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PICKENS — Lynn and Tim Jacobs, owners of Pedal’n Shak sports and recreation, asked Pickens City Council on Monday
Officials including Easley mayor Larry Bagwell and Pickens mayor David Owens cut the ribbon on the Doodle Trail on Saturday in Easley. The ribbon was made up of a blue ribbon and a green ribbon joined together, symbolizing the
COUNTY — More than 1,000 Pickens County students will receive their diplomas in graduation ceremonies scheduled for Saturday.
Each of the four county high schools will host its own ceremony in its football stadium. In case of rain, the events will be moved into the school’s
Daniel High School student Matthew Robinson, 16, was killed in a single-car accident last week near Central.
By Greg Oliver
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CENTRAL — The Daniel High School community is remembering Matthew Robinson as an excellent student who loved being a part of the school’s marching band.
Robinson, 16, of Central, was killed last week in a single-car collision on Brookbend Road at Maw Bridge Road near Central, Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley said. His sister, who was the only passenger, was injured but is expected to survive.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the crash occurred around 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, on Brookbend Road about 3.5 miles north of Central.
Miller said Robinson was driving a four-door Dodge north on Brookbend when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The road was blocked near Maw Bridge Road.
Daniel High School principal Josh Young called Robinson “a great kid.”
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By Ben Robinson
PICKENS — Organizers gathered Friday at the Hagood Community Center to dedicate the remodeled building to community service.
The center also received a $2,500 donation from Leadership Pickens County as a 2015 class project.
The site, originally known as Ben Hagood Elementary School, and before that Pickens Mill Elementary School, was leased to the city of Pickens in 1990. The site was operated by Seniors Unlimited[/cointent_lockedcontent]
PICKENS — Pickens hurdler Tanner Saunders is the latest PHS senior to earn an athletic scholarship.
Saunders, who ran track in addition to being a member of both the Blue Flame football and basketball teams, inked recently with USC-Upstate.
Saunders starting running track at PHS in his sophomore year and managed to earn Western AAA most valuable honors as a junior and finished second in the[/cointent_lockedcontent]
PICKENS — Pickens High School cross-country and track athlete Becky Tarone signed earlier this month to continue her academic and athletic career at Southern Wesleyan University.
Tarone said she is excited to continue doing what she loves while getting an opportunity to continue her education.
Tarone’s decision to attend Southern Wesleyan was based on the environment at the school.
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UPSTATE — Would you like to learn how to play the guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin?
New students are being accepted and enrollment is now underway for the spring session of the Appalachian Evening Music Program. The next session will begin the week of Monday, June
EASLEY — Kathleen Stapleton was recently appointed Baptist Easley’s chief financial officer (CFO).
Stapleton has been with Baptist Easley since 2009 and has served as interim CFO since October 2014.
A certified health finance professional, Stapleton has a Bachelor’s degree