Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:55:58 EST 1800 SDPC, trustees delay Capital Needs Plan vote http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150892759/SDPC-trustees-delay-Capital-Needs-Plan-vote PICKENS — The third reading of a proposed Capital Needs Plan to relieve the fiscal woes the School District of Pickens County is facing in the coming years, scheduled for Dec. 15, was delayed until a key component of the plan is in... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:37:01 EST Deadline for insurance sign-up looming http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150838068/Deadline-for-insurance-sign-up-looming EASLEY — Open enrollment for health insurance runs through February 2015 but if you need coverage to begin by the first of the year, you must be enrolled no later than Dec. 15. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:24:01 EST Food banks, shelters in need of assistance http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150892618/Food-banks-shelters-in-need-of-assistance PICKENS COUNTY — The giving spirit seems to hit most people during the holidays and with the cold weather here there is a real need among food banks and relief organizations throughout Pickens County. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:03 EST Greene receives healthcare award http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150889020/Greene-receives-healthcare-award EASLEY – At the recent annual meeting of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations/Marketing, Allison Greene was presented the John L. Thomason award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:38:01 EST Country Santa needs some help from community http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150842493/Country-Santa-needs-some-help-from-community DEEP SOUTH POLE — Country Santa has been working year round for this season, but it seems the Deep South Pole needs a few more elves to help more than 1,300 families in the area. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:50:02 EST Pickens renews Gift of Pickens initiative http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150810244/Pickens-renews-Gift-of-Pickens-initiative PICKENS — 'Tis the season of giving and the Pickens Revitalization Association is continuing its Shop Local Initiative, Gift of Pickens to keep local dollars in the local economy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:33:01 EST Volunteers honored http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150805323/Volunteers-honored EASLEY – Pickens County Meals on Wheels volunteers and supporters gathered recently to honor those who are “Every Day Heroes” and help make the program successful. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:44:02 EST Food drive benefits UCM http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150761158/Food-drive-benefits-UCM EASLEY — In 2010 the staff of Community Chiropractic decided to start a tradition. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:56:03 EST Movie piracy trickles down, impacts local theaters http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150605346/Movie-piracy-trickles-down-impacts-local-theaters EASLEY — Video piracy often seems like a victimlesss crime to those committing it, but the reality is that by illegally downloading or streaming movies off the Internet, there is a cost — and it trickles down. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:51:02 EST Family Promise gives hope to homeless families http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150805125/Family-Promise-gives-hope-to-homeless-families PICKENS COUNTY — A dream to help homeless families in Pickens County regain their independence became a reality this fall when a non-profit organization called Family Promise was established. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:42:02 EST Expansion to create new jobs http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150843873/Expansion-to-create-new-jobs PENDLETON – A family business that specializes in the manufacturing of garden products, premium potting soils and both natural and organic dry and liquid fertilizers is establishing operations in Anderson County. FoxFarm Soil and Fertilizer... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:48:07 EST Carolinas Health Ministry Partnership elects Porter http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150755583/Carolinas-Health-Ministry-Partnership-elects-Porter EASLEY — Christy Porter has been elected as president-elect for the Carolinas Health Ministry Partnership (CHMP). Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:38:03 EST BASF offering reward for theft information http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-news/150755322/BASF-offering-reward-for-theft-information WALHALLA — Crime Stoppers of Oconee County Inc. and BASF are offering reward money for information regarding losses of precious metals from the plant. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:24:02 EST Woodside Park getting $34K makeover http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150518403/Woodside-Park-getting-$34K-makeover EASLEY — Woodside Park will be getting a $34,000 makeover thanks to a resolution that was unanimously passed during the Easley City Council meeting on Nov. 10. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:58:05 EST Don’t let heartworm prevention slide just because it’s winter http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150718497/Dont-let-heartworm-prevention-slide-just-because-its-winter PICKENS COUNTY — Heartworm infection is the number one killer of dogs in the South. It only takes the bite of a single mosquito to transmit the larvae to your pet, but the disease itself is completely preventable. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:49:02 EST Pickens illuminated http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150757591/Pickens-illuminated PICKENS — The holiday season is in full swing in Pickens after a record crowd gathered last Tuesday night for the annual Christmas tree lighting in the historic downtown's Legacy Square. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:13:06 EST Maxon named SWU men’s, women’s golf coach http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150755252/Maxon-named-SWU-mens-womens-golf-coach CENTRAL – Joey Maxon has been named the next men's and women's golf coach at Southern Wesleyan University following a national search. Director of Athletics Chris Williams made the announcement on Dec. 1. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:17:03 EST Jaycee Park hit by vandals again http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150810033/Jaycee-Park-hit-by-vandals-again PICKENS — For the second time in as many weeks, Jaycee Park in Pickens was struck by vandals and the Pickens Recreation Department is reaching out to the community for help in solving the crimes. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:10:03 EST Hunter Education classes added to the Upstate http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/150649745/Hunter-Education-classes-added-to-the-Upstate All residents and non-residents born after June 30, 1979, must successfully complete a hunter education course that is approved by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources before a hunting license can be obtained. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:48:05 EST Baptist Easley rates Leapfrog ‘A’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150718250/Baptist-Easley-rates-Leapfrog-A EASLEY — The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog organization, recently released the latest scores for area hospitals and Baptist Easley Hospital walked away with top honors earning a Fall 2014 Hospital Safety rating of... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:41:02 EST