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Coroner names woman killed

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — The Pickens County Coroner has released the name of the Easley woman killed in a house fire this month.

Coroner Kandy Kelley said Linda Carol Everard, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire.

As reported last week, Easley firefighters received a call about a residential structure

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Blue Ridge Electric Co-op presents festival funds

20th annual event raised record-breaking $215K

The Dream Center of PC

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative employees Michelle Watson, Terry Ballenger and Mark McCall presented a check totaling $17,000 from the 20th annual Blue Ridge

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SWU receives OK for RN to BSN program

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University received approval for a new degree program that will benefit nurses seeking professional advancement in the health care field.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) granted approval to Southern Wesleyan to offer a new RN to BSN degree program.

The RN to BSN program comes at a time when nurses are facing increased pressure

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Foothills Electronics now open

On June 26, the Greater Pickens Chamber Commerce celebrated the grand opening for its newest member, Foothills Electronics, with a ribbon cutting. Owners Scott and April Nabors plan to offer a variety of services, including cellphone repair, security systems, TVs, electronics repair and much more. Foothills Electronics is located at 2700 Gentry Memorial Highway in Pickens. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and the new store can be reached at (864) 507-0456.

 

Holly Springs Center offers lots to learn this summer

PICKENS — Located in the former Holly Springs Elementary School, the Holly Springs Center has had a very full summer, hosting Youth Arts Camp on Wednesdays, Youth Nature/Gardening Camp on Fridays, Camp IRock field trips, and now a week-long STEAM Camp.

Special-needs adults meet three times a week to socialize and take part in sports, arts

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Concert and art class set for community center

PICKENS — The Pickens Community Center is now offering a new class.

Evening art classes began Tuesday, July 18. The classes are held from 6-8 p.m. Bob Bickle will teach the art classes in the Jack Black Room (Library, Room 2) at the center. Each participant must provide their own supplies.

Bickle is an outstanding and talented painter. One of his watercolors, “Bird on a

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Volleyball camps to begin soon at Pickens Rec gym

PICKENS — Volleyball Camps at the Pickens Recreation gymnasium are fast approaching.

Those who did not pre-register by July 10 may still register for a session, but should contact the Rec now rather than waiting to sign up the first day of camp, according to

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County Carolina One volleyball players recognized nationally

COUNTY — Carolina One Volleyball Club players from Pickens County who tried out at the 2017 Girls’ High Performance National Team Try-out on April 6 received national recognition.

All-region player Calie Covey, daughter of Heidi Covey of Pickens, was invited to

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Registration for YMCA fall soccer open until Aug. 10

PICKENS — YMCA officials believe children need to be a part of something bigger than themselves to help strengthen values, sportsmanship, leadership skills and the importance of relationship building and diversity.

The YMCA soccer program allows children to actively develop individually through healthy competition in a positive and encouraging environment.

The Pickens YMCA will open registration for Bethlehem Ridge Soccer Club’s spring recreational soccer season through Aug. 10. The program is open to kids ages 4-10. The season will begin the week of Aug. 21 and end on Oct. 21. All games and practices will be held at

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4-H2O Camp set to explore Lake Hartwell

PENDLETON — The 4-H2O Camp is a day camp that will be offered to youth ages 9-13 from July 17-19.

Lake Hartwell and local streams serve as the setting for this natural resource program. Students will have fun while learning about the local environment, animals

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