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Keep focus on fun during family baking sessions

Baking is a beloved tradition in many families. Though family baking sessions tend to be especially popular during the holiday season, there’s nothing stopping families from breaking out the flour and having some fun in the kitchen at any time of year.

Fun is the focus when families bake together, and the following are some

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Courier Comics 1-6-21

Volunteers honor vets with wreath ceremony

By Lauren Pierce

Courtesy The Journal

lpierce@upstatetoday.com

CENTRAL — From the American Revolution to current conflicts, U.S. military veterans have been dedicated sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, and brothers and sisters.

They come from all walks of life

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Driving toward the future: Ripple of One client earns new car

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — A local woman’s hard work paid off Dec. 18, as she received the keys to a ride that will help her reach her future goals.

Janeisha Kirksey has been working on financial and career goals with Ripple of One.

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Easley squads highlight resurgence against Patriots

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — After a season to forget in 2019, the Easley Green Wave basketball programs are off to a great start this year, and that resurgence was on full display against the Powdersville Patriots on Dec. 18.

Coming off a 10-point win against the Patriots just four days prior, the Green Wave girls felt they had something to prove in the matchup as they hammered Powdersville

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After taking sixth ACC title in a row, Tigers set to clash with Buckeyes in playoff yet again

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

esprott@upstatetoday.com

For the third time in five years, it’s Ohio State standing

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County recycles for Santa

Above, Pickens County Councilman Wes Hendricks, along with county staff, deliver restored bicycles to Country Santa Buddy Cox prior to the holidays to be gifted to families in need this Christmas. Throughout the year, bicycles in good condition are recovered from Pickens County recycle centers, and county employees work to restore them to like-new condition. Hendricks got the idea for a bicycle restoration program to benefit the community after seeing so many bikes in usable condition being discarded. Since 2017, Hendricks has delivered dozens of bicycles to Country Santa and says he hopes the program will continue as he finishes his term on council. Country Santa typically delivers gifts to more than 1,000 households each Christmas, but because of the pandemic, the organization is operating with limited volunteers and has been forced to scale back to serving only Pickens County residents this year. Country Santa officials expected to serve around 550 households this year. For more information about Country Santa and how to get involved, visit countrysanta.org.

 

Courier Comics 12-30-20

O Holy Night

With COVID-19 putting a damper on many holiday festivities, some local churches have been celebrating the reason for the Christmas season with events including drive-thru nativity scenes throughout the month of December. Pictured here are several scenes from Easley First Baptist Church’s “Journey Through Bethlehem,” a multi-night event that gave visitors an authentic look at what it felt like to be there on the night that Jesus was born. To see more photos, visit the church’s Facebook page.

Photos by Gregory Linsz

 

 

Community mourns Stone’s death

83-year-old was nation’s second-longest serving sheriff

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — Former longtime Pickens County Sheriff C. David Stone, the man who was South Carolina’s longest serving sheriff, has died.

Stone died Tuesday at age 83.

First elected sheriff in 1969, Stone was reelected 10 times, serving 44 years until his retirement in 2012. At the time of his retirement, he was the second-longest serving sheriff in the United States.

During a ceremony for retiring Pickens County Sheriff’s Office employees at the end of

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