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3 hrs ago | 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.

8 hrs ago | 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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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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WLOS

Buncombe County jail inmates, staff tested for TB

Buncombe County health officials are testing inmates and staff at the county jail for tuberculosis after an inmate developed the disease.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC

Pickens Sentinel

PASS scores remain flat in Pickens County

The School District of Pickens County's performance on SC PASS testing remained strong compared to the rest of the South Carolina in 2014, but did not improve on district scores from the previous year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Pickens Sentinel

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: Pickens, SC, Bluegrass, The Bluegrass Band

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

Playhouse to dedicate season to Gwen McCall

The Easley Foothills Playhouse is using the 2014-15 season to honor a woman whose passion was a driving force in local theater for many years.

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Related Topix: Easley, SC, Theater, Arts, Clemson, SC

Pickens Sentinel

Greenville man charged after high-speed chase

A 56-year-old man was arrested on multiple traffic offenses and weapons charges after he led deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office on a high-speed chase into Greenville County last week.

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

Examiner.com

Pickens County 4-H serves free popcorn

Pickens County 4-H is serving free popcorn to anyone who drops by the office on August 18 between 11a.m. and 4p.m. School resumes on August 19, so this is a chance to have a final summer day.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Easley Progress

Service dog regulations specify dos, don'ts

Recently there have been two incidents involving service dogs and restaurants in the Pickens County community and according to business owners the issue stems from a lack of education.

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Related Topix: Dogs, Pets, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

New Guidelines Limit SC School Fundraisers, Snacks

Columbia, SC When South Carolina students go back to school this month, they won't be able to buy chicken biscuits in the car drop-off line, New Guidelines Limit SC School Fundraisers, Snacks Columbia, SC When South Carolina students go back to school this month, they won't be able to buy chicken biscuits in the car drop-off line, Check out this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Life, Food, Nutrition, Family, Kids

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

MCPC group in middle of busy summer

The Manufacturers Caring for Pickens County will be applying for 501 3 status, allowing it to solicit funds to be distributed to educational and social needs.

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Related Topix: Liberty, SC, Clemson, SC, Southern Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University, Easley, SC

Easley Progress

Pickens County home to great entertainers

Pickens County resident Gray Lee presents a folksy style of music and can be seen from Greenville to Clemson in what seems to be a never ending schedule.

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Related Topix: Clemson, SC, Greenville, SC, Easley, SC, Pendleton, SC

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