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‘Worst rate in the state’

‘Worst rate in the state’

Administrator continues to sound alarm on county COVID-19 infections By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — The COVID-19 issues More »

Nonprofit asks for Christmas cards, other items for elderly in health care facilities

Nonprofit asks for Christmas cards, other items for elderly in health care facilities

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — Recent weeks have been busy ones for a local nonprofit that aims More »

School board picks new officers

School board picks new officers

By Greg Oliver Courtesy The Journal goliver@upstatetoday.com EASLEY — The Pickens County School Board unanimously elected new officers for the More »

‘Christmas at the Barn’ event raising funds for Happy Hooves

‘Christmas at the Barn’ event raising funds for Happy Hooves

MARIETTA — On Sunday, Dec. 13, Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center will be hosting its 17th annual Christmas at the More »

Lions end Chapman’s 22-game win streak to advance to Upper State

Lions end Chapman’s 22-game win streak to advance to Upper State

By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com INMAN — There have been plenty of big games during Daniel head coach Jeff More »

 

Still counting our blessings

One of my favorite assignments as a reporter used to be writing a Thanksgiving story to run on the front page of the biggest newspaper of the year.

There have been years when it seemed trivial to write such a story in light of all that had gone on. After 9/11, for example. Or in the aftermath of the economic crash of 2008.

But I don’t recall a year like this, when it seems like one calamity after another has affected so many areas of our daily lives.

On a personal level, my dad died in February. It was only a few weeks later that the word “coronavirus” came into our vocabulary, and it soon consumed our

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Thanking your family

It’s almost Thanksgiving. And although 2020 may have been a difficult year for you, as it has been for many people, you can probably still find things for which you can be thankful — such as your family. How can you show your appreciation for your loved ones?

Here are a few suggestions:

• Invest in your children’s future. If you have young children — or even grandchildren — one of the greatest gifts you can give them is the gift of education. You

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A-hunting we will go

Only one generation ago, when hunters entered the field, they were on their own. They’d hunt for sign, and in some cases, as in quail, pheasant and duck hunting, they relied on skilled hunting dogs to both smell out the game and retrieve it.

Deer hunters still scout for deer in areas where they’ve been sighted, then spend countless hours up in deer stands watching and waiting.

But since technology entered the field, it’s not as difficult to find deer as it once was.

Unless there are circumstances well beyond the hunter’s control that interfere with a successful hunt.

For example, we have a friend who has permission to

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‘Christmas at the Barn’ event raising funds for Happy Hooves

MARIETTA — On Sunday, Dec. 13, Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center will be hosting its 17th annual Christmas at the Barn fundraising event at Eden Farms, located at 4700 Dacusville Highway in Marietta.

The all-outdoor event will run from 2-5 p.m.

Guests will enjoy “Reindeer Rides” — with horses dressed up with red noses, glitter and antlers — as well as visits with Santa outdoors, a Nativity scene,

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Dabbs earns national recognition for work for Clemson Extension

CLEMSON — Clemson University Extension Associate Amy Dabbs received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.

Dabbs, who serves as Statewide School and Community Gardening Coordinator for Clemson Extension, was one of several honorees who represent the top two percent of the membership selected by their peers and the director of Extension.

Based at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center in

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Courier Community Calendar 11-25-20

• Christmas events set in Dacusville

Dacusville will soon be getting into the Christmas spirit with the annual Christmas tree lighting event and Christmas parade in December. The tree lighting event will be held at 7 p.m Dec. 11 at the old Dacusville school on Earls Bridge Road. The annual Christmas parade will be the next day on

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Courier Comics 11-25-20

Lions end Chapman’s 22-game win streak to advance to Upper State

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

INMAN — There have been plenty of big games during Daniel head coach Jeff Fruster’s tenure with the Lions.

Prior to Friday night’s matchup against defending Class 3A state champion Chapman, Fruster’s Lions had played for three region championships and had been a part of 10 playoff games during his five-year run, including a matchup with four-time defending state champion South Pointe and an Upper State championship appearance against Greer in 2018.

Despite the profile of those games, Friday’s colossal collision between the Lions and the Panthers may have been the most important game of his head

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Green Wave enter offseason with momentum after closing with win

By Eugene Jolley
Courier Sports

news@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — The Easley football team capped off an unusual season with a postgame celebration that had been building all season.

In most seasons, unless a team wins a state

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Tigers’ Swinney slams FSU after game cancellation

By Michael Crouchley
Courtesy The Journal

michael@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — The Clemson football team was under a large tent in a hotel parking lot in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday morning, eating breakfast and preparing for its noon game against Florida State.

Then head coach Dabo Swinney delivered the news that every college football team dreads this

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