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The Edgefield Advertiser
OEDGS to Host Southern Studies Showcase This Coming Weekend
The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the "Southern Studies Showcase" in Edgefield on September 19 and 20, 2014. Over a hundred people are registered to attend this exciting event.
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 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.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Tue Sep 02, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.