Fire destroys Easley home Easley firefighters work to put out a blaze that damaged most of a home on Robert P. Jeanes Road in Easley Monday afternoon. Easely Fire Chief Butch Womack said the house was a “total loss.” The house is occupied by one person, but the resident was not at home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported.
A small church with an enormous history PICKENS COUNTY—To many, Soapstone Baptist Church may not stick out, but inside the walls of this structure overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains is a deep history that has gone, for the most part, untold.
Born in 1943, Mable Owens Clarke is a decedent of freed slaves that lived in a small community called “Liberia” in northern Pickens County.
Clarke was born near the church, and the significance of the site, she said, is greater now than i...
Jet Toy competition returns to local schools PICKENS COUNTY—Pickens County students are again competing for top honors during the annual JetToy Challenge
Fifth Grade design teams and their balloon-powered toy cars were to compete Tuesday at the 2013 School District of Pickens County JetToy Challenge on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Pickens County Career and Technology.
“Students use principles that professional engineers use,” said Dr. Barbara Nesbitt, Coordinator of Elementary Education....
Two escape from residential fire early Thursday morning PICKENS—Two local residents are safe after a 3 a.m. blaze destroyed a barn-structure in Pickens early Thursday morning.
Pickens firefighters were called to a residence on Walhalla Highway Thursday, but most of the damage had already been done by the time they arrived.
“Ultimately, it was a total loss,” Pickens firefighter Chris Elrod said. “There were two people actually living there, but the smoke woke them up and they were able to get o...