Easley Spring Fling

A week later than originally scheduled due to wet weather, the city of  Easley held its annual Spring Fling last More »

Official: Blue Ridge ‘smart meters’ not spying on customers

By Norm Cannada Courtesy The Journal CLEMSON — New “smart meters” being installed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will More »

QBs highlight Clemson spring game

By Alex Maminakis Courtesy The Journal CLEMSON — There were fireworks early in Clemson’s spring game on Saturday afternoon, More »

It seems like just the other day

It was a hot Sunday morning in late spring. Uncle Walter was driving us to church in the Bel Air. More »

All Aboard For Fun

Railroad Festival to roll into Central April 28 By Jason Evans Staff Reporter CENTRAL — This year’s Central Railroad More »

Bake amazing treats with egg whites

By Olivia Fowler For the Courier All four of this week’s desserts have something in common. There’s not a More »


Courier Calendar of Events 9-27-17

• Holy Cross Church plans RCIA session

Holy Cross Catholic Church has begun RCIA sessions for instructions and growth in Christ.

Those who have ever wondered what the Catholic Church teaches and why are invited to join for questions and discussion. Classes are held in the church basement at 558 Hampton Ave. in Pickens from 9:30-11:15 a.m. on Sundays.

Call (864) 878-0574 with any questions.

• Meal on Wheels Glow Run is Oct. 21

The Pickens County Meals on Wheels 5K Glow Run fundraising event with a glow attire contest will be held on Oct. 21 starting at 7 p.m. Awards will begiven to first- and second-place runners. More information and

Courier Obits 9-27-17

Rickey Carver

Central — Rickey E. Carver, 64, of Central, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.

Mr. Carver was born in Oconee County and was the son of the late Lee Ronald and Margie Goss Carver. He was a master plumber and electrician with Beckwith Plumbing Company in Clemson and attended Five Point Church in Easley.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Parker Carver; one son, Tyler Lloyd of the home;

PHS volleyball has good month of action

PICKENS — After winning the Hillcrest Tournament on Sept. 9, the Pickens High School volleyball team opened the regular season play by defeating Belton- Honea Path on Sept. 13.

The varsity team defeated BHP 25-10, 25-21, 25-19, and the JV squad won 25-21, 25-10.

The Lady Flame varsity and JV opened Region I-4A play against Wren on Sept. 18, and both teams came away with a victory. The varsity defeated Wren 25-19, 25-19, 25-4. The JV Lady Flame

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Lions ready to kick off region schedule

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — The Daniel Lions sit in a dire position after their mid-season bye.

With a 1-4 record and region play on the horizon, the next five weeks will make or break the Lions.

Coming off a surprise 6-4 comeback season in Jeff Fruster’s first season at the helm last year, Daniel has played below its expectations so far in 2017. The Lions have had a tough go of it thus far this season, losing their last four games after a hot start on a long road trip against former Daniel coach Randy Robinson’s Berkeley Stags.

The Lions started off the season with a 17-10 win over the Stags. Hoping to repeat last season’s start, Daniel fought hard throughout but was finished off late by both Easley and Seneca. The Lions then saw their toughest matchups to date against Greer and Westside and lost both by multiple scores despite putting up valiant efforts, particularly in the second halves.

A tough schedule is a big part of the team’s current 1-4 record, with their

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Hobbled Wave take loss at Greenville

By Eugene Jolley
Courier Sports

GREENVILLE — An injured and battered Easley Green Wave football team had the task of stopping the high-octane offense of ninth-ranked Greenville Friday night at Sirrine Stadium.

Easley’s defense played well for the most part, but the injury-plagued offense struggled in a 32-0 loss.

Playing a third consecutive game without quarterback Weston Black, Easley got receiver-slash-quarterback Isaiah Ferguson back for some of the game. But the Green Wave’s best offensive lineman, senior T.J. Solis, is out for at least a few weeks, if not for the season, with a leg injury.

More injuries happened Friday night, which makes next week’s region opener at undefeated T.L. Hanna even tougher. Lineman Chop Collins came out of the game, along with defensive lineman Mauricio Holcombe. Others are banged up and sore.

“Give them full credit for winning the game,” Easley coach John Windham said of the Red Raiders. “They’ve got a good team. I was proud of the way some guys stepped up. We’ve got to get

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Red Devils roll to win over West-Oak

By Jimmy Kirby
Courier Sports

Liberty — It didn’t take Liberty long to take the lead Friday night against West-Oak as just 15 seconds into the game, the Red Devils scored on a 26-yard fumble return by Luke Terry.

The score was enough to win the game, but the Devils kept piling on to roll to a 44-0 victory over the winless Warriors to improve to 4-2 heading into the second half of the regular season.

Terry recovered a West-Oak fumble on the first play of the game and raced untouched to give Liberty the lead for good.

The Red Devils extended the lead to 16-0 in the first quarter thanks to a safety and a 9-yard Kevon Tabron touchdown run.

While the Warriors gave a determined effort, they were unable to put up

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Seneca shuts out Blue Flame

By Cole Little
Courier Sports

PICKENS — Beating the Pickens Blue Flame at their own game, the Seneca Bobcats coasted to victory on Friday night, outgaining the Blue Flame by 51 yards on the ground in a lopsided 38-0 win at Bill Isaacs Field in Pickens.

Firing on all cylinders after a disheartening loss to Easley the previous week, the Bobcats were efficient on both sides of the ball, while Pickens, which was coming off of a bye week, was not nearly as efficient, suffering from three turnovers on the night.

“Give Seneca credit,” Pickens head coach Chad Smith said after the game. “They’re really athletic. They’re a good football team. But we didn’t play disciplined football tonight. We had two fantastic weeks of practice leading up to this, but it didn’t show tonight.”

Led by running back Jeremiah Mackey, who amassed 94 rushing yards on 16 carries, the Bobcats collected 145 total rushing yards, producing several quick scoring drives thanks to lengthy rushes. The Bobcats set the tone early on with an

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Tigers pull away in fourth to beat BC

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — It wasn’t pretty, but the No. 2 Clemson Tigers took care of business on Saturday.

Clemson used 27 unanswered fourth-quarter points to defeat Boston College at Memorial Stadium, 34-7.

The Tigers (4-0, 2-0 ACC) didn’t score until the 5:56 mark of the second quarter, when quarterback Kelly Bryant found the end zone from 11 yards out, and led just 7-0 at halftime, but Clemson put the game away late after Boston College (1-3, 0-2 ACC) tied it at 7-7 in the third quarter.

“I thought the fourth quarter was Clemson football, as far as how we complemented each other,” head coach Dabo Swinney said. “To run the ball

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Courier Legals 9-27-17


BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Pickens County in the case of United Community Bank, Plaintiff, v. Aaron P. Pomeroy, Kendall R. Pomeroy, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Midland Funding LLC, and The Peoples National Bank, Defendants,under Case No. 2017-CP-39-00643, I, the undersigned, as Special Referee for Pickens County, will offer for sale at public outcry at 11:00 A.M., on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Pickens County Courthouse, 214 E. Main Street, Pickens, South Carolina

Courier Notice to Creditors 9-27-17

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All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the

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