Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:07:34 EST 1800 AR Lewis to pilot new Opportunity to Succeed program http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150222486/AR-Lewis-to-pilot-new-Opportunity-to-Succeed-program SUNSET — Inspiring the American Dream Foundation has entered into an education partnership with Albert R. Lewis Elementary School to pilot the Foundation's new “Opportunity to Succeed” program. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:45:02 EST Golf Tournament benefits SWU scholarships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150474444/Golf-Tournament-benefits-SWU-scholarships CENTRAL – Golf teams teed off Oct. 13 at Pickens Country Club for Southern Wesleyan University's annual P. B. Wood Golf Tournament, sponsored by First Citizens Bank.Prizes were awarded as follows: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:48:03 EST County’s charter school gets ‘A’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150513613/Countys-charter-school-gets-A PICKENS — The South Carolina Department of Education has released letter grades for the state's public schools based upon student achievement and improvement during the 2013-2014 school year. Pickens County's only charter school, the... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:24:06 EST Exhibit unique to area http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150605107/Exhibit-unique-to-area PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History has a unique display, via the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of what has been called the “War to end all wars.” Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:10:05 EST Williams sentenced http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150658529/Williams-sentenced PICKENS — In a negotiated plea deal, Crystal Gail Williams of Dacusville was sentenced Nov. 20 to life without the possibility of parole for her role in the January murder of her husband, Shane Williams. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:29:03 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150651838/ Students from Concrete Primary School were recently recognized for their entries in the Christmas Card Contest 2014. London Yackanicz, left, was the design winner of the Concrete Christmas Card Contest. London's art will be placed on the front... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:20:03 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150651901/ Southern Wesleyan University's grounds crew has been at work lengthening the driving range at the P.B. Wood Golf Practice Range, located near the university's entrance at S.C. Highway 93. Improvements also include adding a berm to collect... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:18:05 EST World of Energy Festival of Trees underway http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150648758/World-of-Energy-Festival-of-Trees-underway SENECA — The World of Energy will host its second annual Festival of Trees through Jan. 3.Nearly two dozen trees will be on display, decorated by local businesses and organizations for the public to view. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:03:04 EST Village Branch holding Cookie Exchange http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150646442/Village-Branch-holding-Cookie-Exchange PICKENS — The Village Branch Library in Pickens is holding a Christmas Cookie Exchange at 11 a.m. Dec. 11. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:36:01 EST The bells are back http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150652676/The-bells-are-back EASLEY — The bell ringers of the Salvation Army were out in force this past weekend announcing the start of this year's annual red kettle fundraiser. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:57:04 EST Anderson libraries closing for holiday http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150648806/Anderson-libraries-closing-for-holiday ANDERSON COUNTY — The Anderson County Library, its branch libraries, and the Mobile Library will be closed Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. In addition, the Main Library will close at 6 p.m. Nov. 26. Regular weekend hours for... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:57:02 EST Student graduates debt-free with T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, financial aid http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/50235084/Student-graduates-debt-free-with-T.E.A.C.H.-scholarship-financial-aid PENDLETON — It wasn't until Michelle Vaughn was in her late 20's, married and with two small children that she began to re-evaluate her career choice and decided to enroll in Tri-County Technical College's Early Childhood... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:03 EST Pickens teacher dead in NC murder-suicide http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150659273/Pickens-teacher-dead-in-NC-murder-suicide PICKENS – A Pickens County teacher and her husband have been found dead in North Carolina in what appears to be a murder-suicide, North Carolina officials said. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:04 EST Family honors The Dream Center http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150518669/Family-honors-The-Dream-Center EASLEY — The Dream Center in Easley is now the beneficiary of the memory of Don Jones, a name you might not know, but a man who has affected the lives of countless children in Pickens County, even in memorial. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:09:02 EST Teens looking for big break http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150486910/Teens-looking-for-big-break EASLEY — A usually empty stretch of closed businesses was made a little brighter last Saturday when two members of the local band Remember Tomorrow set up an impromptu acoustic jam session to entertain shoppers and raise awareness for their... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:11:02 EST Family pledges $2.5M to CU http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150433161/Family-pledges-$2.5M-to-CU CLEMSON – Clemson trustee Leon J. “Bill” Hendrix Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Kiawah Island, and their children, Jill, Joy, Holly and Jim, have made the first cornerstone gift of $2.5 million to Clemson University Athletics for... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:59:02 EST Pickens County delegates take oath http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150518229/Pickens-County-delegates-take-oath EASLEY — With the election concluded, Sen. Larry Martin administered the oath of office to three new Pickens County legislative delegates on Nov. 10 in a brief ceremony that took place in the Delegation Office board room. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:19:04 EST Tri-County faculty, staff recognized for service http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/50316879/Tri-County-faculty-staff-recognized-for-service PENDLETON — A Tri-County Technical College employee was recognized for four decades of service to the college and the state at an annual convocation. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:04:03 EST Easley legend Alvin Dark dies at age 92 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/150570241/Easley-legend-Alvin-Dark-dies-at-age-92 EASLEY — Nov. 13 saw the end of a local adopted legend when Alvin Dark passed away in Easley at the age of 92 after years as one of the best multi-sport athletes the United States has ever seen. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:29:03 EST Sixth annual Donate Life Duel 2014 has begun http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150515475/Sixth-annual-Donate-Life-Duel-2014-has-begun CLEMSON — Clemson University and the University of South Carolina are competing to see who can sign up more organ and tissue donors leading up to the big football game on Nov. 29. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:11:02 EST