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SC Botanical Garden spring plant sale online this month

CLEMSON — Spring has sprung, and after being cooped up all winter, many South Carolina residents are planning to spruce up their gardens.

To help residents decide what plants to plant, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is holding its annual spring plant sale online, beginning

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Supper salads lighten evening meals

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

Have you grown tired of the same old same old? Have you run out of fresh ideas for what to feed them? You’re not the only one.

This week, I thought it would be nice to change pace and get out of the rut of chicken, beef, pork or seafood. And we can’t have soup and grilled cheese sandwiches too often. So, it’s going to be a salad week.

I first came across watermelon salad a couple of years ago and found out it’s delicious. Almost everybody likes pasta salad, and here’s one with a non-traditional dressing.

I like the flavor profiles of the pear with candied nut salad, as well as the easy Greek salad.

Feel free to add meat to the Greek and pasta salads. They’re good either way.

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Vaccines now open to all SC adults

Officials make COVID-19 shots available for all state residents ages 16 and older

COLUMBIA — Gov. Henry McMaster and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) officials announced Friday all state residents 16 and older would be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning this week.

Appointments for the expanded age group can begin to be made as of Wednesday, according to a news release.

“Our priority with the vaccine has been to save the lives of those at the greatest risk of dying. By staying the course and resisting distractions,

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County plants flowers in honor of residents lost to COVID-19

PICKENS — Flowers that will bloom every spring at the Pickens County administration building are intended as a reminder of the more than 200 Pickens County residents who have died of COVID-19.

County administrator Ken Roper discussed the flowers during a Facebook Live update posted Friday morning.

“COVID is still a thing, folks,” Roper said. “I know that we’re all tired of it.”

Roper had been doing weekly or biweekly Facebook Live updates throughout the pandemic.

“And then I stopped because I ran out of good things to tell you and I felt like we were all doing what we reasonably could here locally,” he said.

March 20 marked the one-year anniversary of the county’s first COVID-19 case, Roper said.

“Things are starting to open back up a little bit,” he said. “Vaccine deployment is growing. Testing capability is out there. People are used to wearing masks when appropriate, but we’ve got to be careful and we’ve got to be smart about the way we reintroduce ourselves and each other to kind of a new regular life. We’re hopeful that the vaccine is going to help us with all that.”

The county’s COVID numbers “have started coming back down,” Roper said.

“Our numbers climbed over the holidays to where we had over 2,500 active cases in Pickens County

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Devils beat Pickens for first win

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — After weeks of growing pains, the Liberty High School baseball team finally saw the fruits of its labor on Saturday as the Red Devils topped county rival Pickens 3-0.

“These guys have worked so hard,” Liberty head coach Scott Kerwin said. “It’s been a growing process, but they’ve worked their tail off and they haven’t let 0-9 affect them at all.”

Picking up their first win of the season, the Red Devils were put in a position to succeed behind the play of shortstop Nolan Evatt.
Evatt put the Red Devils ahead in the second with a two-RBI double and shut

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Pickens’ Gage Anthony signs with Mars Hill football

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — After having two football players sign in February, Pickens High School added a third to their midst on Friday, as Gage Anthony signed to play football at Mars Hill University.

“He’s been an ambassador for Pickens High School and Pickens

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Add something light to your Easter

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

We all tend to overdo it a little bit when preparing holiday meals, and Easter is no exception.

I think it’s important to stick a few lighter dishes into the mix so no one has to go too far into the macaroni and cheese.

These fruit salads should be just what the doctor ordered. I’m not saying everything here is low in calories. After all, marshmallow crème is not exactly diet food. But I can say that these are delicious.

Happy Easter, everyone.

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