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Thousands left without power as storm’s winds, rain wreak havoc

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com COUNTY — After a night of heavy wind and rain from Tropical Storm Irma More »

Easley lands college baseball tournament

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — Easley’s J.B. “Red” Owens Recreation Complex is the new home of the More »

Flame rushing attack burns past West-Oak

By Cole Little Courier Sports news@thepccourier.com WESTMINSTER — The Pickens Blue Flame collected their first win in rather grand fashion, More »

Jackets pull away to hand Daniel third loss

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com CENTRAL — The Daniel Lions faced their toughest challenge of the season thus far More »

Wave fall against rival Wren in heartbreaker

By Eugene Jolley Courier Sports ejolley@thepccourier.com PIEDMONT — Wren quarterback Tyrell Jackson broke the hearts of Easley players and fans More »

Red Devils pick up big road win at Blue Ridge

By Jimmy Kirby Courier Sports jkirby@thepccourier.com GREER — The Liberty Red Devils traveled away from home for the second consecutive More »

 

Roper: County not in jeopardy of FOIA lawsuit

By Justin Lee Campbell
Courtesy The Journal

justin@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Pickens County Council is not in jeopardy of facing a justifiable Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, according to Pickens County attorney Ken Roper.

District 2 councilman Trey Whitehurst warned council last month of a possible lawsuit as a result of Roper’s legal advice. Whitehurst, who represents Central and Six Mile, alleged that councilman Carl Hudson’s motion to suspend the rules and freeze recreation funds during an organizational

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SWU unveils special needs housing project

Rex Brown/Courtesy The Journal

Southern Wesleyan University president Todd Voss speaks Monday during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jericho Project, a housing community on the school’s Central campus that will bring together student mentors and those with special needs.

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University, disabilities and special needs boards of Pickens and Anderson counties and

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EHS NJROTC earns first

Easley High School’s Navy JROTC orienteering team competed on Feb. 25 at Richard Russell State Park in T.L. Hanna’s annual orienteering competition, easily taking first place. Easley’s runners on the yellow course were Brandon Marsh, Billy Brown, Steven

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Clemson University awarded $1.2M US Department of Defense contract

CLEMSON — The Clemson University  public health sciences department was awarded a contract of up to $1.2 million from the Department of Defense to study the use of mobile technology and tailored health messaging to educate, assist and motivate patients to become more active in management

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Get ready to go back in time

Third Gathering on Appalachian Life set for Pickens this Saturday

By Thomas Cloer, Jr
Special to the Courier

news@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — What incredible successes were realized with the two previous Gatherings on Appalachia Life. People have not stopped talking about their interest in the different events of those special days.

  The third Gathering on Appalachian Life, a festival of activities is set for this Saturday. The Pickens Community Center (Pickens Senior Center), is the base camp with registration at 8:15 a.m. and first session at 9 a.m. Furman University’s former Mountaineer in Residence, yours truly, and Dennis Chastain, a Pickens native with roots in this area as deep as Appalachian oaks,

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Pickens High junior wins state banner design contest

PICKENS — Izzy Wallace, a junior at Pickens High School, has won a statewide Youth Art Month banner contest sponsored by the South Carolina Art Education Association.

Her design, titled “Creativity from the Mountains to the Coast,” features South Carolina, its neighboring states and the words “United Through Art” to communicate its message.

Wallace’s design was selected from

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Azalea Festival Committee makes donation for Pickens K-9 officer

PICKENS — The Pickens Police Department is proud of its newest officer. The officer will have many responsibilities when her training is complete.

But she doesn’t have a uniform or a gun. She has a collar and an incredibly powerful nose, and she goes by the name Zenia.

The 16-month-old Belgian Malinois is trained in tracking and drug detection, and the Pickens Police Department is proud to have her, as are many civic organizations and groups in the Pickens

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Building a bridge to a brighter future

Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should pay for heat in the winter or purchase necessary medications. Our country has

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Special resources for women vets

Women veterans, mark your calendars for April 21-22, when the 2017 National Women Veterans Summit is held in Dallas.

Women make up 10 percent of all veterans, and that number is expected to rise to 15 percent. The summit will focus on what women veterans need and will offer information, training and

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An exciting day

Monday, Feb. 27, was an exciting day for Pickens County.

For the first time since the State Infrastructure Bank was created in 1997, our county is applying for road funding for two significant projects: (a) to widen S.C. Highway 183 to four lanes from the Greenville County line to S.C. 135 and (b) to continue extension of

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