Pickens Sentinel- RSS news Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/news http://pickenssentinel.com/section/news Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:53:00 EST 1800 Miller named Teacher of the Year for SDPC http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50314548/Miller-named-Teacher-of-the-Year-for-SDPC PICKENS — Nikki Miller has been named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for the School District of Pickens County and Jennifer Ohlrogge has been named the 2014-2015 Support Employee of the Year Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:06:03 EST Workforce Opportunity Summit set for Aug. 27 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50314171/Workforce-Opportunity-Summit-set-for-Aug.-27 EASLEY — Tri-County Technical College, Alliance Pickens and Apprenticeship Carolina will host a Workforce Opportunity Summit from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Aug. 27 at the College's Easley Campus. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:04 EST One in jail, one sought in June arson case http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter/50314528/One-in-jail-one-sought-in-June-arson-case WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has charged a Toccoa, Ga., woman with third-degree arson in connection with an incident on June 20 in Wahalla and are looking for a Walhalla man on four separate counts related to the... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:37:01 EST Westminster man charged with sexual battery http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter/50314521/Westminster-man-charged-with-sexual-battery WALHALLA — A 59-year-old Westminster man was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery involving a 22-year-old woman. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:27:03 EST Westminster couple charged with burglary http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-news/50314515/Westminster-couple-charged-with-burglary WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Westminster couple last week after an investigation revealed that weapons and other items were taken from a Westminster home of a Walhalla City police officer. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:11:04 EST Let’s get ready to rumble! http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50313815/Lets-get-ready-to-rumble PICKENS — The seventh annual Meals on Wheels Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl, presented by Save-A-Lot of Pickens, will take place at the Pickens High School stadium at 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:09:01 EST Sober or Slammer! begins Aug. 15 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50289988/Sober-or-Slammer-begins-Aug.-15 COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety partnered with local hospitals, first responders, and law enforcement agencies across the state today to launch the annual Sober or Slammer! impaired driving crackdown, which begins... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:24:03 EST Clemson Downs hires wellness director http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50090351/Clemson-Downs-hires-wellness-director CLEMSON — Clemson Downs Retirement Community has hired a wellness director with broad experience in crafting personalized fitness plans geared toward engaging seniors with a best-in-class holistic approach. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:45:04 EST SWU moves in record number of freshmen http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50325447/SWU-moves-in-record-number-of-freshmen CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University moved 260 incoming freshman into its residence halls last Friday, a record size class that left check-in lines stretched halfway across the lawn for the admissions office. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:32:04 EST 13th annual grief seminar planned for September http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50318353/13th-annual-grief-seminar-planned-for-September GREENVILLE — Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes will hold its 13th annual grief seminar on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:04 EST Forever homes needed http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50326124/Forever-homes-needed LIBERTY — The Pickens County Humane Society is facing a problem: Currently at capacity, animal adoptions are dwindling, while animal surrenders for the past three months have ranged from 50 to 93 animals per month. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:54:03 EST Teams hold mock search, rescue in Williamston http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50317135/Teams-hold-mock-search-rescue-in-Williamston WILLIAMSTON — The Anderson County Sheriff's Office Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Volunteer Mounted Search and Rescue Team (MSaR) participated in a mock search and rescue on Sunday at the intersection of Willingham Road... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:02 EST Implant could be solution for epileptics http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50325288/Implant-could-be-solution-for-epileptics EASLEY — Sufferers of epilepsy haven't seen many options for treatment over the years, especially in Pickens County, but Baptist Easley Hospital in conjunction with Clemson Neurology has opened avenues locally. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:52:03 EST Disagreement between strangers leads to violence http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50325529/Disagreement-between-strangers-leads-to-violence PICKENS — A disagreement between strangers ended in violence and an attempted murder charge being levied against an Easley man. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:51:02 EST Event does more than raise money http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50325868/Event-does-more-than-raise-money EASLEY — The seventh annual Mission Action Challenge on Aug. 23 will do more than just offer challenging cycle rides and a 5K to participants. It will help put new shoes on the feet of some children who really need them. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:49:17 EST Pickens deputy injured in wreck http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50325731/Pickens-deputy-injured-in-wreck PICKENS — A Pickens County sheriff's deputy was injured when he lost control of his patrol car on Edinburgh Lane in Easley on Aug. 14. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:10:04 EST Business News http://pickenssentinel.com/news/business/50319724/Business-News Clemson Downs marketing directorCLEMSON — Clemson Downs Retirement Community announced that Ruthie Millar has joined its team in a newly created marketing role. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:41:03 EST Military News http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50320096/Military-News Hernandez graduates basic training Air Force Airman Kanny D. Ocampo Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at San Antonio, Texas. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:36:04 EST Clemson police need help finding suspect http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50327659/Clemson-police-need-help-finding-suspect CLEMSON – The Clemson City Police Department needs the public's help to locate a Pickens man who attacked a woman outside her apartment on Aug. 9, dragged her inside and choked her until she was unconscious. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:53:10 EST Easley man charged with attempted murder http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50296517/Easley-man-charged-with-attempted-murder EASLEY – A 21-year-old Easley man has been charged with attempted murder after a verbal confrontation with another man turned physical. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:53:03 EST