Looming large

There’s a new piece of outdoor art in downtown Pickens, as Twelve Mile Defense owner David Harned hosted a four-year anniversary celebration for his business on Friday including free food and a live chainsaw carving demonstration by Rick Travers, who turned a tree outside the shop into a larger-than-life bear sculpture. It took Travers, who has been sculpting for 30 years, several days to complete the bear.