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O’Shields signs with Erskine volleyball program

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PICKENS — Pickens High School is coming off a stellar year on the volleyball court and senior Brianna O’Shields is seeing the result of all that hard work.O’Shields, who played middle and outside hitter for the Lady Blue Flames, signed a National Letter of Intent with Erskine College on April 22, and is hoping to elevate her game.How will her success at the prep level help with college volleyball?“I think it’s definitely prepared me for college, and I’m ready to get competitive at the college level,” she said. “I worked out with the team and it’s a different game in college. They are in great shape, I was winded pretty quick, but it’s going to be a challenge.”


Drug take-back day is Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at two locations in Pickens County and one location in Anderson County.During this time, residents can bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription pills for disposal, no questions asked. Liquid medicine and needles will not be accepted.The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will have collection sites at Baptist Easley Hospital, 200 Fleetwood Dri...

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Duncan business tour lands at Easley’s Palmetto Plating

EASLEY — U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan made several stops around the upstate April 23, including Palmetto Plating in Easley as part of a business tour of his district and the discussions led to international affairs.The international community is having an impact on Palmetto Plating, prompting the global marketplace discussion.“We are relying on the Chinese, who are gobbling up rare earth minerals all over the world and that’s a future problem for manufa...

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Changes in healthcare landscape prompt changes at Baptist Easley

EASLEY — The changes in the landscape of healthcare in the first quarter of 2014 has precipitated needed changes within Baptist Easley and the healthcare community as a whole where costs are concerned.“Take the Affordable Care Act. It was either the president or vice president who said we’ve shifted from a country, based on the law, that sees healthcare not as a privilege, but a right,” Baptist Easley CEO Mike Batchelor said. “I’m not sure the en...

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Chamber’s annual golf tourney set for April 29

EASLEY— The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce will host its 21st annual Golf Tournament and Expo April 29 at Smithfields Country Club in Easley. A few remaining spots for teams are still available.The tournament itinerary will kick off with lunch slated for 11:45 a.m. The tournament itself will begin with a shotgun start set for 1 pm.Among door prizes there are also the possibilities of major awards for an extremely lucky golfer or two, including one seven-day St....

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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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Growing-season burns a natural ecological process in SC

Johnny Stowe, S.C. Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist and heritage preserve manager, said Native Americans were the state’s first land managers. Native Americans burned lands statewide for millennia, but lightning also was a source of landscape-level fires.The Southeastern United States has among the highest incidences of lightning strikes in North America, and most lightning strikes coincide with late spring and mid-summer thunderstorms. Some of these strikes...

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SWU dedicates new track and field complex

CENTRAL – It’s official – the name for Southern Wesleyan University’s new track is Joe R. Gilbert Track and Field.The $1.1 million facility, which includes a 400-meter, eight-lane track surrounding the future soccer field, is located near the university’s entrance at S.C. 93. Also included are dual runways for the long and triple jump, two shot put rings, two distinct pole vault areas, javelin throw, hammer throw and a discus area, according to Greg Th...

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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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