Daily Archives: 05/03/2022

Lions smash Lower Richland to open playoffs

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — Nearly a year removed from its Class 3A state championship game appearance against Brookland Cayce, the Daniel High School boys’ soccer

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Pickens Carolina One volleyball team wins bronze in Phoenix

PICKENS — The Pickens Carolina One 18 Elite volleyball team won bronze at the USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Pickens Carolina One club volleyball team, which goes by the name “Pride,” won four matches and lost four matches during the April 22-24 tournament,

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Courier Obituaries 5-4-22


PICKENS — Ann Willis Whitworth, 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Born in McDonough, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Sr. and Martha Willis.

Ann was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and a former public school teacher in Georgia and South Carolina. She loved spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. She was a longtime member of Pickens First Baptist Church, where she served as a teacher, choir member and a leader of the homebound and prayer ministries. Ann had a servant’s heart and was beloved by her family, church and community.

Predeceased by her loving husband, James Whitworth, she is survived by her two sons, Jeff Whitworth and his wife, Nancy, of Greenville and Victor

32nd annual Issaqueena Festival set for May 21

SIX MILE — Organizers of the annual Issaqueena Festival are expecting  mild weather with lots of tasty food, craft vendors, kid games and activities, along with live music at this year’s family-oriented event.

Approximately 50 vendors will line Main Street in Six Mile as the festival gets underway at 10 a.m. May 21, providing food and handmade and locally sourced items of all descriptions.

Other activities include a car show, appearances by the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokees with dance and Cherokee storytelling, train rides for kids and continuous live music from two

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Harden Scholarship winner announced

The scholarship committee of the Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has announced Lana “Brooke” Smith as the winner of the 2022 Dr. John Harden Scholarship. Smith is a senior at Pickens High School. She is involved in various clubs and organizations within the school and community. The Pickens County Career and Technology Center has recently begun an emergency medicine class. Smith was given the opportunity to be a part of the class and will graduate as a licensed EMT before she graduates high school. The scholarship committee wishes to congratulate Smith and recognize all applicants and wish them all much success in their careers in the health care field.

5Oth anniversary

Winferd and Elaine Riggins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 2. The couple want to thank the Lord for 50 years of holy matrimony.

Lions plan broom sale

Doug Hinkle unloads an order of brooms as the Pickens Lions Club prepares for its annual broom sale at the Pickens Azalea Festival this weekend. The Lions will be located at booth 329 in front of Bivens Hardware. There will be no price increase on the brooms this year.

Courier Community Calendar 5-4-22

• CRO starts Dolly’s Imagination Library

Cliffs Residents Outreach, a nonprofit supporting education in Pickens County, recently launched Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the following Pickens ZIP codes: 29685, 29635, 29661 and 29671.
For more information and to register, visit The program mails free books monthly to registered children from birth to 5 years old.

• Open house set for McKinney Chapel

Everyone is invited to visit the historic McKinney Chapel at the Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, located at 1655 Cleo Chapman

Eat asparagus for your health

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Asparagus are not just good, they’re good for you. They have vitamin E, K and folic acid and are credited with helping as a conductor of insulin in the body.

They’re a fibrous vegetable, and a serving can fill you up. These are all good reasons to eat asparagus for your health.

But isn’t it nice that something so good for you is delicious.

None of these dishes are really complicated, but they can be served up quickly and pack some punch into an everyday meal.

I hope you’ll enjoy this delicious vegetable.

Courier Comics, Puzzles and Games 5-4-22