Administrator: No state plan for Zika

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter PICKENS COUNTY — The state of South Carolina doesn’t seem to be taking the More »

2 charged with neglect after child’s drug test

By Greg Oliver Courtesy The Journal CENTRAL — A Central couple were arrested and charged recently after Pickens County More »

Barton, King earn state track crowns

Courtesy Photos (LEFT) Daniel High School senior Laurie Barton broke the Class AAA girls’ state record in the 800-meter run More »

King’s Asphalt earns award

Pamela Dodson/Courier The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association recently presented King’s Asphalt with an award for innovative pavement work for More »

Community celebrates AR Lewis Elementary

Jason Evans/Courier Former A.R. Lewis Elementary School principal Kathy Brazinski explained the significance of the red butterflies on the school More »


Man hit, killed while lying on road in Easley

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

EASLEY — A 22-year-old Easley man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning on S.C. Highway 8.

The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan said Anthony Lemont Bowser, of Bowen Road, was lying in the eastbound lane at the time of the accident. Duncan added Bowser was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 a.m. and transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital for an autopsy.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Tony Keller said the accident occurred at 1:45 a.m. four miles north of Easley, when a 1998 Jeep struck the pedestrian.

Keller said the driver of the Jeep and two passengers were all wearing seatbelts, sustained no injuries, were not ejected from the vehicle and experienced no entrapment.

The accident remains under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

In addition to Bowser, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported last week that 90 pedestrians had died on state highways through Oct. 25, compared to 83 during the same period a year ago.



EBPW plans monthly meeting

EASLEY — Easley Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m.

The meeting will be at Fatz Café in

Learn to make wreaths at Pickens Community Center

PICKENS — On Monday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Audrey Medrick will lead a holiday wreath make and take workshop in the Granger Fiber Room at the Pickens Community Center

Great season

The Pickens High School marching band went up against the top 13 bands in the State AAA Marching Band Competition at Batesburg-Leesville High School on Saturday,


Cooke named ‘Honored Educator of the Year’

UPSTATE — Former Pickens High School art teacher Debbie R. Cooke will be recognized as this year’s “Honored Educator of the Year” at the Society for Photographic Education Southeast Regional Conference,

Easley High’s NJROTC takes 3rd in orienteering championship


Members of the Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps are shown accepting the first-place yellow course trophy during the 20th annual Blue Ridge Orienteering Championship.

Bagwell celebrates 90th birthday

 Luther Bagwell of Liberty will celebrate his 90th birthday on Nov. 16. Bagwell was born in 1925 to Adolphus and Emma Pace Bagwell as the

Submissions sought for ‘Artists Color the Music’

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is inviting artists to submit work to be considered for inclusion in their upcoming “Artists Color the Music” exhibit, being held in

Rival Bobcats hand Daniel home defeat

By Rocky Nimmons

CENTRAL — The regular season is over. Despite a rollercoaster of a year that had huge peaks and deep valleys, the Daniel Lions now

Green Wave shut down at Hillcrest

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

SIMPSONVILLE — After losing its chance to repeat again as Region I-AAAA champions with a loss against Hanna the week

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