PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Suicide is Preventable; Learn How You Can Help (2/22/2020)

    If you follow our column, you know that I would normally write about suicide awareness in September to recognize National Suicide Prevention Week. However, the topic of suicide is an issue that impacts a growing number of individuals and families in our communities on a consistent basis. It is also... more
  • Suicide is Preventable; Learn How You Can Help
  • The Messiah on the Frigidaire Now Open (2/22/2020)

    This weekend Tater Patch Players theater, you'll have your first chance to meet the great cast of Messiah on the Frigidaire. Will Leathers, his mom Megan and his dad, Jeffrey, are all in this play. Jeffrey is taking on a very large and challenging role as Dwayne, the one who thinks he knows how... more
  • The Messiah on the Frigidaire Now Open
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2020 (2/20/2020)
    Resolution to Support the "Second Amendment"
    AGENDA I. Call to order II. Prayer III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Amendments to Agenda V. Employee Recognition VI. Consent Agenda A. Signed Proclamation for Optimist Day VII. Old Business VIII. New Business A. Resolution to Support the "Second Amendment" of the United States Constitution ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners February 2020
  • Pickens County Superintendent Search Progressing on Schedule (2/20/2020)
    Survey Results Are In
    The search for the next Superintendent of Pickens County School District is progressing on schedule. To date, the Board has received 23 applications. The application period closes on February 28, 2020. Applications received so far include individuals currently serving as principals, assistant supe... more
  • Pickens County Superintendent Search Progressing on Schedule
  • Piedmont Healthcare's Community Benefit Program Provides Grants to 44 Nonprofits, Totaling More Than $500,000 (2/20/2020)

    Piedmont Healthcare's community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities the organization serves, has made more than $500,000 in community benefit awards. Those grants were spread out among 44 nonprofit organizations that serve the local communities wher... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare's Community Benefit Program Provides Grants to 44 Nonprofits, Totaling More Than $500,000
  • Leadership Change at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia (2/19/2020)

    Michele Brackin opened the first Boys & Girls Club of Pickens County in 2005. She spent the next 15 years continuing to open more Clubs in Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin. Michele has chosen to resign from BGCNG. We thank her for her many years of dedication and passion with our organization. We wish... more
  • Leadership Change at the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia
  • A Statement from Daniel Reeves Running for Tax Commissioner (2/18/2020)

    Hello! I am Daniel Reeves, proudly running for the office of Pickens County Tax Commissioner for 2020. I am blessed and encouraged to run for the office in which I have a vision for; and want to incorporate ideas that I believe will benefit the public. Along with these assets, I am honored to have t... more
  • A Statement from Daniel Reeves Running for Tax Commissioner
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol (2/18/2020)

    We are in the fifth week of the 2020 legislative session. Last week, we voted on a legislative calendar to postpone meeting on the House floor in order to devote additional time to the state budgeting process. It was important that we take time to dig into the budget now with the budget writers and ... more
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol
  • Owen Galligan Named PHS Band Student of the Week (2/14/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Color Guard Section Leader Aaliyah Wofford as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Owen is a sophomore in the percussion section. He has shown considerable improvement, skill, and leadership all year in both marching band and in Symphonic Band. ... more
  • Owen Galligan Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Tater Patch Players New Director Pat Jewell (2/14/2020)
    Messiah opens on February 21st
    A year or two ago, Pat Jewell, long-time Tater Patch Players member, told the members about a play she wanted them to read. This was Messiah on the Frigidaire by John Culberson. Pat volunteers in many capacities at the theater and has done everything from be on stage to costuming to working i... more
  • Tater Patch Players New Director Pat Jewell
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2020 (2/13/2020)

    AGENDA (Time in meeting) I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Student Recognition A. Jeremy Westbrook Wins State FFA Contest - (Dr. Chad Flatt-Principal Pickens Junior High School) (2:29) In October, Jeremy Westbrook competed in ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education February 2020
  • Pickens County Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental (2/11/2020)

    Around 4:00 A.M. on the morning of February 9, the Pickens County Fire Department responded to a residential fire located off of Derby Lane in Jasper, Georgia. After extinguishment, emergency personnel discovered the body of Katheryn Patrice Singer Avery, 66, in the basement of the home. "The 2... more
  • Pickens County Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental
  • Pickens County Schools Closed Tuesday, February 11th (2/10/2020)

    Due to weather predictions of widespread heavy rainfall overnight in the county and flooding expected in areas and roads traveled by our buses, Pickens County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11th. 240-day Staff should report to work when it is safe to do so. If conditions re... more
  • Pickens County Schools Closed Tuesday, February 11th
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol (2/10/2020)

    We enjoyed the snow on Saturday. I met with a constituent early Saturday morning, and as we were drinking our 2nd cup of coffee it was beginning to snow. By the time we drank our 4th, it was really coming down. By the time I got the milk and bread and went by the dry cleaners, the road to my house a... more
  • Rick Jasperse Report From The Capitol
  • Tracy Chester Announces Candidacy for Tax Commissioner (2/10/2020)

    My name is Tracy Chester and I'm very excited to announce my candidacy for Tax Commissioner of Pickens County. I am starting my campaign by reaching out to each and every one of you for your endorsement, support and most importantly your vote. I am currently employed by the Pickens County Tax ... more
  • Tracy Chester Announces Candidacy for Tax Commissioner

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