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Two charged with neglect of kids, adult

Police: Couple’s home had ‘inhumane’ conditions PICKENS — A Pickens couple faces multiple charges after police and DSS workers allegedly found two small children and a bedridden adult living in “inhumane” conditions. More »


Paws for a cause

Pickens Elementary School students recently raised $146.80 to give to the Pickens County Humane Society. Humane society director Samantha Gamble visited the school and brought a 4-month-old puppy named Molly to play More »

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Baptist Easley team volunteers on trip to Dominican Republic

Pictured, from left, are Kayla Davis, Dr. John Warren, April Gravley, Dr. Bill Wheeler, Kathy Irvin, Connie Briley, Heather Trotter and Robin Snelson. EASLEY — A surgical team from Baptist Easley Hospital More »

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Green Wave pick up wins

Robert L. Bradley/Photo Easley High School’s Hannah Gravely steals second base against Union County. She advanced to third on an error on the play as the ball traveled into center field. EASLEY More »

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Man faces charge of sex with child

COUNTY — A former Pickens resident has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child. According to a news release sent Tuesday afternoon by Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy More »

Courier Trespass Notices 7-30-14

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.

Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing.

All persons are hereby notified and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any manner whatsoever upon

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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

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Police: Vehicle hits home after driver’s throat slit

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Man charged with armed robbery, assault, kidnapping

EASLEY — An Easley man is behind bars facing multiple charges after an incident in which police say he cut a man giving him a ride in an attempted robbery, sending a vehicle crashing into a home.

Steven Lamar Williams, 34, of 102 Park St., was charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree assault and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.

According to an Easley Police Department incident report, two friends stopped at the Hot Spot gas station on West Main Street on Friday night. While his friend entered the gas station, the driver of the vehicle was approached by

Pickens Middle School teacher hikes to raise money for cancer research

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Photo courtesy Louise Hope

Pickens Middle School teacher Louise Hope recently completed a 28-mile hike in one day to raise money for children’s cancer research after one of her students was diagnosed with leukemia.

By Nikki Rutledge
For The Courier

PICKENS — Many say there are teachers who make an impact on their students that lasts a lifetime.

Louise Hope, a community education teacher at Pickens Middle School, is one of those teachers.

When the news broke that one of Hope’s eighth-grade students and a fellow Pickens Presbyterian Church member, Kent Townsend, had leukemia, she began searching for a way to help.

She found her opportunity serendipitously.

“It was almost divine intervention the way I happened upon the email that led me to Ultimate Hike,” she said. “I had been thinking to myself ‘What can I do?’ when I scrolled all the way to the bottom of my list of mail, and clicked

Family members charged following convict’s capture

EASLEY — After nearly two weeks on the loose, an inmate escaped from the Pickens County Stockade was arrested last week, and two relatives were charged with helping him evade capture.

7-23 Page 1A.inddAccording to a release from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, deputies received an anonymous tip that James Christopher Townsend, 41, was at a home on Bakerville Road in Easley.

Officers arrested Townsend at the home at around 12:45 p.m. July 16.

Townsend had been held since June 2 at the stockade, located at 186 Prison Camp Road in Pickens, before he was discovered missing during a routine count at 7 p.m. on July 3.

Townsend, a convicted felon who has a lengthy criminal record for various types of crimes, was serving time for

Saying goodbye

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Pickens City Council said farewell Monday night to city administrator Katherine Hendricks, who is leaving the city after five and a half years for a position with the city of Mount Pleasant. Mayor David Owens presented Hendricks with a plaque and a flower vase after city council’s work session. Pictured, from left, are council member Patti Welborn, Hendricks, Owens, council member Carlton Holley, council member Donnie McKinney and council member Patrick Lark. The city will host a farewell for Hendricks next Monday from 11 a.m. to noon.


Pickens council awards contracts

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — In a brief special called meeting of Pickens City Council Monday night, council approved four contracts and some amendments to its 2014-15 budget.

The budget amendments were approved with a 5-0 vote, with councilmen Isaiah Scipio and Fletcher Perry absent.

A contract with Young Plumbing Company for a six-inch high pressure main project for $34,540 was also approved with a 5-0 vote.

A contract for $182,525 to J&M Construction for the Fox Squirrel Ridge and Hendricks Road Project was approved

Cannon honors life and service of Michael Siders

PICKENS — Cannon Memorial Hospital will honor the life and service of Michael Siders, a devoted and skilled clinician that served every patient with kindness and compassion, with a blood and teddy bear drive on Monday, July 28, from 2-6 p.m. at the Cannon Wellness Annex at 865 Pendleton St. in Pickens.

The community may donate blood and/or a teddy bear to the cause. Siders was known as the “big teddy bear” by colleagues, and the teddy bears will be donated to a local charity to place smiles on the faces of local children. AnMed Health will coordinate the blood drive and provide T-shirts. The community may also write a personal note

Farm day in Six Mile

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Farm day, sponsored by Medi Home Hospice of Seneca and Mile Creek Farm of Six Mile, began last year in Six Mile. With the positive feedback from residents and family members from the community, officials decided to make it an annual event. Medi Home Hospice goes beyond the healthcare that is delivered to patients; it is a “gift” to those who are living with a terminal illness and a “gift” to their families. Farm day is an example of that; the gift of independence during outdoor activities, the gift of re-acclimating with Mother Nature, the gift of making new friends and spending time with old friends, the gift of being able to mobilize outside of daily routines and the number one gift that is most talked about is, the gift of Medi Home Hospice and Mile Creek Farm bringing back some of the things that were familiar, such as farming and everyone being able to sit around and reminisce over fond memories. Participants in farm day get to take part in goat milk tasting, snap bean contest and lunch is served. Residents and families are invited to pick vegetables from the fields if they choose and visit the on-site chickens. More than 60 residents participated in this year’s event, held on July 8, including hospice patients and their families, along with residents from Heritage Healthcare of Pickens, The Residences at Park Place Assisted Living, Seneca Health and Rehabilitation Center, Morningside Assisted Living and Belvedere Commons Senior Living.


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