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Police: Man molested child for 4 months

PICKENS — A 66-year-old Marietta man has been charged with molesting a child several times over four months.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said Tony Calhoun Fulmer, of 139 Lake Circle Road, was arrested without incident at 11:30 a.m. Monday at a home in Pickens County. Fulmer was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and second-degree sexual exploitation of

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Blue Ridge Fest celebrates 20 years

PICKENS — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is marking 20 years of giving back to the community and helping area charities — while putting on one heck of a party.

Blue Ridge Fest will be held this Friday, April 28, from 5:30 -10 p.m. at the cooperative’s Pickens facility, located at 734 W. Main St.

Blue Ridge marketing coordinator Liza Holder spoke about this year’s festival at a recent

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Smith named PHS athletic director

PICKENS — Already set to be his alma mater’s new football coach, Chad Smith will be taking over the reins of the entire athletic department at Pickens High School, the school announced in a news release Tuesday.

Smith will assume athletic director duties at PHS next year after the Pickens County Scohol board approved his appointment on Monday night, principal Corey Willimon said in a news

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65th class reunion

65th class reunion

The Pickens High School Class of 1952 held its 65th class reunion on Saturday, April 22. The event saw 23 classmates and members of their families enjoy a great meal and fellowship at the Gatehouse Restaurant in downtown Pickens. Pictured, from left, in the front row are Martha Dickard Hughes, Eleanor Lynch Pinkowski, Virginia Summey Atkinson, Dorothy Fortune Lewis, Nell Bolding Hayes, Georgia Chappell Garrett, Vernelle Anthony Long and Una Kelly Welborn. Second row: Jimmy Henderson, Dan Winchester, Oscar Anderson, Mary Lou Honaker Keasler, Jane Swayngham Gillespie, Nancy Reece Beach, Dorothy Fortune Lewis, Tracey Skelton Crawford and Grace Day Johnson. Back row: Clarence Gibson Jr., Lavon McCall, Jean Westbrook, the Rev. Dwight Edens and Harold Welborn Sr.

 

Pickens High athletes sign with colleges

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From left, Pickens High School’s Taylor Farmer (volleyball), Robert Jones (track) and Miriam Ross (track) all signed to continue their athletic careers in college last Thursday.

By Rocky Nimmons

Publisher

rnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Three Pickens High School athletes signed to take their games to the next level last week.

Lady Blue Flame volleyball standout Taylor Farmer inked Thursday with Presbyterian College, while Pickens track standouts Robert Jones and Miriam Ross signed to compete at Anderson

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National Day of Prayer is March 4th

Americans ready to

answer president’s call

to pray for our nation

Courtesy NationalDayofPrayer.org

he National Day of Prayer is not just a vital part of America’s heritage, but is as relevant and critical today as it was at the first call by our Continental Congress in 1775.

Established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Harry S. Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Ronald Reagan in 1988, it states that “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups and as individuals.”

Americans will answer the president’s call to pray during the 65th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5.

As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions and continual challenges to basic constitutional

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A DEADLY HIGH

Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl, pictured above next to a penny, can kill a human if ingested. Carfentanil, a drug the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says is 100 times more potent than fentanyl, has been detected in the Clemson area, police said last week.

Police: Killer drug detected near Clemson

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — Clemson police issued a warning through the department’s Facebook page Thursday that a highly dangerous synthetic opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine has been detected in the area.

Police say the drug, carfentanil, can come in many forms, ranging from a powder form often disguised as other illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine to blotter paper, tablets, patches and spray. They add that the drug, often used as a tranquilizing agent for elephants and other large mammals, can be absorbed through the skin or accidentally inhaled, and effects of exposure usually appear in minutes.

Anyone who is believed to have been exposed to carfentanil should seek medical attention or call law enforcement and not to personally try to

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Annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser set for Saturday

LIBERTY — Pickens County Meals on Wheels will host the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the eighth annual Wings and Wheels event at the Pickens County Airport, located at 240 Airport Road in Liberty.

The event is set for this Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be airplane rides, a custom car show, a radio-controlled airplane, prize drawings and giveaways and great food.

It will be a day of fun for the whole family. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per car.

For more information, visit www.pcmow.org/events or call (864) 606-3745.

 

Daniel students sweep Chemistry Olympiad

Daniel High students Jacob Jensen, Connor Lehmacher, Manav Jain and Benjamin Buck recently received top honors in the prestigious Chemistry Olympiad competition.

CENTRAL — Several Daniel High School students recently received top honors in the prestigious Chemistry Olympiad competition.

The event, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, is the first level of a nationwide

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Coach Brad Scott to speak at Six Mile Baptist Church

SIX MILE — Six Mile Baptist Church is hosting “An Evening with Brad Scott,” the assistant athletic director for player development at Clemson University, this Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

Brad Scott is in his 18th year with the program, including his sixth as an assistant athletic director. He moved into administration in 2011 after 12 years as an assistant coach from 1999-

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