Pickens Sentinel- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://pickenssentinel.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:21:01 EST 1800 ‘This is for Betsy’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50020646/This-is-for-Betsy CHARLESTON — A year ago Easley native Ridgley Beckett wasn't sure if she would ride a bicycle again much less complete the 252-mile 2104 Ride to Remember in an effort to battle Alzheimer's or that there would be another reason to... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/50018296/ All-Alumni BHS Reunion Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/50018320/ — Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Hwy., and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Matthias Lutheran Church, 501 Powdersville Road. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50015912/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST November governor battle will be a political brawl http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50013895/November-governor-battle-will-be-a-political-brawl It's beginning to look as if this could be a very interesting campaign season as concerns the gubernatorial race in South Carolina and the issue of the state's Department of Social Services will be the battleground upon which it is... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST And miles to go before a cure http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50020636/And-miles-to-go-before-a-cure CHARLESTON — Six years ago 20 cyclists came together to ride from the upstate to the coast to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's research, collecting $16,000 for their efforts, creating a trend that has grown to staggering numbers... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bosch pledges $500,000 for Clemson University fellowships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50008672/Bosch-pledges-$500000-for-Clemson-University-fellowships CLEMSON — A $500,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund will establish an endowment in perpetuity for automotive-engineering fellowships that are aimed at diversifying the workforce and inspiring the next generation of engineers and... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Residents urged to register for sex offender alerts http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50008447/Residents-urged-to-register-for-sex-offender-alerts WALHALLA — Oconee County has more than 150 registered sex offenders and with summer in full swing, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office encourages residents to know which ones live in their area. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SDPC grads awarded scholarships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50014349/SDPC-grads-awarded-scholarships PICKENS — Seven graduates of the class of 2014 have earned the School District of Pickens County Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to graduating senior Teacher Cadets from each Pickens County high... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson Downs residents celebrate independence with annual event http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014134/Clemson-Downs-residents-celebrate-independence-with-annual-event CLEMSON — Residents at Clemson Downs Retirement Community invited friends, neighbors and nearby residents to join them in putting their love of country and active living on full display during the 15th annual Fourth of July parade at the Clemson... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Powdersville teen ready for national pageant stage http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014193/Powdersville-teen-ready-for-national-pageant-stage CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hope Harvard, the current Miss South Carolina Teen, is set to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 from July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mountain Rest Baptist Church adds to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/features/50014284/Mountain-Rest-Baptist-Church-adds-to-the-Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail MOUNTAIN REST — Mountain Rest Baptist Church is the site of a new addition to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tamassee-Salem MHS adds third panel to Quilt Trail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014442/Tamassee-Salem-MHS-adds-third-panel-to-Quilt-Trail SALEM — Tamassee-Salem Middle High School has added a third quilt panel to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SWU counseling room named for pastor http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50008661/SWU-counseling-room-named-for-pastor CENTRAL – Fred Andrews was honored at Southern Wesleyan University in Central by the naming of the Pastor Fred Andrews Counseling Room of the Nicholson-Mitchell Christian Ministry Center, thanks to donations from his family, friends and members... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/50018356/ Summer Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Helton: We will ‘build NASCAR collectively’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/50014029/Helton:-We-will-build-NASCAR-collectively LOUDON, N.H. – Emphasizing that NASCAR respects the needs, rights and opinions of all stakeholders in the sport, NASCAR president Mike Helton said Friday that the formation of the Race Team Alliance by nine leading owners will not significantly... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Volunteers needed to participate in the summer turkey survey http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/50008525/Volunteers-needed-to-participate-in-the-summer-turkey-survey Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, and conservation... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two charged after meth lab found http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50021172/Two-charged-after-meth-lab-found WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested two Westminster residents last Friday afternoon on multiple charges in which a meth lab was also discovered. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley man pleads guilty to possessing child porn http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50021075/Easley-man-pleads-guilty-to-possessing-child-porn COLUMBIA — James A. Newton, 54, of Easley, pleaded guilty last Wednesday in federal court in Anderson to possession of child pornography. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/50018390/ Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST