Pickens County News

City of Pickens gives first look at Town Creek Bike Park

Published: December 8, 2014

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 Pickens County Courier

City of Pickens officials, Ride Garden officials and community members cut the ribbon at the city’s new Town Creek Bike Park during a recent event.

On Nov. 15, the city, in partnership with Ride Garden, hosted a volunteer day at the park to prepare for the opening. The city hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration the following day. The Town Creek Bike Park is located at 545 Sangamo Road.

A grand opening celebration for the park will be held in early Spring 2015.

Town Creek Bike Park hosts a number of features, including:

Ten Fact or Fiction Questions about Thanksgiving

Published: November 25, 2014

1. Fact or Fiction: Thanksgiving is held on the final Thursday of November each year.

Fiction. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. However, in 1939, after a request from the National Retail Dry Goods Association, President Franklin Roosevelt decreed that the holiday should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month(and never the occasional fifth, as occurred in 1939) in order to extend the holiday shopping season by a week. The decision sparked great controversy, and was still unresolved two years later, when the House of Representatives passed a resolution making the last Thursday in November a legal national holiday. The Senate amended the resolution, setting the date as the fourth Thursday, and the House eventually agreed

See Details for additional Fact or Fiction Questions. from www.history.com website ...

Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro opens Saturday, Nov. 1

Published: November 5, 2014

PICKENS — Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 321 E. Main St. in downtown Pickens.

The bistro will be focusing on salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts prepared by chef Buddy House. House and business partner Ken Traylor have been in business together for 10 years and had a desire for a sit-down, casual food experience that offered specialty menu items.

Learning these wilderness skills can save your life

Published: September 25, 2014

Learning these wilderness skills can save your life

Charlie Sowell Greenville News

These are the skills that will save your life in the wilderness and none of them involve anything more complicated than a good fixed blade knife and the knowledge of how to use it.

Alex Garcia of EarthSkills founded the company in 2013 to reintroduce people to the skills needed to prosper on the frontier and in case of an emergency.

Last year was the first classes Garcia taught at Hagood mill. This year he’s coming back with a more advanced series of courses once a month starting Sept. 27. The classes start at 9 a.m. and last until 4:30 on the 4th Saturday of the month. Class size is limited to 10...

2014 South Carolina State Fiddling Championship - Winners Announced

Published: September 23, 2014

We are pleased to announce the winner for the 2014 South Carolina State Fiddling Championship.

First place is Robert Burns from Taylors SC. Burns received $400.00 and a first place trophy for placing in the top of this category. Congratulations Robert!

Please read the entire article to see all the other Winners of the Day.

Two access areas on Lake Keowee closed temporarily - Mile Creek Park can be used during this time

Published: September 19, 2014

Duke Energy will temporarily close one boat ramp at Stamp Creek Access Area and all three ramps at Warpath Access Area on Lake Keowee beginning

the week of September 22.

During this period, guests may launch boats at the Mile Creek County Park (http://www.visitmilecreekpark.com/ for map and information about the park) located approximately eight miles away at 757 Keowee Baptist Church Road in Six Mile.