Flat Rock Baptist Trunk Or Treat ...

LHS Varsity Football vs Pendleton

Liberty Red Devil Varsity football will play the Pendleton Bulldogs on Friday October 24, 2014 @ Pendleton.

No play by play this week … 

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2014 Fall For Liberty ...

Fall for Liberty Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10 AM - 5 PM
Downtown Liberty

The third annual Fall for Liberty will feature hayrides, inflatables, arts and crafts, a cake walk, a large variety of food vendors, a chili cook off, and more.

Festivities begin at 10AM.
     Downtown Liberty 
         Oct 31, 2014
           4PM-6 PM

Helen Moore Of Liberty Passes ...

Helen Moore
Liberty, SC

Graveside services to honor Mrs. Moore’s life will be 1:30 PM Monday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Central. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 until 1:00 PM at the Liberty Mortuary.

Helen Porter Moore, 84, of 3 Jackson Street, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Baptist Easley Hospital. Born in Greenville she was the widow of Clyde D. Moore, and a daughter of the late James and Mary Morgan Porter.

She was retired from Emtex Textiles, and was a member of Liberty Church of God.

Surviving are three daughters, Deborah Freeman of Lowell, NC, Mary Lesley of Liberty, and Carol Moore of Easley; two sons, Randall Moore of Gray Court, and Robert Moore of Liberty; a sister, Betty Jo Shirley of Liberty; a brother, Jimmy Porter of Greenville; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Bailey, and Shirley Gillespie, a brother, Willie Porter, and a grandchild, Drew Lesley.

The family will be at 910 Old Liberty Road, Easley.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements

Miss Liberty Seeking Contestants // Advance Tickets Available

The official Miss South Carolina Local Preliminary pageant crowning Miss Liberty & Miss Liberty Teen as well as Miss Pickens County & Pickens County Teen will be held Saturday, November 8th.  

The pageant on the evening of the 8th will begin at 6:30pm, with a "Night at the Gatsby" theme.  

Our focus this year is to bring the pageant back to the area and focus on some home town girls! 

The preliminary pageant is being held at the newly renovated Rosewood Center, 418 E. Main Street, Liberty. 

Tickets and seating will be limited! 

We are currently seeking contestants in the age range of 13 years to age 23 that will compete in all aspects of pageantry including interview, talent, physical fitness, and evening gown! 

Deadline for entry is October 22, 2014.

Contact Local Executive Director, Misty Medlin at 864.505.2148 or by email at misslibertypickenscountysc@gmail.com for more information. 

Tickets will be available for purchase and pick up beginning October 16th at 141 WEST, 141 W. Front Street,Liberty. 

Advance tickets are $10 each, $15 at the door. 

LHS Varsity Football: Liberty vs Woodruff

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30PM, the Liberty High Red Devils took on the Woodruff Wolverines at home.


Liberty 7
Woodruff 42

The Red Devils are 3-5 on the season.


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Editorial: School Board Candidates With Conflict

School Board Candidates With Conflict
by Philip Smith

After hearing the candidates for the Pickens County School Board Seat II, some critical distinctions can be observed in the candidates.

Tony Qualkinbush and Kevin McKenzie both receive significant household income from the school district since their wives work there. McKenzie also works for the State, so his whole household income is from the government. Jennifer Wood also works for City government. Phillip Bowers is the only candidate who does not receive household income from the government.

Qualkinbush and McKenzie cannot lawfully vote on any issue that benefits them personally. So, since the budget is roughly 90% salaries and benefits which include their wives paycheck, they will be almost useless on the board since they can't vote on budget matters.

If voters are not careful, we will end up with a board member that can't vote on ANY important matters.

I do not believe government employees should serve on boards that are designed to oversee the government on behalf of the citizens.

Indirectly, we already have a large teacher vote represented with Judy Edwards, retired School District Of Pickens County teacher.

* Seat II represents portions of Liberty towards Six Mile

Dehumanizing Danger ...

Dehumanizing Danger
by Philip Smith
EBOLA isn't just a deadly virus … It's a catchy buzzword.
Instead of the word "OJ" killing the word "Nicole Simpson" assisted by the words "gloves that don't fit" we have just one word killing ALL of us … "EBOLA"!
Instead of evil people by the names "Radical Muslims" … we have the names "ISIS" and "ISIL" and "Al Queda" which actually sound a little mysterious and friendly.
We aren't scared of people any more in the days of social media … "We are scared of buzzwords"
Stop falling for it!
Call a spade a spade and call out the media that's USING YOU for ratings.

