Election set for Tuesday

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter COUNTY — A handful of local seats will be decided Tuesday when voters go to the polls for the general election. Three seats on the Pickens More »

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Fall for Liberty

The city of Liberty hosted its third annual Fall for Liberty Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, featuring vendors, music, fun for kids, a chili cook-off and more. At right, children enjoy a hayride More »

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First Friday Harvest Market set for Nov. 7

BUFFALO BARFIELD CLEMSON — Local residents are invited to celebrate fall at the Clemson Farmers’ Market on Friday, Nov. 7, during the second annual Harvest Market. There will be something for everyone More »

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Derby Days raises more than $30K for charity

Sigma Chi Fraternity at Clemson University recently hosted its annual Derby Days, one of the largest charitable events by a Greek organization in the Southeast. More than $30,000 was raised this year, More »

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Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro set to open Saturday in Pickens

The staff of Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro invites the public to its grand opening on Saturday. PICKENS — Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 321 E. Main St. More »

PPCCD to host free fall festival Oct. 18

PICKENS — Pickens Presbyterian Church Child Development Center will host a free fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 311 West Main St. in Pickens.

Highlights of the day’s event will include bounce houses and games for the children, as well as performances by Out of the Blue, Sweet Potato Pie Kids La Dance Studio, A Tae Kwon Do Demonstration, Balloon art by Carl Woody and Face

PWA donates to local charities

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The Pickens Women Association (PWA) presented checks to 8 local charities at their September meeting. These 8 charities included: Family Promise, Gleaning House, Meals on Wheels, Prevent Child Abuse, Feed a Hungry Child in Pickens County, Mary’s House, the Red Cross, and the Pickens County Museum. Representatives from each organization were present at the meeting and received checks for their organization. PWA was able to donate $6,000 among these charities this year. “A primary goal of PWA is to assist local charities that help improve the quality of life within our area”, stated PWA President Kathryn Gravely. “It is our privilege to be able to continue to assist these organizations in the critical work they do for the children and families within our community every day.” PWA’s main fundraiser is the annual Azalea Festival 5K Run/Walk. The continued success of this event has allowed the PWA to expand the number of charities to support as well as the amount of funding provided. PWA also provides an annual scholarship to a female Pickens High School senior each year.


Pickens Scout Troop 51 concludes busy summer

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Scouts from Troop 51 take a break while riding the trails in DuPont Forest near Brevard, N.C.

PICKENS — As usual, Boy Scout Troop 51 of Pickens had an adventure-filled summer highlighted with three scouts receiving their Eagle Awards.

Scouts Receive Eagle

In June, the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, was awarded to three outstanding young men from Troop 51 — Brandon Booty, Andrew Dyer and Kirk Alexander.

All three have been integral members of the troop for the past six to seven years, working hard to achieve the very

It’s Pumpkin Festival time again

PUMPKINTOWN — Fall is here again, and thousands of visitors will descend upon the 36th annual Pumpkin Festival in Pumpkintown on Saturday, October 11th. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that day. This is the time of year to enjoy a wonderful Fall day in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains while taking advantage of some outstanding shopping, music and food. The festival will kick off at 9 a.m. with the parade from the Pumpkintown Fire Department and ends after passing the Oolenoy Community Building (5301 Dacusville Hwy – Hwy 135). The parade is always a treat to behold, you never know who or what will be in it. After the parade the Pickens High School ROTC will hold the flag raising ceremony and then the festival fun and games will begin and

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