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After the Pickens Co. School Board voted to ban "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds back in October, the Pickens Co. Public Library System held a meet and greet for Reynolds to promote his new book "Miles Morales: Suspended." Infinite Scroll Enabled GET LOCAL BREAKING NEWS ALERTSThe latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.Your Email Address...
After the Pickens Co. School Board voted to ban "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds back in October, the Pickens Co. Public Library System held a meet and greet for Reynolds to promote his new book "Miles Morales: Suspended."
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EASLEY, S.C. —
The battle against banned books continues in Pickens County Friday.
After the Pickens Co. School Board voted to ban "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You" by Jason Reynolds back in October, the Pickens Co. Public Library System held a meet and greet for Reynolds to promote his new book "Miles Morales: Suspended."
There were lines outside the door waiting to meet Reynolds. Easley was a stop on a three-city book tour for the author. The visit comes eight months after Reynolds' book "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You" was banned by the Pickens Co. School District.
"I didn’t see the representation here in the community, within the boardroom. That frustrated me because, like, it happened overnight and the public didn’t get a chance to respond or react the way they should," Sesundus Seaton said.
Reynolds talked about his journey as a writer, the importance of telling all types of stories, and where he stands on having his books banned.
"To ban a book like Stamped is, to me, what it feels like to make the claim that I would ever make something to intentionally harm a child. And I would never. That’s not my intention and that’s not what that book does, but it’s being painted in a way that says that’s what it’s doing and that feels violent," Reynolds said.
He also commended the Pickens Co. Public Library System for fighting to keep books on the shelf.
"If anything, what may happen is you may read something and become more fortified. To read stories like this, to read information like this, makes us giants. It doesn’t make us small. I think the librarians in this building and all over this area understand that. We are in the business of building giants," Reynolds said.
Susan Childers, chairwoman of the Pickens Co. Public Library system, believes authors like Reynolds will inspire the next generation.
"How many young people need to hear what he has to say about literacy and getting them on board with literacy? I think he was a perfect example for that, for them," Childers said.
Book lovers, young and old, appreciated the public library for stepping up.
"I think it’s brave for the public library to bring in an author who is diversely represented and so easily speaks about issues that are pressing all of us right now, so I’m excited," Allison Brown said.
"Just to hear all his responses about the issue of banning books and how important it is we do not censor our books. That we allow books that are mirrors and windows for students in our public schools and how much we need every book on self and stop this censoring nonsense," school librarian Tracy Brady said.
"Where are the people banning these books tonight? Did they come to this event to find out from the author himself? Where are these kinds of things happening except through people like the library system? It’s the power of books. It brings all these people together and proves that literature is not scary. It’s what people do in their minds that is the scary part," Meg Black said.
The ACLU of South Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the Pickens Co. School District in hopes of bringing Stamped back to the shelves.
A spokesperson for the Pickens Co. School District did confirm the district has received the lawsuit but would not comment at this time.
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – As storms rolled through the Upstate Sunday night into Monday morning, several homes were damaged due to that severe weather, including a home on Edens Ridge Drive in Six Mile.Pickens County Emergency Management said it was around 1:30 a.m. when the home was believed to have been struck by lightning.Billy Gibson, Pickens County EMS director, said they battled the flames for about 4 hours as when lightning struck, fire spread quickly throughout the home.“It actually was called in ...
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – As storms rolled through the Upstate Sunday night into Monday morning, several homes were damaged due to that severe weather, including a home on Edens Ridge Drive in Six Mile.
Pickens County Emergency Management said it was around 1:30 a.m. when the home was believed to have been struck by lightning.
Billy Gibson, Pickens County EMS director, said they battled the flames for about 4 hours as when lightning struck, fire spread quickly throughout the home.
“It actually was called in by a neighbor who saw the fire from the next street over and then called the fire department,” Gibson said. “They were there in about three minutes. When the lightning strike hit it looked like it was near the roof line, so the top of the house was heavily involved.”
Chip Lawson, vice president of the Edens Ridge Homeowner’s Association, said many neighbors have shown an outpour of love and support for the family.
