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EHS students charged in robbery

Suspects include homecoming queen, two-sport athletes

GREENVILLE — Three Easley High School students were arrested recently in connection with a Greenville armed robbery.

According to a news release from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Tyrese Omari Deshaun Bradley, 17-year-old Quenten Jamal Phillips and 18-year-old Brinae

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Under the big top

Circus coming to Pickens

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Get ready — the circus is coming to town.

The Bargain Exchange Flea Market will host the Lewis & Clark Circus next week.

The circus will hold three shows, with one show on Monday evening and two shows on Tuesday.

The Monday show kicks off at 6 p.m., and the Tuesday shows will be at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The “American Tradition Under the Big Top” promises all

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Meals on Wheels, Lions Club join forces

Pickens County Meals on Wheels and the Liberty Lions Club came together on Saturday to raise money and awareness with a pancake breakfast and diabetes walk in Liberty. The event began at 8 a.m. at the McKissick Center in Liberty.

Hagood Mill gets grant

Rep. Davey Hiott presented a check to Pickens County Council member Wes Hendricks on Saturday at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center for a grant that will help pay for the construction of a new Appalachian Culture Center at the site. Other county council members watched as Hiott presented the $130,000 check on behalf of the state of South Carolina’s Parks and Recreation Department.


Youth shooters place in final competition

The S.C. DNR Youth Target Sports program just finished its last shooting competition for this season, and three high school freshman from the area placed in every category — trap, skeet and sporting clays. Gabe Boggs, Eric Brown and Jake Wolfe, pictured above, are one of the teams on Clemson’s 4-H shooting team. The three young men have only known each other for a few years, but have become an awesome team. Even though they attend separate high schools, they have also become great friends through their shooting and Clemson 4-H. In February, the team won third place in the trap division and then first place in the skeet division. They reecntly won third place for the sporting clay division. The tournament was a record-breaking event, with more then 600 competitors.


A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Pickens visits the Emerald Isle

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr.

Special to The Courier

Cead mile failte!

Literally, in the Gaelic language of Ireland, this greeting means “A hundred thousand welcomes!” When pronounced, it sounds like “Kade Me’luh Ful’Chuh.”

I heard this in every social setting and in all my interactions with the beautiful, friendly, verbal and brilliant Irish citizenry of the Emerald Isle.

Largely because of the most

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Celebrating a new living and learning community

Above, Dr. Joe Brockinton, vice president for student life, addresses students inside Southern Wesleyan University’s newest residence hall, currently under construction along Wesleyan Drive. Standing at left is SWU president Dr. Todd Voss, and in the foreground is the Rev. Ken Dill, SWU’s associate vice president for spiritual life and chaplain. On March 15, students gathered in the new residence hall for a special chapel to pray and to celebrate how the new facility can be used to impact future students. The new residence hall will open to students this August. Below, Ethan Ekback of Seneca writes a Bible verse on one of the wall studs inside the new residence hall. Students, faculty and staff then wrote on the walls and beams verses of scripture and inspirational thoughts at the conclusion of the chapel service in the residence hall.


Woman charged in Easley shooting

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — An Easley woman faces attempted murder charges after a shooting last week.

According to a release from Easley Police Chief Tim Tollison,

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Meals on Wheels, Lions Club team up

LIBERTY — This Saturday, members of the Liberty Lions Club, along with the Liberty community, sponsors, friends and families, will walk in the Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Fair event.

The event, which will coincide with Pickens County Meals on Wheels’ $5 pancake breakfast, will begin at 8 a.m. at the

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Big night for business

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce and Pickens Revitalization Association joined forces for their annual banquet Saturday night at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Seneca. Bee Well Honey was named chamber business of the year, while Pickens Fire Chief Chris Elrod was honored with the annual Duke Citizenship Award. Pictured above are Bee Well owners Kerry and Donna Owen receiving a quilt block from chamber president Lisa Bryant, left, and chamber director Kim Smagala, right. Pictured at right is Elrod receiving his award from Duke Energy’s Emily DeRoberts.

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