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SWU now offering scholarships to Tri-County Tech nursing graduates

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University is awarding a 10 percent scholarship to associate-level nursing graduates from Tri-County Technical College who enroll in the RN to BSN program.

The scholarship will be applied proportionately to each course of the entire RN to BSN program and will apply only toward tuition costs.

Tri-County graduates who meet admission standards for

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Pickens scouts earn Eagle rank

PICKENS — Scout Troop 51 of Pickens recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Joseph Clinard and Justin Hemphill.

Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouts, and only a very small percentage of scouts reach this lofty goal, as it recognizes many years of dedication and leadership of scouts who have “hiked” the Eagle Trail.

Both Clinard and Hemphill earned 35 or more merit badges, including many of the standard ones such

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Housewarming held

Bob and Carol Floriani, new residents of the Foothills Independent Living neighborhood in Easley. hosted friends at the “Great Oak Way and Frasier Fir” housewarming. The event, held Monday, Jan. 15, allowed residents to “show off” their new home to friends and families. Foothills Retirement Community has enriched the lives of older adults and their families for more than 60 years.

 

Courier Community Calendar 1-24-18

• Ash Wednesday pancake supper set

Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church will host its annual Ash Wednesday pancake supper and service on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Supper is planned from 5:30-6:45 p.m., followed by the service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 2101 Six Mile Highway in Central. For more information, call (864) 653-4461.

• EML to install Gibson as pastor

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley will celebrate the ordination and installation of Pastor Chris Gibson on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. Gibson comes to Emmanuel from serving as full-time assistant

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YAM Winter Jam set for Saturday at PHS

PICKENS — The eighth annual Winter Bluegrass Jubilee will be held on Jan. 20 at Pickens High School.

The event is a one-day indoor music festival featuring traditional music, Appalachian heritage and music

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Liberty mayor speaks at Lions Club meeting

LIBERTY — Liberty mayor Brian Petersen was the guest speaker at the recent Liberty Lions Club breakfast meeting at Liberty Middle School.

Seated from left, are Mel Avery, Lila Hendrix, Melanie Ginn, City Councilman Brad Dover, Liberty Lions Club president Jean Thomas and mayor Brian Petersen. Standing are Glenn Holley, Tracy Morgan, Lisa Carpenter, Dean Thomas, Oscar Thorsland, Al Toole, Jay Lee, Clay Counts and Liberty Middle School principal Lisa Cassidy.

The mayor outlined his plans for the progress of the city of Liberty. To show the club’s commitment to the city, the Lions summarized the donations that the club has made to the community.

Christmas came early to Liberty Middle School in November, when

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Lawrence Chapel Ash Wednesday service set

SIX MILE — Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church will host its annual Ash Wednesday pancake supper and service on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Supper is planned from 5:30-6:45 p.m., followed by the service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 2101 Six Mile Highway in Central. For more information, call (864) 653-4461.

 

FOP presents check

The Fraternal Order of Police, Foothills Lodge No. 9 of Pickens County, holds fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for local charities. Pictured here, F.O.P. treasurer R. A. Gibson recently presented a check for $1,000 to Christie Early of the development department at Shriners Hospital for Children. Also pictured is Shriner Ed Poole.

 

Five generations

Celebrating her 95th birthday on Aug. 13, Inez Owen Ammons will be enjoying a get-together with her family on Saturday, Aug. 12. Pictured above is Owens with five generations of her family — Ophelia Ashe, Keith Ashe, Alexis and Wesley. Ammons, the mother of nine, including triplet boys, has been an inspiration to all who come in contact with her as she has shared years of memories with her 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Happy birthday, Mom, and we wish you many more. We love you.

 

Courier Calendar of Events 8-9-17

• CAAAM to host Black Business Expo

On Sept. 9, the Clemson Area African American Museum (CAAAM) will host a Black Business Expo at Calhoun Bridge Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free to the public.The expo will be an opportunity for Upstate African-American business owners and


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