Category Archives: Community

‘A Murder Is Announced’ to open

EASLEY — It is Friday, Oct. 13, in the sleepy village of Chipping Cleghorn, England. A mysterious advertisement has been placed in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette that has caused a panic at the Little Paddock Home of Miss Letitia Blacklock. Someone has announced that a murder will take place at the home at 6:30 that very evening.

Little Paddock is a boarding house with an eclectic group of residents. Letty Blacklock owns the house and has opened its doors to boarders that include her lifelong friend, Dora

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Member of the Month

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce’s September Member of the Month is Wellhouse Nutrition Smoothie and Juice Bar, located at 2700 Gentry Memorial Highway in Pickens. Wellhouse Nutrition is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The business offers healthy protein shakes, energy drinks, snacks, workout essentials and more to aid in weight loss, muscle gains or just good nutrition. Pictured, from left, are Bryan Owens, Bruce Tyson, Elian Tyson, owner Courtney Pelt, Jessica Callahan and Brandon Albertson. To find out more about Wellhouse Nutrition, visit or call (864) 507-4333.

Civil rights photo exhibit now at Hampton Library

EASLEY — A photography exhibit by photographer Cecil J Williams documenting the civil rights movement is currently on display at the Capt. Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley.

“Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery” will be on view now through Nov. 30.

Williams is an acclaimed photographer known for documenting many important South Carolina civil rights events. Through a collection of nearly 40 images,

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Parkinson’s Society adds Woschkolup to board of directors

EASLEY — Upstate Parkinson’s Society (UPS) has announced that Kathleen V. Woschkolup, M.D., has accepted a position on its board of directors as medical director and vice chair.

Woschkolup is a Greenville neurologist specializing in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. She is highly respected and renowned for her patient dedication, according to a news release. Woschkolup is a member of the Mercy Bon Secours health system. She graduated from Universidad De Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico, and fulfilled her residency at Medical University of South Carolina. Her office is at St. Francis Millenium, 2 Innovation Drive, Greenville.

Community Calendar 9-28-22

• Senior info sharing session set at Hagood

The Hagood Community Center will host an information sharing session for seniors called Senior Gathering this Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 11 a.m. in the center’s dining room, complete with a “make your own” ham/turkey cold cut meal, and with no charge to attend.
The event is sponsored by HFC services for the purpose of sharing a variety of information with seniors to enhance their quality of life and knowledge of resources available to them. There will be no sales pitch, only information. The guest speaker for the initial Senior Gathering will be Christian Merrit, and the

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Rock & Roll with Pack 51

Cub Scout Pack 51 members pose for a photo on a recent visit to the Bob Campbell Geology Museum in Clemson. Following the museum, the Pack participated in a mini-golf tournament at the Oasis Ranch in Seneca. Pack 51 meets on Monday nights at the Troop 51 Scout Hut in Pickens, and youth between the ages of 5-10 are eligible to join. For more information, email

Music tour coming to Easley Shuckin’ Shack

EASLEY — Shuckin’ Shack recently announced the an 18-stop music tour with popular Nashville musicians and local artists.

The month-long “Fresh and Raw Tour” Together with Truist will visit each of the restaurant’s Eastern U.S. locations and come to Easley on Sept. 30. Shuckin’ Shack is locally owned by Don and Margaret Marcum.

Singer/songwriters C.J. Solar and Warren Garrett are on the bill for the tour stop, with support from local

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SC Old Time Fiddlers Convention planned Saturday at Hagood Mill

South Carolina State Fiddling Championship will be decided

PICKENS — As autumn approaches and the leaves turn their brilliant colors, it signals the time for fiddle music in the mountains.

This Friday and Saturday, old-time music will fill the hills and hollers around Hagood Mill as the historic site hosts the S.C. Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Some of the best musicians from around the Southeast will gather to compete in a variety of categories, with the top fiddler being named South Carolina’s state fiddling champion. The traditional contest goes back to the 1920s, when Clemson University opened the doors of stately Tillman Hall to the local musicians of the nearby South Carolina mountains for a music competition.

The S.C. State Fiddling Championship will take place this Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at

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Courier Community Calendar 9-14-22

• UWC set to host fall market on Sept. 17

All are invited to a fall fest, vendor fair, craft show and bake sale this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be at United Wesleyan Church, located at 738 Rice Road in Easley, in the church’s Lifeline Building, with free admission.
The market will feature a variety of local vendors, door prizes, raffles, bake sale and breakfast and lunch items available to purchase.
All proceeds will go to the church’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

• Upstate Parkinson’s group hosts meetings

The Upstate Parkinson’s Society (UPS) will host a Parkinson’s challenged/caregiver discussion group at Pickens County-Hampton Memorial Library, located

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Bakery has new owner

With pumpkin spice season in full swing, Martha’s Marvelous Munchies in Pickens has a new owner, Ashley Brantley. Brantley has bounced right into Martha’s Marvelous Munchies after previous owner Martha Ellenburg decided to retire. The bakery will be keeping its previous hours, Wednesday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and looking to expand to Saturday in the future. Brantley wants to uphold what Ellenburg has done and expand the business into local stores for more access to the delicious treats. The bakery will carry delicacies from biscuits to cakes to cinnamon rolls to pimento cheese and more. Looking forward, Brantley will be adding her personal recipes once the heat of the holidays cools off.