PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Piedmont Healthcare Implementing Higher Level of Safety Restrictions for Visitors (3/15/2020)

    Piedmont Healthcare, in order to best protect the safety of its patients and employees, is implementing Level III visitor restrictions at all 11 hospitals, which means that no more than two visitors will be allowed per patient and no children ages 13 and under (except for those who are coming in for... more
  • Piedmont Healthcare Implementing Higher Level of Safety Restrictions for Visitors
  • Presidential Preference Primary Postponed Due To Public Health Emergency (3/15/2020)
    Advanced Voting Ends Early | Video demo of new paper ballot system
    Secretary of State Raffensperger postpones the Presidential Preference Primary to May 19 to coincide with elections already scheduled for that date. There was one week left of advanced in-person voting with a total of 885 casting their ballots on the new system. 53 of those voters took advantage of... more
  • Presidential Preference Primary Postponed Due To Public Health Emergency
  • Kemp Declares Public Health State of Emergency (3/14/2020)

    Atlanta, GA (March 14, 2020) – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed a public health state of emergency to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia. Kemp gave a televised address to Georgians with the following remarks: "My fellow Georgians: Over the past few weeks, our state has been faci... more
  • Kemp Declares Public Health State of Emergency
  • Pickens County Administrative Offices Closed To Public (3/13/2020)
    Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020
    As a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety, the Pickens County Administrative Offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020. The public will not be able to enter the Administrative Office Building during this time. Our staff will co... more
  • Pickens County Administrative Offices Closed To Public
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2020 (3/12/2020)

    AGENDA (time in video) I. Call to Order II. Invocation - Corey Thompson III. Pledge of Allegiance - Marla Callahan IV. Approval of Agenda V. Student Recognition A. 4-H Students DPA Accomplishments (Christina Garner, Pickens County 4-H Extension Agent) ( 3:20 ) VI. School Board Appreciation ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education March 2020
  • Donna Enis Announces Candidacy for BOE (3/11/2020)

    I am Donna Enis, and I am announcing my candidacy for Pickens County Board of Education, Post 1. My entire life has been dedicated to education. As the daughter of two lifetime educators, Don and Katie Enis, I learned from a young age the impact education has on our future. My father served as a... more
  • Donna Enis Announces Candidacy for BOE
  • Pickens County Schools Important Information Regarding COVID-19 (3/11/2020)

    Our school district is committed to keeping our community informed about issues relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There are no cases of COVID-19 at any Pickens County school. You are probably aware of yesterday’s news report that an employee of the Canton Waffle House has teste... more
  • Pickens County Schools Important Information Regarding COVID-19
  • Concert Series at Holy Family Presents Chamber Opera (3/7/2020)

    Music Holy Family is mounting the most ambitious project of its six-year-old concert series with the full production of a chamber opera in one act for its March 15th offering under the direction of Choirmaster John King Carter. English composer Gustav Holst’s Savitri, composed in 1908, is based on a... more
  • Concert Series at Holy Family Presents Chamber Opera
  • Probate Judge David W. Lindsey Announces His Intent To Seek Re-election (3/7/2020)

    After serving over seven years during my first two terms as Probate Judge of Pickens County, I would like to announce my intent to seek another term. On Monday, I qualified to run for a third term, and I will pursue the Republican nomination for Probate Judge in the May 19th primary election. It... more
  • Probate Judge David W. Lindsey Announces His Intent To Seek Re-election
  • The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Conservation Award Recipient - Don Wells (3/7/2020)

    On March 5, 2020, the NSDAR Sequoyah Chapter will present the distinguished National Conservation Medal to Don Wells of Pickens County. This award recognizes individuals with a "distinguished volunteer conservation record" who demonstrate outstanding efforts in wildlife and nature centers, in resour... more
  • The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Conservation Award Recipient - Don Wells
  • Olivia Matthews Named PHS Band Student of the Week (3/6/2020)

    Shottenkirk Ford is proud to announce Olivia Matthews as the Pickens High School Band Member of the Week. Olivia is a freshman in the Symphonic Band and plays bassoon. She also plays percussion in the marching band. Olivia has made huge strides in her playing this year and especially this semes... more
  • Olivia Matthews Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Pickens County Board of Education Work Session | Called Meeting March 2020 (3/6/2020)
    Pandemic Plans: Coronavirus COVID-19 & School Start Times Discussed
    The Pickens County Board of Education conducted a called meeting/work session on March 6th, beginning at 2:00 PM for the purpose of hearing reports from Dragons Opportunity & Virtual Academy (DOVA), Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS), and Pandemic Plans: Coronavirus COVID-19. School ... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Work Session | Called Meeting March 2020
  • Qualifying Ends for the May 19th General Primary Election (3/6/2020)

    Candidates for various local seats qualified this week, March 2-6, 2020. Due to advanced voting for the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office, qualifying for the Democratic and Republican parties was held at the Pickens County Cour... more
  • Qualifying Ends for the May 19th General Primary Election
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2020 (3/5/2020)

    Items for Discussion: 1. Department Updates - Whitestone Road update - Four fires in Pickens County in February with one fatality - Pickens Fire and Rescue trying out battery operated extrication equipment - 550 kids registered for Recreation T-Ball, Baseball and Softball; Opening Day is Marc... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners March 2020
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2020 (3/5/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of January 2, 2020 Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of February 6, 2020 Meeting Minutes V. Approval of January 2020 General Operating Financial Report VI. Approval of February 2020 General Operating Financial Report... more
  • Town of Talking Rock Council March 2020

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