Man facing sexual conduct charges

PICKENS — A 19-year-old Pickens man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies say he engaged in sexual activity with at More »

Police: Father charged after 4-month-old hospitalized

PICKENS — A 24-year-old Central man was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and charged with child abuse following More »

Last-minute FG lifts Lions to home win

John Bolton/ Daniel senior kicker Nick Muchow celebrates after hitting the game-winning field goal to give the Lions a 20-19 More »

Wave roll Woodmont in key region victory

Kerry Gilstrap/Courier Easley senior Carter Wiles breaks away from the Woodmont defense during their game Friday night. Wiles had nine More »

Devils top Ninety Six with pair of late TDs

Doug Tate/Photo Liberty’s Cole Murphy tries to avoid a Ninety Six tackler during their game Friday night. By Jimmy Kirby More »

Flame pitch shutout

Tommy McGaha/ (Right) Pickens’ Cole Seaborn returns an interception during the Blue Flame’s shutout win over Travelers Rest on Friday. More »


Courier Classifieds 12-2-15


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Easley pedestrian struck and killed

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

PICKENS COUNTY — A 24-year-old Greenville man died Thursday evening after he was

Pickens seeking EPA cleanup grant

PICKENS — The City of Pickens is asking for community leaders’ help in applying for an EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant to improve the Doodle Trail trailhead property at the corner of S.C. Highway 8 and Railroad Street.

The EPA recently permitted cleanup applications for the removal

Report card shows graduation rate continues to climb

COUNTY — The South Carolina Department of Education has released its annual report cards on schools and districts, showing the School District of Pickens County’s on-time graduation rate hitting a new high of 82 percent in 2015. This is the

Parades start next week across county

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By Pamela Dodson
Staff Reporter

Santa Claus will be coming to towns around the county as annual Christmas parades get started next week.

Sheriff’s office chief detective earns Wilkins Award


Courtesy Photo

Flanked by Billy Wilkins, left, and Walt Wilkins, right, Sgt. Chuck James, who heads the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office detective division, holds the plaque he received as the recipient of the 2015 Billy Wilkins Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement

Pickens outdoors store now open


Southern Appalachian Outdoors opened for business on Monday. The new store, located at 506 W. Main St. in Pickens, offers all you need to start your outdoor adventure. Pictured, from left, are store owner Marty Fields, staff member Pamela Smith, PRA director Allison Fowler, Pickens Chamber director Mike Parrott, Pickens mayor

Staying Prepared

With county schools closed for Thanksgiving, local emergency officials partnered Tuesday to conduct a joint training exercise involving an Preparedactive shooter

Steamboat to appear at Country Santa benefit

PICKENS — For the second year in a row, a WWE Hall of Famer will be on hand to help children in need this Christmas as 3Count Pro Wrestling hosts its annual Country Santa Clash on Dec. 5.



The event, the third to benefit Country Santa in as many years for the promotion, is planned at Pickens Middle School

Cannon Auxiliary announces dates for holiday events

PICKENS — The Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary invites local residents to enjoy holiday events.

The Festival of Wreaths Silent Auction will run from Dec. 1-14. The action ends at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 in the Cannon front lobby.

The Festival

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