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Sorting out the schedules

Sorting out the schedules

High school football slates nearly set By Bru Nimmons Staff Reporter bnimmons@thepccourier.com COUNTY — With the South Carolina High School More »

Clemson University’s fall semester to begin online

Clemson University’s fall semester to begin online

In-person instruction to start Sept. 21 CLEMSON — Clemson University will not be returning to face-to-face instruction next month, as More »

Tech president talks return to school

Tech president talks return to school

By Greg Oliver Courtesy The Journal goliver@upstatetoday.com PENDLETON — On Monday, Tri-County Technical College president Galen DeHay unveiled to Tech More »

SC Botanical Garden offering activities for families at home

SC Botanical Garden offering activities for families at home

CLEMSON — While COVID-19 may have halted in-person activities at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, families can still use information More »

CU study shows parental balancing act during pandemic

CU study shows parental balancing act during pandemic

CLEMSON — Working parents with school-age children, so far, seem to be balancing career obligations with their added parental responsibilities More »

Peppers bring flavor and color to meals

Peppers bring flavor and color to meals

By Olivia Fowler For the Courier ofowler@thepccourier.com Bell peppers are a great source of nutrition and come in a number More »

 

Courier Letters to the Editor

Unanswered questions

Dear Editor,

This whole COVID-19 thing for me has left a few unanswered questions.

First of all, on the subject of masks, the initial official word was we did not need to wear masks. This from Dr. Fauci. Surgeon General Jerome Adams was asking us not to use masks so the health care workers would not run out of them. I also have read that if one is healthy, a mask is not needed. Inconsistent recommendations from the CDC and WHO. So, is there a scientific basis for this mask-

God’s invitation still being given

Christ as the rose of Sharon was willing to be crushed, and this holy fragrance of love reveals the nature of God’s amazing grace.

His blood was the ultimate sacrifice, as it redeemed and paid for the sins of all who would believe and accept Him as their Savior. God has drawn a blueprint, which includes His general will and His specific will for every person.

His general will is written in the Bible as His basic instructions to obey, and His specific will is offered to lead us in our everyday life and can be fulfilled when we seek Him with all of our heart and mind. We have been given the choice to follow this heavenly plan or to

Courier Obituaries 7-29-20

BETTY JEAN LESTER

SIX MILE — Mrs. Betty Jean Lester, 81, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Mrs. Lester was born in English, W. Va., and was the daughter of the late Shirley Robinson and Hattie Keen Robinson. She was the loving wife of 49 years to Harold Lester.

Mrs. Lester was proud of her faith. She enjoyed her church and the people who she witnessed to. She loved people. Mrs. Lester was ordained as a minister and loved to preach and sing. Her current prayer chain reaches all the way across the seas to India. She was a member of Crowe Creek Church of God and loved her family there.

Survivors include her son, Mike Lester of Simpsonville; brothers, Stanley Robinson of Canyonville, Ore., and Dannie Addair of Ashtabula, Ohio; and sisters, Janice Burgoon of Jefferson, Ohio, Sandy Long of Cleveland, Ohio, Sheila Addair of Cleveland, Ohio, and Marilyn

SC Botanical Garden offering activities for families at home

CLEMSON — While COVID-19 may have halted in-person activities at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, families can still use information from the Garden as a resource to stay in touch with nature.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden has created activities for youth to learn about nature without leaving the safety of home.

The Garden staff has created an array of online activities that can be done from the safety of people’s homes. Activities for Families at Home or in the Garden teach about bats, bugs, trees and more. Information about these activities can be found on the Youth and Family Programs page of the Garden’s website.

“We developed these materials after the Garden was shut down in early spring because of COVID-19,” said Sue Watts, educational program coordinator for the Garden. “We had to cancel all in-person

Clemson researcher working to create much faster COVID-19 test

By Frances Parrish
Clemson University

news@thepccourier.com

CLEMSON — Clemson University scientist Feng Ding is working to develop a quick detection test for COVID-19 with funding from a one-year National Science Foundation RAPID grant.

Ding said that current COVID-19 tests require samples to be sent to a lab with a potential waiting period of days before patients get back their results. Ding is hoping this $190,065 grant and his work with Pengyu Chen, a Clemson alumnus and now an assistant professor at Auburn University in Alabama, will change the turnaround rate for COVID-19 testing.

“The idea with this test is to detect traces of the virus protein with highly sensitive sensors enabled by

CU study shows parental balancing act during pandemic

CLEMSON — Working parents with school-age children, so far, seem to be balancing career obligations with their added parental responsibilities brought on by COVID-19, according to a study conducted by researchers in the College of Business at Clemson University.

The study’s general conclusion: There was little difference in work hours between working parents tending to younger children and those who were not caring for youngsters. It also suggested parents with young children were more likely to be working than those who didn’t have childcare responsibilities.

Scott Barkowski, assistant professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics, said the inspiration for

Local students named to Costal Carolina Dean’s List

CONWAY — More than 2,300 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester, including several Pickens County natives.

From Easley are Cade Carter, an exercise and sport science major, LaRaven Carter, an interdisciplinary studies major, Luke Hill, a management major, James Kesler, an information technology major, Matthew Rodriguez, a communication major, and Devockius Tabron, a communication major.

From Central are Sha’nayia White, a sociology major, and Cameshia Williams, a political science major.

 

Battlefield Cross donated

Junior Shove, owner of Pickens’ new military museum, Fort Dix Army Navy Supply Store, located in the Market at the Mill in Pickens, was honored by members of the American Legion Post 11 and creative artist Nathan Lipscomb with a donation of a Battlefield Cross made by Lipscomb. The Battlefield Cross was how many soldiers were honored on the battlefield following their ultimate sacrifice and has beem common since the time of the Civil War. The cross is made from the serviceman’s weapon, helmet and boots. The museum has hundreds of military items on display, and despite the museum’s name, nothing donated is ever sold. Shove said he has spent more than 40 years collecting the artifacts that represent the military throughout the years. The museum will hold its formal grand opening on Aug. 1, but it is open now for all who visit the Market at the Mill, located at 225 Pumpkintown Highway in Pickens. American Legion Post 11 representative Richard Reece said that Post 11 is in search of any nurses who were in service during World War II. Anyone who can help the legion in its quest to honor these brave nurses is asked to call (864) 952-6456. Pictured with the cross, from left, are Lipscomb, Reece, Shove, Gator Cochran, Pastor Lewrie Harmon and Pete Peters.

 

Courier Community Calendar 7-27-20

• Church leaders summit is August 12

Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County (BHSPC) and the Steppin’ It Up Coalition invite Pickens County church leaders to the Road to Recovery Through Christ Summit, which aims to educate them about the opioid problem in Pickens County. Each church is invited to send one or two people to the summit. Summit speakers include baseball legend Darryl Strawberry, Southern gospel musician Joseph Habedank and area pastors Gary Edwards and Darian Blue.

The summit will take place on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 pm. at Southern Wesleyan University. There is

Peppers bring flavor and color to meals

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

ofowler@thepccourier.com

Bell peppers are a great source of nutrition and come in a number of beautiful bright colors.

Since we eat with our eyes as well as our taste buds, peppers can transform a dull, predictable meal into something to remember.

The recipes included this week are but a small sampling of the power of peppers.