Under Water

City of Pickens hit hard by storm

By Ron Barnett

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The past week or so has been a challenging time for the city of Pickens, to say the least.

A massive power outage, two snowstorms and a flood unlike any seen in recent years created havoc and inflicted significant damage, with another wave of rainstorms still coming in this week.

Floodwaters drenched the recreation department’s baseball and football fields, damaged its footbridge across Town Creek and covered much of Jaycee Park with a deep layer of silt and sand.

The city is planning a work day for

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