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County roads listed in DOT paving plan

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2022-23 Pavement Improvement Program contains 1,133 miles of paving projects throughout the state, including around 25 miles of projects in Pickens County.

In the announcement of this year’s program, Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said the recommended projects “utilize a county by county distribution of paving funds in order to ensure that every county of the state is

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Pickens High School teacher wins prestigious award

PICKENS — Alpha Delta Kappa’s Nu chapter announced this week that its 2022-24 president, Ashley Butler, has been awarded the state’s Excellence in Education award.

The Excellence in Education Award is a prestigious honor awarded by the Alpha Delta Kappa international organization

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Celebrate America!

County July 4 events planned

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Pickens County is celebrating Independence Day with a number of events this week and Monday.


Although it ran for more than a quarter of a century before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, the annual Clemsonfest is not returning this year, as officials announced earlier this year that the event was “officially done.”After years at the Y Beach in Clemson each July 3, the event had moved to the Spittoono site on Eighteen Mile Road in Central, a move that

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Joining the fight

CU looking for healthy volunteers after $3.2M award to aid in development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s

CLEMSON — Clemson University needs healthy older adults to help volunteer for an Alzheimer’s study after it was awarded $3.2 million to contribute to the development of blood tests for the disease.

A release from the school said the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study examines whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce

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Culler named as Daniel principal

Former Easley High leader will serve on interim basis

CENTRAL — Gary Culler’s retirement didn’t last long.

The former Easley High School principal was chosen as the interim principal at Daniel High School for the 2022-23 school year, the School District of Pickens County announced Sunday.

Culler will step in for outgoing principal Shannon Sharkey, who is now the district’s assistant

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Mind on marinara and macroeconomics

I was driving over to the Olive Garden in Greenville the other day, because somebody at our house thinks there’s something really special about their marinara sauce.

As I drove along, thoughts began to ramble through my brain.

Thoughts about things like the high price of gas, inflation, the stock market and the political turmoil swirling around those issues.

Most of which makes very little sense.

For example:

It’s being said that the inflation we’re experiencing is largely the result of

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End of an Era

Quick and easy kiwi fare

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Kiwi fruit can be found in almost every grocery store, but they are still fairly new to American markets. Originally called Chinese Gooseberries, the egg-shaped fruits were renamed when exported to the U.S.

They can be grown in the South Carolina lowcountry and have their own unique flavor.

Some think they taste like a combination of strawberries and bananas, but we’ll leave it up to you and your taste buds to decide.

The recipes featured this week are long on taste and short on preparation, so they should fit right into summer days.