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Powdersville, Daniel remain unbeaten with identical 35-7 scores

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PICKENS — Powdersville and Daniel high schools continued their winning ways in 2014, coming away with wins Sept. 19 by identical scores of 35-7.Although the scores might have been identical, the games were much different.Powdersville traveled to face region foe Liberty and the two played through a scoreless first quarter before the Red Devils took an early second quarter lead 7-0. From there the Patriots took over offensively and never let up, reeling off 35 unanswered points.Powdersville is now 4-0 on the year and 1-0 in the region. Liberty falls to 2-2 and 0-1.


Area Reunions

Chappell ReunionFamily and friends of the late J.C. (Came) and Elizabeth Patterson Chappell hold their reunion Sept. 28 at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Pickens. Lunch will be served around 1:30 p.m. Donations will be taken for use of the Fellowship Building and purchase of utensils.EHS Class of 1984The Easley High School Class of 1984 is planning to hold its 30th class reunion on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. Send an email to ehs84r...

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Should the drinking age be 18?

The age of 18 carries a lot of responsibility. You can help determine our nation’s leaders by voting, you can make a vow for a life-long commitment and get married, you are mature enough to join the military and fight and or kill and or die for our country.If you’re male, you must register for the draft. You are able to enter into a legal contract, and you’ve been allowed to drive a car for a couple of years now. You can serve on a jury and decide the fate of one ...

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Pickens dominates ball time in 67-28 loss to Wren

PICKENS — The Wren Golden Hurricanes seem unstoppable Friday night, beating Pickens 67-28 and extending their winning streak to 4-0, 1-0 in conference.Wren might have dominated the scoreboard — scoring 39 points in the first half alone — but the Blue Flame controlled the ball for the majority of the game. Pickens (0-4, 0-1) controlled the ball for 36:42 minutes to Wren’s 11:18 and had 66 total plays.Pickens junior Gunner Covey had 22 carries for a...

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Daniel taking undefeated record on road

WILLIAMSTON — Highly touted, highly ranked and highly respected Daniel goes on the road Sept. 26 to face the Palmetto Mustangs and it looks to be a very difficult task of Lion-taming ahead for the home team.Palmetto (2-2, 0-1) has been up and down all season, showing the ability to score in droves, posting 49 against Crescent and 50 against the Dixie Hornets’ defense. But they have also shown they can give up points as well.Between Powdersville, Crescent and ...

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Liberty headed to Landrum on Friday

LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils (2-2-1, 0-1) will travel to Landrum (1-3, 0-1) for their second in-conference game on Friday. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.Liberty is coming off a tough 35-7 loss to Powdersville last Friday night despite holding the Patriots scoreless for the first quarter.The Red Devils and Head Coach Kyle Stewart have been hard at work preparing to take on Coach Jason Farmer’s Cardinals. The Liberty defense will have their work cut out for them ...

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Hagood Mill hosts record crowd for fiddling event

PICKENS — Hagood Mill had a record crowd for the State Fiddling Championship this past weekend, with more than 2,200 people in attendance.Among some tight competition, Robert Burns was crowned the 2014 State Fiddling Champion.Dean Watson, master of ceremonies and music promoter/organizer for the mill, was happy with the turnout.“It was great,” Watson said during a phone interview. “It ended up being the biggest event we’d ever hos...

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Bob Jones UniversityGREENVILLE — William Christmas of Easley, Naomi Mann of Easley, Scarlett Von Schmittou of Easley and Lacetta Smith of Piedmont participated in the first session of summer orientation June 20-21 at Bob Jones University. Incoming students and their parents became familiar with the campus and attended informational sessions about the BJU experience including academics, financial aid and student life.Students were also able to receive academic and c...

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Easley High to induct 4 into Hall of Fame

EASLEY – The Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members on Oct. 3 during halftime of the game against Hanna. This year’s inductees are Keith Godfrey, Ron C. Hicks, Sammy Owen and Stanley “Beetle” Wilson.The Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1993 by Coach Brenda Burdette to recognize individuals who have made special contributions to the Easley High athletic program.

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SDPC votes for millage increase

PICKENS — As a result of lower than expected assessment property values in Pickens County, the School District of Pickens County has voted to increase the millage rate for taxes by 4.7 mills. The new rate will be reflected on tax notices in the county moving forward.At a regularly scheduled board meeting Sept. 15, the board reviewed the assessments for the county and expected revenue from the lowered assessment. The board voted 4-2 to increase the millage rate for property ta...

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USA Triathlon collegiate nationals headed to Clemson

CLEMSON — USA Triathlon announced this week that the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships will be held in Clemson.The 2015 event is scheduled for April 24 and April 25, and more than 120 collegiate clubs from across the United States are expected to compete in three events over two days of competition on the Clemson University campus.USA Triathlon is based in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Golf tourney will benefit Powdersville Business Council

POWDERSVILLE — The Powdersville Business Council, in conjunction with the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a golf tournament Sept. 25 at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Powdersville.The tournament is sponsored by Best Kia and Best Chevrolet and all proceeds will go to the Powdersville Business Council.The Council was formed in 2007 and promotes the well-being of the industrial and professional community by bringing together diverse economic enterprises....

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Could it be more than just a cold?

EASLEY — Recently there have been reports of the Enterovirus making its way across the nation and the susceptibility of children to the virus. Baptist Easley Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Helmrich offered up some information and advice for the community.“Actually, it’s a group of very common viruses that were first identified as a group in California in 1962,” Helmrich explained. “This includes that children see all the time including the common col...

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Bryson comes full circle with book signing

EASLEY — Local author and cook Francine Bryson was on hand at Sam’s Club in Easley for a chance to meet her fans and sign copies of her newly released cookbook, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen.The line to meet Bryson stretched the length of the aisle, and Bryson was just delighted with the turnout.“This is fantastic, and a little surreal. It was almost exactly one year ago that I was standing here (in line) to meet Paula Deen’s son (Bobb...

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Lake Keowee access areas closing next week

PICKENS COUNTY/OCONEE COUNTY – Duke Energy will temporarily close one boat ramp at Stamp Creek Access Area and all three ramps at Warpath Access Area on Lake Keowee beginning the week of Sept. 22 to perform planned maintenance work.“These maintenance repairs are part of ongoing efforts by Duke Energy to ensure quality access areas are available to the recreational boating public for use at our lakes,” said John Crutchfield, director of Duke Energy’s public s...

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Church News

Sept. 28• Homecoming services are held at Elljean Baptist Church. The Rev. Brandon Wimpey is the speaker.• Homecoming services are held at Shady Grove Church in Sunset. The Rev. Joe Pace is the guest speaker. Dinner will be served in the fellowship building at 12:30 p.m.Ongoing events• Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley, 101 E. 1st Ave. in Easley, holds Bible Study from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each ...

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Free practice GED tests offered for limited time

EASLEY — The Pickens Adult Learning Center is offering free practice GED tests on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.The “See For Free” Program allows students to see if they’re ready to pass the GED test, see the skills they need to work on to pass the test, and see a personalized study plan detailing pages and chapters to study in their favorite study books.Students can also learn about classes and other resources to help them prepare for the GED test....

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Coffee shop reopening

EASLEY — Virginia’s Coffee and Gifts re-opened at Baptist Easley Hospital the week of Sept. 22 in a renovated space and with a new offering of Starbucks coffee drinks.The gift shop will continue to sell cards, baby gifts, newspapers and magazines, candy, flowers, balloons, candles, lotions, and Willow Tree figures.Virginia’s Coffee and Gifts will be open 7 a.m. to 7p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Julia Covert is the new coffee ...

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