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Police: Vehicle hits home after driver’s throat slit

Man charged with armed robbery, assault, kidnapping EASLEY — An Easley man is behind bars facing multiple charges after an incident in which police say he cut a man giving him a More »

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Pickens Middle School teacher hikes to raise money for cancer research

Photo courtesy Louise Hope Pickens Middle School teacher Louise Hope recently completed a 28-mile hike in one day to raise money for children’s cancer research after one of her students was diagnosed More »

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Saying goodbye

Pickens City Council said farewell Monday night to city administrator Katherine Hendricks, who is leaving the city after five and a half years for a position with the city of Mount Pleasant. More »

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Farm day in Six Mile

Farm day, sponsored by Medi Home Hospice of Seneca and Mile Creek Farm of Six Mile, began last year in Six Mile. With the positive feedback from residents and family members from More »

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Big League World Series brings baseball to Easley for 14th year

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter   With first pitch set for this afternoon, the Big League World Series returns to Easley for the 14th year in a row to determine best More »

Pickens council votes to support festival

By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff

PICKENS — Pickens City Council had a request for $5,000 in funding for this year’s Azalea Festival, but city administrator Katherine Hendricks adjusted the amount to $4,400 before council voted on the issue.

The other $600 would be used by the city to pay any city employees who have to work during the festival.

Council approved the amount with a 7-0 vote.

Pickens has 374 children signed up to play baseball or softball, according to Councilman Carlton

Brock’s is Chamber Member of the Month


The April Pickens Chamber Member of the month is Brock’s Department Store. Located at 219 East Main St., Brock’s Department Store has been in continuous operation by the Brock family since 1957. Owner Glenn Brock, pictured, has been with the store since 1957, and the store offers a wide selection of items.

Service planned to honor Friends of Guardian ad Litem

PICKENS — The public is invited to the recognition of service to Pickens County by the Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem for their service to the abused and neglected children of Pickens County.

Senator Larry Martin and Rep. Davey Hiott will be presenting the recognition on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in Pickens.

There will be a reception following the presentation.  Current and past Guardian ad Litem of Pickens County and past board of directors are invited to join the special recognition during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Area hospitals lift flu visitors’ restrictions

UPSTATE — Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties lift temporary flu visitation restrictions

Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties announced last week that they have lifted the temporary request that children refrain from visiting hospitalized patients.

Hospitals include AnMed Health, Baptist Easley, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Cannon Memorial Hospital and Greenville Health System, which includes Laurens County

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