Planning efforts underway for 150th anniversary celebration

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter PICKENS — Now that Pickens County Council has officially proclaimed 2018 Pickens County’s sesquicentennial More »

Smash and grab

Police urge vigilance as car break-ins continue to rise By Rocky Nimmons Publisher COUNTY — Coming back to your More »

County working to name hangar after teen killed in plane crash

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter LIBERTY — An effort is underway to name a hangar at the Pickens County More »

Pickens legend Anthony to join another hall of fame

Former PHS, USC two-sport star led Flame to 9 state titles PICKENS — The newest inductee into the S.C. Coaches More »

Love Potions from Around the World

When mixed with herbs, the eggs of Uganda’s gray crowned crane — a bird that mates for life — are More »

Valentine’s customs then and now

Valentine’s Day is a holiday during February that commemorates love and romance and also the patron Saint Valentine. The history More »


Cannon Auxiliary to host holiday bazaar

PICKENS — Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers will offer local residents the chance to shop for local handmade crafts and food items at the annual Winterfest holiday bazaar from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 30.

Winterfest will be in AnMed Health Cannon’s classroom located near

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Come visit Holly Springs Saturday

We’re excited about Saturday’s opening of the Birchwood Artisan Gallery at the Holly Springs Center. The grand opening of the gallery will be in March, but Saturday the gallery will be introduced to the public at the Holly Springs Craft Fare from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The gallery will offer fine arts and crafts for sale to the public. It’s designed to be a regional marketplace for artists and craftsmen of traditional and contemporary arts of this region.

We’ve all worked very hard to locate quality works from regional

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Anxiety about the holidays

Bonnie: Mom used to be the hub for our holiday dinners. She loved visiting with all her relatives, and we, too, enjoyed the experience. There were never too many guests for her, even as the family grew. Now, with Alzheimer’s disease, she is no longer capable of entertaining. In fact, she feels overwhelmed when too many people are present. I want our family to come, but I don’t want family get-togethers to be a source of anxiety for either

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Senior discounts: You’ve earned them

If you’ve always prided yourself on being completely independent and have delayed being categorized as a senior, this might be the time to reconsider that. Here are some thoughts:

• Are you getting the correct property-tax relief? While your area might specify that you get a certain percent off your taxes because you’re a senior, it’s always possible that a clerk didn’t enter your information

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Veterans get more free legal help

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hooking up with other groups to provide pro bono (free) legal services to veterans. The VA, the American Bar Association and The Veterans Consortium and National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium have signed an agreement to improve access to free help.

Whether it’s about foreclosure, eviction or any other legal snarls that

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Courier Obits

Gene Abercrombie

PICKENS — Robert Eugene Abercrombie, 85, husband of Pauline Roper Abercrombie, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

Gene was born in Six Mile, a son of the late Robert Harrison and Cora Lee Thompkins Abercrombie. He was retired from Ryobi Motor Products in Pickens as maintenance

After coasting by rival Gamecocks, Tigers regain top spot in polls and sit one win away from third straight playoff berth

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

COLUMBIA — It was chippy, but it wasn’t close.

No. 3 Clemson rolled into a hostile Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday and dominated rival No. 24 South Carolina, 34-10, to earn its fourth straight win in the Palmetto State series — and win No. 100 for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

The Tigers (11-1) outgained the Gamecocks (8-4) in total yards 469-

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Hagood 2nd-graders tour city of Pickens

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, second-grade students in the classes of Mrs. Tammie Alexander, Mrs. Amy Breazeale, Mrs. Megan Jackson and Mrs. Tracey Lance at Hagood Elementary took part in a walking tour of Pickens to conclude their social studies unit on community. The students took part in a mock trial and learned about how courts uphold laws at the Pickens County Courthouse, with help from Circuit Court Judge Perry Gravely, Family Court Judge Tarita Dunbar and the Solicitor’s Office. After that, they enjoyed lunch at The Gatehouse restaurant and had tours of the Pickens Post Office, Pickens Fire Department, City Hall and Bivens Hardware. Students met many people who help make Pickens a great place to live, work and learn.


Pickens Ministerial Association wants to share warmth and love this holiday season

PICKENS — It’s that that time again for Winter Warmth 2017.

The event will again provide free winter clothes for everyone this year, including coats, jeans, sweaters, baby clothes, shoes and T-shirts in all sizes.

The event will be Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at the Pickens Recreation

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Community Calendar 11-29-17

• Café Connections to show movie

The public is invited to Café Connections for Family Film Friday to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” immediately following the Pickens city Christmas tree lighting on Friday.

The lighting will be at Legacy Square at 6 p.m., and then the movie will

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