Liberty man killed in hit-and-run incident ANDERSON COUNTY — A hit-and-run that claimed the life of 32-year old Liberty resident Monday night is still under investigation.
The incident took the life of Clifton D. Chapman on Sharon Church Road in Anderson County just south of Liberty.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officials say 20-year old Ashley Duggan of Liberty is a suspect in fatal collision, which took place at around 6:30 p.m.
Chapman was found in a ditch early the next mor...
FFRF Attorney: non-sectarian prayer does not go far enough PICKENS COUNTY—A recent decision to establish a non-sectarian prayer at Pickens County School Board meetings may not be enough to avoid a lawsuit.
Patrick Elliott, a staff attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) , said Tuesday a non-sectarian prayer does not address all the legal issues.
“I don’t think it goes far enough,” Elliott said “Ultimately it still excludes those students and families who are non-religious or jus...
Board votes in favor of non-sectarian prayer PICKENS COUNTY—Prayer will continue at Pickens County School Board meetings, but not as many local residents had hoped.
The board voted in favor of the first reading of a motion to establish a non-sectarian invocation at the beginning of monthly meetings. Those meetings had previously been opened with a student-led prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The motion was approved 3-2 with one (Jimmy Gillespie) abstaining. Jim Shelton ...
South Carolina GOP Chairman: “There’s no time to be demoralized.” PICKENS COUNTY—South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly told a group of Pickens County Republicans that now is not the time to look back.
Connelly aimed to rally Pickens County GOP members at a recent meeting last week, saying an effort to turn things around would require aggression.
“We can’t afford to look at the past. We have to move forward,” Connelly said. “We need all hands on deck. We’ve got the majority in the house,...
Easley man dies in head on collision EASLEY—An 89-year old Easley man is dead after crashing his 2009 Toyota on Popefield road on Saturday afternoon.
Samuel Ralph Scott of 208 High Ridge Ct., Easley, was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital shortly after 1:40 p.m. on Saturday as a result of a head-on collision.
Scott later passed away from injuries suffered in the crash, according to Pickens County Deputy Coroner Gary Duncan.
Thirty-six year old Tron McCoy, who was ...
Fire destroys Easley home Easley firefighters work to put out a blaze that damaged most of a home on Robert P. Jeanes Road in Easley Monday afternoon. Easely Fire Chief Butch Womack said the house was a “total loss.” The house is occupied by one person, but the resident was not at home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported.
A small church with an enormous history PICKENS COUNTY—To many, Soapstone Baptist Church may not stick out, but inside the walls of this structure overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains is a deep history that has gone, for the most part, untold.
Born in 1943, Mable Owens Clarke is a decedent of freed slaves that lived in a small community called “Liberia” in northern Pickens County.
Clarke was born near the church, and the significance of the site, she said, is greater now than i...
Jet Toy competition returns to local schools PICKENS COUNTY—Pickens County students are again competing for top honors during the annual JetToy Challenge
Fifth Grade design teams and their balloon-powered toy cars were to compete Tuesday at the 2013 School District of Pickens County JetToy Challenge on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Pickens County Career and Technology.
“Students use principles that professional engineers use,” said Dr. Barbara Nesbitt, Coordinator of Elementary Education....
Two escape from residential fire early Thursday morning PICKENS—Two local residents are safe after a 3 a.m. blaze destroyed a barn-structure in Pickens early Thursday morning.
Pickens firefighters were called to a residence on Walhalla Highway Thursday, but most of the damage had already been done by the time they arrived.
“Ultimately, it was a total loss,” Pickens firefighter Chris Elrod said. “There were two people actually living there, but the smoke woke them up and they were able to get o...
Easley leans on alternative revenue sources EASLEY – “The State of Easley is… pretty good,” said Mayor Larry Bagwell. “Actually it is great if compared to other parts of the state.”
Bagwell made his annual address before members of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce today at a luncheon at Dunburks in downtown.
According to the mayor, the state of Easley leans heavily on development of the city’s identity as a destination for team recreational level sports, despite growing deman...
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