Monthly Archives: July 2018

Courier Obits 8-1-18


LIBERTY — John Curtis Hunter Jr, 77, of Liberty, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

A native of Central, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Curtis and Sarah Frances “Fannie” Satterfield Hunter.

Curtis, known as “dozerman,” worked in construction all of his working life and was known for his skill working with bulldozers. He and his wife loved bowling and traveling in the mountains. He attended Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

There is far too little space and words to describe the love and joy he brought to so many lives. He will be greatly missed, but Heaven is not too far away!

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Catherine Loretta Hunter; daughter, Cathy Lynn Gerlach; two grandchildren, Catherine S. Kelley (Kyle) and

Event to help families in need

EASLEY — The city of Easley will be partnering with Traci and Sunshine Gantt Ministries to host a Back to School Bash at Pope Field from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11

The Back to School Bash will have more than 500 donated bookbags and other school supplies available for families in need for the upcoming school year.

There will be free water slides, bouncy houses, music, door prizes and food at the event.

The Easley police and fire departments will also be hosting a community cookout for the public.

To donate items to the ministry, including school supplies and water, contact the Gantts at (864) 301-1807 or drop them off at Easley City Hall, located at 205 N. 1st St.


From the eyes of a first responder

This column has been on my mind for months. An opportunity for those who serve you — the first responders of Pickens County, to get information out that hopefully will make you aware, answer questions and ultimately keep you safe.

It isn’t meant to be a debate column or even an opinion column. My goal is for facts to be shared and valuable information passed along. Maybe an occasional personal interest story.

Something that has become increasingly evident to me is that the general public does not truly know or understand how emergency response works in Pickens County. Did you know that all fire departments are not the same? All ambulances you see on the road do not provide the same services or even answer 911 calls? What about the rescue squad I see — where do they fit in? How is all of this funded? Who staffs what, and how is my emergency handled?

There will be some who already know the answer (or believe they do), thus

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They’ve got rhythm, music and a band

I’ve been to every one of their concerts and enjoyed them all. Friday night, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m., the Pickens Community Choir is bringing a smorgasborg of tunes from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s to their summer concert at the Holly Springs Center.

I loved the spring concert with its toe-tapping, finger-snapping hits. The summer concert has singers and musicians bringing the Beatles and he Mamas and the Papas hit “Here Comes the Sun,” as well as some favorites jazz pop and folk hits.

This versatile group of area singers and musicians are going to rock it out, and I’ll certainly be there.

The Summer Pops Concert will be at the Holly Springs Center this time. The

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Courier Letters to the Editors 8-1-18

Working for the system

Dear Editor,

By now I think most realize the Pickens County Council has closed the recycling centers on Wednesday and has added a load of days to the holiday schedule.

Two years ago, the county budget was $57.2 million. With all the new houses going up and new spending, the budget this year is $64.6 million. A healthy increase, but yet they can’t maintain the existing level of essential services?

Part of skilled budget management is setting priorities. Essential services are at the top of the list. Cuts to those services are a last resort and should be done only when facing a budget crunch, not when revenues are at record levels. This provides yet another example of how the new council knows how to spend

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Foundation presents check

The Baptist Easley Hospital (BEH) Foundation Board recently presented a check for $89,000 to campus president Todd Walker. The funds were raised at the 2018 BEH Foundation Gala, which was held on June 16, and are earmarked for the Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation Endowment. The event was one of the most successful in the foundation’s history and was made possible thanks to generous sponsors and the more than 220 people who attended. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and silent auctions and music from the band Magic. Pictured presenting the check to Walker is foundation president David Whittemore. The endowment provides ongoing support to the hospital for operating and capital expenses each year.


Clemson Farmers Market set to host First Thursday at the Market

CLEMSON — The Clemson Farmers Market has scheduled a variety of activities during First Thursday at the Market on Aug. 2, from 3-6 p.m., on the Village Green at Patrick Square in Clemson.

The market features fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and fresh seafood, home-baked goods including pound cakes, layer cakes, cookies, andcinnamon rolls, local honey, farm-fresh eggs,  plants and flowers, jams and jellies, goat›s milk products including dips, fudge, and soaps, granola, olive oil, kombucha, artisan dips and sauces, boiled peanuts, canned goods, veggie baskets and recipes, dog treats and products, premium

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Courier Community Calendar 8-1-18

• Pickens Concert Choir to perform

The Pickens Concert Choir will perform this Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Holly Springs Center at 120-B Holly Springs School Road in Pickens, just off U.S. Highway 178 north of Pickens. The concert will include classic jazz and rock selections, as well as a few surprises. Tickets are $10 at the door.

• First responders prayer rally planned

On Thursday, Aug. 2, Cafe Connections will be hosting its third annual First Responders Public Prayer Rally and Appreciation day.

The public is invited to come and be a part of the event. Cafe Connections will

Courier Legals 8-1-18


BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Kevin Linkenhoker v. Alice Keith; C/A No. 2018CP3900448, the following property will be sold by the undersigned Special Referee for Pickens County, South Carolina, on August 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Pickens County Courthouse, City of Pickens, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder:

ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying and located being situate in the State of South Carolina, County of Pickens, and being located at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Pendleton St., and Lee St., and more fully described by plat of survey of T. C. Keith, dated July 18, 1957 as follows:

“BEGINNING at an iron pin at the corner of intersection of Pendleton St., and Lee St. (which iron pin is 33 ft northeast from the center of Pendleton St.) and

Courier Notice to Creditors 8-1-18

The publisher shall only be liable for an amount less than or equal to the charge for the space of the item in error in the case of errors in or omissions from any advertisement, and only for the first incorrect insertion.



All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the

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