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...
Nominate for small business awards The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for four business-related awards to be presented at our Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 30.
Chamber members are encouraged to submit nominations in any or all of the award categories. The award and nomination form details are listed below.
Small Business of the Year recognizes the accomplishments of a small business with that special entrepreneurial spirit, unique appro...