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Whittemore awarded Order of the Palmetto

Whittemore awarded Order of the Palmetto

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — Longtime Easley public servant David Whittemore said receiving the state’s highest civilian More »

Local man accused of killing dogs

Local man accused of killing dogs

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com COUNTY — A man faces charges from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources More »

Soapstone Baptist Church:  A Link to the Distant Past

Soapstone Baptist Church: A Link to the Distant Past

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr. Special to The Courier Soapstone Baptist Church, a historic Black Church, is located in an More »

Hagood Mill to host Deep Winter Blues

Hagood Mill to host Deep Winter Blues

PICKENS — With Winter winding down, event organizers are promising a great day of music and memories on Saturday, Feb. More »

 

Courier Notice to Creditors 2-21-24

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES
All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as

Estate: Ronnie James Duncan
Date of Death: 9/18/2023

Courier Legals Notices 2-21-24

CITATION BY PUBLICATION
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF HARRIS
IN THE 334TH JUDICLAL
DISTRICT COURT OF
HARRIS COUNT, TEXAS
CAUSE NUMBER: 2020-23739
JOHN FOCKE AND CATHERINE FOCKE, Plauntiffs vs. BETTY SUE SAVLEY, THE HEIRS AND BENEFICIARIES OF RAY ELLISON AND THE HEIRS OF M.C. AND LEE ORA COWARD, Defendants
NOTICE To DEFENDANT: “You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.”

Lions celebrated at State House

COLUMBIA — Two months removed from their Class 3A state championship win over Camden, the Daniel High School football team travelled to the state house last week at the invitation of South Carolina House of Representatives District 3 representative Jerry Carter.

The Lions were presented with a resolution adopted by the House recognizing the team for being the 3A State

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Whittemore awarded Order of the Palmetto

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Longtime Easley public servant David Whittemore said receiving the state’s highest civilian honor was “the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.”

“I am so honored and humbled by this,” he said.

In recognition of decades of service to his community, Whittemore was awarded the Order of the Palmetto Sunday afternoon at Easley Presbyterian Church.

In his invocation, Rev. Dr. Bill Seel thanked God “for the joy of his occasion.”

“But most of all, what we’re thankful for today is for David and for

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Local man accused of killing dogs

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — A man faces charges from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources in connection with the death of three rabbit-hunting dogs last fall.

According to a DNR news release, three beagles were reportedly shot and killed in the Dacusville area on Nov. 23.

SCDNR officers arrived on scene after the dogs’ deaths were reported and collected evidence, the release said.

Officers arrested Pickens County resident David Andrew Healy on Feb. 3, according to the release.

Healy is charged with three first-offense counts of ill treatment of animals and one first-offense charge of entry on another’s land without permission to hunt, fish or trap, the release said.

The ill treatment charges are felony offenses that each carry a potential penalty of up to five years and a $5,000 fine upon conviction, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

Devils fall to Chesnee at Upper State

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

CHESNEE — Falling behind 31-13 through nine weight classes, the Liberty wrestling team was in for an uphill battle against the Chesnee Eagles during the Class 2A Upper State championship on Feb. 7. The Red Devils managed to battle back but were unable to match the Eagles on the mat as they fell 36-30 to end their bid to repeat as state champions.

The Eagles got off to a strong start early getting first period pins at both 215 and heavyweight to get an early 12-0 advantage. Liberty battled right back with Alex Allison getting a third period pin at 106 and Jonah Pierce overcoming an injury for a major decision at 113 to cut the lead to 15-13.

Chesnee’s Ben Hefner picked up a 14-7 decision over

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County athletes sign with colleges

Pickens County schools celebrated signing day on Feb. 7 with athletes signing to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level. Above: Freda Ruiz (Southern Wesleyan, track/cross country), Emma Kutilek(USC Upstate, cross country) and Ashton Moseley (Newberry, golf) pose after signing at Pickens High School. Bottom left: Daniel’s Kolton Chapman (Union College, football), Jaedyn Young (Limestone, football), Sean Bolger (Catawba, football), Peyton O’Brien (Anderson, golf), Chaney Crosby (Anderson, softball), Kurtlyn Alexander (Belmont Abbey, softball), Ally Grace Batson (Western Carolina, softball) and Qwentin Welborn (Coker, wrestling) signed on Wednesday. Bottom right: Easley football players Will Patton and Carter Owen signed with Presbyterian and Anderson University, respectively.

Pickens girls drop third straight in loss to Rams

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — After coming back from an early 10-point deficit, the Pickens girls’ basketball team looked to hold off the fourth-ranked Westside Rams on Senior night hoping they could end a two-game losing skid in their final game of the regular season.

However, a 21-4 run spanning the last minute of the first half and the first five minutes of the third quarter was too much to overcome for the Blue Flame as they fell 57-45 for their third straight loss.

It was a disappointing finish to the regular season for the Blue Flame after a strong start to the year, as Pickens has

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County schools open basketball playoffs this week

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — With the regular season coming to a close last week, six county basketball teams will begin their push toward a state championship this week.

Boasting the county’s lone region champions, Daniel High School opened the playoffs on the hardwood on Tuesday.

The seventh-ranked Daniel girls (14-9, 9-1 Region 1-3A) opened the playoffs by hosting Broome, while the sixth-ranked Daniel boys (19-7, 9-1) took on Chapman.

Results from Tuesday’s matchups were unavailable as of press time but should both teams win, they would

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Durham set to run for County Council

PICKENS — I’m Justin Durham and I’m announcing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for Pickens County Council District 3 on June 11th. My Pickens County roots run deep. I was born, raised, and have spent most of my life in District 3. Both of my parents and three of my grandparents are life-long residents of Pickens County. In 2014, after serving in the United States Army, I came back to my roots to raise my family, earn an education, and serve my community.

My vision for Pickens County is to deliver solutions for the people of District 3 in particular and Pickens County in general.

Specifically, I want to improve and maintain infrastructure,

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