Monthly Archives: June 2021

July 4 events planned this weekend


COUNTY — Pickens County is ready to celebrate the nation’s independence, with a number of events planned throughout the July 4 weekend.


Although Clemson officials had planned to bring the annual celebration downtown after several years in Central, ClemsonFest will not be taking place this year, according to Greater Clemson Chamber of Commerce officials.



The city of Easley will host a two-day festival in Old Market Square.

Beginning at 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 3, the square’s amphitheater will host concerts from local bands including Carolina Highway, The Flashbacks, Mark Webb Jr. and Song Band Upstate.

On Sunday, July 4, Ansley Burns will perform at the amphitheater at 4 p.m., followed by Joe Lasher at 5:30 p.m. and Colt Ford at 8 p.m.

The amphitheater will also host multiple Ultimate Air Dog shows both days. See for the Ultimate Air Dog show schedule.

Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.



Liberty will present its Love My Liberty July 4 celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Liberty Recreation Stadium. The event will feature hot dogs, water, snow cones, kids’ games, music and fireworks.



The city of Pickens will host a free concert and fireworks show Saturday, July 3, at the city’s amphitheater on West Main Street. Carolina Beggars will perform from 6-8:30 p.m. and the concert will be followed by the fireworks.

The Market at the Mill will hold its third annual charity bike run and bike show rain or shine from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

The bike run entry fee is $20. Entries do not have to be bikes. Everyone is welcome.

Entry fee for the indoor bike show is $10 per bike. Bikes should be entered by 11 a.m., and trophies will be awarded at 5 p.m. Trophies will be given for first, second and third place and best in show.

Giveaways of $500 in cash and $250 in Market Bucks will be held at 4 p.m. Bike show entries will qualify for the cash drawing. All proceeds will go to assist a military veteran.


Six Mile

Six Mile will hold its Independence Day celebration from 6:30 p.m. until dark Friday, July 2, at Ponderosa Park. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a bicycle parade. Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes and to wear American costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bike, best dressed biker and best overall.

Fireworks will begin after dark.

SDPC asks for public input on ESSER funds

COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County is seeking public input concerning grant funds that were received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The district has received grant funds administered through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

Through the grant process the district has been allocated $26,268,763 in ESSER III funds to address students’

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Courier Community Calendar 6-30-21

• Farmers market plans event for kids

The Central Farmers Market wants to do something fun for children and families July 3.
The market will be on Bolick Field behind the caboose on Main Street in Central.
The market opens at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., old-fashioned children’s games like sack races, three-legged races and carrying an egg on a spoon will start. Then at 10 a.m., American Legion Post 151 will lead children on their decorated bicycles in a parade around the field walking path.

• Freedom Ride set for this Saturday

The Market at the Mill will its second annual Freedom Ride on Saturday, July 3, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Proceeds will support an American military veteran.
The event includes a motorcycle run through the county and an indoor bike show featuring best-in-show and vintage awards at 5 p.m. There will be live music, food vendors, a $500 cash giveaway with door prizes and shopping with 150 arts/crafts vendors. Swap meet tables will be available for motorcycle-related items.

• Libraries offers reading program

This year’s summer reading theme at the Pickens County Library is “Tails and Tales.” The program began on June 7 and runs until July 31.
All Pickens County residents will receive a postcard in the mail.
The postcard will include a list of fun activities to complete and return to the library. To complete the program, participants can choose to read 10 books, complete 10 activities or a combination of both options to total 10. More postcards will be available at all library branches.

• Soapstone to hold next fish fry July 17

Soapstone Church invites everyone to a special fundraiser at the church, located at 296 Liberia Road in Pickens, on Saturday, July 17.
The event will feature fine cooking and will be held from noon-8 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy true Southern cooking, including a fish fry, barbecue and fried chicken with all the fixings right from Ms. Mable’s kitchen.
For more information, call (864) 414-8470.

Officials to test sirens around nuclear station

SENECA — The 65 outdoor warning sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested for three minutes between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, as scheduled.

To ensure they are functioning properly, it may be necessary to test some sirens more than once.

This information is reflected in the 2021 Oconee Nuclear Emergency

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Easley extends Doodle Trail golf cart program

EASLEY — Easley City Council approved a resolution recently extending a program that allows a limited number of golf carts on the Doodle Trail during certain days.

But council members agreed, following reports of participants being harassed on the trail, that more education is needed about the purpose of the program.

Council members discussed the program during their June 14 work session before approving the

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Courier Comics, Puzzles and Games 6-30-21

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Courier Trespass Notices 6-30-21

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.
Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing. All persons are hereby notified and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any

Courier Notice to Creditors 6-30-21

The publisher shall only be liable for an amount less than or equal to the charge for the space of the item in error in the case of errors in or omissions from any advertisement, and only for the first incorrect insertion.
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 to the claim.

Estate: Roy Merle Cisson

Courier Legals 6-30-21

Case #: 2021-DR-39-348


You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action a copy of which is herewith served upon you and which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court this same date and to serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint upon the subscriber at 107 East Main Street, PO Box 618, Pickens, South Carolina, 29671, within thirty (30)