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All Aboard For Fun – Central Railroad Festival is Saturday!

The festivities literally get a running start at 8:30 a.m. with the “Keep it Movin’ 5K Run,” sponsored by Central Elementary School. The Railroad Festival is proud to partner with our elementary More »

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One With the Ride

Steve Lorch/Courier One With the Ride owner John Winchester is a former pro skater, and he and his shop are all about living in the moment. By Steve Lorch For The Courier More »

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Baptist Easley welcomes new members to board of directors

EASLEY — Baptist Easley Hospital recently welcomed returning members to the 2015 board of directors, as well as two new members. Jeanne Ward, Regional President of Greenville Health System, and Malcolm Rogers, More »

Azalea Fest

31st annual Azalea Fest coming up this weekend

PICK UP A COPY OF THIS WEEK’S COURIER FOR SPECIAL AZALEA FESTIVAL EDITION! On Sale at most quality Grocery Stores and Convenient Stores all over Pickens County. PICKENS — The 31st annual More »

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ALL ABOARD FOR FUN

Miniature trains pulled by “live steam” locomotives are among the attractions at the Central Railroad Festival, which will be held April 25 in historic downtown Central. The family-friendly festival will also feature More »

Beyond the Bull to join annual Helping Hands benefit fundraiser

CENTRAL — In August 1984, an emergency shelter and foster home for abused and neglected children from across the upstate of South Carolina opened its doors.

Helping Hands of Clemson received its first children into the house that was licensed to care for 16 children that year.

Today, the house is licensed to care for 54 children. To date, Helping Hands officials have cared for an estimated 8,000, the majority coming from Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties.

If you have ever driven through the depot district of downtown Central, there, on Main Street,

Northland Communications opens new state-of-the-art customer service center

UPSTATE — Northland Communications has scheduled the grand reopening of its new customer service center located at 9A Boardwalk Place in Seneca.

The new center showcases the fastest Internet speeds featured on the latest tech toys and high definition streaming available through online content providers, allowing customers to experience their services and entertainment products first-hand.

Northland will be celebrating its grand reopening with a community event on March 1, featuring fun product demos at the interactive gadget bar, door prizes, free food from Chick-fil-A, fun giveaways, a bouncy house and more. The community is invited to come out to celebrate the new

Y2Y 10K Challenge set for April 26

COUNTY — The Pickens County YMCA is bringing back its popular Y2Y 10K Challenge.

With the course, participants will run from the Easley YMCA to the Pickens YMCA, which is exactly 10K (6.2 miles).  Registration for the Y2Y 10K Challenge is open from now until April 24.

Participants will park at the Pickens YMCA on April 26. Buses will transport everyone at 7:10 a.m. to the Easley Y, and the race will start at 7:30 a.m.  There will be fun activities at the Pickens Y for families and kids while they await their loved ones’ arrival. 

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 Tommy Holcombe

Easley — Thomas Larry “Tommy” Holcombe, 66, husband of Joyce Beasley Holcombe, died, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Tommy was born in Greenville County, a son of the late Russell Thomas and Gladys Lucille Crane Holcombe. Tommy was retired from Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was formerly employed with Coca Cola of Greenville as a sales representative. Tommy was a 1997 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Ga. Tommy was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley where he formerly taught the college and career Sunday school class. He was always interested in the young people of the church and he formerly served as youth director at Cedar Rock Baptist

Black History Month

A history of the celebration

Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E.

County museum to kick off Pickens County Youth Arts ’14 with reception March 1

COUNTY — The Pickens County Cultural Commission recently announced that, in recognition of “National Youth Arts” month as well as “National Music in our Schools” month, March will once again be Pickens County Youth Arts Month.

The Pickens County Museum of Art and History and the schools of Pickens County will celebrate with a reception to kick off the month at the museum on Saturday, March 1, from 1-4  p.m.

A special “thank you” presentation for elementary schools will be made at 1:30 p.m., and an awards ceremony for the middle and high schools will be held at 2:30 p.m.

In addition to the always-entertaining

visual arts exhibition, which will be on display beginning March 1 and continuing through March

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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

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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.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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

Courier Trespass Notice 2-26-14

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

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