“Prevent Heat Related Injury”

As the temperatures continue to rise, it is important to take precautions to prevent heat related injury or illness: * Wear light, loose clothing if you must be outside. * Take frequent shade breaks. * Drink plenty of fluids. * Never leave children in a vehicle. * Never leave pets in a vehicle. * Make sure outdoor pets and livestock have unlimited access to fresh, clean water. * Please check on relatives, the elderly or families/individuals you know of who may not have air conditioning. * If you or someone you know starts to have signs of a heat related illness, dial 911 immediately. * Symptoms of possible heat related illnesses are: fever (temperature above 104 degrees); irrational behavior; extreme confusion; dry and hot, red skin; rapid, shallow breathing; rapid, weak pulse; seizures, unconsciousness.

We hope you all have a safe, happy and healthy summer!

 Pickens County Sheriff's Office (SC)'s photo.

Assisting Pickens County Stockade

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting officials with the Pickens County Stockade (Prison) in attempting to locate the two prisoners who escaped from the stockade, earlier this evening. The Pickens County Stockade does not house violent offenders and there is presently no threat to the community. Additional information will be released from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office later tonight

Man charged with DUI after crashing into Pickens Co. Deputy

  • Troopers: Man charged with DUI after crashing into Pickens Co. deputy
 Updated: Jun 08, 2015 6:35 AM EDT

Pickens Co. deputy cruiser damaged in crash (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)Pickens Co. deputy cruiser damaged in crash (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)

Scene of crash involving deputy (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)Scene of crash involving deputy (FOX Carolina/ June 8, 2015)

Bryan Edwards (Courtesy: Pickens Co. Detention Center)Bryan Edwards (Courtesy: Pickens Co. Detention Center)

EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) – Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol said a North Carolina man was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a Pickens County Sheriff’s Office cruiser early Monday morning.The crash was reported on Old Easley Highway at North Fish Trap Road in Easley around 2:42 a.m. troopers said. Troopers said 27-year-old Bryan Edwards of Fairview, NC was driving east on Old Easley Highway in a Toyota Tundra when he veered across the center line and crashed into the deputy’s vehicle that was stopped in the median. The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Troopers said Edwards was not hurt. Edwards is being held at the Pickens County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.. No other information was immediately available. Copyright 2015 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.