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Victim charged after shooting

Detectives find marijuana plants during investigation, according to chief deputy

EASLEY — A Dacusville man was arrested last week after Pickens County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating a shooting at his home found an indoor marijuana operation with plants as tall as 4 feet, according to authorities.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said deputies were dispatched around 2:40 a.m. last Tuesday morning after a homeowner called about an attempted break-in at his home on Earls Bridge Road around 2 a.m.

According to Hashe, the man, later identified as 31-year-old Marcus Lee Thomas, told officers he was walking through the home after hearing a loud noise at a rear door when someone fired two shots from a small-caliber gun through the front door.

Hashe said no one else was inside the home during the incident, and Thomas never saw the suspect or suspects.

Thomas suffered a superficial wound to the back of his arm and a second injury to his side, Hashe

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CU evaluating new options for power plant site

CLEMSON — Clemson University will take the next several weeks to conduct a thorough evaluation of all appropriate campus sites upon which to locate a natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) facility to be constructed by Duke Energy Carolinas after the proposed site riled local residents.

The university committed to the review in light of concerns from residents near the originally

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Pickens’ Market and Music series to kick off

PICKENS — The Pickens Revitalization Association and the city of Pickens will kick off the farmers market season on April 29.

Originally set for this Saturday but rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, the first

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Palmetto Pride official: Litter has many impacts

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — Litter is ugly.

It’s also costly.

Esther Wagner brought that message to a Lunch and Learn session held by the Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon.

Wagner is the Prideways program manager for Palmetto Pride.

Litter impacts us in a variety of ways, she said.

“Litter costs all of us,” Wagner said. “It’s impacting all of us, economically, with our health and

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Rice to speak at taxpayers meeting

PICKENS — Sen. Rex Rice will be the featured speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Pickens County Taxpayers Association on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m., according to PCTA president Harv Rettberg.

The meeting will be held at the Rural Water Offices at 4502 Moorefield Memorial Highway in

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Tri-County to host free back to work seminar

UPSTATE — Tri-County Technical College will host a free workshop titled “7 Smart Strategies for 50-plus Jobseekers” on April 27 at the college’s Anderson QuickJobs Center.

The seminar will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at 512 Michelin Blvd, across the street from the Tri-County Technical College Anderson campus.

Tri-County’s team can help individuals update job search strategies, practice for interviewing

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Clemson Area Story Tellers Guild to meet on April 25

CLEMSON — The Clemson Area Story Tellers (CAST) Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at The Arts Center, located at 212 Butler St. in Clemson.

 Have stories to share? Well, come and tell them where you have a captive audience. You are invited to an evening of “Tips for Tellers” and family-friendly stories, poetry or music. Attend as a listener or a teller — all are welcome.

For more information, visit explorearts.org, call (864) 855-6396 or email clemsonareastorytellers@yahoo.com.

 

Easley Pride Day planned

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Residents are encouraged to do their part next month to help keep Easley tidy, as the city plans a cleanup day.

During a recent city council meeting, councilman Kent Dykes said Easley Pride Day will be

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LHS names delegates

Liberty High School students were recently selected as 2017 Palmetto Boys and Girls State delegates. Pictured above, from left, are Frank Cantrell of American Legion Post 67, Boys State delegates Chandler Pittman, Gatlin Bell, Lucas Bates, Grant Hitt and Dustin Krout, and Jerry Nalley of American Legion Post 67. At right are Girls State delegates Emily Sauls and Amber Wilson. Palmetto Boys State 2017 and Palmetto Girls State 2017 are week-long leadership camps where high school juniors with exceptional qualities in the areas of leadership, interest in government, character, honesty, scholarship, maturity and cooperativeness learn about and participate in government and politics. American Legion Post 67 sponsors Liberty male students to attend Boys State, and the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors female students to attend Girls State. This year’s Palmetto Boys State is June 11-17 at Anderson University in Anderson, and this year’s 2017 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State will be the same week at Presbyterian College in Clinton.

 

Pickens County Habitat for Humanity to host fundraiser

LIBERTY — Pickens County Habitat for Humanity (PCHFH) will host Have a Heart for Habitat, a donor fundraising event, from 6-9 p.m. this Friday, April 21, at Abundant Blessings Farm in Liberty to celebrate 35 years of service to the Pickens community.

The fundraiser is being held in hopes of strengthening ties amongst the organization and its

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