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Bi-Lo donates school supplies to Gettys Middle

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PICKENS — BI-LO grocery stores in the greater Greenville area donated more than $5,000 in supplies to support Concrete Primary School in Anderson County and Gettys Middle School in Pickens County.The schools were chosen as recipients because of the significant need of supplies and tremendous impact the donation would make, as education across the nation experiences budget cuts.“Many of our associates have children, so we understand the constant need in schools to provide supplies,” said Randy Ellison, district director for BI-LO’s Greenville West District. “This was a simple way for us to help students in the area and give them the opportunity to learn and grow.”


Pickens County officers assist in Oconee interdiction effort

WALHALLA — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office joined the West Union Police Department last week to help the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office conduct a drug and weapons interdiction focused on I-85 and S.C. 11.According to statistics compiled by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, seven felony arrests were made, one stolen vehicle was recovered, five stolen cell phones were recovered, and three weapons violations were uncovered, including one stolen weapon....

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Sweet Potato Pie Kids to perform at fundraiser Saturday

PICKENS — Sweet Potato Pie Kids, a bluegrass and old-time music band made up of top students from the Young Appalachian Musicians program, will perform during a special Pancake Breakfast at the GateHouse Restaurant in Pickens on April 12.The event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., is a fundraiser for the YAM program. For $7 per person, the breakfast includes GateHouse pancakes, bacon or sausage, eggs, grits and a drink – plus entertainment by some of the Upstate̵...

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Silent auction at Baptist Easley makes big noise

EASLEY— It isn’t often three charities will benefit from one event, but a silent auction held at Baptist Easley Hospital in Easley on April 4 was able to do just that.Relay for Life, the American Heart Association and March of Dimes were all benefactors from the silent bids placed by employees and county residents alike, a rarity when most businesses focus on just one charity at a time.“There was a great turnout and crowd, not only employees of the hosp...

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Fifth annual Wings and Wheels for Meals is Saturday

PICKENS — Pickens County Meals on Wheels and Pickens County Airport are hosting the fifth annual Wings and Wheels for Meals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the Pickens County Airport.All proceeds will go to fund the services provided by Meals on Wheels.Those who attend can get a bird’s eye view of Pickens County from the cockpit of a fixed-wing plane or helicopter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the best car shows in the Upstate will be on disp...

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Parenting Place available for adoption

PICKENS — The Parenting Place is usually in a position to help families but recently a new program has been implemented and the organization is looking to be adopted.That might sound like a strange concept, but it is a program that took effect at the beginning of 2014 with results the organization is thrilled about.“Before we introduced the idea we were averaging $327 per month in donations to help our families in 2013,” Community Engagement Director Am...

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Prelude to Clemson Blues Festival is Saturday at Hagood Mill

PICKENS — The Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center will present “Roots of the Carolina Blues” from noon to 3 p.m. April 12 as an opening tribute to the “Clemson Blues festival.”This event will feature Hunter Holmes from Laurens, a music historian and dynamic performer. Holmes will perform in several blues styles grounded in South Carolina music history.It is documented by the South Carolina Harmony project that when the federal troops...

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Town Creek Park construction gets underway

PICKENS – The Playground of Promise, Tennis Courts and Town Creek Trail will be closed through April 18 while playground equipment and fencing are removed so construction vehicles can access the trail to begin working on Town Creek Park.The lower recreation center parking lot will be closed until fall when construction is complete.Some trees will be removed and a 70-foot-long recycled bridge will be moved into the trail area through the playground. Once the bridge ...

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