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Anders stays hot at Greenville-Pickens Speedway

Published: June 16, 2014

Anders stays hot at Greenville-Pickens

Greenville News Staff Report 10:33 p.m. EDT June 15, 2014

Anthony Anders won two more races at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Saturday night, giving him 17 total victories at GPS this season

Anthony Anders said he had to tune up his race car Saturday afternoon at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, but he didn’t seem to have any problem leading from the green flag to the checkered flag in the opening Late Model Main race Saturday night.

Anders, who is running for the national, state and track championships, was the fastest qualifier. Randy Porter, who was the second fastest qualifier, finished second...

Complete Events Schedule for Greenville-Pickens Speedway at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar


A TRIBUTE TO ED BOLT, SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Published: June 16, 2014

A TRIBUTE TO ED BOLT, SATURDAY, JUNE 21

AT THE HAGOOD MILL HISTORIC SITE & FOLKLIFE CENTER

Everyone please come join friends and family at the Hagood Mill Historic Site on June 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as we pay tribute to the life of Ed Bolt. Ed was the Hagood Mill Site Manager for the past sixteen years. Much of what visitors see today at the site can be attributed directly to his vision and efforts.

As part of “Music in the Mountains 2014” on this Third Saturday a memorial concert will be held. Featured performers and guests will include many of Ed’s closest friends. You’re encouraged to bring a lawn chair, your favorite musical instrument, and your best singing voice as we celebrate Ed’s well-lived life.

Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional art demonstrations on each Third Saturday throughout the year including moonshining, blacksmithing, bowl-digging, flintknapping, chair-caning, pottery, basket-making, spinning, weaving, woodcarving, bee keeping, metal-smithing and much more.

The water-powered 1845 gristmill is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upcountry and will be running just as it has for more than a century and a half. Fresh stone-ground cornmeal, grits, and wheat flour will be available to purchase. The mill site store will be open for business and the GateHouse Restaurant will be there if you’re hungry for good food.

The Hagood Mill is located at 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC 29671. It is three miles north of the town of Pickens, just off Hwy 178.

For additional information, please contact the Hagood Mill Site at 864.898.2936. For a complete list of the many events in Pickens County, visit the website at www.visitpickenscounty.com .