PENDLETON --- All of the candidates in the Anderson and Pickens counties sheriffs' races will participate in debates at two of Tri-County Technical College's community campuses next week.

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark and challenger Tim Morgan will participate in the Pickens County debate set for May 31 at 6 p.m. at the College's Easley campus (located at 1774 Powdersville Road, Easley).

Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper and challengers Jeremy Pickens and Chad McBride will participate in a debate Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Campus (located at 511 Michelin Blvd, Anderson). 

Both events are open to the public.

Candidates will be asked questions by subject matter experts followed by questions from audience members.  Questions can be e-mailed in advance to

The College's Criminal Justice department is sponsoring both debates.  For more information, contact Dr. Chris McFarlin, program coordinator for the Criminal Justice program, at 646-1327 or