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Wife enters guilty plea in killing

PICKENS — A Dacusville woman pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy charges in the January shooting death of her husband last week. After taking a negotiated plea deal on Friday, Crystal Gail More »

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County football coaches out

COUNTY — Two Pickens County high schools are in the market for new football coaches after disappointing seasons on the gridiron. School District of Pickens County spokesman John Eby confirmed Tuesday that More »

Davis Hendricks Signs with SWU PIckens County Courier

Hendricks signs with SWU

Rocky Nimmons/Courier Seated second from left, Davis Hendricks signs to continue her volleyball career at Southern Wesleyan University on Thursday. Pictured with Hendricks, seated from left, are Lesli Hendricks, Wes Hendricks and More »

Cloer Birthday Pickens County Courier

Cloer celebrates birthday with family

Grace Moody Cloer recently celebrated her 90th birthday in the Fellowship Hall of Red Hill Baptist Church. Family members pictured are, standing from left, Casey, Bob and Shana Cloer Maseah and Harvest More »

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Honoring veterans

SWU dedicates new flag plaza CENTRAL — What began as an effort to place flags at Southern Wesleyan University’s new athletic facilities grew into a tribute to those who have served and More »

Finding the falls

I really hate to break the news but they’ve moved Whitewater Falls. No, I’m not making this up. We know they’ve moved it because we went up to Jocassee with the express purpose of kayaking up to Whitewater Falls, and it was 6-25 Page 4A.inddnowhere to be found.

And, what’s more, we looked pretty carefully at the large map mounted near the boat ramp, and it clearly indicated where Whitewater Falls was located.

Someone, maybe the park ranger if they have one, had stuck little silver stars onto the map to indicate where all the water falls are around the lake. There’s a printed legend that identifies the different falls.

Not only did we consult the map, we also asked someone at the boat ramp who looked knowledgeable about waterfalls, and he told us

Football is finally back

Football season is finally here. Last week we had a handful of high school contests in the area. We’ve had plenty of preseason pro football. But this week, college football begins just about everywhere, and I can’t wait.

6-25 Page 4A.inddThursday, South Carolina will host Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference opener. I am a little perplexed over this one. I grew up a South Carolina fan, but when I got to Clemson, I became a Tiger fan.

The moment that assured the deal was when I met a Clemson cheerleader at a convenience store on the Saturday morning of a ballgame. I knew then she was the person I wanted to bear my children. She smiled as we were waiting in line and asked if I was going to the game that day. I’m glad she did not ask if I was imagining our lives together, because the answer was the same. “Yes!”

As I never really got to know her, the part about her bearing my children never came true. But I pulled for the Tigers each week

Courier Obituaries 8-27-14

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Cecil William Durham

Six Mile — Cecil William Durham, age 72, husband of Annie Sue Ellenburg Durham died Sunday Aug. 24, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Durham was born in Pickens County a son of the late Sam Wesley Durham and Elva Crowe Durham. Mr. Durham was a member of Mile Creek Baptist Church. He had a Lifetime passion for 51 years in the Lumber and Logging Business, Owner & Operator of Durham’s Hardwood Lumber & Logging Inc.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, one son; Mickey Wesley Durham of Six Mile, five daughters; Barbara

Gap Hill Church of God comes together to refurbish steeple

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The Gap Hill Church of God steeple could not have been reconditioned if not for the many volunteers who helped. Pictured here are some of the church members who volunteered their time for the project — from left, Eddie Durham, Stacy Bingham, Michelle Johnston, Johnny Robinson, Rick Masters and Billy Grant.

The Gap Hill Church of God steeple could not have been reconditioned if not for the many volunteers who helped. Pictured here are some of the church members who volunteered their time for the project — from left, Eddie Durham, Stacy Bingham, Michelle Johnston, Johnny Robinson, Rick Masters and Billy Grant.

SIX MILE — The Gap Hill Church of God church building had developed a small roof leak around the steeple, and church officials decided the best method of repairing it was to erect a crane and remove the steeple.

While the steeple was on the ground, a group of volunteers went ahead and performed some long overdue repairs, as well as having the steeple painted and new light fixtures installed for night illumination.

Several members gave their time for the removal and reinstallation of the steeple.

There was some expense other than the time volunteered by the members, and pastor Tony Edwards approached


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