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Pickens Schools announce makeup days after Irma cancelled class

The School District of Pickens County announced makeup days for class time lost during Hurricane Irma. The district announced Friday students will attend school on Friday, March 16 and Friday, March 30 in 2018 to make up for the missed days. Both days were built into the school calendar in case of

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL - 2017-09-22 17:23:09

Doodle Park under construction in City of Pickens

Construction is underway in the City of Pickens for the new Doodle Park. And on Thursday night, city leaders heard from people in the community to help finalize plans to create what they hope will be a major attraction. Doodle Park is set to open next Memorial Day. The park is located on Railroad St

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-22 07:02:00

Victim dead 1 week after ejected from Pickens Co. crash

Troopers said a driver has died exactly a week after a crash in Pickens County. According to the SC Highway Patrol, a 35-year-old Greenville driver was traveling in a 2011 Toyota along SC 8, also known as Gentry Memorial Hwy, around 1:55 p.m. on September 15. The driver was about half mile west of

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-23 00:18:00

Victim dies 1 week after crash in Pickens Co.

PICKENS Co., SC (WSPA) - One person has died, one week after after a crash in Pickens Co. Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 8 at Gentry Memorial Highway. That is a half of a mile west of Easley. The 35-year-old victim is from Greenville, according to Highway Patrol. Troopers say the

WSPA.COM - 2017-09-22 21:03:01

Pickens Co. Schools announce makeup days after Irma canceled classes

The School District of Pickens County announced that students must attend school on two days in March that will serve as makeup days for days that classes were canceled due to Tropical Storm Irma. Makeup days will be Friday, March 16 and Friday, March 30. Both days were built in to the school calend

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-22 19:02:00

Dealer convicted of shooting man who said he was shorted drugs

A man has been convicted of shooting and killing a man in Clemson more than two years ago. Local media outlets reported that a jury in Pickens convicted 25-year-old Jaron Gibbs of Greenville on charges of murder and possession of a gun during a violent crime. Prosecutors said Gibbs shot and killed 2

WYFF4.COM - 2017-09-22 13:31:00

Greenville man, 35, dies after crash in Easley

A Greenville man has died a week after crashing his car off Gentry Memorial Highway in Easley, troopers said Friday. The 35-year-old driver, who hasn't yet been identified, died in the hospital Friday afternoon, said Trooper Joe Hovis of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Hovis said the man was dri

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:43:48

All opposed? Jordan Klepper's 'Opposition' spoof sure is

NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Klepper's new Comedy Central series, "The Opposition," aims to rally a rash of outrageous world views. Klepper is a former correspondent for Comedy Central's fake newscast, "The Daily Show." On his new show, he says whatever the issue might be, he's opposed to it. He will pres

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 15:54:00

Pine Grove UMW Hear About 'God's Toolbox'

Pine Grove United Methodist Women held their monthly meeting Sept. 5 in the church fellowship hall. President Mary Conduff conducted the meeting. Phyllis Henry read the Prayer Calendar and its mission focus on Zimbabwe and purchasing computers, color printers, a digital camera and magnetic board for

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2017-09-22 14:30:00

AP Was There: Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine

WASHINGTON (AP) - EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The court ordered all public schools to act swift

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 18:46:14

Rep. Norman visits the museum

Photo courtesy of the Union County Museum The economy of Union County has been compared to a three-legged stool with each leg representing one of the three major sectors of the economy. Those sectors are industry, retail, and tourism. A big draw for tourism in Union County is the Union County Museum

UNION DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-23 06:00:07

Tucker Hipps' parents focus on hazing on anniversary of his death

The family of Tucker Hipps has settled lawsuits that were filed against Clemson University, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and several members of it after his death on Lake Hartwell. Wochit Sept. 22 feels different this year for Gary Hipps. His son, Tucker Hipps, died on the same date three years ag

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:46:36

Where are the autumn leaves? 5 great spots for fall color

Check out these places that offer fabulous views of the autumn leaves. The colors of fall are headed this way, and as always, the highest elevations will see the brilliant colors first. Once the leaves reach their peak in the upper reaches of the region, the color flows downward at a rate of about 1

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-22 11:00:09

Upstate teacher charged after forcing minor to touch him inappropriately, warrants say

Travis Benjamin Howard charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor Updated: 6:16 PM EDT Sep 22, 2017 Spartanburg Police Department SOURCE: Spartanburg Police Department A Cleveland Academy of Leadership teacher has been charged after making a minor touch him inappropriately during the Boys

WYFF4.COM - 2017-09-22 22:16:00

Cleveland Academy teacher accused of sex crimes involving a teenager

A Spartanburg School District 7 teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Travis Benjamin Howard, 34, of 544 Boyd St., was handed the two charges on Thursday. The victims were between ages 14 and 16, according to onl

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 21:09:34

Thrive Upstate executive director says he was fired

COLUMBIA - The former executive director of Thrive Upstate, the disabilities agency for Greenville County, said he was fired last week but is still not sure why. John Cocciolone, who was hired to lead Thrive in April 2013, said he was terminated during a board meeting last week. Bob Ariail, the chai

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:53:53

Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Sa - FOX Carolina 21

(CNN) -- In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas, described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan," lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiali

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-20 16:57:00

'The Defense Of Your Liberty'

A rousing sermon delivered by the Rev. Samuel Doak in 1780 helped galvanize a group of American patriots before the decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain. That sermon was repeated Wednesday afternoon at a memorial ceremony honoring Doak on the grounds of Washington Colleg

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2017-09-21 14:30:00

Help deputies find Easley man missing for over 2 weeks

According to deputies, Chappell went missing out of Easley on September 5, and hasn't been seen since. Chappell was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark gym shorts and boat shoes. Deputies said he was last seen traveling on foot carrying his acoustic guitar in a black, hard case. He's about 5'8"

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-21 21:52:00

Veterans file suit against Easley attorney

The legal woes of Easley attorney Candy Kern-Fuller continue to grow. Kern-Fuller, a major figure in the eight year legal battle between former Anderson County administrator Joey Preston and the County, has been named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed recently in U.S. District Court in Gree

THEJOURNALONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:17:51