Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:21:12 EST 1800 ‘This is for Betsy’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50020646/This-is-for-Betsy CHARLESTON — A year ago Easley native Ridgley Beckett wasn't sure if she would ride a bicycle again much less complete the 252-mile 2104 Ride to Remember in an effort to battle Alzheimer's or that there would be another reason to... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST And miles to go before a cure http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50020636/And-miles-to-go-before-a-cure CHARLESTON — Six years ago 20 cyclists came together to ride from the upstate to the coast to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's research, collecting $16,000 for their efforts, creating a trend that has grown to staggering numbers... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bosch pledges $500,000 for Clemson University fellowships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50008672/Bosch-pledges-$500000-for-Clemson-University-fellowships CLEMSON — A $500,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund will establish an endowment in perpetuity for automotive-engineering fellowships that are aimed at diversifying the workforce and inspiring the next generation of engineers and... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Residents urged to register for sex offender alerts http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50008447/Residents-urged-to-register-for-sex-offender-alerts WALHALLA — Oconee County has more than 150 registered sex offenders and with summer in full swing, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office encourages residents to know which ones live in their area. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SDPC grads awarded scholarships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50014349/SDPC-grads-awarded-scholarships PICKENS — Seven graduates of the class of 2014 have earned the School District of Pickens County Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to graduating senior Teacher Cadets from each Pickens County high... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson Downs residents celebrate independence with annual event http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014134/Clemson-Downs-residents-celebrate-independence-with-annual-event CLEMSON — Residents at Clemson Downs Retirement Community invited friends, neighbors and nearby residents to join them in putting their love of country and active living on full display during the 15th annual Fourth of July parade at the Clemson... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Powdersville teen ready for national pageant stage http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014193/Powdersville-teen-ready-for-national-pageant-stage CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hope Harvard, the current Miss South Carolina Teen, is set to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 from July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mountain Rest Baptist Church adds to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/features/50014284/Mountain-Rest-Baptist-Church-adds-to-the-Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail MOUNTAIN REST — Mountain Rest Baptist Church is the site of a new addition to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tamassee-Salem MHS adds third panel to Quilt Trail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014442/Tamassee-Salem-MHS-adds-third-panel-to-Quilt-Trail SALEM — Tamassee-Salem Middle High School has added a third quilt panel to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SWU counseling room named for pastor http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50008661/SWU-counseling-room-named-for-pastor CENTRAL – Fred Andrews was honored at Southern Wesleyan University in Central by the naming of the Pastor Fred Andrews Counseling Room of the Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center, thanks to donations from his family, friends and members... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two charged after meth lab found http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50021172/Two-charged-after-meth-lab-found WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested two Westminster residents last Friday afternoon on multiple charges in which a meth lab was also discovered. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley man pleads guilty to possessing child porn http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50021075/Easley-man-pleads-guilty-to-possessing-child-porn COLUMBIA — James A. Newton, 54, of Easley, pleaded guilty last Wednesday in federal court in Anderson to possession of child pornography. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50008249/A-new-look-thanks-to-you PICKENS — The Pickens Sentinel is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escaped stockade inmate back in jail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/5298197/Escaped-stockade-inmate-back-in-jail PICKENS — The Pickens County Sheriff's Office arrested James Christopher Townsend on Wednesday afternoon following an anonymous tip that he was at a residence in the Easley community. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SDPC, county, Clemson settle TIF lawsuit http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/5215853/SDPC-county-Clemson-settle-TIF-lawsuit PICKENS — The School District of Pickens County has reached a settlement with the City of Clemson and Pickens County regarding the Tax Increment Financing lawsuit. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST National FFA Scholarship awarded to local student http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/4983230/National-FFA-Scholarship-awarded-to-local-student PICKENS — The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply — Growing Scholars scholarship to Charlie Dunham of the Pickens County Career & Technology Center. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley Junior Cotillion members take part in Spring Ball http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/5154167/Easley-Junior-Cotillion-members-take-part-in-Spring-Ball EASLEY — The Easley Chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions participated in the Grand Spring Ball held earlier this year and danced to the Fox Trot, Shag Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz and current line dances to top 40 tunes. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local businessman recognized for outstanding volunteerism http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/4979850/Local-businessman-recognized-for-outstanding-volunteerism EASLEY – Local Allstate agency owner Ray Williams received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Registration for Appalachian music lessons begins http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/5153874/Registration-for-Appalachian-music-lessons-begins EASLEY — Enrollment is now underway for the summer session of Appalachian music lessons, which will begin the week of July 14. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Anderson County deputy honored with Quilt of Valor http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/5237909/Anderson-County-deputy-honored-with-Quilt-of-Valor ANDERSON — Deputy David “Allen” Hammond was honored on June 26 by local members of the Prickly Fingers Quilt Guild, when he was presented with the group's Quilt of Valor. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST