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Friday Sep 12 | Pickens Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Pickens, SC, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Painting, Arts

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Georgetown Times

Moveable Feast - Literary luncheons with exciting authors

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On occasion, an author's book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant's public hours.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

Group discusses new healthcare guidelines

Dr. Daniel Merck, superintendent of the School District of Pickens County, spoke Monday on how economics impact a community largely dependent on education. Merck joined several other speakers at the Creating a Healthy Upstate conference held at Clemson University by the Upstate South Carolina Alliance.

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Related Topix: Clemson University, Easley, SC

Easley Progress

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.

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Related Topix: Pickens, SC, Arts, Painting

Pickens Sentinel

Fall for the Arts looking for artists

Are you an up and coming artist or maybe even an established artist looking for an affordable opportunity to gain community exposure? If so, then Arts Council of Pickens County has the perfect chance for you to do so. Fall for the Arts to be held Oct. 4 in conjunction with the Easley Farmer's Market is currently accepting applications for visual, performing and literary artists for the event.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Easley Progress

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.

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Related Topix: Pickens, SC, Easley, SC, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Fixing S.C. Roads Going To Get 'More Difficult'

The projected cost of maintaining the state's crumbling roads in coming decades has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new state Fixing S.C. Roads Going To Get 'More Difficult' COLUMBIA - The projected cost of maintaining the state's crumbling roads in coming decades has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new state Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/WMC3Pd Bob Young, a retired paving contractor now living in Pickens County talks about South Carolina roads and the methods used to build and maintain them. COLUMBIA - The projected cost of maintaining the state's crumbling roads in coming decades has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new state transportation plan.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Easley Progress

Calling all dancers, singers and musicians a

Sponsored by Arts Council of Pickens County, the event is in its third year and accepts entries from Pickens County and Anderson District One . The main goal is to promote local young talent and offer a venue for them to showcase their talents.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, College of Charleston

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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Related Topix: Clemson, SC, Clemson University, Easley, SC, Pickens, SC, Six Mile, SC

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Easley Progress

Upstate Forever celebrates success of tree project

Upstate Forever, with the help of numerous project partners and volunteers, hung more than 325 tree tags at 50 locations in all 10 Upstate counties between Nov. 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014. Upstate Forever, with the help of numerous project partners and volunteers, hung more than 325 tree tags at 50 locations in all 10 Upstate counties between Nov. 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: Anderson County, SC, Greenville, SC

Pickens Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens, SC

Pickens Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Pickens, SC

Easley Progress

Pickens County to replace activity buses

The Pickens County School Board, in a 4-2 vote, approved a motion to spend $250,000 from the general fund on two new activity buses on Aug 25. The new buses will replace two older ones from the school district's fleet of 18 that are no longer safe to drive, School Board Public Information Specialist John Eby said.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Pickens Sentinel

Baptist Easley exceeds goal for United Way

Baptist Easley Hospital, under the leadership of CEO Michael Batchelor, has been focused on charitable work in Pickens County and the United Way is the benefactor this time.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC

Pickens Sentinel

Changing the face of violence

Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell presented Angel Garcia, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen 2014, with a certificate commemorating the official proclamation of "A Day of Remembrance for Victims of Domestic Violence."

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Duncan, SC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Pickens, SC

Pickens Sentinel

Stewart awarded $2,500 P.E.O. STAR scholarship

Madison Stewart, second from the left, was the recipient of a $2,500 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, University of South Carolina

Pickens Sentinel

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.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Easley, SC, Pickens, SC

Pickens Sentinel

Firefighters honored for helping save deputy

Mitch Hardin and Nathan Burgess, members of the Dacusville Fire Department, pulled Deputy Thomas Camp from the wreckage of his patrol car, above, last Friday morning.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Easley Progress

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.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens, SC

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