“This is a great neighborhood,” Lawson said. “Everyone is there for each other and that is exactly what is going on right now. We are trying to work up something to see if they need anything as far as gift cards to help them go to restaurants and things like that. Many people in the neighborhood have offered them places to stay, take a bath, get clothes and stuff like that.”
Gibson said there were three confirmed lightning strikes throughout the county and five homes were damaged.
He said the damage at the home on Edens Ridge Drive was most significant.
“It has been a long time since I have seen a weather system like that come through Pickens County with that intensity of lightning,” Gibson said. “We are prone to get severe weather from time to time with high winds, heavy rain but that amount of lightning is something we rarely see.”
While preparing for a lightning strike is almost impossible, there are a few ways you may be able to prepare your home for the unexpected.
“About the only thing you can do is make sure your house is grounded properly,” Lawson said. “A lot of people don’t ground their houses or the old houses; they never grounded them. The new ones you put your ground rods in, make sure your phone, power panel box, and everything is attached to that and properly tied down.”
Gibson said despite several houses being damaged in the area, luckily no one was injured.
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About PickensPICKENS, S.C. (WSPA) – Pickens is filled with history and sits on land that once belonged to the Cherokee Nation many years ago.“The Cherokee sided with the British during the Revolutionary War,” the director of Pickens County Museum of Art and History Tabitha Johnson said. “Once they lost the war they had to surrender most of their land to the United States of America.”The Pickens area was part of the Washington District in 1791 and over time the land was divided up until 186...
PICKENS, S.C. (WSPA) – Pickens is filled with history and sits on land that once belonged to the Cherokee Nation many years ago.
“The Cherokee sided with the British during the Revolutionary War,” the director of Pickens County Museum of Art and History Tabitha Johnson said. “Once they lost the war they had to surrender most of their land to the United States of America.”
The Pickens area was part of the Washington District in 1791 and over time the land was divided up until 1868 when Pickens branched off on its own.
Johnson said, “Most of what was old Pickens was actually picked up and physically moved brick and board.”
Everything from the courthouse to the jail was moved, Johnson explained and named after a Revolutionary War hero.
“The district, the county, the city is all named after and in honor of Revolutionary war hero Brigadier General Andrew Pickens.”
When the land was seized after the Revolutionary War, it was given to General Pickens from the government as payment and it didn’t take long for the town to become a bustling mill town after the railroad was built.
“About 1898 the railway comes through Pickens and that was instrumental for the development of the city and the county overall,” Johnson added. “Later textile mills become a massive part of the development.”
The locals may know the unique lore behind their trains and railroad which is still talked about today.
“When it was first established there was no way for the train to turn around so when it would go from Pickens to Easley it would have to backtrack and come back along the tracks to Pickens,” Johnson said.
It eventually got its own nickname.
“Almost immediately the locals started calling it the doodle because it was kind of like the doodlebug.”
The doodle train’s history is preserved at doodle par and most of the town’s history is preserved at the Museum of Art and History, which is a piece of the past itself.
Johnson said, “The building we’re standing in is an artifact itself because this was the county jail.”
According to Johnson, it wasn’t the original that was moved from the original county seat “but it was built in 1902 and opened in 1903 as the county jail and is one of the few early jails still remaining in the Piedmont.”
Early sheriffs and their families would live in the jail and take care of the prisoners Johnson said.
“So, it was really a wide range of folks who are kind of stumbling around as a public menace and folks who had really committed serious crimes all were housed here in the building.”
Glimpses of the past can be found across Pickens at shops, museums and parks.
It’s a town with more history than you may think.
(WSPA) – Pickens County leaders estimate 50,000 people lined the streets of Pickens for former president Donald Trump’s rally less than one month ago.The county said they paid about $30,000 to first responders working the July 1 event. The city of Pickens also spent an additional $10,000 in setup costs.However, while many said they wonder why Trump’s campaign didn’t pay those costs, the county said it would have been foolish to send the campaign a bill.Under law, a campaign expense is an expense t...
