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Escaped stockade inmate back in jail

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PICKENS — The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Christopher Townsend on Wednesday afternoon following an anonymous tip that he was at a residence in the Easley community.Deputies located Townsend around 12:45 p.m. at a residence on Bakerville Road at which time he was taken into custody without incident.Efforts to locate Townsend have been ongoing since the discovery of his escape by Stockade authorities following an evening count of all inmates on July 3. Townsend was serving a sentence for failure to pay child support and had been held at the Stockade since June 2. The Pickens County Stockade is located at #186 Prison Camp Road in Pickens.


Tagging along on bike ride will bring many returns

As you read this column, whether it be over a cup of coffee, a bite of lunch during your workday break, or as you sit at home celebrating the beginning of your weekend, I am on the road. I hope to make it entertaining for you.Today, depending on what time it is for you right now, I am somewhere between Simpsonville and Newberry, photographing and writing about the Ride to Remember, a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research. There will be literally hundreds of cyclists covering 25...

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Infinity School holds Wright stuff for teen

NEWBERRY — Newberry’s Mark Wright navigated some rough waters as he completed his final year of high school.Thanks to the intervention of his father, Anthony Wright, and the teachers at the Newberry County School District’s Infinity School, especially Director and educator Tonya Jeter, Mark said he was able to return to making positive life decisions and turn his circumstances around.Until his senior year Wright was a leader on campus at Mid-Carolina Hi...

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A birthday wish — and some universe leveling — for my son

I remember when I turned 19 years old and what a boy I was, not from a lack of effort on the parts of both my parents (bless their prematurely aged hearts), and today my oldest son reached that milestone himself … and there is a world of difference between us at that age, I can tell you.

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Medical, educational, spiritual benefits supplied to Haiti thanks to mission

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI — On Saturday, June 21, Dr. Mike and Karin White, their daughters Leanna and Lauren, Rachel and Levi Hoover (Clewiston, Fla.) and Brother Tom Dorsey traveled to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to do medical mission work.The trip is a medical mission outreach Missions of Love for Haiti, a local non-profit organization.The $5000 raised during a walk-a-thon this spring combined with medical donations from area opthamologists and pharmacies as well as indiv...

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Public meetings to identify resources, creative people in Spartanburg County

SPARTANBURG — Chapman Cultural Center is leading a county wide effort called “Culture Counts” to identify and map all cultural resources, creative industries, and creative people living and working in Spartanburg County. A comprehensive identification of the communities’ cultural resources is the first step in any planning process. Public meetings will be held in several communities in the County in July, August, and September to gather data from citizens on what cultu...

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Greenville, Sons of the American Revolution host the 124th SAR National Congress

GREENVILLE — For the first time in 125 years the state of South Carolina will be the site of the SAR National Congress in Greenville, Friday, July 18-Thursday, July 24.South Carolina SAR State President Daniel Woodruff is elated to show off the Palmetto State’s important role in securing our nations freedom.“As one of the original 13 colonies there were over 400 Revolutionary War battles, skirmishes and engagements that took place throughout our state, ...

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The DSS clock is ticking

Tick tock goes the clock and the question is, when will it stop?The Department of Social Services along with Gov. Nikki Haley should be taken to task by every citizen in the state of South Carolina for their complete disregard for due process and lack of transparency. There is absolutely no excuse for ANY refusal to answer questions where the welfare of our children is concerned.The department itself is insulated to the point of no accountability, operating under a syste...

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