Family redeveloping historic Easley silos

Family redeveloping historic Easley silos

I hate to admit it now, but I’ve never had much appreciation for the old grain silos on the west More »

County COVID cases balloon to more than 800

County COVID cases balloon to more than 800

COLUMBIA — Pickens County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have been skyrocketing alongside the numbers across the state, as the county’s caseload More »

AG, SLED weigh in on mask laws

AG, SLED weigh in on mask laws

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter STATE — With COVID-19 cases rising in South Carolina, several cities, including Clemson, Greenville More »

July 4 events scheduled across Pickens County

July 4 events scheduled across Pickens County

  COUNTY — Independence Day is nearly here in Pickens County, but with the ever-present threat of COVID-19, community celebrations More »

Table Rock Inn now open

Table Rock Inn now open

Surrounded by friends and neighbors, owners Cynthia and Fred Rickenbaker recently cut the ribbon to officially open the Table Rock More »

Better-for-you family foods

Better-for-you family foods

If spending additional time in the comfort of your home has you rethinking the family menu and looking for new More »


Courier legal notices 7-1-20


Deficiency Waived

Pickens Savings and Loan Association, F.A. Plaintiff, v. The Personal Representatives, if any, whose names are unknown, of the Estate of C.E Shehan, deceased; and any other Heirs-at-Law or Devisees of C.E. Shehan, deceased; their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns; and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right,

Notice to Creditors 7-1-20

The publisher shall only be liable for an amount less than or equal to the charge for the space of the item in error in the case of errors in or omissions from any advertisement, and only for the first incorrect insertion.
All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims.  All claims are required to be presented in

Courier Trespass Notices 7-1-20

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.
Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing. All persons are hereby notified and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any manner whatsoever upon the lands of the undersigned:

John Hendricks July 2020

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July 4 events to look different this year

By Bru Nimmons

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Independence Day is nearly here in Pickens County, but with the ever-present threat of COVID-19, community celebrations for the event will look very different this year.

Events will begin on July 3, with a celebration hosted by the town of Six Mile at Ponderosa Park. Unlike years past, there will be no food or entertainment, and it will be strictly a fireworks-only event.

Then, on July 4, Easley, Liberty and Pickens will all host events.

The city of Liberty will host its annual Love my Liberty Fourth of July celebration from 6-10 p.m. The event features the Emma KAPPS bike parade, free hot dogs and water, as well as activities for children, live music and a corn hole tournament. Barbecue and other food will be available for purchase, and fireworks will be shot off at nightfall. Social distancing is being

Officials: Masks essential to stop pandemic

County surpasses 500 COVID-19 cases

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell says it is essential that residents wear masks in public and stay physically distanced from each other.

Bell released a statement Thursday on rising COVID-19 numbers in South Carolina.

“Every one of us has a role to play in stopping COVID-19,” she said. “This virus does not spread on its own. It’s spread around our state by infected people who carry it wherever they go — their work, the supermarket, the post office, a friend’s house. By not following public health precautions,

Clemson mayor: Nearly 1K people

By Riley Morningstar and Greg Oliver

Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — Increased levels of COVID-19 have been detected in Clemson’s wastewater, and the city’s mayor says almost 1,000 people could have the virus based on testing samples.

On Sunday, the city and Clemson University officials made the announcement after testing began last week on wastewater going into the Cochran Road Wastewater Treatment Plant.

“The sample was shipped to Tennessee, and it takes a few days turnaround,” Clemson utilities

County roads listed in DOT paving plans

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Portions of U.S. Highway 123 and Issaqueena Trail are among the road projects that the South Carolina Department of Transportation recommends be addressed by a statewide program.

Last week, SCDOT released a county-by-county listing of projects recommended for the 2020-21 Pavement Improvement Program.

The program contains more than 660 miles of paving projects, according to Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall.

In the introduction to the program list, Hall said the recommended projects “were selected utilizing

Easley officials hope bond will fund many stormwater repairs


By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

EASLEY — By issuing a stormwater bond, Easley officials hope to address needed repairs and replacements and avoid situations like the one that plagued an Easley subdivision for years.

During their June 8 meeting, city council members passed first reading of an ordinance to allow for the issuance of a 10-year stormwater bond not to exceed $800,000.

Areas with ongoing stormwater issues include Williams Avenue, Bridgewater Drive, Dogwood Lane,

National retailers officially sign leases with Easley shopping center

EASLEY — Rise Partners announced last week that national retailers Five Below, HomeGoods, Ross Dress for Less and ULTA Beauty have signed leases for new stores at the Town N’ Country shopping center in Easley as part of the firm’s multimillion-dollar redevelopment and improvement of the property.

The four retailers — all new to Easley — will occupy newly created spaces at the former JCPenney building at Town N’ Country, which was acquired by Rise Partners in April 2019. Construction is scheduled to be complete this fall, with opening date announcements coming soon from each of the