PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Congratulations Pickens High School Class of 2019 (6/1/2019)
    Graduation on June 1st at 9 am at PHS Stadium
    Congratulations to the Pickens High School Class of 2019. Graduation will be held on June 1, 2019 at 9 am at PHS Stadium, 500 Dragon Drive, Jasper, Georgia. Valedictorian -- Emily Robinson Salutatorian -- Rosa Willis List of graduates included. ...
  • Congratulations Pickens High School Class of 2019
  • Pickens County Animal Control Officers Exposed to Rabid Cat (5/24/2019)
    Undergoing Rabies Post Exposure Vaccinations
    JASPER (GA) – Two Pickens County Animal Control Officers have begun post exposure rabies vaccinations due to exposure to a cat that has now tested positive for rabies. Three weeks ago, a stray cat was found on Lambert Street in downtown Jasper, Georgia and brought to the Pickens County Animal S... more
  • Pickens County Animal Control Officers Exposed to Rabid Cat
  • State Upgrade Closing Tax/Tag Office from May 24-28 (5/20/2019)

    The Pickens County Tax Commissioner is upgrading to a statewide motor vehicle system known as DRIVES, and the system upgrade may impact your renewal process. This will affect all motor vehicle transactions in all 159 counties. The office will NOT be processing tags and titles after closing on Th... more
  • State Upgrade Closing Tax/Tag Office from May 24-28
  • American Legion Scholarships Given to Pickens Graduates (5/19/2019)

    The second annual scholarship awards given by American Legion Post 149 were awarded to two outstanding students at the Pickens High Awards Ceremony last week. Seniors Morgan Leighann Jackson and Rosemary Glynn Willis were presented certificates from the Legion recognizing their outstanding academic... more
  • American Legion Scholarships Given to Pickens Graduates
  • KPB Honors Board Member Codi VanAtta (5/19/2019)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful honored long time board member Codi VanAtta, who served as a faithful member five years. Codi was presented with a plaque by the KPB Board of Directors, at their monthly meeting. She was a great resource, hard worker and contributed too many KPB projects over the years o... more
  • KPB Honors Board Member Codi VanAtta
  • Mental Illness is Common; Stigma Shouldn’t Be (5/19/2019)
    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
    If you’ve ever had a new neighbor move into your neighborhood from out of town, one of the first questions they may ask after meeting you is, “Do you know a good doctor?” If they have children, they may ask you for the name of a trusted local pediatrician or family practitioner. Your new neighbor mi... more
  • Mental Illness is Common; Stigma Shouldn’t Be
  • Pickens Junior High School Renovations (5/19/2019)
    New Look and Needed Upgrades Coming in Two Phases
    Pickens County Junior High will have a new look when school doors open for the 2019-20 school year. Last week, an official groundbreaking took place on-site with school district officials, PJHS administrators, and representatives of both the construction and architectural firms in attendance. The b... more
  • Pickens Junior High School Renovations
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Earns Eighth Consecutive ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog (5/19/2019)

    For the eighth consecutive grading period, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital has earned an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Piedmont Mountainside's efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapf... more
  • Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Earns Eighth  Consecutive ‘A’ Grade from Leapfrog
  • Sophia Wittekind Named PHS Band Student of the Week (5/19/2019)

    Our Shottenkirk Ford Band Student of the Week is Sophia Wittekind. Sophia is a Junior in the percussion section for the Pride of Pickens marching band and the concert band. Sophia has shown remarkable improvement over the past two years and is always eager and ready to lend a hand when work nee... more
  • Sophia Wittekind Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Veterans Memorial Park of Pickens County Update (5/19/2019)

    Nine months ago, the dedication of the new Pickens County Veterans Memorial was held. This Memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served our country including those on Active Duty. This Memorial is to Honor all those men and women who served this great Great Nation. Many of you have visi... more
  • Veterans Memorial Park of Pickens County Update
  • 2019 Graduating Class Mountain Laurel Academy (5/18/2019)

    It is with great pride that the leadership, faculty and board of directors announce the 2019 graduating class of Mountain Laurel Academy. This year marks our third class, and our largest. This year’s class includes: Savannah Baaske is from Big Canoe, Ga., and will be attending the Unive... more
  • 2019 Graduating Class Mountain Laurel Academy
  • Friends of The NRA Banquet (5/18/2019)

    The Friends of the NRA Banquet is to support the 2nd Amendment, national shooting sports, local and State youth shooting sports. The Pickens County 4-H shotgun and BB teams received over $7,200 in grants from proceeds of Friends of NRA events. Thanks to the following: Shottenkirk Ford (Gold... more
  • Friends of The NRA Banquet
  • PHS E-Sports Rocket League State Champions (5/17/2019)

    The Pickens High School Esports Rocket League are State Champions after competing at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state championship on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The team from PHS played Calvary Day School of Savannah, GA. This is the first year for Esports with the GHSA and the firs... more
  • PHS E-Sports Rocket League State Champions
  • 'Uncommon Practice' to Sing at Holy Family (5/17/2019)

    Music at Holy Family announces the final concert of their fifth season of concerts by presenting the unique chamber ensemble Uncommon Practice in a free concert on Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 in the afternoon. Uncommon Practice began as informal gatherings of like-minded musicians seeking a fresh ap... more
  • 'Uncommon Practice' to Sing at Holy Family
  • Chattahoochee Tech Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies Honor Graduates (5/16/2019)

    Chattahoochee Technical College honored more than 400 students who petitioned to graduate from the state’s largest technical college in two commencement ceremonies held on Thursday, May 16, at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. Crossing the stage to receive associate degrees, dipl... more
  • Chattahoochee Tech Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies Honor Graduates

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