Pickens County

Evan Smith
August 12, 2019 - 3:45 pm
After already investing about $25 million into its new jail, Pickens County is now facing a staffing shortage at the facility, which has led to calls for salary increases for corrections officers. Sheriff Rick Clark said he would be making the request at City Council, aiming to drive up the...
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Evan Smith
July 10, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Authorities say the man who exploded two pipe bombs at a South Carolina courthouse also threw other bombs on to the roof of a county building Federal agents arrested Michael Seabrooke Tuesday after a surveillance camera caught his pickup leaving the Pickens County courthouse about the time the...
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Lee Rogers
May 27, 2019 - 10:48 am
Pickens County authorities are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found floating in the Saluda River Sunday afternoon. The body was discovered by a homeowner near the river bank on the 4700 block of Farrs Bridge Road in Easley. Pickens County officials said the body was fully clothed and...
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Lee Rogers
Lee Rogers
May 27, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Highway Patrol says two 6 year-old children were killed in a head collision in Pickens County Sunday night. The crash happened around 10PM on Highway 183 near the intersection of Concord Church Road. Jennifer Lynn Knox was driving a vehicle that attempted to pass another vehicle pulling a boat...
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May 23, 2019 - 7:16 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. – U.S. Waffle Company today announced plans to launch a new frozen food processing facility in Pickens County. The company’s $22.1 million investment is projected to create approximately 114 new jobs. Founded in 2013 by industry-experienced food production experts, U.S. Waffle...
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Polling place in TR at City Hall
March 26, 2019 - 9:00 am
There are a couple of special elections in the Upstate today. The big one is for picking a new State Senator in South Carolina Senate District 6. William Timmons resigned from that seat when he went to Congress earlier this year. Running for that seat are: Democrat Tina Belge , who currently works...
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School election
March 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
It's back to the polls for some voters in Pickens County today, specifically in the recently created School District #7. SDPC website Although this was to be the first election to fill the seat in this newly created district, because some voting machines were programmed incorrectly and the vote...
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Patrick Gentry
June 21, 2017 - 4:07 pm
A 28-year-old Upstate man was sentenced on Wednesday after pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of a pipe bomb in January. Matthew Joseph Kelley was arrested after the Pickens County Sheriff's Office was called to a residence in Easley on Aug. 19. After a search of the property, deputies...
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Seth Stokes
June 20, 2017 - 9:23 am
A Greenville County Deputy has been arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office after an incident involving his es-wife. The incident occured Saturday night in Easley. Herman William McDonald was off-duty at the time when he and his girlfriend were visiting his sister. His ex-wife happened to...
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Patrick Gentry
May 25, 2017 - 4:04 pm
A woman from Alberta Canada was lured to Pickens county, held hostage, and forced to commit sex acts. Deputies found Fred Russell Urey Sr. claimed to be a photographer on the internet who needed to hire a model and would pay the young woman several thousand dollars to come down and pose in non-nude...
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