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Easley lands college baseball tournament

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Flame rushing attack burns past West-Oak

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Jackets pull away to hand Daniel third loss

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Wave fall against rival Wren in heartbreaker

By Eugene Jolley Courier Sports PIEDMONT — Wren quarterback Tyrell Jackson broke the hearts of Easley players and fans More »

Red Devils pick up big road win at Blue Ridge

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Everything is meant to be eaten

Somewhere on Fowler Farm is a tally stick with five marks on it. I believe this because Boomer, our boxer pup, must be keeping up with the number of door mats he has destroyed.

And I mean completely destroyed. The first two were the woven rope mats. Once he discovered they were chewable, he began making inroads on the perimeters. Once he managed to detach one end, he busily set about unraveling the rope. It didn’t take long.

I came home to find the front porch covered with frayed bits of rope, scattered pretty evenly.

So I hopefully went to town to find something that would hold up to his attentions

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Courier Letters to the Editor 6-28-17

Tribute to the stars and stripes

Dear Editor,

In celebration of the 4th, here’s something for all of those who love our nation that I wrote just for you.

Long may she wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Oh red, white and blue-striped noble banner star-spangled, here’s to you.

Keep waving proudly over our land all through the brightest day or darkest of night over our land, united we stand! God-denying, Christian-hating Communists would

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Study: Mild exercise won’t do the trick

Some of us suspected it was too good to be true: that mild exercise of any type was good for us and helped us live longer. A new study shows that, unfortunately, we may be right.

New research out of Brigham Young University (published in Preventive Medicine journal) shows that we can slow the type of aging that happens in cells if we do intense exercise. (Not what I had in mind. How about you?) To quote from one

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Courier Obituaries 6-28-17

T. Eugene “Flip” Waldrop

Easley — T. Eugene “Flip” Waldrop, 71, passed away June 19, 2017.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ada Waldrop. Eugene retired from Alice Manufacturing and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are his two sons, Phillip Waldrop of Pendleton and Joshua Waldrop of Greenville; a sister, Mary Greene of Easley; and two grandchildren, Noah and

Pickens County cities plan July 4 festivals

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Pickens County will be celebrating Independence Day with a variety of events beginning Saturday and continuing through the evening of July 4 next Tuesday.

Six Mile — July 1

Six Mile’s Independence Day festival is scheduled for Saturday at Ponderosa Park. The free community event will be held from 5-9 p.m.

The festival features a full slate of events, including music and entertainment.

Kids’ inflatables will be available from 5-8:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., those in attendance

Taylor to lead GUMC

Grace United Methodist Church of Pickens has announced a pastoral change. As of Sunday, July 2, Pastor David C. Taylor will become the head pastor at Grace. Taylor and his wife, Toni, are moving from Zion United Methodist Church in Prosperity. The Taylors have five sons and six grandchildren, who all live in Greenville. The Taylors will be living in the church parsonage on Queens Court. The community is invited to attend services at Grace on July 2 to meet the Taylors. Special music will be provided by the Bells of Grace in honor of their arrival. The South Carolina Methodist Conference has transferred James and Ashley McCoy-Bruce to new responsibilities in Greenwood.


Student art exhibit set to kick off with reception

PICKENS — Student artists who have taken classes with Renee Gillespie at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History will be exhibiting their works at the museum in a show that begins June 29.

The public is invited to a reception from 5-7 p.m. this Thursday, June 29, at the

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Oyster roast to benefit guardian ad litem

Easley — The fourth annual Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast is set for Saturday, Oct. 14.

Organizers say this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, as the Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem are celebrating their 15th year of service, striving

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Courier Community Calendar 6-28-17

• Legion Post 67 seeks members

American Legion Post 67 in Liberty is accepting applications for membership from all U.S. military wartime veterans.

For more information, call (864) 787-2322.

• Pickens Lions plan meetings each month

The Pickens Lions Club is in need of new members. The club meets the first and

Go lemon all the way

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Years ago, I bought a lemon-filled cupcake at a bakery in Pendleton and fell in love  with it.

Although I scoured my cookbook collection, I couldn’t find a recipe for it at the time, (this was

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