PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Schools to Re-open (1/20/2021)
    New criteria in place to help in determining when schools close
    In-person classes will resume for Pickens County students beginning Monday, January 25, 2021. Pickens Virtual Academy (PVA) students will continue as scheduled. The district will monitor daily staff attendance as it relates to COVID-19 quarantine/ isolation or other significant health outbreaks (flu... more
  • Pickens County Schools to Re-open
  • Pickens County Sportsman Club Donation to 'Shop with the Sheriff' (1/19/2021)

    The Pickens County Sportsman Club (PCSC) presented a donation to the charity fund of the Pickens County Georgia Sheriff Office. The donation will benefit the Christmas holiday event 'Shop with the Sheriff' which is a community outreach program where children are paired with the Sheriff’s Office and ... more
  • Pickens County Sportsman Club Donation to 'Shop with the Sheriff'
  • Secretary of State's Office Certifies Runoff Election Results (1/19/2021)

    Atlanta – The Georgia Secretary of State’ Office today certified the results for the January 5, 2021 runoff. In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate. Further, the Se... more
  • Secretary of State's Office Certifies Runoff Election Results
  • Large Public Turnout for Board of Education Called Meeting Concerning Superintendent Position (1/18/2021)
    Tony Young Appointed Interim Superintendent
    The Pickens County Board of Education held a called meeting on the Martin Luther King Holiday to appoint Tony Young as Interim Superintendent. The school district attorney, Phil Landrum is directed "to work with Dr. Townsend's attorney to modify the terms and duties of his current contract." View p... more
  • Large Public Turnout for Board of Education Called Meeting Concerning Superintendent Position
  • Termination of Pickens Superintendent's Contract on Monday's Called Meeting Agenda (1/17/2021)
    Video: Called Meeting on Friday, January 15 with Board in Executive Session for 2.5 hours
    Pickens County Board of Education held a Called Meeting on Friday, January 15th with the majority of the meeting in a 2.5 hour Executive Session. After the closed discussion, Superintendent Townsend inquired on making a presentation planned during General Discussion but Board Chair Sue Finley s... more
  • Termination of Pickens Superintendent's Contract on Monday's Called Meeting Agenda
  • Pickens County Board of Education January 2021 (1/14/2021)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Selection of School Board Chair for 2021 (Dr. Rick Townsend, Superintendent) VI. Selection of School Board Vice Chair for 2021 (Board Chair) VII. Community Recognition (Destini Shope, Director of Publ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education January 2021
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains Rescheduled for April (1/8/2021)

    Georgia Mountains Hospice, The Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus and The Rotary Club of Jasper, have decided to reschedule the 16th annual "Mardi Gras in the Mountains" until April 24, 2021. This will continue to be a Mardi Gras themed event, with the King and Queen nominees, "B... more
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains Rescheduled for April
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners January 2021 (1/7/2021)

    Items for Discussion: 1. Department Updates 2. BOC Meeting Schedule for 2021 3. General Discussion 4. Adjourn... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners January 2021
  • Pickens County Commissioners Called Meeting January 2021 (1/7/2021)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. COVID-19 Leave Policy Extension III. Adjourn... more
  • Pickens County Commissioners Called Meeting January 2021
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2021 (1/7/2021)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of November December 10, 2021 Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of December 2021 Financial Report V. Old Business: A. Train Car Septic System Update - Randy VI. New Business: A. Train Car Lease for Restaurant - Randy B. Train... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council January 2021
  • First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Georgia (1/5/2021)

    The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing Georgia’s first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. The variant was discovered during analysis of a specimen sent by a pharmacy in Georgia to a commercial... more
  • First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Georgia
  • Pickens Recreation Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration (1/5/2021)

    Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration is currently open for the 2021 Season. Early Registration will run from 1/5/21 through 2/28/21. We will have a late registration period with a $10 from March 1-3. Starting on March 4th no new applications will be accepted. Prices are $75 for 3 and 4 Y... more
  • Pickens Recreation Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration
  • SVdP Christmas Program for 'Older' Children in Pickens County (1/5/2021)

    Due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus on local businesses and individuals, no solicitations were made this year to help fund the Christmas programs sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVdP). Through the very generous donations from Amicalola Electric's "Round-Up Program" and from the ... more
  • SVdP Christmas Program for 'Older' Children in Pickens County
  • Jasper City Council January 2021 (1/4/2021)

    Meeting held via ZOOM AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Approve minutes of December 7, 2020 Regular Council Meeting & December 14, 2020 Special Called Meeting VI. Presentation A. City of Jasper Employee Recognitions 1. Mayor Lawr... more
  • Jasper City Council January 2021
  • The Pickens Report - November 2020 (12/20/2020)

    In November, crews completed another very productive paving season. The Board of Commissioners have made resurfacing roadways a top priority and it is evident with the tens of miles paved annually. In 2020, subcontractor crews resurfaced nearly 30 roads totaling over 12 miles. Roads resurfaced i... more
  • The Pickens Report - November 2020

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