Perry sworn in as Pickens mayor

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter PICKENS — Mayor David Owens knew the swearing-in ceremony for Mayor-elect Fletcher Perry would More »

‘Tis the season

As part of an annual holiday tradition dating back nearly 40 years, community members gathered for a lighting ceremony for More »

Home Depot gives to Pickens County shelter

Easley mayor commends couple behind shelter effort COUNTY — An effort to open Pickens County’s first homeless shelter is receiving More »

Pickens’ Roper signs with Converse College

PICKENS — One of Pickens County’s best and brightest young athletes has signed her national letter of intent as she More »

Tigers dominate for sixth straight win over Gamecocks

Clemson now set to take on Virginia in ACC title game By Alex Maminakis Courtesy The Journal COLUMBIA — More »

Daniel says goodbye to ‘remarkable’ senior class after playoff run

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Saying goodbye to Browning Bryant

Saying goodbye to Browning Bryant

The last time I talked with Browning Bryant, I didn’t know it would be the last time I ever talked with my old friend.

He told me he was dealing with some very serious health issues, and by his tone, it sounded like the situation was dire. But I hoped we would be able to get together eventually and play some music and reminisce about old times. And that maybe I could get a story out of him for my new gig with the Pickens County Courier.

So I was saddened, but not entirely surprised, when I heard that he had left this old world behind last weekend.

It was back in February when I got Browning on the phone that last time. Wayne Kelley of the Pickens County Historical Society had suggested that we do a story about him, considering that 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of

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Wreck claims girl, 12

EASLEY — The Dacusville Middle School family is mourning the loss of a student for the second time in as many weeks after a 12-year-old girl died in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Kelsi L. Merck, of Clark Lane in Easley.

The accident occurred at 3 p.m. Saturday on S.C. Highway 135 at Little Pond Road.

Merck was a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the side of the left side of the road, Kelley said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and died of blunt force trauma, Kelley said.

Merck was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening

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New nonprofit aiming to help elderly this winter

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — A new nonprofit group aims to make the winter a little warmer for the elderly.

Tammy Ferguson said Warmth and Comfort for the Elderly, Upstate, SC grew out of a conversation she had with her friend Danielle Parker, a registered nurse.

“I said ‘I’d love to help the elderly with some of my crochet,’” Ferguson said. “And Danielle said ‘Me too.’”

Deciding to move forward with the idea, the two friends applied for nonprofit status, which they received last week.

“It’s really taken off well,” Ferguson said. “We

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Six Mile residents not sold on tiny homes proposal

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

SIX MILE — A local man hopes to build a tiny home community in Six Mile, but some residents are concerned about the potential impact on the town.

The Six Mile Planning Commission held a public hearing Thursday night on Seneca resident Tim Roberson’s application to build at most 44 tiny homes on 16 acres of land near the intersection of North Main Street and Old Seneca Road.

“Our position is to be your voice,” planning commission chair Kayla Holtzclaw told the nearly full house.

A market for tiny homes has begun developing around the country,

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Breazeale, Webb win Easley seats

EASLEY — Easley voters went to the polls last week to fill the final two open seats on city council after the Nov. 5 elections failed to produce definitive winners.

With a 9 percent turnout in the Nov. 19 runoff election, voters selected Patricia Webb to fill the Ward 3 and Nancy Breazeale to fill the Ward 5 seat.

Webb, a member of the Easley Planning Commission, defeated local businessman and Pickens County Republican Party chairman Rick Webb 139-100 votes.

Meanwhile, Breazeale, a former School District of Pickens County employee, held off local realtor Bob Fedder, 146 votes to 77 votes.

The Pickens County Board of Voter Registration and Elections met on Thursday to certify the results of the election.


County ponders new perspective on budget

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

EASLEY — Pickens County Council members are already thinking about the next budget year.

Newspapers serving Easley, Pickens, Central, Clemson, Pumpkintown, Dacusville and anywhere in between!Council members discussed budget planning during a workshop held at the Hampton Memorial Library in Easley on Nov. 11.

The workshop was intended to be “a conversation,” council chairman Roy Costner said.

“This is so we can hopefully come up with some specific challenges, opportunities or projects to give (staff) direction as they begin the budgeting

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