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Incumbents fall in local elections

Incumbents fall in local elections

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com PICKENS — It was a dangerous day to be an incumbent in Pickens County, More »

Support group for widows, widowers celebrates 20 years

Support group for widows, widowers celebrates 20 years

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY – For two decades, a local group has been helping its members weather More »

Six Mile holds D-Day remembrance, honors WWII veterans

Six Mile holds D-Day remembrance, honors WWII veterans

By Lauren Pierce Courtesy The Journal lpierce@upstatetoday.com SIX MILE — Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings along More »

Go ahead, make his day

Go ahead, make his day

Dad-approved gifts to celebrate Father’s Day Each year in the middle of June, families honor the special men who help More »

 

Incumbents fall in local elections

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — It was a dangerous day to be an incumbent in Pickens County, with three local elected officials falling to challengers during Tuesday’s statewide primary election.

In the District 3 State House race, Phillip Bowers and incumbent Jerry Carter were neck and neck most of the night before Bowers pulled out the win as the final precincts were counted. Bowers received 1,573 votes compared to

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Support group for widows, widowers celebrates 20 years

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY – For two decades, a local group has been helping its members weather one of life’s most devastating losses – the loss of a spouse.

From those meetings have come tears, laughter, fellowship and friendships and even new marriages.

Moving Forward (for Widowed Persons in Pickens County) held an anniversary

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Investigations net drug charges

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — More than a dozen people face charges as a result of recent undercover drug investigations by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a PCSO release, the agency’s Special Operations Unit and Community Action Team recently concluded several undercover drug

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More sentenced in drug ring case

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — More defendants have been sentenced after pleading guilty to state grand jury charges connected to a large drug trafficking organization in the Upstate, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced last week.

The drug trafficking organization was run by South Carolina Department of Corrections inmates as well as by women who fled to Mexico to escape

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Six Mile holds D-Day remembrance, honors WWII veterans

By Lauren Pierce
Courtesy The Journal
lpierce@upstatetoday.com

SIX MILE — Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II — operations that helped turn the tide for the Allies in Nazi-occupied Europe.

The town of Six Mile hosted an event in honor of the anniversary Thursday that

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Local teenager running fresh market in Clemson

By Caleb Gilbert
Courtesy The Journal
lpierce@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — Jackson Brooks finds himself at an unfamiliar place for most 19-year-olds — owning and operating a business. He’s the owner of Hometown Market, a fresh market in Clemson that sells a wide variety of products.

Brooks worked at Concord Market, a fresh market in Anderson, through high

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Six Mile man dies in accident

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL – A Six Mile died in a two-car collision Sunday.

Pickens County Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Wilson identified the victim as Christopher James Grant, 23.

The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, June on SC 137 near Cedar Lane

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DEW: Pickens County unemployment rate sees slight decrease

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — The unemployment rate in Pickens County went down slightly during in the latest jobs report released in late May.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) reported that unemployment went down two tenths of a percentage point from 3 percent in March

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Dirty politics

William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, died 32 days after taking office in 1841.

Harrison, 68, presented himself as a simple frontier fighter, living in a log cabin and drinking cider, in contrast to his opponent, the aristocratic, and champagne-sipping, Martin Van Buren. It should be noted that Harrison was really a descendent of the Virginia aristocracy.

Harrison became ill after delivering a long inaugural address in wet, freezing weather without wearing a hat, overcoat or

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Cherished memories around Father’s Day

May God bless each and every father as we wish you a Happy Father’s Day. Fatherhood is a theme within scripture, and we know that God is the best Father who loves His Son Jesus Christ, and all of His children so much that He provided a way for

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