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Daily Archives: 03/14/2017

Woman charged in Easley shooting

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — An Easley woman faces attempted murder charges after a shooting last week.

According to a release from Easley Police Chief Tim Tollison,

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Meals on Wheels, Lions Club team up

LIBERTY — This Saturday, members of the Liberty Lions Club, along with the Liberty community, sponsors, friends and families, will walk in the Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Fair event.

The event, which will coincide with Pickens County Meals on Wheels’ $5 pancake breakfast, will begin at 8 a.m. at the

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Big night for business

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce and Pickens Revitalization Association joined forces for their annual banquet Saturday night at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Seneca. Bee Well Honey was named chamber business of the year, while Pickens Fire Chief Chris Elrod was honored with the annual Duke Citizenship Award. Pictured above are Bee Well owners Kerry and Donna Owen receiving a quilt block from chamber president Lisa Bryant, left, and chamber director Kim Smagala, right. Pictured at right is Elrod receiving his award from Duke Energy’s Emily DeRoberts.

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Pair of head-on collisions claim lives in county

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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PICKENS — Head-on collisions killed two in Pickens County in as many days this week.

On Sunday evening, a wreck in northern Pickens County claimed the life of a Seneca man.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said that Robert Marco

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Proposed bill to add board seat upsets trustees

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

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PICKENS — A proposed bill that would add a seventh seat to the Pickens County School Board has passed the South Carolina House of Representatives and awaits action in the Senate.

But school board members aren’t happy about the proposal.

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Ribbon-cutting for Doodle extension set

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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EASLEY — Easley officials will welcome the Doodle Trail into downtown with a ribbon-cutting ceremony early next month.

Councilman Chris Mann said during Monday night’s meeting

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Rotary event bringing beer garden to amphitheater

PICKENS — The Pickens City Council voted last week to allow the use of the Pickens Amphitheater site as a staging area for the Pickens Rotary Club’s annual “Ride to The Rock” bicycling event, set for Sept. 16.

“Ride to The Rock” has become one of the biggest fundraisers for the club. The event gives area cyclists a chance to see the

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Easley PD offering citizens academy

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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EASLEY — The Easley Police Department is offering a course for those interested in learning more about its work.

According to a release from Easley Police Chief Tim Tollison,

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Brookdale holds doll drive for residents

Brookdale Easley director Blake Hansen passes out dolls to Brookdale residents.

EASLEY — Amy Reeves of Brookdale Easley recently had an idea to do an event to benefit the facility’s residents.

Reeves contacted Josh Abblett, who is the account executive for S.C. Hospice and Palliative Care, and asked him if his

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Hagood Mill to receive grant to build Appalachian Culture Center

PICKENS — Rep. Davey Hiott of Pickens will present a state grant to the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The grant is an important step toward establishing Pickens County as a major player in heritage tourism in the state of

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