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Escaped stockade inmate back in jail

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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.Deputies located Townsend around 12:45 p.m. at a residence on Bakerville Road at which time he was taken into custody without incident.Efforts to locate Townsend have been ongoing since the discovery of his escape by Stockade authorities following an evening count of all inmates on July 3. Townsend was serving a sentence for failure to pay child support and had been held at the Stockade since June 2. The Pickens County Stockade is located at #186 Prison Camp Road in Pickens.


Keselowski dominates Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. – Taking a deep breath at the winner’s podium, Brad Keselowski took a second to savor his dominant Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Keselowski captured the pole, then led 152 of 200 laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sta-Green 200. In addition, he posted the fastest times in both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions in preparation for Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301.

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Keselowski completes New Hampshire weekend sweep

LOUDON, N.H. – For Brad Keselowski, it’s beginning to look an awful lot like 2012 when everything went right on the way to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.Keselowski led 138 of the last 232 laps to win Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 for his third Sprint Cup victory of the season. He held off Kyle Busch on the final restart and pulled away to win by three-quarters of a second in a green-white-checker finish.“I’m not thinking of anything...

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Literature digs deep into the soul of the writer — and the reader

In the last seven months I would have to say we’ve covered any number of topics including religion, politics, my life, my sons, my pets, and music. You know more about me than either of my ex-wives ever knew, and they could read exceptionally well, so let’s try something different … let’s talk literature.Wait, before you put the newspaper down because you’re afraid I’m going to go into some diatribe on the value of the moral and ethical concerns ...

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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.The suit, which was filed May 15, 2012, disputed the use and distribution of tax revenues among the three parties from a special tax district in the City of Clemson.The settlement follows the court order filed April 30, 2014, and ends the lawsuit without an appeal. The agreement sets forth the procedure a...

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Out & About

July 16• Easley Business and Professional Women meet at 12:30 p.m. at Fatz Cafe. Marilyn Easter, owner and operator of Eastglen Farm in Laurens, is the speaker. The cost of the lunch is $10 per person.July 19• A benefit yard sale and hot dog plate sale for cancer patient Cheryl Wilson is held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Church of God, 204 College St. in Centra...

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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.The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Dunham plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Tri-County Technical College.The scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship progra...

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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.Year II students participated in a five-course instructional dinner held before the Spring Ball, which was held March 14 at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in the Gold Ballroom.Dance contest winners were:Year One Fox Trot: Mary Frances ...

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