PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County’s sheriff invoked patriotism and support of the U.S. Constitution in a flap over his decision not to lower the sheriff’s department flag in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela.Mandela died Thursday and President Barack Obama used U.S. Flag Code to order a tribute to the foreign leader who served 27 years in prison for efforts to free South African Blacks from oppression of that government’s onetime sanctions called Apartheid. The system separated South Africa’s races and was generally understood to leave Blacks in a subservient, oppressed state.
(BPT) - It doesn’t matter if it’s the day after Thanksgiving or the night before Christmas, cybercriminals don’t take a holiday.“People are spending with reckless abandon this time of year,” says Christopher Elliott, consumer advocate and author of “Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles and Shady Deals.”To avoid falling victim to these creative crooks, financial services company U...
PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County’s sheriff invoked patriotism and support of the U.S. Constitution in a flap over his decision not to lower the sheriff’s department flag in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela.Mandela died Thursday and President Barack Obama used U.S. Flag Code to order a tribute to the foreign leader who served 27 years in prison for efforts to free South African Blacks from oppression of that government’s onetime sanctions...
EASLEY — The sun came out just in time this morning as hundreds gathered on Easley’s Main Street for the annual Christmas parade.The parade followed a drizzly night Friday when approximately 75 turned out for the Grand Illumination of the Christmas tree at Easley City Hall.The group of close to 100 entries, including two bands, dance schools, Cub Scout troops along with Easley’s firefighter and police officer of the year formed in the parking lot of Eas...
Anderson County PAWS is pleased to announce that is has received more than $10,000 in grant funding from the ASPCA through its participation in two programs. PAWS received $5,600 from its participation in the ASPCA’s Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project and an additional $5,000 for its participation in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
(BPT) - The holidays are known for eliciting cheer, thanks and a sense of community as families come together to share some of their most treasured traditions, whether that’s gathering for a special meal, organizing an activity or finding a way to give back to those less fortunate. Last year, Americans gave $316 billion to charity according to Giving USA, but it’s not just financial donations needed. Many organizations depend on donations of time and kindness to get by....
Lonnie AdamsonGeneral Manager/EditorEASLEY — Long term planning is a big part of what Pickens County Council Chairman Neil Smith wants to see happen in local government.Smith expressed some of his ideas and positive changes he sees coming for the county when he spoke recently in a State of the County address to the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 members heard him speak at Dunburk’s Premiere events in downtown Easley.A ...
The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning Dec. 7.Please join us from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 7 for a reception to meet the artists featured in “A Dozen Dames: Twelve Women Making Art”.Also opening that evening will be the exhibit “Fire Dance: Encaustic and Mixed Media Work by Patricia Kilburg” making it a true ‘baker’s dozen’ of women artists. Both exhibitions will continue t...
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