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Pickens, Easley plan Doodle Rail Trail unveiling

The master plan for turning the abandoned Doodle Rail Line into a trail between Pickens and Easley will be unveiled at a meeting on May 1 in Easley. By Ben Robinson, Courier More »

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All Aboard For Fun! Welcome to the Town of Central and to our sixth annual Railroad Festival. This insert is your guide to everything you need for an unforgettable day of fun More »

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Anderson receives Silver Crescent

After 32 years of service to the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission, Noel C. Anderson was recently honored with the Order of the Silver Crescent. COUNTY — All who know him call him “Andy.” More »

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Food, fun and flowers

Despite dreary weather, crowds packed the streets of Pickens over the weekend for the 30th annual Pickens Azalea Festival, which featured various forms of entertainment, food, arts and crafts and the first-ever More »

Pickens County Meals on Wheels recently received a $1,000 grant from the Darden Foundation. Pictured, from left, are PCMOW executive director Meta Bowers, Timothy Moriarty of LongHorn Steakhouse in Easley and PCMOW volunteers Doyle and Norma Kelley.

PCMOW and Darden Restaurants partner to advance hunger relief

EASLEY — Pickens County Meals on Wheels recently announced it has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., More »

Heller shares tales of Nazi concentration camps

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Trude Heller shared memories of life in a Nazi concentration camp with students and teachers at Dacusville Middle School

By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

DACUSVILLE — Trude Shoutar and Max Heller exchanged wedding vows on a street in Greenville in 1942.

For Trude, it was the start of 69 years of marriage with the future mayor of the city of Greenville. But it was also the chance to put her early years of life behind her after growing up in war-torn Austria and suffering through some of the affects of German concentration camps.

She and Max promised themselves to teach their children only love, not the kind of hatred that led a woman to kill Trude’s grandmother in a concentration camp over a piece of bread. An 11 million Jews died in the concentration camps.

Museum to host ‘First South Carolinians’ book signing

PICKENS — As part of our recognition of Native American Month, the public is invited to an informative presentation and book signing of First South Carolinians (Warbranch Press). Award-winning South Carolina artist, author, and cartoonist Kate Salley Palmer has been writing and illustrating picture books since 1991. The book was co-written by Kate’s husband, Jim, and illustrated by their son, James Palmer, Jr. The event is 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2 in the LaVonne Nalley Piper Auditorium of the Pickens County Museum of Art and History (307 Johnson St, Pickens, SC 29671).

Bring your own copy of the book to be signed or purchase one the day of the event for $14.95. There will be a 20 – 25 minute presentation about the book. Also, a Christmas book has

Fall for Liberty

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Liberty was the place to be last Saturday if you love Blue Grass music, great food and fellowship. The annual ‘Fall for Liberty’ fest had a little bit for everyone. Even WSPA’s Jack Roper was on hand for a magic show. The event was one of the biggest in years in Liberty and had thousands turn-out for a beautiful day of fun. The event featured a chili cook-off, cake walks hay rides, arts and crafts and so much more. Picture here are some of the sights for the fest.

Anderson Man charged in Clemson area burglary

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CLEMSON — An Anderson man was arrested Wednesday, October 23 by the Clemson City Police Department and charged with burglary, second degree as well as possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools and malicious damage to real property.

Anthony Christopher Derrig, 20, was arrested and charged.

According to a release by the Clemson Police Department at approximately 10:30 p.m. the police received a call saying that an individual had been spotted inside a closed business. Officers arrived to find the single window pane of the back door broken out and the door open.

A search of the business found a white male inside the business behind the counter.

Police say the person behind the counter was using a knife in an effort to pry open the register drawer. The man was taken into custody without incident. Items from the business were found in his clothing pockets.

Derrig is currently being held at the Clemson City jail, awaiting a bond hearing.

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