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Rookie Elliott wins at Darlington, tames ‘The Lady In Black’

DARLINGTON — It was clearly a case of David vs. Goliath when rookie Chase Elliott took on the legendary Darlington Raceway — the track known as “Too Tough To Tame” — and slayed it with vengeance.And, in accomplishing the feat, he took on veteran drivers the likes of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth to claim his second consecutive Nationwide Series win in the VFW Sportclips Help a Hero 200.It also marked the first time ever that Ell...

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Harvick goes from pole to Victory Lane at Southern 500

DARLINGTON — It started with the Pole Award and ended with the champion’s trophy. That’s how strong Kevin Harvick’s #4 Budweiser Chevrolet was at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.It was Harvick holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the second two-lap overtime to win the Bojangles Southern 500 at the legendary track known as “Too Tough To Tame.”It marked Harvick’s second win this season for his new team, Stewart-Haas Racing, and a...

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Heath White of Liberty High School, seated middle, has signed to play football at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. White played running back and wide receiver for the Red Devils. While at LHS, White has also played basketball and ran track. This winter he was a member of our state runner-up wrestling team. White is a scholar athlete at LHS and is a member of the youth group at Enon Baptist Church. “Heath has a never say die attitude,” said Coach Kyle Stewart, standing. “...

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Pickens YMCA baseball registrationPICKENS — Baseball registration at the Pickens YMCA will end April 17, with late registration scheduled for April 18 through April 24. All practices and games are held at the Pickens YMCA, 2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy.Coed divisions offered are T-ball (ages 4 to 6) and Coaches Pitch (ages 7 to 9). Jersey, cap and trophy are provided as part of the registration fee and kept by the players. Costs are $45 for members and ...

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Lavenia Frances Mosley, 15, killed her first turkey on opening day with a pump shotgun. Mosley lives in Pickens and attends Pickens High School.

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Pickens YMCA baseball registrationPICKENS — Baseball registration at the Pickens YMCA will end April 17, with late registration scheduled for April 18 through April 24. All practices and games are held at the Pickens YMCA, 2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy.Coed divisions offered are T-ball (ages 4 to 6) and Coaches Pitch (ages 7 to 9). Jersey, cap and trophy are provided as part of the registration fee and kept by the players. Costs are $45 for members and ...

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Easley softball finishes second in tournament

AIKEN — After losing its first Region 1-AAAA game of the season last Friday, the Easley High School softball team rebounded strong and finished second in its division at the Triple Crown Invitational in Aiken.The Lady Green Wave opened the week with a 7-1 region victory over Westside. After winning seven consecutive region games, Easley dropped its first to a region foe as Woodmont came to town and posted a 6-3 victory.

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New research could lead to safer football helmets

CLEMSON — Growing concerns about brain trauma from playing football have led to a new pact between Clemson University and two companies that could change the materials used to make helmets.Bioengineering and packaging science researchers will work with Innegra Technologies of Greenville and B&W Fiber Glass of Shelby, N.C. to evaluate whether Innegra-based composites could provide superior head protection to athletes involved in contact sports.The companies have dev...

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Adult co-ed volleyball leaguesPICKENS — The Pickens Recreation Department is holding registration for adult co-ed volleyball, formally known as the Backyard League. Players must be 21 years old. The registration fee is $45 for in-city residents and $55 for all others and are due at the time of sign up.Fees are non-refundable and are due by April 4 at the Rec Department on Sangamo Road. Practice dates will be announcedd. Games are played on Sunday a...

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Spring turkey hunters should order tags now for upcoming season

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently mailed turkey tags for the 2014 spring season. Those who have not received them should order tags now so they will receive them before the season opens.Hunters can determine if they should have received their tags by mail by checking their hunting license.If “Turkey Tags” appears on their hunting license the tags should have already been mailed to them. If “Turkey Tags” does not appear on the licen...

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Benefits of prescribed burning are many, but managers finding it harder to burn

The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina’s heritage. However, conducting prescribed burns is becoming increasingly challenging due to a variety of factors, according to a state wildlife biologist and forester.Johnny Stowe, S.C. Department of Natural Resources chairman of the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council and a certified wildlife biologist and forester, said properly conducted prescribed burns (also called ̶...

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