Daily Archives: 11/03/2020

Lady Sparks extend win streak to 114

PICKENS — The Pickens Middle School volleyball team completed its seventh consecutive undefeated season by winning the AOP Conference Division II Tournament title and stretched its winning streak to 114 straight matches under the direction of head coach Mellie Crumpton.

“I am very thankful we were able to complete our 2020 season, especially for our players, because they have put in so much hard work,” Crumpton said. “I am also proud of the girls because of

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Power back on across area

COUNTY — All utility customers in the Upstate affected by outages from Tropical Storm Zeta have had their services restored, according to officials.

Duke Energy and Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative officials said all customers in Oconee County had services restored by Sunday evening. The two providers reported there were thousands of customers without power early Thursday morning after heavy

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Courier Obituaries 11-4-20


PICKENS — Mr. Stanley Roy Green, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

Mr. Green was born in Woodstock, Conn., and was the son of the late Ralph Dexter Green and Ina Elizabeth Buell Green. He was the loving husband of the late Margaret Doreen Jones Green for 39 years, and then loving husband of the late Lois Demming Green for 21 years.

Mr. Green was retired from the United States Air Force and also from Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles. He was a member of Volusia Baptist Church in Deltona, Fla., and the chaplain at the American Legion in Deltona, Fla. Mr. Green was a jokester and loved to tell stories. He was a prolific painter, with hundreds of acrylics on wood to his credit. He came from a large family who loved each other, and he loved them. He was a man who was known for his love of laughter.

Survivors include his children, Susan Green of Pickens, Stephen Green (Nancy) of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeanne Otey (Sidney W.) of Pickens, Margie Green of Cope, Michael Green (Regina) of Neeses and James Green of Deltona, Fla.; 16 loving grandchildren and 16 additional loving and precious great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Olive Bineau of Columbus, Ohio, and Mabel Green of Pomfret, Conn.; and

Oh, how the wind did blow

After the storm passed through, we, like most in the county, had a yard full of limbs and branches, and a tree down on the fence.

There was a piece of roof shingle in the yard.

The deck umbrella, which I had forgotten to close, was gone. And the concrete base that weighs 75 pounds was turned over.

Amazingly enough, the umbrella was not destroyed. It just took a little trip.

We had to bring the boxer inside, as he had begun hyperventilating. He has a snug house on the porch, but he’d never experienced that kind of wind in his

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COVID-19 data and rates

Daily we see number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization and deaths. What does this data mean? Do we trust this data? True, data can be misleading if we do not understand how complete and consistent it is. We need to understand what it means and its limitations. I have worked as an infection preventionist for more than 12 years, dealing with

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Staying calm as we continue to pray

Do you believe that God intervenes in the affairs of mankind, or do you consider the philosophy where He stands back and calmly watches everything happen? I admit that sometimes it seems like He chooses to not be involved, but there are many Bible passages that reveal His desire to help us.

Some believe that the Creator allows each person to control their own destiny and the deciding factor in every event is associated with man’s deliberate decisions. This concept places mankind as the pilot and

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DAR presents plants and gift cards to area police

COUNTY — The police were very happy to see Harriet Nash and Ann Warmuth of the Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The police had heard rumors that members of the DAR chapter had been cultivating special plants in the Nash garage.

Nash noted that she and Warmuth had been growing these special plants in her garage using an “innovative lighting system.” Because of their exceptional cultivation skills, and the generosity of the Fort Prince George Chapter members, they were able to grow plants and give gift cards for 40 full-time police and staff members.

To honor the anniversary of DAR’s founding on Oct. 11, 1890, Fort Prince George chose to honor some of the area’s first responders, specifically police personnel, as their community project.

Because of COVID-19, it was impossible to present the gift card plants in person, so Nash and Warmuth delivered a gift card plant to the Central, Liberty and Pickens police departments.

President general Denise Doring VanBuren encourages DAR members to “rise and shine” in their communities by performing meaningful service.

“Our chapter’s goal during the Van Buren administration is to log 10 million hours of service to America,” Nash said.

 DAR is a nonprofit organization that promotes historic preservation, education, and patriotism. More than 1 million women have joined the organization since it was founded more than 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage, as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world.


Community Calendar

• Concert and BBQ cook-off is Nov. 14

The Country Folks Will Survive Concert and BBQ Cook Off in Pickens on Nov. 14 will offer local residents a chance to party, tailgate style.

Gates will open for BBQ competitors at noon Friday, Nov. 13, and attendees at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

Ticket prices start at $3 for kids’ general admission, with multiple add-on opportunities. Tickets are

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Pickens falls in double overtime against Bulldogs

By Scott Sasser
Courier Sports

PICKENS — Facing off against a rejuvenated Pendleton team and playing without starting quarterback Drew Campbell on Friday night, the Pickens Blue Flame had the odds against them on Friday night.

However, in a hard-fought battle that went to two overtimes, the Blue Flame were just one yard

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Liberty outlasts Warriors for first win

By Clay Counts
Courier Sports

CENTRAL — In a season that has already seen some strange twists and turn for the Liberty Red Devils, Friday night’s 14-10 victory over the West-Oak Warriors meant so much to the team, coaches and fans of the Liberty program.

“We are absolutely happy to get a ‘W,’” Liberty head coach Kyle Stewart said following the contest. “It has been stressful, and things haven’t gone our way. We have got low

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