Former Blue Flame standout Boggs picked to lead program

Courtesy The Journal Former Pickens High School football standout John Boggs, pictured here during his final season at Walhalla High in 2011, was announced Monday as the new head coach of his More »


Easley’s Simons resigns position

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter EASLEY — Easley city administrator Fox Simons has announced his resignation from the position. Simons, who has worked for the city for the last eight years, More »

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Nix promoted to division commander

Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark congratulates Lt. Marvin Nix for his promotion to captain and assignment to serve as division commander of the sheriff’s office’s Judicial Services Division. PICKENS — Lt. Marvin Nix, More »

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SWU hosts events in MLK’s honor

One Voice Jeremiah Dew gives Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, part of his presentation titled “One Voice: A Black History Narrative,” which combines his performances with video More »

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Mountain Moonshine, Malfaesance and A Mother’s Misery

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr. Special to The Courier recently attended a high school class reunion near Stinking Creek in Campbell County in the high east Tennessee mountains. My family lived there More »

Courier Obituaries 11-27-13

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Easley — Linda Joyce Simmons Nix, 67, of Dacusville Highway, wife of the late Billy Fred Nix, died, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

Born in Easley, a daughter of the late Paul E. and Thelma Laura Elizabeth Murphy Simmons, Mrs. Nix, along with her late husband, was co-owner of Stone City of Greenville and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Billy C. Nix (Melynda) and Daniel F. Nix (Kristie) all of Easley; a daughter, Kathy Connelly (Daniel) of Easley; two brothers, David E. Simmons (Louise) of Six Mile and Tommy G. Simmons of Easley; two sisters, Mary Ann Porter (Cecil) of Easley and Patsy Raines (Freddy) of Pickens

Trespass Notices 11-27-13

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 manner

Notice of Creditors 11-27-13

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.



All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer to these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Pickens County, the address of which is 222 McDaniel Ave., B16, Pickens, SC 29671, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors (unless barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the

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Weather causes cancellation of Blue Ridge tree lighting

PICKENS — Due to today’s weather forecast for our area, the Blue Ridge Electric Tree Lighting scheduled for 5:15 has been cancelled. The Blue Ridge family extends Holiday Greetings to everyone in the community.


Police: Man assaulted ex-girlfriend

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LIBERTY — A Liberty man faces multiple charges, including assault and battery and burglary, after an incident involving his ex-girlfriend.

According to a report from the Liberty Police Department, officers received a call shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 in reference to an assault on Clover Street.

Upon arrival, an officer spoke to a woman who said her ex-boyfriend, who was on trespass notice from her home, had knocked on her door asking to speak with her. She told officers she advise the man that she wasn’t going to let him in and he needed to leave, walking back into her bedroom and getting into bed.

Somehow, she said, the man gained entry into her home and walked into the bedroom, where she

Ben Trotter named school board chair

By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

EASLEY — Less than three months after announcing his resignation from the School District of Pickens County’s board of trustees before reconsidering the following day, Ben Trotter was elected as school board chairman during a special called meeting on Monday night.

Trustee Alex Saitta originally nominated fellow trustee Jim Shelton as chairperson, but the board voted 2-4 against the motion, with only Saitta and Shelton voting in favor.

Trotter then nominated chair Judy Edwards to serve a second term, but board members split with a 3-3 vote, with Trotter, Edwards and Dr. Herbert Cooper voting in favor.

Trustee Jimmy Gillespie nominate Trotter, who was approved with a 3-2 vote, as Trotter, Edwards and

Easley High honors hall of famers


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Easley High School inducted the 2013 class into its athletic hall of fame at halftime of the Green Wave’s Nov. 8 football game against J.L. Mann. From left, the inductees were Tessa Cook Taylor, David Hunter, Hank Parks, Ray Scott and Randall Wood.

Hunter found dead in stand

COUNTY — A Pickens hunter was found dead hanging from his tree stand Sunday.

According to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley, James R. Chapman, 62, of Lakeview Heights Road died before 5 p.m. on Weaver Creek Trail off S.C. Highway 11.

Kelley classified Chapman’s death as an accident, and the case is still under investigation by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Kelley said the death did not appear to be self-inflicted, and

Booth honored for 10 years of service to TCTC

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At Tri-County Technical College’s Annual Report Luncheon, on behalf of the College’s Commission, Chairman Ham Hudson, right, presented Dr. Ronnie L. Booth with a proclamation of appreciation for his leadership and significant accomplishments on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as president of the college.

PENDLETON — When Dr. Ronnie L. Booth became Tri-County Technical College’s third president on July 1, 2003, he pledged his commitment to developing and maintaining partnerships, designing a roadmap for the College’s future, and reaffirming the College’s commitment to leaving a legacy of serving students and their communities.

His vision, from the beginning, was for Tri-County Technical College to become a role model for

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