Daily Archives: 04/04/2012

Wallace, Jr., coasts to victory at GPS

EASLEY — When rain washed out qualifying for the K&N Pro Series East 150 race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Saturday night, it put Darrell Wallace, Jr., on the pole because the field was lined up according to 2011 points. 

Liberty principal claims alleged comments true

COUNTY — As parents continue to call for an investigation into alleged comments made by school board trustee Ben Trotter at a Feb. 28 faculty meeting, the principal of Liberty Middle School has said that he heard the alleged comments.

Easter 2012 Edgar Art

Each year around Easter, the students of Dale Stone’s Art Studio in Easley are asked to complete a piece of artwork depicting Edgar the bunny in situations relating to the modern world. This year’s pieces featured Edgar in situations ranging from starring roles in the hit movie The Help and video game Temple Runner to hanging out with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. For more, check the Courier’s Facebook page.

Sen. Martin moves into judiciary chair

COLUMBIA — S.C. Sen. Larry A. Martin recently took over the chair of the senate judiciary committee with the ascension of Sen. Glenn McConnell to Lt. Governor.
McConnell took over the Lt. Governor’s job after the resignation of Ken Ard, who was indicted for violating the State Ethics Act.
Martin said he and McConnell talked about the situation after Ard’s resignation.

‘Becoming Precious’ seeks to help Pickens County girls’ self-esteem

EASLEY — Proverbs 3:15, in the New American Standard translation of The Bible, says “She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.”
This is the message Alicia Ivey, with the support of The Potters House director Dave Shorter, is trying to bring to tween and teen girls throughout Pickens County.

Grace answers call to help

PICKENS — On March 15, torrential rains fell during a three-hour period over Mud Fork Creek in Verdunville, W. Va., just outside of Logan.
Since the valley is narrow and the water has nowhere else to go, the creek rose quickly and flooded 150-200 homes. Many were a total loss, and more were damaged severely. More than 1,000 tons of debris were hauled off to a landfill by the National Guard. The roads are clear, but the clean-up has just begun for homeowners.

Issues begin to crop up in SDPC

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of a multi-part series of interviews conducted between Courier staff reporter Nicole Daughhetee and SDPC board trustee Jim Shelton, a former board chair.

Based on the public meeting in Dacusville, it was clear that the overwhelming majority of parents were not in favor of adjusting attendance lines in order to reassign future Gettys Middle School students to Dacusville.

Honor Flight soars again from Upstate

GREENVILLE — Over the weekend, a group of 80 WWII veterans met together at Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville for the first time to prepare for their journey to Washington, D.C., on the next Honor Flight from Upstate South Carolina.

County suing Clemson

COUNTY — After the city of Clemson refused Pickens County Council’s offer to resolve an ongoing dispute regarding tax increment financing (TIF) funds, county council has decided to pursue litigation against Clemson.

Central man arrested on kidnapping charge

CENTRAL — A Central man faces charges of domestic violence and kidnapping following an incident in which police say he held his wife and confined her against her will at a home on Eaton Lane in Central.
According to reports, Central police say the victim and her sister went to the Central police department on March 16 to report a case of domestic violence and kidnapping.

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