Former Blue Flame standout Boggs picked to lead program

Courtesy The Journal Former Pickens High School football standout John Boggs, pictured here during his final season at Walhalla High in 2011, was announced Monday as the new head coach of his More »


Easley’s Simons resigns position

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter EASLEY — Easley city administrator Fox Simons has announced his resignation from the position. Simons, who has worked for the city for the last eight years, More »

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Nix promoted to division commander

Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark congratulates Lt. Marvin Nix for his promotion to captain and assignment to serve as division commander of the sheriff’s office’s Judicial Services Division. PICKENS — Lt. Marvin Nix, More »

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SWU hosts events in MLK’s honor

One Voice Jeremiah Dew gives Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, part of his presentation titled “One Voice: A Black History Narrative,” which combines his performances with video More »

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Mountain Moonshine, Malfaesance and A Mother’s Misery

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr. Special to The Courier recently attended a high school class reunion near Stinking Creek in Campbell County in the high east Tennessee mountains. My family lived there More »

Date and theme announced for Pickens Christmas Parade

PICKENS — The 2014 City of Pickens Christmas Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Doodle Express,” playing off the popular classic “The Polar Express.”

Everyone is encouraged to come early to get a good viewing place, view merchant decorations and sing Christmas carols together. An awards ceremony will follow the parade at the Pickens Amphitheater.

Awards will be given for the parade, as well as the Merchant Decorating Contest. Closing out the night will be a

Pickens craft fair planned

PICKENS — The fourth annual Blue Flame craft fair will be held on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pickens High School.

Many new vendors will be on hand this year with a variety of crafts for sale.

Music and food will also be available.


Collins to sponsor empathy lunch

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — Newly elected state representative Neil Collins will sponsor a special empathy lunch at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Five Point Church at 1600 E. Main St. in Easley, the former location of Crane Chevrolet.

The purpose of the lunch is to raise money and awareness for the Pickens County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

Upon arrival, each person will be assigned a disability — whether it be blindness, deafness, or loss of use of your hands

Courier Obituaries 10-22-14

8-6 Page 5A.inddDick “3 Feathers” Hall

Pickens — John Richard “Dick” “3 Feathers” Hall, 70, husband of Lori Jayne Hayward Hall, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at his home.

Dick was born in Ottawa, Canada a son of the late John William and Mary Agnes Shields Hall. He was retired from Winn Dixie in Orlando as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Native American Christian Ministries.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Lori, of the home, a son, Bill Hall (Tammy) of Jacksonville, Fla. and a daughter, Marsha Hall of Orlando, Fla. Also surviving is a brother, Doug Hall (Davida) of Silver Spring, Md. and a grandson

Courier Legals 10-22-14


BY VIRTUE of the Order heretofore granted in the case of SunTrust Bank vs. Roy C. Watkins; R & T Asset Management Inc. a/k/a R & T Asset Management, Inc.; Watkins Development Company, Inc.; and Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 2013-CP-39-1494, the undersigned Special Referee, or his designee, will offer for sale at public auction at the Pickens County Courthouse, 214 E. Main Street, Pickens, South Carolina, on November 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the following described property, to-wit:

ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate in Old Bethlehem School District, State of South Carolina, County of

Courier Notice of Creditors 10-22-14

The publisher shall only be liable for an amount less than or equal to the charge for the space of the item in error in the case of errors in or omissions from any advertisement, and only for the first incorrect insertion.



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,

Trespass Notices 10-22-14

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.

Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing.

All persons are hereby notified and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any manner whatsoever upon

Courier Classifieds 10-22-14


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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied benefits? We Can Help! WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon & Associates at 1-800-404-5928 to start your application today! SW


Contents of the following storage units located on Massingale Lane at Meadowridge Rd. Easley S.C. will be



EASLEY — Community sponsors and supporters have come together for the Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem’s  first ever Clusters for Kids oyster roast and silent auction.

The event is being held Saturday November 1, 2014 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at Arran Farm 820 Lenhardt Road, Easley, SC.

Ticket prices are $50 individually and $90 per couple; with limited number of tickets available at the door for $75 each; and may be purchased online at (PayPal) or at several local businesses in Easley, Liberty, Pickens and Clemson.

The night includes an oyster roast, Southern style buffet, beer, wine, music, corn hole competitions and more, but the highlight of the evening will be a silent auction, with over 100 items to bid on including rounds of golf at some of the Upstate’s best courses,  sports memorabilia from SC’s finest athletes, jewelry, condo rental and much more.

“We have gotten so much support from the communities throughout Pickens County, we just want to make sure everyone knows about  this event that benefits the neglected and abused children of Pickens County,” said Tammy Clark, Chair PCGAL.

Proceeds for the evening will go to Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem program, which has been providing financial assistance to neglected and abused children since 2002.

In addition to the Oyster Roast, Corky’s Wine Room will be hosting an after party with proceeds going to support the program as well.  The block party will be held at 1350 Crestview Road, Easley, SC from 9:00pm until midnight and will include live music and shagging.


First 100 Guests Will Receive A Zaxby’s

Fanatic Pack of Free Dealz For A Year*


PICKENS – A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings and one of the nation’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, Zaxby’s is celebrating the grand opening of its first location in Pickens on Monday, Oct. 20 by giving away a Fanatic Pack of 52 Free Dealz – meaning a year of free Zaxby’s – to the first 100 guests. Located at 2631 Gentry Memorial Highway, the restaurant will operate 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Kicking off at 10:30 a.m., the community is invited to the grand opening festivities, and the first 100 guests in line will

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