eat popcorn! I have a bad habit of climbing fences, but don't worry, I am 100% house trained so you can just keep me inside with you. My favorite things to do are lay on the couch and be ... more
  • Jack Russell and Pug Mix Needs A Home
  • More Room for Leaps and Lifts! (11/4/2015)

    The dancers at Get to the Pointe dance studio will soon have more room to pirouette, tap, and glide when the studio moves to a new location! Currently housed on Sammy McGhee Boulevard, Get to the Pointe will be moving across the street to Noah Drive. The owners of Get to the Pointe, Carla Jarret... more
  • More Room for Leaps and Lifts!
  • Optimist 'FEED THE DRAGONS' (11/4/2015)

    The Optimists Club of Jasper participated in "FEED the DRAGONS". Michele Brackin chaired the event that fed the PHS football team before their game with Gilmer County. Club participants cooked and served dinner to the team sending them off well fed. Our Treat was PHS defeated Gilmer County 2... more
  • Optimist 'FEED THE DRAGONS'
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