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Lester Mosley Jr. Trial

Murder trial starts

Photos courtesy Rex Brown/The Journal Lester Davaria Mosley Jr., right, pictured with his attorney, Scott Robinson, is on trial this week in Pickens for the 2012 killing of Clemson University student Steven More »

Pickens County Courier Phil Owens

Owens receives state’s highest civilian honor

Courtesy photo Rep. Phil Owens, second from left, receives the Order of the Palmetto from Sen. Larry Martin. Also pictured are Sen. Thomas Alexander, left, and Rep. Davey Hiott. COLUMBIA — Local More »

Pickens County Courier Founder's Day fest pictures

Celebrating heritage

Rocky Nimmons/Courier  Local Civil War reenactors Delayne Masters, left, and Jim Bay pose with a Civil War-era cannon reproduction in front of the historic Bradley-Boggs House on Main Street in Pickens during More »

Pickens County Courier Last Skate group

Farewell skate

Dozens of people showed up for their last skate at Skate-A-Round USA in Easley on Sunday. The business, which has been family-owned since 1980, will be closing its doors on Saturday, Sept. More »

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Six Mile remembers an ambassador

Bill and Ruby Holder will be honored at a tribute event in Six Mile on Sept. 27. Bill passed away June 6, two days after his 98th birthday.        Family More »

Pickens Middle School gets Clean Air Upstate Sustainability Grants

PICKENS – Pickens Middle School has been selected as one of the first recipients of a Clean Air Upstate Sustainable Schools Grant. The school will receive a $1,000 grant through the Clean Air Upstate initiative, which is being coordinated by Ten at the Top. Funding for the grants was provided as part of a grant from Duke Energy to the Clean Air Upstate effort.

Pickens Middle School was awarded grants as part of a competitive process amongst schools from across the Upstate that have previously demonstrated a commitment to supporting a sustainable environment by participating in the Breathe Better (B2) anti-idling program. The B2 program is an anti-idling/clean air campaign sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) which educates about the harmful effects of vehicle

National Federation of Music Clubs’ Junior Festival selects local students

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EASLEY — The 30th annual South Carolina Northwestern District III of the National Federation of Music Clubs held its Junior Festival on March 1 at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley. Seven local piano teachers entered students to be judged by music professionals. The Junior Festival program is designed to promote study and stimulate interest in American and world music literature, and to encourage participations to reach a high standard of musical achievement. Students perform and receive evaluation in a non-competitive setting.

The following students were selected to represent the Easley area in South Carolina State Recital at the Junior Convention to be held in May at the Newberry Opera House, Newberry, in conjunction with the South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs’ Convention.

March for Meals wraps up

COUNTY — During the month of March, Pickens County Meals on Wheels (PCMOW) held its annual March for Meals Campaign. Initiated by the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), March for Meals is designed to create understanding about senior hunger issues by connecting local businesses, residents and public officials with senior nutrition services like Pickens County Meals on Wheels.

web image002This year’s March for Meals emphasized how programs like Meals on Wheels are essential to helping seniors live independently in their own homes. Each weekday, PCMOW volunteers on 22 different routes help keep more than 240 homebound elderly and disabled seniors healthy, fed, safe and independent.

Throughout March, PCMOW hosted a variety of awareness, fundraising and volunteer activities. The “Take-us-for-a-Test-Drive” campaign, where people rode with volunteers during their regular delivery, produced seven new volunteers and one new driving group.

Fundraising activities included a wine tasting and wine auction held by the Cliffs at Keowee

Those were the days

On The Way

By Olivia Fowler

Olivia Fowler

Olivia Fowler

As children we’d often go to the movies on Saturday mornings while Mama ran errands and bought groceries. We lived 10 miles from town, so going to town for supplies was a pretty big deal. We didn’t refer to it as going to the movies.

Mama would say, “Would you like to go to the show?” And of course, we always did.

There were two movie theaters in town, the Gibson and the Centre. Movies stayed on sometimes for several weeks until everybody in the county had an opportunity to go.

This was at a time when Saturday morning movies began at 10, and there would usually be a double feature. The Lone Ranger and Tonto were very popular, as were Davy Crockett and Tarzan.

Mama thought snacks bought at the show were way too expensive. After all, you could get a


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