Monthly Archives: January 2019

SWU named designated Military Friendly school

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University’s commitment to veterans and currently serving military personnel was again recognized with the Military Friendly designation.

Southern Wesleyan exceeded standards in these categories: Academic Policies and Compliance, Admissions and Orientation, Culture and commitment, Financial Aid and Assistance, Graduation and Career and Military Student Support and Retention.

During his first year at Southern Wesleyan, Army PFC Victor Corrales of Eden, N.C., appreciates the supportiveness of faculty and staff members.

“Being a military student can have its challenges, whether it is

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The debate on marijuana

Law enforcement officials have been asked to comment on the upcoming debate of legalizing marijuana in South Carolina and our stance in the fight against drugs. Recently, newspaper headlines have offered both criticism as well as support for this movement to include a bill that is now being presented to lawmakers. We have also received many questions on and have seen various publications on a new natural alternative to the common and illegal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) known as cannabidiol (CBD). Research suggests CBD may be better for inflammation and neuropathic pain, while THC may excel

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Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in South Carolina, this message is primarily for you.

When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes to verbally criticizing game officials or coaches, cool it.

Make no mistake about it. Your passion is admired, and your support of the hometown team is needed. But so is your self-control. Yelling, screaming and berating the officials humiliates your child, annoys those sitting around you, embarrasses your child’s school and is the

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Remember, it’s still just a game

Of course, the New Orleans Saints and all their fans are bitterly disappointed. They won’t be playing in the Super Bowl. They lost the game because of a bad call. It was clearly pass interference. And though nobody knows what the outcome would have been without that unfortunate call, there will always be those who will remember and say, “If only.”

This we all understand and sympathize with. But it’s hard to believe there are really people out there who have brought a lawsuit claiming injury suffered due to the bad call, saying it caused them to “lose the ability to enjoy life.” Really? Yes, really.

It’s about loyalty and an identification with a particular team that

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Courier Letters to the Editor 1-30-19

Hidden gem of Pickens County

Dear Editor,

I would like to talk about a hidden gem in Pickens County — Hagood Mill, which has come to be known as one of Pickens’ main attractions.

Hagood Mill has been a part of Pickens since it was built in 1845 by James Hagood. It also has a petroglyph rock that shows the stories of the Cherokee Indians who lived in Pickens many years ago.

People who come to visit Pickens for a vacation or even people who

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PHS band honored in Columbia

The Pickens High School band was recently honored at the South Carolina State House for its Class 3A state championship. “Join me in congratulating these talented young men and women on this great accomplishment!” Rep. Davey Hiott wrote on Facebook. “They make us all proud!”


Courier Obituaries 1-30-19


EASLEY — Becky Moore, 66, passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Marion, Ohio, Rebecca is a daughter of the late Paul Edward and Betty Jane Long Moore. She was a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church and formerly a member of Goshen Friends Church in Logan County, Ohio.

To know Becky was to know her love for her church and what an ace she was at Scrabble.

Survivors include three nieces, Joni Tevis (David) of Greenville, Diantha LaVine (David) of San Diego, Calif., and Susan Moore of Chile; a nephew, Paul Moore of Ashland, Ohio; a sister, Margie Tevis

Clemson plans campus CollabFest to celebrate creativity

By Tara Romanella
Clemson University

CLEMSON — From Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 2, the CollabFest at Clemson University will celebrate creativity with a slate of art, film, technology and food events that seek to inspire, entertain and educate.

Famed designer Tina Roth Eisenberg will deliver the festival’s keynote at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Watt Family Innovation Center. Jason Levine, Adobe’s principal worldwide evangelist, will give a keynote in the Watt Family Innovation Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, during the Adobe Creative Jam.

CollabFest was created by a collective group of departments across

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Cracking up for a cause

Show to raise money, awareness for needs of those with autism

LIBERTY — Liberty High School’s Walking Shadows improv group will kick off the second half of its regular season on Thursday, Feb. 7,

Broadway actress Kimilee Bryant will join Liberty High School’s Walking Shadows improv troupe for a benefit show Feb. 7.

with “Improv Never Dies,” featuring Broadway actress Kimilee Bryant.

The show will also serve as a benefit to raise money for and awareness of the needs of those on the autism spectrum in the state.

“I’ve been looking for a cause for our group to get involved with, and this seemed like an area where we could make an impact,” LHS improv coach and Accelerate supervisor David Holland said.

The show will start at 7 p.m. in the Liberty High School auditorium.

Before the show, a panel discussion will be held featuring experts in the field who will give insights into the struggles, triumphs and needs of individuals with autism and their families. In addition, space will

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Volunteers needed as Guardians ad Litem

COUNTY — There are multiple ways everyday people can work to make a difference in their community by helping a child in need.

One opportunity where any adult can have an impact is to become a volunteer with the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program.

GAL volunteers dedicate a small amount of time to make huge differences in the lives of abused and neglected children. GALs are appointed by Family Court judges to represent every child who

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