Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:20:18 EST 1800 Daniel High School crowns Homecoming Queen 2014 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150223364/Daniel-High-School-crowns-Homecoming-Queen-2014 CENTRAL — Daniel High School senior Gingerlynn Jenkins was crowned Miss Homecoming on Sept. 19. Senior Abby Martin was runner-up and Noelle Heerschap was honored as a senior class representative. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:34:02 EST SWU basketball team trains on ropes challenge course http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150223046/SWU-basketball-team-trains-on-ropes-challenge-course CENTRAL — Members of the SWU Men's Basketball Team went through training on the low ropes challenge course in the Hundred Acre Wood on Oct. 2. The course is part of the Leadership in Outdoor Recreation Education (LORE)... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:55:02 EST Domestic violence ‘just like a fire’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150228870/Domestic-violence-just-like-a-fire PICKENS — The emergency shelter Mary's House held a candlelit prayer vigil for domestic violence awareness last Thursday on the steps of the Pickens County Courthouse. The vigil was attended by more than 50 people, coming from all around... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:54:03 EST Shooting sports offered to interested SC schools http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/150222686/Shooting-sports-offered-to-interested-SC-schools The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:09:04 EST ‘Upcountry Boil’ fundraiser planned for Nov. 8 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150222448/Upcountry-Boil-fundraiser-planned-for-Nov.-8 PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art & History and the Pickens County Cultural Commission host “An Upcountry Boil” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Lavonne Nalley Piper Auditorium. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:41:04 EST Legacy of Helen’s Hugs bonds youth, horses http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150231137/Legacy-of-Helens-Hugs-bonds-youth-horses PICKENS COUNTY — The annual Goldstein Golf Tournament golf was held Oct. 17 at Brookstone Meadows in Anderson to raise funds for the local charity Helen's Hugs. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:12:03 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:41:57 EST Pickens Christmas parade set for Dec. 12 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150229762/Pickens-Christmas-parade-set-for-Dec.-12 PICKENS — The City of Pickens Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 with the theme of The Doodle Express, playing off the popular The Polar Express. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:36:03 EST Local artist living the dream http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150231310/Local-artist-living-the-dream EASLEY — Artist Gregbo Watson landed the job of a lifetime when he was contracted by Marvel Comics to pen the Upper Deck trading cards featuring characters from Marvel's film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:23:03 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150228526/ Chelsia Sumrell was crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen for Easley High School during a halftime presentation at Friday's game against Woodmont. Sumrell, a senior, was chosen as Homecoming Queen following a vote by the senior class. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:12:04 EST Military News http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150223696/Military-News U.S. Air Force Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:36:04 EST McGee Heating and Air Inc. holds ribbon cutting http://pickenssentinel.com/news/community_news-news/150184142/McGee-Heating-and-Air-Inc.-holds-ribbon-cutting McGee Heating and Air Inc. employees, along with members of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 15. Pictured from left to right are Jeff Kittle, Cindy Hopkins, Robert Kesler,... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:46:06 EST Feed summer hummingbirds for entertainment, beauty http://pickenssentinel.com/news/lifestyle/50008517/Feed-summer-hummingbirds-for-entertainment-beauty Hummingbirds, which artist John J. Audubon called “glittering fragments of the rainbow,” are once again darting around flowers and feeders in South Carolina, say state natural resources officials. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:15:04 EST Inaugural County Agent Hall of Fame marks centennial of Extension Service http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50810631/Inaugural-County-Agent-Hall-of-Fame-marks-centennial-of-Extension-Service CLEMSON — Marking a century of service to South Carolinians, eight individuals entered the inaugural Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at ceremonies at Clemson University in September. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:38:01 EST Undergraduate research kicks off a new year of discovery http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150071905/Undergraduate-research-kicks-off-a-new-year-of-discovery CLEMSON — Clemson University students have published a new issue of Decipher magazine to highlight research performed by students in the Creative Inquiry program. Each year, Creative Inquiry engages more that 3,500 undergraduate students in... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:13:02 EST Dabo’s All In Team Foundation awards $50K to Clemson breast cancer research http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150071624/Dabos-All-In-Team-Foundation-awards-$50K-to-Clemson-breast-cancer-research CLEMSON — Dabo's All In Team Foundation announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to breast cancer research taking place at the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering (IBIOE). Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:06:02 EST Clemson students partner with WYFF News 4 for November election coverage http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150020048/Clemson-students-partner-with-WYFF-News-4-for-November-election-coverage CLEMSON — Clemson University communication studies students and WYFF News 4, the top-rated television station in South Carolina's largest media market, are joining forces this semester to monitor social media conversations throughout the... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:08:01 EST Fall colors could peak sooner than normal, says Clemson forest ecologist http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150019901/Fall-colors-could-peak-sooner-than-normal-says-Clemson-forest-ecologist CLEMSON — A rare summer cool snap may mean that fall colors in the Southern Appalachians could peak a few days sooner than normal, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Donald Hagan. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:03:02 EST Clemson math experts offer helping hand to researchers http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50436287/Clemson-math-experts-offer-helping-hand-to-researchers CLEMSON — A group of Clemson University math experts has begun working to expand a center that helps researchers analyze the massive amounts of data they collect as they study everything from energy use to the prevalence of canine heartworm in... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:09:07 EST DSS wants more money but is it warranted? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50809761/DSS-wants-more-money-but-is-it-warranted COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Social Services has requested an increase of $10 million in next year's budget to hire 202 new employees, but several questions surround the request and make a case for a veto by Gov. Nikki... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:39:02 EST