Date set for Pickens Founders Day

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The city of Pickens will celebrate Founders Day on Oct. 3, though city councilman Patrick Lark realizes the city will be competing against a Clemson football game.

“Come on out and join us,” Lark said, “if you don’t mind missing the Clemson-Notre[cointent_lockedcontent] Dame game.”

A time for the game has not been set yet due to television considerations.

Lark also brought up requests that have been made to place benches along the Doodle Trail.

Mayor David Owens said he and Easley mayor Larry Bagwell are in the process of naming a committee of Easley and Pickens residents to exercise control over the trail and said that committee would make those kind of decisions.

A public hearing was held on the rezoning of Bee Well Honey’s location at the corner of Pendleton and Jefferson streets. No one came forward to speak in favor of or against the rezoning.

The Pickens Senior Center will host a barbecue fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The city police will help with parking for the event. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

After vandalism was reported at Garren’s restaurant Saturday night, councilman Fletcher Perry suggested cameras be used on Main Street. The matter was sent to committee to determine how many cameras could provide safety without infringing on the public’s privacy.[/cointent_lockedcontent]