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Man suspected of having fentanyl, 324g of marijuana, 141 THC vapes

Man suspected of having fentanyl, 324g of marijuana, 141 THC vapes

EASLEY — A man faces multiple charges following a traffic stop in Easley last week. According to a release from More »

Historic Hagood Mill cabin survives fire

Historic Hagood Mill cabin survives fire

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — A cabin originally built in 1791 was damaged in a fire at More »

Easley takes second place at state cheer competition

Easley takes second place at state cheer competition

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com COLUMBIA — After finishing third at the Class 4A state qualifier earlier this month, More »

Daniel destroys Clinton to advance to Upper State championship game

Daniel destroys Clinton to advance to Upper State championship game

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com CENTRAL — After a season of slow starts, the Daniel Lions were focused on More »

Rec center to be named for former director

Rec center to be named for former director

PICKENS — The Pickens Recreation Center will soon bear the name of a woman who worked for the recreation department More »

 

Man suspected of having fentanyl, 324g of marijuana, 141 THC vapes

EASLEY — A man faces multiple charges following a traffic stop in Easley last week.

According to a release from Easley Police Department public information officer Sgt. Ashley Anderson, officers from the department’s narcotic division stopped a vehicle traveling on East Main Street around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

As part of an ongoing investigation, officers conducted a thorough search of the vehicle, she said.

The search uncovered 141 THC oil vape pens, five THC oil refills, two grams of crushed pills, 324 grams of

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Historic Hagood Mill cabin survives fire

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A cabin originally built in 1791 was damaged in a fire at Hagood Mill on Sunday, but the structure is still standing.

In a Facebook Live video posted Sunday, Hagood Mill Site director Billy Crawford discussed the damage to the Murphree-Hollingsworth Cabin

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County parade season set to kick off Dec. 3

COUNTY — With December on the horizon, Pickens County is getting ready to roll into the holidays with its annual Christmas parades.

First up, on Friday, Dec. 3, at 5:45 p.m., Central will kick off the holidays as it lights up the town caboose with Christmas lights. Jitters Brewing Company will be giving away hot chocolate as the people of Central watch their neighbors take part in the annual Christmas parade through downtown. Entries will start at

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School board elects officers

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal
akelley@upstatetoday.com

EASLEY — The Pickens County School Board elected new officers at its meeting last week.

The board has three officer positions — chairman, vice chairman and secretary.

Shannon Haskett currently serves as chairman, with Brian Swords as vice chairman and Karla Kelley as secretary.

At the Nov. 15 meeting, Betty Bagley and Swords were nominated to serve as the new chair, and Bagley was unanimously approved as chairwoman.

Swords, Kelley and Phillip Bowers all received nominations for vice chair. Kelley was unanimously voted to

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Scholarship in memory of longtime firefighter to help others

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A scholarship in honor of a man who volunteered with the Pickens Fire Department for more than half a century will help firefighters further their education.

Pickens Fire Chief Chris Elrod discussed the scholarship during a special called Pickens City Council meeting Nov. 15.

“I have some exciting news I wanted to share with you all,” Elrod told council.

Elrod said the family of Jack Black approached him around two years ago “and wanted to set

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Pickens High School honors Andy Virgil

PICKENS — On Monday, Nov. 15, the Pickens County School Board voted unanimously to name the Pickens High weight room after longtime teacher, coach and strength/conditioning coordinator Andy Virgil.

“It is my opinion that naming this area in our athletic wing in his honor serves as an appropriate way to honor the legacy of Coach Virgil in our community,” PHS principal Jeff Duncan said. “I received overwhelming feedback from former student-athletes that covered

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Historical marker planned in Clemson to commemorate Littlejohn’s Grill site

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal
goliver@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — From just after World War II to the late 1960s, Littlejohn’s Grill, operated by Horace and Gertrude Littlejohn, was a place where mostly African American residents of Clemson could gather to enjoy food along with entertainment from some future showbiz legends.

During that span of more than 20 years, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Moms Mabley were just some of the entertainers to appear at what Clemson resident Vince Jackson called one of the most successful nightclubs from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta.

Today, the site where the grill once stood is home to Littlejohn Community Center. But Clemson City Council, acting upon a request from Jackson and

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Unthankful with a side of gratitude

I’m sure you’re all dying to hear about the many wonderful things I’m thankful for!

I’ll get to that.

First, let me tell you about some of the things I’m UNthankful for!

Now, I don’t mean to be unthankful to the Creator for anything that He, in his infinite wisdom, has called into being — because, as you will see, everything on my unthankful list also has a thankful side.

For example:

I’m unthankful for a tiny little thing that popped into existence a couple of years ago called

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Thanks for the memories of years gone by

Thanksgivings remembered are filled with images of those beloved faces once seen around the old oak dining room table. And nothing brings back the people we loved like the coming season. The two oak leaves would have been fitted into the table center, which happened for every special family occasion.

The crisp white tablecloth, ironed on the table top at Thanksgiving and spread over the table, would be checked for on all sides to make sure it hung down evenly. And the children would set the table with the good china. Grandmama would be seated still be wearing her apron at

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Happiness is a small town

Everybody wants to move to a town like Mayberry. “The Andy Griffith Show” began with Opie and his dad walking down a path with fishing rods slung over their shoulders. Opie practices skipping rocks into the river, while Andy whistles. I’m pretty sure that was Andy Griffith whistling. He was a very talented actor and could play the trombone as well as the guitar, so whistling would have been a breeze.

The first show aired, in black and white, in October 1960. The final show aired in April 1968. There were 249 episodes of the show — 159 in black and white and 90 in color. Americans glued themselves to the TV screen to enjoy the adventurous antics of quirky personalities in

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