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Daily Archives: 04/04/2017

DOODLE TRAIL –A promise kept

Easley trail extension

now open for business

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — The Doodle Trail now runs into downtown Easley.

City officials made it official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Law Enforcement Center on Saturday morning.

“This is a big day for the city of Easley,” Mayor Larry Bagwell said.

He urged ceremony attendees to head over to Old Market Square afterward

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No tax hike in initial county budget

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Pickens County’s proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget is balanced.

County council members gave first-reading approval to the budget during

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Man gets 12 years in deadly Clemson stabbing

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

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PICKENS — After more than 10 hours of deliberation over two days, a Clemson man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in a 2014 stabbing death.

Prosecutors argued that Michael Taquarius Rencher stabbed and killed 20-

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No tax hike in initial county budget

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Pickens County’s proposed fiscal year 2017-2018 budget is balanced.

County council members gave first-reading approval to the budget during their meeting Monday. First reading is in name only.

County administrator Gerald Wilson said the budget levies no tax increases.

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Author uses ‘Lessons of Redemption’ to help kids

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — Four thousand, two hundred and ninety.

After rediscovering a love of books in prison, Kevin Shird became an author himself. The attendees of an event in Liberty on Friday night received a free copy of his book “Lessons of Redemption.”
Photos by
Jason Evans/Courier

That’s how many days Kevin Shird spent behind bars before he turned his life around.

The Steppin’ It Up Coalition of Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County brought Shird in to speak to local children Friday night about bad

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Merck Mountain Spring Jam set for next weekend in Central

Proceeds will benefit

Helping Hands of Clemson

CENTRAL — For the fourth year in a row, brother and sister team, Mark and Sheila Merck have brought together their love of music and community with the Merck Mountain Spring Jam 2017, presented by KOOLFLIX.

The huge event will be held on April 14-15 at 310 Browning Road in Central.

Twelve bands from across the Upstate will donate their time and talent to the concert

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Pooch party

The city of Pickens held an outdoor dog event on Saturday to celebrate the arrival of the Pickens Police Department’s new K-9 officer, Zenia, pictured above. The event, held at the Pickens trailhead of the Doodle Trail, was open to local residents and their dogs and featured a puppy parade.

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Pickens County set to rejoin marketing alliance

By Justin Lee Campbell
Courtesy The Journal

justin@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Pickens County plans to give the economic development group Upstate SC Alliance another try.

Pickens County Council passed a resolution authorizing county membership in the alliance recently. The cost to rejoin the 10-county marketing group is $58,000,

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‘Old’ Six Mile Elementary School reunion planned

SIX MILE — If you or anyone you know attended the “old” Six Mile Elementary School that was in operation from 1955 until the 1980s, a reunion celebration of students and faculty is being planned.

The old school building is now abandoned and holds only memories, but a group now wants to reunite all the students and faculty who ever attended the school.

On Saturday, May 6, from noon until 4 p.m., the community center beside Town Hall in downtown Six Mile will be open for the gathering.

Those interested are asked to come and bring stories and any memorabilia they may have. No meal is planned, but snacks will be available.

For questions, call (864) 506-2590.

 

Pickens declares April Fair Housing Month

PICKENS — Did you know that everyone has a right to fair housing?

You might be asking yourself: what is fair housing. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, “the Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying or securing financing for any housing.”

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