Community petitions to name football stadium after fallen soldier PICKENS—A community in mourning is looking for a way to honor a fallen soldier who was killed in active duty in Afghanistan recently.
Hundreds turned out to celebrate the life of Barrett Austin at a memorial service last week, but several people in the Pickens community are hoping to do a little more for the former Pickens High graduate.
A petition is being circulated online, in the Pickens community and at Pickens High to get the new Pic...
Final donations arrive for S.H.I.N.E. effort PICKENS COUNTY — The final donation is in and S.H.I.N.E. will soon be operating more efficiently to feed the area’s hungry using a new refrigerated truck.
Getting the truck and finding a way to better transport donated food items has been the objective of a six-month-long fundraiser shared by S.H.I.N.E. (Stopping Hunger in Nearby Easley), Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial Foundation.
The foundation, an off-shoot of Thrivent ...
Lonnie Adamson Editor/General ManagerThe Easley Progress
Nominate for small business awards The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for four business-related awards to be presented at our Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 30.
Chamber members are encouraged to submit nominations in any or all of the award categories. The award and nomination form details are listed below.
Small Business of the Year recognizes the accomplishments of a small business with that special entrepreneurial spirit, unique appro...
R.C. Edwards Middle School students win Glider Challenge Pickens County students took home top honors in the 2013 Glider Challenge on April 25.
The R.C. Edwards Middle School team, “The UFOs,” won first place in the 2013 Glider Challenge,
and the “Chicken Strips” team from the J.T. Simpson Alternative Center came in second place.
“The UFOs” team members were Clary Miles, Robert Weir, Khalil Anderson and John Robert
Ayers. The “Chicken Strips” team members were Chase Simmons and Austin Elrod...