Photographic display now open in Pickens

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter PICKENS — A photographic memorial currently in Pickens is a moving reminder of the More »

BLWS now underway

Despite weather-related delays, the Big League World Series swung into action on Monday night with the annual home run derby More »

Registration Times and Dates For Pickens County Schools

Elementary Schools Thursday, Aug. 11 — 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Middle Schools Dacusville Middle School All grades — Thursday, More »

SWU finally gets full NCAA membership

Southern Wesleyan University announced its acceptance into full membership of NCAA Division II July 20 at its campus in Central. More »

Pickens Farmers Market set for August opening

PICKENS — Area farmers and those who love the vegetables they grow will now be able to get together in More »

Simplicity in Southern Appalachian life and speech

Above: Several of the author’s ancestors are pictured during a rural Appalachian baptizing ceremony unchanged in 2,000 years. If there More »


Bowling event planned to benefit Pickens County Humane Society

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — An upcoming fundraiser for the Pickens County Humane Society aims to rack up a big win for

Mini Relay for Life event planned Monday in Easley

Kerry Gilstrap/Courier
Above, Amy Hand, Tricia Youngblood and Loren Parnell are pictured at the Relay for Life event on April 30 at Easley High School. At left, cancer survivor Emily Stansell was named Miss Supreme at the Relay for Life Pageant at

In memoriam

Marisa In Memory 001Sweetheart Marisa — Happy 74th anniversary of your birth April 28, 1942, and as of June 20, 2014, your second year in heaven as one of God’s angels. We love and miss you.

From your husband, Joe, your children, Michelle, Anthony, Paul, and all your grandchildren. R.I.P.



Getting out from under

It is such a simple word. Why are we afraid to use it? The word is no. It has always been challenging for some of us to use the word in certain situations. Sometimes we get overextended and wracked with guilt because we hate to turn down requests for help.

Preparing to say goodbye

This coming Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., everyone who ever attended or was faculty or staff or parent or neighbor or just a well-wisher of Holly Springs Elementary School is invited to come join a gathering to say goodbye. By the Pickens County School Board’s decree, the

Courier Obituaries 5-11-16


The Pickens County Courier runs in-county obituaries free of charge. Please ask your funeral home about this service.

Holly Springs schools have served community for more than 100 years

Holly Springs Elementary School art teacher Alston Beckman created this special pen-and-ink drawing of the 1922 school as it once was. Prints of the drawing will be available at a celebration of the school’s history this Saturday at Holly Springs.


Historic Cold Spring Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 146th anniversary

PICKENS — Cold Spring Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 146th year Anniversary on May 1.

Located on Rosman Highway in Pickens, the church was founded in 1870 under a brush arbor, with the Rev. Andy Gowens serving 20 years as the first pastor.

>5-11 Page 2B.inddUnder him, a log cabin was built. The Rev. George Earl was the second pastor, and he served for 27 years. The Rev. Baker was pastor for a


May Days underway at Mile Creek Baptist

SIX MILE — Mile Creek Baptist Church, located at 104 Lakeside Drive in Six Mile, is currently holding its May Days revival.

This Sunday, May 15 all can enjoy a message by Preacher Cody Zorn at both the morning and evening services.

>Pastor Kevin Kuykendall invites everyone to Tuesday night revivals starting at 7 p.m. each night. Featured this year are Preacher Kenny Kuykendall on Tuesday, May 17, Preacher Chris Haizlip, on Tuesday, May 24, and Preacher Joe Arthur on Tuesday, May 31.

Local choirs will be singing each night.



Artichokes reveal bold flavors

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

The first time you confront an artichoke in the raw,

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