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Tigers cruise in win over Citadel

By Eric Sprott

Courtesy The Journal

esprott@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — The atmosphere was a bit unusual in and around Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but the Clemson football team managed to deliver a few hours of normalcy with the performance it turned in against the Citadel.

Led by an impressive, if brief, showing by quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the top-ranked Tigers

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DNR denies permit for Jocassee Gorges event

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has denied a permit to a proposed cycling event in the Jocassee Gorges after a meeting last week in which residents said the event clashed with the management plan put in place to protect the gorges.

The Hincapie organization announced plans for the inaugural Gran Fondo Hincapie Jocassee, the latest in the Gran Fondo Hincapie series, named after 17-time Tour de France finisher George Hincapie, to be held

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Head-on collision claims Easley resident

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — A 72-year-old Easley man died Thursday morning after his pickup truck was hit head-on.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Mark Brent Smith of Davidson Drive.

The accident happened around 11:42 a.m. on S.C. 124, three miles east of Easley, according to the

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County records 3 more virus deaths

COLUMBIA — South Carolina officials have reported three new COVID-19 deaths in Pickens County over the past week, increasing from last week’s total of two.

As of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Monday release, the agency had reported the confirmed death of three elderly people over the previous week. Tuesday’s numbers

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Roper applauds SDPC approach to school, safety

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — COVID-19 is “a very nuanced and intricate foe that we’re fighting,” Pickens County administrator Ken Roper said.

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Roper gave an update on COVID numbers during a video posted to Facebook Friday.

As of Friday, Pickens County had 315 active cases of COVID-19, Roper said.

The county had had a total number of 2,737 confirmed positive cases during the pandemic as of Monday afternoon, according to

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District provides six-week schedule, virus update

EASLEY — The School District of Pickens County announced its second six-week instruction schedule last week amid the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to feature a mix of face-to-face and remote learning.

In a letter to parents, superintendent Danny Merck said the second six-week schedule from Oct. 5-Nov. 13 will include face-to-face instruction for 3-year-old kindergarten through second grade for all six weeks, face-to-face instruction for grades 3-5 for five of the six weeks and remote learning Nov.

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Candidate town hall planned this week

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will be sponsoring a candidate town hall at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 24.

The candidates for Clemson mayor, South Carolina State House District 3 and Clemson City Council will speak to the public and answer a few questions about their campaigns. The League of Women Voters will also be present to help register voters and

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COVID Task Force plans virtual town hall meeting

PICKENS — The city of Pickens COVID Task Force will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 30 with a panel made up of local school officials.

Dr. Geanice Holton will serve as the moderator for the event.

The meeting will be livestreamed via Facebook by Around Pickens and the city of Pickens.

Citizens are encouraged to submit questions that they may have about the virus and local schools on the city of Pickens website under the Pickens COVID Response tab.

 

Quilt of Valor awarded to Bob Nash

By By Lynda Abegg

For the Courier

news@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL — The Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded the Quilt of Valor to Robert Nash, Ph.D., for his military service.

The ceremony was held outdoors on the Nash porch, with chapter regent Carolyn Nations presiding, and seven members present, all properly masked. The registered Quilt of Valor was machine-sewn

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Pickens High’s Trouten wins Young Miss Teen Upstate title

PICKENS — Elisabeth “Beth” Trouten of Easley won the LMSC Young Miss Teen Upstate title on Sept. 12 at Walhalla Middle School.

Trouten is the daughter of Jennifer Mason and Daniel Trouten. She is a 14-year-old freshman at Pickens High School, where she is a member of the Pickens High School “Rockstars” Marching Band. She is a member of the Color Guard team and also plays the oboe in the concert band.

The Little Miss South Carolina (LMSC) Pageant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is one of South Carolina’s oldest pageant systems for children

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