Greater Upstate SC

Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block in Pickens

The Pickens Visitor Center, which opened in November of 2018, now displays a quilt block. These quilt blocks may be found all along the Upstate of South Carolina. To read more about the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, click here. This particular quilt square is the Mariner’s Compass design, which dates back to 1726 when it… Read more »

The Abbeville Opera House

South Carolina is rich with history. Just a few counties over from Lake Keowee is Abbeville and one of the treasures that Abbeville holds in the city is their opera house! The theatre opened its doors October 10th of 1908. Why was this theatre established in this location at the turn of the century? Well,… Read more »

Clemson Overthrows Crimson Tide

  Securing the 2017 National Championship title for the Clemson Tigers looked like a distant dream after trailing 10 points going into the fourth quarter. That’s when Clemson’s quarterback, Deshaun Watson, began to dominate the Alabama defense, which had been considered among the greatest in college football history. Watson completed 12 of 18 passes for… Read more »

New Resort In Town – The Table Rock Dog Resort That Is!

Have you heard of the new Table Rock Dog Resort? If not, you and your doggie family will be excited to learn of the newly opened country resort-style boarding for dogs. Rachel Hogue, director, has prepared a beautiful setting and schedule for your four-legged loved ones. Located at 840 Table Rock Road in Cleveland, South… Read more »

Pickens Elementary earns $22,000 grant for Parent Partnership

The United Way of Pickens County and Cliffs Residents Outreach-Vineyards Non-Profits have awarded Pickens Elementary a $22,000 school improvement grant to conduct a school-wide Parents As Learners (PALS) Program. The program will bring parents and school staff together to learn how families can most effectively engage in education. “I can’t wait to start working with… Read more »

Hagood Mill

Just down the road from The Cliffs, in Pickens, SC, visitors are encouraged to step back in time on the grounds of Hagood Mill. Greeted by a blacksmith shop, two historical cabins, a cotton gin and moonshine still, guests can witness one of the oldest operating gristmills in South Carolina. The pride of Hagood, this… Read more »

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