Runaway teen found in Georgia, man arrested

PICKENS — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia authorities joined forces last week to find a 14-year-old girl believed More »

Daniel’s Howard, Turner picked for annual honors

Dana Howard and Ute Turner CENTRAL — Dana Howard and Ute Turner were recently chosen as Daniel High School’s 2016-2017 More »

Pickens Rec gets $44,300 for new bathroom facilities

Pamela Dodson/Courier Pickens City Council members Patrick Lark and Patti Welborn, as well as mayor David Owens, look on as More »

Alma Carter Scholarship audition winners named

The 2016 Alma Carter Scholarship student monitors were, front row, from left, Taylor More, Avril Adams, Taylor Baldwin, Cross Davis More »

Dacusville Community Library celebrates first year, plans to launch summer reading program

Jason Evans/Courier The Dacusville Community Library is volunteer-driven. Pictured here are a few of the volunteers. Standing, from left, are More »


back in town

Former Daniel High and Clemson stars DeAndre Hopkins (right) and Jarvis Jenkins

(below) joined forces to host their first-ever free youth football camp on Saturday at Daniel’s Singleton Field. The two, now with the NFL’s Houston Texans and Chicago Bears, respectively, also got some help from former teammates including fellow Daniel and Clemson grad DeShawn Williams (middle right) and former Tiger quarterback Tajh Boyd (bottom right), among others. For more event photos, visit

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Teen hiker killed in fall

PICKENS — A Greenville County teen was killed Sunday afternoon when he slipped and fell down a waterfall at Table Rock State Park, officials said.


Local cities plan July 4 events

COUNTY — Pickens County will spread its patriotic wings as four municipalities will be hosting events celebrating the birth of our nation during the July 4 weekend.

>If you are looking for food, fun and fireworks galore, the fun will not be hard to find this Friday and Saturday, as Easley, Pickens, Liberty and Clemson all have slated events that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

The city of Easley and Dunburks Premier Events are busy finalizing plans for the


Man arrested in child sex charges

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PICKENS — Police charged a Pickens man with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor last week.

Richard Dale Nelson, 40, of 114 Jefferson St., Apartment A, was

Three arrested in Pickens crime spree

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PICKENS — Three Pickens residents were arrested last week in connection with a crime spree in early June that included local churches and the Hagood Mill among its targets.

Police said Jessica Ann Gillenwater, Michael David Hardison and Matthew Joseph Kelley were responsible for the string of crimes, which occurred from


Pickens County eligible for USDA assistance

Local farmers can apply for loans due to freezing conditions earlier this year

UPSTATE — Pickens County is one of 12 South Carolina counties eligible for USDA

Survey: Enough support to remove Confederate flag

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Flanked by Rep. James Clyburn, Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina

Greenville woman charged in Easley home burglary

PICKENS — A Greenville woman was arrested after police said she broke into an Easley home and stole jewelry and money.

Courier Letters to the Editor 7-1-15

Time for legislators

to do their part

Dear Editor,

I applaud the Pickens

Family never forgets anything

The greatest thing about family is they’ve known you longer than you’ve

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