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Patriots corral Mustangs on turnovers, offensive assault

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POWDERSVILLE — The 2014 season kicked off in high fashion for the high-flying Patriots of Powdersville High School as they opened the 2014 season with a 41-20 win over the visiting Mustangs of Palmetto.First year starting quarterback Wesley Turner shrugged off the season opening jitters and led the Patriot offense on the ground and through the air, keeping the Mustang defense on its heels all night long and picking up his first career win as a starter.Defensively the Patriots did allow 20 points with most coming after the Powdersville offense had built a strong lead in the game.

 

The case for making foreign aid a two-way street

What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right?Now, I don’t mean programs that are successfully handing out food aid, treating malaria, or preventing elephant poaching, although I’m sure some of those are succeeding too. I mean intrinsic parts of African cultures that are wonderfully successful and underappreciated.In fact, Americans could learn a lot from Africans. Perhaps they could create an aid program and come over here to teach us?...

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You don’t have to be a jerk to support your team

I’m going to preface this column with a statement, a disclosure, if you will, so that all of you know where I stand and know where I’m coming from before you read any further: I am a Tiger fan.Having said that, let’s talk about that nasty opening weekend and how disappointed I am, not only in both of our major colleges’ performances on the field, but more by the behavior of everyone who happens to be a Gamecock fan or Clemson fan.And chances are I...

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Sept. 3• The Women’s Club of Easley meets at 3:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Easley First United Methodist Church. Ann Istare, outpatient therapist for the Pickens County Mental Health Center, and her co-worker Joyce Raines will present the program.Sept. 6• Walter Carter Tucker is at Main Street Deli & Coffeehouse, 133 W. Main St. in Central, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tucker ...

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Wren offense blows Woodmont away, 62-0

PIEDMONT — From the opening kickoff until the final horn, it was a Hurricane warning over Anderson County as Wren blasted visiting Woodmont in a 62-0 blowout.Nathaniel Ekwere took the opening kickoff 98 yards to open the scoring and it was downhill from there.Wren used three consecutive turnovers by Woodmont in the first half to go into the locker room with a 56-0 lead and the game well in hand.Wren’s QB Kelly Bryant, an early signee with the Clems...

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Pendleton outlasts Pickens in tight contest

PENDLETON — The Blue Flame of Pickens was on a short road trip to Pendleton to face the Bulldogs and in the end came up short in its bid to even their record to 1-1, instead falling to 0-2 after a tight ballgame where momentum seemed to be everything.On a sod field constantly under repair, it looked early as if the Blue Flame would barbecue the Bulldogs offense with a strong defensive performance but mistakes would be Pickens’ undoing as Pendleton would capitalize....

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Third quarter burst gives Daniel big win at Easley

EASLEY — Hosting its first ever Community Tailgate in the home-opener for the Green Wave, Easley returned home after a road win over cross-county rival Pickens to face state powerhouse Daniel, only to come up short 35-6.The defensive effort was there for a half as the ball control Lions offense was limited early.Easley’s Green Wave was in the game with the ground-powered Daniel Lions until a third quarter burst by the visiting team opened the game up and gave...

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Stout restart gives Blaney Nationwide Series win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney swept past Kyle Busch on a restart with seven laps to go and held on to win Friday night’s rain-delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.Until the final restart, Busch appeared dominant and on his way to his seventh win in his last nine NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Bristol.Blaney’s victory was his first this season and second in 24 career Nationwide Series races.“It’s awesome to be here in...

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Logano nabs third win of season in Bristol night race

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Joey Logano believes he has the car and Team Penske believes they have the team to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.Logano took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining and scooted to his third Sprint Cup victory of the season in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.“We can win the championship. We’ve showed it at every kind of race track. We’ve just got to keep doing it,” s...

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Logano defies odds with career renaissance at Penske

For every Kyle Busch, there’s a Casey Atwood. For every Kyle Larson, there’s a Todd Kluever.For every young talent who shows enough in his first moments in the limelight to tell you he’s a certain star, there’s a young talent who fades quickly into obscurity, retaining a connection to the sport only as the answer to a “What ever happened to…?” question.And then there’s Joey Logano.It’s not Logano’s &#...

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NASCAR by the numbers

6: The number of victories recorded by Team Penske drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year. It’s the first time a Ford team has won more than five races in a single year since Carl Edwards’ nine-victory season for Roush Fenway Racing in 2008.21: The number of top-five finishes posted by Joey Logano in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races in 60 starts since his arrival at Team Penske to start the 2013 season. In his previous 147 starts, Logano had 16 top fives...

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Keselowski earns first NASCAR Truck Series win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After 62 races — the last 20 of which were in his own equipment — Brad Keselowski is finally a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner.“We did it,” said Keselowski as he took the checkered flag in Thursday morning’s postponed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.Keselowski’s joy may have been short lived. Following the race, NASCAR announced that his No. 19 truck, as well as the trucks d...

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Easley FD ISO rating improves

EASLEY — The new ISO classification rating for the Easley Fire Department has dropped to a Class 3 and Fire Chief Butch Womack says the department is on track to be lowered to a Class 2 by this time next year.ISO, or Insurance Services Office, is an independent company that collects data on the fire fighting capabilities of a community and then evaluates the results using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).The ISO then assigns the community and Fire Departme...

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Congressman speaks at Rotary Club

Congressman Jeff Duncan was the guest speaker at the Easley Rotary Club on Aug. 19. Duncan spoke on many topics, mainly focusing on his views of corporate tax reformation, deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors from Central America, and the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also in attendance was former Cincinnati Bengals football coach Sam Wyche and Pickens County Meals on Wheels Director Meta James, sporting wigs to promote Friday’s annual Food Fight Bowl between Easley and Pickens ...

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Anderson man sentenced for knowing endangerment by release of asbestos

COLUMBIA — Scott William Farmer, 37, of Anderson, was sentenced Aug. 19 in federal court in Spartanburg for knowing endangerment by release of asbestos, a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 7413(c)(5).U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis of Spartanburg sentenced Farmer to 41 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release.Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that between November 2012 and April 2013, Farmer and others working for Farmer demol...

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Electrical wiring certificate class starts Sept. 2

PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College is offering an Electrical Wiring Certificate program for individuals who want to prepare for careers as electricians.The first Electrical Wiring I module will be held Sept. 2 through Oct. 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pendleton Campus.“Students will begin with learning theory and will advance to Ohm’s Law, magnetism, safety and tools, wiring methods, services, motors, inspection, mainte...

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Man gets $19K in equipment using bad check

ANDERSON – The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who wrote a bad check to pay for lawn equipment and other items valued at nearly $19,000.William Todd Dale, 49, of 1273 Nazareth Road in Lexington, wrote a check for $18,951.74 to Rogers Outdoor Equipment, 6601 U.S. 81 North in Piedmont, on July 2. The check, which was written on an account for T&L Home Improvement, was returned for insufficient funds.Dale took possession of one Kubota l...

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SCDOT’s 511 System can help weekend travelers “reach the beach”

Labor Day Weekend travelers are reminded to use the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) free 511 Traveler Information System, which provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other technological tools to help motorists navigate South Carolina’s roadways.The web address is www.511sc.org.There is also a free 511 app available. Links to download the applications are on the 511 website under “Extras” and “511 Too...

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