Pickens Sentinel- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://pickenssentinel.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:10:27 EST 1800 Student graduates debt-free with T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, financial aid http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/50235084/Student-graduates-debt-free-with-T.E.A.C.H.-scholarship-financial-aid PENDLETON — It wasn't until Michelle Vaughn was in her late 20's, married and with two small children that she began to re-evaluate her career choice and decided to enroll in Tri-County Technical College's Early Childhood... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:35:03 EST Pickens teacher dead in NC murder-suicide http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150659273/Pickens-teacher-dead-in-NC-murder-suicide PICKENS – A Pickens County teacher and her husband have been found dead in North Carolina in what appears to be a murder-suicide, North Carolina officials said. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:04 EST Family honors The Dream Center http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150518669/Family-honors-The-Dream-Center EASLEY — The Dream Center in Easley is now the beneficiary of the memory of Don Jones, a name you might not know, but a man who has affected the lives of countless children in Pickens County, even in memorial. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:09:02 EST Teens looking for big break http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150486910/Teens-looking-for-big-break EASLEY — A usually empty stretch of closed businesses was made a little brighter last Saturday when two members of the local band Remember Tomorrow set up an impromptu acoustic jam session to entertain shoppers and raise awareness for their... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:11:02 EST Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150566388/Harvicks-first-Sprint-Cup-title-a-total-team-effort HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor's beer in his... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:05 EST Family pledges $2.5M to CU http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150433161/Family-pledges-$2.5M-to-CU CLEMSON – Clemson trustee Leon J. “Bill” Hendrix Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Kiawah Island, and their children, Jill, Joy, Holly and Jim, have made the first cornerstone gift of $2.5 million to Clemson University Athletics for... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:59:02 EST Pickens County delegates take oath http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150518229/Pickens-County-delegates-take-oath EASLEY — With the election concluded, Sen. Larry Martin administered the oath of office to three new Pickens County legislative delegates on Nov. 10 in a brief ceremony that took place in the Delegation Office board room. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:19:04 EST Tri-County faculty, staff recognized for service http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-news_education/50316879/Tri-County-faculty-staff-recognized-for-service PENDLETON — A Tri-County Technical College employee was recognized for four decades of service to the college and the state at an annual convocation. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:04:03 EST Could bike sharing work in Pickens and Easley? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/150566930/Could-bike-sharing-work-in-Pickens-and-Easley In March 2013, the city of Greenville launched a bike share program created through a partnership between the conservation society Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:59:02 EST Newman comes up just short in quest for first Sprint Cup title http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/150566483/Newman-comes-up-just-short-in-quest-for-first-Sprint-Cup-title HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Without a victory this season, Ryan Newman couldn't really point fingers at anyone when his heroic quest for a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship came up one position short Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:24:07 EST Catastrophe on pit road ruins Logano’s title run http://pickenssentinel.com/news/sports/150566545/Catastrophe-on-pit-road-ruins-Loganos-title-run HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:04 EST Crafton first back-to-back champ in CWTS history http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150566627/Crafton-first-back-to-back-champ-in-CWTS-history HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles, Matt Crafton could talk about making history. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:06 EST Easley legend Alvin Dark dies at age 92 http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news-sports/150570241/Easley-legend-Alvin-Dark-dies-at-age-92 EASLEY — Nov. 13 saw the end of a local adopted legend when Alvin Dark passed away in Easley at the age of 92 after years as one of the best multi-sport athletes the United States has ever seen. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:29:03 EST Pickens JV named AAA champs http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150486513/Pickens-JV-named-AAA-champs PICKENS — The Pickens High School junior varsity football team became the South Carolina Western JV 3A Champions for the 2014 season after defeating Belton-Honea Path. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:22:03 EST Church News http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/150568294/Church-News Dec. 13 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:32:01 EST Out & About http://pickenssentinel.com/news/announcements/150568464/Out--About Nov. 20• The Pickens County Library Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. at the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. The meeting is open to the public.Nov. 24 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:22:03 EST Kenseth holds off Larson for Nationwide win at Homestead http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150566671/Kenseth-holds-off-Larson-for-Nationwide-win-at-Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:07 EST Wallace holds off pole sitter to win at Homestead http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-sports/150566745/Wallace-holds-off-pole-sitter-to-win-at-Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — After breathtaking three-wide racing during the final 20-lap green-flag run, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. held off hard-charging Keystone Light Polesitter Kyle Larson to win Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:52:02 EST Sixth annual Donate Life Duel 2014 has begun http://pickenssentinel.com/news/news/150515475/Sixth-annual-Donate-Life-Duel-2014-has-begun CLEMSON — Clemson University and the University of South Carolina are competing to see who can sign up more organ and tissue donors leading up to the big football game on Nov. 29. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:11:02 EST It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/home_top-news/150486594/Its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-Christmas EASLEY — Although the weather didn't appear to show it, the Easley Farmer's Market was alive for the holidays with the 2014 Easley Holiday Farmer's Market on Nov. 8. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:45:05 EST