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Attempted murder suspect arrested in Georgia

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EASLEY — A Pickens County man wanted in connection with two attempted murders is behind bars after being arrested around 1 p.m. Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Chamblee, Ga., a small town close to Atlanta.Jason Allen Larson had been on the run from law enforcement since April 9 when he became the suspect in an attempted double homicide at 408 Highland Road in Easley. One unidentified man remains at Greenville Memorial Hospital in stable condition as a result of the shooting.The second charge of attempted murder is the result of Larson’s alleged shots fired at an unidentified female who was in the residence at the time.

 

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April 18• The S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson University hosts Tugalo Holler in concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the amphitheater. Admission is free.April 19• Liberty Masonic holds a pinto bean fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosewood Center in Liberty. Plates will be $7 each and will include pinto beans,...

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Southern Wesleyan Spring Events Calendar

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University has released it fine arts calendar for spring and it’s sure to have something for everyone. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free, no ticket required, and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, events are held in Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center. Call 864-644-5404 for more information.Here is a look at upcoming events:SWU Concert Choir “Pops” Concert

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Church News

April 18Noon: Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 S. First St. in Easley, holds a Good Friday service. A soup luncheon will be held after the brief worship service.April 254 p.m.-7 p.m.: Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2102 Six Mile Highway in Central, hosts the United Methodist Men’s annual spaghetti supper fundraiser. The cost is $7 per plate for dine in or carry out. The menu wil...

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Trustees credited with choosing Merck as new superintendent

On April 10, in a 6-0 vote, the Pickens County School Board named Dr. Danny Merck the new Superintendent.Minutes into our roundtable discussion, it was apparent each board member had come to the same choice – Dr. Danny Merck. This was not surprising.In 2011, the board and administration did a good job of looking ahead on this issue, and that foresight is still paying dividends today. Then Superintendent Dr. Henry Hunt was nearing retirement and the board truly want...

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Saving downtown requires a buy-in from everyone

Pickens County is not Greenville. Period.So when it comes to how economic issues such as downtown revitalization are addressed, whether it is Pickens, Easley or Liberty, the Greenville model and plan is not, nor will it ever be, a fit. The tax base of property, sales and industry within the county does not allow for the same flexibility and spending Greenville is capable of bringing to bear.S.C. 123, leading from Easley and Pickens County to Greenville, is both a blessin...

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Pickens County pro anglers place in latest BFL tournament

ELBERTON, Ga. – Three Pickens County pro anglers placed in the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division tournament of 2014 held April 5 on Lake Russell.Butch Pitts of Watkinsville, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce on April 5 to win the tourney. Pitts earned $4,082.Eddie Whiten Jr. of Pickens came in fourth with five bass weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces and won $952 for his efforts. Greg Glouse of Liberty came in ninth with five ba...

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Lady Green Wave sweep Mann, Hillcrest

EASLEY — For the first time in school history, the Easley High School softball team gained a season sweep of both J.L. Mann and Hillcrest. The Lady Green Wave defeated Mann 8-7 last Tuesday, and followed that with a 17-10 thumping of Hillcrest on Wednesday.Easley closed out the week with a 5-4 loss at Laurens on Friday, but still hold onto second place in Region 1-AAAA with a 9-2 league mark. Easley is 14-7 overall.The Lady Green Wave will take this week off for sp...

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Baptist Easley Wound Care Center recognized for excellence

EASLEY — The Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been awarded the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for the second year in a row for meeting the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics Inc.The Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates over 92 percent and a healing rate of greater than or equal to 91 percent in less than 30 median days, among other quality standards.Healog...

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Railroad Festival rolling into Central April 26

CENTRAL — The Central Railroad Festival will pull into historic downtown Central on April 26 with music, great food and festivities for all ages.The Railroad Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte.The festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m., featuring entertainment, food, music and arts and crafts vendors.There w...

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Reunion of Upcountry Families highlights family history

EASLEY — The public is invited to the Reunion of Upcountry Families from April 24 through April 26.The free event will include cemetery tours, workshops devoted to family history and a large display of photos and other items from local families of the Old Pendleton District, which became present-day Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.The event kicks off at 1:30 p.m. April 24 at Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley with a computer class on genealog...

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Mother’s Finest headlining Pickens Azalea Festival

PICKENS — Mother’s Finest, a staple along the Grand Strand for many years, will bring the Pickens Azalea Festival to a rousing conclusion with a free concert at 8 p.m. in the new amphitheater in Pickens.The Pickens Azalea Festival begins Friday and runs through Saturday night in Pickens.The concert will give music lovers an opportunity to not only hear the familiar sounds of the band but new material from the group’s first studio recordings in 15 years,...

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Seel to open ‘Central Focus’ exhibit on April 23

CENTRAL — Local architect, artist and musician Robert M. Seel will open his third exhibition of art photography in downtown Central with a special opening and free artist’s reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 at the Main Street Deli and Coffeehouse.“This is a re-presentation of a fascinating and photogenic place,” Seel said. “The play of light and shadows, the geometries, and rhythms are things that people experience every day but seldom stop to n...

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Pickens County Library System Events

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 reference@pickens.lib.sc.us 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....

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Out & About

Through April 19• The third annual Clemson Blues Festival is held featuring The Swingin’ Medallions, Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’Blues, Greenville’s True Blues Band and ReggaeInfinity. Visit www.clemsonbluesfest.org for the schedule of events and more information.April 16• The Easley Business and Professional Women’s April meeting is held at 12:30 p.m. at Fa...

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Pickens YMCA baseball registrationPICKENS — Baseball registration at the Pickens YMCA will end April 17, with late registration scheduled for April 18 through April 24. All practices and games are held at the Pickens YMCA, 2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy.Coed divisions offered are T-ball (ages 4 to 6) and Coaches Pitch (ages 7 to 9). Jersey, cap and trophy are provided as part of the registration fee and kept by the players. Costs are $45 for members and ...

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Got a reunion coming up? Let us know so we can help spread the word. We encourage the submission of reunion notices for schools, churches and families for publication. Items can be submitted in writing to P.O. Box 709, Easley, S.C. 29641; in person at 205 Russell St.; via fax to 864-855-6825; or via email at easnews@civitasmedia.com. Call 864-855-0355 for more information.

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PWA’s Azalea Festival comes with new course this year

PICKENS – The eighth annual Pickens Women Association Azalea Festival 5K Run/Walk will be held April 19 with a start time of 8 a.m.The course will begin at the corner of North Lewis Street and Main Street and will wrap through the side streets of downtown Pickens, around the grounds of Cannon Hospital and back to downtown, crossing over Main Street and ending at the new amphitheater.“We are very excited to have our race return to downtown Pickens,” said...

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