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Man facing explosives charge

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — An Easley man has been charged with possession of an explosive device in connection with a federal investigation.

David Scott Halsey, 58, is charged with possessing, manufacturing or transporting a destructive device or explosive for damage, injury or death, according to a release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

SLED agents arrested Halsey on Sunday.

Halsey possessed the explosive on Nov. 2, 2020, the release

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Upstate hospital systems talk vaccine schedule procedures

UPSTATE — As many South Carolinians 70 and older experienced a frustrating first day trying to sign up to receive their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations last Wednesday, the two hospital systems that operate facilities in Pickens County reviewed their current vaccination scheduling procedures for those who are on the list of people currently eligible for inoculation.

AnMed Health, which operates AnMed Health

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County adds nine more virus deaths

COLUMBIA — After weeks of double-digit death numbers, Pickens County added nine confirmed COVID-19 deaths over the past week.

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, eight of the nine people who died in the six-day period from last Wednesday to Monday were elderly, while one was middle-aged.

Pickens County hasn’t gotten any better in the COVID-19 rate

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750-plus students quarantined in SDPC

COUNTY — Although the number of positive COVID-19 cases around the School District of Pickens County was down slightly last week, more than 100 staff members and more than 750 students were quarantined to prevent spread of the disease.

According to weekly figures released on Friday by the district, 78 students and 24 staff members tested positive for the virus last week, down from 81 students and 30 staff members the

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SDPC bus driver killed in collision

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A longtime School District of Pickens County bus driver was killed in a car wreck last week.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Treasa Carol Norton, 56, of Pace Bridge Road in Marietta.

The collision took place at 2:40 p.m. Thursday on S.C. Highway 186 near Rhymes Lane, three miles north of Pickens, according to Master Trooper Brandon Bolt of the South

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Easley house fire claims man, 98

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — An elderly Easley man died in a house fire Saturday.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Charles Hamilton, 89, of 302 N. 1st St.

Hamilton was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

The Easley Police Department, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the South Carolina Fire Marshal’s Office and the Easley Fire Department Origin and Cause Team are investigating the

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No changes to mask ordinance in Easley

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Easley officials warn they may have to make the city’s face coverings ordinance stricter if COVID numbers keep rising.

City council discussed the face covering ordinance during its Jan. 11 work session and regular council session.

Mayor pro tem Brian Garrison presided over the meeting, as Mayor Butch Womack was out with COVID-19.

Council adopted the face covering ordinance at its Dec. 14 meeting, city administrator Stephen

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Local DAR members recognize WWII vets

COUNTY — Honoring World War II veterans of America’s Greatest Generation was a recent   privilege for the Fort Prince George Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Chapter regent Carolyn Nations and vice regent Mildred Brewer visited with seven veterans from Pickens County and presented them with a DAR Certificate to honor them for their Valor, Service, and Sacrifice during World War II.

“I was so blessed to meet these wonderful veterans,” Nations said.

 

 

History’s ‘American Pickers’ looking for places to pick in South Carolina

NEW YORK — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to South Carolina.

They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area in March 2021.

“We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times,” a news release from the show’s production company said. “We at ‘American Pickers’ are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as outlined by the state and CDC. While we plan to be in South Carolina this March, we will continue to re-schedule if conditions

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Tri-County scholarship to honor Lewis

PENDLETON — “Education was her driving force; she dedicated her life to it,” Lucas Durham proudly says when remembering his mother, Dr. C. Lynn Lewis, former dean of Tri-County Technical College’s Health Education Division, who passed away March 14, 2020, just 10 months after retirement in 2019.

“We miss her every day,” Durham said, adding that the best way to honor their mother was for him and his sister, Lindsay Porter, to establish an endowed scholarship in her memory.

“It’s important to us, and she would have loved it,” Durham

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