Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:47:30 EST 1800 Hagood Mill hosts record crowd for fiddling event http://pickenssentinel.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/50723942/Hagood-Mill-hosts-record-crowd-for-fiddling-event PICKENS — Hagood Mill had a record crowd for the State Fiddling Championship this past weekend, with more than 2,200 people in attendance. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:21 EST (No heading) http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50714594/ Bob Jones University Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:20 EST Easley High to induct 4 into Hall of Fame http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news_education-sports/50721825/Easley-High-to-induct-4-into-Hall-of-Fame EASLEY – The Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members on Oct. 3 during halftime of the game against Hanna. This year's inductees are Keith Godfrey, Ron C. Hicks, Sammy Owen and Stanley “Beetle”... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:17 EST SDPC votes for millage increase http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50677470/SDPC-votes-for-millage-increase PICKENS — As a result of lower than expected assessment property values in Pickens County, the School District of Pickens County has voted to increase the millage rate for taxes by 4.7 mills. The new rate will be reflected on tax notices in the... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:16 EST USA Triathlon collegiate nationals headed to Clemson http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/50588958/USA-Triathlon-collegiate-nationals-headed-to-Clemson CLEMSON — USA Triathlon announced this week that the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships will be held in Clemson. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:12 EST Golf tourney will benefit Powdersville Business Council http://pickenssentinel.com/news/community_news/50677602/Golf-tourney-will-benefit-Powdersville-Business-Council POWDERSVILLE — The Powdersville Business Council, in conjunction with the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a golf tournament Sept. 25 at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Powdersville. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:10 EST Could it be more than just a cold? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50675810/Could-it-be-more-than-just-a-cold EASLEY — Recently there have been reports of the Enterovirus making its way across the nation and the susceptibility of children to the virus. Baptist Easley Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Helmrich offered up some information and advice for... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:08 EST Bryson comes full circle with book signing http://pickenssentinel.com/news/community_news/50675508/Bryson-comes-full-circle-with-book-signing EASLEY — Local author and cook Francine Bryson was on hand at Sam's Club in Easley for a chance to meet her fans and sign copies of her newly released cookbook, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:06 EST Lake Keowee access areas closing next week http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50672359/Lake-Keowee-access-areas-closing-next-week PICKENS COUNTY/OCONEE COUNTY – Duke Energy will temporarily close one boat ramp at Stamp Creek Access Area and all three ramps at Warpath Access Area on Lake Keowee beginning the week of Sept. 22 to perform planned maintenance... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:29:02 EST Free practice GED tests offered for limited time http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50672199/Free-practice-GED-tests-offered-for-limited-time EASLEY — The Pickens Adult Learning Center is offering free practice GED tests on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:28:14 EST Coffee shop reopening http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50672119/Coffee-shop-reopening EASLEY — Virginia's Coffee and Gifts re-opened at Baptist Easley Hospital the week of Sept. 22 in a renovated space and with a new offering of Starbucks coffee drinks. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:28:13 EST Body pulled from water near Clemson University http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-breaking_news-news/50728316/Body-pulled-from-water-near-Clemson-University WALHALLA – The body of an unidentified male was found Monday afternoon under the S.C. 93 bridge that crosses the Seneca River near Clemson University. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:36:10 EST 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 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 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 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