SWU celebrates ‘Class of 2013’ CENTRAL — More than 300 graduates received their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees during three ceremonies at Southern Wesleyan University in Central.
Each ceremony began with a processional along Wesleyan Drive, as students, anticipating their new degrees, were led by the City of Greenville Pipes and Drums, playing “Scotland the Brave.” The musical aspect of this celebration continued inside with inspirational music from the Unive...
Community Snapshot The Easley City Police Department located on West Main Street was dedicated in 2002 after leaving its former location in the basement of City Hall.
Under the flags at the police station stands a memorial to those who have died in uniform.
It reads: “In Memory of Easley Police Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.”
Jeremiah (Jere) Hughes June 23. 1892
Walter C. Holcombe Mar. 7. 1921
Woodrow W. Nalley Sept. 7 1959”
EHS students succeed at ACS Olympiad The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad are multi-tiered competitions that bring together the world’s most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry. Nations around the world conduct examinations to — nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad. Tyler Cochran and Emily Giambalvo placed in the TOP 10 Scorers out of 597 students tes...
Tri-County Tech president touts colleges strengths PENDLETON —- Opportunities are abundant for two-year college graduates who leave Tri-County Technical College with a strong resume of education and direct exposure to today’s workplace, said President Ronnie L. Booth.
“Employers are always asking, ‘what can a person do for us? How can they meet our needs now?’ Our curricula gives students an introduction to their education, as well as allowing them to spend time in the field to understand w...
Summer Science Camp at Pickens Middle School PICKENS — Summer Science Camp at Pickens Middle School Pickens Middle School is hosting its annual Summer Science Camp from June 24 through 28.
The camp is open to all rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. It will be held on the middle school’s new campus, at the site of the old Pickens High School, from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Campers will have a chance to learn about many different science disciplines including anatomy, astronomy, chemistr...
All-Region Soccer team named for 1-AAAA Below is the Boys 1-AAAA All-Region Soccer Team
John Derek Parsons
Pickens Rec. Report PICKENS — Our Diamond Day celebration was a tremendous success! By all accounts, the forecast for Saturday was a 50/50 chance of rain but we were able to complete the entire day’s festivities. The dunking booth volunteers definitely stole the show. The kids had a great time dunking their favorite coach! We want to thank all of our friends, relatives and visiting teams from Honea Path, Wren, Iva, Liberty, Dacusville and Greenville County who c...
Locally grown, locally made Six Mile’s first farmers market opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a welcome from the mayor and introduction of special guests congratulating the city Six Mile on their farmers market last week.
SC Rep. B.J. Skelton, Clemson Chamber of Commerce President David Lane and Six Mile Councilman James Atkinson were among those who spoke at the ceremony.
The market was held indoors at the former Six Mile Fire Department and 12 of ...
Frances Parrish CorrespondentThe Easley Progress
Deborah Brock receives Medallion for Instructional Excellence PENDLETON —- Deborah Brock, medical laboratory technology instructor and faculty liaison for professional development at Tri-County Technical College, was honored May 10 with the highest award presented to the faculty. She received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence at the College’s spring commencement.
Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president, presented the medallion to the Anderson resident. The medallion is presented each year...
Dixie Softball Report Dixie Darlings
Pickens #1 9, Easley Carolina Girls 3 —Jaslin Brooks hit a double and Lupita Reyes had a pair of singles to lead Easley.
Easley Carolina Girls 19, Wren 11 — Madison Johnson, Anna James, Jaslin Brooks and Savannah Hall each went 4-for-4 to power Easley to the win. Madison Johnson hit a triple for Easley and Sydney Looper was 3-for-3.
Pickens #2 4, Easley Slammers 0 — Hannah Grace Bryson had nine strikeouts i...
Easley Police Officer of the Week EASLEY – Patrol officer Justin Stegall of the Easley Police Department knew that a career in uniform was something that he always wanted to do.
“I have lived in Easley my entire life,”Stegall said. “Nothing would have given me more happiness than being able to serve this community and keep my hometown safe.”
Stegall is a lifelong resident of Pickens County and is a 2005 graduate of Easley High School where he played on the football team. ...
Hart, Parker sign letters of intent PICKENS COUNTY—Two Pickens High seniors will soon be looking to perfect their individual crafts at the next level.
Amber Hart and Jeremiah Parker signed letters to continue their athletic careers at Sierra Nevada College and Limestone College respectively.
Parker signs on with the wrestling team, hoping to continue the momentum from his 40 win season in 2013, while Hart plans to join a nationally recognized snowboard team next season.
Easley golf takes third at state GREENVILLE—The Easley High golf team’s effort to defend its state title fell just short on Tuesday afternoon at Furman University.
The Green Wave completed 56 holes with a stroke total of 930, securing a third place finish in the state championship tournament.
Easley was just eight strokes off the lead, as South Aiken claimed the South Carolina High School League Class AAAA championship with a team score of 922.
Boiling Springs took sec...
Pickens County Relay for Life set Friday PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County Relay for Life is set for Fridayat the Old Liberty High School Football Stadium.
Events are listed below.
A survivor drop-in dinner: 5:30 p.m. Survivors and a care-giver are invited to the dinner to honor them prior to the Survivor lap and kickoff of the evening’s Relay events
Opening Ceremony: Time 7 p.m. The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives...
Lonnie Adamson Editor/General ManagerThe Easley Progress
PRA nationally recognized PICKENS – The Pickens Revitalization Association has now been officially accredited as a National Main Street Program by the National Main Street Center and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“The PRA is very proud to have received this recognition,” said PRA Executive Director Allison Fowler. “It will enable us to continue our efforts in the revitalization of downtown Pickens.”
The PRA is annually evaluated by Main Street Sout...
Ribbon cutting ceremony commemorates water plant upgrade City officials, water plant operators, and water maintenance workers attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“We are dedicating the water plant and thanking all of the community leaders, professional staff, financial advisers, and employees that worked so hard on this project for many years to get to this point,” said City Administrator Katherine Brackett. “Having a reliable and modern water treatment facility is crucial for the growth of Pic...
BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation The celebrity course rotations for next week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament were announced last week along with new celebrity commitments.
John O’Hurley will join the list of celebrities for the 2013 tournament.
John O’Hurley has hosted numerous television shows, including Family Feud and The National Dog Show presented by Purina. He’s also known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld ...
Horse riding camps offer more than animal handling skills PICKENS — Laci, the 6-year-old horse got an extra two of her years mostly because Lexie Dumas and Cathy Childers took her in.
Dumas, a 12-year-old student at Pickens Middle School and Childers, founder of Mounted Ministries and Hallelujah Horse Camps north of Pickens, get lessons in life, spirituality and love.
Laci was about 4 years old when Childers got a call to her horse rescue operation that she now operates on Porter Road.