Yack & Yarn @ The Sarlin Library In Liberty ...

October 2014 Pickens County Republican Party To Meet @ Rosewood Center

The Pickens County Republican Party will meet Thursday October 16, 2014 at 7PM at the Rosewood Center in Liberty.

Guest speaker will be Sheriff Rick Clark.

Liberty Rec Basketball Signups ...

Jail Blotter September 10 - October 15, 2014

For more details, including access to other Pickens County Sheriff's Office Arrest profiles, see:

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Severe Storms Dump Nearly Four Inches Of Rain On Liberty In 48 Hours

A flash flood was issued for Pickens County - effective until Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 6AM.

The flood watch was renewed at 5PM.

A tornado warning was issued and the Liberty Fire Department sounded the warning siren because formation was spotted in the area of Six Mile closest to Liberty.

Liberty has seen 1.94 inches of rain in the week ending Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 7:45AM and saw an additional 1.92 over the next 12 hours.

This brings the yearly total to 35.86 inches for the area.

Greenville & Oconee counties have seen nearly 14 inches more rain than Pickens County & Anderson C

The area usually averages 3.7 inches for the month of October.

Austin Bruder Of Liberty ...

Austin Bruder
Liberty, SC

Austin Barrett Bruder, 3 months, infant son of John D. and Anna Vaughn Bruder, went home to be with Jesus, on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Even though he didn’t spend much time with us, he touched our lives, and we loved him dearly.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Colby Vaughn of the home; grandparents, Ernie & Stacy Vaughn of Six Mile, Carol Bruder of Central, Allen Bruder & Heather Kerr of Louisville, CO; great grandparents, Hettie Huskin of Ellijay, GA, Charles & Jean Clinard of Bowling Green, OH, and Clarence & Marjorie Bruder of Des Moines, IA; two uncles, Adam Vaughn of Pendleton, and Steven Bruder of Athens, OH; an aunt, Stacey Vaughn of Santa Monica, CA; great uncles & aunts, Dr. Ray & Fredia Longenecker of Six Mile, Rod & Susan Gist of Easley, Ed & Yvonne Palsha of Cleveland, OH, Wendy Stainbrook of Toledo, OH, Phil & Susan Clinard of Perrysburg, OH, Christie Stillwell of Ellijay, GA, Sheila Dickerson of Alto, GA, Bobby Trout of Blairsville, GA, Thomas Bruder of Des Moines, IA, Carol Hemphill of Urbandale, IA and Susan Bruder of Marion, OH; also surviving are numerous cousins and other family members.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel by Reverend Dr. Ray Longenecker. Burial will be at Abbott Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 until 2:45 PM at the mortuary.

The family will be at their respective homes. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Bonnie Curtis Of Liberty Passes ...

Bonnie Curtis
Liberty, SC

Bonnie Curtis of Rotterdam Rd. Liberty passed away at her home on Saturday October 11, 2014. The daughter of Earnest and Clara Lee, Bonnie is survived by her sisters, Geneva, Doris, Cathy and Dianne and a brother Walter Lee. Also surviving are her husband of 62 years, Charles Curtis, her five daughters, Debra Gilstrap of Easley , Genell Cortright, of Greenville, Gayle Esancy of Pickens, Teresa "Charlene" McCall of Liberty and Rebecca Farmer of Travelers Rest. Bonnie was the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grand-children.

Having devoted herself to home and family, Bonnie considered her greatest accomplishments to be raising her 5 daughters and being a wonderful grandmother to all of her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some of her greatest joys included spending time with her grandchildren, going for long rides in the mountains with her family, and watching birds out her kitchen window. Known to her grandchildren as "Granny", she always had a dollar, a treat or a surprise to give them in exchange for a big hug. Her family always looked forward to eating her delicious homemade biscuits, fried chicken and banana pudding.

Bonnie was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church for over 40 years. Her faith was unwavering and in her last hours she was comforted by God's promises, the prayers of her pastor and family and the comfort of knowing that Heaven was ready to welcome her home.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm on Tuesday October 14 at The Liberty Mortuary. Funeral services will be Wednesday October 15 at 11:00 am, at Roanoke Baptist Church, 400 Roanoke Rd. Liberty SC. Her grandsons, Mark Esancy and Bryan Cole, Pastor Jack Shook and the Rev. Gary Gwinn will be sharing the message of hope. Burial will be at Roanoke Baptist Church.

