Community petitions to name football stadium after fallen soldier PICKENS—A community in mourning is looking for a way to honor a fallen soldier who was killed in active duty in Afghanistan recently.
Hundreds turned out to celebrate the life of Barrett Austin at a memorial service last week, but several people in the Pickens community are hoping to do a little more for the former Pickens High graduate.
A petition is being circulated online, in the Pickens community and at Pickens High to get the new Pic...
Final donations arrive for S.H.I.N.E. effort PICKENS COUNTY — The final donation is in and S.H.I.N.E. will soon be operating more efficiently to feed the area’s hungry using a new refrigerated truck.
Getting the truck and finding a way to better transport donated food items has been the objective of a six-month-long fundraiser shared by S.H.I.N.E. (Stopping Hunger in Nearby Easley), Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial Foundation.
The foundation, an off-shoot of Thrivent ...
Lonnie Adamson Editor/General ManagerThe Pickens Sentinel
Concrete Primary hosts Kids Fit Health Week POWDERSVILLE—A new program designed to keep students active kicks off next week at Concrete Primary.
The school is getting set to host a new program entitled “Kids Fit Health Week,” running Monday through Thursday on May 13 through 17.
According to organizers, the program aims to teach kids about healthy and unhealthy foods, limiting television and gaming time and the importance of getting outside and exercising.
“South Carolina has one...
No tax increase in county budget proposal PICKENS COUNTY—A “balanced” budget presented to Pickens County Council does not include a tax increase according to County Administrator Chappell Hurst.
Hurst and county officials say they have taken pride in the fact citizens have not seen a tax hike over the past several years, but this year may have been a little more difficult.
“The budget that I presented to council did not include a tax increase. It was a balanced budget,” Hurst sai...