PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • PHS Dragons Next Two Football Games Canceled Due to COVID-19 Health Concerns (10/21/2022)
    Ridgeland Panthers Game Canceled for this Friday (home) | Central Lions Game Canceled for the following Friday (away)
    Out of an abundance of caution and given that a large number of the football team has been in contact with someone who tested positive, the next two football games scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 and October 30, 2020, have been canceled based upon health concerns related to COVID-19. Th... more
  • PHS Dragons Next Two Football Games Canceled Due to COVID-19 Health Concerns
  • Help Identify Persons Taking Political Campaign Signs (10/20/2020)

    The Jasper Police Department is seeking information regarding the identity of the person(s) in the below depicted vehicle. The person(s) are shown to have taken political campaign signs. If you know the identity of the person(s) associated with the vehicle and the taking of campaign signs, please... more
  • Help Identify Persons Taking Political Campaign Signs
  • Red Ribbon Week October 23 - 31, 2020 (10/20/2020)

    PROCLAMATION 2020 PICKENS COUNTY RED RIBBON WEEK OCTOBER 23 - OCTOBER 31, 2020 "BE HAPPY. BE BRAVE. BE DRUG FREE." WHEREAS, ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE IN THIS NATION HAVE REACHED EPIDEMIC STAGES AND CONTINUES TO BE A THREAT TO THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS IN PICKENS COU... more
  • Red Ribbon Week October 23 - 31, 2020
  • What Type of Mammogram Should I Get? (10/20/2020)

    October is a month of vibrant color. The leaves start to change and the sky can be so blue. But there’s another color associated with October: Pink, the color that represents Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers the opportunity to remind women to schedule their mam... more
  • What Type of Mammogram Should I Get?
  • Pickens County Schools Second Semester on the Horizon (10/19/2020)
    Families need to complete Teaching & Learning Commitment Form
    A new semester is quickly approaching. We are asking that parents/guardians complete one Teaching & Learning Commitment Form for EACH child enrolled in Pickens County School District. This is the OFFICIAL form that will allow you to choose a teaching & learning model for each child for second... more
  • Pickens County Schools Second Semester on the Horizon
  • Brea Chadwick Named PHS Band Member of the Week (10/16/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Brea Chadwick as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Brea is a Senior piccolo player in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band and also a member of the Symphonic Band. She has shown considerable improvement for all four years of high school and beco... more
  • Brea Chadwick Named PHS Band Member of the Week
  • CARES Closed Until October 30th For COVID-19 Precautions (10/15/2020)

    (Posted on CARES for Pickens County Facebook) - One of our office volunteers tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, October 15. Thankfully, she had no contact with those receiving food. As a precaution, however, and to be in compliance with CDC guidelines, CARES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT 14 DAY... more
  • CARES Closed Until October 30th For COVID-19 Precautions
  • Close to 300 Ballots Cast on First Day of Early Voting (10/15/2020)

    Pickens County voters waited a few hours or more to vote on the first day of Advanced In-person voting for the November 3rd General and Special Election. Due to Pickens County honoring the Columbus Day holiday, voting started on Tuesday, October 13 at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Regis... more
  • Close to 300 Ballots Cast on First Day of Early Voting
  • Pickens County Development Authority President/CEO Talks Improvements (10/15/2020)

    After the Town of Talking Rock Council October meeting, Green Suttles III, President & CEO - Development Authority of Pickens County talks improvements in Pickens and Talking Rock [time in video]: - Efforts underway to make Hwy. 136 a state Scenic Byway [0:42] - Tourist Product Development (TPD... more
  • Pickens County Development Authority President/CEO Talks Improvements
  • Harmony Elementary School Closes After Two Positive COVID-19 Cases (10/12/2020)
    The school will reopen on Monday, October 26, 2020
    Harmony Elementary School currently has two positive cases and 18.5% of the staff is in isolation or quarantine. Below is a letter to parents on the closing of the school through Monday, October 26, 2020. Dear Harmony Elementary Families: Pickens County School District has determined... more
  • Harmony Elementary School Closes After Two Positive COVID-19 Cases
  • The Pickens Report - September 2020 (10/10/2020)

    The General Election is upon us. Early voting will begin on October 13th and end on October 30th. Voting takes place at The Board of Elections (Pioneer Road) weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. One Saturday vote will be held on October 24th from 9 am until 4 pm. Absentee ballots can be mailed in or returned... more
  • The Pickens Report - September 2020
  • GBI Arrests Father in Child Abuse Case (10/9/2020)

    Jasper, Georgia (October 8, 2020) – On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Scott W. Waters, 20 of Jasper, Georgia, was arrested on multiple charges for injuring his 8-week-old infant. Waters was charged with two counts of cruelty to children, four counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated assa... more
  • GBI Arrests Father in Child Abuse Case
  • Community Thrift Store to Re-Open (10/7/2020)

    Sharp-eyed bargain-hunters will once again be able to stalk the aisles of The Community Thrift Store in search of hidden treasures. The popular Pickens County institution will re- open for shoppers and donors from 10:00-1:00 on Friday, October 9th. Acting General Manager Gordon Norman closed th... more
  • Community Thrift Store to Re-Open
  • Jury Trials Allowed to Resume in Georgia (10/7/2020)
    Will Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
    (ATLANTA) - Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia announced today that he will sign an order Saturday, Oct. 10 that lifts the suspension of jury trials across Georgia. The order will extend until Nov. 9, 2020 the Statewide Judicial Emergency the Chief Justice declared on Ma... more
  • Jury Trials Allowed to Resume in Georgia
  • Levi Kuyper Named PHS Band Member of the Week (10/6/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Levi Kuyper as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Levi is a sophomore clarinet player in the Pride of Pickens Band and also plays in the Symphonic Band. Levi is always friendly, helpful, kind, and he is a very good clarinet player. He has show... more
  • Levi Kuyper Named PHS Band Member of the Week

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