Council recognizes Brannon at meeting

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Officer Matthew Brannon was recognized Monday evening for his five years of service to the Pickens Police Department and was awarded a certificate by mayor David Owens at the monthly city council meeting.

Also honored but not present at the meeting was Irving Whitmire, who has worked for the city for 15 years.

Local resident Teresa Brock returned to council to complain about a traffic ticket she received for speeding. Brock still doesn’t believe she was speeding when the ticket was issued. She further complained about trash pickup in the city. Brock was told the sanitation department picks up street trash the same week it makes regular trash pickups.

In addition, city council passed the second reading of a water-sewer bond by a 6-0 vote, with councilman Isaiah Scipio absent. The bond will be signed Oct. 20, with the city receiving money from the bond Oct. 23.

Councilman Carlton Holley reported that only two weeks remain in the city’s recreation football season. The city hopes to host some tournament games for the Palmetto league in the playoff season.

Councilman Patrick Lark also announced that the Folsom Prison Gang will be appearing at the city’s amphitheater Oct. 17. That same night, Pickens High School will host its annual Hall of Fame football game against county rival Daniel at Blue Flame Field.