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Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl, pictured above next to a penny, can kill a human if ingested. Carfentanil, a drug More »

Annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser set for Saturday

LIBERTY — Pickens County Meals on Wheels will host the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the eighth annual More »

Daniel students sweep Chemistry Olympiad

Daniel High students Jacob Jensen, Connor Lehmacher, Manav Jain and Benjamin Buck recently received top honors in the prestigious Chemistry More »

Coach Brad Scott to speak at Six Mile Baptist Church

SIX MILE — Six Mile Baptist Church is hosting “An Evening with Brad Scott,” the assistant athletic director for player More »

Easter sunrise at Hillcrest

Hillcrest Memorial Park and The Pickens Ministerial Association held their annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday. Above, those in attendance More »

Central Railroad Festival is this Saturday

Special Section in this week’s Pickens County Courier                       Welcome to the ninth annual Central Railroad Festival! We are glad More »

 

Courier Letters to the Editor 2-1-17

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Third Gathering on Appalachian Life set for Pickens on March 4

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The third Gathering on Appalachian Life festival will be held Saturday, March 4. Last year’s event was a huge success with those in attendance learning all about a bygone era in Appalachian South Carolina. Whether it be rail splitting, blacksmith, fiber arts, cooking or even a chance to view the spectacular petroglyphs of Historic Hagood Mill. There will be many things to enjoy this March during the event that takes place on multiple sites

By Thomas Cloer, Jr
Special to the Courier

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COUNTY — What incredible successes were realized with the two previous Gatherings on Appalachia Life. People have not stopped talking about their interest in the different events of those special days.

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Courier Obituaries February 1, 2017

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‘Sunlight’ on the subject

A stretch of balmy January days gave Southern Wesleyan University students an early bout of “spring fever” as temperatures rose into the 70s.

This prompted Dr. Patty Hovis to take her Research Methods and Statistics class outside. She’s seen talking over some concepts with Jhante McMillan as Sabrina Rebuck and Jolene Freerksen look on. McMillan is a senior from Rock Hill; Rebuck is a senior from Hamilton, N.Y.; and Freerksen is a senior from Carstairs, Alberta, Canada. All are Exercise Science majors.

 

SWU’s Jacob Wiles earns UPS Scholarship

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University student Jacob Wiles, a sophomore majoring in Secondary Social Studies from Easley, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc. (SCICU) and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

At the national level, CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. Through this program this year, SCICU awarded $52,000 in UPS Scholarships to 20 students at private institutions across SC.

 

Staff members honored as TCT’s Educators of the Year

By Lisa Garrett
Special to the Courier

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UPSTATE — Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College’s Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February.

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Atax committee announces project funding availability

 COUNTY — Pickens County is now accepting accommodations tax funding applications for projects for the 2016-2017 fiscal year from organizations involved in tourism-related activities or projects.

The funds, collected from Pickens County accommodations tax, are intended to be used to further the growth of the tourism industry in Pickens County by attracting or providing for tourists. The distribution of the funds is approved by Pickens County Council, which receives recommendations from the Pickens County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. The committee will determine its recommendations on completed funding request applications received and will be meeting during the month of March to review the applications. The

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Courier Trespass Notices 2-1-17

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