Pickens Sentinel- RSS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/ http://pickenssentinel.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:35:41 EST 1800 Clemson precision-ag research primed for new heights http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151183281/Clemson-precision-ag-research-primed-for-new-heights BLACKVILLE — Unmanned aircraft have been cleared for takeoff above the farm fields at Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:15:52 EST Clemson University wins U.S. GameDay Recycling Challenge http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151182989/Clemson-University-wins-U.S.-GameDay-Recycling-Challenge CLEMSON – A team of green-conscious Clemson University students topped a field of 90 colleges to win the 2014 GameDay Recycling Challenge by collecting more than 60,000 pounds of recyclables during the school's football game against rival... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:55:51 EST Pickens County teachers earn National Board Certification http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151299021/Pickens-County-teachers-earn-National-Board-Certification Three Pickens County teachers earned their National Board Certification this year. They are Melanie Callahan, a history teacher at Gettys Middle School; Greg Fish, an English teacher at Easley High School; and Morgan McKenzie, a first grade teacher... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:05:52 EST Groups back CDV law changes http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151430204/Groups-back-CDV-law-changes PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:30:52 EST When it comes to memories, what’s a $10 balloon? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/151503872/When-it-comes-to-memories-whats-a-$10-balloon Recently, I have noticed that more often than not, my columns start off with something along the lines of “The other day I was in the grocery store …” And I realized I must spend an inordinate amount of time grocery shopping. This... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:20:51 EST Former Newberry resident to compete on Broken Skull Challenge http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/151502791/Former-Newberry-resident-to-compete-on-Broken-Skull-Challenge ANDERSON — Jake James of Anderson will be on Country Music Television's Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, a show that brings elite athletes together for physical challenges. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:45:51 EST Out & About http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/151506258/Out--About Jan. 29 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:25:51 EST All aboard! Train show is this weekend http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151507104/All-aboard-Train-show-is-this-weekend EASLEY — The Central Railway Model and Historical Association is holding its annual train show this weekend in the Bagwell Gymnasium of the J.B. Owens Sports Complex in Easley. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:53 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151504016/ Full Count owner Bryan Ferguson along with his wife, Amy, son Chase, parents, family and friends joined Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce members for a ceremonial ribbon cutting announcing their grand opening. The batting cage center is located at... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:51 EST Community conversation http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151508167/Community-conversation LIBERTY — A community conversation took place between the Pickens County branch of the NAACP, Pickens County Sheriff's Office and other local police chiefs discussing the importance of maintaining good relations between minority... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:55:53 EST Easley NJROTC ‘plots’ way to championship http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151506535/Easley-NJROTC-plots-way-to-championship OCONEE COUNTY — Oconee State Park was the site of the Area Six Orienteering Championships and the Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps easily finished atop a strong field in the competition, claiming the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:10:52 EST Civitas Media names new CEO http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151405309/Civitas-Media-names-new-CEO NEWBERRY — Civitas Media, parent company of The Newberry Observer, announced Tuesday that Ralph James Martin has been named CEO of the company. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management LLC, the company's controlling... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:10:52 EST Pickens High names new head football coach http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/151506749/Pickens-High-names-new-head-football-coach PICKENS — The Pickens High School Blue Flame has announced the newest head coach in Blue Flame football history with the announcement of John Boggs as the team's new head coach. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:20:51 EST SDPC, board chair respond to ‘no taxes’ petition http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151507830/SDPC-board-chair-respond-to-no-taxes-petition PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees and district officials have responded to a petition drive by the Conservatives of the Upstate and the Pickens Taxpayers Association to curb any new tax... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:10:54 EST EHS student charged in incident at school http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151506946/EHS-student-charged-in-incident-at-school EASLEY — A 15-year-old Easley High School student arrested by Easley Police Department officials Jan. 23 on the campus of Easley High School faces multiple charges. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:40:51 EST It’s time for the handouts to end http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/151503512/Its-time-for-the-handouts-to-end The state of Florida is most likely going to remove recess as part of the daily schedule for children in their public school system and the reasoning behind it seems to be a continually growing trend across the country where government and spending... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:40:51 EST Just say no to taxes http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151430618/Just-say-no-to-taxes PICKENS COUNTY — With debate heating up over possible tax hikes to fund the School District of Pickens County and a vote expected in the spring, two conservative groups have started a petition drive to thwart any tax increase by SDPC's... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:20:52 EST Shovels at the ready http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/151430853/Shovels-at-the-ready PICKENS — Rain or shine, the cities of Easley and Pickens will hold the long awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Rails-to-Trails Greenway Project on Jan. 29 at the Pickens rail yard. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:10:52 EST Economist brings lukewarm news to local business owners http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151429416/Economist-brings-lukewarm-news-to-local-business-owners EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Economy Luncheon at Tri-County Technical College's Easley campus and the news was a mixed bag. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Fire causes damage at Crestview Road Apartments http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151507414/Fire-causes-damage-at-Crestview-Road-Apartments EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:20:53 EST