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Daily Archives: 03/13/2018

Police: Man shot, buried cousin

PICKENS — Authorities say a Pickens man killed his cousin with a gunshot to the head last month, then buried him in a shallow grave covered with a slab of concrete behind the home the two shared.

Timothy Keith Poole, 41, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and destruction and removal of human remains. He is being held without bond at the Pickens County Detention Center after waiving a bond hearing on Friday.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Friday morning that

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Filling a need

Project to bring restaurants, grocery store to Six Mile

Planners approve development

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS COUNTY — A planned shopping center between S.C. Highway 183 and Old Keowee Church Road in Six Mile has

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A sign shows the proposed layout for a planned shopping center at the intersection of S.C. Highway 183 and Old Keowee Church Road in Six Mile. The Pickens County Planning Commission voted to approve the project with stipulations Monday night.

already drawn the interest of potential tenants, the developer said Monday.

The Pickens County Planning Commission voted to approve the project — with stipulations — Monday night during its March meeting.

The land use application was submitted by Jarrett Jernigan of Century Landscaping.

“I put the sign out about three weeks ago, and I’ve had a lot of people call,” he said.

Jernigan and his wife, Bethany, own the 30-acre property.

“We’re planning on making a shopping center, community

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Former school worker arrested in child sex sting

PICKENS — The principal of a Liberty elementary school sent a letter reassuring parents of the safety of their children last week after a former after-school care employee was arrested in a Greenville County child sex sting.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Carr III

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Easley shooting suspect caught in Virginia

EASLEY — A Virginia man was arrested in his home state Monday after Pickens County authorities allege he accidentally shot and killed his cousin in an Easley home on Saturday night.

Joshua Ray Wilder, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 37-year-old Christy Parsons, also

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Documents detail Germany trip costs

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Documents show the total cost for a February economic development and tourism trip to Germany attended by two Pickens County Council members and three county staff members was a little more than $6,500.

Copies of the trip-related expense reports were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act last week.

Council chairman Roy Costner, Councilman Chris Bowers, Alliance Pickens executive director Ray Farley, tourism director Jay Pitts and county attorney Ken Roper made the trip, which ran from Feb. 15-19. As of March 8, the total expenses for the

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Runoff set in Liberty election

LIBERTY — After just 5 percent of Liberty voters turned out for a special election to fill an open city council seat last week, they will be asked to return to the polling places next week to try again.

According to the Pickens County Board of Voter Registration

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United Tool and Mold announces $11.1M expansion

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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LIBERTY — United Tool and Mold Inc. is expanding its operations in Pickens County.

The $11.1 million investment is projected to create 17 additional jobs for the company.

United Tool and Mold provides engineering and repair services for the plastic injection and blow molding industry.

“It’s a very high-tech, high end industry,” company president

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Grand reopening

Burgess General Store, now known as Burgess and Taylor General Store, held a ribbon cutting reopening on Saturday with new owners Jack and Katie Taylor. The Taylors’ daughter, Emma, is shown doing the honors as Pickens City Council members Patrick Lark and Lois Porter, Pickens mayor David Owens and Pickens Chamber director Kim Smagala along with her daughter Nola and patron Nathan Miller watch. Burgess and Taylor General Store is located at 710 W. Main St. in Pickens. The store offers a wide variety of unique gift items with an old country store feel. The Taylors also have fresh hot dogs and barbecue. For more information, or to place an order, call (864) 878-4388.

 

If you can’t live without it

Even though we have had a lot of inclement weather, there is an occasional Wednesday that makes a trip to the flea market seem feasible.

And so we went. It was windy and a bit on the chilly side, but still, the sun was shining, and if we bundled up it was bearable unless you turned your face into the wind.

Yes, it was a bit muddy but what’s a little mud when compared to the chance to be outside with the sun shining? And most of the time while walking

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God is more than enough

We’ve all heard the song “He’s got the whole world in His hands,” but did you know this is actually from scripture? We read in Isaiah chapter 40 and verse 12, “Who has calculated the waters in the hollow of His hand, and who has measured the heavens and determined the dust of the earth, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?”

Today, if you feel that your crisis is too much for God to take

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