Pickens Police chief thanks community

PICKENS — Pickens Police Chief Travis Riggs is thanking community members who donated to the department’s K-9 fund.

The department’s new K-9 officer, 15-month-old Zenia, is currently in training and will join the force at the end of next month.

“The department had a great show of support and appreciate every donation, no matter the amount, if it was received with a check or placed in a donation box,” Riggs said. “The Pickens PD would also like to thank Town and Country, Buddy and Cisco’s and the Pickens Water Department for displaying our donation boxes.

“A special thanks to the businesses/individuals who were able to make a considerable contribution: Wal-Mart,  Jeff Holder Builders, Foothills Gun and Pawn, Manna Health, Carrol Wilson, Blue Ridge Electric, Janice Saytovic, Jerry Blackdad, PS Chiropractic, The American Legion #11, The Mill Church, Pickens Family Dentistry, Farm Equipment Supplies, Domino’s Pizza, Ace Hardware, De Gaspe Beaybien Consulting LLC, Clemson Kennel Club and Pace and Reeves.”

Riggs also thanked J.R. Bowers, “a generous little boy who came in to city hall, saw the donation jar and gave his own two cents.”