2 charged with murder in store clerk’s killing

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter EASLEY — Two Greenville County men are charged with murder in the December shooting More »

County breaks ground on Madden Bridge Park

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter CENTRAL — Pickens County officials broke ground on the county’s latest park Tuesday morning, More »

Police: Officer smuggled drugs, phones into jail

PICKENS — A Pickens County Detention Center officer has been fired and now faces criminal charges after authorities allege he More »

Local athletes sign with colleges

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter COUNTY — National Signing Day was held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, and the day More »

Old pro joins the Courier family

Hello, Pickens County! I’m Ron Barnett, and I’m the newest contributor to the Courier, Pickens County’s only locally owned newspaper. More »

Give the gift of healing this year

The gift of massage treats recipients to relaxation and the healing power of therapy and can serve as an escape More »


Courier Legal Notices 2-13-18




CASE NUMBER: 2018GC3900059



IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that a hearing on this matter be set for:

DATE: March 5th, 2019:

TIME: 10:00 AM;

PLACE: Probate Court, 222 McDaniel Ave., B-16, Pickens, SC

Pursuant to SCPC 62-1-401, Petitioner is ordered to give notice of this hearing to all interested persons at least twenty (20} days prior to the hearing date.

Executed this 30th day of January, 2019.

David K. Allison,

Probate Court Judge

NOTE. Probate Court recommends that all interested parties be represented by counsel licensed to practice law in South Carolina. If any interested party

Courier Notice to Creditors 2-13-19

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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 as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the

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Officials update status of opioid lawsuit

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Pickens County officials hope a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers will enable the county to recoup some of the costs it has incurred as a result of the opioid epidemic.
County attorney Ken Roper said the lawsuit that Pickens County has joined is “still in the very early stages.”
At the last update by the Spartanburg-based Harrison White law firm, the firm handling the lawsuit, county officials were told the complaint was being amended to add some additional defendants, he said.
“In the course of defending some of the defendants that they had, they found some other parties that had been involved in marketing or selling the opioids,”

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‘Beyond our wildest imagination’

Homegrown company expanding in Easley

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — A business that began in the trunk of a car is moving to a 52,000-square-foot building as the first tenant in a newly created multi-county industrial/business park in Easley.
Hal and Angel Rice announced the expansion of leisurewear company Under the Carolina Moon and its parent company Advertising Authorities during a joint meeting including Pickens County Council and Easley City Council members on Thursday evening at the Alliance Pickens office.
“This is an exciting time for us,” Hal Rice said.
Under the Carolina Moon will move from Grace Office Park to a new location at the intersection of U.S. Highway 123 and S.C. Highway 93 in Easley.
The new location will allow Under the Carolina Moon to expand its staff from

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County recognizes public servants

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Pickens County Council and other county officials recently recognized the county’s top firefighters and public servants.
The recognition came during council’s January meeting.
As county attorney Ken Roper read each person’s name, they came forward and received a certificate of recognition from county emergency services

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Alliance: Lawsuit against drilling delaying progress

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The belief that residents and officials have to choose between strong energy policy and protecting the environment is “a false choice,” according to Kevin Doyle, Florida regional director of the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA).
In December, Doyle and CEA Southeast regional director Tim Page asked Pickens County Council to approve a resolution in support of offshore drilling exploration.
Recently, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a motion in federal court aimed at blocking planned seismic testing and offshore drilling along the South Carolina coast. Wilson filed a motion to join a lawsuit against the federal government filed by 16 South Carolina cities and towns and the state

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Clemson apartment building evacuated for foundation issue

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — After officials said a downtown Clemson apartment building was sinking and cracks were found in the foundation, some of the students evacuated Friday have been allowed to return — but not those living on the ground floor.
Clemson planning and codes director Todd Steadman told city council at its meeting Monday night that his department met with an engineering team from the group that owns the 114 Earle Street Apartments, the owner and project engineers.
“As of 45 minutes ago, we have received a letter from the engineer that the building is safe for habitation,” Steadman said.
Steadman said lower-level residents won’t be able to return for now because

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Decades-old Clemson University barn a ‘total loss’ after fire

By Riley Morningstar
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — A fire early Friday morning consumed and destroyed a Clemson University recreation building that had stood for nearly a century.
Emergency personnel responded to a report of a fire alarm at Clemson’s Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday.
“The first engine arrived to find smoke showing, and when they made entry, there was heavy fire in the building,” Clemson University Fire Department Chief Bill Daniel said. “We called for additional resources and protected the adjacent office buildings with our vehicles, so we focused on protecting those. No injuries have been reported. We’re truly blessed.”
Clemson University spokesman John Gouch said the destroyed building — known as the “Y Barn” — had been a staple on campus for decades.
Gouch said the university’s new outdoor adventure center is planned to be

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