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Duncan remains committed to serving constituents

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PICKENS — Congressman Jeff Duncan addressed a wide variety of issues during a town hall meeting hosted by the Pickens County Taxpayers Association.Hearkening back to the days of his original campaign, Duncan stressed Tuesday he had not changed his focus for his constituents, concentrating on jobs, energy, and the founding fathers. The congressman made clear his stance on each and his belief in smaller government.

 

Area Reunions

All-Alumni BHS ReunionAn All-Alumni BHS Reunion will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Berea High School, 201 Burdine Drive. Organized by a committee of alumni, the event is open to students from every decade who attended Berea as well as to former staff, coaches, and administrators. Other supporters of the school are also encouraged to attend. Registration forms are available on the committee’s Facebook page (Berea Alumni Reunion) and can also b...

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LCM-Clemson will use grant funds to continue mission

CLEMSON — The Lutheran Campus Ministry-Clemson program of University Lutheran Church in Clemson was awarded a Theological Exploration of Vocation (CMTEV) grant from the Lily Endowment Inc. in December 2013.This five year grant is part of the Endowment’s Campus Ministry initiative “enabling campus ministry organizations at public universities to develop and expand their vocational discernment programs through student participation in life-shaping experiences. These...

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WorkLink offering Incumbent Worker Training grants

CLEMSON — WorkLink Workforce Investment Board is accepting applications for the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program. IWT grants are available for businesses in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties.Incumbent Worker Training grants allow employers that have at least one employee and are current on all South Carolina state tax obligations to upgrade the skills of their current workforce through reimbursable training services and expenses.In addition, employers w...

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Tickets available for five USC home tilts

COLUMBIA – Single game football tickets for five University of South Carolina home football games are on sale now to the general public.Fans can buy single game tickets for the Sept. 6 East Carolina game ($50), the Sept. 27 Missouri game ($70), the Oct. 18 Furman game ($35), the Nov. 1 Tennessee contest ($70) and the Nov. 22 South Alabama tilt ($30).The Texas A&M and Georgia games are sold out.Last season, all seven home games were sold out. A limited nu...

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Clemson assault subject in custody

CLEMSON – A man being sought by the Clemson Police Department for the assault of a woman was arrested by members of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight Wednesday.Police Chief Jimmy Dixon issued a release Wednesday morning stating that Charnel Wayne Johnson was taken into custody and would be transferred to the Pickens County Detention Center while waiting on a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge.“The assistance of the Sheriff (...

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Woman sought in chase incident arrested

PICKENS COUNTY — An anonymous tip led sheriff’s deputies to a residence on Carolina Court in Taylors where they arrested a woman wanted in connection with a car chase on Aug. 7.Tracy Renee Scivedge, 43, of 10 Old Anderson Road North in Greenville, had been wanted by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department in connection with the Aug. 7 arrest of James Allen Pope. Pope allegedly refused to yield to blue lights and led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase f...

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Sauter delivers NASCAR Truck Series win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Johnny Sauter’s new crew chief started work eight days before Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200.So much for a getting-to-know-you period.Sauter’s Toyota Tundra went to the front after leader Matt Crafton pitted with three laps left and the veteran claimed his first Truck Series victory of the season at Michigan International Speedway.His 161.087 mph average speed is the fastest in se...

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Ride to the Rock cycling event is Sept. 13

PICKENS – The second annual Ride to the Rock cycling event, held by the Pickens Rotary Club, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Pickens Presbyterian Church parking lot.Cyclists can choose between a 40k, 60k or 100k course, all of which will take riders through Pickens County, including Scenic Highway 11. The rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles and rest stops.Participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, for those who pre-register, and a post-ride mea...

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Forgettable day at Michigan for Larson

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Sunday was a rough day on the track for rookie Kyle Larson.It got worse when he looked at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.An early pit lane collision with Dale Earnhardt Jr. damaged the left front of his No. 42 Chevrolet and his race ended on lap 98 when he hit the turn 4 wall. His car caught fire as it rolled to a stop but he was not injured.The last-place finished d...

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Firefighters honored for helping save deputy

DACUSVILLE — Two Dacusville volunteer firefighters were presented with a plaque for Valor Above and Beyond the Call of Duty on Aug 19 at the Dacusville Fire Department for their part in the rescue of Pickens County Deputy Thomas Camp.Mitch Hardin and Nathan Burgess, who both joined the Dacusville Fire Department in 2004, were first on the scene last Friday following a 911 call from a passerby. They pulled Camp from the wreck and stabilized him as he was transported to Greenvi...

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Chris Buescher claims first career Nationwide win At Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — The math didn’t add up.Crew chief Scott Graves was in NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chris Buescher’s ear, telling him he was two laps shy of making the finish. The thing was Buescher was in the lead by more than two seconds when he got the news.“Not going to lie. Scott about had my nerves shot there at the end,” Buescher said after Saturday’s race. “We were trying to save all we could there knowing that we wer...

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Late restart catapults Gordon to Michigan victory

BROOKLYN, Mich. — So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon.The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.Gordon, who faced questions about his struggles on restarts earlier this season, passed Joey Logano at the start of lap 183 and kept his Chevrolet in front when Logano got next to him on the following lap. Logano fell back after falling out of...

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PICKENS COUNTY- County Councilman Jeff Martin introduced his likely successor, Ensley Feemster, at the Pickens County Council meeting on Mon. Aug. 18. Feemster is currently running unopposed for the councilman’s 1st district seat, and is expected to take over next year.Also introduced during the County Administrator’s Report was the new Prison Director, Drew Sisco. Sisco spent a little over nine years at the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and was named Officer of...

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Clemson City Council receives reports

CLEMSON — Clemson City Council met Aug. 18 with a full agenda of business ranging from a full slate of reports to the consideration of a second reading on a zoning ordinance.Staff and council presented reports to those in attendance concerning damage from the most recent major rain Aug. 10, the status on the park expansion of Tottie’s Place greenway, a status report on the implementation of a master plan concerning the Milliken property on U.S. 176, and an update on the...

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PICKENS — ACT scores improved for the School District of Pickens County last year.Pickens remained the top county-wide district in the state for ACT scores, and had the fourth-highest scores of any traditional public school district in the state.“The ACT results are a great reflection on what our district does to make sure our students are ready for college,” said Dr. Danny Merck, superintendent. “Improving on last year’s scores took a lot o...

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Is a brokered peace possible?

For well over 2,000 years, there has been a continuing struggle in the Middle East and to presume the United States can broker any lasting peace in this situation is to expect the impossible.There are two issues at play other than the combatants presently involved in Israel, the Israelis and the Palestinians, or Hamas if you prefer. One of these issues was created as recent as the 20th century and the other predates most historical accounts.

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Knitting yields more than just sweaters

School letting out for the summer meant one thing to me growing up — spending two weeks at my grandmother’s house in Pennsylvania. It was easily the highlight of my year.She took me to get my ears pierced (which irritated my mother to no end), we fished and played around the lake in her paddle boat, and she was flexible about the whole dinner before dessert thing.But most importantly, my grandmother taught me how to knit.Knitting has staye...

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