Liberty Rec Cheerleading Sign Ups Begin ...

Liberty Rec Cheerleading sign-ups

Football cheerleading sign-ups will be held at the Mills Avenue Gym April 22 – May 6, 2014 from 3:30PM – 6:00PM.

An informational parent meeting will be held for competition cheerleading Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30PM before a tryout clinic on Saturday May 3, 2014.

For questions regarding athletic sign-ups or for other general information, contact Operations Coordinator Jamie Burns at 843-3177 x 6 or jburns@libertysc.com.

Updated April 2014 Precipitation Totals

April usually averages 3.4" each year .

• Downtown Liberty received 1.94" of precipitation in the 48 hour period ending 9:00PM Tuesday April 19, 2014.

April 2014 currently has 5.29" of precipitation total.

The yearly total now stands at 15.36"

* NOAA / SCDNR

Liberty Rec Cheer Signups ...

Liberty Rec Cheerleading sign-ups begin soon!

Football cheerleading sign-ups will be held at the Mills Avenue Gym April 22 – May 6, 2014 from 3:30PM – 6:00PM.

An informational parent meeting will be held for competition cheerleading Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30PM before a tryout clinic on Saturday May 3, 2014.

  • For questions regarding athletic sign-ups or for other general information, contact Operations Coordinator Jamie Burns at 843-3177 x 6 or jburns@libertysc.com.

Admit It ... You're No Better Than A Meth Head

Are you a friend of mine?


A true friend?


Would you care if I was here tomorrow?


Would you care if our town no longer had a news source?


Have I ever given you some good advice, told you about an event, helped your fundraiser or your church?


What if I said I was going to try to kill myself today?


Would you be concerned?


I would do EVERYTHING I could if you said YOU WERE GOING TO COMMIT SUICIDE today!


Guess what?


Many of you tell me that every day.


You send me texts while driving.


It's nothing short of posting a Facebook message tagging me and saying "with Rus Smith and 3500 others" 


"I'm texting, I'm giving up on life. I don't care about my life or anyone else's."


Let's put this another way ...


Are you drug addict? Are you a crack head waiting for your next fix?


Then STOP! Don't answer that text! 


If you think you have to answer that text while driving - you're no better than meth head. Realize, texting - it's an addiction.


Don't reply while you're driving! If it's important, get to a driveway or parking lot and pull safely over.


Your life, my life ... They are more important than a text or a social media status at 60mph.

Luna Moth ...

This is a picture of a luna moth taken the week of April 14, 2014 in Liberty, SC ...

The wingspan was approximately 6 inches.

The moth was unharmed and wings untouched.

Community Easter Egg Hunt / Cancelled

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 19, 2014 11-1PM

NEW LOCATION : Old LHS Stadium

FREE Hot Dogs, Popcorn & Inflatables


Egg Hunt @ 12:30

Everyone Welcome!

Cancelled due to weather conditions!

April 2014 Pickens GOP Meeting @ Rosewood Center In Liberty


The Pickens County Republican Party will meet Thursday April 24, 2014 at 7PM at the Rosewood Center in Liberty.

Discussion:Closed Primaries

Yack & Yarn @ The Sarlin Library

Sarlin Library
15 South Palmetto St
Liberty SC, 29657

Please click on the tag "Sarlin Library" at the bottom of this post to see other events held at the library.

Distracted Driving A Part Of Public Forum @ April 2014 Liberty City Council Meeting

Philip Smith, The editor of The Liberty Monitor delivered this speech to The Mayor Of Liberty and Liberty City Council at the April 2014 Liberty City Council meeting on April 14, 2014 ...

I would like for each of you to know how difficult it is for me to admit that I've been wrong about something.

I've fought hard against the matter I'm bringing before you tonight in Clemson and Greenville.

The saying goes, "Until it affects you, you don't care"

Well, I care ... an incident that should have taken the life of a friend of mine happened a few weeks ago and really opened my eyes to the topic of electronic device distracted driving.

Mayor, while I am certain it was not a factor in Emma's accident, I am very certain that today ~ it would be.

Apple alone sold 55 million smart phones in the last QUARTER ALONE and they only have about 35% of the smartphone market.

Two seconds down the road at 60mph is a football field. For the length of a football field, sometimes two lengths or more, people are taking their eyes completely off the road.

I'm asking tonight that council and the Mayor take an active role and draft an "electronic device distracted driving ordinance". I want to see something smart. I want to see something that does not erase our constitutional rights and God granted liberties.

How does one make a law?

I would ask first and foremost, "Does it advance God's will?"

I would say that "God's will" is the 10 Commandments.

