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PCSO looking for escaped inmate

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PICKENS – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 41-year-old man who escaped from the Pickens County Stockade on Thursday.James Christopher Townsend is described as a 5-foot-11 white male weighing 210 pounds with close cropped black hair and hazel eyes.He was last seen wearing a red shirt with the word INMATE on the front and back, blue jeans with a white stripe on each leg and black boots.


Why do some relationships work while others fail?

I got into a discussion about relationships with a friend recently, and although I’ve had the thought before and have limited how often I share this opinion, I do believe I know why approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce … so considering that statistic I figure I have even odds on getting this one right.Boy meets girl and loses his mind and it begins, while girl meets boy and all of the dreams she has ever held inside suddenly become an episode of Bridezil...

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Volunteers needed to participate in the summer turkey survey

Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, and conservation officers, as well as many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the general public.The survey is conducted in July and August each year.

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Clements to help set business, education agenda

CLEMSON — When more than 50 leaders of Fortune 500 companies, national education associations and major colleges and universities convene to discuss how business and higher education can collaborate on workforce development and economic competitiveness, Clemson University will — literally — have a seat at the table.Clemson President James P. “Jim” Clements is one of approximately 30 higher education leaders and more than two dozen senior business execu...

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Genetic research into autism, cancer funded by Self Regional Healthcare

GREENWOOD – Seven research projects from Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University faculty were selected to receive the first round of funding provided by Self Regional Healthcare (SRHC).In February, SRHC announced a partnership with Clemson and GGC to serve as the lead hospital partner in the collaborative. As part of that commitment, the hospital pledged a total of $5.6 million toward the project, including $1.2 million per year for three years to fund genetic researc...

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Musical kicking off national tour at Clemson

CLEMSON — Last year, it was ABBA. This year, Gershwin. No matter the show or composer, Clemson University performing arts students always get a first-rate, hands-on education when Work Light Productions brings a musical to town.The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts continues its longstanding collaboration with Work Light when the Tony Award-winning musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” takes the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Clemson students will be on the front li...

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Clemson names three finalists for Provost position

CLEMSON — Three finalists have been named for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost position at Clemson University.They are Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame; Robert Jones, dean of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University; and Sheryl Tucker, dean of the graduate college and interim vice president for research and technology transfer at Oklahoma State University.There w...

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CAT Anderson 4-U bus route discontinued

ANDERSON — Beginning July 1, the Clemson Area Transit (CAT) Anderson 4-U route ceased operation. However, Electric City Transit, operated by the City of Anderson, will establish a new route that will encompass most of the old 4-U route.The newly established Electric City Orange route buses will depart from Wal-Mart on Liberty Highway in Anderson at :51 after the hour (first departure at 6:51 a.m. and last departure at 5:51 p.m.) and transport riders to Tri-County Technical Co...

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SWU offering summer sports camps

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is offering several sports-related summer camps in July. Camp brochures can be found at Here’s a look at the camps:July 13-15: Overnight soccer camp for ages 11-16.July 21-24: Soccer Camp for ages 4-11. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.July 21-24: Soccer Team Camp for high school-age teams. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.Conta...

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Sports Announcements

Summer Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.Camps will be held July 7-July 11, July 14-July 18, July 21-July 25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-Aug. 15.The camps are for children ages 6 to 12 (completed 5K kindergarten to rising seventh graders) and will be held from 7:30...

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Math camp for girls aims to narrow the gender gap

CLEMSON — A group of high school girls are at Clemson University this week to attend a new summer camp that aims to boost their math skills and give them a better shot at landing some of the nation’s fastest-growing jobs.The inaugural offering of “We Do Math!” targets girls who will be in ninth and 10th grades when fall semester starts.Organizers hope to lay the foundation that females will need to close the gender gap in jobs that involve STEM...

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Text to 911 becoming a national reality

PICKENS — Emerging technology is changing the landscape of everyday life, including how emergency services are capable of being summoned, changing on the horizon with the ability to text to 911 on the horizon nationwide.The impact of text to 911 is yet to be determined but as the technology is rolled out to law enforcement and first responders around the nation, there is still a sense of the possibilities which will be made available to those in emergency services.

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Nalley Family ReunionThe descendants of the Rev. George Burdine and Emma Burns Nalley celebrate the 100th year of their family reunion on July 12 in the Dining Commons of Southern Wesleyan University in Central. The room is reserved from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a catered meal ($15 per person) will be served at 1 p.m. Send check made to Nalley Reunion to Evelyn McCollum, 409 Haverhill Circle, Easley, SC 29642. For more information, email or call...

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Out & About

July 4• A Fourth of July Celebration is held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pickens Amphitheater, 114 W. Main St. in Pickens. The Katlin Owen Band will perform. Food vendors will be on site and carnival rides will be available. Fireworks will bring the night to a close. Call 864-878-6421, visit or for more information.July 5

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Prescribed Fire Council meets Sept. 24-25 in Upstate

PENDLETON — The 2014 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Upstate and will feature a look at the prescribed burning and research going on in the mountains of Jocassee Gorges.The 2014 gathering will be a one-and-a-half-day workshop and annual meeting. The first day will start late morning Sept. 24 at Jocassee Gorges in northern Pickens County. This will be a field tour with Mark Hall, S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) J...

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News from Pickens County 4-H

PICKENS — Michaela Hurst, Caycie Hurst and Madison Porter, members of the Ladies Varsity Shooting Team, won first place in Skeet & Trap Team at the state competition. Michaela Hurst also won High Overall Ladies Varsity in Skeet & Trap.4-H AlumniLocal 4-H groups are searching for 4-H Alumni to put together a directory. Email information to jsutter@clemson.eduVolunteer/leader trainingA State Volunteer Leaders Sy...

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Brazilian order and progress

Every four years, Brazilians wrap themselves in their cheerful green, yellow, and blue flag emblazoned with the Portuguese words “ordem e progresso.” The slogan, which translates as “order and progress,” stretches across a puddle of stars.It’s not just the people, although plenty of folks do coat their arms in green and yellow paint and wear colorful wigs. When my stint as a foreign correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro coincided with the 1994 World Cu...

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Plenty of local events on tap for Fourth of July weekend

PICKENS — Pickens County is gearing up to celebrate Independence Day 2014 and the cities of Easley and Pickens have two days of entertainment lined up.With the Fourth of July falling on Friday this year, residents have the opportunity to celebrate American Independence over an entire weekend filled with music, rides and fireworks for community members to enjoy right in their own backyard instead of traveling to nearby Greenville or Anderson.Easley will hold events ...

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