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Daily Archives: 05/01/2018

Marking History

Six Mile unveils Cherokee Path historic marker

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

SIX MILE — Six Mile officials, community members, historical experts and Cherokee tribal leaders gathered at Town Hall on Tuesday morning to celebrate the town’s Native American heritage by witnessing the formal unveiling of markers commemorating the Cherokee Trading Path.

Two identical markers were placed, one in the triangle across from the service station on North Main Street and the other in front of Town Hall.

A portion of the Cherokee Trading Path went through what is now Main Street in Six Mile. Once known as Old Keowee Road, the path guided the first settlers into the region with just a dozen families until

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Pickens man charged with murder

Bennett accused of shooting neighbor

PICKENS — A Pickens man is behind bars after police say he shot and killed his neighbor on Saturday.

Paul Scott Bennett, 58, of 110 Sunny Lane, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old Robin Jeanette Smith, according to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe.

A Pickens County magistrate denied bond Sunday for Bennett on the murder charge, as well as a charge of possession of a weapon during a

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Easley man dies in wreck

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A 32-year-old Easley man died Friday after his motorcycle hit a tree in Pickens.

Christopher Shane Heaton, of Farrs Bridge Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan.

The accident occurred at 7:35 p.m. in the 600 block of East Cedar Rock Street.

Heaton’s motorcycle ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree,

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Teen hit, killed by SUV in Easley

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — A Greenville teenager died Saturday after being hit by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 123 in Easley.

Sarah Allysa Stamey, 16, of Watson Drive, died at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Saturday night following the accident, Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan said.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. near the Bojangles’ at 6505 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Duncan said.

Stamey was attempting to cross the highway when she was struck.

Seneca resident Denise Lane Painter was traveling through Easley

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Lawmakers look ahead to last days of session

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

CENTRAL — Members of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation told Pickens United during a meeting Monday that there are issues that need to be resolved in the state legislature during the remaining few days of the 2018 session.

“The General Assembly is in the last two weeks of the session, and there is a lot to get done,” said State Sen. Thomas Alexander, who represents a portion of Pickens County in addition to Oconee County.

One of the remaining issues the delegation wants to see resolved is the

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Public defender asking county for more lawyers

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — The 13th Circuit Public Defender’s Office has asked for Pickens County’s help in adding staff.

Christopher Scalzo, who became public defender on Feb. 1, made his request for four positions to council during its April 23 budget work session.

“We’re on track to carry over about 1,400 clients,” Scalzo said.

Each client carries an average of two or three charges, Scalzo said. Since 2013, the number of clients his office is assigned has increased by about 10 percent each year.

“This year, we should be around 1,100

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King breaks more records

LIBERTY — Liberty High School senior Keyshawn King continues to break records in his final high school track season.

At the Pickens County track meet on March 29, King broke the county triple jump record of 46’5″ with a jump of 51’0″. He also broke the Liberty High School facility record, which he set earlier this season. During the meet, he also participated in the long jump, where he tied the long jump record, which stands at 22’3″. He was also selected to

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Mile Creek moves service to Tuesdays

SIX MILE — Mile Creek Baptist Church has moved its Wednesday night services to Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.

The speaker for May 8 will be Cody Zorn, while May 15 will feature Jonathan McNeese. Chris Haizlip is slated for May 22, and on May 29, Joe Arthur will deliver the message.

Pastor Kevin Kuykendall and the congregation of Mile Creek Baptist Church invite all to attend.

 

KeyMark moves into new headquarters in Liberty

LIBERTY — KeyMark, Inc., a leading provider of business process automation solutions, officially moved into its new headquarters last month.

Located in the Pickens County Commerce Park at 105 Tech Lane, the move completed a $6 million investment in the company’s growth and commitment to the community.

The new 23,000-square-foot headquarters will allow KeyMark to potentially double its employee base, with hiring plans for positions

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Appalachian music lessons slated to start this month

COUNTY — Local residents can learn to play the banjo, fiddle, guitar or mandolin, as enrollment is now underway for next evening music program.

The six-week session will begin the week of May 21 on various evenings at various locations (listed below). The program is open to students from third grade through adults of all ages and is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music. Beginners are welcome.

The cost is $60 for the six-week session, and rental instruments are

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