Monthly Archives: October 2023

Courier Obituaries 11-1-23


SUNSET — Stacey Michelle Richburg Talley, 42, loving wife of 14 years to Theodore Frank Talley, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Born Nov. 11, 1980, in Pensacola, Fla., Stacey was the daughter of William Pascal Richburg and Vicki Lynnett McKamey Richburg. Stacey earned a degree from West End Baptist Bible Institute. She worked as a bank teller for nine years at Truist (BB&T) Bank and later worked as a

The benefits of cooperation

On the same day that our U.S. House of Representatives effectively voted against a third person to be speaker, our state and county delegations held a press conference announcing how cooperation led to $95 million coming to our county to fix Pickens County’s most dangerous road, S.C. Highway 183. The contrast between functioning government and dysfunctional government could not have been greater.

S.C. 183 has been a safety priority for many years — decades if you have lived here. Five-year crash

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The witch’s grave

Bill, severely wounded in Afghanistan, limped from shrapnel lodged in his left leg. Suffering from PTSD, unable to find a job, he welcomed the forgiving obscurity provided by alcohol.

The preacher got him into AA and found him a job as the caretaker of an old cemetery. He lived in the caretaker’s cabin. He cut the grass in summer and raked the leaves in the fall. His only companion was a little black cat with a splotch of white fur on her chest. He named her Josephine.

Bill whistled as he began to rake up the leaves covering the graves. He stopped to brush

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Letters to the Editor 11-1-23

Growth comes with impact

Dear Editor,

Growth is inevitable, but at what expense? Census Bureau data shows that S.C. ranked fifth in the nation for population growth from April 2020 to July 2022. While most would agree that growth is good for our communities, it should not create a burden to the current and future

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Can we truly live in peace?

Have you considered that worry and anxiety is an issue we can control?

Many within the medical world agree that stress is not a lurking monster that forces us to be afraid, but rather our negative thoughts are a nurtured response to what we see and hear. In other words, our assumptions become empowered when our emotions embrace them. Thus, if we can learn how to re-wire or renew the way we think, we can begin to walk in victory over fear which we blame for ruining our happiness.

We’ve heard about going to our “happy place” a seemingly magical location where we can take

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Courier’s Comics, Puzzles and Games

Devils dropped by Wildcats in third round

By Bru Nimmons
Sports Editor

NINETY SIX — Looking for their third consecutive trip to the Upper State championship, the Liberty Red Devil volleyball team travelled to Ninety Six High School last Wednesday to take on the Wildcats.

Despite back-and-forth battles throughout the match’s four sets, the Red Devils were unable to reclaim their spot in the upper state match,

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Lions’ season ends against Powdersville

By Ian Taylor
Courtesy The Journal

CENTRAL — Not many teams in high school sports get to have a happy ending to their seasons, and this year it wasn’t the Daniel volleyball team’s turn to go out on top.

Hosting Powdersville in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs on Tuesday, the Lions attempted to come back from a 2-1 deficit but could not pull off the reverse in

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Blue Flame ousted by South Aiken

AIKEN — The Pickens Blue Flame volleyball team knew they were in for a battle when they travelled nearly three hours to take on the South Aiken Thoroughbreds on Thursday night.

The T-Breds gave Pickens all it wanted early on taking a 2-0 lead and were close to taking the 3-0 sweep before the Blue Flame battled back from a 24-22 deficit in the do-or-die third set to take a 25-24 lead.

However, Pickens was unable to complete the comeback ultimately falling 31-29

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