Election set for Tuesday

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter COUNTY — A handful of local seats will be decided Tuesday when voters go to the polls for the general election. Three seats on the Pickens More »

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Fall for Liberty

The city of Liberty hosted its third annual Fall for Liberty Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, featuring vendors, music, fun for kids, a chili cook-off and more. At right, children enjoy a hayride More »

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First Friday Harvest Market set for Nov. 7

BUFFALO BARFIELD CLEMSON — Local residents are invited to celebrate fall at the Clemson Farmers’ Market on Friday, Nov. 7, during the second annual Harvest Market. There will be something for everyone More »

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Derby Days raises more than $30K for charity

Sigma Chi Fraternity at Clemson University recently hosted its annual Derby Days, one of the largest charitable events by a Greek organization in the Southeast. More than $30,000 was raised this year, More »

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Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro set to open Saturday in Pickens

The staff of Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro invites the public to its grand opening on Saturday. PICKENS — Buddy and Cisco’s Bistro will open Saturday, Nov. 1, at 321 E. Main St. More »

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Business’ license revoked

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Easley city council voted unanimously Monday night to revoke the business license of Sky’s Tha Limit, one of several Upstate businesses busted recently for allegedly selling synthetic drugs.

Sky’s Tha Limit involved in massive synthetic drug raid


By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

EASLEY — An Easley business at the center of a multi-county drug raid two weeks ago has had its business license revoked by city council.

City council voted unanimously at its meeting Monday night to revoke the license of Sky’s Tha Limit, located on U.S. Highway 123.

According to officials, police had been investigating the business since it opened in 2007. In October of that year, Easley police made the business owners aware of South Carolina laws concerning the sale

Six Mile hosts 25th annual Issaqueena Festival Saturday

Gov. Haley signs proclamation in honor of festival


By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

SIX MILE — According to legend, the town of Six Mile received its name after the Cherokee maiden Issaqueena marked creeks on a ride to warn settlers in Ninety Six of an impending Cherokee attack.

This Saturday, the town will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival named in Issaqueena’s honor, held annually on the third Saturday in May.

In addition, Governor Nikki Haley has signed a proclamation declaring May 17 as Issaqueena Festival Day throughout the state of South Carolina.

The festival, held along Main Street in Six Mile, will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with words of welcome from

Blue Ridge Fest set for Friday

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The annual Blue Ridge Fest will kick off Friday with the largest classic car cruise-in in the Upstate.

PICKENS — The 17th annual Blue Ridge Fest will be held this Friday night at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative headquarters in Pickens.

Boasting the largest classic car cruise-in in the Upstate, along with a beach night show and dance, the festival will feature Lloyd Price, The Tams and Jim Quick and Coastline.

Last year, the festival attracted more than 6,000 people and raised more than $183,000 to benefit local non-profit organizations in Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and Greenville counties.

Since 1998, Blue Ridge Fest has donated nearly $1.6 million to numerous agencies in the Upstate area that provide individuals with basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and health care. This year’s recipients include Developmental Center for Exceptional Children, Dot’s Kitchen, Helping Hands of

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