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Former coroner talks opioid crisis

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Although the nation is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis, the painkillers themselves are not the problem, according to Dr. James Mahanes, medical affairs officer at AnMed Health Cannon.

“It’s the misuse,” he said. “We spend most of the time maligning opiates, but they do have a value, there’s no question about that. As a physician, morphine and dilaudid have been two of the most valuable drugs I’ve ever used in my practice of medicine.”

Mahanes was one of the speakers at a lunch and learn session sponsored by Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County last week in Easley

Mahanes presented a talk called “The Opioid Crisis: Past, Present and Future.”

The United States makes up about 4.6 percent of the world’s population, “but we use 80 percent of the global opioid supply,” Mahanes said.

“We use 99 percent of the global hydrocodone supply,” he said. “We have

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Cannon Auxiliary planning annual Festival of Wreaths

PICKENS — Planning is underway for the 2018 CMH Auxiliary Festival of Wreaths.

The Cannon Auxiliary invites the community and local businesses and organizations to be involved in this year’s event.

The auxiliaty is asking that all wreaths be at AnMed Health Cannon by Nov. 19. Donated wreaths will be on display from Nov. 19-Dec. 7. They will be on display in the front lobby area at the main entrance, where individuals can place silent auction bids on the wreaths. The Festival of Wreaths will conclude on Dec. 7, with the final bids at 1 p.m.

There is no charge to participate, and any size wreath is accepted. The wreaths do not have to be Christmas themed. They can be any holiday or theme that you or your business/organization deem appropriate. All

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‘Compassion Experience’ coming to Central church

CENTRAL — Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship that releases children from poverty globally, will be bringing its tour, “The Compassion Experience,” to the Central area Nov. 16-19, from noon to 6:40 p.m.

Special Sunday hours will be from 9 a.m.-6:40 p.m. The event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty, as well as provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity

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Literacy association book sale this weekend

PICKENS — The Pickens County Literacy Association will host its fall used book sale fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3.

The fundraiser will be held at the Pickens Presbyterian Church social hall, located at 311 W. Main St. in Pickens.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For the

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Courier Community Calendar 10-31-18

• 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 amiller@anmedhealthcannon.org or contact Lib Cowan at (864) 878-9999.

• Porter’s Chapel to hold indoor yard sale

Porter’s Chapel will host an indoor yard sale this Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will run from 8 a.m.-noon and include breakfast and a bake sale. Money raised will help to serve the women, children and youth in the area. Porter’s Chapel is located at 152 E Preston McDaniel Road in Pickens.

• Oyster Roast set  to help county GAL

The fifth annual Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, and presented by Acker Lambert Hinton PA.

Community sponsors, supporters and the Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem program will gather at Arran Farm for the festivities

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Man pleads guilty to child porn charge

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — A Pickens man pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography last week.

Jeffrey Lee Harris, 31, entered a guilty plea on Oct. 16 in Spartanburg, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that law enforcement conducted an investigation involving individuals obtaining child pornography.

Investigators learned that Harris had used Bitcoin to purchase a membership in a foreign website that specialized in child pornography,

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Easley man killed in Greenville collision

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

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GREENVILLE — A 40-year-old Easley man died Saturday after his moped struck an SUV.

The collision occurred at 8:36 p.m. on Easley Bridge Road in Greenville, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Officer identified the victim as Joseph

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Fall for Liberty Bluegrass Festival planned Saturday

LIBERTY — Liberty Festivals and Events and the city of Liberty are excited to present the upcoming Fall for Liberty Bluegrass Festival this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Liberty.

The festival will provide a full lineup of local bluegrass bands.

Ella and Mary will kick things off at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mountain Bridge Band at 11:20 a.m.. Next up will be the Sweet Potato Pie Kids (YAMS) at 1:20 p.m., and then New Dixie Storm will wrap things up beginning at 2:15 p.m. Guests are reminded to bring a chair.

Other festival activities will include Upstate food trucks, craft and artisan

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Literacy association book sale next week

PICKENS — The Pickens County Literacy Association will host its fall used book sale fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3.

The fundraiser will be held at the Pickens Presbyterian Church social hall, located at 311 W. Main St. in Pickens.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

For the sale, the association will have a large number of quilting and craft books, and organizers have sorted through more than 30 authors in both

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PRA announces 2018-19 Main Street Challenge semifinalists

PICKENS — The Pickens Revitalization Association recently announced the semifinalists for the Main Street Challenge, an entrepreneurial start-up competition for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy in Pickens.

The challenge provides a means by which local, area and regional entrepreneurs can advance their desire to expand or open a new business.

The PRA will award two cash incentives in the amount of $5,000 or one cash incentive in the amount of $10,000 for start-up businesses or new

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