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Monthly Archives: November 2017

School district, Easley make property deals

EASLEY — The School District of Pickens County and the city of Easley have reached a set of property agreements, headlined by a plan to move the Adult Education Center to West End Hall.

The district expects the move to save $449,000 over the next 10 years.

The city will allow the district to use available space at West End Hall

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Officials making plans for county’s 150th anniversary

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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COUNTY — Plans are underway to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Pickens County.

County council members began discussing the plans during an October planning retreat, according to the minutes of that meeting.

Tourism director Jay Pitts advised council members during the retreat

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Iconic Clemson House to come down Sunday

CLEMSON — On Sunday, they’re bringing the House down.

Clemson House’s longstanding service to the Clemson University campus will come to an end as the structure is imploded around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

After learning it would be too expensive to bring Clemson House up to current standards, officials voted earlier this year to have the building

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Blue Ridge hosts annual tree lighting ceremony

PICKENS — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative marked the symbolic beginning of the Christmas season for many local residents when it held its 36th annual tree lighting ceremony last week.

During a festive evening on the lawn of the co-op’s Pickens office on Nov. 21, a large crowd gathered around the tree — a landmark in downtown Pickens — to see the lights illuminate for the first time this Christmas season. The event offers an opportunity for the community to come together and prepare for the holiday season.

The evening began with a bittersweet welcome from Blue Ridge

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Local communities preparing for holiday

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — With the calendar set to roll over into December on Friday, municipalities across Pickens County are preparing to celebrate the Christmas holiday with parades and other events over the next several weeks.

After Six Mile hosts its annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration on Thursday evening, Central will host the county’s first parade of the year on Friday night.

More details about celebrations around the county can be found below.

Central

A change from years past, the Central Christmas parade is slated to

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Events to benefit Country Santa

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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COUNTY — Buddy Cox says the Country Santa program couldn’t deliver Christmas presents to local children without the support of the public.

“The public supports us,” he said. “They know everything goes back to the program. They know we’re 100 percent public donations, 100

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Volunteers needed for NCCAA tourney

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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EASLEY — Easley officials and staff are preparing for the city to host the National Christian College Athletic Association College Baseball World Series this spring.

But they can’t do it alone — volunteers are needed.

An informational meeting for those interested in helping out at the

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Wierzbicki named region’s top player

PICKENS — Pickens High School’s Lexi Wierzbicki was recently named the unanimous Region I-4A Volleyball Player of the Year for the second year in a row.

Wierzbicki, a junior middle hitter, led the Flame with 264 kills with an attacking efficiency of .468 percent in 2017. She led the Lady Flame with 83 blocks and 349 digs.

Sydney Bolding and Kaylee Gillespie were also named to the all-region squad.

Bolding, a junior middle hitter, recorded 262 kills, with a .372 percent attacking efficiency. For

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State champions

A pair of Pickens Recreation volleyball teams recently earned 2017 SCAP state championships. The 9U team, pictured above, featured, standing from left: Head coach Angie Durham, Sydney Burnett, Lily Clarkson, Julia Thompson, Anna Claire Durham, Ivey Stone, Rhiannon Erwin and assistant coach Dianna Morris. Kneeling are Kate Romkey, Kloe Parvis, Abby Earnhardt, Anslie Abercrombie, Lizzy Lesley and Kaydence Bell. The 12U team, below, featured, standing from left: Assistant coach Kelly Perry, Emma Clardy, Emily Edwards, Ellen Clardy, Lee Kathryn Thompson, Izzy Jordan, head coach Jeff Wood and Sadie McKinney. Kneeling are Devyne Varney, Ivy Freeman and Jayden Harden.

 

Now open in Liberty

4:13 Design Studio in Liberty held its formal grand opening and ribbon cutting on Nov. 24. The new store is located on Front Street across from 141 West. The unique business takes old furniture, refurbishes it and builds a room around it, among many other things.  For a complete list of services, visit 413designstudio.com or call (864) 360-5121. Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pictured are, in front, Liberty mayor Eric Boughman, store owners Gary and Debra Chapman, granddaughter Ava Runge, father Gary Mcginness, daughter Ciji Runge, the Rev. Jason Thomas, Lisa Meeks and Liberty mayor-elect Brian Petersen. In back are Liz and Kris Beacham.

 


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