PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Pickens County Board of Education Seat Vacancy - Post 2 (9/11/2020)

    District 2 residents who would like to serve and fill the remainder of Ms. Joeta Youngblood's term may submit a signed letter of interest along with proof of voter registration name and residence of record. Mrs. Youngblood's term will end December 31, 2022. All signed letters of interest, along w... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Seat Vacancy - Post 2
  • Pickens County Board of Education September 2020 (9/10/2020)

    AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Approval of Agenda V. Harmony Elementary School Places in Top 12 Georgia - STEM Challenge - Destini Shope VI. Superintendent Reports A. Financial Update (Amy Smith, Chief Financial Of cer) B. Operations and Construction (... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education September 2020
  • FREE Meals Available to All Enrolled Pickens Students (9/8/2020)
    Starting September 9, 2020, USDA is extending flexibility to allow this opportunity
    Pickens County School District is pleased to announce that effective Wednesday, September 9, 2020, all schools in the district will begin serving free breakfast and lunch meals to enrolled students. Students who purchased a school lunch between September 1 through 8, 2020, will be issued a credit on... more
  • FREE Meals Available to All Enrolled Pickens Students
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (9/8/2020)

    Beautiful, breezy, and busy... in a quiet sort of way. The tents were up and the customers spread out from one end of the market to the other. A very pleasant morning for our Farmers Market. Gerri Patrick displayed her beautiful paintings of nature and flowers. Patience shows in her paintings be... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • How Is the State of Georgia Doing Financially? (9/5/2020)

    I am glad when folks come up to me in the grocery store or wherever, when shopping, and feel comfortable enough to ask me a question. It usually goes… “I hope you don’t mind.” Of course, I don’t. Going way back to when I was the County Agricultural Agent, I looked forward to being asked questions. I... more
  • How Is the State of Georgia Doing Financially?
  • Pickens Commissioners Approved Advertisement of Millage Rate & LMIG Paving Bid (9/3/2020)

    I. Call to Order II. Approve LMIG Paving Bid | Colditz Trucking, Inc. $1.018 million The work to be done consists of cleaning, tacking and placing an asphaltic overlay on selected streets in Pickens County, the approximate length of the streets are as follows: Whispering Waters ... more
  • Pickens Commissioners Approved Advertisement of Millage Rate & LMIG Paving Bid
  • Joeta Youngblood Resigns From Pickens Board Of Education (9/1/2020)

    The Pickens County Board of Education regrets to inform the public that one of its members, Ms. Joeta Youngblood, has resigned from her Board position due to a recent change in residency. With regard to vacancies on the Board, the legislative act that creates the Pickens County Board of Education pr... more
  • Joeta Youngblood Resigns From Pickens Board Of Education
  • Atlanta VA Health Care System to Open Pickens County VA Clinic (8/27/2020)

    The Atlanta VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the opening of our new Pickens County VA Clinic, located at 934 East Church Street, Jasper, GA, 30143, on August 31, 2020. In addition to Primary Care services, this location will also offer Mental Health, Telehealth Specialty Eye, an... more
  • Atlanta VA Health Care System to Open Pickens County VA Clinic
  • As Schools Open, Children’s Mental Health Remains a Priority (8/20/2020)

    It seems much longer than a mere three months ago that I began writing articles about COVID-19 and mental health – especially how the pandemic and the disruptions it caused might impact the mental wellbeing of children and adolescents, teens and young adult college students. The summer seems to have... more
  • As Schools Open, Children’s Mental Health Remains a Priority
  • GBI Launches New Human Trafficking Investigations Unit (8/19/2020)

    Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Director Vic Reynolds, Attorney General Chris Carr, and Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Executive Director Jay Neal, today announced the creation of a new Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit ... more
  • GBI Launches New Human Trafficking Investigations Unit
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report (8/17/2020)

    It rained early and got out of the way, so it was a great market. A great variety of goods, veggies, fruits, and crafts. A lot of smiling customers carrying away the treasures. John Penland and daughter, Claudia, had Gala apples this week and they still had juicy delicious peaches as well. For t... more
  • Jasper Farmers Market Report
  • National Wildlife Federation Certifies New Hill City Elementary Schoolyard Habitat (8/17/2020)

    National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize that Hill City Elementary in Jasper, Ga. has successfully created a Certified Schoolyard Habitat® through its Garden for Wildlife program. Hill City Elementary has joined w... more
  • National Wildlife Federation Certifies New Hill City Elementary Schoolyard Habitat
  • Pickens County School District Returns Monday, August 17th (8/17/2020)

    UPDATE 8/6/2020 - Pickens County School District will begin Traditional School with a staggered start and Virtual Academy classes beginning on Monday, August 17, 2020. Virtual Open House videos for both learning options will be released on Thursday, August 13 at 4 pm. More information below. more
  • Pickens County School District Returns Monday, August 17th
  • Representative Jasperse on Signage of Bill to Give Georgia Students Fewer Milestones Tests (8/17/2020)

    Chairman of the House Education Committee Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), working with the Senate and Georgia Department of Education, helped create and passed SB 367 that would reduce Milestones testing in our schools. HB 367 was recently signed by Governor Kemp into law at the Capitol. It eliminates fiv... more
  • Representative Jasperse on Signage of Bill to Give Georgia Students Fewer Milestones Tests
  • Tater Patch Players Theater Dark Until 2021 (8/17/2020)
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    The best laid plans of Tater Patch Players have gone dramatically awry. The theater had just begun to cope with the restrictions of COVID-19. They had completed two out of three weekends of a delightful one-act comedy. The audiences were very receptive and they seemed to appreciate the ushers at... more
  • Tater Patch Players Theater Dark Until 2021

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