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Coroner confirms flu deaths

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

goliver@upstatetoday.com

PICKENS — Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley confirmed two more cases of deaths attributed to influenza last week.

“We now have four confirmed flu death cases — three Type A and one Type B,” Kelley said.

But Kelley added that all four victims had other medical issues that also contributed to their deaths.

According to WebMD, Type A flu virus is constantly changing and is

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Child care center, chapel among future Clemson campus facilities

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

CLEMSON — Clemson University trustees signed off on concept approvals for a chapel and a child care center on campus at their quarterly meeting Friday afternoon at the Madren Center.

Trustee David Dukes chairs the board’s Finance and Facilities Committee. The planned facilities received the committee’s approval Thursday.

Dukes asked executive vice president for finance and operations Brett Dalton to brief the full

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Leadership Pickens County project to help animal shelter

World Spay Day event set to raise funds Feb. 27

PICKENS — The Leadership Pickens County Class of 2018 is working to help the Pickens County Animal Shelter and save animals’ lives.

For its nonprofit community project, the group is creating Leadership Legacy Park, an outdoor park area at the shelter that will give people and pets a place to connect with the goal of increasing adoptions and decreasing the number of pets that linger in the shelter or worse — are euthanized.

To help with the project, the group has planned a “Barks and Brews” fundraiser at the Appalachian Ale House in Pickens to celebrate World

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Job fair planned for high school seniors Thursday

LIBERTY — A job fair is planned this week for high school seniors planning to directly to work after graduation.

Hosted by the School District of Pickens County’s graduation coaches, the third annual SDPC Graduates to Work Job Fair is scheduled from 9-11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Liberty High School.

Among the companies currently registered to participate are the U.S.

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Easley High to host SC student council event

Organizers say donations, host families still needed

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Easley High School will host a gathering of young leaders from around the state next month.

Tracy Todd is the advisor of the EHS Student Council. Easley High student Brooklyn Kelley is the president of the South Carolina Association of Student Councils. The two spoke before county council last week.

“Next month, we will host a three-day leadership conference at Easley

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PMA’s Lenten luncheon series set around the area

PICKENS — The Pickens Ministerial Association will sponsor the Community Lenten Luncheon series. Traditionally, Lent is a time for penance by all Christians lasting 40 days (not including Sundays) and beginning with Ash Wednesday.

It is a time for Christians to confront their own mortality and confess their sins before God within the community of faith.

The Ministerial Association invites all members of the Pickens

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Deep Winter Blues set for Saturday at Hagood Mill

PICKENS — Did you know that Upstate South Carolina was a historical Mecca for the blues?

Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the streets of Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties reverberated with the music of bluesmen, street preachers and buskers — all strolling enthusiastically with their tin cups extended. Many of these musicians became famous on the streets of New York City during the folk revival of the 1950s and ‘60s.

That tradition will be celebrated on Saturday at Hagood Mill.

With an all-star lineup that features two Folk Heritage Award-winning

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TRIO Day in Charlotte

Southern Wesleyan University TRIO Student Support Services students were invited by the Charlotte Hornets for TRIO Day, a time to enjoy a basketball game vs. the Indiana Pacers and also take a glimpse inside the NBA franchise and meet members of the Hornets staff. Pictured is student Terry House Jr. asking a question of the panel about staff positions within the Hornets organization and qualifications needed to land a job. House is a recreation and sport management major from Columbia.

 

SWU offers three-year path to bachelor’s degree

CENTRAL — While it’s true that college may be one of the biggest expenses an individual will encounter, it can also be one of the best investments.

Southern Wesleyan University offers alternative pathways to a college degree for students wanting to graduate in under four years, leading to lower tuition costs and reduced room and

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New BEHF members

The Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation Board recently welcomed four new members. Pictured, from left, are Bert Tolbert, Julee Kaplan, Walter Coleman and Larry Martin. The Foundation Board is hard at work making preparations to celebrate Baptist Easley’s 60th birthday with its annual gala, scheduled June 16 at the Madren Center in Clemson. For more information, visit baptisteasley.org/gala.

 


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