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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.

 

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

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