Azalea Festival back on

PICKENS — Less than two weeks after Pickens Azalea Festival Committee chairman Russ Gantt told city council the annual spring event would be canceled for the second year in a row amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers reversed course last week and said the festival is a go for next month.

In a post on the Pickens Azalea Festival Facebook page, organizers said Friday evening they had heard the message loud and clear from those upset about the festival’s cancellation and put the event back on the calendar with a short

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