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Four charged with kidnapping toddler

LIBERTY — Four people, including the child’s grandmother, were arrested last week after the violent kidnapping of a 3-year-old girl, More »

Yes, Pickens, there will be a Christmas Parade

Annual celebration rescheduled after winter weather forces postponement PICKENS — The city of Pickens, Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce and More »

Gettys students giving back with ‘Socksgiving’

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — A Gettys Middle School class is collecting items that often get overlooked More »

Easley recognizes winners of 2017 Main Street Challenge

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — Two local businesses got a warm welcome and a financial boost from More »

Concert choir plans two shows of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

LIBERTY — The Pickens Concert Choir will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center More »

LHS improv troupe to take stage Friday

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com LIBERTY — The members of Walking Shadows, Liberty High School’s improv troupe, were surprised More »

 

Liberty officials sworn in

The city of Liberty held its swearing-in of newly elected officials at its regular monthly city council meeting on Monday night. Pictured are councilman Chris Carroll, mayor pro tem and councilman Chuck Powell, Liberty mayor Brian Petersen and councilman Brad Dover.

 

Easley recognizes winners of 2017 Main Street Challenge

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Two local businesses got a warm welcome and a financial boost from Easley officials Monday night.

Mayor Larry Bagwell and city council members recognized Main Street

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Birchwood Gallery to be open Saturday

PICKENS — The Birchwood Artisan Gallery at the Holly Springs Center will be open for Christmas shopping this Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery features the works of 25 fine art and craft artisans from the region.

The Birchwood gallery is one of four branches of the Holly Springs Center, a nonprofit organization located in the former Holly Springs Elementary School, just off U.S. Highway 178 north of Pickens and south of scenic S.C. Highway 11. The School of Mountain Arts, also located in the center, is teaching students how to create high-quality handcrafted items for potential sale in the gallery.

Among the classes offered have been silversmithing, pottery and wood

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Golden Chick opens Easley location

EASLEY — Golden Chick has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in South Carolina.

The restaurant, located at 118 Rolling Hills Circle in Easley — in the Wal-Mart shopping center — is the 176th addition to the rapidly growing Golden Chick family.

Golden Chick has seven restaurants across South Carolina — Greenville, Lake City, Columbia, Orangeburg, Manning,

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Courier Obituaries 12-13-17

Scott Edmiston

LIBERTY — William Scott Edmiston, 64, passed away at his home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Mr. Edmiston was predeceased by his mother, Emily Belle Williams, and father, James Dewey Edmiston.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Edmiston of the home; brothers, Lawerance Bell and Mark Geisel, both of Myrtle Beach; a sister,

Concert choir plans two shows of JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

LIBERTY — The Pickens Concert Choir will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center in Liberty this Friday and Sunday.

This is will be the first time the Pickens Concert Choir will perform at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center with a full orchestra and world-class vocal soloists.

The show will feature soprano Cheryl Greene and tenor Seth Killen, both voice professors at North Greenville University, as soloists. It will

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LHS improv troupe to take stage Friday

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — The members of Walking Shadows, Liberty High School’s improv troupe, were surprised by the big audience that their first show drew last month, and they’re hoping to build on that support.

The troupe will perform again at 7 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 15, at Liberty

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McKinney Chapel Christmas program planned Saturday

SUNSET — The long-ago story of a miracle in a stable in Bethlehem will be told again at McKinney Chapel, in Pickens County’s Eastatoee Valley, this Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.

It’s a traditional gift to everyone who comes to the tiny old church, and everyone is invited.

For more than three decades, since the abandoned frame chapel was restored by Georgia Chapman in the early 1980s, the old-time pageant, with Mary and Joseph and the Baby

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Community Calendar

• Lunch and Learn at FLC Wednesdays

Do you want to enjoy your favorite holiday foods without gaining weight?

Join us to learn ways to improve your health even during the holidays.The group meets on Wednesdays at noon at Faith

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Otto gets Mitchell Award for excellence in ministry

CENTRAL — Early in life, Rev. Wayne Otto had no idea he would someday become a pastor.

He grew up in an unchurched family and as a teenager was headed away from God until a local church congregation reached out to him; there he became a Christian, and his life was transformed.

Southern Wesleyan University presented Otto with the Virgil A. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry during a chapel

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