Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Fri, 29 May 2015 02:50:30 EST 1800 Swords: Board will address issues http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/153759976/Swords:-Board-will-address-issues PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees issued a response to the South Carolina director of AdvancED in the wake of a report critical of the district, stating that the district is “committed... Thu, 28 May 2015 15:41:03 EST SDPC issues remain http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/153759424/SDPC-issues-remain PICKENS COUNTY — AdvancEd, an organization whose mission is to ensure students have the best environment in which to learn, has issued a scathing report of the School District of Pickens County, citing ongoing issues with the board's... Thu, 28 May 2015 15:40:57 EST ‘The Mousetrap’ has been set http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/153703191/The-Mousetrap-has-been-set EASLEY — The longest running play in history is making a reappearance at Easley's Foothills Playhouse beginning May 29, courtesy of Agatha Christie and local director Maurice Reed. Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:52 EST Doodle Trail now open http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/153703758/Doodle-Trail-now-open EASLEY — Hundreds turned out Memorial Day weekend with their bicycles and walking shoes for the long awaited, much anticipated grand opening of the Upstate's Doodle Trail — a 7.4 mile corridor connecting the downtown areas of Easley... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:30:52 EST Big League World Series ready to roll into Easley http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-sports/153703024/Big-League-World-Series-ready-to-roll-into-Easley EASLEY — The Big League World Series has called Easley home for the last 15 years, bringing players and fans from around the globe to Pickens County and this year will be no different. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:05:51 EST Memorial Day made memorable http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/153703555/Memorial-Day-made-memorable PICKENS COUNTY — “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in... Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:52 EST Chamber holds annual golf tourney and expo http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/153427895/Chamber-holds-annual-golf-tourney-and-expo The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce held its 22nd annual golf tournament and expo at Smithfield Country Club on May 5. Individuals and businesses alike sent representatives to compete for top honors and bragging rights within the community for the... Tue, 26 May 2015 11:20:51 EST Milwee named American Legion officer of the year http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152637787/Milwee-named-American-Legion-officer-of-the-year WALHALLA — Oconee County Sheriff's Office Corporal Charles Mulwee was named the 2015 American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the annual Joseph Earl “Jake” Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner held at the Charles McGee... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:05:53 EST Tri-County revamps, renames manufacturing management program http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152637433/Tri-County-revamps-renames-manufacturing-management-program PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College's Engineering and Industrial Technology Division has renamed and revamped its manufacturing management program to offer students the technical expertise and the leadership training/skills required... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:57 EST Social media training works best for student-athletes, study shows http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152635583/Social-media-training-works-best-for-student-athletes-study-shows CLEMSON — Placing less reliance on monitoring software and modifying new media training to align with student-athletes' habits and input will promote more positive and responsible usage of social networks. Mon, 25 May 2015 15:05:57 EST Harmless fly gaining fame among fans of sustainability http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/152008071/Harmless-fly-gaining-fame-among-fans-of-sustainability CLEMSON — There's a lot of waste in the world — literally and figuratively — but thanks to a harmless little fly, some of this waste is being recycled and turned into a slew of beneficial products. Mon, 25 May 2015 15:05:52 EST Small-scale farmers finding that help is on the way http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/152008035/Small-scale-farmers-finding-that-help-is-on-the-way FLORENCE — For small-scale farmers, hard work and long hours come with the territory — and that doesn't even include their “day jobs,” without which many could not support themselves and their... Mon, 25 May 2015 14:55:51 EST Endowed scholarship to benefit SWU ministry, missions majors http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152636475/Endowed-scholarship-to-benefit-SWU-ministry-missions-majors CENTRAL – The Simmons Family Christian Endowed Scholarship has been established to assist Southern Wesleyan University students who hold memberships within the South Carolina District of The Wesleyan Church and are full-time ministry and... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:56 EST Project Lifesaver spots available in Oconee County http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152637850/Project-Lifesaver-spots-available-in-Oconee-County WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office said spots are available for families to register their loved ones with the Project Lifesaver Program. Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:55 EST Josephine’s Knot added to UHQT http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152432934/Josephines-Knot-added-to-UHQT WESTMINSTER — The home of Claudia Spearman on Augusta Street in Westminster is the 144th quilt block added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The quilt block, called Josephine's Knot, hangs next to her front door. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:31:25 EST Molly visits Pickens Elementary School http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152637066/Molly-visits-Pickens-Elementary-School Pickens Elementary School students raised $146.80 to give to the Pickens County Humane Society. The director, Samantha Gamble, came and brought a 4-month-old puppy named Molly. Gamble talked to the Pickens Elementary Cabin Character students about the... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:05:55 EST Clemson Extension partners on farm-to-school initiative http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151881158/Clemson-Extension-partners-on-farm-to-school-initiative CHARLESTON — Clemson University Extension is working on a College of Charleston-based, multi-agency farm-to-school initiative that will go statewide this year.The initiative is funded by grants from Boeing. Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:54 EST SWU students reach out to community during Day of Service http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152636770/SWU-students-reach-out-to-community-during-Day-of-Service Southern Wesleyan University students Shannon Stone and Macee Riley scrub walls at the Central-Clemson Recreation Center during Day of Service March 17. This year, 246 volunteers participated in 17 projects in Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and Greenville... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:53 EST Agri-business plan being developed http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151375411/Agri-business-plan-being-developed PENDLETON — The Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation, Tri-County Technical College's Corporate and Community Education Division and area economic developers are reaching out to agricultural-based businesses in Anderson,... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:00:52 EST Clemson students launch novel pre-med program http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/152633953/Clemson-students-launch-novel-pre-med-program CLEMSON — Clemson University students have begun shadowing doctors in South Carolina's Upstate as part of a new program that is aimed to help students decide whether they want to pursue jobs in health care. Mon, 25 May 2015 14:55:55 EST