New Walmart opens

After months of anticipation, Walmart opened its doors in Pickens last Wednesday morning, April 10, following a 7:30 a.m. grand opening celebration. Above, Pickens Mayor David Owens and wife Jenny make the first purchase at the store, assisted by Walmart employee Leah Mathis. The store is located at 2637 Gentry Memorial Hwy in Pickens and open 24 hours.