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Renovation is underway on these rail cars to allow Talking Rock Brewery to open later this year in the small town. Above, brewers Oliver Gill, Tony and Mary Ella Hawf.
Mayor says brewery could be “game changer”
In a unique deal involving one of the old train cars along Talking Rock’s Main Street, the small town has formed a public/private partnership with a forthcoming microbrewery.
If everything goes as planned, Talking Rock Brewery could be serving craft beers out of a renovated train car by late summer.
With the deal, the brewers, who have already invested in substantial brewing equipment and are fine-tuning their recipes, will be responsible for the rail car’s interior, while the city will be responsible for the exterior, relocating it to a more...
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In this week's edition we take a look at the fate of the big annual events in Pickens County in light of COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions. Available in print or online editions.
PRESS RELEASE PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM - Pickens County School District was notified today that an employee of the district received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. The employee participated in a voluntary testing opportunity at a drive-thru testing site last week even though they had no symptoms at the time of the test nor do they have any symptoms currently.
Steps taken for social distancing in elections office
A steady stream of voters came through the Pickens County Office of Elections & Registration Monday, May 18, the first day of early voting in the primary. In addition to national and state elections that appear on both party ballots, including the presidential preference primary, there are numerous local races on the Republican primary ballot.
Early voting will run through June 5, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a Saturday voting day May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All early voting will be held at the elections office.
Election supervisor Julianne Roberts said to comply with social distancing guidelines they are allowing four voters in the 1,050 sq. ft. building at a time – two machines are one side of the main room and two are on the other. They are also giving voters styluses to use on the touch screens, and sanitizing both the styluses and voter cards after each use.