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Easley woman dies after toddler fires handgun

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EASLEY — A 22-year-old woman died last week after being shot with a handgun a toddler found on the floorboard of the vehicle she was in.Alexandra Anita Santos, of 400 S. D St. in Easley, was pronounced dead at Baptist Easley Hospital from a single gunshot to the chest, Pickens County Coroner Kandy C. Kelley said.According to the Easley Police Department, the vehicle in which the shooting occurred April 17 was on Hastings Circle when the toddler, a 6-year-old, picked up a handgun from the rear floorboard. The child pulled the trigger, sending one bullet through the rear of the front passenger seat and striking Santos.The shooting occurred at approximately 12:52 p.m. The investigation is continuing and details are limited.


CU-ICAR researchers taking their ideas to Silicon Valley

CLEMSON — Two Clemson University researchers are working on new applications for “connected cars” as automakers begin producing more vehicles that can go online while on the road.Pablo Sauras-Perez hopes “ParkinGain” will help drivers find the best parking spots based on their own preferences and allow them to feed the meter without going back to their cars.Andrea Gil is working on a shopping application, “Ready2Pick,” that would...

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Exhibition opens April 26 at Pickens County Museum

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum’s 35th annual Juried South Carolina Artist’s Exhibition will open to the public with a reception and awards ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26.The announcement and presentation of awards will take place at 7 p.m. The competition was open to all artists working in any medium, 18 years of age or older and living in South Carolina. The exhibition will remain on view until June 12.

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Pickens County getting new charter school by 2016

EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce’s Third Thursday Lunch was highlighted April 17 by the announcement of a new charter school in the county’s future.Betty Roe, director of the newly announced Intensive Charter School of Pickens County, addressed those in attendance, giving new details concerning a projected opening in 2016 in Easley.

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Reunion of Upcountry Families highlights family history

EASLEY — The public is invited to the Reunion of Upcountry Families from April 24 through April 26.The free event will include cemetery tours, workshops devoted to family history and a large display of photos and other items from local families of the Old Pendleton District, which became present-day Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.The event kicks off at 1:30 p.m. April 24 at Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley with a computer class on genealog...

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Changes in healthcare landscape prompt changes at Baptist Easley

EASLEY — The changes in the landscape of healthcare in the first quarter of 2014 has precipitated needed changes within Baptist Easley and the healthcare community as a whole where costs are concerned.“Take the Affordable Care Act. It was either the president or vice president who said we’ve shifted from a country, based on the law, that sees healthcare not as a privilege, but a right,” Baptist Easley CEO Mike Batchelor said. “I’m not sure the en...

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New volleyball coach takes over helm at Easley High School

EASLEY — Easley High School introduced its new volleyball coach April 10 to an excited gathering of players and parents, naming Jessica Hamby as the new head of the school’s program.Athletics Director Gil Payne, in his first semester leading the Green Wave, announced his first hire with parents and players waiting with anticipation, and according to Payne, Hamby’s history of success should be a good fit for the program moving forward.

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Clemson receives $5.3M to broaden cyberinfrastructure education, outreach

CLEMSON — The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University a $5.3 million grant to enable a national network of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REFs) to broaden the impact of advanced computing resources at campuses across the country.Led by Clemson Chief Information Officer Jim Bottum as principal investigator, Barr von Oehsen will serve as the science and outreach lead, Jim Pepin will act as the technical integration lead,...

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Investigators bide their time to catch invasive weeds

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LuLu is a 2-year-old female American Bulldog mix. She is...

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