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State set to move to next phase of vaccine

State set to move to next phase of vaccine

Anyone 55 and older, front-line workers eligible COLUMBIA — Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and More »

Courier staffers earn press awards

Courier staffers earn press awards

COLUMBIA — Two Pickens County Courier staff members were honored by the South Carolina Press Association recently for their work More »

New plant to science discovered in county

New plant to science discovered in county

By Greg Lucas SCDNR news@thepccourier.com SUNSET — A plant that is new to science has been discovered at the Nine More »

Red Devils reign at Upper State

Red Devils reign at Upper State

COLUMBIA — Liberty High School sent 10 wrestlers to the Upper State championship meet at C.A. Johnson High School on More »

Carrots are not just for rabbits

Carrots are not just for rabbits

By Olivia Fowler For the Courier ofowler@thepccourier.com “Eat your carrots. They’re good for your eyes.” Probably every child in America More »

 

School district virus numbers still dropping

COUNTY — COVID-19 cases in the School District of Pickens County have reached their lowest point in months, as the district reported Friday that less than a quarter of a percent of students tested positive last week, along with just 11 staff members.

The school district said in its weekly update on Friday that 28 students, or 0.206 percent of those throughout the district, tested positive for the virus last week. That number was down from 33 the previous week. The 11 staff members positive was down from 16 the week before.

In addition to positive cases, quarantines were also down for the week, from 33 staff members and 321 students two weeks

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Scouts pitch in

Members of Boy Scout Troop 161 in Clemson led by Scoutmaster Michael Brown recently volunteered at Soapstone Baptist Church north of Pickens, helping clean up and complete projects around the church grounds.

Easley woman dies in car accident

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — A local woman died last week following a single-vehicle collision.

Pickens County deputy coroner Gary Duncan identified the victim as 63-year-old Diana Tate Burdsal of Shade Tree Circle in Easley.

The collision occurred at 3:33 p.m. Feb. 24 at the intersection of Prince Perry Road and B.J. Drive, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Matt Southern.

Burdsal was driving a 2004 Volvo SUV north on Prince Perry Road when the SUV ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, ran off the left of the roadway, struck a culvert and then overturned, Southern said.

Burdsal was pronounced dead at the scene, Duncan said.

She was wearing a seatbelt, he said.

The Highway Patrol is investigating, Southern said.

 

Seeing the glass half-full

The older we are, the more we can see how the world has changed. The Bible reveals the human race is born with a corrupt nature and also has a lot to say about an evil spiritual enemy that is trying as hard as he can to influence us over to the dark-side.

Whatever your political or theological views, we can agree there is much strife within our nation about what is happening and where we are headed. The interesting aspect within many people’s disagreements is how they base their opinions on what someone else has told them. Since God knows everything, the best answers to

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No chipmunks allowed here

Breaking news! There’s a difference between a chipmunk and a ground squirrel, and I didn’t know it. So when we all thought ground squirrels were the guilty rodents storing acorns and other materials in the air conditioning vents in the car, we were very wrong.

We know this now, because the creature or creatures we thought were birds behind the chimney of the house were, in fact, not birds at all.

When we first heard the scrabbling noise, it sounded as though it was coming from the porch roof. I thought it might be a bird making a nest in the gutter. It has

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‘Federal partners’ get vaccine from VA

Who are the Department of Veterans Affairs federal partners? Inquiring minds want to know.

A recent VA press release boasted about surpassing the VA’s milestone of administering 1 million doses of the COVID vaccine. That’s a great number, but that 1 million-plus isn’t all veterans.

Some 626,000 veterans got the first and (and sometimes) second dose. Over 400,000 went to VA employees. But 1,200

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Courier Obituaries 3-3-21

CHARLOTTE ANN MILLER

SIX MILE — Charlotte “Ann” Miller passed early on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, of cumulative health problems, but not of COVID.

Ann was born on Jan. 30, 1945, at Fort Stewart Military Base in New Windsor, N.Y. and grew up as an army “brat.” Her father, a colonel in the U.S. Army, after the Second World War served in Taiwan, Japan and Austria in Europe. She carried to her end an Austrian accent. She was a student at Pueblo High School in Tucson, Ariz., and at the University of Arizona. She married Robert Walker Miller Jr. in June of 1966 and moved to Southeastern Pennsylvania, where her first daughter, Elizabeth

County players honored

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

bnimmons@thepccourier.com

COUNTY — High school basketball season has come to an end in Pickens County, and with it has come numerous accolades for many of the county’s top performers.

Sixteen Pickens County athletes were selected to all-region squads and even more impressively, two athletes were selected to their class’s all-state teams.

Daniel senior guard Sincere Hicks was named to her

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Red Devils reign at Upper State

COLUMBIA — Liberty High School sent 10 wrestlers to the Upper State championship meet at C.A. Johnson High School on Saturday, and more than half returned home as state qualifiers.

The Red Devils had three athletes finish as the top wrestler in their weight divison in Blake

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Local club volleyball team finishes third in tourney

ATLANTA — A local club volleyball team put on an outstanding performance Feb. 20-21 at the prestigious invitation-only Beast of the Southeast tournament held in Atlanta.

The 16 Open Division featured 24 top teams representing eight USAV regions in 10 different states. Carolina One 16 Elite Pickens, known as

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