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‘He’s important to this community’

‘He’s important to this community’

Residents turn out to support dismissed Pickens rec director By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — A large crowd More »

State officials now releasing  flu shot data

State officials now releasing flu shot data

COLUMBIA — In the thick of what the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has deemed one of More »

‘Christmas at the Barn’ event set for Dec. 11

‘Christmas at the Barn’ event set for Dec. 11

MARIETTA — On Sunday, Dec. 11, Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center will be hosting its 19th annual “Christmas at the More »

Pickens Christmas parade grand marshals announced

Pickens Christmas parade grand marshals announced

  PICKENS — The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Pickens Christmas parade this Friday, Dec. 2, More »

Courier Christmas Calendar 11-30-22

Courier Christmas Calendar 11-30-22

• Pickens planning plenty holiday cheer The city of Pickens will continue their holiday celebrartions this Friday, with the community More »

Make your own  coffee treats

Make your own coffee treats

By Olivia Fowler For the Courier Some like it hot, but some like it cold. The recipes this week are More »

 

‘He’s important to this community’

Residents turn out to support dismissed Pickens rec director

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A large crowd came out to a special called Pickens City Council meeting Monday in support of the city’s recently fired recreation director.

Brandon Enoch announced his termination in a Facebook post last week.

“With a heavy heart, I must inform you all that I, Brandon Enoch, will no longer be serving as the City of Pickens

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Here comes Santa Claus

  With December kicking off this week, the time has also come for Christmas celebrations to begin around Pickens County. The city of Pickens will host the county’s first parade this Friday, with the annual event starting at 7 p.m. downtown. Other local municipalities have festivities planned beginning this weekend as well. To read more about Pickens County communities’ plans for making spirits bright this holiday season, go down to the Christmas calendar on this site.

   Rocky Nimmons/Courier

County seeks to honor citizens with new award

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — The county is seeking nominees for its new Pinnacle Citizen award, which seeks to recognize outstanding Pickens County residents.

During a Nov. 7 meeting, Pickens County Council members approved a resolution

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Man found dead after moped wreck

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — A missing man was found dead Saturday, the day after he was involved in a moped accident.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office announced in a post on Facebook on Saturday that Dayton Keith Simons, 33, had last been seen at his

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US Navy program offers youth opportunities at sea and beyond

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

GREENVILLE — The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps aims to set up young people for career success, whether that’s in military service or other paths.

Chartered by Congress in 1962, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps allows young people to experience what life is like in the Navy without making any service obligation.

“It’s a youth program that builds leaders of character,” said Ed Leese, creator of the

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State officials now releasing flu shot data

COLUMBIA — In the thick of what the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has deemed one of the “most active influenza seasons” of recent years, the agency has started tracking flu vaccination numbers.

Starting last week, DHEC will post those numbers every other Wednesday on the agency’s Flu Watch page and its social media pages.

“We don’t routinely track flu vaccine numbers but feel the need to provide that additional data to the public using our Statewide

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Clemson discusses changing city election method

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal
goliver@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — Now that another election cycle has come and gone, Clemson City Council reviewed the pros and cons of plurality against majority-runoff election methods for future city elections.
Under the majority method the city uses, the winner of the election is the candidate who receives more than 50 percent of all the votes. A runoff is required if there is no outright

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Prevention, pain relief don’t have to be at odds

Millions of people in this country suffer from pain that impacts their quality of life. They deserve options that treat or manage their pain while keeping them safe from substance abuse and overdose.

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated and

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Do you have workout goals?

We love our new exercise coach. This is the young student who used us as guinea pigs for a college class project, graduated and has now been hired by the senior center as our permanent workout guru. It’s only been a month, and already we want to make him Employee of the Year.

Somehow he managed to convince the town to spend large dollars to outfit a space in

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Courier Obituaries 11-30-22

ALFRED EARL WEBB JR.

PICKENS — Mr. Alfred Earl Webb Jr., 70, passed peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

Mr. Webb was born in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 30, 1952, to the late Alfred E Webb Sr. and Mary Vionia Ginn.

Mr. Webb is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sharon T. Webb; his siblings, Jean, Mary,