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Clemson coach’s brother, CU student  face child sexual exploitation charges

Clemson coach’s brother, CU student face child sexual exploitation charges

By Riley Morningstar Courtesy The Journal rmorningstar@upstatetoday.com PICKENS — A Clemson University student and the brother of Clemson football coach More »

Sorority gives to The Parenting Place

Sorority gives to The Parenting Place

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — The efforts of members of the Clemson chapter of the Kappa Delta More »

Remembering ‘a rock star among cats’

Remembering ‘a rock star among cats’

I here are many controversies I could write about today: critical race theory, abortion or the causes of inflation and More »

Rec center named for longtime director

Rec center named for longtime director

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com PICKENS — After a year and a half of work, the Pickens Recreation Center More »

 

Clemson coach’s brother, CU student face child sexual exploitation charges

By Riley Morningstar
Courtesy The Journal
rmorningstar@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — A Clemson University student and the brother of Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney have been indicted on child sexual abuse material charges.

Henry Ervil Swinney III, 53, of Clarendon Drive in Clemson, has been charged with one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and Carson

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2022 Azalea Fest was in full Bloom

County may consolidate fire districts

Council considers millage funding for unified district

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Pickens County Council is considering adding the three millage-funded fire protection districts near the northwestern corner of the county into the county’s unified fire district and applying their funding model to the entire district.

“What we’ve got now is one fire district for the entire county, except for the few fire systems that are on millage,

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Effort underway to rename LEC for former sheriff

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Officials are considering renaming the Pickens County Law Enforcement Center after one of the longest-serving sheriffs in the country.

During their April Committee of the Whole meeting, Pickens County Council members discussed a recommendation to rename the law enforcement center in honor of C. David Stone.

First elected sheriff in 1969, Stone was re-elected 10 times, serving nearly 44 years until his retirement in 2012. At the time of his retirement, he was the second longest-serving sheriff in the United States.

Stone died on Dec. 15, 2020. He was 83.

Council brought the matter out of committee during its May 2 meeting.

County council chairman Chris Bowers had asked county attorney Les Hendricks to

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Gettys teacher earns national honor

Dr. Nicole Yemothy 1 of 15 Einstein Fellows

EASLEY — Gettys Middle School teacher Dr. Nicole Yemothy has been selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Teacher Fellow for the 2022-23 school year, the School District of Pickens County announced last week.

Yemothy is one of 15 K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from across the United States to receive the national award distinction. The fellows will spend 11 months serving in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) program provides a unique opportunity for

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Clemson mayor asks county to help transportation study

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal
goliver@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Clemson Mayor Robert Halfacre told Pickens County Council last week he is hopeful the county will fund a portion of the $215,000 area-wide transportation study recommended by the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS).

Halfacre said the city of Anderson and Anderson County are already participating in the study at a cost of $25,000 each and he is hopeful Pickens County will also contribute that same amount. Halfacre said study participants will “have a steering committee

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Courier Community Calendar 5-11-22

• Veterans invited to American Legion

Veterans in the Liberty area are invited to the next meeting of American Legion Post 67 in Liberty. The Legion meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hut, circle off North Palmetto Street. All veterans are invited.

• Cleanup day set for Liberty cemetery

Westview Cemetery in Liberty, located on Old Norris Road, will be having a cleanup day on Saturday, May 14, starting at 9 a.m. The event is in preparation for a Memorial Day ceremony. Please bring your weedeaters and mowers and come join Pickens County Veterans Affairs, Liberty American Legion Post 67 and the

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Sorority gives to The Parenting Place

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — The efforts of members of the Clemson chapter of the Kappa Delta sorority and their supporters resulted in a donation that will help The Parenting Place continue helping families.

The Parenting Place’s mission is to provide services, resources and support to prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect

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Daniel to play for state title

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

POWDERSVILLE — Playing in what head coach Phillip Boyer described as the most intense game of his career, the Daniel High School boys’ soccer team clawed its way out to a 2-0 lead against Powdersville on Monday night before a last-minute goal by the Patriots cut the lead to one.

With the season on the line, the Lions’ back line hunkered down as it had all night, never allowing the Patriots to gain an inch and outlasting them through an excruciatingly long stoppage time to pull out the 2-1 win in the Class 3A Upper State championship match and secure a return to the state

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County teams fall in playoffs

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — With the South Carolina High School League baseball and softball playoffs starting last week, five Pickens County teams have proven to be road warriors.

In baseball, two county teams overcame early losses to advance to their district championships.

Easley suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Greenwood to open the playoffs, before taking down South Pointe and Greenwood in order to make the district

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