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Liberty residents protest city budget

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY – Concerned residents in and around Liberty held a protest before Liberty City Council’s regular session Monday night.

According to the protest’s Facebook event page, Liberty Police Chief Adam Gilstrap granted permission for a peaceful protest to be held from 5:30pm – 6:15pm Monday, May 13, ending

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Lions win third straight soccer championship

Lions best Waccamaw after midnight for third straight state championship

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor
bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA — Despite a four-hour delay to the start of their Class 3A state championship soccer match with Waccamaw, the Daniel boys’ soccer team didn’t seem to be affected, as senior forward Isaac Turner gave his squad a 1-0 lead just one minute after the game’s 11:30 p.m. start.

From there, the Lions, who had bulldozed their way through the playoffs on the strength of theirattack, turned to their defense and held strong for the remaining 89 minutes to secure the

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Daniel seniors to leave lasting legacy

Last season when the Daniel boys’ soccer team won its second state championship in a row, it was a historical moment for a historically great program. Almost 50 seasons of excellence, six state titles and not once before had the program ever gone back-to-back. It took just one season to surpass that bit of history again as the boys became just the third team in school history to

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Wave fall in game one at Upper State

By Eugene Jolley
Courier Sports
news@thepccourier.com

LAURENS — Laurens took the opening game of the Upperstate 4A baseball series Monday night, 3-2.

It came down to a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.  But, it was the little plays that will leave Easley looking to stay alive in Game 2 Wednesday night.

Easley will need to win at home

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AnMed earns ‘A’ grade for hospital patient safety from Leapfrog Group

UPSTATE — AnMed has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization.

The distinction serves as independent certification of the comprehensive health system’s efforts to minimize risk and

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Take the Ag+ Art Tour around Pickens County this weekend

COUNTY — Pickens County will be joining the statewide Ag + Art Tour for the first time this year.  It will take place this Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided tour of farms and markets featuring local artisans at every stop. During the tour, visitors are able to see first-hand where their food comes from, take farm tours,You must be logged in to view this content.

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Hare inducted into LE Hall of Fame

Easley officer was killed in the line of duty in 2023

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — An Easley Police Department officer killed in the line of duty last summer was inducted into the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame last week.

During the early morning hours of Aug. 2, Officer Matthew Hare was assisting in the search for a missing and suicidal woman.

Cellphone tracking helped officers find the woman, who was lying on active railroad tracks in the 200

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