Pickens Sentinel- RSS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/ http://pickenssentinel.com/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:23:27 EST 1800 DSS brouhaha comes with human element http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150228413/DSS-brouhaha-comes-with-human-element COLUMBIA — With the release of the audit of S.C.'s Department of Social Services conducted by the Legislative Audit Council, there were many statistics and numbers shared on the department's performance, but in the end, digesting... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:05 EST Oyster roast, silent auction to benefit children of Pickens County http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150318216/Oyster-roast-silent-auction-to-benefit-children-of-Pickens-County EASLEY — Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem's first Clusters for Kids oyster roast and silent auction will be held Nov. 1 with the proceeds going to help children in Pickens County. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:05 EST Pickens corrals Mustangs, 26-22 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150317611/Pickens-corrals-Mustangs-26-22 PICKENS — Despite 11 penalties worth 120 yards, the Pickens Blue Flame (3-6, 2-3) found a way to win over visiting Palmetto (4-5, 2-3) by a score of 26-22 on Oct. 24. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:04 EST Should the commander of the SC National Guard be elected? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/150304512/Should-the-commander-of-the-SC-National-Guard-be-elected Question: Should the Chief of Staff of the US Army be selected by the public in a popular election? Obviously the answer is a resounding NO. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10:05 EST Sports Announcements http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements-sports/150318487/Sports-Announcements Easley hoops registrationEASLEY — The Easley Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its basketball program through Oct. 31 for boys and girls ages 6 to 14, as of Sept. 1. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:26:02 EST Upper State Fair offers new attractions http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150318395/Upper-State-Fair-offers-new-attractions PICKENS COUNTY — The Upper S.C. State Fair is back and better than ever this year as fair organizers have introduced several new animal attractions to their usual staple of carnival rides, games and food. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:30:13 EST Daniel Lions keep playoff hopes alive with win over Walhalla http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/150317914/Daniel-Lions-keep-playoff-hopes-alive-with-win-over-Walhalla CENTRAL — The big, bad Lions of Daniel High School again showed what they're made of as they laid a huge 70 point smackdown on the Razorbacks — Walhalla's second shut out in a row and fourth of the year. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:54:04 EST Patriots looking to make playoffs http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/150317330/Patriots-looking-to-make-playoffs POWDERSVILLE — The Powedersville Patriots returned to their winning ways after solidly defeating Carolina Academy last Friday 49-12. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:52:04 EST Liberty looking to go out with a bang http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150317719/Liberty-looking-to-go-out-with-a-bang LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils playoff hopes are looking dim as the team fell on the road to Pendleton 14-17 on Friday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:32:08 EST Beware the galloping hooves … http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150267362/Beware-the-galloping-hooves EASLEY — This Halloween those sounds you hear behind you might just be The Headless Horseman, if you're taking in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Easley Foothills Playhouse.The production opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:09:02 EST Golden Hurricanes take Western AAA title http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/150317395/Golden-Hurricanes-take-Western-AAA-title PIEDMONT — Wren (9-0, 6-0) broke open the second half scoring against region foe Belton Honea Path (6-3, 4-2) 50-21 Oct. 24 to retain its undefeated record and claim the Western AAA title for 2014. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:03:01 EST Easley Green Wave shut down on the road http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150317802/Easley-Green-Wave-shut-down-on-the-road GREENWOOD — The Easley Green Wave's short winning streak came to an abrupt end when they dropped a region matchup with the Greenwood Eagles on the road in a 34-0 shutout Oct. 24. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:01:05 EST Whose values are we talking about anyway? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/150317166/Whose-values-are-we-talking-about-anyway As Nov. 4 and the midterm elections draw ever closer, I have seen the roadside signs beginning to multiply overnight like some haunted Halloween nightmare come to life. Of course, the signs are intended to create some sort of epiphany for voters, but... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:02 EST Calling all Zombies! http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150324633/ CLEMSON — Zombies will have people running for their lives when Clemson University's Staff Senate, CLEMSONLiVE and the city of Clemson team up to host the first-ever Clemson Zombie Run at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Nettles... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:37:09 EST Three named to USC-Sumter Fire Ants softball team http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/150222414/Three-named-to-USC-Sumter-Fire-Ants-softball-team SUMTER — Charley Prince, Emily Hendrix and Taylor Rothrock, all of Easley, will be a part of the 2014-15 University of South Carolina Fire Ants Softball Team. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:35:01 EST Easley Fire Dept. getting new engine truck http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150186018/Easley-Fire-Dept.-getting-new-engine-truck EASLEY — Easley City Council has unanimously voted to approve the purchase of a new custom built $464,000 fire engine for the Easley Fire Department. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:39:04 EST Relay for Life 2015 kick off is Oct. 28 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150265755/Relay-for-Life-2015-kick-off-is-Oct.-28 EASLEY — Relay for Life is set to kick off its campaign for 2015 and will do so with the help of Baptist Easley Hospital. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:29:01 EST Church News http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/150318683/Church-News Oct. 29 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:56:04 EST Dogwood Terrace Stables event will support horse rescue mission http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150222353/Dogwood-Terrace-Stables-event-will-support-horse-rescue-mission MARIETTA – Dogwood Terrace Stables, the big red barn in scenic River Falls, is holding its first ever 5K Run/Walk to raise money to buy hay and grain to help feed its 30-plus rescue horses for the winter and to support year-round... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:28:06 EST Our shared battle against mental illness http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/150222309/Our-shared-battle-against-mental-illness Some of my earliest public service was serving on the board of the Greenville County Mental Health Center – including as its chairman – in the early 90s. I later served on the S.C. Mental Health Commission. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:21:04 EST