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Easley High to induct 4 into Hall of Fame

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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.


Pickens County’s wild, wild kingdom brings laughter

Things have been far too serious in my columns as of late so I thought I would lighten things up a little and hopefully share a laugh with you.Recently I have noticed a few local animals that have been giving me more than a touch of entertainment, some of it bordering on the callous I will admit, but nonetheless funny … to me at least and I do recognize my sense of humor is a tad different than most people.Let us begin our Marlin Perkins-style adventure with the wo...

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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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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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First responders honored for saving deputy

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 ...

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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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Wren hands Pickens 67-28 loss, remains unbeaten

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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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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Purple Heart Homes aids two local veterans

EASLEY — Purple Heart Homes began as the vision of two Virginia men and has now found its way into the heart of Pickens County, giving much needed aid to two veterans who gave much to their country.Fred Turner of Easley and Wesley Hamilton of Central received some much needed upgrades to their residences through the hard work by the Golden Corner Chapter of Purple Heart Homes. In their 90s and both veterans of World War II, as well as recipients of a Purple Heart during their...

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Walk for Life off to running start

EASLEY — Hope Women’s Center held its first ever Walk for Life on Sept. 20 in Easley to help raise awareness of their mission and raise funds, as all nonprofits must do. The results of the event were a welcome surprise.Over 100 walkers took part in the walk held at Rock Springs Church in Easley, a much higher number than organizers had anticipated.“The community was very supportive, and the sponsors,” Volunteer Chairman Gail Porter said. “We...

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Clemson math experts offer helping hand to researchers

CLEMSON — A group of Clemson University math experts has begun working to expand a center that helps researchers analyze the massive amounts of data they collect as they study everything from energy use to the prevalence of canine heartworm in the U.S.The Statistics and Mathematics Consulting Center serves researchers at the university and in commerce, industry and government.Researchers whose expertise lies outside math and statistics bring their data to the cente...

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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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Knight of Columbus presents bears to Fire Chiefs Association

PICKENS – The Knights of Columbus, Council 9576, of Pickens recently presented the Pickens Fire Chiefs Association with 72 Casey (K.C.) Bears that will be placed with each unit in Pickens County for children affected by a fire or other catastrophic event.The idea came from a similar project done by a Knights of Columbus Council in Michigan.In February 2014, Council 9576 contacted the Pickens County Fire Chiefs Association and it was estimated they would need three ...

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Walhalla native named veterinarian/lecturer at Tri-County

PENDLETON — Walhalla native Dr. Jennifer Nichole Chavis returned home to the Upstate to accept the position of veterinarian/lecturer for Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program.She replaces Dr. Peggy Champion, who retired Aug. 8. Chavis has been working in private practice in Beaufort and Charleston for the past eight years.“My goal in the job of veterinary technician instructor is to ensure a continued, solid enrollment into the pr...

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Will new DSS numbers be accurate?

PICKENS COUNTY — Following the resignation of former director Lillian Koller, the Department of Social Services has made a unilateral decision to change the way the deaths of children are counted while in the department’s system, leading many to wonder why such a change was implemented or if the change is even dependable.All information and reports available until the writing of this article indicated the number of children’s deaths as far higher for 2013 than the...

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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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Church News

Sept. 28• Homecoming services are held at Elljean Baptist Church. The Rev. Brandon Wimpey is the speaker.• Homecoming services are held at Shady Grove Church in Sunset. The Rev. Joe Pace is the guest speaker. Dinner will be served in the fellowship building at 12:30 p.m.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 ...

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