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County roads  listed in DOT  paving plan

County roads listed in DOT paving plan

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com COUNTY — The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2022-23 Pavement Improvement Program contains 1,133 More »

Pickens High School teacher wins prestigious award

Pickens High School teacher wins prestigious award

PICKENS — Alpha Delta Kappa’s Nu chapter announced this week that its 2022-24 president, Ashley Butler, has been awarded the More »

Celebrate America!

Celebrate America!

County July 4 events planned By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com COUNTY — Pickens County is celebrating Independence Day with More »

Joining the fight

Joining the fight

CU looking for healthy volunteers after $3.2M award to aid in development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s CLEMSON — Clemson More »

 

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Free meals available for county kids this summer

COUNTY — Children in Pickens County can take advantage of free meals during June and July.
The Seamless Summer Food program provides two healthy meals Monday through Friday for Pickens County children who are 18 and younger.
“The program provides children in our area the foods they need to continue to learn, play and grow when school is out for the summer,” the School

County roads listed in DOT paving plan

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2022-23 Pavement Improvement Program contains 1,133 miles of paving projects throughout the state, including around 25 miles of projects in Pickens County.

In the announcement of this year’s program, Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said the recommended projects “utilize a county by county distribution of paving funds in order to ensure that every county of the state is

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COVID-19 vaccine for young kids may be ‘game-changer’

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

STATE — Officials with the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control urge residents to follow COVID-19 recommendations in order to help reduce community levels throughout the state.

DHEC held a media briefing on COVID-19 issues on Friday.

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved vaccinations for ages 6 months and older, according to DHEC public health director Dr.

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Pickens High School teacher wins prestigious award

PICKENS — Alpha Delta Kappa’s Nu chapter announced this week that its 2022-24 president, Ashley Butler, has been awarded the state’s Excellence in Education award.

The Excellence in Education Award is a prestigious honor awarded by the Alpha Delta Kappa international organization

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Time to reevaluate priorities?

Time. This is what most people say they don’t have enough of, or are running out of, or wish they had more of.

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what we want to accomplish. But time is constant and never changes; 24 hours in a day and seven days a week. This means we can’t have a “not

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Death to the Japanese beetle

I want to meet the person who brought Japanese beetles to the United States.

And not for the purpose of shaking their hand. Oh no.

This may be the same person who thought kudzu would be good for erosion and paid people to plant it. Or the same person who thought mimosa trees were beautiful and brought them to our shores. Or the same person who brought in the Bradford pear tree.

All those involved had good intentions. But Mother Nature knows best in these

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Soothing Southern speak is slowly slipping away

Like blackstrap molasses oozing out of a mason jar, our Southern way of talking is slowly slipping away.

I’m not sure why, but to me it’s soothing to listen to old folks who speak in the traditional manner of the rural South. Maybe by the time I finish writin’ this column, I’ll have figgered out why.

But I find myself hankerin’ — there’s a word that will be lost in Generation Z —

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Courier Obituaries 6-29-22

ROBERTS LANGMADE REES

SIX MILE — Mr. Roberts Langmade Rees, 71, went to shake the Big Guy’s hand on May 23, 2022.

Mr. Rees was born in Chicago, Ill., and was the son of the late Dr. Roberts Moss Rees and the late Eugenia Adams Rees and loving husband of Laurie Ann Pike Rees.

Mr. Rees was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Riding with friends brought him great joy. He was a proud participant in AA and touched many lives through his

Celebrate America!

County July 4 events planned

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter
jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Pickens County is celebrating Independence Day with a number of events this week and Monday.

Central/Clemson

Although it ran for more than a quarter of a century before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, the annual Clemsonfest is not returning this year, as officials announced earlier this year that the event was “officially done.”After years at the Y Beach in Clemson each July 3, the event had moved to the Spittoono site on Eighteen Mile Road in Central, a move that