County council considering Highway 11 fire substation

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — County officials are looking to one day build a Pumpkintown Fire Department substation on S.C. Highway 11, not far from the Greenville County line.

Council members discussed the issue during their March 19 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Pickens Rural Fire District chief Billy Gibson briefed council on the recommendation from the Pumpkintown Fire Board to purchase land that will one day house a substation.

“This is an acre of property near the intersection of Highway 11 and Talley Bridge Road,” he said. “We’ve done a survey of the area and we’ve got several homes up there that are outside of the

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