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Daily Archives: 04/11/2017

Man arrested after chase, deadly crash

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — A Greenville man is being held without bond after police say he led them on an hour-long chase that ended with a deadly crash last week.

The incident occurred the evening of Thursday, April 6.

Liberty Police Chief Adam Gilstrap said in a release that Liberty police officers attempted to

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‘Because of the people’

Longtime commerce park tenant unveils headquarters expansion

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — After more than a decade at the Pickens County Commerce Park, KeyMark continues to grow.

On Thursday afternoon, officials with the software solutions company announced plans to create a new office headquarters in the commerce park.

“We are here specifically because of the people,” KeyMark CEO Jim Wanner said. “There’s no doubt about it.”

Wanner said the company was “looking for a good place to land” and “the best spot to have our people grow” when officials learned of the Pickens County Commerce Park.

“Since we landed here, I’m very proud to say we’ve actually grown by 500 percent, since we actually came to this community,” he said. “Where we live has the best people in the

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PCSO: Marijuana operation found after shooting

PICKENS — Pickens County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating a shooting in Dacusville Tuesday found an indoor marijuana operation with plants as tall as 4 feet, according to authorities.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said deputies were dispatched around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday morning

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Daniel JROTC named best in South Carolina

CENTRAL — Even in light of the storied past of D.W. Daniel High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC “Flying Lions” Cadet Corps, the 2016-2017 school year has truly been a banner year.

Most recently, the year of accolades has culminated in the unit’s ultimate

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Merck Mountain Spring Jam this weekend

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 this Friday and Saturday at 310 Browning Road in Central.

Twelve bands from across the Upstate will donate their time and talent to the concert weekend. Proceeds will benefit Helping Hands of Clemson, an

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PCMOW Wings and Wheels event planned for April 22

LIBERTY — Pickens County Meals on Wheels will host the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the eighth annual Wings and Wheels event at the Pickens County Airport, located at 240 Airport Road in Liberty.

The event is set for Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be airplane rides, a custom car show, a radio-controlled airplane, prize drawings and giveaways and great food.

It will be a day of fun for the whole family. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per car.

For more information, visit www.pcmow.org/events or call (864) 606-3745.

 

Azalea Festival yard sale set for Hagood-Mauldin House

PICKENS — The Pickens County Historical Society extends an invitation to visit The Hagood Mauldin House for tours and an annual yard sale this Saturday, April 15.

The historic home was built in the 1850s in the town of Pickens Court House

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Soapstone set to host

PICKENS — Soapstone Church invites everyone to a special fundraiser at the church, located at 296 Liberia Road in Pickens, this Saturday, April 15.

The event will feature fine cooking and will be held from noon-8 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy true Southern cooking, including a fish fry, barbecue and fried chicken with all the fixings right from Mrs. Mabel’s kitchen.

For more information, call (864) 414-8470.

 

94th Davis Reunion set for April 30

EASLEY — The annual Clarence and Margie Hughes Davis reunion will be held April 30 at Tabor United Methodist Church Fellowship Building at 1943 Ireland Road in Easley. Lunch will be at 1:15 p.m.

Paper supplies will be provided. All family and friends are urged to attend and enjoy this time together. For more information, call (864) 878-9999.

 

AnMed Health Cannon sets

PICKENS ­— On April 17-21, AnMed Health Cannon will hold a silent auction fundraiser for the 2017 Pickens County Relay for Life.

AnMed Health Cannon staff, local community artists, and businesses have donated for this year’s auction.

Unique artwork this year includes pen and ink drawings, watercolor

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