• Jones adjourns his last commissioners meeting

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    The gavel fell  for Pickens County Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Rob Jones, who adjourned his  county commissioners meeting, ending 16 years of service to the county. “Change is good,” he told those in attendance. “Now my wife has to deal with me.” Brian Pritchard of Fetch Your News and FYNTV.com praised Jones for […]

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  • UPDATED: Wherefore art thou, Shakespeare? Not a Pickens High. . .


    William Shakespeare, a staple of high school education, may be a person non-grata at Pickens High School. According to a notice posted on the doors over the weekend, the play, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” a compilation of the Bard’s work, was cancelled pending a review of the material. The move brought forth the […]

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  • Georgia Power Underground gets library easement

    The Pickens County Board of Commissioners gave Georgia Power Underground easement to the land in front of the library for underground wiring and a transformer. Commissioner Jerry Barnes was out sick, leaving Becky Denney and Chairman Rob Jones to make decisions for the county. “You can have it if you don’t replant the kudzu,” Jones […]

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  • School calendar, 4-H, and laying blame to 2020

    Pickens County 4-H

    School calendar A vote on the 2021-2022 school calendar was put on hold to allow the public to give more input. The proposed school calendar and survey can be found at the  Pickens County Schools website. “We got some community input on the calendar, but we can wait,” said Dr. Rick Townsend about the school […]

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  • Budget hearings underway for Pickens County

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    Sheriff Donnie Craig presented his budget request at a budget hearing with the Pickens County Board of Commissioners this week and after negotiations, settled for a $7,981,149.36 budget, $489,150.57 or a 6.6-percent increase over 2020’s budget of $7,425,731. It was $2,400 less than the original $7,983,549.36, a $557,818.36 or a 7.5-percent increase over the 2020 […]

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  • More time, more training needed for learning platform

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    More time and more training on the online learning platform was a consistent mantra at a Pickens County Board of Education special called meeting today. Teachers and staff have been busy learning to use the new platform for virtual learning. ItsLearning, the new learning management system for schools to use when schools close unexpectantly, was […]

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  • Stancil takes the election and the helm of the county


    Kris Stancil said he wants to make upright decisions and bring the community together for common goals. He will take the helm as the new chairman for the Pickens County Board of Commissioners. Tuesday’s win against independent candidate David Shouse brought a two-year campaign to close. “It feels like it’s gone on and on forever,” […]

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  • BOE special called meeting to discuss distance learning

    Pickens County Board of Education

    The Pickens County Board of Education will have a special called meeting on Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. This special called meeting will be held at the Pickens County Board of Education Central Office,  100 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, Georgia and will follow the governor’s guidelines for groups of people gathering. The school system […]

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  • Stancil wins over Shouse for chairman position

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    Republican Kristopher “Kris” Stancil beat out Independent candidate David Shouse in the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners race Tuesday night. Stancil had 10,919 votes in the chairman race, while Shouse came in with 3,997 at around 11 p.m. on Election Day. Total votes cast were 14,916, although mail-in ballots had not been accounted for. […]

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  • UPDATE: Pickens Schools closed beginning Monday


    Pickens County Schools announced they will close all schools starting Monday, Oct. 26 through Nov. 6. Traditional students will transition to distance learning on Monday. The decision comes after the district had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 584 students, teachers, and staff in quarantined. According to a press release from the system, the buildings […]

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  • Collins: “I enjoy waking up to the sound of freedom”

    Doug Collins, a contender for U.S. Senate in a field of 20, stopped in Jasper to talk to crowds and engage “in the sounds of freedom” at the Appalachian Gun, Pawn and Range. After voicing his support for the Second Amendment, farmers, and pro-life, the representative took time to try out the indoor range, even […]

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  • Next two football games cancelled for Dragons

    The next two football games have been cancelled for Pickens High School after “a large number of the football players” had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the school system. Friday’s home game against Ridgeland Panthers and the away game on Oct. 30 against Central Lions have […]

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  • “Alot of talk, no action,” Papdopoulos speaks about Barr

    George Papadopoulos pulled no punches on Attorney General William Barr’s actions when speaking to FYN at a campaign stop for Doug Collins on Wednesday. “What is William Barr doing? He’s been doing a lot of talking but there’s no action,” said Papadopoulos at the Appalachian Gun, Pawn and Range in Jasper. “Now we have (Hunter […]

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  • Early voting in Pickens has long lines but going smoothly

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    Early election Early voting is going smoothly  despite long lines and up to an hour wait. “The only issues we’ve had were with the state system.  The servers bogged down and we couldn’t process voters very quickly on the first two days, but the state had that fixed and the system works great now,” said […]

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  • Harmony to close after rise in COVID

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    Harmony Elementary will close this afternoon, after an increase in cases of COVID-19. The school will remain closed until Oct. 26. Parents were notified via email with a phone call scheduled to go out this afternoon. Students can ride the bus home this afternoon and the after school program will operate as normal today. Students […]

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