Monday morning head-on collision kills man

PICKENS — A 56-year-old Pickens man lost his life in a head-on collision Monday morning. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley More »

Local residents speak to county council, plan meeting to fight proposed dump

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter COUNTY — Local businesswoman Pree Hamilton spoke to Pickens County Council Monday night about More »

Easley man faces attempted murder charge after stabbing

EASLEY-A 51-year-old Easley man was arrested Thursday evening and charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing that stemmed More »

Police: Man sexually abused teen for years

LIBERTY — A Liberty man was arrested Thursday after police claim he sexually abused a teen for nearly three years. More »

Second Gathering on Appalachian Life scheduled

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Howard’s Rock vandalism suspect dodges jail time

By Carlos Galarza-Veve
Courtesy The Journal



PICKENS — A 20-year-old North Carolina man dodged a bullet and serious jail time when he was found guilty of a misdemeanor last week in the vandalism of Clemson University’s famous icon, Howard’s Rock.


Birchwood’s Book and Author Fair set

COUNTY — The annual Book and Author Fair sponsored by the Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife in Pickens County has been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9, from 2-5 p.m., in All Saints Hall at the Pickens Presbyterian Church at 311 W. Main St.

Big League World Series underway


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Cousins Preston Scott and Landon Howell watch the fireworks display after the home run derby during the kickoff of the Big League World Series at the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex in Easley on Monday night. Scott and Howell play for the Carolina Crocs 9U team in Easley.

EASLEY — Baseball players from around the world are in Easley this week for the Big 6-24 Page 1A.inddLeague World Series.

The tournament, in its 15th year in Easley, kicked off Monday with a Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau workout session open to the public at the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex, followed by a home run derby.

Easley’s own Casey Woody of the S.C. District 1 host squad took first place in the home run derby, while John Glenn of the U.S. West team was runner-up.

The tournament, which features international teams from Mexico, Puerto Rico, the

Police: Armed hit and run suspect at large


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Police identified Derek Bennett Williams, right, as the man they believe crashed this motorcycle stolen from Greenville County at the Easley Town Center last week before displaying a gun and fleeing into the woods.



EASLEY — Police are asking for the public’s help to find a man they say got away on foot after crashing a stolen motorcycle and pointing a gun in Easley last week.


Senator among break-in victims

PICKENS — The home of Sen. Larry Martin was among several targeted during a string of break-ins in Pickens last week.


Meals on Wheels dedicates McKissick Center

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From left, Robert Thomas with the McKissick Foundation, Meals on Wheels director Meta Bowers, Lt. Gov. Henry McMasters, Pickens County Councilman Neil Smith and Sen. Larry Martin help cut the ribbon for the new McKissick Center for Senior Wellness on Friday in Liberty.

LIBERTY — Dignitaries from across the county joined together Friday to dedicate the new McKissick Center for Senior Health in Liberty.

The building, most recently part of Liberty Middle School, has served the Liberty community for many years, once being home to Liberty High School. When the most


Courier Letters to the Editor

A state of confusion

Dear Editor,

I really liked the letter last week that Gladys Lewis Pace Corcoran wrote about our heritage, the Confederacy and the removal of the flag from the Statehouse. They were facts from our history

Don’t listen to ‘Louie, Louie’

In 1963, a song was released by The Kingsmen titled “Louie, Louie.” It was a huge hit 6-25 Page 4A.inddand completely unaffected

State recognizes McDaniel

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COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution this month recognizing Pickens’ Betty McDaniel for her lifetime of work preserving native Appalachian music.

The resolution, presented by Rep. Davey Hiott, tells of McDaniel’s work with children through the Young Appalachian Music program

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