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Local Christmas events starting soon

COUNTY — Pickens County is ready to ring in the holiday season with parades and other Christmas events.

The fun will begin later this month and last throughout the Yuletide season.

More details about celebrations around the county can be found below.

Central

A change from years past, the Central Christmas parade is slated to

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State awards city with $475K grant

PICKENS — The city of Pickens has received a grant of nearly half a million dollars to help revitalize a neighborhood near downtown.

According to a news release, the South Carolina Community Development Block Grant Program has selected Pickens to receive an award of $475,230 to help rejuvenate the South Pickens

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School board OKs capital needs plan

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Improvements at Central Elementary School will be done during the current school year as a result of recent action by the Pickens County School Board.

Late last month the board approved its 2018-19 capital needs plan, as

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Pickens Rec teams fare well in tourney

COUNTY — The Palmetto State volleyball tournament was held Saturday, Oct. 21, at several recreation departments around the area. Liberty hosted the 9U, Pickens hosted the 12U and 17U and Clemson hosted the 14U. There were teams from Liberty, Clemson, Dacusville, Wren, Fair-Oak, Westminister, Easley and Pickens. The Pickens 12U team won the Western District and had to travel to Greenwood on Saturday, Oct. 28, to play for the state. They defeated Greenwood to win state.

Town Creek Bike Park chosen for IMBA Dig In Grant program

PICKENS — The city of Pickens is joining forces with the Upstate chapter of the Southern Offroad Bicycle Association to raise money for improvements at the Town Creek Bike Park.

The two groups have been accepted to participate in the first-ever International Mountain Bike Association Dig In Grant and

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Baptist Easley Festival of Trees set to open

EASLEY — There is no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than walking into a space filled with festive lights and holiday decorations. For the past 24 years, Baptist Easley Hospital has made sure our community has the perfect place to see the holidays come alive though its Festival of Trees. This year’s extravaganza kicks off on December 4,

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Courier Community Calendar 11-15-17

• Trio 2017 set for Nov. 16 in Clemson

The Arts Center of Clemson and Clemson Free Clinic recently announced TRIO 2017 — Art, Food and Spirits at The Arts Center of Clemson, located at 212 Butler St., on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6-9

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Six Mile Baptist plans Feast-O-Plenty

SIX MILE — Six Mile Baptist Church will host its 10th annual Feast-O-Plenty on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Last year, approximately 250 people joined the church for the dinner, and this year organizers are hoping to share with even more. The meal will be served in the Roper Building, located at 150 N.

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CMH Auxiliary Football Frenzy Fundraiser tickets now available

PICKENS — The Cannon Memorial Auxiliary is holding a Fall Football Frenzy fundraiser through Nov. 21.
Frances Wannamaker, 2017-2018 Auxiliary president, said Clemson, the University of South Carolina, Wofford, Presbyterian

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YAM music classes in Pickens announces new instructors

COUNTY — Enrollment is now underway for the Young Appalachian Evening Music Program. Join in the fun and learn how to play the banjo, fiddle, guitar or mandolin.
The Pickens location recently added new instructors and new class times.
The next six-week session will begin the “week of” Nov. 6, at the

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