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EASLEY — This Halloween those sounds you hear behind you might just be The Headless Horseman, if you’re taking in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Easley Foothills Playhouse.The production opens at 8 p.m. Oct. 24.While you might have heard the story, or possibly even read it, seeing the characters of Washington Irving’s tale come to life is a different experience altogether as Director Anna DeVault has taken an adaptation of the original story and added a twist of her own — an appearance of the author himself.


Kelley named to Student Legislature delegation at BJU

GREENVILLE — Jordan Kelley of Easley was recently named to serve on the Bob Jones University delegation to the South Carolina Student Legislature for the 2014-2015 academic year.Kelley is a freshman majoring in Business Administration at BJU.“Participation in student legislature allows our students to understand more fully how government works,” said Linda Abrams, faculty member at BJU and advisor to the delegation. “Through writing legislation an...

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Daniel hosting Walhalla, Pickens looking for another win

PICKENS — The Pickens Blue Flame lost 35-14 to Daniel on Oct. 17, knocking them down to a regional record of 2-3, and propelling Daniel to a 4-2 regional record. Both teams enter week nine with high hopes of bolstering their standings.After a scoreless first quarter, Daniel (7-1, 4-1) led at the half 14-7. Pickens (2-6, 2-3) failed to score during the third and left the door open for the Lions to score three more times. A late TD in the fourth moved the Blue Flame up to 14, b...

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Liberty takes a loss, heads to Pendleton

LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils fell to Woodruff last Friday and face tough opposition as they travel to Pendleton to take on Coach Paul Sutherland’s Bulldogs this week.Despite a scoreless first half, Liberty (3-5, 1-4) couldn’t keep up with Woodruff’s quick offense. The Wolverines scored 28 points in the third quarter plus another 14 points in the fourth, ending the game 42-7.Liberty will head to Pendleton (4-4, 3-2) this Friday to face off agai...

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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 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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Be careful when voting

To the editor:I was at the candidate forum held by the Pickens County Taxpayers. After hearing the candidates for the Pickens County School Board seat two, I observe a very critical distinction in the candidates. Tony Qualkinbush and Kevin McKenzie both receive significant household income from the school district since their wives work there. McKenzie also works for the state, so his whole household income is from the government. Jennifer Wood also works for city government. Phill...

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‘Fill the Hill’ for Homecoming 2014 at SWU

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University alumni will join students, faculty and staff and “Fill the Hill” for 2014 Homecoming on the Central campus on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25.This year’s Homecoming will again be a time to enjoy food, fun and games for all ages – but with some new twists.Ethan Cashwell, coordinator of alumni relations and special events, said SWU is offering, for the first time ever, “The Blue Box,” a $25 purchase that ...

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Kudos for sidewalk construction

To the editor:As some of you traveling SC 178, past Pickens High School, you noticed the new sidewalk being installed from the high school down to Sparks Lane. This new sidewalk will allow students to walk safely down SC 178, and they will not have to cross the highway.

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Green Wave looking to build on homecoming OT win

EASLEY — In a nail-biting last-minute rally, the Easley Green Wave took Woodmont to overtime and ultimately came away with the 47-46 victory.Easley (3-5, 2-2) was trailing Woodmont 6-13 at the half, but a late comeback saw the Green Wave put 28 points on the board during the fourth quarter.A blocked Woodmont extra point by special teams and a rookie kicker took the game down to the wire, and ended regulation at 40-40.“That seems to be our destiny,&...

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Daniel High School crowns Homecoming Queen 2014

CENTRAL — Daniel High School senior Gingerlynn Jenkins was crowned Miss Homecoming on Sept. 19. Senior Abby Martin was runner-up and Noelle Heerschap was honored as a senior class representative.Sophomore Mary Chase Grant was crowned the Underclassmen Princess; Freshman Mary Campbell Huss was runner-up.Other class representatives included: Juniors Whitney Epling and Anna Newton, Sophomore Valeria Contreras, and Freshman Sophia Povod.

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Peters holds on for Truck Series victory in wild race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer Gallagher ran third, followed by Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney, who trimmed 13th-place finisher Matt Crafton’s lead in the series standings to 1...

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Domestic violence ‘just like a fire’

PICKENS — The emergency shelter Mary’s House held a candlelit prayer vigil for domestic violence awareness last Thursday on the steps of the Pickens County Courthouse. The vigil was attended by more than 50 people, coming from all around the county to share the message: You are not alone.“Domestic violence is just like a fire,” said speaker and Mary’s House board member Judy Munson. “It is a fire that consumes everything in its path until it̵...

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‘Upcountry Boil’ fundraiser planned for Nov. 8

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art & History and the Pickens County Cultural Commission host “An Upcountry Boil” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Lavonne Nalley Piper Auditorium.Auction items will include a flight over Pickens County, golf packages, relaxing massage, spirits package, hand-blown glass, antiques, theatre tickets from Clemson Little Theatre and the Warehouse Theatre, merchandise baskets from the Bee Well Honey, the Esso Club, Mary Kay, Sas...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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EHS recognizes senior volleyball players

Easley High School recognized four seniors recently for their years of dedication to the volleyball team. Shown are, front row from the left, Jordan Valentin, Katelyn Turner, Robin Bradley and Anna Bridges. Back row are, from the left, Kim Valentin, David Valentin, Kelly Turner, Jim Turner, Lori Bradley, Robert Bradley, Barry Bridges and Lori Bridges.

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Pickens Christmas parade set for Dec. 12

PICKENS — The City of Pickens Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 with the theme of The Doodle Express, playing off the popular The Polar Express.An awards ceremony for the parade and for the Merchant Decorating Contest will be held at the Pickens Amphitheater following the parade. Fireworks at Bruce Field will close out the night.Parade rules and entry forms are available at and as well as City Hall and the...

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Kudzu — the vine that ate the South

In 1876, at the U.S. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, a pretty, leafy vine that had originated in Japan and parts of China was introduced to Americans for the first time.The little plant was billed as ornamental, and Americans planted hundreds of saplings to make their gardens greener and more lush. By the 1920s, the little vine was being planted as a forage plant and a decade later the vine was widely promoted by the U.S. government as a means to combat soil erosion.

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DSS brouhaha comes with human element

COLUMBIA — With the release of the audit of S.C.’s Department of Social Services conducted by the Legislative Audit Council, there were many statistics and numbers shared on the department’s performance, but in the end, digesting statistics is not the same as putting a human element to abstract numbers.Over the last year, DSS officials have said transparency is of the highest priority, but when the department’s actions are juxtaposed with their statements, t...

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