Memorial held

Local firefighters, residents and dignitaries turned out for a memorial dedication in honor of community firefighters past and present at More »

Huge crowds expected at 38th annual event Oct. 8 – Cox back in charge of Pumpkin Fest

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter PUMPKINTOWN — The community is gearing up for the 38th annual Pumpkin Festival. This More »

Legacy of giving

David Prater was born Feb. 2, 1947, in Sparta, Tenn. He attended Lamb Grammar School, which he said had eight More »

Man Ticketed

SIX MILE — A 20-year-old Six Mile man was ticketed last week in a July bicycle accident that left a More »

Tigers too much for Georgia Tech

Rex Brown/Courtesy The Journal Clemson receiver Mike Williams knocks a Georgia Tech defender out of the way after a catch More »

Devils pitch shutout in rout at West-Oak

LEFT, (Doug Tate/Photo) A trio of Liberty defenders — Seth Dover, Aaron Bates and Dusty Owens — combine to take More »


Sunset men charged in Clemson robbery

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CLEMSON — Clemson University police arrested two Pickens County men and charged them with second-degree burglary and strong-arm robbery last week.

Clayton Scott Allen Vanden Berg, 22, and Jared Michael Burdette, 23, both of Sunset, were arrested last Tuesday. Police said they entered an apartment Saturday afternoon at

Mother Nature’s fury

3-16 Page 1A.inddA severe thunderstorm that blew through the area on Monday evening downed trees and damaged buildings throughout the area, including this building that formerly housed Stevens Brothers Plumbing and Ramey

Easley Pride Day set for next month

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

EASLEY — With spring comes spring cleaning in Easley.


MOW pancake breakfast is Saturday 

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — Local residents will be able to start Saturday morning off right with

School board votes to shut down elementary schools

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Rocky Nimmons/Courier

Local residents hold signs in support of schools during Monday night’s Pickens County School Board meeting, at which the board voted 4-2 to shut the doors of Holly Springs and A.R. Lewis elementaries.


By Rocky Nimmons


EASLEY — In the time it took to raise four hands, two Pickens County communities lost their identities Monday night, as the Pickens County


Quinn announces bid for SC Senate District 2 seat

Easley — Allan Quinn announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to be S.C. Senator for District 2 (Pickens County) at the IPRA World Championship Rodeo held at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson recently.

The position is currently held by Sen. Larry Martin, who

Martin to seek re-election to State Senate District 2

PICKENS — State Senator Larry A. Martin (R-Pickens) has announced he intends to file for re-election to the S.C. Senate District 2 seat on Friday.

Martin, the first non-attorney to serve as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was first elected to the state Senate in

DAR members visit WV

DARAt the 111th State Conference of the West Virginia State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Rooche Field of the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of DAR in Seneca

A jolt of magic teaches students electrical safety

magicMcKissick Elementary assistant principal Anita Richardson, along with principal Gary Mohr, join magician Chris Dixon (center) as he includes students Brendon Lindsey, Kendric Williams and Makaela McIntyre during a magic trick

Police ask for public’s help in theft of trailer


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