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Daily Archives: 10/09/2018

Woman charged with heroin, meth trafficking

EASLEY — An Easley woman faces multiple drug trafficking charges after being arrested last week following a Pickens County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

Pamela Snapp Richards, 59, is charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a stolen pistol, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Warrants allege Richards was selling drugs out of her Easley home.

After receiving leads, investigators conducted an undercover investigation into the alleged drug

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Former Easley star Fuller dies

EASLEY — As news traveled of former Easley High School and Clemson running back C.J. Fuller’s sudden death last Wednesday night, the tributes from family, friends and former teammates began to flood social media.

Fuller, an Easley native, was 22 years old when he died suddenly.

Although sources said Fuller suffered a seizure brought on by blood clots following a knee surgery, the Pickens County Coroner’s Office won’t have a final cause of death until an autopsy is completed.

Fuller was a star running back for the Green Wave before playing at Clemson, where he was a part of the 2016 national championship team before deciding to transfer earlier this year.

He set Easley’s single-season school rushing record with 2,090 yards as a junior, and he scored 33 total touchdowns for the Green Wave as he helped lead the

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Pumpkin Festival planned Saturday

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PUMPKINTOWN — When it comes to Pumpkintown’s annual Pumpkin Festival, the adage “If you build it, they will come” proves true.

“Last year, they estimated we had around 50,000 people show up,” festival chairman Buddy Cox said. “That sort of blew us out of our socks.”

This year’s festival is slated for this Saturday, Oct. 13, in and around the Oolenoy Community Building.

“We start around 9 a.m.,” Cox said.

Each year’s festival starts out with a parade. The parade will start around

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County unveils time capsule’s contents

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — The atmosphere was festive in Pickens Friday afternoon as a large crowd waited for the opening of the time capsule buried at the Pickens County Courthouse during the county’s centennial in 1968.

So the first item Gov. Henry McMaster pulled from the capsule was an appropriate one.

“This is Dr. Feelgood’s Centennial Tonic,” McMaster said, holding up a medicine bottle filled with red liquid and bearing a Corner Drug label. “I don’t think anybody’s drunk any of it, either.

“‘Directions — chill and drink entire contents for that feel good feeling,’” he continued.

The capsule was buried during a ceremony on Oct. 5, 1968, with

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Local rescuers honored for efforts during Florence

PICKENS — Pickens County’s swift water rescue personnel were recognized last week for their work before, during and after Hurricane Florence last month.

“Pickens County had 21 of our employees deploy for this mission,” county administrator Gerald Wilson said during county council’s October meeting.

County emergency management director Denise Kwiatek said the swift water rescue team deployed before Florence made landfall on the coast, “which allowed them to be ready once the storm hit.”

“It was very important that they were able to go when they did,” she said.

Originally dispatched to Sumter, the team was then assigned to Mullins.

Mullins Mayor William “Bo” McMillan traveled to Pickens to personally

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Now open in Pickens

Now open in Pickens

Town & Country Florist held its grand opening and Christmas open house last Saturday. Located at 307 E. Main St. in Pickens, the shop is now owned and operated by Ruth Hubbard. Town & Country offers a great selection of Christmas decorations, wood crafts, handmade crochet and some of the most beautiful flowers in the area. Pictured, from let, are Martha Burgess, Cullon Chastain, Hubbard, Kathy Alexander, Jennifer Hickey, Dale Reece and Hunter Reece. For more information or to order flowers, call (864) 878-4912.

 

Study to look at water needs in Pickens County

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Pickens County will be funding a water study undertaken by the Pickens County Water Authority.

During its Oct. 1 meeting, Pickens County Council passed a resolution authorizing payment for a one-time grant to the authority to allow it to “study present and future water issues within Pickens County.”

Councilman Trey Whitehurst said the grant will enable a water study of Lake Keowee as it relates to Pickens County’s water needs and securing water rights.

“Right now there’s a pipe that comes out of Lake Keowee that goes to Greenville, and we purchase water back from them,” Whitehurst said.

Officials went through “a very big debate” with Duke Energy during the

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Lady Blue Flame clinch region volleyball crown


CENTRAL — The Pickens High School Lady Blue Flame volleyball team traveled across the county to Daniel on Monday in a huge rivalry matchup.

The Lady Flame entered the contest at 8-0 in Region I-4A play with a chance to clinch a region title by beating the 7-1 Lions.

Pickens walked into the Lions’ den amidst the thunderous noise of rabid fans and loud music. But when the Lady Flame came out, not only did they have a 3-0 victory, they also added another region volleyball title.

Pickens started strong in set one and kept the strong play going all the way until the final set. There, the Flame faced their first bit of adversity, falling behind 6-2 before digging deep and finishing off Daniel. The Lady Flame swept the match by scores of 25-14, 25-15 and 25-18.

The top servers for Pickens were Sydney Bolding, who recorded five aces

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Please let me know when it’s all over

Is it a good thing to have a former coal industry lobbyist running the Environmental Protection Agency? Is it a good thing to have a wedding planner heading up HUD in New York? Is coal beautiful and clean? Is global warming really a myth? Do the Russians really have our best interests at heart? Is the huge national debt really helping the country? How can we possibly question this? Our leaders are running along the yellow brick road to see the great and powerful Oz. He has the answers.

The Germans embraced Hitler. He told them what they wanted to hear. All their

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Courier Letters to the Editor 10-10-18

Thankful Kavanaugh was sworn in

Dear Editor,

The often-stated reason liberals opposed Judge Brett Kavanaugh was abortion, but that’s only part of it. The left’s zeal to ruin his reputation and keep him off the Supreme Court was fueled by something more.

Smear campaigns against Christian conservatives are nothing new. The left has skillful but disgusting techniques. First, they fabricate a story, then get a media friend to run it — giving it legitimacy in the eyes of the unsuspecting, and it takes off like a spark to a bale of hay.

Unfortunately, in these days of 24-hour news, many stories run with little

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