Daily Archives: 01/22/2019

100 years of service to children and families

As the clock steadily clicked to mark the end of 2018 calendar year, Tamassee DAR School continued to approach the end of the Road to 100 years of service to children and families. Whether you were in Times Square when the giant ball dropped, at a festive party with fancy hats, confetti and the sounds of Auld Lang Syne, or simply sitting at home quietly welcoming the new year, once 2019 officially arrived, Tamassee DAR School began celebrating its past and embracing its future.

As we enter the first few weeks of our centennial anniversary, we find

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Letters to the Editor 1-23-19

Expressions of gratitude

Dear Editor,

What I am about to explain is something that newcomers to the area may overlook when moving to the South. The beauty of this tiny little city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge has, in recent years, been dwarfed by the sprawl of the bigger cities encroaching on our community.

On Dec. 19 of last year, we were faced with a family’s worst nightmare. Our son of 23 years committed suicide. The initial shock following his death was total devastation, and we, as a local small business owners in town, couldn’t even face customers. It seemed that all of our lives had crumbled in an instant. The thought of continuing on without a child is something that, for us, we felt we could not do.

In the depths of our despair, the people of Pickens came to our side. From our customers, we received letters of encouragement, which


SUNSET — Conethel Watson Hudson, 81, passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Walter Lee “Cooter” Hudson Sr.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1937, in Pickens County, to the late Clemmie and Allie Owens Watson. Mrs. Hudson was a member of Crowe Creek Church of God in Six Mile, where she was the last surviving charter member. She served as the church secretary for over 50 years and the church clerk for over 40 years.

Mrs. Hudson was retired from the School District of Pickens County after 34 years of service. She was the lunchroom manager at A. R. Lewis Elementary School for her entire career. She loved feeding

Learning more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Well respected, honored and appreciated for his civil rights activism, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rightfully earned his place as one of the most influential figures in American and world history. Through his religious teachings and social activism, Dr. King played a key role in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

While Dr. King lived a good portion of his life in the public eye, many facts of his life are not widely known. In honor of his birthday and

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Pickens Rec recognized twice by SCRPA institute

PICKENS — The city of Pickens Recreation Department was recently recognized twice at the 2018 SCRPA Sports Management Insitute’s luncheon on Dec. 7 in Myrtle Beach.

The SCAP Branch, which is an acronym for the South Carolina Athletic Program, is a branch of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. Seven awards are given annually.

This year, a Pickens Recreation Department coach, John Tollison Belt, was awarded the SCAP Youth Coach of the Year Award for volunteer services and dedication to athletic programs in the state of South Carolina.

The Pickens Recreation Department was awarded the 2018 S.C. Athletic Programs Branch Athletic Department of the Year Class I.


Fraternal Order of Police gives donation to Shriners

The Fraternal Order of Police Foothills Lodge No. 9 recently made a $1,000 donation to the Shriners Hospital of Greenville. The donation is an annual gift from the lodge. Pictured are lodge treasurer R.A. Gibson, center, presenting the check to Shriners Hospital’s Paul Finelli and Christie Earley.


DAR chapter helps others

During a recent meeting, the members of the Fort Prince George Chapter, NSDAR, performed acts of service. During the meeting, members made welcome packets containing toiletries and candy for the Tamassee DAR School. Lap blankets were made for the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, and a sewing station was set up and several members made colorful pillowcases for the veterans at the home. The beautiful pillowcases brighten up their rooms and hopefully lift their spirits. Cards with words of encouragement and thanks were made to be sent to active service members. The ladies of the Fort Prince George Chapter, NSDAR continue to demonstrate that the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is first and foremost a service organization. Would you like to have more information as to how you can become involved with this worthy organization? If so, contact the regent of the Fort Prince George Chapter, NSDAR, at (864) 630-4862.


Courier Community Calendar 1-23-19

• BROS orcid show planned at WOE

The 10th annual Blue Ridge Orchid Society (BROS) Show at the World of Energy in Seneca will be Feb. 21-23.

The free orchid show will feature beautiful, unusual orchids of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Internationally known orchid grower and hybridizer Mark Reinke of Marble Branch Farms will have orchids on display and for sale. BROS members will be available to answer questions. Show hours are Feb. 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 23, noon-4 p.m. Super Tuesday will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.

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Hearty beef dishes warm up winter nights

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

My family is a fan of red meat. Although they’ll eat vegetarian dishes, they really enjoy beef, and these recipes get away from the same old same old and bring a little more variety to the table.

Although I like all of these, the beef stroganoff is one of my favorites. It’s real comfort food, so when it’s cold outside and you’re chilled to the bone, try one of these recipes. These will really stick to your ribs.


Courier Legal Notices 1-23-19









Case No. 2018GC3900060 2018GC3900059

Adrienna Lynn Gerus, Petitioner, vs. G. Richard Thompson, and his heirs Known and Unknown Defendants.


YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to answer the Petition for Guardianship and Conservatorship in this matter, a copy of which was filed in the Probate Court for Pickens County, and to