(WSPA) – Pickens County leaders estimate 50,000 people lined the streets of Pickens for former president Donald Trump’s rally less than one month ago.
The county said they paid about $30,000 to first responders working the July 1 event. The city of Pickens also spent an additional $10,000 in setup costs.
However, while many said they wonder why Trump’s campaign didn’t pay those costs, the county said it would have been foolish to send the campaign a bill.
Under law, a campaign expense is an expense that influences the outcome of an election.
“The numbers getting tossed around, that they left the city of Pickens owing money is absolutely not true,” said Barry Crawford, who helped assist Trump’s visit. “We had a very successful event that day outside of the heat. No one went to jail, it was a peaceful event and we were glad to have Mr. Trump in Pickens.”
Vice Chairman of Pickens County Council Roy Costner said whether you support Trump or not, having a former president visit the area is a historic event.
He said the safety of those attending that event was their top priority.
“We are always going to do what we can to keep the public safe, make sure there are no problems. And if we as a county council can find a way to fund that portion of it without it costing the taxpayers any extra dollars, I think that is a win all the way around,” Costner said.
County Council members said the county will pay the expenses of the event at no cost to taxpayers using their accommodations tax (ATAX) money. The ATAX is the extra sales tax motels and hotels pay for short term overnight guests. The county government collects about $250,000 in ATAX money a year.
This year they said they had $75,000 left over.
“That is what the accommodations tax is for,” Costner said. “When you have a big event, it really should be that money used for bringing all these people into the area. There were a lot of people from all over. Those weren’t all people from Pickens.”
The county added the crowd that traveled to Pickens was about 16 times bigger than the city’s population.
“This is huge,” Crawford said. “We have never had anything this big in Pickens. It was a huge successful event and I don’t know that we will have anything that matches it anytime soon.”
County leaders said the event was beneficial to both the city and county and they believe it was a success from start to finish.
If you’ve never spent a day exploring Pickens, SC, you should add it to your bucket list. Pickens County is home to some of the most naturally beautiful locations in South Carolina, including Table Rock and Lake Jocassee. You can also find excellent shopping at the Market at the Mill and local antique shops. There is just so much to do in Pickens, SC! We went on a search for fun in this beautiful area of the Upstate and came back with a long list of things to do on a day trip to Pickens, SC any time of year.This article ...
If you’ve never spent a day exploring Pickens, SC, you should add it to your bucket list. Pickens County is home to some of the most naturally beautiful locations in South Carolina, including Table Rock and Lake Jocassee. You can also find excellent shopping at the Market at the Mill and local antique shops. There is just so much to do in Pickens, SC! We went on a search for fun in this beautiful area of the Upstate and came back with a long list of things to do on a day trip to Pickens, SC any time of year.
Are you looking for a not-too-far-away place to escape to this week with your kids? Possibly a place or two where they can run free and explore without a care in the world (well almost). One of the things that are incredible about the Upstate, is that there’s always something new to discover. Just when we think we’ve covered everything there is to do locally, we discover more.
There are so many unique things to do in Pickens, SC, so I decided to split this up into a seasonal guide. Most of the outdoor activities that don’t include getting in the water can be done at any time of year, weather permitting.
One of the best times of day to enjoy the state parks in Summer is in the morning (fewer crowds for the win!). So head out early and grab breakfast at You Drive Me Glazy. You can get a dozen mini cake donuts with custom toppings to take on your adventure. Then choose one or more of the following places to cool off in the summer sun. Pickens County has so much natural beauty, you can fill an entire day with outdoor fun!
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Once the weather cools off a bit, and doing things outside is a little more hospitable, Pickens has plenty of trails and other things to explore
The playground at the Pickens end of the Doodle Trail is so much fun!!! We Even took my daughter before she could walk since there’s a structure for babies. Plenty of fun for babies, toddlers, and big kids.
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Pickens, SC is loaded with antique shops and refurbished mill spaces that have transformed into the ultimate shopping experience. If you are heading to Pickens, SC, then add these local places to shop to your day trip list!
Looking for something fun indoors during your day trip? Check out our Indoor Things to Do guide for Pickens County!
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