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Daily Archives: 10/03/2017

Father, son charged with molestation

PICKENS — A father and son face criminal sexual conduct charges after an investigation involving three children under the age of 11, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Jason Riley Galloway, 34, faces three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduction with a minor, a news release issued last week said.

Galloway was arrested at the sheriff’s office while attending a sex offender registration

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Sheriff’s office: No charges to be filed in deadly shooting

EASLEY — No charges are expected to be filed in a shooting that left a Greenville man dead in Easley last month.

Henry Hugh Thomas, 39, died at Greenville Memorial Hospital following the shooting, which took place the night of Sept. 12 at a home on Walker Street in Easley.

Last week, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe issued a release saying the

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Outdoor Adventure

The city of Pickens hosted its second annual Venture Outdoors festival on Saturday, with activities around the city highlighting all the area has to offer when it comes to outdoor sports. The day-long celebration featured a variety of events, including demonstrations, workshops, games and vendors. Doug Tate/Courier

 

Think pink for breast cancer awareness

The Courier is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of those whose lives have been affected by this devastating disease, we will accent our front page with pink every week of October.

The pink ribbon has been synonymous with breast cancer for years. Nowadays, people rarely think twice when they see pink ribbons, having grown accustomed to the pink ribbon and what it symbolizes.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been celebrated each year since 1985, and many other

Hurricane Irma leaves costly bill

County officials hoping to be reimbursed for some costs

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — There is a possibility that Pickens County could be reimbursed for some of the costs left behind by Hurricane Irma last month.

During his report to county council at their October meeting, county administrator Gerald Wilson discussed the damage incurred to county facilities by the hurricane, which left

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DAR to honor Vietnam vets

COUNTY — The Fort Prince George Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a partner with the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration, has planned an event to recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War era.

The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 101 Pisgah Road, near the intersection of S.C. highways 8 and 88 near Easley. Contact Mildred Brewer at (864) 982-5427 by Oct. 15 to register.

Following the event at 2 p.m., the Pickens County Veterans Affairs office will host a Veterans Appreciation Dinner from 4-6 p.m. at Golden Creek Baptist Church,

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Voter registration deadline this week

COUNTY — Voters hoping to vote in next month’s municipal elections around the county have until the end of this week to register to vote in person at the office of the Pickens County Board of Voter Registration and Elections.

To sign up in person to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 7 election, local residents must stop by

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Fall for the Arts set for Saturday

EASLEY — The Arts Council of Pickens County and the Easley Farmers Market will host the Fall for the Arts Festival in downtown Easley this Saturday, Oct. 7.

The event will feature more than 135 vendors and two entertainment stages.

On the main stage, Cane Creek Bluegrass will kick off the day, performing from 9:30-10:30

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SLBWS a success in Easley

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — As it has for more than a decade, Easley hosted a baseball world series over the summer.

This year, however, there was a change in the lineup.

After hosting the Big League Baseball World Series for years, this year Easley hosted the Senior

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Brock’s honored for 60th anniversary

City of Pickens officials and the Pickens County Courier honored Brock’s Department Store for its 60th anniversary earlier this week, presenting store owner Glenn Brock and his son, Randy, with a special certificate and plaque, as well as a framed copy of last week’s Courier front page, which featured a story on the anniversary. Pictured, from left, are Courier photographer Doug Tate, city council member Lois Porter, Pickens Police chief Travis Riggs, Courier editor Zack Mauldin, Randy Brock, Glenn Brock, Pickens mayor David Owens, Pickens public utilities director Cory Cox, Pickens grounds superintendent Jamie Gravley, Pickens water and wastewater superintendent Brian Gravely, Pickens recreation director Cheri Anthony and Pickens city administrator Bruce Evilsizor.

 


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