Pickens Sentinel- RSS NEWS Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS http://pickenssentinel.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:22:42 EST 1800 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 “Images of Piedmont” on sale http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50641981/Images-of-Piedmont-on-sale PIEDMONT — The Bonnes Amies Club has published “Images of Piedmont,” a pictorial history book. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:04 EST Grace UMC to celebrate first responders with special service http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50640241/Grace-UMC-to-celebrate-first-responders-with-special-service PICKENS — Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate local first responders at special worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:06 EST St. Matthias Lutheran celebrating 40 years http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50638343/St.-Matthias-Lutheran-celebrating-40-years EASLEY — St. Matthias Lutheran will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special worship service and a reunion/lunch following on Oct. 5. All former members are invited to return and join in the festivities. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:35:04 EST Tucker named Baptist Easley Physician of the Quarter http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50641492/Tucker-named-Baptist-Easley-Physician-of-the-Quarter EASLEY – Baptist Easley Hospital recently named Dr. Michelle Tucker as the Cam Underhill Practicing Excellence Physician of the Quarter award winner. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:17 EST Streets closing for Founders Day Music Festival http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50596661/Streets-closing-for-Founders-Day-Music-Festival PICKENS — West Main Street in Pickens from North Ann Street to Catherine Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday for the third annual Founders Day Music Festival. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:00:02 EST One dead, one in jail after overnight stabbing http://pickenssentinel.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50600866/One-dead-one-in-jail-after-overnight-stabbing CLEMSON – An 18-year-old man from Clemson has been charged with murder in connection with an overnight stabbing death at Goldenwoods Apartments. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:57:09 EST Mother, son have been missing since Aug. 18 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/50600781/Mother-son-have-been-missing-since-Aug.-18 EASLEY — Brandy Monique (Robinson) Willingham, 33, and her 5-year-old son Brandon have been missing from their home in Easley since Aug. 18 and nearly a month later there are no answers to their whereabouts. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:21:04 EST Anderson church joins Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50476525/Anderson-church-joins-Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail ANDERSON — The Road to Jericho quilt block is designed from a quilt made from fabrics collected over several decades by Clara Webb Lindsay, in 1995. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:11:05 EST Now THAT’S an Ice Bucket Challenge! http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/50437243/Now-THATS-an-Ice-Bucket-Challenge Members of Southern Wesleyan University admissions staff grimace as they are drenched by more than a hundred gallons of ice water, part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. When the department was challenged, they took things up a notch with a little help... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:57:04 EST Car donation benefits SWU Call Me MISTER program http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50233541/Car-donation-benefits-SWU-Call-Me-MISTER-program CENTRAL – Car trouble for some is a minor setback, especially in a society where most families have access to two or more cars. For others lacking reliable transportation, car trouble can be a major disruption. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:36:06 EST SWU alumni ordained by Wesleyan Church http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50233447/SWU-alumni-ordained-by-Wesleyan-Church CENTRAL – Three Southern Wesleyan University alumni were ordained into the ministry by The Wesleyan Church. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:10:01 EST