PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Helicopter Crash on Ellijay Road (3/5/2019)

    UPDATE 7:32 PM -- We regret to inform everyone that the pilot from today’s helicopter crash has died as a result of his injuries. The pilot, Johnny Kent, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital at 5:44 pm. No additional details are available at this time. The FAA is on scene and is investigating ... more
  • Helicopter Crash on Ellijay Road
  • Jasper City Council March 2019 (3/4/2019)

    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of the February 4, 2019 regular meeting and the February 8, 2019 called meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. Update of storm water upgrade at Hwy 53 and Jones Street (Speedburger)... more
  • Jasper City Council March 2019
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Names Piedmont Healthcare a Winner of The Atlanta Top Workplaces 2019 Award (3/4/2019)

    Piedmont Healthcare has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the fourth consecutive year. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of... more
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Names Piedmont Healthcare  a Winner of The Atlanta Top Workplaces 2019 Award
  • Community Bank of Pickens County names Ryan Keeter President (3/2/2019)
    Keeter, a 19-year career employee, succeeds President and CEO John Trammell
    The Board of Directors of Community Bank of Pickens County announces the promotion of Ryan Keeter to President. Keeter, an employee of the bank since its inception in 2000, began his career as a loan officer and most recently served as Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President. Ryan was elec... more
  • Community Bank of Pickens County names Ryan Keeter President
  • Kami Jones Named PHS Band Student of the Week (3/2/2019)

    The Band Student of the Week is Kami Jones. Kami is a freshman in our band program and plays percussion in our symphonic band and bass drum in the marching band. Kami always has a smile on her face and is an incredible help to anyone that needs it. She is patient, kind, and a joy to have in t... more
  • Kami Jones Named PHS Band Student of the Week
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains (3/2/2019)

    A Royal Evening for 452 people at the annual Mardi Gras in the Mountains hosted by Knights of Columbus, Georgia Mountains Hospice and Rotary of Jasper on March 2, 2019 at Chattahoochee Technical College. Proceeds benefit Georgia Mountains Hospice. King and Queen of the Court Voting raised a...
  • Mardi Gras in the Mountains
  • Jasper City Council Work Session February 2019 (2/28/2019)

    Jasper City Council Work Session to discuss agenda items for the March 4, 2019 meeting. ... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session February 2019
  • Tyler Vreeland Named PHS Baseball Player of the Week (2/28/2019)

    Congratulations to Tyler Vreeland for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Varsity Baseball Player of the Week. Below is a Player Spotlight by Pickens Baseball:
  • Tyler Vreeland Named PHS Baseball Player of the Week
  • Caroline Angelisanti Named PHS Varsity Girls Soccer Player of the Week (2/27/2019)

    Congratulations to Caroline Angelisanti for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Girls Soccer Player of the Week. Caroline is a sophomore and has been with the team for two years now. Caroline is a great team player and has done a great job this season with many goals for the Varsi... more
  • Caroline Angelisanti Named PHS Varsity Girls Soccer Player of the Week
  • Carter Logan Named PHS Boys Soccer Player of the Week (2/27/2019)

    Congratulations to Carter Logan for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Boys Soccer Player of the Week. On the way to winning the championship, Carter allowed one goal in four games at the varsity tournament in Birmingham.... more
  • Carter Logan Named PHS Boys Soccer Player of the Week
  • Jasper Sewer System Improvements Public Meeting (2/26/2019)

    The City of Jasper held a public meeting to discuss sewerage system improvements funded by Georgia’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) on February 26, 2019, at 10:00 AM, at Jasper City Hall. Mayor Weaver stated, "When we run out of sewer and don't borrow this money to expand our waste wate... more
  • Jasper Sewer System Improvements Public Meeting
  • Updated Pickens County School Board Map (2/26/2019)

    This year I have been working on creating a new School Board District map. We have an office in the Capitol called the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office that does this for counties, school boards, cities, and in the year right after the Census, Legislative and Congressional maps. ... more
  • Updated Pickens County School Board Map
  • Portion of Jones Mountain Road CLOSED (2/22/2019)

    🚧 ROAD CLOSED 🚧 Due to recent rains and flash flooding a section of Jones Mountain Road has washed out and the County has closed the road in this area. Commissioner Rob Jones estimated it would take a minimum of a month to repair. A detour is set up from West Price Creek Road to ... more
  • Portion of Jones Mountain Road CLOSED
  • Autumn Winchell Named PHS Girls Soccer Player of the Week (2/15/2019)

    Congratulations to Autumn Winchell for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Girls Soccer Player of the Week. Autumn is an outstanding senior leader on the soccer team. She has been playing soccer for over twelve years and has such a passion for the sport. She is very helpful with t... more
  • Autumn Winchell Named PHS Girls Soccer Player of the Week
  • Juan Sanchez Named PHS Boys Soccer Player of the Week (2/15/2019)

    Congratulations to Juan Sanchez for being named Shottenkirk Ford's Pickens High School Boys Soccer Player of the Week. Juan scored 2 goals as Pickens won their first game of the season - a first win over Sequoyah High School.... more
  • Juan Sanchez Named PHS Boys Soccer Player of the Week

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