Daily Archives: 07/20/2021

Summertime is hot, or maybe not

Summertime in South Carolina is hot. People cool off in swimming pools, at the beach or just sitting on a shady porch with a tall glass of iced tea — sweet, of course — to complain about the hot and humid weather. South Carolinians have always taken great pleasure grumbling about the temperature as it stretches past 90 degrees. You know, the days when your hair goes flat and makeup melts off your face.

People have become more and more obsessed about the weather. The

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Courier Obituaries 7-21-21


EASLEY — Donald Charles Raxter, 59, son of the late William Hugh Raxter and Margie Melanie Stewart Raxter, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at St. Francis Downtown Hospital in Greenville.

Mr. Raxter was a skilled woodworker, and he loved collecting arrowheads.

Don is survived by his sons, Luke Raxter (Julie) of Easley and Nicholas Raxter of Easley; grandchildren, Aaron Raxter, Lillie Raxter and Riley Ann Raxter; a brother, Steve Stephens (Debbie) of Liberty; a sister, Irene Raxter Rigby (H. Cecil)

FRA installs officers

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 15, made up of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard veterans from Oconee and Pickens counties, installed officers and board of directors members at its meeting June 19 in Walhalla. Six Mile Mayor Roy Stoddard, a retired Navy captain, presided over the ceremony. Pictured, from left, are board members Tom Smith, Harvey Spencer and Joyce Jones, vice president Larry Jones, president Clyde Albertson, secretary/treasurer Jim Jones, board member Jimmy Hall and Stoddard.

Golf tourney set to help Lakes and Bridges Charter School

EASLEY — Lakes and Bridges Charter School will host its second annual fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Oct.18.

The second annual Tee Up for Dyslexia Fundraising Golf Tournament will be held at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Easley. Check-in will begin at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.

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Korean War vets asked to take part in Honor Flight

GREER — The Upstate Honor Flight organization is looking for Korean War veterans in South Carolina as it prepares for a trip to the Korean War Wall of Remembrance on July 27.

The flight is the award for South Carolina raising $200,000 for the 576 South Carolinians who were either killed in action or prisoners of war in the Korean War, according to a press release from retired South Carolina Sen.

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TCTC Veterinary Technology Adoption Day set for Aug. 22

PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold public-wide pet adoptions on Thursday, July 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the

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Courier Community Calendar 7-21-21

  • Library offers reading program


This year’s summer reading theme at the Pickens County Library is “Tails and Tales.” The program began on June 7 and runs until July 31. All Pickens County residents will receive a postcard in the mail. The postcard will include a list of fun activities to complete and return to the library. To complete the program, participants can choose to read 10 books,

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Potato Salad recipes are summer favorites

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

We’re all familiar with traditional potato salad in the South, and it is delicious. But there are  many variations on this delicious dish.

The one thing all of these recipes have is common is the humble potato. There is probably an interpretation of this old friend that will be a welcome addition to your kitchen.

As for the potatoes, some are peeled, some are not. The dressings vary from creamy to light. Some are tangy and some are slightly sweet. And some are hot and others cold.

But they are all recognizable as our old favorite, potato salad. Enjoy.

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Courier Trespass Notices 7-21-21

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.
Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing. All persons are hereby notified