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A season to remember

Services of remembrance were held for local families in Pickens and Liberty on Saturday. In Pickens, Dillard Funeral Home hosted a service at its chapel, followed by a candlelighting ceremony at Hillcrest More »

Around 1,300 Clemson University students will receive degrees when the school holds its annual December graduation ceremony Thursday.

Clemson to award 1,300 degrees, honor alumnus

Around 1,300 Clemson University students will receive degrees when the school holds its annual December graduation ceremony Thursday. CLEMSON — Approximately 1,300 students will receive degrees when Clemson University holds its fall More »

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Happy environment, happy farm

Courtesy Caitlin Herrington/The Journal Pictured with his wife, Ann, Happy Berry farm owner Walker Miller was honored recently as the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Farmer of the Year. The Happy Berry wins More »

Colin Gilstrap of Pickens poses with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the World of Energy.

Holiday events at World of Energy draw hundreds

UPSTATE — The World of Energy in Seneca brought out hundreds of children and adults to celebrate the holidays. The education center’s second annual Festival of Trees is currently on display with More »

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MARYS House named to ‘Angels’ list

MARYS House representatives receive the 2014 Angels award from South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond. STATE — South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond recently released the annual “Angels” and “Scrooges” More »

Six Mile remembers an ambassador

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Bill and Ruby Holder will be honored at a tribute event in Six Mile on Sept. 27. Bill passed away June 6, two days after his 98th birthday. 

 

 

 

Family plans drop-in

event to honor Holders

SIX MILE — According to family members and friends, Bill Holder was a Six Mile ambassador.

On display at the event will be a pair of World War II practice bombs Bill found near his home, which have been made into a sculpture that will be donated to the Patriots’ Hall Oconee Veterans’ Museum.

On display at the event will be a pair of World War II practice bombs Bill found near his home, which have been made into a sculpture that will be donated to the Patriots’ Hall Oconee Veterans’ Museum.

Wherever he traveled, he proudly spoke of living in Six Mile and always held the town and its residents in the highest of regards, his granddaughter, Rigel LeNart, said in a recent letter to Six Mile Town Council.

To Holder, Six Mile was “the Big Apple,” LeNart wrote.

“Six Mile events were his ‘jet-set,’ and therefore, Six Mile and its residents were his people — his family,” she wrote. “Bill Holder WAS Six Mile and everything that encompassed Six Mile.”

With that in mind, family members have planned a memorial event to celebrate Holder — who died on June 6, just two days after his 98th birthday — and honor his surviving wife, Ruby.

All friends and family members are encouraged to attend the drop-in event, scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Roper Building across from Six Mile Baptist Church on Main Street. Guest speakers, including Six Mile

Deputies: Man fired gun at car

LIBERTY — A Central man was arrested last week after police said he drove up to another man’s home and shot at his vehicle.

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Nathan Bryan Church

According to a release from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, police received a call about shots fired on Railroad Street in Liberty at around 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 2.

Upon arrival, deputies found six recently fired shell casings in the road and a damaged vehicle belonging to a man who lives at 160 Railroad St.

Deputies interviewed several witnesses, including the 52-year-old resident of the home, who told officers a Ford F-150 truck had stopped in front of the home and the driver had fired several rounds from a rifle into the tires of the man’s vehicle.

The man told police the incident stemmed from an ongoing dispute between several people.

The driver of the truck, identified as Nathan Bryan Church, 33, was found a short time later and was arrested for malicious injury to personal property and pointing and presenting a firearm.

Police seized a .22-caliber rifle as evidence.

Church was released Thursday on a combined $6,000 surety bond.

 

Founders Day set for Saturday

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Pickens’ Main Street to be closed all day for festival

PICKENS — Pickens’ third annual Founders Day Music Festival is set for this weekend.

The festival will be held on West Main Street in downtown Pickens on Saturday.

The event, which is free and offers fun for the whole family, will begin at 11 a.m. and end at around 9 p.m. with a fireworks display launched from Bruce Field.

West Main Street will be closed from North Ann Street to Catherine Street from 7 a.m. until midnight Saturday for

Easley raises millage

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

brobinson@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Easley City Council set the city’s millage rate for the 2014 tax year at 60.

Initial efforts were to set the rates at 58.4, but council members were told that would not balance the budget, so the rate was changed. The change in rate is because this in a reassessment year. Council voted 7-0 to change the rate.

Council also voted to assign former Easley Police officer Gene Cope as a city municipal judge. Council voted 7-0 to


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