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Football Frenzy in this week’s Pickens County Courier

Are you ready for some football? If you are then run out today and pick up this week’s copy of the Pickens County Courier. On sale at most grocery and convenient stores More »

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Police ask for help to find assault suspect

CLEMSON — Clemson police are “desperately” asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with an assault and battery earlier this month. According to a release from Clemson More »

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Deputy injured in single-car wreck

Courtesy photo This patrol car was estimated as a total loss after a Pickens County sheriff’s deputy crashed it into a tree while responding to a call last week. COUNTY — A More »

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High school football season set to kick off Friday night

Kerry Gilstrap/Courier At left, Pickens senior James Ferguson carries the ball during the Blue Flame Jamboree on Friday night. At right, Easley quarterback Dalton Black launches a pass Thursday during the Easley More »

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Man charged in shooting

EASLEY — A 21-year-old Easley man was charged with attempted murder last week after another man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound. Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed More »

Courier Classifieds 5-14-14

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Struggling with technology again

All About Ben

By Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

So its 3:30 on a Monday afternoon, and I’m still struggling with this computer. I came in this morning, bright and early. Well, early at least. With nothing else to write, I started working on my weekly column. It was about my tax refund check, which the state kept almost all of to pay old hospital bills.

I wrote how I did not much appreciate the state determining how I would spend my money. The hospital spends lots of time and money to make sure I am aware of the bills (everyone I know gets to bill me for my last hospital stay). While I was in the hospital, I mentioned I had no insurance and was not sure how I would pay. The nurse said, “Don’t worry about it,” and sure enough, I get about eight chances a day to pay them.

The latest is that they set up with the government to take whatever tax return I thought I would have and use it to pay my bills, randomly, of

$2.7M seized in drug bust

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8 charged in multi-county investigation

EASLEY — A yearlong investigation into Upstate synthetic drug sales that began in Easley culminated with the seizure of approximately $2.7 million in cash and frozen bank accounts, guns, vehicles, more than 300 pounds of the drug and seven arrests last week.

A yearlong investigation into synthetic drug sales that began at Sky’s Tha Limit in Easley wrapped up with a multi-county bust that targeted several businesses and two homes and resulted in charges filed against eight people last week. Sky’s Tha Limit’s business license has been suspended, Easley Police Chief Danny Traber said.

A yearlong investigation into synthetic drug sales that began at Sky’s Tha Limit in Easley wrapped up with a multi-county bust that targeted several businesses and two homes and resulted in charges filed against eight people last week. Sky’s Tha Limit’s business license has been suspended, Easley Police Chief Danny Traber said.

At a Friday afternoon news conference at the Easley Law Enforcement Center, Easley Police Chief Danny Traber told reporters his department began receiving complaints just more than a year ago from parents that their children, some as young as 16 years old, were going to a store on U.S. Highway 123 to buy the synthetic drugs.

“People like to call it synthetic marijuana, (but) it’s a synthetic drug that sometimes mimics marijuana,” Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said. “Sometimes it’s a lot worse.”

Clark said some of the side effects of similar “designer” drugs include hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, a sense of initial wellbeing that turns into terror, panic attacks, vomiting and

Ready For Business

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5-7 Page 1A.inddSix Mile is back on the banking map after the town hosted a grand opening celebration for “Our Bank,” a division of Carolina Premier Bank, last Thursday. At right, mayor Roy Stoddard welcomes the large crowd that showed up for the celebration. Below, Sen. Larry Martin talks to Carolina Premier Bank president and CEO John Kreighbaum during the event.

 


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