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Daily Archives: 04/18/2017

Victim charged after shooting

Detectives find marijuana plants during investigation, according to chief deputy

EASLEY — A Dacusville man was arrested last week after Pickens County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating a shooting at his home 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. last Tuesday morning after a homeowner called about an attempted break-in at his home on Earls Bridge Road around 2 a.m.

According to Hashe, the man, later identified as 31-year-old Marcus Lee Thomas, told officers he was walking through the home after hearing a loud noise at a rear door when someone fired two shots from a small-caliber gun through the front door.

Hashe said no one else was inside the home during the incident, and Thomas never saw the suspect or suspects.

Thomas suffered a superficial wound to the back of his arm and a second injury to his side, Hashe

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A DEADLY HIGH

Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl, pictured above next to a penny, can kill a human if ingested. Carfentanil, a drug the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says is 100 times more potent than fentanyl, has been detected in the Clemson area, police said last week.

Police: Killer drug detected near Clemson

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — Clemson police issued a warning through the department’s Facebook page Thursday that a highly dangerous synthetic opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine has been detected in the area.

Police say the drug, carfentanil, can come in many forms, ranging from a powder form often disguised as other illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine to blotter paper, tablets, patches and spray. They add that the drug, often used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, can be absorbed through the skin or accidentally inhaled, and effects of exposure usually appear in minutes.

Anyone who is believed to have been exposed to carfentanil should seek medical attention or call law enforcement and not to personally try to

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Annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser set for Saturday

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 this 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.

 

CU evaluating new options for power plant site

CLEMSON — Clemson University will take the next several weeks to conduct a thorough evaluation of all appropriate campus sites upon which to locate a natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) facility to be constructed by Duke Energy Carolinas after the proposed site riled local residents.

The university committed to the review in light of concerns from residents near the originally

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Pickens’ Market and Music series to kick off

PICKENS — The Pickens Revitalization Association and the city of Pickens will kick off the farmers market season on April 29.

Originally set for this Saturday but rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, the first

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Daniel students sweep Chemistry Olympiad

Daniel High students Jacob Jensen, Connor Lehmacher, Manav Jain and Benjamin Buck recently received top honors in the prestigious Chemistry Olympiad competition.

CENTRAL — Several Daniel High School students recently received top honors in the prestigious Chemistry Olympiad competition.

The event, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, is the first level of a nationwide

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Palmetto Pride official: Litter has many impacts

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — Litter is ugly.

It’s also costly.

Esther Wagner brought that message to a Lunch and Learn session held by the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon.

Wagner is the Prideways program manager for Palmetto Pride.

Litter impacts us in a variety of ways, she said.

“Litter costs all of us,” Wagner said. “It’s impacting all of us, economically, with our health and

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Rice to speak at taxpayers meeting

PICKENS — Sen. Rex Rice will be the featured speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Pickens County Taxpayers Association on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m., according to PCTA president Harv Rettberg.

The meeting will be held at the Rural Water Offices at 4502 Moorefield Memorial Highway in

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Tri-County to host free back to work seminar

UPSTATE — Tri-County Technical College will host a free workshop titled “7 Smart Strategies for 50-plus Jobseekers” on April 27 at the college’s Anderson QuickJobs Center.

The seminar will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at 512 Michelin Blvd, across the street from the Tri-County Technical College Anderson campus.

Tri-County’s team can help individuals update job search strategies, practice for interviewing

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Clemson Area Story Tellers Guild to meet on April 25

CLEMSON — The Clemson Area Story Tellers (CAST) Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at The Arts Center, located at 212 Butler St. in Clemson.

 Have stories to share? Well, come and tell them where you have a captive audience. You are invited to an evening of “Tips for Tellers” and family-friendly stories, poetry or music. Attend as a listener or a teller — all are welcome.

For more information, visit explorearts.org, call (864) 855-6396 or email clemsonareastorytellers@yahoo.com.

 


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