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State set to move to next phase of vaccine

Anyone 55 and older, front-line workers eligible

COLUMBIA — Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8.

“Throughout South Carolina’s vaccination efforts, our priority has been — and continues to be — saving lives,” McMaster said. “In the month of February, South Carolina

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Courier staffers earn press awards

COLUMBIA — Two Pickens County Courier staff members were honored by the South Carolina Press Association recently for their work in 2020.

In the SCPA’s annual news contest, Courier staff reporter Jason Evans and editor Zack Mauldin received awards voted on by peers in the newspaper industry. The awards will be presented later this year at the SCPA annual meeting and awards presentation.

Evans, a longtime local reporter who joined the Courier

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New plant to science discovered in county

By Greg Lucas
SCDNR

news@thepccourier.com

SUNSET — A plant that is new to science has been discovered at the Nine Times Preserve in northern Pickens County, and last year it was named after a distinguished South Carolina botanist.

The only known population of Shealy’s saxifrage (scientific name Micranthes petiolaris var. shealyi) exists at Nine Times Preserve, a property of The Nature Conservancy near Sunset.

The plant was named by Clemson University botanists

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Red Devils reign at Upper State

COLUMBIA — Liberty High School sent 10 wrestlers to the Upper State championship meet at C.A. Johnson High School on Saturday, and more than half returned home as state qualifiers.

The Red Devils had three athletes finish as the top wrestler in their weight divison in Blake

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Carrots are not just for rabbits

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

ofowler@thepccourier.com

“Eat your carrots. They’re good for your eyes.” Probably every child in America has been told that countless times.

But not only are carrots good for you, they taste good, too. They add a natural mild sweetness to many dishes, make a satisfying raw snack and can be prepared in a variety of ways.

Always scrape the outer skin off before eating. They do grow in the dirt, and it’s important to make sure they’re clean.

I hope you enjoy some of these recipes.  

 

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Liberty names athletic director

By Bru Nimmons

Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

LIBERTY — Nearly one month after hiring a new head football coach, Liberty High School has made another key hire within its athletic department, announcing last Friday that Hal McManus will become the school’s new athletic director.

McManus joins Liberty High School fresh off a stint at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, but he carries plenty of ties to the Upstate.

A 1990 graduate of Byrnes High School, McManus won a state title on the hardwood for his father, legendary Byrnes coach Harold McManus. Following his time at Byrnes, McManus

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Working together

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Officials hope a partnership with Clemson University will boost tourism in Pickens County.

County administrator Ken Roper discussed the partnership during a recent county council meeting.

Council invested “no small amount of money” in a comprehensive tourism plan last year, RoperYou must be logged in to view this content.

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SC governor, lawmakers want to close ethics loopholes

By Tony Bartelme and Avery G. Wilks
The Post and Courier

news@thepccourier.com

Editor’s note: The Post and Courier of Charleston, the largest newspaper in the state of South Carolina, has partnered with other daily and weekly newspapers — including the Pickens County Courier — to help report on corruption and wasteful spending in communities around the Palmetto State.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and at least four lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny and fewer ethics loopholes for the state’s many special purpose districts in the wake of a Post and Courier report that painted a portrait of

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3 Daniel football players, coach earn all-state honors

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COLUMBIA. — Even a couple of months after achieving its ultimate goal of a state championship, the Daniel High School football team continues to receive honors.

Last week, the South Carolina Football Coaches Association announced its annual Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team, and three Daniel players and coach Jeff Fruster were selected

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