Pickens Police need your help – CHILD FOUND!

This young man was found walking around the Fox Squirrel Ridge / Pumpkintown Hwy. area. He appears to have some More »

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. Inc. expanding

$23 million investment to create 100 new jobs By Jason Evans Staff Reporter LIBERTY — Pickens County officials are More »

Trains, planes & automobiles

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Chamber names Smagala director

Pictured, from left, are Mike Parrott, Kimberly Smagala, Rep. Davey Hiott and Pickens mayor David Owens. PICKENS — On Monday, More »

Easley man faces child sex charge

PICKENS — An Easley man was arrested this week after police say he sexually assaulted a child last month. Wolfgang More »


Six Mile 8U teams to hold fundraiser

SIX MILE — Six Mile Recreation’s two 8-year-old and under baseball coaches pitch teams are having a breast cancer awareness game on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Ponderosa Park in Six Mile.

Raffle tickets can be bought at the game or from one of the

puddles & pumpkins


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Despite chilly, rainy weather, a large crowd still turned out as Pumpkintown hosted its 37th annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday.

Soapstone to host meal fundraiser at church

PICKENS — Soapstone Church invites everyone to a special fundraiser at the church, located at 296 Liberia Road in Pickens, this Saturday, Oct. 17.

The event will feature fine cooking and will be held from noon-8 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy true

YMCA, SDPC to mentor area students

EASLEY — The School District of Pickens County and the Pickens County YMCA are calling for volunteers to mentor children at Easley schools.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our community to have a significant impact in our schools,” said Sid Collins, CEO of the Pickens

Community prayer service scheduled

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — A community prayer service has been scheduled at Legacy Square the

Ancient art of storytelling meets the dark side at Hagood Center on Friday


Kim Weitkamp

PICKENS — Nationally renowned storyteller, singer and songwriter Kim Weitkamp will take center stage at the Hagood Community Center in Pickens this week.

Weitkamp is currently on an East Coast tour and will be making a stop at

Sunset Post Office serving 110 years

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SUNSET — Sunset post office clerk Melissa Link considers herself a bit of a “history geek,” so she was understandably excited when she found a treasure trove of old newspaper clippings and other items documenting the post office’s past earlier this year while cleaning out filing

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• Historic Old Pickens to host singing

Historic Old Pickens will feature traditional and gospel music presented by Heartstrings, Greg Lambert and nationally known vocalist Caitlin Tierce. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Historic Old Pickens is located on Old Pickens Church Road near

Patriot holds open house

Patriot Healthcare in Pickens held an open house on Sept. 24. Pictured are Norman Rentz, CEO Jill Birmingham, director of human resources Lynn Kelley, medical director Dr. James Mahanes, mayor David Owens and Patriot staff.

Masquerade ball helps raise funds to help MARYS House


Masqueraders of the Upstate converged on the Bleu Voodoo Grill in Easley for the fourth annual Masquerade for MARYS House.

EASLEY — On Oct. 6, masqueraders of the Upstate converged on the Bleu Voodoo Grill to attend the fourth annual

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