Daily Archives: 09/11/2018

Child gun deaths a preventable tragedy

In the ongoing discussion over gun rights and control measures, the discourse often pits guns as a component of violence and crime against guns as a means of hunting, recreation and self-protection.

One side points to the devastating number of shooting deaths that occur each year in the United States. The other points to the security of keeping a gun handy in the bedside table or in the glove compartment.

But any discussion of gun safety should also include a topic that we might all agree is so horrible as to demand action: that little children with access to guns too often accidentally kill themselves or other people.

As Post and Courier reporter Jennifer Hawes described in a report last week, a tragic number of South Carolina children arrive at the emergency room with a bullet in their brain or a gunshot wound to the face. Or they pull the trigger while “playing” and kill a sibling or a parent, to be haunted by the accident for life.

But even though 12 children under age 12 and one adult in South Carolina died in

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When we are tempted to worry

Is much as we would like to avoid worry and anxiety, these feelings are just a normal part of our natural emotions. When I say “normal,” I’m referring to the everyday aggravations and frustrations that are a part of this journey. Some people seem to be more controlled by these feelings than others, but we will all have our share of difficult times.

I’ve thought about whether the world we live in today is more hectic and stressful than the times of our parents and grandparents, but is it the external circumstances that cause a person to be overwhelmed or the lack of internal peace? Even though the situations are different, apprehension and panic would be the same for a caveman or a business executive. However, I’m also convinced that Christ never intended for us to be constantly stressed out to the point of living in discouragement and depression.

There have been many studies about the effects of stress, and it’s now confirmed that

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Your role in government

Dear Editor,

The Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these Rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed …”

The 2016 presidential election was a surprise (more of a shock) to say the least, but the “governed” (that’s you and me) showed up and exercised our power (we voted). And the result is now history.

The election of Donald Trump was momentous on several levels, but what stands out most to me is that the 2016 presidential election showed where the true power of government comes from. It comes from those who “show up.”

The 2018 election is right around the corner. While this is not a presidential election, it

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Southern Wesleyan University set to present Melodica Men

CENTRAL — What started off as two guys playing toy instruments for fun is now an internationally-acclaimed musical duo — and they will visit Southern Wesleyan University for a delightful Sunday afternoon concert Sept. 16 at Rev. Clyde Dupin Celebration Amphitheater.

Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke became friends while studying music at the Peabody Conservatory, and they have been playing melodica — a cross between a keyboard and a harmonica — together since

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Benefit set to help Six Mile man with medical expenses

SIX MILE — Six Mile resident Howard Shanley felt like something was wrong when he told his wife, Debbie, that he thought he needed to go to the hospital, but he never dreamed it would have resulted in a heart operation that needed six bypasses to keep him alive.

Shanley is only 54 years old ,and he was the victim of a heart attack on July 12. First, doctors told him he needed a heart catheterization. Once inside, the procedure failed. Without any other option, doctors decided he needed open-heart surgery to save his life. The surgery included six bypasses.

According to the Mayo Clinic, coronary bypass surgery is a surgical procedure that diverts the flow of blood around a section of a blocked or partially blocked artery in a person’s heart. By creating a new pathway to the heart, coronary bypass surgery improves blood flow to the heart muscle.

During coronary bypass surgery, a healthy blood vessel is taken from the patient’s leg,

Courier Community Calendar 9-12-18

• Cannon Auxiliary to host car show

The Cannon Memrial Hospital Auxiliary wil host a special fundraising car show at Legacy Square on Main Street in Pickens on Sept. 22. Participant check-in will be from 2-3 p.m. Judging and awards presentaion will be 3-4 p.m. From 4-7 p.m. the public is invited to come out and see all the vehicles on display. For more information, contact Amanda Miller at (864) 898-1334 or

• Cooking class planned in Pickens

If you want to gain confidence in the kitchen, meet some great people, grow in life skills and enjoy the “fruits of your labor,” then an upcoming Confidence in the Kitchen Cooking Class is for you. The group will make a tasty dish together, learning fundamental basics like reading a recipe and converting measurements. While the dish cooks, the event will feature a brief time of guided conversation, and then attendees

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Courier Legals 9-12-18









Case No. 2018-CP-39-00799

Betty Ann Newton, Plaintiff, vs. J.H. Ramseur, and his heirs Known and Unknown Defendants.


YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to answer the Complaint in this matter, a copy of which was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Pickens County, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the subscriber, Adam B. Lambert, at his office located at 859 Pendleton Street, (P.O. Box 9) Pickens, South Carolina, 29671, within thirty (30) days from the date of service hereof upon you. If you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court, above named, for judgment by default to be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the within Complaint.

YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference in this case to the

Courier Notice to Creditors 9-12-18

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 written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will

Courier Trespass Notices 9-12-18

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

Courier Classifieds 9-11-18


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