Daily Archives: 06/16/2020

And I know He watches me

I was working out in the yard the other day and a tiny sparrow landed on the ground just a few feet from me. I watched as it moved its head around and then flew off with lightning speed.

I was reminded of the passage in Matthew chapter 10 that states that God keeps His eye on every sparrow and how He watches us even more closely. What a comfort to know that wherever we are or what experiences we are going through, our loving Heavenly

Courier Letters to the Editor 6-17-20

Give them a gift greater than money

Dear Editor,

A number of years ago I heard about a prison with 1,500 inmates that told them for Mother’s Day they would give them a card to send their mothers. All they had to do was give them their names and they’d buy one and mail it for them free. The demand was so great that they had to reorder. The cards were sent, and Mother’s Day was a success.

The next month was Father’s Day, and the same offer was made. Not one request for a card.

Men who have children need to take time to be with their child or children. No guarantee they’ll

Rogers golf tourney scheduled Saturday

PICKENS — The 16th annual Charles F. Rogers Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday.

The tournament, which annually benefits a male and female senior basketball player from Pickens High School planning to attend a university, college or technical school, is set to kick off with a 2 p.m. shotgun start at Southern Oaks Golf Course.

The tournament will follow a captain’s choice format, and entry costs $75 per person or $300 per four-person team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100, $75 and $50, and prizes will be awarded for first,

Courier Obits 6-17-20


EASLEY — John Tobin Wall, 73, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

John was born on May 2, 1947, to Captain William Wall and Ida Chandler Wall in Denver, Colo., and in childhood resided in Biloxi, Miss., Tachikawa, Japan, Summit, N.Y., Sembach, Germany, Valdosta, Ga., and Orlando, Fla. He graduated from William R. Boone High School in Orlando in 1965, going on to receive a degree in accounting from Massey Business College in Jacksonville, Fla. After graduating, he resided in Jacksonville and Melbourne, Fla. before moving to Easley.

John worked as a mechanic and electrician for many years, employed by Michelin and Square D Company, among others. He was a member of Mensa and the Upstate S.C. Writers Guild, where his writing was published multiple times.

In 1977, he met Janice Dillard, and they wed in 1978, going on to have three children, Katherine (born and deceased in 1980) Michael Wall of Spring Hill, Tenn., and

Dad-approved gifts to celebrate Father’s Day

An entire day dedicated to dear ol’ dad may not be enough to show the depths of your appreciation, but a hug, a heartfelt thanks and some quality time (even from afar) are great places to start.

When it comes to giving gifts for Father’s Day, practical and purposeful gifts are high on most dads’ lists. Think about his favorite things to eat and the ways he spends his coveted down time. A gift that celebrates the things that matter most to him is sure to earn dad’s gratitude.

Find more ideas to make it a Father’s Day to remember at

Special steaks  to celebrate dad

Father’s Day gifting can be pretty simple: Many dads want a delicious steak. Give him a collection of

SWU plans for face-to-face instruction in fall

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University announced its revised fall 2020 schedule last week, with a planned full semester of in-person instruction starting on Monday, Aug. 17.

Students will complete the semester and all semester exams by Tuesday, Nov. 24, before leaving for Thanksgiving break. That is two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

The university also announced that it plans to hold winter commencement on Saturday, Nov. 21, rather than the original date in December. Details on the commencement exercises will be announced at a later date. As a

AnMed Health now allowing support persons with patients

UPSTATE — In light of the important role that support persons play in patients’ care and overall wellbeing, AnMed Health has resumed limited visitation for inpatients.

Exceptions will continue to be made for end-of-life circumstances.

At AnMed Health Medical Center and AnMed Health Cannon, visiting hours will be held between 9 a.m-noon and between 4-6:30 p.m. daily. For the continued safety of patients and staff during COVID-19, visitation is limited to only one support person during the

Local students earn degrees from College of Charleston

CHARLESTON — The College of Charleston awarded more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees in May.

The graduates will be recognized by the college during a special ceremony tentatively planned for Oct. 11.

The following Pickens County students earned degrees: Gabrielle Bailey of Central, Madison Bailey

Crow Creek set to host homecoming

SIX MILE — Crow Creek Church of God is planning a homecoming service on Sunday, June 28.

The church invites everyone in the area to come out and hear a special message from guest speaker Ronnie Hanson. Crow Creek pastor the Rev. Raymon Whitman invites everyone to the event, set to begin at 10 a.m. The church is located at 128 Crowe Creek Road in Six Mile.



Add seafood to your summer meals

Grilled meals provide a summer escape for many families by offering opportunities to spend moments together while enjoying flavorful dishes. As Americans face uncertainty in many aspects of life, one place they should be able to turn to for normalcy is food.

One option that checks boxes including comfort, fun, taste and variety: seafood. As a nutritious protein available across the country, it is versatile and can be paired with a variety of cuisines and flavors. Options range from salmon and shrimp to crab, tuna and more.

To encourage hungry Americans to enjoy the many benefits of eating seafood, the “Eat Seafood America” campaign offers these reasons to add fish, shrimp and