Commandment six and nine certainly apply here. Don't kill. Don't lie.

Next, does a law advance the people's will? Does it further life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

I certainly think that an electronic device distracted driving ordinance is meant to protect life, insure the People's liberty, and give them peace of mind ~ which is the definition of happiness.

Right now, my friend and her family don't have peace of mind, they think the system isn't protecting them, and they certainly don't feel the law is there to insure their liberty.

In Leviticus 25:10 ... God says now that you have the law "go proclaim liberty throughout all the land."

I think we need a law that we can proclaim we are serious about protecting life.

We need this law to proclaim our liberty - otherwise the selfish, stupid among us are going to rape us of it!

I do worry about protecting my 4th amendment rights with search & seizure and being secure on and with my property.

The police Chief told me that he has to see something good to get behind it.

I personally think that most all the "proactive" and "reactive" ordinances being passed aren't meant to stop the problem, but merely to tax the vice.

I think it can be said that if the government truly cared about our health then instead of taxing smoking they would ban smoking altogether, and they would ban cigarettes, but the money from the taxes sure is nice!

My proposal is simple and straightforward.

The ordinance is ... "No use of cell phones by any means while your wheels are in motion."

At least if the law is on the books, it can be used as a tool. Right now, without anything - nothing can be done.

The enforcement should be honest and place the burden on the driver.

If 9 out of 10 people pay the fine without any complaint or court, then I say tack it on if visible.

I say the officer should have a tool at his disposal to ask when he pulls a driver over or is investigating an accident, "Were you texting or on social media?"

(Note: Miranda Rights issue?)

I think there would be a higher number than expected of those that would say, "Yes".

I say, "So what!" if a talented attorney can get their client out of the charges. At least our town can say that they did something to prevent one life from being taken.

I think the charge should be punitive to totally prevent somebody from texting ... $750 1st offense $1000 2nd offense // no reductions. Your paycheck and not being able to make bills will make you think twice!

This is the only way I see that instills God's will, insures the people's will, and punishes the ignorant appropriately.


Pinto Bean Supper Hosted By Liberty Masonic Lodge


Pinto Bean Supper hosted by Liberty Masonic Lodge.

Saturday April 19, 2014
6-8PM Rosewood Center

Proceeds go towards Scholarship fund for a Liberty High School Senior. 

$7.00 per plate.

Updated April 2014 Precipitation Totals

April usually averages 3.4" each year .

• Downtown Liberty received 0.96" of precipitation in the 24 hour period ending 9:00AM Tuesday April 15, 2014.

April 2014 currently has 3.35" of precipitation total.

The yearly total now stands at 13.42"

* NOAA / SCDNR

Jessie Sentell Of Liberty Passes ...

Jessie Sentell
Liberty, SC

Funeral Services to honor the life of Mrs. Sentell will be held Monday at 1:00PM in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be From 3:00 until 5:00PM Sunday at Liberty Mortuary. Burial will be at Rice’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jessie Lee Swanson Sentell, 91, of 13 Willard Street, died Tuesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Oconee County she was the widow of James Edward “Ed” Sentell, and a daughter of the late Will and Agnes Henderson Swanson. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Hamlin of Liberty; a son, Paul Sentell of the home; 4 sisters, Mary Hendricks of Easley, Aline Duncan of Greenwood, Reva Reeves of Easley and Norma Jean McCall of Easley; 2 brothers, Harold Swanson of Liberty and Luther Swanson of Easley; 3 grandchildren, Angie Hamlin Turner, Melissa Sargent and Donnie Westmoreland; and 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Westmoreland; 2 sons, Terry Sentell and infant James Lee Sentell; a sister, Clara Kelley; and 2 brothers, Oliver and Hershal Swanson.

The family will be at their respective homes. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

* Information gathered from www.libertymortuary.com

Tax Filing Deadline Tuesday April 15, 2014

The deadline for filing your 2013 Tax Return, if you haven't already is Tuesday April 15, 2014.

By this date, a tax filer making more than $2500 from any taxable source (barter, service, or sales) must file by mail or electronically, or file an extension.

John Creech Jr Of Liberty Passes ...

John Creech Jr
Liberty, SC

John Creech, Jr., 63, of Liberty, SC.

Services at 2PM at Robinson Chapel UMC.

The family has selected the Luther Johnson Funeral Home, 301 E. Main St. Liberty, SC 29657.

* Information gathered from www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com

Vote Bright For Senate




Voting record matters: Lee Bright was the primary sponsor of the Constitutional Carry Act, which allows the free exercise of Second Amendment rights and personal protection (S.115) (2013).

