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5 hrs ago | Easley Progress

New restaurants coming to Easley, Pickens

One new restaurant has already opened in Pickens County - Moe's Southwestern Grill had its grand opening last week - and Zaxby's has chosen Pickens County to be the location for the company's new prototype restaurant, with new stores opening in both Pickens and Easley.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens, SC

9 hrs ago | Easley Progress

SWU applauds top Pickens County educators

Southern Wesleyan University helped the School District of Pickens County kick off the start of a new academic year during the district's Back-to-School Celebration at Pickens High School on Aug. 15. SWU President Todd Voss congratulates Nikki Miller of Pickens Elementary School, named Teacher of the Year, with a cash award.

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Related Topix: Southern Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University, Education Etc., Pickens, SC

15 hrs ago | Easley Progress

Changing the face of violence

Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell presented Angel Garcia, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen 2014, with a certificate commemorating the official proclamation of "A Day of Remembrance for Victims of Domestic Violence."

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

'American Pickers' coming to barn, basement near you

The television show "American Pickers" is coming to South Carolina, and will be looking for odd, unique and interesting items to buy.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, American Pickers, Television, Avanquest Software, GameMill Publishing, Video Games

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Easley Progress

Forever homes needed

The Pickens County Humane Society is facing a problem: Currently at capacity, animal adoptions are dwindling, while animal surrenders for the past three months have ranged from 50 to 93 animals per month.

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Easley Progress

Woman sought in chase incident arrested

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.

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Related Topix: Taylors, SC, Greenville, SC, Greenville County, SC

Easley Progress

Duncan remains committed to serving constituents

Congressman Jeff Duncan made a tour of the area Aug. 19 including a town hall meeting hosted by the Pickens County Taxpayers Association where he fielded questions and discussed topics such as energy and jobs.

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Related Topix: Duncan, SC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Pickens, SC

Easley Progress

Firefighters honored for helping save deputy

Mitch Hardin and Nathan Burgess, members of the Dacusville Fire Department, pulled Deputy Thomas Camp from the wreckage of his patrol car, above, last Friday morning.

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Pickens Sentinel

Clemson assault subject in custody

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.

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Related Topix: Clemson, SC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

Workforce Opportunity Summit set for Aug. 27

Tri-County Technical College, Alliance Pickens and Apprenticeship Carolina will host a Workforce Opportunity Summit from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Aug. 27 at the College's Easley Campus.

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Related Topix: Pickens, SC, Easley, SC

WBTV

First day of school for Rock Hill students, new superintendent

Several school districts in South Carolina started their first day of the new school year, Wednesday, including Rock Hill schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

WYFF-TV Greenville

PCSO: Woman throws out drugs, guns during pursuit, caught days later

A woman who police say threw out handguns and a purse containing methamphetamine during a police pursuit was arrested 11 days later thanks to a tip, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Greenville County, SC, Greenville, SC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

Implant could be solution for epileptics

Dr. Jerry Sherrill of Clemson Neurology sat down to discuss the options available for epileptics in Pickens County, including an implantable electronic device to aid in staving off seizures.

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Related Topix: Clemson, SC, Implant, Electronic, Easley, SC

Pickens Sentinel

Miller named Teacher of the Year for SDPC

Nikki Miller has been named the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for the School District of Pickens County and Jennifer Ohlrogge has been named the 2014-2015 Support Employee of the Year "She realizes that her mission is to make an impact on all students, and not just the ones she teaches," said Allen Fain, Pickens Elementary School principal.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Pickens Sentinel

Disagreement between strangers leads to violence

Philip Javin Valentine, 24, of Liberty, and Jeremy Lee Basquette, 21, of Easley, were visiting separate individuals in the same residence on Aug. 14 when a disagreement between the two erupted and ended in shots being fired.

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Related Topix: Liberty, SC, Easley, SC, Violent Crime

Pickens Sentinel

Forever homes needed

The Pickens County Humane Society is facing a problem: Currently at capacity, animal adoptions are dwindling, while animal surrenders for the past three months have ranged from 50 to 93 animals per month.

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Pickens Sentinel

Pickens deputy injured in wreck

Pickens County Deputy Thomas Camp was admitted to Greenville Memorial Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries after his patrol car, shown, veered off a roadway last week and hit a tree.

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Related Topix: Pickens, SC, Easley, SC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Easley Progress

Bands announced for Founders Day Music Festival

Five bands will provide the entertainment on the Pickens Amphitheater stage throughout the day.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Bluegrass Band

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Easley Progress

Easley man charged with attempted murder

A 21-year-old Easley man has been charged with attempted murder after a verbal confrontation with another man turned physical.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Pickens, SC, Liberty, SC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WLOS

$400,000 to the Carolinas to gauge offshore sand

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits.

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