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School district announces 3 new leadership position hires

School district announces 3 new leadership position hires

COUNTY — Pickens County School Board trustees approved three hires for school district leadership positions for the 2023-24 school year More »

Local nonprofit collecting Valentines for area seniors

Local nonprofit collecting Valentines for area seniors

COUNTY — A local nonprofit is seeking Valentine’s Day cards for area senior citizens. Members of Warmth and Comfort for More »

High-speed chase  damages cemetery

High-speed chase damages cemetery

Man faces multiple charges after incident PICKENS — An Easley man was arrested last week after police said he led More »

Alexander touts bills on fentanyl, mental health

Alexander touts bills on fentanyl, mental health

By Norm Cannada Courtesy The Journal ncannada@upstatetoday.com COLUMBIA — Addressing mental health and workforce development issues — and curbing the More »

 

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PCSO: Man arrested after foot chase

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office says a man faces multiple charges, including escape, after a brief foot chase last week.

According to a news release, deputies with the sheriff’s office’s Community Action Team responded to a home in Central on Thursday in search of William Grover Bearden, wanted for outstanding arrest warrants.

Deputies found Bearden in a building on an adjacent property,

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Easley man faces charges after fight with deputies

EASLEY — An Easley man faces multiple charges, including resisting arrest, after an altercation with deputies earlier this month.

According to a Pickens County Sheriff’s Office release, deputies with the agency’s Community Action Team responded to an Easley home on Jan. 18 in search of Jeremy Charles Moore, who was wanted for outstanding arrest warrants.

Upon arrival, deputies saw Moore standing in the doorway of an outbuilding on the property, the release said.

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Future growth brings worry about trash

EASLEY — While Pickens County has made progress with issues around the landfill and the county’s litter problem, some are concerned about the impact growth will have on trash.

At a recent Community Alliance for Sustainable Development meeting, speakers and attendees discussed concerns about the impact of large developments such as a proposed 1,268-home development at Lenhardt Road and Jim Hunt Road.

Resident Bill McKinney asked if any studies had been done on developments’ impact on trash and the county’s recycling centers.

“Has a study been done on the impact that it would have, a development like this? The answer to that is no,” Pickens

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Tax season now underway in SC

COLUMBIA — Income tax season is officially open after the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) started accepting 2022 individual returns on Monday.

Income tax season is officially open after the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) started accepting 2022 individual returns on Monday.

SCDOR will begin processing returns on Feb. 6 to allow employers time to meet the Jan. 31 W-2 submission deadline, a news release from the agency said. The filing date for both state and federal returns

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School district announces 3 new leadership position hires

COUNTY — Pickens County School Board trustees approved three hires for school district leadership positions for the 2023-24 school year at their meeting on Monday night.

Dr. Paula Alexander was named executive director of elementary education, Michelle Craddock was tabbed as executive director of human resources and Wanda

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CU expands dementia prevention research

CLEMSON — Clemson University and healthy older adult volunteers from Upstate South Carolina will play an increasingly crucial role in the landmark Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study.

The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, examines whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Additional funding awarded earlier this

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Signups open for 2023 SC New and Beginner Farmer Program

CLEMSON — South Carolinians looking to launch or grow a farm business have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training, thanks in part to a $600,000 federal grant.

The grant was awarded in 2022 from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) and supports Clemson University’s South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) through 2024.

SCNBFP is a Clemson Extension Agribusiness public education program focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be

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Blue Flame girls take region lead with first win over Easley since ‘19

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Trailing 26-22 at the half, the fifth-ranked Pickens Blue Flame girls’ basketball team was in dire need of a spark with first place in the region at stake on Friday against rival Easley.

“We knew we were down and we had to find a way to fight,” Pickens guard Ava Owens said.

And in the second half, nobody fought harder than Owens, as the freshman scored 16 points over the final two quarters to will the Blue Flame ahead and help them pull out their first win over Easley since 2019 by a 54-47 final score.

On the night, Owens finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and three assists as she steadied the Blue Flame offense from

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Liberty survives Chesnee

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — After leading for almost 18 minutes of game time, the Liberty High School girls’ basketball team was on the verge of collapse in the fourth quarter of last week’s game against the Chesnee Eagles.

The Red Devils led by as many as six points early in the quarter before the Eagles stormed back, and after trading baskets, Chesnee led 27-26 with just less than four minutes left.

With a crucial region win in the balance, the Red Devils went down the court passing the ball around

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