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SLED: Woman worked as nurse with no license

EASLEY — A Piedmont woman is charged with using another person’s credentials to practice as a registered nurse in Easley without a license, among other charges.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested 48-year-old Kimberly Faye Campbell on Nov. 15, according to a release from SLED public information director Renée Wunderlich.

Campbell was arrested in Anderson, Pickens and Greenville Counties that day and is charged with three counts each of

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Reviewed book avoids ban in county schools

By Riley Morningstar
Courtesy The Journal

PICKENS — Students in the School District of Pickens County can now check out a book that generated recent controversy, but only if a parent or guardian signs off for it.

After last week’s vote by the Pickens County School Board, “Dear Martin” can be checked out from media centers and classrooms after it was contested by a parent in early October.

Trustees Betty Bagley and Betty Garrison were the only votes against the move. Trustees Amy Williams

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Police investigate wreck that claimed Six Mile man’s life

CLEMSON — The investigation into a two-vehicle crash that killed a 69-year-old Six Mile man early last week is still ongoing.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the man who died as Myron “Reese” Davis, of Oak Grove Road in Six Mile. Kelley said he died at the scene from blunt force trauma.

Clemson Police Chief Jorge Campos said the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. Nov. 28 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 76 and College Avenue.

The preliminary investigation showed a red Subaru was traveling north on College Avenue and “collided with a black Toyota truck as it came through the intersection,” according to Campos. He added the Subaru hit a concrete wall before running into an embankment and overturning.

Campos said the case remains under investigation.

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PES unveils Hope Garden

PICKENS — Pickens Elementary recently unveiled the Memorial Hope Garden in remembrance of two students who passed away in recent years.

Funded with $50,000 from the Lowe’s Hometowns program the school received in July 2022, Pickens Elementary is now able to provide an outdoor learning environment for students and teachers alike.

In July, Pickens Elementary School was selected as one of 100 schools and organizations in the U.S. to be awarded the Lowe’s Hometowns grant. The current hope

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Enka workers diagnosed with cancer can get benefits

CENTRAL — American Enka plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits.

Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer and mesothelioma are

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Christmas Calendar 12-7-22

• Pickens planning plenty holiday cheer

Although the city has already held its annual parade, as the Christmas holiday grows closer, the Pickens Fire Department plans on doing an “Around Town” Parade, along Main Street in Pickens, starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

• Easley to kick off Christmas festivities

The city of Easley is staying in the festive spirit over the next few weeks as it hosts the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce’s annual

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Here comes Santa Claus

  With December kicking off this week, the time has also come for Christmas celebrations to begin around Pickens County. The city of Pickens will host the county’s first parade this Friday, with the annual event starting at 7 p.m. downtown. Other local municipalities have festivities planned beginning this weekend as well. To read more about Pickens County communities’ plans for making spirits bright this holiday season, go down to the Christmas calendar on this site.

   Rocky Nimmons/Courier

County seeks to honor citizens with new award

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — The county is seeking nominees for its new Pinnacle Citizen award, which seeks to recognize outstanding Pickens County residents.

During a Nov. 7 meeting, Pickens County Council members approved a resolution

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