The Aiken Standard
David Keisler: Spider versus Man
There are several classifications of insects that bite or sting such as bees, ants, fleas, mosquitoes, wasps and arachnids or spiders. It is believed that there are more than 40,000 different kinds of spiders in the world.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Streets closing for Founders Day Music Festival
West Main Street in Pickens from North Ann Street to Catherine Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday for the third annual Founders Day Music Festival. Founders Day celebrates both the musical and cultural heritage of Pickens, featuring much more than just music.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The Moultrie News
Deputy administrator says town will grow by chance or choice
The city of Pickens might seem like small potatoes when compared to Mount Pleasant, the state's fastest-growing municipality, but much like our growing town, Pickens has faced a few challenges of its own.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
SWU alumni ordained by Wesleyan Church
Joy Bryant, seated right, was ordained during an ordination service held at ALIVE Wesleyan Church in Central. Seated at left is Bryant's husband, Robin.
Founder's Day Festival returns this weekend
The third annual Founder's Day Music Festival returns to downtown Pickens this weekend to celebrate the musical and cultural heritage of the city all culminating around Founder of the City Andrew Pickens 275th birthday. West Main Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to midnight Sept.
A hot dog supper will be served in the Family Life Center beginning at 5 p.m. Payment is by donations only. Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley, 101 E. 1st Ave. in Easley, holds Bible Study from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Monday.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Out & About
"Bedroom Blinds," an image by Polly Gaillard, is part of the exhibit "Polly Gaillard: Framing Family" on display at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. The exhibit is sponsored in part by Southern States Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens.
52 indicted in huge SC meth, pot and pill drug bust
Dozens of people have been indicted in connection with two Upstate drug operations -- one focusing on meth and another on prescription drugs and marijuana. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Friday the State Grand Jury has returned the indictment against 35 people in a marijuana and prescription drug trafficking operation.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Post and Courier
South Carolina ranked second in nation in rate of women killed by men
Searchers comb the Francis Marion National Forest for the body of Dara Watson, who was shot to death and dumped in the woods in February 2012 by her fiance, who then killed himself. Her death contributed to the toll that made South Carolina among the nation's deadliest states in the rate of women killed by men.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Post and Courier
Economic recovery driving up construction costs
Lowcountry residents will be paying millions more for a new jail and getting fewer frills in the next generation of schools because of rising construction costs rolling across the country as the economy emerges from years of recession. Dorchester District 2, which is building three new elementary schools and a middle school with $179 million in bonds approved by voters two years ago, was surprised when bids on the first two elementaries came in around $20 million apiece.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Doodle Line project moving forward
The Doodle Trail is steadily growing closer to completion as the railroad ties lining the old rail line are in the process of being moved. The cost of the project hit a cost overrun of approximately 75 percent, but usage of the trail is tentatively anticipated by the end of the year.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Pickens County 4-H starts new clubs
The 4-H year began on September 1!! Children and teens from all over the country will be filling out their new membership forms and showing excitement to re-unite with their 4-H club members. In Pickens County, SC the 4-H members are no different.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Pickens adds to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail
The Pickens Senior Center joined the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail with this quilt block sponsored by the Hagood Community Center Fiber Arts Program. The original quilt was made by Mary E. Granger as a Bicentennial quilt.
New restaurants coming to Easley, Pickens
One new restaurant has already opened in Pickens County - Moe's Southwestern Grill had its grand opening last week - and Zaxby's has chosen Pickens County to be the location for the company's new prototype restaurant, with new stores opening in both Pickens and Easley.
Pickens councilman introduces his probable successor
Feemster is currently running unopposed for the councilman's District 1 seat, and is expected to take over next year.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
S.C. baker brings her cookbook to Southern Women's Show
Francine Bryson will sign books from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept.
Effects of change could be far-reaching
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has recently revised its reporting rules for state, county and municipality governments concerning the funding of employee pensions and for some entities the fallout could be negative.
Duncan remains committed to serving constituents
Congressman Jeff Duncan made a tour of the area Aug. 19 including a town hall meeting hosted by the Pickens County Taxpayers Association where he fielded questions and discussed topics such as energy and jobs.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
2014 Pumpkin Festival Quilt
The 36th annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Oolenoy Community Center, 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pickens.
SWU applauds top Pickens County educators
Southern Wesleyan University helped the School District of Pickens County kick off the start of a new academic year during the district's Back-to-School Celebration at Pickens High School on Aug. 15. SWU President Todd Voss congratulates Nikki Miller of Pickens Elementary School, named Teacher of the Year, with a cash award.