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Forestry Club takes second at annual forestry skills competition

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CLEMSON — The Clemson University Forestry Club placed second out of 15 university teams and finished in the top three in nine individual events at the 57th annual Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Forestry Conclave hosted by Virginia Tech.The second-place finish is believed to be the highest ever for Clemson.“This is a huge accomplishment and a team effort by a group that is made up mostly of underclassmen,” said John Bowers, senior forestry resource management major and forestry club president.

 

Fifth annual Wings and Wheels for Meals is Saturday

PICKENS — Pickens County Meals on Wheels and Pickens County Airport are hosting the fifth annual Wings and Wheels for Meals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the Pickens County Airport.All proceeds will go to fund the services provided by Meals on Wheels.Those who attend can get a bird’s eye view of Pickens County from the cockpit of a fixed-wing plane or helicopter for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the best car shows in the Upstate will be on disp...

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Out & About

April 11• The S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson University hosts Ali Riehm in concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. Admission is free.April 11 & April 12• The 12th anniversary of The Family Unity Festival is held April 11 and April 12. The fashion and talent show will be held at 7 p.m. at The Dream Center Auditorium...

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Pickens County Library System Events

Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library• Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central. Call 864-850-7077 or send an email to reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.Hampton Memorial Library• The Easley Bridge Club meets at 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Ha...

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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office holding Citizens Police Academy

WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is inviting Oconee County residents to sign up for an exciting new program that will give individuals a chance to experience what a day in the life of a police officer is all about.The program is called “Citizens Police Academy” and citizens of Oconee County can sign up now for the classes at the website of the Sheriff’s Office at www.oconeelaw.com by clicking on the “Citizens Police Academy” li...

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Church News

April 18Noon: Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 S. First St. in Easley, holds a Good Friday service. A soup luncheon will be held after the brief worship service.April 254 p.m.-7 p.m.: Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2102 Six Mile Highway in Central, hosts the United Methodist Men’s annual spaghetti supper fundraiser. The cost is $7 per plate for dine in or carry ...

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SWU to dedicate new track April 9

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University will dedicate and name its new track at 4 p.m. April 9.The facility, which includes 400-meter, eight-lane track, dual runways the long and triple jump, two shot put rings, and a hammer and discus area and soccer field, is located near the university’s entrance at S.C. Highway 93.Southern Wesleyan University President Todd Voss will also unveil conceptual drawings of the complex’ second phase.

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Doodle Line study expected in April

EASLEY — The Doodle Line, an historical piece of Pickens County’s past, is a vital portion of the downtown revitalization efforts of both Easley and Pickens. A final draft of the project is expected in April.At this point in the development, the nature trail ends in the vicinity of Baptist Easley Hospital with a few hurdles to clear before completion is possible.

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