Pickens Sentinel- RSS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/ http://pickenssentinel.com/ Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:45:18 EST 1800 A.R. Lewis hosts ‘Mouse’ http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150223203/A.R.-Lewis-hosts-Mouse The Library Media Center at A.R. Lewis Elementary School in Pickens recently hosted “Mouse” from “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” storybooks. Students in grades 4k-3 listened to the story, received a cookie, and had a meet and... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:15:04 EST Northland Communications holding annual toy drive http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150805032/Northland-Communications-holding-annual-toy-drive CLEMSON — Northland Communication is collecting toys through Dec. 15 for its fifth annual Toy Drive for donation to the local Salvation Army. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:38:02 EST Choose words carefully when dealing with children http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/150886180/Choose-words-carefully-when-dealing-with-children I was at the grocery store recently with my son, Ben. While we were waiting in the checkout line, a little girl saw the Sponge Bob balloon Ben was holding and broke out into a huge grin. Excitedly, she began tugging at her mother's coat sleeve... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:21:03 EST Pizzeria fire cause still unknown http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150893323/Pizzeria-fire-cause-still-unknown EASLEY — A fire at a Downtown Easley restaurant is still under investigation as local and state officials continue to hunt for the cause. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:50:02 EST Church News http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/150886556/Church-News Dec. 19• 7 p.m.: Pickens Presbyterian Church, 311 W. Main St. in Pickens, shows The Nativity Story for Movie Night.Dec. 20 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:23:59 EST Out & About http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/150886509/Out--About Dec. 19• Christmas Bells and Cookies, featuring the Grace UMC Handbell Choir, is presented at 7 p.m. at Cafe Connections.Jan. 24 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:22:01 EST Grand opening for Front Porch Fixins http://pickenssentinel.com/news/business-news/150885961/Grand-opening-for-Front-Porch-Fixins Members of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce along with the owners, employees, family and friends of Front Porch Fixins celebrated the grand opening of the “mom and pop” style grocery and retail store earlier this month. Front Porch... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:51:05 EST Chastain Road Elementary recognized for healthy initiatives http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150223153/Chastain-Road-Elementary-recognized-for-healthy-initiatives LIBERTY — The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, recognized Chastain Road Elementary School with a 2014 National Healthy Schools Award for transforming its environment into... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:11:02 EST CTC students graduate from 911 program http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150222568/CTC-students-graduate-from-911-program Students from the Pickens County Career & Technology Center's Law Enforcement Services class have graduated from the 911 Telecommunications Program through the Pickens County 911 Office. Shown are, bottom row from left, Daniel Martin, Stephen... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:55:02 EST Don’t drink, drive http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150886382/Dont-drink-drive PICKENS COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:02 EST EFD, county extend contract with new provisions http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150837626/EFD-county-extend-contract-with-new-provisions EASLEY — Easley City Council voted unanimously to renew a contract between the Easley Fire Department and the county for fire protection with a new clause: the county must give 24 months notice to the city if they decide to no longer utilize the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:22:02 EST Pickens grandmother charged in toddler’s death http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150938035/Pickens-grandmother-charged-in-toddlers-death PICKENS – The grandmother of a 14-month-old boy is in jail on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse after a lethal dose of Oxycodone was found in the “sippy” cup the woman gave to the child. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Pickens FD scaling back CPR plans http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150810202/Pickens-FD-scaling-back-CPR-plans PICKENS — The Pickens Fire Department has been planning to undertake a massive CPR training program in January but there's a problem: the fire department has only raised about 10 percent of the funds needed. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:58:02 EST SDPC, trustees delay Capital Needs Plan vote http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150892759/SDPC-trustees-delay-Capital-Needs-Plan-vote PICKENS — The third reading of a proposed Capital Needs Plan to relieve the fiscal woes the School District of Pickens County is facing in the coming years, scheduled for Dec. 15, was delayed until a key component of the plan is in... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:37:01 EST Deadline for insurance sign-up looming http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150838068/Deadline-for-insurance-sign-up-looming EASLEY — Open enrollment for health insurance runs through February 2015 but if you need coverage to begin by the first of the year, you must be enrolled no later than Dec. 15. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:24:01 EST Food banks, shelters in need of assistance http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150892618/Food-banks-shelters-in-need-of-assistance PICKENS COUNTY — The giving spirit seems to hit most people during the holidays and with the cold weather here there is a real need among food banks and relief organizations throughout Pickens County. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:03 EST Greene receives healthcare award http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150889020/Greene-receives-healthcare-award EASLEY – At the recent annual meeting of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations/Marketing, Allison Greene was presented the John L. Thomason award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:38:01 EST Residents need to be active in school discussions http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion/150887389/Residents-need-to-be-active-in-school-discussions A great deal of discussion has taken place throughout the Pickens County School District over the last couple of months related to capital needs funding. When looking at the funding for the school district, one must understand that there's two... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:27:02 EST Country Santa needs some help from community http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150842493/Country-Santa-needs-some-help-from-community DEEP SOUTH POLE — Country Santa has been working year round for this season, but it seems the Deep South Pole needs a few more elves to help more than 1,300 families in the area. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:50:02 EST Pickens renews Gift of Pickens initiative http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150810244/Pickens-renews-Gift-of-Pickens-initiative PICKENS — 'Tis the season of giving and the Pickens Revitalization Association is continuing its Shop Local Initiative, Gift of Pickens to keep local dollars in the local economy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:33:01 EST