Lester Mosley Jr. Trial

Murder trial starts

Photos courtesy Rex Brown/The Journal Lester Davaria Mosley Jr., right, pictured with his attorney, Scott Robinson, is on trial this week in Pickens for the 2012 killing of Clemson University student Steven More »

Pickens County Courier Phil Owens

Owens receives state’s highest civilian honor

Courtesy photo Rep. Phil Owens, second from left, receives the Order of the Palmetto from Sen. Larry Martin. Also pictured are Sen. Thomas Alexander, left, and Rep. Davey Hiott. COLUMBIA — Local More »

Pickens County Courier Founder's Day fest pictures

Celebrating heritage

Rocky Nimmons/Courier  Local Civil War reenactors Delayne Masters, left, and Jim Bay pose with a Civil War-era cannon reproduction in front of the historic Bradley-Boggs House on Main Street in Pickens during More »

Pickens County Courier Last Skate group

Farewell skate

Dozens of people showed up for their last skate at Skate-A-Round USA in Easley on Sunday. The business, which has been family-owned since 1980, will be closing its doors on Saturday, Sept. More »

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Six Mile remembers an ambassador

Bill and Ruby Holder will be honored at a tribute event in Six Mile on Sept. 27. Bill passed away June 6, two days after his 98th birthday.        Family More »

Meals on Wheals Food Fight Bowl coming up

Pickens County Meals on Wheels is hitting the fall running. The Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl, sponsored by Save-a-Lot Food Stores, is scheduled for Friday night, Aug. 23, when the Pickens Blue Flame host the Easley Green Wave. 8-13 Page 4A.inddThe game dates back to October 1923, when Easley beat Pickens 7-6 at Pickens’ home field.

This year all four Pickens County high schools will compete for the Ultimate Food Fight Bowl Trophy. The trophy goes to the school that collects the most money for Pickens County Meals on Wheels. This is the first year that all four county high schools will join hands to help PCMOW reach more shut-in residents by renovating the former Liberty Middle School kitchen and cafeteria.

This is a pivotal year for the future of PCMOW, which is renovating the former Liberty Middle School kitchen so meals can be prepared more effectively and services to other senior citizens can be extended.

Time to lose some weight

OK, it’s time for me to do something about this weight problem.

6-25 Page 4A.inddI was down as thin as I’ve been since college. That’s not too thin, but its bearable. As I went through my long unemployment problem, I just kept adding and adding pounds. My bathroom scales finally gave up and said, “One person at a time” when I tried to weigh.

I suddenly found pants that I used to joke and say, “I’d better be careful or I will have to wear those,” were now too tight on me.

I need to get back to exercising every day, and that means more than walking to the bathroom twice a day.

I need to play basketball, which I did daily while growing up. I was the star then, dribbling the ball on our driveway.

Signs of the times

There are times when I can’t believe what I’m reading. For example, did anybody see the headline saying, “Marijuana issue goes to joint committee”?

6-25 Page 4A.inddHow about this one? “Homicide victims rarely talk to police.” And, from the Associated Press, “Missippi’s literacy program shows improvement.”

I always wonder if this kind of thing is done unknowingly or on purpose. Personal experience has taught me not to be smug about other’s mistakes. Even spellcheck won’t protect you if you write, “Lighting kills cows.” One of my very own, and not the only one. Often these things happen late at night before going to press, and everybody who should catch it just doesn’t. We sometimes read what we expect to see rather than what is actually on the page.

Courier Obituaries 8-13-14

Lendon Richard Simmons

Pickens — Lendon Richard Simmons, age 81, husband of Patricia Ann Childs died Monday Aug. 4, 2014 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

8-6 Page 5A.inddMr. Simmons was born in Griffin Community Pickens, a son of the late Jesse Marion Simmons and Artie Lee Hayes Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a member of TurnPoint Community Worship Center of Easley.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, two daughters; Sherree Robinson and husband Wayne of Pickens, Sharon Nealy and husband John of Pickens, four sons; Richard Simmons and wife Georgia of Easley, Ronnie Simmons and wife

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