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Daily Archives: 07/10/2018

Police: Man moved, left 17 dogs

CLEMSON — A man whose request to house six times Clemson’s allowed number of dogs on his property was rejected last month was arrested last week after police said he moved away and left more than a dozen puppies behind with no food or water.

Frederick Harrison Towe, 48, is charged with ill treatment of animals. He was arrested Thursday and later released on bond from the Clemson City Jail.

The Clemson Board of Zoning Appeals rejected Towe’s request last month to house 18 dogs on his property on Frontage Road. The maximum number of dogs allowed by city regulations is three.

“They ruled against us, and we have sold the house,” Towe said after the

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celebrating July 4 — A patriotic proposal


In addition to live music, fun and fireworks, those in attendance at downtown Easley’s annual Fourth of July celebration last week were given even more cause to rejoice when NuSound roadie Corey Alexander took to the stage to propose to his girlfriend, Elizabeth Miller. NuSound performed for several hours during Wednesday’s July 4 festivities, one of several events around the county to celebrate America’s independence.

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SCDOT plans $4.5M in work on local roads

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — As part of the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 10-Year Plan to Rebuild S.C.’s Roads campaign, the agency plans to dramatically increase its paving program across the state.

“For the first time in the agency’s history, the total amount of road and bridge work underway on the state’s highways has exceeded $3 billion,” a release issued by SCDOT last week said.

SCDOT has awarded contracts totaling 2,200 miles so far this year, the first

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Annual humane society tourney planned

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — The Pickens County Humane Society has been serving animals and helping the community for 47 years, and several events are in the works to help keep the organization going.

The society’s fifth annual golf tournament is set for Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Pickens Country Club, PCHS executive director Samantha Gamble said.

“It’s always a good day, it’s always a fun day,” she said.

The tournament has a 9 a.m. captain’s choice shotgun start.

The cost is $75 per person for a four-member team.

“We’re still in the last stages of getting sponsors,” Gamble said. “We’re also in

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Woman dies after being hit by vehicle

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — An Easley woman died after being struck by a car Monday night.

Claudia Dawn McGilvery, 59, of Taberwood Road, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan said.

McGilvery was walking across East Main Street in Easley at 10:30 p.m. Monday night when she was struck by a car traveling south, Duncan said.

The Easley Police Department is investigating.

 

French festival at SWU Saturday to benefit nonprofit horse farm

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University will host a festival celebrating all things French this weekend.

 Bastille Days Greenville will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on the Square at the university.

The festival is a fundraiser for Black Sheep Farm, which recently relocated to Liberty.

“We are a horse-assisted educational nonprofit,” Black Sheep executive director Deborah Dunlap said.

Saturday’s festival will be the fourth Bastille Days held in the Upstate.

The festival aims to celebrate South Carolina’s French heritage, as well as the

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Easley woman awarded first Zimmerman Scholarship

EASLEY — A second-career nursing student, prompted to go into the field because of how nurses cared for her dying grandmother, is the recipient of the debut Robyn Zimmerman Scholarship.

The award is in honor of longtime Greenville Health System public and community relations director Robyn Zimmerman, who retired from GHS in 2015. The scholarship will benefit students at GHS’ Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy, an innovative work force development program at Greenville Health System.

The first recipient is Octavia Frazile of Easley. Frazile will be a sophomore at Greenville Technical College this fall. The surprise honor was presented to Frazile by Zimmerman at the MedEx

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Banjo extravaganza coming to mill

PICKENS — Hagood Mill will host a banjo extravaganza on Saturday, July 21.

The educational event will trace the long history of the banjo from its earliest beginnings as a gourd instrument in Africa to today’s modern-day cousin, which we all recognize. A wonderful team of banjo musicians has been assembled who will guide attendees throughout the day.

Performers will include Bob Buckingham (Blue Ridge Rounders), Owen Grooms (Pretty Little Goat Sting Band), Mark Queen, Michelle Turner, Andy

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Events planned to mark 10th anniversary of YAMs

PICKENS — Excitement is mounting as the Young Appalachian Musicians (YAMs) will begin celebrating their 10th anniversary at 7 p.m. July 20 at the Pickens Amphitheater.

They’ll begin the celebration with a showcase of talent of their YAMs, YAM alumni, Sweet Potato Pie Kids (their performing band) and instructors.

North Carolina-based Bluegrass and gospel band Carolina Blue will end the

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Daniel’s McClung receives SWU ensemble scholarship

CENTRAL — Andrew McClung recently signed a letter of intent to participate as a percussionist in the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble of Southern Wesleyan University, a National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredited institution.

McClung, a graduate of Daniel High School, will enter Southern Wesleyan this fall and major in worship in the university’s division of religion. Both of McClung’s parents, Rev. Mike and Rev. Linda McClung, are SWU religion graduates.

The music scholarship is renewable and open to students

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