Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Mon, 25 May 2015 21:40:58 EST 1800 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 County to cut Easley fire ties http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/153472966/County-to-cut-Easley-fire-ties EASLEY – When Easley Fire Chief Butch Womack stated last August that the department was “working aggressively to drop the city's ISO rating from a three to a two by this time next year,” he wasn't... Sun, 24 May 2015 23:31:34 EST McKissick students learn how to swim, thanks to the Y http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/153427631/McKissick-students-learn-how-to-swim-thanks-to-the-Y EASLEY — The Pickens County YMCA recently provided 10 weeks of swimming lessons to all second grade students at McKissick Elementary School in an effort to teach them safety and rescue skills that will last a lifetime. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:31:31 EST TransAmerican Crosswalk 2014 walker reaches destination in California http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/153472261/TransAmerican-Crosswalk-2014-walker-reaches-destination-in-California SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In July 2014 Pastor “Chick” McGill passed through Easley and Pickens County on a walk, not to pass the time but to pass a message. The walk is finally over, ending on the Santa Monica Pier. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:31:26 EST National Technical Honor Society induction http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/151937476/National-Technical-Honor-Society-induction The Pickens County Career & Technology Center recognized their new National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) students on Jan. 8 in an induction ceremony. NTHS is an honor society for outstanding students that have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher and... Mon, 25 May 2015 15:05:56 EST Clemson AFROTC named top SC unit in SC for fifth straight year http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/152687483/Clemson-AFROTC-named-top-SC-unit-in-SC-for-fifth-straight-year CLEMSON — The Air Force Association recently selected Clemson University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 770 the Outstanding Air Force ROTC Unit in South Carolina for the 2014-2015 school year. Mon, 25 May 2015 15:05:51 EST Students, staff help Pickens County Humane Society http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/151937674/Students-staff-help-Pickens-County-Humane-Society The students and staff at Liberty Middle School and Pickens Middle School recently held a competition to raise money and supplies for the Pickens County Humane Society. The winner of the competition was announced between the girls and boys basketball... Mon, 25 May 2015 14:55:57 EST No tax hike for SDPC http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/153472015/No-tax-hike-for-SDPC PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County held its first reading of the 2015-2016 general fund budget May 11 and with the initial offering no tax increase is part of the package presented. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:31:33 EST