Successful rescue of hiker

  After a long night of searching and planning, a distressed hiker was safely rescued from a rock ledge at Table Rock in Pickens County.  The South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (SC HART), partnered with the SC Air National Guard, hoisted the hiker off the Pumpkintown Rock section of the mountain. The SCHART team focuses heavily on training and […]

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Nathan Arthur Chapman

Walhalla, SC — Nathan Arthur Chapman, 72, of Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017, at North Walhalla Church of God. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, GHS Cottingham Hospice House, Attn: Foundation Office, […]

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Scholarship available to Pickens County resident

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) announces its annual Board of Directors Scholarship Program. The program awards $2,500 scholarships on an annual basis to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot by the association. Since Pickens County was selected in the 2017 draw, one scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Pickens County. […]

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Appeal made to donate blood

The Blood Connection is asking for donations to ensure blood is available to meet patient needs as it closely monitors the blood supply during the build up to possible snow this weekend. “We are bolstering our efforts to get ahead of any inclement weather conditions that could have an affect on the blood supply,” said Blood Connection President and CEO […]

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Hiker rescue at Table Rock

A hiker in distress has been located this morning on a ledge just to the side Table Rock in Pickens County—known as Pumpkintown Rock.  According to Pickens County Emergency Management, the hiker is alert and talking to rescuers—although he is cold and has suffered minor injuries.  Rescuers are planning a rescue with the help of the state’s Helicopter Aquatic Rescue […]

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Orange snowflakes in Clemson?

Nine years ago Nelson Vazquez (left), a therapist at Clemson Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, made this prediction: “It will snow orange before Clemson wins another National Football Championship.” With snow in the forecast tomorrow night comes announcement of a promotion to paint the city with orange snow flakes. You can pick up orange snow flakes at the Clemson Chamber of […]

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Sewer and football won’t mix on championship night

On the night when Clemson plays for the national championship, the business of sewer won’t keep a group of city and county leaders away from the spectacle that will play out in Florida.  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority has announced that Monday night’s annual members meeting has been called off and re-scheduled two weeks later.  The re-scheduled meeting will now […]

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Fatal accident in Pickens

A 74-year old Easley woman died in a traffic accident late Tuesday afternoon in Pickens.  Coroner Kandy Kelley said the accident that took the life of Sylvia Pettyjohn occurred at 5 pm on Pendleton Street.  Pettyjohn was an un-restrained driver who died from blunt force trauma.  The accident is being investigated by the Pickens police and the highway patrol.

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Preparing for the forecast snow

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is monitoring weather forecasts for possible inclement weather moving into the state tomorrow and continuing through Saturday. SCDOT crews in all 46 counties are preparing snow and ice removal equipment. Crews in the upstate counties will begin pretreating interstates and major routes this morning with a salt mixture. Crews in the Midlands and […]

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Betty Addis Crumpton

Walhalla, SC— Betty Addis Crumpton, 81, wife of Thomas S. Crumpton, Jr., of 105 Timberline Ridge, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2017, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with burial to follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:30 PM, […]

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