Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:09 EST 1800 New kickboxing gym opens in Pickens http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50051182/New-kickboxing-gym-opens-in-Pickens PICKENS – Pickens residents can now kick off the calories and in as little time as 30 minutes per day. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oconee County SO seeking public’s help to find shooters http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-news/50047292/Oconee-County-SO-seeking-publics-help-to-find-shooters WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in regards to an investigation of two drive-by shootings that occurred within 90 minutes of each other in April 2013 and one that occurred in February... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Brother, nephew of stockade escapee charged in case http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter/50047240/Brother-nephew-of-stockade-escapee-charged-in-case PICKENS – The brother and nephew of a man who escaped from the Pickens County Stockade were arrested July 16 and charged with harboring an escaped convict, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dooley to teach at Sherman College of Chiropractic http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50092351/Dooley-to-teach-at-Sherman-College-of-Chiropractic PICKENS — Dr. Brian Dooley of Pickens has been asked to serve on the faculty of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg. Dooley is a 2005 graduate of Sherman College and has been practicing in Pickens since. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pickens County hires new county administrator http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50091415/Pickens-County-hires-new-county-administrator PICKENS — Pickens County Council unanimously approved hiring Matthew Delk as the new Pickens County administrator during a called meeting on July 24. Delk will join the staff on Aug. 25. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Regional junior cattle competition set for Garrison Arena http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50091098/Regional-junior-cattle-competition-set-for-Garrison-Arena CLEMSON — Where's the beef? It will be at T. Ed Garrison Arena Aug. 1 to Aug. 3. Nearly 150 young people will show off their prize cattle and beef-industry smarts at the annual Junior Beef Round-Up. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pickens County educator joins team to shape SC math standards http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50090858/Pickens-County-educator-joins-team-to-shape-SC-math-standards PICKENS — A Pickens County educator will be part of the team that shapes South Carolina's new math standards. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clements receives music scholarship http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50089256/Clements-receives-music-scholarship BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dawson Clements signed a letter of intent to attend Southern Wesleyan University's Department of Music, where he will enroll in the fall of 2014. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cromer receives music scholarship http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50089169/Cromer-receives-music-scholarship TEMPERANCE, Mich. – Noah Cromer signed a letter of intent to attend Southern Wesleyan University's Department of Music, where he will enroll in the fall of 2014. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern Wesleyan University announces Dean’s List http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50087745/Southern-Wesleyan-University-announces-Deans-List CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University recently announced its spring 2014 dean's list students. Students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all work attempted (12 hours or more) during the spring 2014 semester, with no grade for any single... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST S.C. Botanical Gardens on road to recovery http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50051634/S.C.-Botanical-Gardens-on-road-to-recovery CLEMSON — For 28 days during the summer of 2013, the Clemson area was saturated with rain and on July 13, eight inches of rain in 24 hours left the S.C. Botanical Gardens devastated. A year later, recovery is well on the way. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley home to two-time gold medal winner http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50051538/Easley-home-to-two-time-gold-medal-winner EASLEY — Only a handful of Pickens County residents might know there is a two-time gold medal winner living in their midst. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘This is for Betsy’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50020646/This-is-for-Betsy CHARLESTON — A year ago Easley native Ridgley Beckett wasn't sure if she would ride a bicycle again much less complete the 252-mile 2104 Ride to Remember in an effort to battle Alzheimer's or that there would be another reason to... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST And miles to go before a cure http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50020636/And-miles-to-go-before-a-cure CHARLESTON — Six years ago 20 cyclists came together to ride from the upstate to the coast to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's research, collecting $16,000 for their efforts, creating a trend that has grown to staggering numbers... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bosch pledges $500,000 for Clemson University fellowships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50008672/Bosch-pledges-$500000-for-Clemson-University-fellowships CLEMSON — A $500,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund will establish an endowment in perpetuity for automotive-engineering fellowships that are aimed at diversifying the workforce and inspiring the next generation of engineers and... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Residents urged to register for sex offender alerts http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50008447/Residents-urged-to-register-for-sex-offender-alerts WALHALLA — Oconee County has more than 150 registered sex offenders and with summer in full swing, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office encourages residents to know which ones live in their area. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SDPC grads awarded scholarships http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news_education/50014349/SDPC-grads-awarded-scholarships PICKENS — Seven graduates of the class of 2014 have earned the School District of Pickens County Teacher Forum Educational Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to graduating senior Teacher Cadets from each Pickens County high... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson Downs residents celebrate independence with annual event http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014134/Clemson-Downs-residents-celebrate-independence-with-annual-event CLEMSON — Residents at Clemson Downs Retirement Community invited friends, neighbors and nearby residents to join them in putting their love of country and active living on full display during the 15th annual Fourth of July parade at the Clemson... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Powdersville teen ready for national pageant stage http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50014193/Powdersville-teen-ready-for-national-pageant-stage CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hope Harvard, the current Miss South Carolina Teen, is set to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 from July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mountain Rest Baptist Church adds to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/features/50014284/Mountain-Rest-Baptist-Church-adds-to-the-Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail MOUNTAIN REST — Mountain Rest Baptist Church is the site of a new addition to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST