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School board election results tossed

No date set yet for new District 7 race By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com PICKENS — After a review More »

PHS gym renamed for Peggy Anthony

By Rocky Nimmons Publisher rnimmons@thepccourier.com PICKENS — Officials ensured a true Pickens legend will live on forever earlier this month, More »

Local Palmetto Trail passage opens

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com SUNSET — The newest passage of the Palmetto Trail is officially open in Pickens More »

Clusters for Kids

EASLEY — The fifth annual Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast was held on Nov. 10. Community sponsors, supporters and the More »

SURVIVE AND ADVANCE

Daniel shocks defending state champions in double overtime By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com ROCK HILL — The Daniel High More »

Upstate mourns Alexander’s loss

JERRY LAMAR ALEXANDER 1937-2018 By Greg Oliver Courtesy The Journal goliver@upstatetoday.com PICKENS — Jerry Alexander will be remembered for his More »

 

It seems it was just yesterday

No matter how many years go by — and they seem to be passing more quickly than they used to — the Thanksgiving memories that never fade are the ones from my childhood.

It was a time celebrated in that big old house of Grandmama’s, the same house where her parents had lived and where she and her brothers and sister had been born.

All her childhood, Thanksgivings were celebrated in the same dining room with her parents and brothers and sister around the same table around which we gathered.

The dishes we ate were traditional ones. She prepared, with the help of many hands, an array of food we all thought fit for kings.

I imagine the kitchen was populated not just with the living, but with the

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Heartfelt thanks from Pickens coaching legend

On Nov. 11, Pickens High School held a dedication ceremony for the Coach Peggy Harden Anthony Gymnasium. I did not wish to conflict with Veterans Day parades and assemblies, but that date seemed to work best for everyone.

I believe having the ceremony on that date was God’s way to remind me to stay humble and know that the men and women who have served in our armed forces are the real heroes to be recognized, appreciated and honored for the dedication and sacrifices they have made for the freedom and security of all Americans. There is simply no comparison of coaching to that!

Still, I remain deeply honored and touched that the gym will bear my

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Letters to the Editor 11-21-18

Ready to be accused of judging

Dear Editor,

If you have ever stood up against a wrong or perhaps will be in a position where you’ll have to someday, then be ready to be accused of judging sometimes.

You may make a statement about someone or even something wrong and receive an accusation of judging. Judging in this situation is defined loosely as looking down on someone or something.

What amazes me, though, is how one is accused of judging when only the

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Newest phone scam: Social Security calls

If you see the number 1-800-772-1213 on your Caller ID, beware. Social Security has put out a warning about scams involving spoofed phone numbers. Scammers can make any numbers they want appear, even the number for the Social Security Administration!

Social Security is not likely to call you. They certainly won’t call you and ask you to verify your number (especially the new number on the card you were recently sent), or the bank where your automatic deposit is sent, or any other personal information. Social Security won’t call and threaten to take away your benefit if you don’t answer their questions, or tell you they can help get your benefits increased. If you get one of these calls, hang up and

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Clusters for Kids

EASLEY — The fifth annual Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast was held on Nov. 10.

Community sponsors, supporters and the Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem program gathered at Arran Farm for the festivities.

Serving as honorary chairs of the oyster roast were Sen. Rex Rice and his wife, Ruth.

Proceeds from the event went to the Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem program, which has been providing holistic support to neglected and abused children since 2002. Over the past 10 years, the all-volunteer organization has raised more than $400,000 from significant fundraisers such as this year’s Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast.

 

Golden Anniversary

Happy 50th anniversary on Nov. 23, 2018, to Asa and Jean Grant of Six Mile. Wishing you many more years of love and marriage.

We love you,

Billy, Michelle,

Skylar and Rodney

 

Community Calendar

• Pickens Lions Club invites locals to meet

The Pickens Lions Club has been serving the greater Pickens community since 1933. While its membership numbers have flexed over the years, one constant has remained — the club’s desire to help friends and neighbors in need. The club is beginning a dynamic upswing in membership and is looking for movers and shakers with fresh ideas who want to make a difference in the community. The Pickens Lions meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn in Pickens. Visit the club on Facebook at PickensLions or call Brian at (864) 507-3146 to get more information.

 

PMA wants to share warmth and love this holiday season

PICKENS — It’s that that time again — Winter Warmth 2018.

The event will again provide free winter clothes for everyone this year, including coats, jeans, sweaters, baby clothes, shoes and T-shirts in many sizes.

The event will be held Dec. 1 from 8-11 a.m. at the Pickens Recreation gym, located at 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens. The annual event, sponsored by churches of the Pickens

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Courier Obituaries 11-21-18

KATHY KELLEY REECE

CENTRAL — Kathy Kelley Reece, 68, passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, after a long illness, at her sister’s (Anita) home in Central.

Born in Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lake Kelley and Ezelle Taylor Kelley and wife of the late Marvin Leroy Reece.

She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was retired as a machinist at Propex Fibers.

Survivors include two sisters, Anita Whitaker and Norma Lynn Kelley; two brothers, Colen Eugene Kelley and Keith Bud Kelley; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Doris Ramey and Mrs. Sue Smith. Mrs. Reece also leaves several nieces and nephews to share in her memory. In addition to her parents and

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Daniel shocks defending state champions in double overtime

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

ROCK HILL — The Daniel High School football team racked up yards by the hundreds with ease throughout this fall, but on Friday night, the fate of the Lions’ season rested on three measly yards.

Those three yards were all that stood in the way of Daniel picking up the biggest win of third-year Lion coach Jeff Fruster’s career — a road victory against four-time defending state champion South Pointe in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

The Lions trailed the powerhouse Stallions for much of the night, but fought and clawed their way back to force the game into overtime. There, it all came down to one play.

After answering a South Pointe touchdown in the second overtime period

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