Voting record matters: Lee Bright was the sole sponsor of legislation that protects cellular or other portable electronic communications devices from searches without a warrant (S.107) (2013).

Voting record matters: Lee Bright co-sponsored an immigration reform bill that places tougher penalties and restrictions on companies that hire illegal immigrants (S.020) (2011).

Visit:

5th Annual Wings & Wheels Today @ Pickens County Airport In Liberty



Attractions will include: Airplane and Helicopter Rides- Fixed wing aircraft and helicopter will be on hand to offering event-goers a bird’s eye view of Pickens County. In addition, an open cockpit, bi-wing Steerman will be available for those seeking an aviation experience akin to early years of aviation.

Custom and Classic Car Show- Join over 150 car owners for one of the best classic and custom car shows in the Upstate. Winners will receive a trophy. “Best in Show” will be a judged event, and the “People’s Choice” award will be given to the car that receives the most cash votes.

Between admiring cars and airplane rides, spectators can enjoy: lunch or snack from Bates Masonic Lodge and Yoder’s of Meece Mill; a display of radio-controlled aircraft by the Raptors RC (radio controlled) Club; and the chance to win exciting giveaway items.

Proceeds: All proceeds from the event will benefit Pickens County Meals on Wheels (PCMOW), a 501 (c)(3), non-profit, charitable organization funded through grants, fundraising events and donations from individuals, churches, church organizations, businesses, schools, civic groups, and the United Way. The organization does not seek or receive any state or federal funding.

April 12, 2014 10AM to 3PM
Pickens County Airport
240 Airport Rd.
Liberty, SC 29657
Phone: 864-855-3770

April 2014 Liberty City Council Meeting ...


The April 2014 Liberty City Council Meeting is Monday April 14, 2014 @ 6:00PM

Downtown business will be among the topics discussed.



Doris Mauldin Of Liberty Passes ...

Doris Mauldin
Liberty, SC

Doris Reece Mauldin, 67, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Mauldin; son, Mark (Paula) Mauldin; seven grandchildren, Jason Mauldin, Tonya Mauldin, Jeffery Mauldin, Tiffany Mauldin, Isaiah Mauldin, Haley, and Destiny; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel E. Gillespie and Lucille Elrod; and two brothers, E. R. Reece and Earl Reece.

She is preceded in death by her son, Martin Dwayne Mauldin; her parents; six siblings, Bud Reece, Mildred Gillespie, Ruby Gillespie, Arvie Morton, Mattie Ruth Raines, and Little Riley Reece.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Liberty Church of God Prophecy, 373 Black Bottom Rd, Liberty.

A graveside service will be held in Westview Cemetery at 11:00 am Saturday, April 12, 2014.

* Information gathered from www.thepalmettomortuary.com

Weekly Jail Blotter / April 10, 2014




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A New CVS Is Being Built In Liberty, But Is Family Dollar On The Chopping Block?

According to The State  newspaper:
Family Dollar plans to cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings.

Family Dollar did not provide details on how many jobs were expected to be eliminated.

Family Dollar Stores Inc. currently has more than 8,100 stores in 46 states.

The job cuts and store closings are estimated to result in an approximately $85 million to $95 million restructuring charge during fiscal 2014's second half.

The Matthews, N.C., company also said it will slow new store openings beginning in fiscal 2015 to bolster its return on investment. It now anticipates opening 350 to 400 new stores. In fiscal 2014 it had about 525 new stores.

The announcement came as Family Dollar reported its profit and revenue declined in the fiscal second quarter, which was hampered by bad winter weather.
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Family Dollar To Cut Jobs, Close Stores

Vote Michelle Wiles June 10, 2014 To Represent Liberty



Michelle Wiles of Pickens asks for your vote in the June 10, 2014 Republican Primary for SC House District 4 seat currently held by Davey Hiott.

SC District 4 comprises most of Liberty.

Wiles identifies herself as a constitutional conservative and grassroots activist who has been active in the tea party movement.

Wiles, 44, is a homeschooling mother of 6 children (2 graduated) and works in Public Relations for Panacea Biofuels. She currently serves as 2nd Vice Chair of the Pickens County GOP.

Announcing her candidacy at the Pickens County Taxpayers Association meeting.
“I've been personally involved in politics since I started voting at 18. The main factor in my decision to run for office is because of the state of our country. It is my belief that change and reform start in the local and state elections. We have strayed so far from the Constitution. The 10 year incumbent, Davey Hiott, needs to be challenged based on his voting record. He has not advanced the cause of freedom and liberty.”
VOTE TUESDAY JUNE 10, 2014

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