Pickens Sentinel- RSS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/ http://pickenssentinel.com/ Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:55:30 EST 1800 Greater Easley Chamber hits benchmark number http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50563500/Greater-Easley-Chamber-hits-benchmark-number EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce broke with tradition in its 2014 membership drive and the change saw a huge return for the group's recruiting efforts. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:14 EST Hope in sight for PCSO Detention Center http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50596782/Hope-in-sight-for-PCSO-Detention-Center PICKENS — The smell of sulfur is almost too much to bear as the door opens and you walk into the downstairs reception area of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:12 EST Missing Easley woman contacts family, says she is safe http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50646107/Missing-Easley-woman-contacts-family-says-she-is-safe EASLEY — A missing Easley woman and her son have made contact with family and friends via a video posted to social media but questions still remain concerning their sudden disappearance and current whereabouts. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:08 EST Sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50644885/Sometimes-all-it-takes-is-a-change-in-perspective Before I sat down to write this column I had already accepted the fact I wouldn't be making any friends, at least not here in the tightest notch of the Bible belt, but I feel it needs to be said. If you have followed me at all, you know I will... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:06 EST Pickens hosting Wrens, still looking for first win http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/50645249/Pickens-hosting-Wrens-still-looking-for-first-win PICKENS — Undefeated Wren (3-0) will travel to still winless Pickens (0-3) for the first region game for both teams on Friday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:26 EST Liberty, Powdersville set for region opener http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/50645617/Liberty-Powdersville-set-for-region-opener LIBERTY — The Powdersville Patriots will take their undefeated record on the road to face a Liberty Red Devils squad :53 shy of undefeated themselves. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:25 EST Lions look to protect undefeated record at home http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/50635321/Lions-look-to-protect-undefeated-record-at-home CENTRAL — The top five ranked AAA Daniel Lions play host to upstart West-Oak this week, hoping to remain among the undefeated ranks in South Carolina. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:24 EST Mayors celebrate Constitution Week with proclamations http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50596573/Mayors-celebrate-Constitution-Week-with-proclamations EASLEY — The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:17 EST Reduce budget, not savings http://pickenssentinel.com/news/letters/50588672/Reduce-budget-not-savings At the last school board meeting the board approved buying two activity buses for $252,000. (Shelton, Edwards, Cooper, Swords for, Saitta and Gillespie against.) The buses will be paid for out of savings. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:12 EST When it comes to pit bulls, is it nature or nurture? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50645101/When-it-comes-to-pit-bulls-is-it-nature-or-nurture Dogs are perhaps one of mankind's greatest creations. They were physically and behaviorally engineered by humans to fulfill a specific need: guarding the home, pointing out quail in brush lines, retrieving downed water fowl, herding sheep,... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:10 EST Football Super Saturday set for Sept. 20 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/50596159/Football-Super-Saturday-set-for-Sept.-20 PICKENS — The annual Football Super Saturday celebration will be hosted by the Pickens Recreation Department on Sept. 20 at the new Pickens High School football stadium. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:07 EST Easley Masons host annual BBQ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/community_news/50644433/Easley-Masons-host-annual-BBQ Master of the Lodge Randall Waters and Officers of the Masonic Temple prepared more than 225 pounds of pork, 120 pieces of chicken, baked beans and coleslaw for this year's barbecue. The Masons have been hosting the event for over a decade with... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:16 EST Bynum Financial celebrates 30 years in business http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50595762/Bynum-Financial-celebrates-30-years-in-business Cindy Hopkins, right, president of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, presents a certificate commemorating Bynum Financial Group Inc.'s 30-year milestone in business to Rusty Bynum, president of the financial group. The event was held at... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:14 EST Road closing for bridge replacement http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50641907/Road-closing-for-bridge-replacement PICKENS COUNTY — Rolling Green Road at the intersection of Praters Creek Road will be closed to traffic beginning Sept. 22 and will remain closed for approximately 60 days while the Pickens County Roads and Bridges Department replaces the... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:18 EST Area Reunions http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/50642613/Area-Reunions Trotter ClanThe Trotter clan and descendants of George MacDuffie and Sara O'Neal Trotter hold their reunion at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Gatehouse Restaurant in Pickens.Chastain Reunion Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:17 EST Clemson, Parenting Place kick off initiative in Oconee http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50641773/Clemson-Parenting-Place-kick-off-initiative-in-Oconee CLEMSON — Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat pregnancies. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:13 EST “Images of Piedmont” on sale http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50641981/Images-of-Piedmont-on-sale PIEDMONT — The Bonnes Amies Club has published “Images of Piedmont,” a pictorial history book. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:04 EST Out & About http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/50644356/Out--About Sept. 18• The Pickens County Library Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. at the Village Branch in Pickens. The meeting is open to the public. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:22 EST Grace UMC to celebrate first responders with special service http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50640241/Grace-UMC-to-celebrate-first-responders-with-special-service PICKENS — Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate local first responders at special worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:06 EST St. Matthias Lutheran celebrating 40 years http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50638343/St.-Matthias-Lutheran-celebrating-40-years EASLEY — St. Matthias Lutheran will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special worship service and a reunion/lunch following on Oct. 5. All former members are invited to return and join in the festivities. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:04 EST