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Escaped stockade inmate back in jail

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PICKENS — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Christopher Townsend on Wednesday afternoon following an anonymous tip that he was at a residence in the Easley community.Deputies located Townsend around 12:45 p.m. at a residence on Bakerville Road at which time he was taken into custody without incident.Efforts to locate Townsend have been ongoing since the discovery of his escape by Stockade authorities following an evening count of all inmates on July 3. Townsend was serving a sentence for failure to pay child support and had been held at the Stockade since June 2. The Pickens County Stockade is located at #186 Prison Camp Road in Pickens.

 

SDPC, county, Clemson settle TIF lawsuit

PICKENS — The School District of Pickens County has reached a settlement with the City of Clemson and Pickens County regarding the Tax Increment Financing lawsuit.The suit, which was filed May 15, 2012, disputed the use and distribution of tax revenues among the three parties from a special tax district in the City of Clemson.The settlement follows the court order filed April 30, 2014, and ends the lawsuit without an appeal. The agreement sets forth the procedure a...

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National FFA Scholarship awarded to local student

PICKENS — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply — Growing Scholars scholarship to Charlie Dunham of the Pickens County Career & Technology Center.The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Dunham plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Tri-County Technical College.The scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship progra...

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Easley Junior Cotillion members take part in Spring Ball

EASLEY — The Easley Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions participated in the Grand Spring Ball held earlier this year and danced to the Fox Trot, Shag Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz and current line dances to top 40 tunes.Year II students participated in a five-course instructional dinner held before the Spring Ball, which was held March 14 at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in the Gold Ballroom.Dance contest winners were:Year One Fox Trot: Mary Frances ...

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Local businessman recognized for outstanding volunteerism

EASLEY – Local Allstate agency owner Ray Williams received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.Because of Williams’ outstanding volunteerism, The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Call Me MISTER at Clemson University.Williams serves as a volunteer for the organization, which aims to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, particularly a...

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Registration for Appalachian music lessons begins

EASLEY — Enrollment is now underway for the summer session of Appalachian music lessons, which will begin the week of July 14.The Evening Music Program is open to all ages (third grade through adults) and is designed to teach students to play Appalachian music with acoustic instruments. Instruments include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.The six-week sessions will be held at First Baptist Church in Easley on Tuesday nights; Pickens Senior Center and Monday and ...

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Anderson County deputy honored with Quilt of Valor

ANDERSON — Deputy David “Allen” Hammond was honored on June 26 by local members of the Prickly Fingers Quilt Guild, when he was presented with the group’s Quilt of Valor.According to Lynda McCoy Hempel, who stitched Hammond’s quilt, the guild’s goal is to “wrap a quilt around every man and woman who has served our country.”And, so far, combined with other quilting guilds across the nation, over 101,000 quilts have been pres...

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18th annual Ride for the Child a success

PICKENS — The Parenting Place held its 18th annual Ride for the Child June 21 and the results are in on the fundraiser for the nonprofit.“We have to thank everyone who came out and helped raise money or donated items first off,” said Amy Reese of The Parenting Place. “We raised $10,080 which is going to help some needy families and children in Pickens County. Some of the winners of the hands in the poker run actually turned around and donated part of their w...

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