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Manhunt continues for suspect in shooting

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EASLEY — The manhunt for Jason Allen Larson, wanted in connection with two attempted murders April 9, continues and law enforcement is seeking the public’s help.Larson is suspected of being the gunman in a shooting that took place at 408 Highland Road in Easley just after 8:30 p.m. April 9, sending one man to Greenville Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds. The victim remains in stable but critical condition.The second count of attempted murder is for shots fired at an unidentified female in the residence.


Clemson’s National Dropout Prevention Center to assist S.C. at-risk schools

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has entered into an agreement with the S.C. Department of Education to analyze needs and provide support to the state’s 26 at-risk schools.The South Carolina Education Accountability Act authorizes support for the state’s lowest-performing schools, designated as “at-risk,” and tasks the S.C. Department of Education to recruit and organize teams of experts to assist these sch...

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Merck tapped as new school superintendent

PICKENS — Dr. Danny Merck, principal at Daniel High School, will begin his duties at the helm of the School District of Pickens County on May 1.Superintendent Dr. Kelly Pew accepted a similar position in Rock Hill. Pew’s contract, based on a vote by the board last Thursday, will terminate April 30.“It really is a great opportunity to follow Dr. Pew, who’s done such a great job leading this district,” Merck said following the announcement. &#...

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Hannah Road altercation leads to murder charge

PICKENS — The early morning hours of April 12 were broken by the sound of gunfire when an altercation turned deadly, leading to the death of one Pickens County man and the arrest of a second.Justin Douglas O’Bryant, 26, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime following the shooting death of Michael Shane Collins, 38, of 120 Hannah Road in the Sunset Community.

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Daniel High Athletic Hall of Fame nominations sought

CENTRAL — The D. W. Daniel Athletic Booster Club officially inducted the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class last fall. The Booster Club and its Hall of Fame Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame class.Interested alumni and community members can find the nomination form, including the criteria, on the Athletic Booster Club webpage at Click on the “Hall of Fame” link. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2014...

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Green Wave introduces new volleyball coach

EASLEY — Easley High School introduced its new volleyball coach April 10 to an excited gathering of players and parents, naming Jessica Hamby as the new head of the school’s program.Athletics Director Gil Payne, in his first semester leading the Green Wave, announced his first hire with parents and players waiting with anticipation, and according to Payne, Hamby’s history of success should be a good fit for the program moving forward.

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Sassafras Mountain wildfire contained, under control

PICKENS — Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County has been ablaze and according to the U.S. Forestry Service, the wildfire is contained and under control.“As of 7:44 am April 14, the fire is contained and under control, although there are some dangers with the wind over the next few days,” said Scott Hawkins, public information director. “There will be someone assigned to watch, but for all intents and purposes, the fire is controlled.”The blaz...

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U.S. commerce secretary touts education-industry partnership at CU-ICAR

GREENVILLE — The cutting-edge research and world-class education that are helping South Carolina play a leading role in the nation’s manufacturing revival took center stage Friday when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Clemson University-International Center for Automotive Research.Her visit included a private roundtable discussion about developing a qualified workforce and came as expanding automotive and tire companies heighten the state’s im...

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Jail and Bail raises more than $9,000 for March of Dimes

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Researchers develop sticky nanoparticles to fight heart disease

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