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First responders honored for saving deputy

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EASLEY — Pickens County EMS workers Terry “T.J.” Galloway Jr. and Derek Day were presented with plaques of honor during a banquet dinner at Silver Bay Restaurant for their role in helping save the life of Pickens County Deputy Thomas Camp.Camp was injured Aug. 14 when he swerved his patrol car off the road to avoid a deer and struck a tree. The vehicle caught fire with Camp trapped inside.J.B. Kelly, vice president of Foothills Lodge #9 Fraternal Order of Police, was one of the presenters at the banquet dinner.

 

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Oct. 3• A Carolina Cover Crops Workshop is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roper Mountain Science Center. Participants will learn basics on how to use annual cover crops in crop rotation and more. Fee is $75 and covers the class, course materials and lunch. Contact Millie Davenport at 864-656-9999 or send her an email at mdavenp@clemson.edu for more information.Oct. 4• Ho...

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Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library• Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central. Call 864-850-7077 or send an email to reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.• The Central-Clemson Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch. New members are welcome.Hampton Memorial Library...

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Church News

Ongoing events• Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley, 101 E. 1st Ave. in Easley, holds Bible Study from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Monday.• First Assembly of God, 810 Saco Lowell Road in Easley, opens its food pantry from 11 a.m. to noon every fourth Friday.The Easley Progress, The Pickens Sentinel and Powdersville Post publish notices of local interest from area churches on a space available basis. Items can be submitted in wri...

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Hang up the phone, America — and drive

Last month, Americans sent 171.3 billion text messages and anywhere from 19 to 28 percent of those texts were sent or read from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The average amount of time your eyes are off the road when reading and responding to a text is five seconds. Some quick math: if you’re travelling at 55 mph, five seconds is enough time to drive the length of a football field, including both endzones. Blindfolded.

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Fall is upon us in Pickens County

PICKENS COUNTY — The Autumnal Equinox on Sept. 23 was officially the end of summer and temperatures have already started to drop across the Upstate.The 2014-15 Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a short fall and a colder than normal winter this year, with “near to above-normal snowfall,” the snowiest called for periods being in early and mid-January.This being an El Nino year is also likely to affect local weather. Climate data from The National Weat...

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Clemson University academic news

CLEMSON — Clemson University presented degrees to 965 graduates at the Aug. 8, 2014, summer ceremony. President James P. Clements congratulated each of the recipients at his first graduation ceremony at the helm of Clemson University. Local recipients were:

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Bob Jones UniversityGREENVILLE — Kathryn Finn of Liberty joined Easley residents Eve Fondry, Tyler Knutson, Rachel Lovell, Micaiah Wartak and Daniel Wike in the second session of summer orientation at Bob Jones University held June 17 and June 28. Classes began Sept. 3.Incoming students and their parents became familiar with the campus and attended informational sessions about the BJU experience including academics, financial aid and student life. ...

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Clemson, UGA work together to isolate cancer cells

CLEMSON — Clemson University and the University of Georgia may compete on the football field, but researchers from the two institutions continue working together to develop low-cost technology that can detect and isolate cancer cells.Researchers Jian He and Leidong Mao discovered a new method to separate mixtures of particles with different magnetic properties. They recently published their findings in journal Microfluidics and Nanofluidics.The researchers can use ...

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Area Reunions

Chappell ReunionFamily and friends of the late J.C. (Came) and Elizabeth Patterson Chappell hold their reunion Sept. 28 at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Pickens. Lunch will be served around 1:30 p.m. Donations will be taken for use of the Fellowship Building and purchase of utensils.EHS Class of 1984The Easley High School Class of 1984 is planning to hold its 30th class reunion on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. Send an email to ehs84r...

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Should the drinking age be 18?

The age of 18 carries a lot of responsibility. You can help determine our nation’s leaders by voting, you can make a vow for a life-long commitment and get married, you are mature enough to join the military and fight and or kill and or die for our country.If you’re male, you must register for the draft. You are able to enter into a legal contract, and you’ve been allowed to drive a car for a couple of years now. You can serve on a jury and decide the fate of one ...

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Powdersville, Daniel remain unbeaten with identical 35-7 scores

PICKENS — Powdersville and Daniel high schools continued their winning ways in 2014, coming away with wins Sept. 19 by identical scores of 35-7.Although the scores might have been identical, the games were much different.Powdersville traveled to face region foe Liberty and the two played through a scoreless first quarter before the Red Devils took an early second quarter lead 7-0. From there the Patriots took over offensively and never let up, reeling off 35 unansw...

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Pickens dominates ball time in 67-28 loss to Wren

PICKENS — The Wren Golden Hurricanes seem unstoppable Friday night, beating Pickens 67-28 and extending their winning streak to 4-0, 1-0 in conference.Wren might have dominated the scoreboard — scoring 39 points in the first half alone — but the Blue Flame controlled the ball for the majority of the game. Pickens (0-4, 0-1) controlled the ball for 36:42 minutes to Wren’s 11:18 and had 66 total plays.Pickens junior Gunner Covey had 22 carries for a...

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Daniel taking undefeated record on road

WILLIAMSTON — Highly touted, highly ranked and highly respected Daniel goes on the road Sept. 26 to face the Palmetto Mustangs and it looks to be a very difficult task of Lion-taming ahead for the home team.Palmetto (2-2, 0-1) has been up and down all season, showing the ability to score in droves, posting 49 against Crescent and 50 against the Dixie Hornets’ defense. But they have also shown they can give up points as well.Between Powdersville, Crescent and ...

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Liberty headed to Landrum on Friday

LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils (2-2-1, 0-1) will travel to Landrum (1-3, 0-1) for their second in-conference game on Friday. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.Liberty is coming off a tough 35-7 loss to Powdersville last Friday night despite holding the Patriots scoreless for the first quarter.The Red Devils and Head Coach Kyle Stewart have been hard at work preparing to take on Coach Jason Farmer’s Cardinals. The Liberty defense will have their work cut out for them ...

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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.Among some tight competition, Robert Burns was crowned the 2014 State Fiddling Champion.Dean Watson, master of ceremonies and music promoter/organizer for the mill, was happy with the turnout.“It was great,” Watson said during a phone interview. “It ended up being the biggest event we’d ever hos...

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Bob Jones UniversityGREENVILLE — William Christmas of Easley, Naomi Mann of Easley, Scarlett Von Schmittou of Easley and Lacetta Smith of Piedmont participated in the first session of summer orientation June 20-21 at Bob Jones University. Incoming students and their parents became familiar with the campus and attended informational sessions about the BJU experience including academics, financial aid and student life.Students were also able to receive academic and c...

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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” Wilson.The Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1993 by Coach Brenda Burdette to recognize individuals who have made special contributions to the Easley High athletic program.

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