Category Archives: Community

Courier Funnies 5-27-20

Courier Comics 5-20-20

You Drive Me Glazy named Main Street Challenge winner

PICKENS — Pickens Revitalization Association has announced the winner of the Main Street Challenge, an entrepreneurial startup competition for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy in Pickens.

PRA chose to award one cash incentive in the amount of $10,000 for startup businesses or new concepts, which must then open a new location or introduce their new concept in Pickens. The money offered to the winner will take the form of a potentially forgivable loan, determined by the business’ ability to meet all requirements of the program.

“Pickens Revitalization Association is pleased to announce You Drive Me Glazy Gourmet Donuts as the winner of the 2019-20 Main Street Challenge.,” PRA president Megan Thomas said. “We are excited about the new outdoor dining and entertainment area that You Drive Me Glazy has developed and just know it will bring a great addition to our town. We can’t wait to visit!”

You Drive Me Glazy submitted its application with plans to expand the rear of the building, increasing accessibility with a dog/bike-friendly outdoor donut dining experience.

Business concepts eligible for the competition included new startup businesses, franchises, an expansion or relocation of an existing location from another community, and a significant expansion of an existing local business that would branch into an additional business concept.

For more information on the 2019-20 Main Street Challenge guidelines, visit


Courier Comics 5-13-20

Blessing box in Six Mile

Nevaeh Grace Woodson, a junior at D.W. Daniel High School, is currently Little Miss S.C. Teen Miss Clemson. Woodson will be competing for LMSC Teen Miss South Carolina in July. All contestants are encouraged to do community service projects. On Sunday, April 26, Woodson opened a “community blessing box pantry” where those in need can take what they need and people can leave what they can to help others, located at the Kwik Mart at 302 N. Main St. in Six Mile. The box is for anyone who is strugging as a result of recent shutdowns or layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The box contains non-perishable food items, as well as toiletries. Her goal is to hopefully get the community involved to keep the box supplied.

DAR helps tornado victims

By Lynda Abegg

For the Courier

PICKENS — A lot of people say it takes a village, but if you ask any member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), they will say it takes a chapter.

In this case, the Fort Prince George Chapter.

May Headley, who lives in Pickens, asked members of the chapter to bring in “those little bottles of shampoo and conditioner you get at hotels.” It didn’t take long before she had several bins full, of not only shampoo and conditioner, but toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and even purse-sized

Duke Energy funds available for fish and wildlife habitat projects around Keowee and Jocassee

UPSTATE — Beginning on Monday, qualifying government agencies and nonprofit organizations were encouraged to submit applications for the Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program (KTHEP).

The program funds projects that create, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats along the shores of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, as well as in their watersheds.

Projects eligible for funding include a wide range of categories — from planting native shoreline

AnMed requires face coverings

UPSTATE — AnMed Health will now require all patients arriving for appointments or procedures to wear a face covering.

This policy applies to patients arriving at all hospital campuses, emergency rooms, outpatient facilities and physician practices. Those who do not have a mask may use an alternative such as a bandana, scarf or sports buff.

For the safety of patients and staff, AnMed Health’s visitor restrictions remain unchanged and in place at all AnMed Health locations.

As businesses in the community begin to reopen, AnMed Health encourages residents to continue wearing face coverings whenever in public and to continue practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene.


Courier Comics 5-6-20

Courier Community Calendar 4-22-20

• Volunteers needed to paint Hope Globes

The Hope Globe is an Upstate South Carolina charity that was created to provide emotional support for children at Prisma and other hospitals of the Upstate. The charity is currently looking for volunteers to paint globes and raise awareness, and the group is also asking for donations of any kind — furniture, appliances, cars, etc. — for its online thrift store. To find out more about the charity, visit or contact the group at or (864) 247-0702.

• DAR golf tourney canceled in Easley

Due to concerns associated with the coronavirus, the Tamassee DAR School Golf Tournament planned April 21 at Smithfields Country Club in Easley has been postponed until Sept. 29. Visit for a player registration form and additional information regarding the tournament.