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Liberty pastor among nine charged in prostitution sting

SENECA — A Liberty pastor was among nine men arrested on prostitution charges last week after a multi-month investigation, according to Seneca Police Chief Casey Bowling.

William Martell Kannarney, 51, of Liberty, was arrested Feb. 13 along with Brandon Bennett, 41, of Seneca; Taylor John Clark, 34, of Toccoa, Ga.;

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PCSO K-9 finds missing child

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

 

EASLEY — A Pickens County Sheriff’s Office K-9 located a missing child last week.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputies with the agency’s K-9 unit responded to an Easley home in search of a missing child on Feb. 14.

K-9 Lily was deployed and immediately picked up the child’s scent, the release said.

After a brief track, Lily located the missing child in a nearby wood line, the release

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Officials look to improve Hwy. 8

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — With the first steps being taken toward long-awaited improvements on S.C. Highway 183, local officials know another area highway needs work as well.

Area officials discussed S.C. Highway 8 during the Jan. 29 meeting of

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Talbert talks first weeks, future goals

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Since taking office, Easley’s new mayor has been busy, working on issues that came up during the campaign, including one that would allow Easley voters to decide if the position of mayor will continue in the future.

Lisa Talbert spoke about her first few weeks in office during the Jan. 29 meeting of Pickens United.

She discussed growth, which has been a contentious issue in Easley in

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Musical variety show set for Pickens Senior Center

PICKENS — The Pickens Senior Center, 129 Schoolhouse Street, is pleased to present a special variety show on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. that you cannot miss.

“Dying Breed” (a new band) will perform a true variety of songs from country, oldies that are sure to bring back memories, beach music that will make listeners what to shake a leg as well as a little gospel thrown in for spiritual

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Tony’s is Pickens Chamber Member of the Month

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its February Member of the Month as Tony’s Restaurant, 704 W. Main Street, Pickens. Since 1983, Tony’s has always strived to bring the community a healthful and flavorful, informal dining experience. They are commited to serving the community plenty of good food, so all leave feeling happy, full and content, and come back time after time. “We want our tradition to become your tradition,” owner Tony Kobach said. Tony’s is open Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m, Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. To call in and order, just dial (864) 878-2600 or email Tony’s at https://www.tonysrestaurant.net/. Pictured above are Pickens City Councilman Danny Adams, Pickens Mayor Isaiah Scipio, Youssef Kobach, Tony Kobach, Denise Reece of Tony’s Restaurant and Pickens Chamber Director Bryan Owens.

Annual oyster roast to be held March 9

EASLEY — St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will host its annual oyster roast on Saturday, March 9 from 2-5 p.m., at 1200 Powdersville Rd. in Easley.

Proceeds from the event benefit multiple charitable organizations in Pickens County.

Attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, brunswick stew, sides and beverages (photo ID required). If oysters aren’t your favorite, the event also offers many additional food options.

Tickets are $45 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and free

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Courier Community Calendar 2-21-24

• Legion Post 67 seeks members

American Legion Post 67 in Liberty is accepting applications for membership from all U.S. military wartime veterans. For more information, call (864) 787-2322.

• Sertoma Club invites locals to meet

The Clemson Sertoma Club invites all local residents to attend its meetings. The club meets at noon the first and

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Lions celebrated at State House

COLUMBIA — Two months removed from their Class 3A state championship win over Camden, the Daniel High School football team travelled to the state house last week at the invitation of South Carolina House of Representatives District 3 representative Jerry Carter.

The Lions were presented with a resolution adopted by the House recognizing the team for being the 3A State

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Durham set to run for County Council

PICKENS — I’m Justin Durham and I’m announcing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for Pickens County Council District 3 on June 11th. My Pickens County roots run deep. I was born, raised, and have spent most of my life in District 3. Both of my parents and three of my grandparents are life-long residents of Pickens County. In 2014, after serving in the United States Army, I came back to my roots to raise my family, earn an education, and serve my community.

My vision for Pickens County is to deliver solutions for the people of District 3 in particular and Pickens County in general.

Specifically, I want to improve and maintain infrastructure,

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