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Teen arrested in shooting death of father

PICKENS — An Easley teen was charged with manslaughter in the late-night shooting death of his father in Pickens last week. Joshua William Wright, 17, whose address on an incident report was More »

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Man charged with sex assaults on young girl

PICKENS — Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Easley man last week, alleging he forced a young girl to have sex with him multiple times over a period of a year. More »

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‘Just the beginning’

Doodle Trail grand opening planned Saturday morning By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter brobinson@thepccourier.com PICKENS — The long-awaited grand opening ceremony for the Doodle Trail will be held this weekend. The celebration, set More »

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Ceremony held to honor Revolutionary War soldier

DAR members, local residents and descendants of Benjamin Barton were present for a ceremony dedicating new tombstones for the Revolutionary War soldier and his wife, Dorcas, at Mountain Grove Baptist Church in More »

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A berry happy place

Steve Lorch/Courier Offering a wide variety of fruits and berries, the Happy Berry is located at 510 Gap Hill Road in Six Mile. By Steve Lorch For The Courier slorch@thepccourier.com SIX MILE More »

Daniel’s Trapp, Cote bound for CU

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From left, Amir Trapp, Austin Barnes, head coach Randy Robinson, Andy McCall, Noah Preisch and Kyle Cote smile during a signing ceremony at Daniel High School on Wednesday in Central.

Three other teammates sign with colleges

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

news@thepccourier.com

 

CENTRAL — As a grayshirt signee, Amir Trapp won’t have the opportunity to lace up his cleats as a member of the Clemson football team for nearly a year.

But as Daniel High School coach Randy Robinson sees it, just because the standout cornerback won’t be with the Tigers this fall is no reason to overlook Trapp, whose lockdown services have been pivotal for the Lions the past two

Member of the Month

The February Pickens Chamber Member is Thomas Realty. Located at 500 West Main St. in Pickens, owner Michael Thomas and his staff of local professionals can meet your real estate needs. Check out the company’s website at thomasrealtysc.com or email thomas_realty@bellsouth.net.

The February Pickens Chamber Member is Thomas Realty. Located at 500 West Main St. in Pickens, owner Michael Thomas and his staff of local professionals can meet your real estate needs. Check out the company’s website at thomasrealtysc.com or email thomas_realty@bellsouth.net.

Do you remember the tune?

Music means different things to different people, but to me, music is 6-25 Page 4A.inddsomething you listen to. So if you take away the distractions and all you have is the voice and the accompaniment, then you can tell if the music is good. Or not.

So if you need 20 gyrating dancers, flashing lights, fireworks and revealing costumes to sing, maybe what you’re doing isn’t really singing. Good music doesn’t have to be propped up.

Who gets to say what is music and what isn’t? There isn’t an answer to that,

Letters to the Editor 2-11-15

Scouts’ ‘leave no trace’

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Dear Editor,

Last weekend, Boy Scout Troop 134, sponsored by Lawrence Chapel UMC, picked up trash between Daniel High School and Jones Mill Road as a service project.

This is a stretch of road that is about two miles long. We have cleaned this section before, and the church has adopted this section of S.C. Highway 133. The Scouts picked up eight and a half large orange garbage bags of trash. What

MCPC congratulates KeyMark for winning Best Place to Work Award

LIBERTY — KeyMark, a Pickens County software company specializing in enterprise content management, has been honored with the Business Black Box Best Place to Work award.

The Best Place to Work award, one of seven awards made through the annual Business Black Box Awards, is given to an Upstate South Carolina company

Baptist Easley Foundation names new board members

EASLEY — The Baptist Easley Foundation recently announced Anna Goodwin, Wil Jones, Chris Mann and Shirley Reese, all of Easley, have agreed to serve three-year terms on the foundation’s board of directors.

In addition, the foundation announced Drake Curry, Betty Garrison, Stacey Garrison and Jan Rushton Overton have each agreed to serve an additional three-year term on the board.

“We are thrilled to have these individuals bring their expertise and perspective

Simons honored at last council meeting

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Easley mayor Larry Bagwell presented city administrator Fox Simons with a plaque for his service to the city at Monday night’s council meeting. Simons is leaving for another position later this month. While city councilmen lauded him for his accomplishments during his tenure, Simons said none would have been possible without the support of council.

 

Scott plans meeting in Pickens

CHARLESTON — Members of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s staff will visit Pickens next week as part of his 2015 Community Office Hours series.

Kicking off next week, the year-round series will start with eleven events throughout South Carolina. In each community, Scott’s staff will meet with residents and offer assistance with federal issues in their own communities.

“One of the most important ways I represent South Carolina in the U.S. Senate

Lions’ Hunter, Slann sign with colleges

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

news@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL — Before a parade of football players and their families made their way to be honored Wednesday morning, two other Daniel High School student-athletes enjoyed their moments by signing to continue their athletic careers at the next level.

Rex Brown/Courtesy The Journal Joined by family and coaches, Daniel senior Jacob Slann signs with Clemson on Wednesday during a ceremony at the school’s gym.

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Joined by family and coaches, Daniel senior Jacob Slann signs with Clemson on Wednesday during a ceremony at the school’s gym.

First up was Taylour Hunter, who will continue her basketball career at Limestone, while Jacob Slann will stay considerably closer to home at Clemson, joining the Tigers’ cross-country and track and field teams.

Hunter’s signing was particularly poignant, as she’s coached at Daniel by her mother, Cosandar Griffin, who was overcome with emotion while addressing a large crowd in the school’s

Rex Brown/Courtesy The Journal Daniel High School senior Taylour Hunter looks at her mother and girls’ basketball coach, Cosandar Griffin, while surrounded by family during Hunter’s signing on Wednesday at the school in Central.

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Daniel High School senior Taylour Hunter looks at her mother and girls’ basketball coach, Cosandar Griffin, while surrounded by family during Hunter’s signing on Wednesday at the school in Central.

gym to the point she had to stop to compose herself on multiple occasions.

“It was a very emotional day,” Griffin said. “I want what’s best for all of my players, but to have my daughter go on knowing her dream was to play at the next level, I’m glad she accomplished that.”

Hunter accomplished that thanks to her consistent level of play for the Lady Lions dating back to the eighth grade. Earning Western 3A all-region honors last season, she averaged 11 points, four assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block per game, and

Six Mile Rec announces 2015 spring sign-ups

SIX MILE — The Six Mile Recreation Department is taking sign-ups for baseball, softball and tee-ball through Feb. 27.

Participants may sign up at Six Mile Town Hall from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon.

Age divisions include tee-ball for boys and girls ages 4-6 ($40); coaches pitch


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