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Police: Vehicle hits home after driver’s throat slit

Man charged with armed robbery, assault, kidnapping EASLEY — An Easley man is behind bars facing multiple charges after an incident in which police say he cut a man giving him a More »

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Pickens Middle School teacher hikes to raise money for cancer research

Photo courtesy Louise Hope Pickens Middle School teacher Louise Hope recently completed a 28-mile hike in one day to raise money for children’s cancer research after one of her students was diagnosed More »

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Saying goodbye

Pickens City Council said farewell Monday night to city administrator Katherine Hendricks, who is leaving the city after five and a half years for a position with the city of Mount Pleasant. More »

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Farm day in Six Mile

Farm day, sponsored by Medi Home Hospice of Seneca and Mile Creek Farm of Six Mile, began last year in Six Mile. With the positive feedback from residents and family members from More »

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Big League World Series brings baseball to Easley for 14th year

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter   With first pitch set for this afternoon, the Big League World Series returns to Easley for the 14th year in a row to determine best More »

School board to meet again on sale of former Gettys property

By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

COUNTY — The Pickens County School Board has scheduled a meeting for 6:30 p.m. next Monday to discuss and vote on the sale of the former Gettys Middle School.

A bid from Legacy Charter School is expected to receive attention from the board. The board approved the motion to hold the meeting with a 3-2 vote at its meeting on Monday. Voting against the proposal were board trustees Judy Edwards and Dr. Herbert Cooper, while trustee

Six Mile Baptist Church to offer Trail Life usa Troop

SIX MILE — On Jan. 1 Trail Life USA (TLUSA) officially launched its outdoor adventure program for boys and young men nationwide. TLUSA is a Christian scouting-like program for boys and young men ages 5-18.

The program focuses on outdoor adventure, character, and leadership and is starting with approximately 500 troops in 42 states.

Around 60 percent of the new members of TLUSA are former members of the Boy Scouts of

Courier Letters to the Editor

Organization ashamed of school board

Dear Editor,

This letter is addressed to the School District of Pickens County’s board of trustees.

It is a shame to have to write this letter.  We are aware that your action, inaction, and inability to function as a board has resulted in the accreditation report you recently received from AdvancEd. We are the manufacturers who started here, stayed here or relocated in Pickens County due to the qualities of life here, not the least of which is the School District. We are also the companies that employ the graduates of our schools, pay taxes and support the educational

Enough with the cold already

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

All About Ben

By Ben Robinson

Please let me know if you catch the first sign of spring. I am pretty sure it’s not these frigid temperatures we’ve had for the past few weeks.

I have gotten up and shivered as a good substitute for exercising these past few days. It’s been so cold I have not received any benefits from my advanced weight this winter. Usually people look at me, and say “He’s fat, but that weight probably keeps him warm on a cold day.” Now they just say, “Must be terrible to be cold and fat too.”

The weather has cut out one of my hobbies. Often I will drive through communities and look to

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