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Easley High Class of 1959 donates to EHS band

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EASLEY – The Easley High School Band received a monetary donation from the Easley High School Class of 1959 on Aug. 29.The Easley High School Band Program has received the S.C. Band Directors Association Outstanding Performance Award nine times since 2002. The Easley High School Marching Band was the 2013 Chesnee Eagle Classic Grand Champions.They also placed fifth at the 2013 4A SCBDA Upperstate Championships and completed their 2013 season as one of the top 10 4A marching bands at state championships.

 

Liberty, Powdersville set for region opener

LIBERTY — The Powdersville Patriots will take their undefeated record on the road to face a Liberty Red Devils squad :53 shy of undefeated themselves.Powdersville (3-0) is coming off a winning road trip to Travelers Rest to face their first region foe in Liberty, a big game on the region schedule for both teams, while Liberty (2-1) is trying to figure out how a win escaped them in the last minute in last Friday’s loss to Walhalla.

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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.Chastain ReunionFamily and friends of Oscar and Bertha Chastain meet for their annual reunion at Holly Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Sept. 21. A covered dish dinner begins at 1 p.m.Lewallen/Lewellyn Family

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Out & About

Sept. 20• The annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is held from 9 a.m. to noon on the Pinnacle Lake shoreline of Table Rock State Park. This is South Carolina’s largest one-day litter cleanup of beaches and waterways. All necessary supplies are provided. To register for volunteering contact Table Rock State Park at 864-878-9813 or tablerock@scprt.com• ET is the featured Movie on the Market at...

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Church News

Sept. 19• 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Home with a Heart, 22- James Mattison Road in Liberty, hosts a fish fry and gospel singing featuring Living Truth Ministries from Piedmont. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the singing begins at 7 p.m.Sept. 28• Homecoming services are held at Elljean Baptist Church. The Rev. Brandon Wimpey is the speaker.Ongoing events• Emmanuel Lu...

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Coffee shop reopening

EASLEY — Virginia’s Coffee and Gifts will re-open at Baptist Easley Hospital the week of Sept. 22 in a renovated space and with a new offering of Starbucks coffee drinks.The gift shop will continue to sell cards, baby gifts, newspapers and magazines, candy, flowers, balloons, candles, lotions, and Willow Tree figures.Virginia’s Coffee and Gifts will be open 7 a.m. to 7p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Julia Covert is the new coff...

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Pardons & Expungement Workshop is Monday

SENECA — Tri-County Technical College will offer a Pardons & Expungement Workshop at the Oconee QuickJobs Development Center, 100 Vocational Drive, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s office and the Oconee County Probation & Parole office will facilitate the workshop.The workshop is designed to provide information regarding provisions in state law for the expungement of an arrest record or for the possibility of a pardon for a past cri...

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EHS Student Council welcomes new members

EASLEY — Five weeks into the new school year, Easley High School student activities are in full swing. We’ve reached the mid-way point of our first nine weeks of the academic year, and our student leaders are successfully executing various spirit-building programs planned during their summer retreat. Life is good as a Green Wave right now!From studies, to sports, to extra-curricular activities, our student body has so many opportunities to expand their knowledge, show t...

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Bill Caldwell awarded prestigious Kirby Award by ABC

EASLEY — Bill Caldwell, president and CEO of Spartanburg-based Waldrop Inc., has been awarded the ABC Kirby Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas.Caldwell was recognized last month by ABC’s Board of Directors at the association’s 2014 Carolinas Construction Conference in Charleston. Caldwell and his wife Theresa are residents of Easley.

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Easley rallies but comes up short against Wren, 30-25

EASLEY — The Easley Green Wave made an impressive comeback in the second half of Friday’s game and almost overtook the Wren Hurricanes, but ultimately fell just short of victory.Wren (3-0) led Easley (1-3) 24-0 at halftime in a game many feared would be a blowout. Easley’s rally in the third and fourth quarters upped the score to a final of 30-25.“Yeah, the guys are hurting, they’re a little upset,” Easley Coach Greyson Howell said dur...

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Urgent call for blood donors issued

EASLEY — The Blood Connection bloodmobile has been making appearances all over the Upstate and is issuing a plea for help from all eligible donors.Donor Resources Representative Ashley Sweet was on hand at Walmart in Easley, a regular spot for the Bloodmobile.“We need donors of all blood types,” she said. “Every two seconds in this country, someone needs blood. You never know when that someone will be you.”Dale Dryman was waiting ...

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When it comes to pit bulls, is it nature or nurture?

Dogs are perhaps one of mankind’s greatest creations. They were physically and behaviorally engineered by humans to fulfill a specific need: guarding the home, pointing out quail in brush lines, retrieving downed water fowl, herding sheep, tracking game, or simply as a companion.But there is one particular group of dogs that always seems to be a source of controversy, the molossers — specifically, the American Pit Bull Terrier.Molosser breeds are characterize...

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Missing woman contacts family

EASLEY — A missing Easley woman and her son have made contact with family and friends via a video posted to social media but questions still remain concerning their sudden disappearance and current whereabouts.Brandy Willingham, 33, and her son, Brandon, 5, were reported missing by family Aug. 18 following a dispute at Willingham’s home on Gilliland Drive in Easley the previous evening. Family and friends searched for the two with few answers until a video featuring Wil...

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Walk for Life fundraiser is Saturday

PICKENS — Pickens County’s Hope Women’s Center is hosting its first ever Walk for Life fundraiser on Sept. 20 in the hopes of educating the community on its mission and raise much needed funds as well.Through a series of programs, the non-profit organization assists local women in need during pregnancy. The circumstances for their needs, according to Gail Porter a counselor and volunteer with Hope Women’s Center, vary from age or family issues to financial c...

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Take a step back and get a better view

Before I sat down to write this column I had already accepted the fact I wouldn’t be making any friends, at least not here in the tightest notch of the Bible belt, but I feel it needs to be said. If you have followed me at all, you know I will say what needs to be said, no matter how unpopular it may be.I want to address prayer at public meetings and give you, reader, the opportunity to make up your own minds, as it should be.It’s no secret I am against praye...

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Clemson, Parenting Place kick off initiative in Oconee

CLEMSON — Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat pregnancies.In an effort to stem this tide, Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center, The Parenting Place and other local organizations have launched CU Succeed, an initiative to support academic, health and parenting success among young pregnant and parenting Oconee County residents.The organizations announced the initiative duri...

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Tucker named Baptist Easley Physician of the Quarter

EASLEY – Baptist Easley Hospital recently named Dr. Michelle Tucker as the Cam Underhill Practicing Excellence Physician of the Quarter award winner.The award is based on the Baptist Easley Medical Staff Standards of Behavior: Integrity, Compassion, and Competence. Tucker is associated with MountainView OB-GYN. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Church News

Sept. 19• 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Home with a Heart, 22- James Mattison Road in Liberty, hosts a fish fry and gospel singing featuring Living Truth Ministries from Piedmont. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the singing begins at 7 p.m.Sept. 28• Homecoming services are held at Elljean Baptist Church. The Rev. Brandon Wimpey is the speaker.Ongoing events• Emmanuel Lu...

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