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Planning efforts underway for 150th anniversary celebration

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — Now that Pickens County Council has officially proclaimed 2018 Pickens County’s sesquicentennial More »

Smash and grab

Police urge vigilance as car break-ins continue to rise By Rocky Nimmons Publisher rnimmons@thepccourier.com COUNTY — Coming back to your More »

County working to name hangar after teen killed in plane crash

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com LIBERTY — An effort is underway to name a hangar at the Pickens County More »

Pickens legend Anthony to join another hall of fame

Former PHS, USC two-sport star led Flame to 9 state titles PICKENS — The newest inductee into the S.C. Coaches More »

Love Potions from Around the World

When mixed with herbs, the eggs of Uganda’s gray crowned crane — a bird that mates for life — are More »

Valentine’s customs then and now

Valentine’s Day is a holiday during February that commemorates love and romance and also the patron Saint Valentine. The history More »

 

Where should I retire?

Where should I retire?” That’s a big question for many seniors. We can review “Best of” lists — such as places with lowest state taxes, cities that are senior friendly and more — but until we actually visit an area, we can’t know if it’s right for us.

Vacation can be a perfect time to preview an area. Here’s how:

• Take a rental in your proposed area and see what it’s like. Is there plenty of local shopping? How about libraries and museums?

• Schedule a look-see of a few possible homes with a real estate agent and get a good look at the market. Ask lots of questions, especially about safe

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Letters to the Editor

Open letter to county council member Wes Hendricks

Dear Councilman Hendricks,

My name is Margaret McGuinness, and I am a resident of Pickens. I attended the Pickens County Planning Commission meeting on Monday, June 12, specifically to hear about the agenda item concerning the development near Glassy Mountain.

I waited a few weeks to write about my concerns with how the commission handled this specific agenda item. I left the meeting disappointed and

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SCDNR: No birdfeeders if a black bear comes to visit

STATE — Biologists with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased black bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people who live in these areas of bear activity to remove their birdfeeders.

Black bear breeding season has bears on the move, and with a smaller-than-anticipated blackberry crop this year, bears are hungry and looking for an easy meal. Bird feeders in people’s yards are among the favorite targets of black bears.

“If a bear has been reported in your area, go ahead and take

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Courier Obits 8-2-17

Joseph E. Holliday

Central — Joseph Edward “Joe” Holliday, 74, of 136 Knoll View Road, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Six Mile, he was a son of the late Blease and Hazel Hooper Holliday. He was a retired self-employed painter. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog, Cheyenne. He also loved reading his bible and attending church at Six

Best bet for BACK TO SCHOOL

Every family needs the right items on hand to ensure students are geared up to succeed in the classroom and on the playing field. These supplies and handy tools are designed to make back-to-school season easy as 1-2-3 for kids and parents alike.

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A sticky solution

Art projects abound when a new school year begins and the perfect paper crafts require a secure bond that withstands transportation from school to home. An Elmer’s Re-Stick Glue Stick lets little hands fine-tune placement of different pieces for up to five minutes before a permanent bond forms. The sticks apply smoothly and dry clear for a mess-free appearance that is ideal for younger learners, as well as making poster presentations,crafts and more. See what ideas will

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Performing arts center grand opening planned

LIBERTY — Miss America will be in town to help the Pickens County Performing Arts Center, formerly known as the Liberty Civic Auditorium, celebrate its formal grand opening on Aug. 17.

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields will join a variety of other guests at the

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Registration for YMCA fall soccer open until Aug. 10

PICKENS — YMCA officials believe children need to be a part of something bigger than themselves to help strengthen values, sportsmanship, leadership skills and the importance of relationship building and diversity.

The YMCA soccer program allows children to actively develop individually

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Mountain View Quartet to sing at Pickens Senior Center

PICKENS — The Pickens Senior Center will be the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 12, as the Mountain View Quartet will be performing live.

The quartet is made up of Norman Holliday, Neal Cantrell, Rick Hayes and Mark Pilgrim.

The music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the

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Booth to speak at TCTC graduation

CLEMSON — Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president of Tri-County Technical College, will deliver the college’s summer commencement address Monday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at Clemson University’s Littlejohn Coliseum.

Approximately 349 students will receive degrees, diplomas and/or

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Community Calendar

• CAAAM to host Black Business Expo

On Sept. 9, the Clemson Area African American Museum (CAAAM) will host a Black Business Expo at Calhoun Bridge Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free to the public.The expo will be an opportunity for Upstate African-American business owners and

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