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Four charged with kidnapping toddler

LIBERTY — Four people, including the child’s grandmother, were arrested last week after the violent kidnapping of a 3-year-old girl, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said deputies responded to reports of a fight and kidnapping of a small child at a home on Sherri Lane in Liberty at

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Yes, Pickens, there will be a Christmas Parade

Annual celebration rescheduled after winter weather forces postponement

PICKENS — The city of Pickens, Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce and Pickens Revitalization Association have announced that Pickens will indeed have a Christmas parade this year.

Originally set for last Friday night before being ironically cancelled due to winter weather, the event that will ring in the holiday season in the Pickens community has been rescheduled for this Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

The area was blessed with an unexpected winter wonderland that

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Gettys students giving back with ‘Socksgiving’

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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EASLEY — A Gettys Middle School class is collecting items that often get overlooked in other donation drives.

Seventh-grade students in Abigail Thompson Doud’s English language arts class are collecting socks for “Socksgiving,” according to student

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Easley recognizes winners of 2017 Main Street Challenge

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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EASLEY — Two local businesses got a warm welcome and a financial boost from Easley officials Monday night.

Mayor Larry Bagwell and city council members recognized Main Street

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Concert choir plans two shows of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

LIBERTY — The Pickens Concert Choir will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center in Liberty this Friday and Sunday.

This is will be the first time the Pickens Concert Choir will perform at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center with a full orchestra and world-class vocal soloists.

The show will feature soprano Cheryl Greene and tenor Seth Killen, both voice professors at North Greenville University, as soloists. It will

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LHS improv troupe to take stage Friday

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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LIBERTY — The members of Walking Shadows, Liberty High School’s improv troupe, were surprised by the big audience that their first show drew last month, and they’re hoping to build on that support.

The troupe will perform again at 7 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 15, at Liberty

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Triple Crown

Tigers wrap up third straight conference title, playoff berth

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The goal for the Clemson football team Saturday night was to leave no doubt who was the best team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Consider it mission accomplished.

The top-ranked Tigers scored on their first three possessions, turned in a dominating defensive performance and won the turnover battle, as they smashed Miami by a final score of 38-3 for their third consecutive conference title.

After winning three straight conference titles for the first time in 29 years, Clemson (12-1, 7-1) will also once again enter the College Football Playoff as the top overall seed, as the Tigers will take

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Clemson students rally against tuition waiver threat

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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CLEMSON — Clemson University graduate students, faculty and supporters rallied last week against provisions in a proposed tax reform bill that they believe would have devastating and wide-reaching effects.

The rally was part of a nationwide protest, Grad Student Walk Out/Rally For Higher Education.

Many graduate students receive tuition waivers from their schools in

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Tri-County Foundation board welcomes four new members

By Lisa Garrett
Tri-County Technical College

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PENDLETON — Four community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation Board of Directors.

Joining the Board’s current members are Emily DeRoberts and Randy Blackston, both representing Anderson County, Jim Kaplan, representing Pickens County, and Mike Worley, representing Oconee County.

Members of the Foundation Board raise money to supplement

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Pickens City Council honors Holley, swears in newly elected members

The city of Pickens honored one of its own during Monday night’s council meeting at city hall. Councilman Carlton Holley’s term ended with Holley stepping down to further his education in the ministry. He was presented with an award for his years of service by Mayor David Owens (above left) as council looked on. Holley was also honored on Friday night (above right) as the recipient of the 2017 “I Fan the Flame” Award during the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting at Legacy Square. The meeting also saw council members Donnie McKinney and Donna Owen (below right) sworn into office. Councilman Patrick Lark (below left) could not be at Monday’s meeting. He was sworn in by Owens on Friday at Pickens City Hall for another term on council.

 


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