PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
One of the greatest ways for the Lord to shine through us is to volunteer or time and serve. Thanks to so many of you, the MUST Summer Lunch 2015 season has come to an end. It's now time for us to say Thank You to all who have served and donated to others. The final number of lunches served a... more
Approximately forty Pickens County citizens are uniting to create a new club dedicated to providing needed services for residents of this area. The group currently operates under the name Pickens Community Service Club. The membership of this organization has about 250 years of experience working ... more
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Pickens County Family Connection compiled this Basic Needs Guide with contact information of resources within Pickens County. ...
The Board of Commissioners has been informed that one of its email addresses (pickenscountyga.gov) has been linked to the Ashley Madison information dump that has been referenced in recent news reports. We asked ETC to identify who this email address was assigned to, and they verbally informed u... more
Junktiques was Grand Prize winner and chose the $20,000 instead of a new car from Day's Chevrolet or Shottenkirk Ford....
Jasper Elementary School (JES) hosted a pancake breakfast and fashio show to raise money to build a new playground for the school. ...
Chattahoochee Technical College was recently recognized by "The Chronicle of Higher Education" for being one of the fastest-growing two-year public institutions between 2003 and 2013. Featured in the publication's 2015-2016 almanac released this month, CTC was listed at No. 14 among fastest-growing ... more
Tentative rollback millage rate approved. Pickens County employees recognized for their years of service: Elizabeth Feininger – 10 yrs., Bobby Scott – 10 yrs. and Richard Shane Padgett - 19 yrs....
Thursday, September 17th at 6 p.m. at PHS
Richard Woods Georgia State School Superintendent will be at Pickens County High School for a forum on Common Core. Mr. Woods will discuss where we are as a state, and what comes next in the Common Core discussion. This is an Open meeting event sponsored by the Pickens County GOP and open to all... more
Jacob Campbell, PHS Journalism Student
As the Presidential race for 2016 continues to build steam, the first debate took place on August 6th, 2015. The main event consisted of the top ten Republican candidates for the election. Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Ben Caron, Scott Walker, Rand Pau... more
Ms. Kanyon Petti is a new English teacher and Volleyball coach here at Pickens High School. She was excited about getting interviewed for Know Pickens. Q- Do you like Pickens High School? A- Yes, I like it a lot. I graduated here in 2000. Mrs. Petti graduated right here from Pickens High, an... more
Does anyone remember when flying was elegant and fun? The Long Table 2015 plans to recreate that bygone adventure on October 17th at Pickens County Airport. Known for its elegant atmosphere, fantastic food and unique venues, The Long Table has raised the bar again. As revelers recreate the day... more
Harvey is a one year old Labrador/Standard Schnauzer mix. He is very sweet and super intelligent. Harvey loves to please his human. Come meet Harvey today and see if he chooses you as his forever companion. Adoption Fees: $150 Dogs/Puppies & $100 Cats/Kittens. Adoption fee includes spay/ne... more
Sissy is a female medium-sized Shepherd mix. She’s around 5-6 years old. Sissy is great with children and dogs. She is completely house-trained and would love to find her forever family soon. Come to the shelter today and meet Sissy! You’ll fall in love. Adoption Fees: $90 Dogs/Puppies, Ki... more
Within every child is the potential to shine like a star! On Tuesday, September 1, from 6 pm to 8 pm, the Pickens County Boys and Girls Club will celebrate the start of another school year and their "stars," the more than 100 students they serve daily, with a dinner at Madeline’s. Tickets are ... more