Easley man dies after hit-and-run

GREENVILLE — An Easley man died last week from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run. The Greenville County Coroner’s Office identified More »

Woman who killed children pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

PICKENS — Although her defense attorney admitted to a jury that she fired the deadly shots, a Dacusville woman charged More »

Marines get warm welcome in Easley before getting time off

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Pickens resident Bryson’s new cookbook celebrates the South

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Clemson sustainable agriculture expert pens new book for more efficient farms

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Meals on Wheels dedicates McKissick Center

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From left, Robert Thomas with the McKissick Foundation, Meals on Wheels director Meta Bowers, Lt. Gov. Henry McMasters, Pickens County Councilman Neil Smith and Sen. Larry Martin

Courier Letters to the Editor

A state of confusion

Dear Editor,

I really liked the letter last week that Gladys Lewis Pace Corcoran wrote

Don’t listen to ‘Louie, Louie’

In 1963, a song was released by The Kingsmen titled “Louie, Louie.” It was a huge hit

State recognizes McDaniel

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COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution this month recognizing Pickens’ Betty McDaniel for her lifetime of work preserving native Appalachian music.

>The resolution, presented by Rep. Davey Hiott, tells of McDaniel’s work with children through the Young Appalachian Music program in Pickens Country schools. McDaniel was presented the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award in May at Southside Baptist


Luter to speak at Rock Springs

EASLEY — Dr. Fred Luter Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans and past president of  the Southern Baptist Convention, will be speaking in a one-night crusade at Rock

TD Bank names Cal Hurst

UPSTATE — TD Bank has named Cal Hurst regional vice president for Upstate South Carolina..

Cal Hurst

Cal Hurst

Hurst will be responsible for managing a team of commercial bankers to expand TD’s market share by extending the bank’s brand of legendary service to both its customers and the community.

Hurst, who has more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry, began his career in 2005 with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. In 2006, he joined RBC Centura, which was later acquired by PNC Bank. He most recently served as market president for PNC Bank’s Greenville market.

“Cal has a proven track record for relationship-focused banking, and he brings extensive knowledge of the Upstate to this role,” TD Bank market president David Lominack said. “His


Clemson Extension expanding and adapting to state’s needs

CLEMSON — Clemson University Extension will hire specialists across the state and expand programming to better meet the needs of South Carolina’s residents and economy in a five-year strategic plan approved

Cannon wins transitional duty award

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Pictured are Renee Turner of Cannon Hospital, Barbara Bryant of Conway Medical Center and Cathy Rogers of Spartanburg Medical Center.

align="JUSTIFY">COLUMBIA — Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens was one of six South Carolina healthcare organizations recognized as winners of a Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) Transitional Duty Award at the PHT Claims Coordinator Workshop & Awards Luncheon.

Healthcare professionals from around the state attended the July 17 conference, which


Clemson recognized for energy initiatives

CLEMSON — South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance has selected Clemson University as recipient of the energy summit award for its advanced energy programs and initiatives.

>The 2015 S.C. Clean Energy Summit Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes an organization that has singularly changed the landscape of the clean and advanced


World of Energy to host art show on August 9

USPATE — The World of Energy has partnered with the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association (KOBA) to showcase beautiful artwork of Oconee County by local photographers.


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