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Rally held to fight domestic violence

Ben Robinson/Courier Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark speaks at a rally held in honor of domestic violence victims on the steps of the Pickens County Courthouse last week. PICKENS — Representatives and More »

Pickens County Courier PHS Hall of Fame

2014 Pickens High School Athletic Hall of Fame, a night to remember…

John Bolton/BoltonPhoto.com Pickens High School inducted another class into its Athletic Hall of Fame during Friday night’s game against county rival Daniel. Pictured above with PHS athletic director Stan Butler, brother and More »

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‘An Upcountry Boil’ set for Pickens County Museum on November 8

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History and the Pickens County Cultural Commission will host “An Upcountry Boil,” a good-time fundraising event, on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m. More »

Pickens County Courier Hatfield 100

Hatfield turns 100

On Oct. 14, Six Mile resident Mr. James D. Hatfield (Deb) celebrated his 100th birthday with a lunch at The Lighthouse restaurant, attended by 25 friends and family, followed by cake and More »

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Hinton and Marler celebrate 30 years of practicing dentistry

Dr. Don Marler, Dr Elizabeth Armstrong and Dr. Dan Hinton recently celebrated 30 years in Pickens. PICKENS — Thirty years ago, when Dr. Dan Hinton was getting ready to graduate from the More »

Community meets to learn about Doodle Trail plans

By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

EASLEY — People from across the county showed up on the Easley campus of Tri-County Technical College last week to gain a better understanding of plans for the proposed Doodle Trail between Pickens and Easley.

 Alta Planning and Design representative Blake Sandersdiscusses the plans for the proposed Doodle Trail between Pickens and Easley at a community meeting last week in Easley.  Ben Robinson/Courier


Alta Planning and Design representative Blake Sandersdiscusses the plans for the proposed Doodle Trail between Pickens and Easley at a community meeting last week in Easley. Ben Robinson/Courier

The trail, roughly duplicating the path of the Pickens Doodle Railway — a rail service one used by workers in the pre-depression era — would create a clear connection between the two towns, celebrating a common bond in history.

The plan calls for the construction of the trail in six phases.

Phase one: Structural improvements and repair of bridges. Cost: $344,000.

Phase two: Pave 2.7 miles of trail from downtown Pickens to Wolf Creek. Cost: $873,000.

Phase three: Pave 2.7 mile of trail from Wolf Creek to Rices Creek. Cost: $804,000.

Phase four: Pave 2.1 miles of trail from Rices

Grand opening is this week

One of Pickens’ newest businesses, Hair Works, will hold its formal grand opening on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. The business is owned and operated by longtime Pickens-area stylist Patty Raines Stephens. Stephens has been a cosmologist in Pickens for 24 years. Joining Stephens are Sharon Campbell and Tina Brown Gantt. The new salon, located at 494 Hampton Ave. in Pickens, offers a full service, including coloring, cuts for the entire family, perms and eyebrow waxing. Hair Works takes appointments or walk-ins and is open Monday-Saturday. Pictured are Campbell, Stephens and Gantt, along with Lou Deck, who was Stephens’ first customer. Stephens has done her hair for 24 years. Stephens did Deck’s hair in cosmetology school and has been doing it ever since. For more information, call (864) 878-6377.

One of Pickens’ newest businesses, Hair Works, will hold its formal grand opening on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. The business is owned and operated by longtime Pickens-area stylist Patty Raines Stephens. Stephens has been a cosmologist in Pickens for 24 years. Joining Stephens are Sharon Campbell and Tina Brown Gantt. The new salon, located at 494 Hampton Ave. in Pickens, offers a full service, including coloring, cuts for the entire family, perms and eyebrow waxing. Hair Works takes appointments or walk-ins and is open Monday-Saturday. Pictured are Campbell, Stephens and Gantt, along with Lou Deck, who was Stephens’ first customer. Stephens has done her hair for 24 years. Stephens did Deck’s hair in cosmetology school and has been doing it ever since. For more information, call (864) 878-6377.

Signups begin for summer Appalachian music lessons

COUNTY — If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, learn how to play a banjo, fiddle, guitar or mandolin.

Enrollment is now under way for the summer session of Appalachian music lessons. The next session of the Evening Music Program will begin the week of Monday, May 26.

This program is open to all ages (third grade through adults) and is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music with acoustic instruments. Instruments include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.

The six-week sessions will be held at the following locations:

1. Easley First Baptist Church in Easley (Tuesday nights) 2. Pickens Senior Center (Monday and

Pickens Rescue Squad to host ‘Redneck Car Show’ Saturday

PICKENS — Local residents are invited to get their hot rods, boats, motorcycles and even mopeds ready for the first-ever “Redneck Car Show” hosted by Pickens Rescue 7 on Saturday at the Pickens Flea Market, located two miles west of Pickens on S.C. 183.

The event is looking for entries, and now is the time to start signing up.

“You can really enter anything to the show, and if it doesn’t have a motor, you can enter it free,” Rescue 7 Chief Tommy Smith said.

The car show is an event designed to raise funds to go toward special training and other community events for the squad, such as the Halloween family fun night held each year at the squad’s station.

The Pickens squad has offered a safe place for kids and their families to visit during the city of Pickens’ annual Trick or Treat On Main each year. Volunteers prepare decorations, funnel cakes, fried oreos,


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