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Pickens County News


Southern Wesleyan University accepted as a full member of NCAA Division II

Published: July 22, 2016

CENTRAL, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan University has been accepted as a full member of NCAA Division II, as determined by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee and Management Council...read complete article in the detail section.


County museum in need of repairs

Published: July 21, 2016

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter for Pickens County Courier

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is in need of some costly repairs.

Interim county administrator Tom Hendricks briefed council about the situation during Monday’s Pickens County Council meeting


Pickens County Council hires new administrator

Published: July 20, 2016

Pickens County Council hires new administrator

Ron Barnett, [email protected] 10:50 a.m. EDT July 20, 2016

Pickens County Council has promoted Public Works Director Gerald Wilson to the position of County Administrator, according to a statement from the council.

Wilson, who has been working for the county since 1992, steps into the job after nearly a year and a half of the county being run by two different interim administrators.

His selection was unanimous following a closed session after the council’s regular meeting Monday night. ..read entire article in detail section.


Possible routes for Green Crescent Trail in Clemson area unveiled

Published: June 14, 2016

Possible routes for Green Crescent Trail in Clemson area unveiled

By Ron Barnett

Proposed routes for the Green Crescent Trail network in the Clemson area were unveiled this week, and planners are taking input from two public meetings and a survey to decide which trail segment to move ahead with first...Read more on trail article shown in Detail section


Vince Jackson receives Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Citizenship and Service Award

Published: May 26, 2016

I was surprised and delighted last night to receive the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Citizenship and Service Award at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet. . . See article detail and photo.


German railway component maker building Pickens Co. plant

Published: May 19, 2016

A company that manufactures electric railway couplings will open its North American headquarters in Pickens County as part of a $3.6 million investment that will create dozens of new jobs, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announced Wednesday.... read more in details...