Parades start next week across county

By Pamela Dodson Staff Reporter Santa Claus will be coming to towns around the county as annual Christmas parades More »

Sheriff’s office chief detective earns Wilkins Award

Courtesy Photo Flanked by Billy Wilkins, left, and Walt Wilkins, right, Sgt. Chuck James, who heads the Pickens County Sheriff’s More »

Pickens outdoors store now open

Southern Appalachian Outdoors opened for business on Monday. The new store, located at 506 W. Main St. in Pickens, offers More »

EOC earns state award

Rep. Rita Allison, EOC executive director Melanie Barton, EOC chairman David Whittemore and EOC vice chairman Dr. Danny Merck accept More »

Tigers finish ACC slate undefeated

By Rachel Eagleton Clemson Athletic Comm. CLEMSON — Top-ranked Clemson moved to 11-0 for This article is paid content! More »


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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 nature of any uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as to the claim.

Estate: Connie Ralph Barkley

Date of Death: 07/03/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900472

Personal Representative: Donna Lynn Barkley Hall

Address: 101 Ketura Dr.

Easley, SC 29642

Sept 2, 9, 16

Estate: Brian Jackson McNeely

Date of Death: 07/14/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900566

Personal Representative: Debra Hill McNeely

Address: 209 Cardinal Woods Way

Easley, SC 29642

Attorney: R. Murray Hughes

Address: P.O. Box 1389

Pickens, SC 29671

Sept 2, 9, 16

Estate: Johnnie Franklin Bowen, SR.

Date of Death: 07/01/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900556

Personal Representative: Mary Alice Bowen

Address: 540 Cardinal Woods Way

Easley, SC 29642

Sept 2, 9, 16

Estate: Charles Edward Stubblefield

Date of Death: 08/01/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900580

Personal Representative: Cheryl S. Crowe

Address: 675 Smith Memorial Hwy.

Central, SC 29630

Attorney: R. Murray Hughes

Address: P.O. Box 1389

Pickens, SC 29671

Sept 9, 16, 23

Estate: Bobby Joe Beck

Date of Death: 06/05/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900581

Personal Representative: Rachel Beck

Address: 319 Cherokee Dr.

Liberty, SC 29657

Sept 9, 16, 23

Estate: James Bradley Grimes

Date of Death: 08/08/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900578

Personal Representative: Mira Grimes

Address: 218 Carrie Rd.

Liberty, SC 29657

Sept 9, 16, 23

Estate: Grace Nix Davis

Date of Death: 07/25/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900522

Personal Representative: Gary Wayne Davis

Address: 209 Dove Hill Circle

Easley, SC 29640

Attorney: James E. Sterling

Address: Post Office Box 1207

Easley, SC 29641

Sept 9, 16, 23


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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigate at the scene of the killing of Bill Isaacs and Dickie Stewart on Monday in Pickens

Officers investigate a shooting that took the lives of two people early Monday morning, on North Homestead Road in Pickens.

PICKENS — Two people are dead and another is in custody after a shooting Monday morning in Pickens, according to authorities.

Pickens County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Creed Hashe briefs reporters following shooting death of two people in Pickens on Monday.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Creed Hashe briefs reporters following shooting death of two people in Pickens on Monday.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe said the shooting took place shortly before 10 a.m. at the corner of Gilliland Road and North Homestead Road.

Hashe said police received a call at approximately 9:50 a.m. about multiple shots being fired, and when deputies arrived moments later, they found two adult male victims who died at the scene.

The chief deputy said officers were interviewing one person in custody, although the investigation is “extremely preliminary.”

“We don’t think there are any threats to the community,” Hashe said, adding authorities believe everyone involved in the incident is accounted for.

“It’s my understanding they were neighbors,” Hashe later added.

Hashe said the investigation will continue today, and he expects coroner Kandy Kelley to release the names of the victims at later today as well.


Rejuvenating a landmark


Breann Griffin-Nicholson, who will direct the first production at the new Enrapt theater and arts center in downtown Pickens, stands in front of the historic Bradley-Boggs House, which will house Enrapt.

Historic downtown home to become new

Fun on the farm

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Dacusville hosts annual Farm Show festival

By Pamela Dodson
Staff Reporter

DACUSVILLE — The sounds of one-cylinder engines

SWU reaches new enrollment record

CENTRAL — For the second year in a row, a record number of new students enrolled in Southern Wesleyan University’s traditional program at Central.

According to Chad Peters, vice president for enrollment management, the university enrolled 263 new students — 194 freshmen and 69 transfer students. Southern Wesleyan reported an enrollment of 772 students in its traditional program, up 9.3 percent over the 2014-’15 academic year.

Peters said that exceeding the 1,000 student mark is one of the university’s established strategic goals for its traditional program and he noted that a record number of students was recruited for the second year in a row.

According to Dr. Joe Brockinton, vice president for student life, there was a 10 percent increase in students living on campus as 436 moved into campus housing.

“This is the largest group ever housed at SWU,” Brockinton said. “We are thrilled to see so many students on campus.”

Peters added that the business, criminal justice and exercise science programs are enrolling new students at a rapid pace.

“Students enrolling at SWU are looking for something different. They are looking for a campus that will help them develop as a person while they explore God’s purpose for their life,” Peters said. “The administration is committed to improving campus facilities that will help foster inventive academic learning experiences. The new Criminal Justice Lab is just one example of how Southern Wesleyan University is looking for opportunities to engage students in a new kind of learning.”

Peters also stated that athletic rosters are “at or near capacity,” as the university’s athletic program enters its third year of NCAA Division II candidacy.

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to


Opening date planned for new Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site

Hagood Creek

A soft opening is planned later this month for the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina.

PICKENS — Originally constructed in 1826 before being moved and rebuilt at its current site north of Pickens 170 years ago, Hagood Mill is

Six Mile’s ‘Grumpy Old Men’ step up to the plate

LIBERTY — A group from Six Mile, informally known as the “The Grumpy Old Men,” stepped up to the plate to help Pickens County Meals on Wheels raise the necessary funds to purchase the small wares — new pots, pans, and essential utensils — needed to furnish

Clemson president to speak at festival

UPSTATE — The Westminster Rotary Club welcomes 9-09 Page 2A.inddDr. James P. Clements, president of Clemson University, as this year’s speaker

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