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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Coroner rules death suicide after body found near Liberty

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

LIBERTY — The death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area of Pickens County late Sunday afternoon has been ruled a suicide by the Pickens County Coroner’s Office.

Coroner Kandy Kelley did not release the name of the man, since the death

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Target On Their Back

Tigers’ Title Defense Starts Saturday

Bryant eager to take reins of Clemson
offense as new season begins

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

alex@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON —

Kelly Bryant says not much has changed for him since being named Clemson’s new starting quarterback.

He hasn’t gotten any more attention than usual walking around campus or going to class, he’s put in the same level of preparation and effort in practice, and he believes in himself as much now as he did when he got to Clemson.

“I don’t feel different. I still feel the same as I was when I wasn’t the starter,” Bryant said Monday. “Of course, the announcement came that I’m the starter, and so now all eyes are gonna be on me, and also on the offense. I don’t feel like I have anything to prove because I’ve known what type of

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Farm show set for this weekend

DACUSVILLE — Are you ready to take a trip back in time? If so, the Dacusville community is the place to be this weekend for its annual celebration of farming.

Labor Day weekend will be your chance to see how Pickens County lived when farming was a way of life, as the Dacusville Heritage Association will

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Event to raise money for camp at Rocky Bottom

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Take a trip up to Rocky Bottom on Saturday for a good time that supports a great cause.

The Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center of the Blind will host its annual Fun Day this Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The camp is located at 123 Hancock Road in Sunset.

“All of the money that’s raised goes back to the camp,” said Jennifer Bazer,

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Officials talk law enforcement at meeting

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Pickens County officials recently heard about some important law enforcement issues.

Baker Cleveland, unit head for the 13th Judicial Circuit, was one of the speakers at a summer meeting of Pickens United.

“We have 10 lawyers that are full-time prosecutors in Pickens,” he said.

Specializations among the group include juvenile prosecution, criminal sexual conduct and worthless checks.

“We all work as a team,” Cleveland said.

In the last decade, warrants brought to general sessions, carrying sentences from 30 days up to life in prison, have increased more than 20 percent.

“Last fiscal year, 2016-2017, we had over 4,200 warrants,” Cleveland said. “For all those 4,200 warrants, in Pickens County currently right now we have 12 weeks of court a year.”

The staff of 10 is “hustling and bustling to try to make sure the outflow

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First Friday Parade to kick off season

By Olivia Dubro
Clemson University

news@thepccourier.com

CLEMSON — Clemson fans of all ages will gather in the streets of Tiger Town at 6 p.m. Friday for the annual First Friday Parade.

The parade tradition stretches back 43 years and is always celebrated the Friday before the first home football game. This year, the football game will begin at noon Saturday against Kent State.

In 1974, perceived low spirits plagued the football team, whose last winning

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Venture Outdoors Day set for Sept. 30

PICKENS — The city of Pickens will host an all-day family-friendly outdoor festival from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

 The event, called Venture Outdoors Day, will highlight all that the Pickens area has to offer residents and visitors alike when it comes to outdoor sports.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. on the Doodle Trail with a half marathon. At 10 a.m., there will be a 5K trail run at Town Creek Bike Park, behind the Pickens Recreation Department on Sangamo Road. At 2 p.m., also at Town Creek Bike Park, there will be a mountain bike race hosted by Upstate

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Ross reunion set for Sunday

CENTRAL — The annual reunion for descendants of Andy R. and Bessie Shelton Ross will be held this Sunday, Sept. 3.

The reunion will be held at Kings Grove Baptist Church on Old Seneca Road near Six Mile.

Plates and cups will be provided.

 

Sometimes we need to let things go

What should we do with our eclipse glasses now? As it’s highly unlikely we’ll be alive for the next eclipse, it may be alright to throw them away.

Now, at our house, throwing away things is traumatic. And our closets and storage building reflect this problem.

Because, as anyone knows who had either grandparents or parents who lived through the Great Depression, you never

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Letters to the Editor

On county’s housing shortage

Dear Editor,

I support those speaking out publicly against the 250-home Glassy Mountain subdivision and applaud the recent letters to the editor in opposition. The subdivision will overwhelm the area, the infrastructure systems (roadways, water, sewer), and the long-time residents who live

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