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PCSO looking for escaped inmate

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PICKENS – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 41-year-old man who escaped from the Pickens County Stockade on Thursday.James Christopher Townsend is described as a 5-foot-11 white male weighing 210 pounds with close cropped black hair and hazel eyes.He was last seen wearing a red shirt with the word INMATE on the front and back, blue jeans with a white stripe on each leg and black boots.

 

Plenty of local events on tap for Fourth of July weekend

PICKENS — Pickens County is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day 2014 and the cities of Easley and Pickens have two days of entertainment lined up.With the Fourth of July falling on Friday this year, residents have the opportunity to celebrate American Independence over an entire weekend filled with music, rides and fireworks for community members to enjoy right in their own backyard instead of traveling to nearby Greenville or Anderson.Easley will hold events ...

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Late pass gives Harvick Nationwide win at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — A late-race pass on Kyle Busch on the final restart of the night awarded Kevin Harvick of JR Motorsports the win Friday night at Kentucky Speedway in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.Harvick should thank Brad Keselowski for the trophy after Keselowski foiled late in the race with a speeding penalty on Lap 148, which put him behind and opened the door for a classic shoot-out between two former Nation...

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Kyle Busch wins again at Kentucky Speedway in truck race

SPARTA, Ky. — Kyle Busch scored his sixth consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.For Busch, in his 120th NCWTS start, he recorded his fifth triumph of the season, winning in every event he has entered thus far in 2014.After taking the last two races off at Texas Motor Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park respectively, Busch returned June 26 with a vengeance recording his second truck series win...

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Keselowski wins from the pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski climbed six positions over the final 47 laps to pick up his second win of the season in dominating fashion in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.By winning, Keselowski guarantees himself a berth into the Chase and also becomes the first two-time winner at the 1.5-mile speedway in three years.

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Nalley Family ReunionThe descendants of the Rev. George Burdine and Emma Burns Nalley celebrate the 100th year of their family reunion on July 12 in the Dining Commons of Southern Wesleyan University in Central. The room is reserved from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a catered meal ($15 per person) will be served at 1 p.m. Send check made to Nalley Reunion to Evelyn McCollum, 409 Haverhill Circle, Easley, SC 29642. For more information, email evegray854@charter.net or call...

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Sports Announcements

Summer Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in June, July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.Camps will be held July 7-July 11, July 14-July 18, July 21-July 25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-Aug. 15.The camps are for children ages 6 to 12 (completed 5K kindergarten to rising seventh graders) and will be held fro...

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Tri-County Tech names students to President’s List

PENDLETON – Several Pickens County residents were among the 192 students named to Tri-County Technical College’s President’s List for fall 2013. The students were:Central: Douglas Gene Carrick, Sarah Elizabeth Durham, Lori Houck, Adam Anthony Merck, Viola Jean Palacios, Kelsey Blane Smith and Jillian Turner.Clemson: Danielle Annice Barnwell, Irina Bein, Alexis Anne Campbell, Grady Michael Delorey, Paul David Dutkiewicz, Kiera Elizabeth Johnston, Matthew...

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Tri-County Tech announces Dean’s List

PENDLETON – Several residents of Pickens County were among the 380 students named to the Dean’s List at Tri-County Technical College for the fall 2013 semester. The students were:Central: Johnathan Chad Eric Arnold, Kadijah Nesha Bradley, John MacKenzie Cassady, Jillana Michelle Darby, Benjamin Tilman Derrick, Tracy Leigh Dodson, Moriah Lee Gaines, Jordan Brooke Gann, Maria Ann Gantt, Jonathan G Graham, Christopher Ray Holder, Sharayah Leigh Hume, Thomas Weston Kale, Co...

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Ready, set, glow! Vanishing Firefly Project continuing through summer

CLEMSON — Ready, set, glow! The annual Clemson University firefly census launched May 31 and will continue through the summer.The census is part of Clemson University’s Vanishing Firefly Project that investigates the impact of human activity on firefly populations.The researchers depend on “citizen scientists” to count the fireflies and submit data via the website form or smartphone apps for Apple and Android.

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$30,000 in startup funding awarded to MBA in Entrepreneurship winners

CLEMSON — What do wild yeast, IT training and a social media app have in common? They are the winning business ideas at the Clemson University MBA program EnterPrize Awards presented by CertusBank.The first-place prize of $20,000 was awarded to Even Skjervold and SouthYeast Labs. SouthYeast captures wild yeasts from fruit, plants and such other objects as historic buildings. He reproduces the yeast strain in the lab using a proprietary process and sells it to breweries and ho...

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Hero or Sissy? Study explores perception of injured athletes

CLEMSON — NFL teams shoulder most of the blame for players’ injuries and sports journalists can shift football cultural norms toward valuing players who put their health first.These are the key findings of a new study authored by Clemson University researchers Jimmy Sanderson and Melinda Weathers that examined health and safety issues in sports. It was published in the journal Communication & Sport.“Media coverage of players who decide to sit out or pla...

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Study examines reintegrating wounded warriors into the community

CLEMSON — A Clemson University professor is developing a research program to better understand community reintegration and how health-care professionals, including recreational therapists, can better assist injured military service members return to their homes and communities and lead active lifestyles.“Although community reintegration is an important outcome of recreational therapy services, little is known about the reintegration process of injured service members,&#...

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Prayer at meetings? Here’s my two cents worth …

I am going to address prayer at governmental meetings. And, yes, I do realize that if I am not directly in the buckle of the Bible Belt, I most certainly am in the hole next to it.This is NOT a discussion of religion, the merits of any single one, or the tenets of their dogma, so keep that in mind as you read along. I am the last guy who will have that discussion with you as it is fruitless and usually leads to ill feelings and heated tempers.The only other topic that se...

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Fine Arts Center of Easley hosts master drum class

EASLEY — Drum students from the Fine Arts Center of Easley took part in a Master Class in drums performance and techniques on May 13 at the center. The class was taught by Trey Lundquist, a student from Berklee School of Music.“This is a great opportunity for my students,” said Russ Chapman, director of the Rock Academy at the Fine Arts Center of Easley. “The Berklee School of Music in Boston is a prestigious school. These musicians work with the best in the...

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Bart Garrison holding open house July 10

PENDLETON — The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is holding an open house July 10 for teachers in grades 3 through 6 to introduce teachers to all the museum has to offer, as a field trip destination or as a resource for the classroom.For the convenience of participants, two open houses will be held, one starting at 1 p.m. and the other starting at 7 p.m. Each session will last approximately 1 ½ hours. The open house is free to area teachers, but an RSV...

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Five arraigned on federal narcotics, firearms charges

COLUMBIA — A federal magistrate judge has arraigned Rory Severin, William Scott Powell, Chad Edward Moore, Marie Higgins, and Angel Miranda Luna on federal narcotics and firearms charges.A federal grand jury has charged these individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney William N. Nettles said.Chad Edward Moore, 42, also has been char...

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CAT Anderson 4-U bus route discontinued

ANDERSON — Beginning July 1, the Clemson Area Transit (CAT) Anderson 4-U route ceased operation. However, Electric City Transit, operated by the City of Anderson, will establish a new route that will encompass most of the old 4-U route.The newly established Electric City Orange route buses will depart from Wal-Mart on Liberty Highway in Anderson at :51 after the hour (first departure at 6:51 a.m. and last departure at 5:51 p.m.) and transport riders to Tri-County Technical Co...

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