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‘Giving back’

Huge donation kicks off cancer care unit campaign at hospital By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com EASLEY — The Prisma More »

Pickens downs cross-county rival Easley in first volleyball match as region foes

Pickens downs cross-county rival Easley in first volleyball match as region foes

PICKENS — The Pickens High School Lady Blue Flame volleyball team traveled to Easley for its second contest of the More »

PRA announces new Pickens Revitalization Challenge

PRA announces new Pickens Revitalization Challenge

PICKENS — The Pickens Revitalization Association has announced the Pickens Revitalization Challenge — a new take on the Main Street More »

Quilt of Valor awarded to Bob Nash

Quilt of Valor awarded to Bob Nash

By By Lynda Abegg For the Courier news@thepccourier.com CENTRAL — The Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the More »

‘I expect us to win’

‘I expect us to win’

Blue Flame eager to take field after offseason of hard work By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com PICKENS — For More »

INTO THE UNKNOWN

INTO THE UNKNOWN

Devils entering uncertain season with two-week COVID-19 delay By Clay Counts Special to The Courier claycounts21@yahoo.com LIBERTY — The offseason More »

 

PRA announces new Pickens Revitalization Challenge

PICKENS — The Pickens Revitalization Association has announced the Pickens Revitalization Challenge — a new take on the Main Street Challenge of past years.

The challenge represents an entrepreneurial start-up competition for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy in Pickens. At the same time, it provides a means by which local, area and regional entrepreneurs can advance their desire to expand or open a new business.

Pickens Revitalization Association will award a cash incentive up to $10,000 for start-up

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Vaccines — how do they work?

When a bacteria or virus enters our body, it attacks and multiplies. This invasion is an infection that causes us to become ill. Do we have a mechanism to fight this intrusion? Yes, it is called our immune system. It is a system that recognizes this invasion and sets off a response from a variety of white cells in our body that seek out and destroy the enemy. An analogy would be likened to a missile defense system in military terms. Such as, if a missile was fired at us from an enemy source, our defense system would recognize it and unleash our own missile that would intercept and destroy it, keeping us safe.

So in turn, what can a vaccine do for us? If

We can always hope for better things to come

This is 2020. Things have changed. Young women today who have children may have never been told that the reason they will not be hired for a job is because they have children.

But it used to happen. And I do speak from experience.

When our youngest child started school, a “help wanted” ad ran for a position at the radio station. They were looking for an advertising copy writer. I applied for the job and was called for an interview. Great!

When I went in for the interview, everything went well. Until I was asked if I had children. The answer was yes. And then I was told that I would have gotten the job if I didn’t have children. The station owner told me having

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Making a choice to rearrange priorities

Praying to God in faith is one of the most important deeds we can do. Why? Because prayer is the foundation of our relationship with Jesus and reveals how serious we are about obeying Him.

It seems very likely that our sincerity and love are measured by our prayer life. Someone asked, if praying were our full-time job, would we still be employed? The Lord is not impressed with our words or even our works as much as He is with our devotion to the secret place of meditation and intercession. Have you been sensing the Holy Spirit speaking to you lately about

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Quilt of Valor awarded to Bob Nash

By By Lynda Abegg

For the Courier

news@thepccourier.com

CENTRAL — The Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded the Quilt of Valor to Robert Nash, Ph.D., for his military service.

The ceremony was held outdoors on the Nash porch, with chapter regent Carolyn Nations presiding, and seven members present, all properly masked. The registered Quilt of Valor was machine-sewn

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Pickens High’s Trouten wins Young Miss Teen Upstate title

PICKENS — Elisabeth “Beth” Trouten of Easley won the LMSC Young Miss Teen Upstate title on Sept. 12 at Walhalla Middle School.

Trouten is the daughter of Jennifer Mason and Daniel Trouten. She is a 14-year-old freshman at Pickens High School, where she is a member of the Pickens High School “Rockstars” Marching Band. She is a member of the Color Guard team and also plays the oboe in the concert band.

The Little Miss South Carolina (LMSC) Pageant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is one of South Carolina’s oldest pageant systems for children

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Pickens Chamber Member of the Month

Pit Stop Auto Shop, located at 116 Hampton Ave. in Pickens, was named the Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce’s September Member of the Month. Pit Stop Auto Shop is a full-service preventive maintenance and automotive repair center. The shop performs high-quality, guaranteed service you can trust at a fair price. They repair domestic and foreign vehicles and offer scheduled maintenance of cars, SUVs, trucks and fleet vehicles. Pit Stop Auto Shop is family owned and operated and guarantees your vehicle is serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer’s warranty. The shop only uses quality replacement parts, and the Pit Stop Auto Shop technicians are ASE-certified. Call (864) 507-3404 to schedule an appointment or stop by the shop. Pictured are Stetson Owen of Bee Well Honey, Dawn Acuff, Tome Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Steve Hood, Cameron Wyatt, Jerry Tucker, Billy Cannon and Lisa Turnick of the chamber.

 

Courier Obituaries 9-23-20

CHRISTOPHER JUHL KEARNS

EASLEY — Christopher Juhl Kearns passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

He lived from Dec. 9, 1975, to Sept. 19, 2020.

A Brother’s Perspective:

Chris was born with a mental illness that robbed him of so many things in life that most of us take for granted. He struggled greatly to find his place in the world. My family struggled at times to protect Chris from himself, understand, and properly care for him. While we searched for the answers, we saw Chris slip into dark places, sometimes years on end. His condition demanded a lot

‘I expect us to win’

Blue Flame eager to take field after offseason of hard work

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — For Pickens High School head football coach Chad Smith, last season’s failures were certainly a disappointment following a playoff berth two years ago.

The Blue Flame were beset by injuries in 2019, including the early-season loss of standout running back Brady Batson, and finished just 2-8 on the year. Now entering his fourth season at the helm of his alma mater, nothing has changed about Smith’s expectations for his team, and with two

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INTO THE UNKNOWN

Devils entering uncertain season with two-week COVID-19 delay

By Clay Counts
Special to The Courier

claycounts21@yahoo.com

LIBERTY — The offseason has been a long and stressful one for high school football coaches, players and fans around the state and nation, but the long wait is finally coming to a close for most South Carolina teams, with season openers set for this Friday night.

The Liberty Red Devils, however, will have to wait at least a couple more weeks after some members of the team tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

School District of Pickens County spokesman John Eby announced last Friday that all football activities at LHS had been suspended for two weeks due to the positive cases on the team. Eby said all close contacts of the positive cases had been notified, and games are being rescheduled as necessary in accordance with the South Carolina High School League.

Liberty is entering the pandemic-shortened 2020 season coming off a 3-8 finish a year ago, although the Red

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