New principals named for three Pickens County schools PICKENS COUNTY—The 2013-14 school year will bring plenty of change for local Pickens County students.
New principals have been selected for three local middle schools, and district officials say they believe they have made the right call students in Easley and Pickens.
The Pickens County School Board recently approved new principals for Pickens Middle School, R.H. Gettys Middle School and J.C. Brice Middle School, taking effect at the beg...
Shelton, Gillespie sound off on controversial topic PICKENS COUNTY—Amidst the debate on invocations at the beginning of Pickens County School Board meetings are two board members with very different opinions.
The board voted Monday to do away with its old student-led invocation policy and adopt a non-sectarian prayer that will kick off each monthly meeting.
Board Member Jim Shelton said this decision is a direct contradiction of what the people have asked for.
“All our public has asked u...
Board votes in favor of prayer policy despite community pleas PICKENS COUNTY—Despite cries from the public not to abandon student-led invocations at the beginning of Pickens County School Board meetings, a vote made a change in prayer policy final Monday night.
A motion to adopt a “non-sectarian” prayer was approved 3-2 Monday night with one board member (Jimmy Gillespie) abstaining. Jim Shelton and Ben Trotter voted against the decision.
More than 15 resident made their cases against the decision a...
Fifth-ranked Hurricanes off to hot start Billy Cannada
PIEDMONT—The Wren High baseball team is firing on all cylinders early, boasting a 10-2 record after taking down Belton Honea Path and Palmetto in recent wins.
The Hurricanes are currently ranked in the top five of South Carolina AAA schools, and dominating performances from key players have them looking for continued success down the road.
Wren grabbed its ninth win over BHP last week, edging out the third-r...