County Fire Marshal / Photo
A mother and two adult sons “just did get out” of this burning home Monday on Dry Pond Road.
Homeowner Ruthell Cornett and her two adult sons of Dry Pond Road in west Pickens narrowly escaped a fire that completely destroyed their home Monday night.
Fire Marshal Curtis Clark said Ms. Cornett suffered some minor injuries exiting the burning home through a bedroom window. He thought she may have cut her hands and arms breaking the glass to get out.
Party qualification ended last week, Friday, March 11 for several local offices up for election this year.
Of the 10 county offices, four are contested, including a crowded race for one school board seat. The Democratic Party has also submitted one non-binding question that will appear on the May ballot.
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A 19-month-old toddler was airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital Tuesday mid-day after the child fell from the second story window of a home in the Riverstone subdivision in south Pickens.
Sheriff’s spokesman Kris Stancil said the child was apparently pushing on a screen in an upstairs window when it came loose and both the screen and child went out.
Medics and sheriff deputies responded. No names were released as no charges are expected.
Stancil said the child was conscious and alert and crying when he was airlifted, “which is a good sign in this case.”
An earlier photo of George McLaughlin and his late wife Rae.
An exhibit honoring the artist vision of George McLaughlin is going on at Pruitt Healthcare and the public is invited to a special reception in his honor on Thursday, March 17th.
The public is invited to see the legacy that McLaughlin has created through his talents in art and design at Pruitt Healthcare, 1350 E. Church Street.
Katie Gibson has Gus back home after he went missing for almost a year.
By Suzy Price
In March of 2015, a dog was dropped off at Pickens Animal Rescue (PAR). The dog was extremely malnourished, had a broken hip from being hit by a car, and was completely unrecognizable from when he had gone missing a month earlier.