Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:25:47 EST 1800 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 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150486594/Its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-Christmas EASLEY — Although the weather didn't appear to show it, the Easley Farmer's Market was alive for the holidays with the 2014 Easley Holiday Farmer's Market on Nov. 8. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:45:05 EST PCSO to be focus of review http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150570033/PCSO-to-be-focus-of-review PICKENS — The National Institute of Corrections will begin a two-day Jail and Justice Assessment on Nov. 19 to determine the efficiency of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) Detention Center. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:43:05 EST SDPC graded ‘excellent’ on state report card http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/150570159/SDPC-graded-excellent-on-state-report-card PICKENS — Pickens County students aren't the only ones to receive a report card and the School District of Pickens County (SDPC) is no different, receiving a score of “excellent” with a growth rating of... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:28:01 EST Making their mark http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150571167/Making-their-mark DACUSVILLE — Local Cub Scouts were doing their part recently to raise environmental awareness by marking storm drains during one of their annual litter pick-up events this month. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:06:04 EST SDPC trustees name new chairman http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150518319/SDPC-trustees-name-new-chairman PICKENS — The school board for the School District of Pickens County held a scheduled meeting Nov. 10 and there were some new faces and changes in the board, its positions, and also administrative positions as well. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:08:02 EST Daniel German students excel in contest http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150474643/Daniel-German-students-excel-in-contest Four students from Daniel High School's German program participated in Clemson University's 42nd annual Poetry Declamation Contest held on Oct. 18. From the left, Daniel Lee, Abigail Renee Cram, Alexander Birch, and Benjamin Cram were... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:06:04 EST Clemson, GHS program receives national accreditation http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150433452/Clemson-GHS-program-receives-national-accreditation CLEMSON — Clemson University's cardiovascular technology (CVT) leadership concentration – the innovative public health sciences degree program carried out in partnership with Greenville Health System (GHS) – has been accredited... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:51:04 EST Bench at flag plaza a memorial to SWU student http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150474481/Bench-at-flag-plaza-a-memorial-to-SWU-student CENTRAL – When Krystal Pearce entered Southern Wesleyan University as a freshman in August 2013, few could have realized the impact that she would have during the brief period of time she was a student. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:57:02 EST Pickens FD begins EMS services http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150318005/Pickens-FD-begins-EMS-services PICKENS — The Pickens Fire Department has been certified by the Department of Health and Environmental Control plus seven firefighters have received certification as first responders from the levels of Paramedic to Emergency Medical... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:01:01 EST Sigma Chi’s Derby Days raises $30K-plus for Upstate charities http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150474463/Sigma-Chis-Derby-Days-raises-$30K-plus-for-Upstate-charities CLEMSON — Sigma Chi Fraternity at Clemson University recently hosted its annual Derby Days, one of the largest charitable events by a Greek organization in the Southeast. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:56:07 EST First responders, veterans honored http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150437105/First-responders-veterans-honored EASLEY — Valentin Occasions recently held a Hero Appreciation event honoring local police, fire and emergency medical service personnel along with recognition of veterans and forestry employees. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:43:03 EST No kidding: Goats to work at Clemson http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50640105/No-kidding:-Goats-to-work-at-Clemson CLEMSON — Clemson researchers and campus facilities managers have teamed up to rid a section of Hunnicutt Creek of invaders. Goats will be fenced in along a section of the creek to feed on the invasive weeds along the creek bank and upland area,... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:09:05 EST Grainger Foundation donates $5K to Tri-County welding program http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50352612/Grainger-Foundation-donates-$5K-to-Tri-County-welding-program GREENVILLE — The Grainger Foundation donated $5,000 to Tri-County Technical College in support of the expansion of the cutting lab in its Welding department. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:11:07 EST