Monthly Archives: December 2022

Courier Obituaries 12-28-22


SIX MILE — Bryan Loyd Smith, 93, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.

Bryan was a lifelong member of Six Mile Baptist Church.

Bryan is survived by a sister, Jeanette Thomas; a brother, Carlos Smith; daughters, Diane Singleton (Stephen) and Jackie Smith; stepson, Jim Patterson (Jane); grandchildren, Tori Bell (Jerad), Kiley Dorth (Ryan), Sara Lazarus (Kyle), Michael Schmidt and Aaron Geller; great-grandkids, Regan and Tahlia Bell, Zeik and Kelce Dorth and Evie, Gabe and Theo Lazarus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Selma Smith; wife, Mozelle Nations Smith; wife, Aletha Patterson Smith; and several brothers and sisters.

A private committal service will be held sometime in early January.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Six Mile Baptist Church, 149 N. Main St., ​P.O. Box 134, Six Mile, SC 29682.

Daniel falls to Westside in tournament championship

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — Off to a great start to the season and ranked fifth in the state in Class 3A, the Daniel High School boys’ basketball team took part in its own annual Christmas tournament last week, going 2-1 and falling just short of the championship with a 61-55 loss to Westside in the title game.

The Lions kicked off the tournament against county rival Pickens on

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Blue Flame go 1-2 in tournament

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — Coming off a win against Liberty last week, Pickens High School boys’ basketball coach Jeff Harrelson said he believed his team was playing its best basketball of the season.

Despite going 1-2 in Daniel High School’s annual Christmas  tournament, the Blue Flame lived up to that billing and have Harrelson feeling good about his team heading into region play.

The Blue Flame kicked off the tournament against county rival Daniel and jumped out to a great start behind senior forward Coley Gillian, who scored seven points and blocked two shots as Pickens jumped out to a 13-9 lead over Daniel. Gillian and the Blue Flame kept their strong defensive effort going in the second quarter, as they held the Lions to just four points, with Gillian and Wyatt Reeves adding three blocks apiece in the first half.

Leading by as many as 12 in the third quarter, the Blue Flame continued to keep the Lions at bay and went

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Liberty hoping to bounce back after winless Christmas tourney

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — Winless heading into Daniel High School’s annual Christmas tournament, the Liberty Red Devil boys’ basketball team was hoping to improve against the talented teams at the tournament and potentially notch its first win.

The Red Devils opened the tournament last Wednesday taking on Westside, the fourth-ranked team in Class 4A. The Rams lived up to their billing from the start, hitting five three-pointers and getting strong play from leading scorer Zeke Marshall inside to build a 23-6 lead in the first quarter.

With the game slipping away, the Red Devils turned to swingman Jordan Burdette and he delivered,

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The wrong shade of orange?

Not on Clemson’s side of the mountains

CLEMSON — Most of the time, it’s no big deal being a Clemson Tiger in the heart of Volunteer country.

The University of Tennessee has its shade of orange, and we’ve got ours. They like the taste of deep-fried Gamecock almost as much as we do. In essence, it’s as if they are our SEC cousins on the other side of the Appalachians.

But we’re going to have to set all that aside on December 30 when the Tigers play the Vols in Miami in the Capital One Orange Bowl.

Both teams have something to prove. Clemson has become accustomed to victory but struggled at times this year, while Tennessee is hoping for a triumphant end to a promising

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New Year’s dishes for good fortune

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

All over the world, people believe that serving certain dishes on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day will bring a prosperous New Year.

Greens of almost any kind are chosen to represent folding money, pork is considered a prosperous meat and peas and beans represent coins in many cultures.

In the South, especially the Carolinas, collard greens, black-eyed peas and rice are universally thought to be most important for New Year’s dishes.

This tradition can be traced to several other regions, primarily Africa, France and the Caribbean.

The pork roast and saurkraut tradition is favored in states with strong German and Dutch heritages, and the orange brandy cake is a Greek Island tradition.

They’re all good. And I hope prosperity will come to you immediately after eating at least one of these dishes.



Courier Comics, Puzzles and Games 12-28-22

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Courier Trespass Notices 12-28-22

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 and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any manner whatsoever upon the lands of the undersigned:

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Courier Legal Notices 12-28-22

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