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Dial 2-1-1 for help cleaning up after Irma

COLUMBIA — South Carolina 2-1-1 is working in collaboration with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services.

South Carolina residents who need help with debris removal, mud-out and other clean-up a due to Tropical Storm Irma should call 2-1-1.

Homeowners are linked with reputable and vetted relief agencies that

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Officers hit by car

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Two Easley Police officers and a Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputy were injured when they were hit by a car last week.

According to a release from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. Sept. 7 on U.S. Highway 123 near Ross Avenue.

The deputy had stopped to help the Easley officers, PCSO chief deputy

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County council sets millage for 2017-18

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Setting the millage rate for fiscal year 2017-2018 was one of the agenda items that Pickens County Council members braved the elements for Monday night.

The recommended millage rate for the 2017-2018 budget remains the same as last year, at 68.2 mills. County operation millage is 55.3. The 68.2 actual

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Flame volleyball off to hot start

PICKENS — The Pickens High School Blue Flame volleyball program has been a traditional power in the state.

Led by first-year coach Rikki Owens, the Lady Flame are looking to continue that legacy of dominance.

In the season opener on Aug. 30, the Flame defeated the Seneca Bobcats 25-7, 25-13, 25-6, to take the match in straight sets.

Next they hit the road, as they traveled to T.L. Hanna to square off with the

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Hunter education class planned in Clemson

CLEMSON — Hunter education classes taught by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be held Saturday at the Clemson SCDNR office.

The address for the office is 311 Natural Resources Drive in Clemson.

Participants must pre-register at www.dnr.sc.gov and click on the hunter

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PB Wood golf tourney set for Oct. 2

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University’s annual P.B. Wood Golf Tournament will tee off on Oct. 2 at Smithfields Country Club in Easley, with First Citizens Bank serving as the title sponsor, along with the John Ross Insurance Agency as the event sponsor.

The tournament raises funds for Southern Wesleyan University’s Promise

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Cannon honors Hedden

Pickens — AnMed Health Cannon recently recognized A.J. Hedden as its top employee of the second quarter.

Hedden joined AnMed Health Cannon in 2015 as an engineering technician.

Prior to becoming part of the AHC team, he worked as an electrician and maintenance tech at Electrictech, Systems Specialties, Walgreens Distribution and DZ Atlantic Group. Hedden graduated from Tri-County Technical College in 2008 with an associate’s degree in industrial maintenance.

Hedden has been with AHC only two years, but his co-workers recognized him as a major asset to the hospital. The AnMed Health Cannon selection committee, comprised of Hedden’s peers, chose Hedden based on his demonstration of the qualities of hard work, dedication and teamwork.

 

US News ranks Clemson among top 25 public universities

CLEMSON — Clemson University once again is ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

In the 2018 edition of Best Colleges Rankings, Clemson is ranked 23rd among the top public universities, the 10th year it has been ranked among

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Central native Kenny Johnson is member of Sigma Alpha Lambda

CLEMSON – Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Kenny Johnson of Central has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Clemson

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SC State Fiddling Championship is Saturday

PICKENS — As autumn approaches and the leaves turn their brilliant colors, it signals the time for fiddle music in the mountains.

On Sept. 16, vintage fiddle music will fill the hills and hollers around Hagood Mill as it once again hosts the annual South Carolina Old Time Fiddling Championship.

There will be cash prizes for competition in the senior and junior “old-time

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