‘A Special Day”

Legion post honors vets By Jason Evans Staff Reporter EASLEY — Chilly weather Saturday morning didn’t keep a crowd More »

Man’s body found day after wreck

SENECA — A 79-year-old Six Mile man died in a one-car accident officials believe occurred Sunday afternoon. The body of More »

Business raises money for cancer center

SENECA — Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Lake Keowee Ford pledged to donate $100 for each new vehicle More »

100th anniversary

The 100th anniversary meeting of the James L. Orr Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) was recently More »

LHS improv troupe returns

Some of the members of Walking Shadows, Liberty High School’s improv troupe, pose for a photo. Walking Shadows’ first show More »

Tigers clinch division with win over ‘Noles

By Alex Maminakis Courtesy The Journal CLEMSON — Clemson’s slow start to the second half on Saturday allowed Florida More »


Letters to the Editor

On county’s housing shortage

Dear Editor,

I support those speaking out publicly against the 250-home Glassy Mountain subdivision and applaud the recent letters to the editor in opposition. The subdivision will overwhelm the area, the infrastructure systems (roadways, water, sewer), and the long-time residents who live

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On the road again

“Road trip!” — to some of us those words bring back lots of memories. To others, going on a road trip is still on the to-do list. If the idea is appealing, here are some thoughts to get you dreaming.

The first consideration is your vehicle. You can rent a comfy SUV with luxury seats and stereo, and then spend nights in motels. You won’t be putting the mileage on your own vehicle, and if the SUV breaks down, a replacement is only a phone call away. A rental also gives you the option of a one-way trip: You can leave the vehicle

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Complaint hotline to be staffed by vets

As promised, we have a new complaint hotline — the White House VA Hotline. Best of all, it’s staffed by veterans.

The hotline started up in June with an estimated full 24/7 availability in August, but now the full-time schedule has been pushed back until Oct. 15. Until then, the hotline hours are from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. EDT. (Remember that this is not a crisis line. If you have a crisis, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.)

Veterans are being hired and trained, and that’s a good thing. No longer will

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SWU graduate tackles tech’s dark side

CENTRAL — An inescapable fact of today’s connected world is that there’s a dark side of technology and the victims are real.

Southern Wesleyan University graduate Harold Reaves’ work is devoted to raising awareness of the pitfalls and at the same time promote “digital citizenship” by teaching students how to be positive role models to their peers.

Currently serving as Global Director for Safe Schools at Absolute, a technology company, Reaves works with students, parents, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, law enforcement professionals and church leaders to educate them about the dangers children and youth encounter when going online.

Reaves presented “The Digital Life of a Bully” at the National

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Honoring their service

Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Sunset set aside the month of July to honor the church’s men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Each Sunday during the church’s worship service, a patriotic song was sung. The church also collected shirts to be sent to the “Hawaiian Shirts for Deployed Soldiers” project. On the last Sunday of July, the church had two veterans, Bobby Carver and Carl Porter, wear Hawaiian shirts as a Pastor Dick Waldrop prayed for the soldiers who would receive the collected shirts. In all, the church gathered 24 shirts and also some money for postage.


Courier Community Calendar 8-30-17

• Pickens High Class of 1972 to reunite

The Pickens High School class of 1972 is planning a 45-year reunion. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4-8 p.m. at Looper’s Barn, located at 101 Laurenwood Drive in Pickens.

Prime rib with accompaniments will be served for $21 per person. Entertainment will also be provided. Mail check or money order in the

Pickens High Class of 1950 reunite

The Pickens High Class of 1950 held its 67th class reunion on Saturday at the Gatehouse Restaurant in Pickens. The group enjoyed fellowship and a great meal. Pictured, seated from left, are Julia Margaret Looper, Ann Swayngham Shock, Margaret Chappell McCollum, Linda Porter Childress, Margaret Cooper Burns and Gladys Nix Looper. Standing are Richard (Dick) Harlan Singleton, William David Gravely, Sara Finley Garrett, Betty Baker Chapman, James Farrell Dickard and James Allen Chastain.


Reserve launches new neighborhood

SUNSET — The Reserve at Lake Keowee recently began a reservation program for Phase I homesites in its Settlement Village neighborhood. The program is now open to the public.

“We’re very excited about this new neighborhood for The Reserve and looking forward to the new level of community it will bring,” Reserve

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Julian turns 90

Christine Nix Julian of Easley celebrated her 90th birthday at Mountain Grove Baptist Church with a party hosted by her children. She was born on Aug. 4, 1927, the oldest of the eight children of John and Mary Nix. She married Cecil Julian on Aug. 15, 1949. The couple had two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She received her bachelor’s degree from Furman and her master’s degree from Clemson. She taught school in Washington state, Florence and several schools in Pickens County. All her relatives and friends wish her many more happy birthdays.


Gilstrap family reunion Sept. 9 at Antioch BC

SUNSET — The Gilstrap family reunion will be held Sept. 9 at the Antioch Baptist Church fellowship building on Highway 11.

All attending are asked to bring a well-filled basket. Plates and cups will be provided. Lunch will be at noon.


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