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Pickens County schools participating in Red Kettle Ring Off this Saturday

COUNTY — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties prepares for its annual Red Kettle Impact Campaign.

This season, there are multiple opportunities for community support.

On Saturday, The Salvation Army will partner with the School District of Pickens County to host a Red Kettle Ring Off

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Easley woman pens new children’s book

EASLEY — Brittney Morgan of Easley has just released her newest book, called “Clues for Christmas, A Search for the Star.”

The book is an adaptation of a play she scripted and is full of beautiful illustrations by Shalindu Malishka.

Morgan is an established writer with six other publications under her belt. Although her newest book is aimed at children and the holidays, each book she

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Pickens PD, market to help wounded officer

PICKENS — The Pickens Police Department has partnered with the Market at the Mill for a bluegrass benefit concert for the family of Cpl. Lucas Watts, an Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was critically injured in the line of duty on Nov. 16.

The event is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Market at the Mill, offering an opportunity for the community to show support for Watts, his family and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. The community is invited along with other law enforcement agencies to join the Pickens Police Department in showing support and helping a true hero and his family.

The event will start with bluegrass by Mack & Friends from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by special words from law enforcement from 6:30-7 p.m. Lilly and Friends will close the night with bluegrass from 7-8:30 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the door. All money raised will go to Watts and his family. There will be food trucks, as well as limited seats, so all are encouraged to bring a chair.

The event is continually growing, and Pickens police hope to gain more partnerships. For information, contact Barry Crawford with Market at the Mill or the Pickens Police Department.


Festive Christmas Fun Around Pickens County


Dillard Funerals and Cremations will host its 29th annual Service of Remembrance event on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m.

All who attend are asked to join in on refreshments at the chapel, followed by a candlelight service at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 6 p.m. in the cemetery.



Meet Santa on Dec. 8, 15, and 16 in Easley. Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s stopping by the City Green in front of

Festive Christmas Fun in PIckens County


Dillard Funerals and Cremations, cordially invites you to their 29th annual Service of Remembrance event on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Dillard’s Chapel.

That that attend  are asked to join in on refreshments at the chapel followed with a candlelight service at Hillcrest Memorial Park, at 6 p.m., in the cemetery.


Six Mile

Six Mile’s Old Fashioned Christmas will be five days later on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in downtown Six Mile. The event will include the lighting if the town’s new

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CENTRAL — The Central Railway Museum will have three holiday train exhibits this year, with two themes.

“Home for the Holidays by Train” will be on the main HO exhibit/layout. Various buildings on the layout will have Christmas decorations, and there will be a special steam Santa excursion train running through it. “The Toy Train under the Christmas Tree” has a special Lionel O scale “Polar Express” exhibit in the museum’s central area. A special “Holiday Garden Scale Toy Train” will also be running on the overhead G scale layout.

These exhibits will be up and running beginning on Saturday, Dec. 2. CRM youth members will be assisting to run the trains. During the month of December, the Central Railway Museum is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can also see Central’s Red Caboose decorated for the holidays. It is located near Bolick Field.


County Christmas parades are right around the corner

By Elizabeth Whiten
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — With Christmas just around the corner, municipalities throughout the county are getting into the holiday spirit with their annual Christmas parades and celebrations.

First up, will be the city of Pickens as it prepares to host the 2023 Pickens Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. The parade will be held starting at 7 p.m., on Main Street inPickens.

This year, Pickens will be taking parade goers on a nostalgic trip with their theme: “Christmas Through

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Festive Christmas Fun in Pickens County


The city of Pickens will light up to officially usher in the holiday season from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 24. The event will feature Christmas stories and carols before the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The tree lighting will take place at 409 E Cedar Rock St. in Pickens. Pictures with Santa are available at no charge.

A huge holiday market will  also be held from 5-6 p.m. on the same day.



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County Historical Society dedicate market in Dacusville

DACUSVILLE — Pickens County Administrator Ken Roper welcomed a crowd of over 100 people for the dedication and unveiling of the much anticipated Dacusville South Carolina State Historical Marker on Sunday afternoon.

Three years in the making, it is the 32nd State Historical Marker in Pickens County researched, documented, and funded by the Pickens County Historical Society.

Dr. Ronald Rich, PCHS Vice President, spoke on the special history of the community and the lasting importance of the State Marker.  Many Dacus family members from near and far attended.

Music was provided by the students of the Dacusville Elementary School and the Dacusville Middle School Ensemble.

Courier Community Calendar 11-15-23

• Veterans invited to American Legion

Veterans in the Liberty area are invited to the next meeting of American Legion Post 67 in Liberty. The Legion meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hut off North Palmetto Street. All vets invited.

• 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 third Tuesdays of each month at Occasions at Wedgefield, located at 1551 Eighteen Mile Road in Central. New visitors are always welcome.


• 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.