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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

Trotter ClanThe Trotter clan and descendants of George MacDuffie and Sara O’Neal Trotter hold their reunion at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Gatehouse Restaurant in Pickens.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 ehs84reunion30@yahoo.com for more information or call 864-294-8342 and leave message with your contact information.

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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

Revivals/Meetings/Misc.• Tim Williamson of High Falls Church of God, 405 Neal Road in Seneca, delivers a series of messages on Revelation beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 31. Contact Williamson at 864-247-7725 for more information.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...

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Aug. 30• A Back to School WaterBlast is held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Amphitheater on Old Market Square in Easley. The event is sponsored by the Gilstrap Family Dealerships.Sept. 6• Rio 2 is the featured Movie on the Market at the Amphitheater on Old Market Square in Easley. The venue opens at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Gi...

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Protecting South Carolina’s veterans

The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s approximately 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the eleven community based outpatient facilities around the state.That is why this spring when news reports of widespread mismanagement problems and “secret” waiting lis...

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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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