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Police: Man tried to kill mother

PICKENS — A Pickens man is behind bars after police said he fired a shotgun at his mother as she fled in a car Sunday. David James Dodds, 34, of 909 Sliding More »

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back in town

Former Daniel High and Clemson stars DeAndre Hopkins (right) and Jarvis Jenkins (below) joined forces to host their first-ever free youth football camp on Saturday at Daniel’s Singleton Field. The two, now More »

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Man arrested in child sex charges

PICKENS — Police charged a Pickens man with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor last week. Richard Dale Nelson, 40, of 114 Jefferson St., Apartment A, was released on a $7,500 More »

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Three arrested in Pickens crime spree

PICKENS — Three Pickens residents were arrested last week in connection with a crime spree in early June that included local churches and the Hagood Mill among its targets. Police said Jessica More »

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Survey: Enough support to remove Confederate flag

Photo courtesy Bill Rogers/S.C. Press Association Flanked by Rep. James Clyburn, Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called last week for removal of the Confederate flag More »

Community Calendar

• Midway Baptist to host Tugalo Holler

Midway Baptist Church will host a bluegrass and gospel show on March 29.

Tugalo Holler will be performing starting at 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come enjoy an evening of song and fellowship. A love offering will be taken during the service.

For more information, visit Midway Baptist Church website at

• Mt. Tabor to start Missions Market

Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, beginning in April 11 will begin to host Missions Market (yard sale) in our parking lot. Missions Market will be open the second Saturday of each month from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. The church will have table rentals for $8 each. Refreshments will be available. Cancelled if raining. For more information call Misty at 864-314-6359. Mt. Tabor Baptist Church is located at 4174 Dacusville Highway, Easley. All proceeds will go to various missions each month.

Six Mile Farmer’s Market set to open season April 9

SIX MILE — The third annual Six Mile Farmer’s Market will be opening April 9 at the Six Mile Farmer’s Depot on Main Street and will be open every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. until further notice.

Farmers and gardeners from Six Mile and neighboring towns will be offering a variety of home-grown and home-made products. The opening day market and the first Thursday of each month will host a special event to include entertainment and a special meal.


County to kick off abuse prevention month

COUNTY — Pickens County will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Year of the Child with an event Monday, March 30, at the Marathon Church youth building in Pickens.

Wanda Meade will be the guest speaker at the kickoff of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Year of the Child, planned for Monday, March 30, at the Marathon Church youth building in Pickens.

Wanda Meade will be the guest speaker at the kickoff of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Year of the Child, planned for Monday, March 30, at the Marathon Church youth building in Pickens.

Community members are invited to enjoy lunch and learn how to become a partner to prevent child abuse in Pickens County. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Senator Larry Martin will present a Senate Resolution that commends the community agencies that deal with child abuse.

Wanda Meade, founder and creator of Finding Voice, will be the guest speaker and will be exhibiting her photography art recounting the experiences of abuse survivors.

Proclamations will be signed by local community leaders kicking off April as Child Abuse Prevention

Natural resource council to sponsor photo contest

COUNTY — The Pickens County Natural Resource Education Council will be sponsoring a photography contest for students grades 9-12 showing the beauty of nature.

Photographs will be displayed at the Pickens Soil and Water office for Earth Day, April 22. Photographs will be judged and displayed May 9 at the 4H/FFA Upstate Spring Fair held at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center.

Photographs are due by April 17 and can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Pickens Soil and

Bull riding returns to Pickens Saturday

PICKENS — Championship Bull Riding will return to Pickens this Saturday for the final event of the season at the indoor arena located at 422 Ann Street.

The event will feature junior, amateur and open bull riding. There will also be calf riding and mutton busting.

The show will open with a performance from Gage Chapman, an aspiring country artist from

Dreaming of going to Kentucky again

It was an usual Saturday. I had gone with my mother to meet my niece, Rebecca, and her two children at the Hagood Mill Kids Fest.

6-25 Page 4A.inddFor my mother, it was another opportunity for her to brag about how the two boys, Austin and Nicholas, are the two cutest children ever. For me, it was a chance to take photos for the Courier.

When we got there, I snapped three photos before the battery for my camera went dead. I keep my spare battery in my car, as this has happened far too many times. Did I mention I rode with my mother? So my day turned into sitting in the hot sun, watching cute kids, and letting the top of my head get sunburned.

Who should we put on the $20?

There’s a distinct possibility that Andrew Jackson will not adorn our $20 bills much longer.

6-25 Page 4A.inddThere’s a movement afoot to remove his image from this bill and replace it with that of an American woman who has made a difference in our world.

There’s a website you may visit to view the list of women being considered, with information about their accomplishments, and then you can choose your three favorites, vote and send it in online.

The woman who receives the most votes will be recommended for the Jackson replacement. The decision

Courier Letters to the Editor

Say ‘yes’ to investing in the future

Dear Editor,

How many of us only choose to say “no,” in our everyday lives?

We say “yes” to serving the elderly, to donating pantry items to the food bank, to rescuing stray animals, and so much more. We say “yes” quietly, thoughtfully; without celebration or recognition. We say “yes,” because we are a community of givers, do-ers and prayerful contributors.

So please know that when we say “no” to a Pickens County schools budget that includes a small

Walk MS event Saturday

PICKENS — Walk MS Team CassRox and Bonnie is hosting a fundraiser event Saturday, March 28, for the National MS Society’s Greater Carolinas Chapter.

The day will start with a yard sale at 9 a.m. Hot dog plates and baked items will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The fundraiser will be held at the Rock House in Pickens, located at 294 Boggs Road, near

Courier Obits 3-25-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddGeorge Leonard Crum

Easley ­— Mr. George Leonard Crum, 82, husband of Etta Clardy Crum, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at his home.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late James Edgar and Georgia Ellen Ross Crum, Mr. Crum was self employed and a member of Arial United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 46 years, are two daughters, Lisa Crum and Donna Lambert, both of Easley; one brother, Ross Crum (Peggy) of Easley; two sisters, Lucille Lesley and Grace

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