Effort underway to rename LEC for former sheriff

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Officials are considering renaming the Pickens County Law Enforcement Center after one of the longest-serving sheriffs in the country.

During their April Committee of the Whole meeting, Pickens County Council members discussed a recommendation to rename the law enforcement center in honor of C. David Stone.

First elected sheriff in 1969, Stone was re-elected 10 times, serving nearly 44 years until his retirement in 2012. At the time of his retirement, he was the second longest-serving sheriff in the United States.

Stone died on Dec. 15, 2020. He was 83.

Council brought the matter out of committee during its May 2 meeting.

County council chairman Chris Bowers had asked county attorney Les Hendricks to

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