Category Archives: Community

Central recreation center offering two free weeks

CENTRAL — The Central-Clemson Recreation Center will have two weeks of free membership open to anyone in the community.

The two weeks are Dec. 16-22 and Jan. 6-12.

Guests will be able to take classes, use the weight room, swim and more for free.

For more information, including full details and restrictions, call the recreation center at (864) 624-1138.


Annual Celtic Christmas event planned

PICKENS — The music of the Appalachian region was heavily influenced by the influx of Scotch and Irish immigrants, and this influence has been integral in the development of American folk music traditions.

With Christmas approaching and the New Year beckoning, Hagood Mill will once again to honor local musical traditions by hosting songs of the season at the annual Memorial Celtic Christmas program, to be held this

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Rocky Bottom Baptist honored by blind camp

Rocky Bottom Baptist Church in Sunset was honored at the Christmas dinner Dec. 1 at the Rocky Bottom Camp of the Blind. Rocky Bottom Baptist Church helped with roof repairs on several buildings at the camp. Pastor Chris Owens, left, said of the work, ‘this is part of the local ministry good neighbor policy.” Chairman and president of the State Board of the Blind, Frank Chapple from Columbia recognized the church with a plaque and thanked Frank and Jimmy Masters for their extra volunteer work. The Rocky Bottom Camp and Conference Center is used by the State Foundation of the Blind and open to the public. Linda Bible serves as camp director.


McKinney Chapel Christmas program planned Saturday

SUNSET — The long-ago story of a miracle in a stable in Bethlehem will be told again at McKinney Chapel, in Pickens County’s Eastatoee Valley, this Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

It’s a traditional gift to everyone who comes to the tiny old church, and everyone is invited.

For more than three decades, since the abandoned frame chapel was restored by Georgia Chapman in the early 1980s, the old-time pageant, with Mary and Joseph and the Baby Jesus, the angels, shepherds and wise men, the harmonica player and country-bred singers with the classic Sunday School piano, has offered its time-honored message. Long

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Post 11 honors council for Veterans Day efforts

During the Dec. 3 Pickens County Council meeting, American Legion Pickens Post 11 gave a “Letter of Appreciation Award” to county council for the very successful recent Veterans Day celebration and parade in Liberty. The event featured Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Davey Hiott, American Legion riders and Pickens Jeep Club members participating to honor county service veterans. Handing the award over to council were Post 11 chaplain Capt. Gary Parsons with fellow Legionnaires Richard Reese, Pete Peters, Randall Wood, Terrance Gromlovits, Michael Keith and Joe Acampora.


Courier Community Calendar 12-12-18

• Amazing Grace holiday program set

Amazing Grace Fellowship, located at 229 Pearl St. in Pickens, will be hosting a Christmas program called “What Child is this” on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and worship and enjoy the Christmas season.

• Easley Community Band to perform

The Easley Community Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley. The festive performance will feature selections from the Polar Express, Russian Christmas music and the ultimate Christmas sing-along. Admission is free,

Pickens Festival of Trees open at Colonial House

PICKENS — Starting this week, the Colonial House Bed and Breakfast is hosting the first-ever Pickens Festival of Trees.

The Festival of Trees opened Tuesday after the Christmas tree lighting in Legacy Square and will run throughout the month of December. Along with viewing the Festival of Trees, children and families can also come for a picture with Santa through Dec. 23. Santa’s official calendar can be

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Ceremony held in honor of Liles at Jaycee Park

PICKENS — The Pickens Service Club, BSA Troop 51, family, friends, veterans and residents of Pickens conducted a flag-raising ceremony at Jaycee Park for the rededication of the E. Rutledge “Rut” Liles Memorial on Oct. 14.

Liles, a son of Pickens, was born May 13, 1947, to Rut Sr. and Mary Liles. Liles grew up in Pickens in the 1950s and ‘60s and was the perfect example of the “guy next door” with his infectious smile.

He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and Troop 51 of BSA, where he earned the rank of Eagle

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Courier Community Calendar 11-7-18

• Cannon Auxiliary to host Winter Fest

Cannon Auxiliary will hold its annual Winter Fest from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the AnMed Health Cannon classroom. A variety of handmade items will be for sale. Those who hand make crafts and would like to have a table at the sale are asked to contact Amanda Miller at (864) 898-1134 or or contact Lib Cowan at (864) 878-9999.

• Pickens VA Office to host veterans event

The Pickens County Veterans Affairs office is excited about the upcoming Veterans Day events this year. The office is celebrating the many veterans in Pickens County to show their appreciation to all and the sacrifices that were made.

The second annual Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner is being hosted again

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