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Police: Man molested child for 4 months

PICKENS — A 66-year-old Marietta man has been charged with molesting a child several times over four months. Chief deputy More »

Blue Ridge Fest celebrates 20 years

PICKENS — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is marking 20 years of giving back to the community and helping area charities More »

Smith named PHS athletic director

PICKENS — Already set to be his alma mater’s new football coach, Chad Smith will be taking over the reins More »

65th class reunion

65th class reunion The Pickens High School Class of 1952 held its 65th class reunion on Saturday, April 22. The More »

Pickens High athletes sign with colleges

Rocky Nimmons/Courier From left, Pickens High School’s Taylor Farmer (volleyball), Robert Jones (track) and Miriam Ross (track) all signed to More »

National Day of Prayer is March 4th

Americans ready to answer president’s call to pray for our nation Courtesy NationalDayofPrayer.org he National Day of Prayer is not More »

 

Rogers golf tourney scheduled for April 29

PICKENS — The 13th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 29.

The tournament, which annually benefits a male and female senior basketball player from Pickens High School planning to attend a university, college or technical school, is set to kick off with a 2 p.m. shotgun start at Southern Oaks Golf Course.

The tournament will follow a captain’s choice format, and entry costs $75 per person for a four-person team. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 as well, and prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Lunch will be provided from noon-1:30 p.m.

“Since we established this scholarship fund, we have been blessed with so many supporting

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Number One Volleyball Camp dates set for June

PICKENS — Dates have been set for the 2017 Number One Volleyball Camp. All three sessions will held at the Pickens Recreation Gymnasium at 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens. Cost for the camp is $80.

Session one, for rising second-fourth graders, will be held June 19-22, from 9 a.m.- noon. Session two, for rising fifth and sixth graders, will be July 24-27, from 9 a.m.-noon. Session

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Butler recognized

Pickens High School’s Stan Butler was recently named Region 1-AAAA Athletic Director of the Year, and in light of the honor, S.C. State Rep. Davey Hiott presented Butler with a State House resolution for his hard work and dedication to Pickens High School prior to Friday night’s baseball game against cross-county rival Daniel.

 

Pickens High athletes sign with colleges

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From left, Pickens High School’s Taylor Farmer (volleyball), Robert Jones (track) and Miriam Ross (track) all signed to continue their athletic careers in college last Thursday.

By Rocky Nimmons

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rnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Three Pickens High School athletes signed to take their games to the next level last week.

Lady Blue Flame volleyball standout Taylor Farmer inked Thursday with Presbyterian College, while Pickens track standouts Robert Jones and Miriam Ross signed to compete at Anderson

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Courier Obituaries 4-26-17

John C. Futrell

Dacusville — John Carl Futrell, 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

John was born in Roane County, Tenn., a son of the late John Henry and Mary Ethel Smith Futrell. He was a retired carpenter and he was a member of Jones Hill Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Michael Futrell; and daughters, Teresa Cox and Sandra Moore; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Barbara Warf, Sandra Laws, Charlene Mulkey, Brenda Howard, and Elizabeth Pangle and brothers, Herschel Futrell, Winston Futrell, Don Futrell, Earl Futrell, and David Lee Futrell. John is also survived by

Letters to the Editor

Robotics team wins state title

Dear Editor,

U.S. News and World Report ranked S.C. schools dead last. Well, don’t you believe it.

In a previous letter to the editor, I offered our first-hand account of our experience with both Colorado and S.C. schools. I pointed out that the dedication of specific individuals and specific

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Old times there are not forgotten

The lot was across the road from the house. In the lot were the stable and the corn silos. The pasture was large and lay between a field of cotton and one of tobacco. Behind the pasture was a tobacco barn.

The pack house was along the edge of the side yard next to the barn and the old carriage house and the pig lot. An ancient anvil which had been on the farm since before my great-granddaddy’s time was still in front of the carriage house, no longer used, but too heavy to move easily. The pond was further back, separated from the backyard by a winding sandy road that circled back behind a grassy field where we took Star, our cow, each morning in spring and staked her out to graze.

Grandmama always reminded us not to let Star graze near green onions, but to stake her in

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National Day of Prayer is March 4th

Americans ready to

answer president’s call

to pray for our nation

Courtesy NationalDayofPrayer.org

he National Day of Prayer is not just a vital part of America’s heritage, but is as relevant and critical today as it was at the first call by our Continental Congress in 1775.

Established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Harry S. Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Ronald Reagan in 1988, it states that “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups and as individuals.”

Americans will answer the president’s call to pray during the 65th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5.

As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions and continual challenges to basic constitutional

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Hope, Tate exchange wedding vows during sunrise ceremony

On April 8, local teacher Louise Hope and local photographer Douglas Tate hiked to Bald Knob on Pinnacle Mountain to exchange wedding vows at sunrise.

Table Rock State Park offers four sunrise hikes every year — two in the spring and two in the autumn. The hikes are led by park ranger Scott Stegenga. Scott led the wedding party along with several other hikers to Bald Knob starting at 3:30 a.m., arriving in time to watch the sun as it crested the mountains.

The nuptials began just before sunrise, officiated by Nath Briley of Pickens Presbyterian Church, with Scott Stegenga acting as witness and ringbearer. Doug’s daughter, Amanda Roeben of Amanda Roeben Artistry, acted as event photographer.

Doug and Louise’s first date was a sunrise hike to Bald

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Art classes planned at museum

PICKENS — Spring and summer art classes and workshops at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History are here. Join teacher Renee Gillespie as she introduces a new round of art instruction for everyone to enjoy.

Adults Painting Class,

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Six-week sessions will be held on May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and June 13 in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio at the Pickens County Museum. Beginners or

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