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Daily Archives: 02/06/2018

Police: Man with gun set house on fire

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

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CENTRAL — Police said a Central man brandished a gun and set his house on fire when officers tried to serve him with a warrant on Sunday afternoon.

Town administrator Phillip Mishoe said 56-year-old Barry Daniel Earnhardt showed a gun to Central Police officers seeking to serve the warrant around 3 p.m. at a home on

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Scouts Give back

Cub Scouts from Pack 51 decided recently to give back to the police officers who help protect their community. They put together care packages and presented them to the Pickens City Police Department on Saturday, Jan. 27. When the presentation was over, the Scouts also gave the department a framed copy of a poem. Above, Scout Zac Chapman presents a care package to chief Travis Riggs. Pictured below, front row, from left, are Scouts Jackson Anthony, Isaac Cantrell, Jacoby Lowe, Adrian Hawkins, Joshua Parker and Kyran Flores. Middle row: Christopher Price, Zac Chapman, Eric Parker, Cayden Rutledge and Morgan Rutledge. Back row: Chief Travis Riggs, Cpl. Chris Griffin, Ptl. Ashlee Leighty, Ptl. Akiel McKnight, Lt. Samuel Byers, Ptl. Brian Smith, Sgt. Tye Nalley, Ptl. Levi Hamilton and Ptl. Dillon Holcombe. Pamela Dodson/Courier

 

Man killed in wreck as he pulls out of driveway

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — A 76-year-old Liberty man died Friday morning after authorities say he pulled out of his driveway and was hit by an oncoming truck.

Philip Ray James, of 1163 Stewart Gin Road, was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident, Pickens County deputy

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Animal proposal draws crowd to council meeting

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Pickens County Council members heard Monday from hunters wishing to protect their rights and residents hoping for an animal protection ordinance with more teeth.

Monday’s county council meeting drew a standing-room-only crowd over the issue. Before the public forum session, council chairman Roy Costner assured the crowd that no binding vote

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Business owners opposed to changes to bump officer pay

PICKENS — Pickens officials’ effort to alleviate the problem of not being able to attract or retain qualified police officers was

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slowed Monday night as members of the business community responded to a public hearing to stop a proposal that would raise the city’s business license fees by 10 percent to help fund pay range increases for police.

During Pickens City Council’s regular monthly meeting, council voted to table the increase, which would also eliminate the declining rate for gross sales over $1 million for businesses in the city.

“The problem that Pickens faces is no different than that which

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Special Olympians recognized

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Four Special Olympians were recognized this week for their achievements.

Marcus Crowder, Ansley Hayes, Tyler Poole and Anne Smith will be representing Pickens County and South Carolina at the National Special Olympics in Seattle in July.

The four athletes were recognized by Pickens County Council

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Red Devils wrestling for Upper State title

LIBERTY — The Liberty High School Red Devil wrestling team advanced to the Upper State championship match with wins over Landrum 74-6 and North Central 51-30 on Saturday.

Winning two matches on the day for the Red Devils were Jack Brissey, Lucas Bates, Noah Kelly, Ajah Young, Hunter Powell,

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Baseball, softball registration open at Pickens Recreation

PICKENS — Baseball and softball registration is being taken now through Feb. 23 at the Pickens Recreation Center on Sangamo Road in Pickens.

The following coed age divisions are offered: instructional (age 4), tee ball/coaches pitch (5-6) and pitching machine (7-8).

Age divisions offered for boys’ baseball include minors (9-10), O-zone (11-12), boys (13-14) and majors (15-19), provided

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Six Mile Rec holding baseball, softball signups until Feb. 15

SIX MILE — The Six Mile Recreation Department is currently registering participants for spring youth baseball and softball.

Registration will end on Thursday, Feb. 15. Baseball and softball age divisions and costs are $40 for tee-ball for boys and girls ages 4-6, $65 for coach pitch baseball for ages 6-8, and $75 for 10U baseball for ages 8-10, 12U baseball for ages 11-12, 10U softball for girls ages 8-10, 12U softball for girls ages 11-12 and 15U Softball for girls ages 13-15.
Participants may download a form or register online at sixmilesc.org/recreation.

For more information, contact the Six Mile Recreation Department at (864) 506-2940 or sixmilerec@gmail.com.

 

Legislators talk failed power plant

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Members of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation told a group gathered for a Pickens United meeting last week that the controversial SCANA-Santee Cooper-V.C. Summer issue is continuing to be their primary focus in the S.C. General Assembly.

“The thing that’s drawing most of the attention is the failed

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