Razing A Relic

Pickens’ historic Bradley-Boggs House demolished Well, the Bradley-Boggs House is no more. One of the city of Pickens’ few remaining More »

Church vandals call for bomb suspect’s release

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter PICKENS — Investigators do not believe that the man charged with planting hazardous devices More »

Local woman wins national gold medal

PICKENS — Pickens County native Jessika Pace is a rising young female martial arts athlete who is certainly not wasting More »

All we need is love

I found a copy of the resolution passed by the House of Representatives last week and read it. It includes More »

Simply the best

Youth baseball players converge on Easley to decide world champion By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter EASLEY — The Senior More »

Blue Ridge Fest raises record $238K for local charities

UPSTATE — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative presented checks to four Pickens area charities from the 22nd annual Blue Ridge Fest. More »


Courier Community Calendar 7-24-19

• Legion Post 67 seeks members

American Legion Post 67 in Liberty is accepting applications for membership from all U.S. military wartime veterans.

For more information, call (864) 787-2322.

• Senior Center now offering yoga class

The Hagood Senior Center’s new therapeutic chair yoga is starting this week. Held from 8:30-9:15 a.m. on Wednesdays in Room 3, there are no charges for the class at this time, but donations for Cheryl Smith are encouraged to help defray her travel expenses. This

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Courier Legal Notices 7-24-19





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Courier Notice to Creditors 7-24-19

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All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred

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Yard Sales

BIG yard sale! Friday, July 26th 7am-12pm at 114 Blacktop Drive

‘On the mend’

Businessman planning to bring ‘little

industrial park’ to former OWT site

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — A businessman who has become enamored with the area plans to bring new life — and a number of new businesses — to the former Singer/Ryobi/OWT site in Pickens.

David Hosea said Tuesday morning he is set to close on the property “exactly one month from today.”

“On my birthday,” he said. “I’m really excited.”

His Kentucky-based company, Hosea Project Movers, encompasses a lot of operations, and he’ll be moving many of those divisions to Pickens.

“It’s all under the Hosea name,” he said. “Hosea Trucking, Hosea Storage. We do a lot of demolition. We’re going to start a demolition division down here.

“Our family has several businesses,” Hosea continued. “We’re one of the largest moving companies in the United States. We have operations in Augusta, Ga. We’re going to move it here. We build pallet racks — we’re going to start an operation here. We’re going to move our Southern trucking operations here.”

The company also sells and liquidates factories, he said.

“We want to make this our big liquidation center,” Hosea said. “We have a very, very large new and used furniture

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Easley man charged with murder

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

EASLEY — An Easley man is charged with murder in the Saturday shooting death of a Greenville woman.

Jonathan Richard Rackley, 38, of Ruby Drive, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said in a news release.

Deputies responded to reports of a gunshot victim on Ruby Drive at 2 a.m. Saturday, Hashe said.

A woman later identified as 37-year-old Jamie Lynn Scruggs was found in an outbuilding behind the home “with significant trauma to the head,” Hashe said.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead

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Bomb suspect facing federal, state charges

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

GREENVILLE — The man authorities say planted bombs at the Pickens County Courthouse and the Pickens Department of Social Services office last week appeared before a federal judge Wednesday.

Bombs caused slight damage to windows on the lower level of the courthouse Sunday evening. The devices planted on the roof of the DSS office were found before they went off.

“This was a very scary time for the community of Pickens and for the citizens of South Carolina,” Lance Crick, 1st Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South

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City election filing to open

By Bru Nimmons

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — With election season inching closer, the municipal general election candidate filing period will begin on Thursday.

The period, which runs through noon on Aug. 1, will have filing available for candidates in Central, Easley, Liberty, Norris, Pickens

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New name for Pickens post office would honor soldier who gave all

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — An effort is underway to rename the post office in Pickens in honor of Charles Johnson, the first Pickens County resident killed in the Vietnam War.

During a special called meeting Monday evening, Pickens City Council members unanimously approved a resolution in support of renaming the post office.

Councilman Fletcher Perry introduced Johnson’s family members who were present at the meeting.

Perry asked Judge Perry Gravely and Rev. Isaiah Scipio to speak about Charles Johnson and the Johnson family. Charles Johnson Memorial Park, located at the corner of Lee Street and South Catherine Street, has become an important place for Gravely’s Boy Scout troop. They hold flag ceremonies there, he said.

“I knew where it was, but I didn’t know who it honored,” Gravely said. “When I got into it, I realized there was a very special story behind Charles Johnson. Charles Johnson is not the whole story. The whole story involves his whole family.”

Specialist Fourth Class Charles Johnson Jr. was killed on March 30, 1966, in Pleiku Province. He was 25 years old.

As a teenager, Charles enjoyed reading military

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