Wife enters guilty plea in killing

PICKENS — A Dacusville woman pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy charges in the January shooting death of her husband last week. After taking a negotiated plea deal on Friday, Crystal Gail More »


County football coaches out

COUNTY — Two Pickens County high schools are in the market for new football coaches after disappointing seasons on the gridiron. School District of Pickens County spokesman John Eby confirmed Tuesday that More »

Davis Hendricks Signs with SWU PIckens County Courier

Hendricks signs with SWU

Rocky Nimmons/Courier Seated second from left, Davis Hendricks signs to continue her volleyball career at Southern Wesleyan University on Thursday. Pictured with Hendricks, seated from left, are Lesli Hendricks, Wes Hendricks and More »

Cloer Birthday Pickens County Courier

Cloer celebrates birthday with family

Grace Moody Cloer recently celebrated her 90th birthday in the Fellowship Hall of Red Hill Baptist Church. Family members pictured are, standing from left, Casey, Bob and Shana Cloer Maseah and Harvest More »

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Honoring veterans

SWU dedicates new flag plaza CENTRAL — What began as an effort to place flags at Southern Wesleyan University’s new athletic facilities grew into a tribute to those who have served and More »

Sounds of the southern appalachians

web 5. Ella jams with instructor, Susan Ware-Snow.

Ella Hennessee jams with her instructor, Susan Ware-Snow.

Locals leading the way in

preserving musical traditions

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr., Special to The Courier

I have a certificate, proudly displayed on my wall, from the Stamps-Baxter Normal Music School, verifying that “Tommy Cloer after having passed a reasonably rigid examination and by good deportment is entitled to this Theory Grade Certificate, June 8th –June 26th, 1953.”

The music school sessions were attended by all ages, children and adults. The teachers informed my parents that I was the youngest ever to pass their exam on the Rudiments of Music. I had just finished the second grade. I also have on my “Books in Use” shelf a 1939 song book titled “Favorite Songs and Hymns: Shape Notes,” compiled by Virgil O. Stamps and J.R. Baxter and published by Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co., Inc., which had thriving businesses in Dallas, Texas, Pangburn, Ark., and Chattanooga, Tenn. Suffice it to say the company “done real good” in Southern Appalachian churches.

Sacred Appalachian music is central to many of us that as children had those emotional, life-lifting sounds implanted in our minds. I remember vividly when this music began to move out of the churches in Southern Appalachia and began to be used as entertainment, as well as being used for worship. This was, I think, a

Courier Legals 6-18-14






CASE NO. 2014-CP-39-00338

David Spencer, Plaintiff, Tax Collector of Pickens County; Treasurer of Pickens County; JOHN DOE AND MARY ROE, fictitious names used to designate all unknown persons who claim any right, title,

interest or lien upon the real estate described herein, any anyonewho may be in the military, infants,incompetents or under any legal disability and ROGER ROE AND SARAH DOE, fictitious names who represent unknown heirs, devisees or distributees of Larry D. Bishop, deceased; Mary Elizabeth Bishop, deceased; Jackie B. Bishop, Deceased AND the following parties believed to be alive and well: James T. Bishop, Glenda Finley, Jack McCormick, Angela Hollingsworth, Diane Bishop

Courier Notice to Creditors 6-18-14

The publisher shall only be liable for an amount less than or equal to the charge for the space of the item in error in the case of errors in or omissions from any advertisement, and only for the first incorrect insertion.



All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when

Courier Trespass Notices 6-18-14

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.

Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing.

All persons are hereby notified and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any manner whatsoever upon the lands of the undersigned:

Clifton R. and Elaine Franks June 2014

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