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County seeking new VA Officer

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — The Pickens County Legislative Delegation is seeking the appointment of a new Veterans Affairs officer after the resignation of Pickens County Veterans Affairs officer Sherry Harris.

Rep. Davey Hiott said Harris has retired.

Harris began working in the Pickens County

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Pickens County Council approves 2024-25 budget

By Evan Smoak
Courtesy The Journal
evan@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Pickens County Council approved its approximately $94 million fiscal year 2024-2025 budget (FY 25) at a special-called meeting Monday night.

Council approved the third readings of two

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Local woman dies in possible drowning

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

MARIETTA — The Pickens County Coroner’s Office and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a possible drowning that happened Sunday evening.

Pickens County deputy coroner Tommy Page identified the victim as 34-year-old Lisa Marie

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Scholarship golf tournament continues to be successful

PICKENS — 14 teams participated in the 20th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Award Golf Tournament held at The Rock Golf Club and Resort on June 15.

The event, which is held annually, raised money for scholarships that will be awarded to Pickens High

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Pickens residents asked to boil water

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Following a water main break, the City of Pickens is advising the residents of the certain streets to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.

According to a release from the

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Cummins joins Easley Head and Neck Surgery

EASLEY — Easley Head and Neck Surgery is happy to announce that Linda Cummins, Au.D., has joined its team!

Dr. Cummins comes to Easley Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years’

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Members of the Month for May and June

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce has announced the May and June Members of the Month at left The is the May Member of the Month Creek Jewels and Gems. Creek Jewels and Gems offers one of a kind handmade and recrafted jewelry. Rustic signs, home Décor and so much more. Pictured are owners Johnny and Theresa Dye, along with Chamber Board Members Trish Morgan and Melisa Sedler. The business is located at 317 E. Main Street in Pickens and is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and also on Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit their website at www.creekjewelsandgems.com. At right is the June Member of the Month Crafts Plus Events located at 305 E. Main Street in Pickens. Crafts Plus Events provides gifts, favors, decorations and event centerpieces, along with custom accessories for parties, showers, weddings and any special occasion you want to celebrate. Crafts Plus Events is open Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. They can be reached at 864-270-0684 or CraftsPlusEvents.com. Pictured are in front are Vicky Miller, Terri Moore, Diane Curry, Jade Lusk and Regina Harned, In back are Hugh Latimer, Melvin Moore, Harold Alexander, Fletcher Perry, Debbie Gravely and Candice Stephens.

Courier Community Calendar

• Church renovation fund raiser planned

Cold Spring Missionary Baptist Church will host a church renovation fund raiser on June 22 starting at 9 a.m. There will be a fish fry and hot plate sale, along with a huge yard sale. The event will take place at 508 West Lee Street in Pickens.
All donations appreciated and a 100 percent of the proceeds goes toward the repairs needed on the 154 year old church.
All donations can be sent to Cold Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 169 Cold Springs Church Road, Pickens, SC 29671 or to P.O. Box 51, Pickens SC 29671.

• PC Transportation Committee to meet

Pickens County Transportation Committee will host a meeting 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 at the Pickens County Council Chambers in the Pickens County Administration Building located at 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671.

• Widowed persons group meets in Easley

Moving Forward, a widowed persons group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Silver Bay Restaurant 7027 Hwy 123, Easley at 5:30PM.
For more information call: Marian Huskins@864-270-6032

• Dillard/Hillcrest to restart H.O.P.E.

Dillard Memorial Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park have announced the renewal of its H.O.P.E Ministries program. The program, which helps others

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Investigations net drug charges

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — More than a dozen people face charges as a result of recent undercover drug investigations by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a PCSO release, the agency’s Special Operations Unit and Community Action Team recently concluded several undercover drug

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More sentenced in drug ring case

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — More defendants have been sentenced after pleading guilty to state grand jury charges connected to a large drug trafficking organization in the Upstate, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced last week.

The drug trafficking organization was run by South Carolina Department of Corrections inmates as well as by women who fled to Mexico to escape

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