Daily Archives: 09/27/2022

Dedicating or hesitating?

I attempt to keep my eyes and ears open to learn about the Holy Spirit and human behavior. In my spiritual journey, the situations I’ve encountered through counseling and teaching have graciously allowed me to see the importance of walking in humility through the awareness of God’s presence.

I’m not implying that I’ve arrived at a spiritual plateau where God and I float through the clouds together, but I do believe we can be as close to Him as we desire to be. To be honest, the more I discover about His written and specific will, the more I realize I have hardly scratched the surface of pleasing Him.

I’ve learned that our rebellious human nature loves being independent while God is constantly trying to reveal to

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Sign up for free college courses

In an attempt to keep brain cells active this winter, I have signed up for a college course. The good news is that it’s all online and it’s free. The other good news is that it’s sponsored by a major university.

It’s called Open Courseware, and I found my class on the internet. Yale, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and many others have “massive open online courses,” also known as MOOCs, and their main purpose is to provide learning opportunities. You have to appreciate MIT especially. They make

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Courier Obituaries 9-28-22


EASLEY — Mrs. Effie Lee Dobson, 98, of 507 S. B. Street, widow of Edward Dobson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Edward G. and Mamie Sweet.

Survivors are her grandchildren, Kelly Mathis (James Chico) of Easley and Jason Fricks of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her son, Delton E. Fricks; her brothers, Lewis, Pete and Walt Sweet; and her sisters, Jessie Bently, Bernice Owens, Helen

Tigers look to keep building after win at Wake

By Will Vandervort
Courtesy The Journal

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On a day when the defense was not at its best, it was the offense that found a way to get it done in the end for fifth-ranked Clemson.

And in particular, it was quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei and his much-maligned wide receivers.

Uiagalelei passed for 371 yards and five touchdowns, while his young receivers grew up in front of a nationally televised audience. It all added up to a 51-45 double-overtime victory over then-No.

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Pickens defense stymies Liberty in final test before region play

By Cheri Anthony
Special to The Courier

LIBERTY — The Pickens Blue Flame could not have asked for a more beautiful fall evening to play football.

After dropping its previous two contests against Southside and Daniel, Pickens looked to get back in the win column as it traveled to Liberty on Friday night to play the Red Devils. The Blue Flame were able to do just that with a dominant effort on both sides of the ball in a 42-7 road win.

Pickens’ captains for the contest were Jaden Jackson, Jeremy Burgess, Sammy Edwards and Eli Roberts. Liberty won the coin toss and elected

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Red Devils struggle to keep up with Pickens in loss

By Matthew Kannarney
Special to The Courier

LIBERTY — Despite a week off to try to get healthy and prepare for a matchup against county rival Pickens, the Liberty Red Devils had no answers for the Blue Flame on either side of the ball in a 42-7 loss on Friday night.

The Blue Flame dominated on both sides of the ball, quieting the Red Devils on offense and wearing out their defense most of the night to hand Liberty its third loss of the season.

The Red Devils, who are a young team to begin with, have been dealing with injuries since the beginning of the season, especially on

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Easley drops Southside for first four-game win streak since ‘12

By Eugene Jolley
Courier Sports

GREENVILLE — The Easley Green Wave checked off a lot of boxes Friday night against Southside.

  • Win a fourth consecutive game.
  • Pitch a shutout on defense.
  • Play a relatively clean game in winning the final non-region game, 42-0.

“I thought we played well,” Easley coach Jordan Durrah said. “I thought the kids showed a lot of focus. They showed a lot of attention to detail. I thought we executed on both sides of the ball and thought we performed well on special teams. Obviously it wasn’t perfect. There are still some things that we’ll learn from this game and try to clean up and fix before we get going in region play.”

Easley won the toss and elected to receive. The Green Wave drove 60 yards in nine plays, converting on fourth and one when Ethan Alexander picked up four. Four plays later, quarterback Kalab Sutton found Will Patton at the 8-yard line, and he put his shoulder down and ran over defenders en route to a 17-yard score. Alexander’s kick

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Lions demolish Riverside to remain unbeaten

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor

CENTRAL — In its final test before opening region play, the Daniel High School football team hosted Riverside on Friday night, and in a reversal of their previous two games, the Lions couldn’t manage to pull away over the first 20 minutes of action.

However, the Lions found their groove behind a career day on the ground from senior quarterback Blaine Simons and the rest of the Daniel offense, along with an impressive showing from senior Misun “Tink” Kelley, in a dominant 56-14 win.

“We talked a good bit this week about getting everyone’s best effort and what that means as far as how we’re going to approach the game,” Daniel head coach Jeff Fruster said. “I know we’re still intrinsically

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Courier Comics, Puzzles and Games 9-28-22

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