The family will be at the home. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Liberty High School Blood Drive ...

LHS Drama presents Frankenstein w/ special Halloween performance

October 2014 Liberty City Council Meeting ...

The October 2014 Liberty City Council Meeting will be held at 6:00PM at The Rosewood Center in Liberty on October 13, 2014 …


Chad Foster Of Liberty Passes ...

Chad Eric Foster
Liberty, SC

Chad Eric Foster, 39, of Black Beards Cove, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.

Born May 6, 1975 in Zanesville, OH, he was a son of Rev. Chuck and April Wentz Foster. Chad was a sound engineer who was the co-owner of AF Sounds and was a member of Living Water Church. A gifted and talented musician, he had a heart for ministry and serving the homeless. Chad was an awesome dad who adored his children.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Eric Foster, Aaron Foster, Ian Foster, O’Rylee Foster and Owen Foster; brother, Ryan Foster (Amanda); maternal grandmother, Elma Jean Stottsberry; niece, Ella Beth Foster and nephew, London Foster.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4:00 PM Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road. Inurnment will be at a later date in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of his brother, 232 Canvasback Way, Easley.

Memorial contributions may be made to F.U.E.L. Youth Ministry of Living Water Church. PO Box 751, Seneca, SC 29678.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

Charles Boiter Of Liberty Passes ...

Charles Boiter
Liberty, SC

Graveside services to honor the life of Mr. Boiter will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Smith Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Charles James Lewis Boiter, 77, of 214 Betty Drive, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at his residence. Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sybil Smith Boiter. He was retired from Platt Saco Lowell. He was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving are 2 sons, Tony Boiter(Jean) of Liberty and Gary Boiter of Easley; 3 sisters, Shirley Bolding of Easley, Kathy Wyatt of Dacusville, and Linda Gilstrap of Greenville; 8 grandchildren, Jeremy, Jonathan, Mike, Dale Travis and Jessica Boiter, Jennifer Dixon and Jenna Youmans; and 4 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son, Dennis Boiter; and a half brother, Gene Boiter.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Cynthia M. Marchbanks Of Liberty Passes ...

Cynthia M. Marchbanks
Liberty, SC

Cynthia M. Marchbanks, 52, passed away Tues Oct 7th 2014. Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of Bill and Dorothy Richardson. She is survived by one son, Michael Shane Powell, one sister, Teressa Richardson Stewart(Dan) and one niece, Jennifer Martin of Liberty.

She was a 1980 graduate of Liberty High School.

She was a beloved daughter, mother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held Mon Oct 13th at 3:00PM at Calumet Baptist Church in Liberty officiated by Rev Jeffrey Harris.

Cremation Society of SC

LHS Varsity Football: Liberty vs Blacksburg

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30PM, the Liberty High Red Devils took on the Blacksburg Wildcats in Blacksburg.

A last minute touchdown put the Red Devils over the top.


Liberty 23
Blacksburg 14

The Red Devils are 3-4 on the season.

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[UPDATED] Deadly Shooting In Liberty ...

At around 2:15PM on Friday October 10, 2014 … Next to Liberty Middle School there was a shooting at the nearby apartment complex (Forestview Apts on Summit Dr)

Liberty PD, FD, PCSO responded …

Correction to Friday shooting in Liberty …

10+ gun shots were heard by local area residents and passersby at around 2:15PM on Friday October 10, 2014 ...

Officers were called to the scene …

LibertyPD quickly assessed the scene and combined with witness reports and emergency calls, determined that locking down the local schools was NOT necessary and the situation was under control.

LibertyPD was notified and dispatched at 2:29PM … Upon arrival at 2:31PM on Friday October 10, 2014 … Houston Chapman, 22, Steven Chapman, 42, and Benjamin Pilgrim, 32,  were observed laying on the sidewalk of Forestview Apartments in Liberty SC on Summit Dr near Liberty Middle School.

Greg Chapman, was observed leaning over the top of Houston with a .40caliber handgun in his back pocket which he volunteered freely to hand over to an officer.

The incident is considered a gun fight between the three wounded victims. Greg Chapman was NOT a wounded victim.

Benjamin Pilgrim is being treated for gun shot wounds.

LibertyPD has an ongoing investigation.