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‘Suspicious’ fire destroys historic tavern PICKENS — A “suspicious” weekend fire destroyed a Pickens County landmark billed as the oldest More »

Police: 3 caught during burglary at Liberty plant

LIBERTY — Three Upstate men were caught red-handed as they were trying to steal material from a Liberty manufacturing plant More »

Honoring heritage

  Local residents joined with members of the Pickens County Historical Society Saturday to commemorate the placing of more than More »

Scholarship winners

The Charles F. Rogers Scholarship committee recently announced this year’s selections for the Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award. Tori Morris More »

Dream Center provides A HAND UP for those in need

Opportunity Village shining on national stage By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — A local effort to provide a More »

Fort Prince George DAR holds annual awards day

EASLEY — The Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual awards day. More »

 

Meeting planned for Holly Springs Center

Effort underway to repurpose shuttered elementary school

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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PICKENS — A meeting is planned for the public to learn more about efforts to turn the former Holly Springs Elementary School into a community center and arts showcase.

The meeting is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the old

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Officer assault suspect caught

GREENVILLE — A man wanted for more than a year after police said he dragged an Easley officer beside a vehicle was arrested last week.

According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, 32-year-old Alex Lagunas Soto was arrested on Thursday at an

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Woman heads to prison for wreck that killed baby

GREENVILLE — An Easley woman has been sentenced to one year in prison for a 2015 wreck that killed an unborn child.

Ashley Michelle Bridges, 24, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to felony driving under the influence, according to the

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Pickens hosts Gathering on Appalachian Life

Honoring heritage

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

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PICKENS — Visitors to the Pickens Community Center Saturday took a trip back to the past.

The Gathering on Appalachian Life celebrated the traditions of the past, offering a variety of workshops and experiences.

“This is the third Appalachian Gathering that we’ve had,” said

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School district alters calendar

COUNTY — Pickens County School Board trustees have made changes to the calendar for the 2017-18 school year, moving up the start date as allowed by a recent change in state law.

The new start date of Aug. 17 will allow the district to plan for

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Now open in Pickens

Pickens’ newest business, Twelve Mile Defense, held its formal grand opening on Friday. The business, located at 202 S. Catherine St. in Pickens, offers a huge selection of firearms and supplies. The new store is owned and operated by David and Todd Harned. Twelve Mile Defense is open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Above, David Harned cuts the ribbon to officially open the store. Pictured are Pickens chamber board member Adam Lambert, Pickens City Councilman Fletcher Perry, Pickens Police Chief Travis Riggs, David Harned, Todd Harned, Regina Harned, chamber board member Mark James, Pickens Revitalization Association director Wilson Perkins and chamber board member Lisa Bryant.

 

Habitat hosts student volunteers for alternative spring break

COUNTY — Nearly three dozen students from Widener University, Connecticut College and North Central University will help build homes and improve the community during their spring break as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate

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YMCA launches 2017 campaign to support community needs

The YMCA Senior Leadership Team kicks off the annual campaign during a key staff meeting.

UPSTATE – The YMCA of Easley, Pickens and Powdersville launched its annual campaign March 1 to ensure that everyone in Easley, Pickens and Powdersville has access to vital

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Steppin’ It Up Coalition bringing speaker to Liberty auditorium

LIBERTY — The Steppin’ It Up Coalition and Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County (BHSPC) are bringing Kevin Shird to tell his story through his personal life lessons.

Shird will speak at the Liberty Civic Auditorium on March 31. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Shird is the author of the books “Lessons in Redemption” and

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Fashion show and fair planned at Grace UMC

PICKENS — The Handbells of Grace will host its annual Luncheon, Fashion Show, Boutique Fair on March 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Grace United Methodist Church in Pickens.

Lunch menu will include chicken salad, copper carrots,

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