SC Senate leaders issue statement on Ethics Reform Bill S.C. Senate leaders yesterday issued the following statement on the House-passed ethics reform bill that was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“Time is of the essence, and we appreciate the House’s passage of the bill so that we can consider it and get it passed before the end of the session,” Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler said. “The House bill represents a start, and we are committed to a strong ethics bill being passed by...
Pickens County once again has bragging rights to a State Championship in Mechatronics Pickens County once again has bragging rights to a State Championship in Mechatronics.
Mechatronics is a blend of mechanical and electrical fields required to keep modern manufacturing in motion.
Brandon Hall and Johnny Hayes brought home the 6th consecutive championship. Chance Hall and Ian Bayne took 4th. 3 years ago there was a 1-2-3 sweep. This year we took 1st and 4th with 3 teams competing. Pickens County had, not only the most team...
Pickens Fire Department welcomes new chief PICKENS – The Pickens Fire Department will now be under new direction with the promotion of firefighter Chris Elrod to chief.
“I consider it a great honor to be promoted to the chief position of the Pickens Fire Department,” Elrod said. “It is a great feeling of achievement to progress through the ranks starting with volunteer at this department to now being chief.”
Former chief and longtime employee of the Pickens Fire Department, David ...
Music on the Market series set for downtown Easley Bring a chair and dancing shoes in preparation for the 2013 series of live music every Friday night at Old Market Square in Easley.
The free concert series is sponored by The Gilstrap Family Dealerships, hosted by the City of Easley and managed by Dunburks Events. Also included is a play area for children. Food vendors will be selling edibles.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
First up is Big Time Band! from Greenville offering Beach, Soul, ...
Green Pond improvements will close ramp temporarily ANDERSON COUNTY — On May 1 Anderson County will close the entirety of Green Pond Boat Ramp to begin Phase One construction of the Green Pond Event Center.
The closure will remain in place until Aug. 1. Matrix Construction anticipates this three-month closure to allow uninhibited access to construction traffic, including the hauling of stumps and approximately 50,000 cubic yards of soil. During this time, ALL thru traffic will be prohibited....
Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., Top Producer Office Awards Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS® announces the following Top Producer awards for March 2013.
Top Producers for Listings:
Easley/Powdersville Office –Pat Grissinger and Sheri Sanders Team
Garlington Road Office – Ronda Holder and Donna O. Smith & Partners
Greer Office – Paige Haney and Jan Walker Team
Pleasantburg Office – Cameron Keegan and The Chet and Beth Smith Group
Simpsonville Office – Susan McMillen and June & John C...
Upstate forever’s annual art show features nature-based works by upstate artists Upstate Forever will present its seventh annual Art and Conservation Celebration silent auction April 30, 2013 at Larkin’s on the River in downtown Greenville. The auction will include paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood-turned items and more.
“Not only does this event showcase the depths of our local artistic talent, but also the beauty of our natural, rural and urban spaces,” said Upstate Forever Development Associate Emily Nee...
Nature Discovery Day May 4 at the Hagood Mill PICKENS — The public is invited to join in a day of Nature Discovery at Hagood Mill with a host of experts on hand to answer questions, provide hand-outs and make a variety of presentations.
Bring family and friends for a day of fun and information about the natural beauty of the Carolina Upcountry on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, 138 Hagood Mill Road in Pickens.
“One great ...
County diversity awards listed The Anderson County Human Relations Council has named the following Anderson County students as recipients of the 2013 Cory White Diversity Awards in recognition of their efforts to promote the qualities of diversity and acceptance within their communities.
Anderson County Alternative School- Tevarous Johnson
Palmetto Middle- Matthew Roberson
Wren Middle- Jackson Sanders
Powdersville Middle- Jemiah Cruell
Palmetto High- Kelsey Mikal...
SCICU awards research grant to students, faculty CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University professors Emily Germain and Dr. Rocky Nation were awarded the 2013 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program Grant, which is providing more than $5,000 in funding to be divided between two separate research projects.
Germain will work with Gordon Overholtzer, an honors student who is a junior from Staunton, Va., majoring in Psychology. ...
4th Annual Patriot 5k road race POWDERSVILLE — April 13, 2013 was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, and 4th Annual PATRIOT 5K Road Race participants gathered early to register, pick up packets, and get to the starting line. At 8 a.m., PATRIOT Road Race organizer Lisa Troup shouted, “Go!” and the 73 runners took off for a run through the high school grounds and in nearby neighborhoods.
The road race is Powdersville Middle School’s primary fundraiser, organized by the sc...
Lawyer announces intention to run for city council seat EASLEY – Attorney Jim Robinson announced intentions Friday to seek election to the Ward 6 Easley City Council seat currently held by Dave Watson.
The election is scheduled for Nov. 5 and includes seats 2, 4 and 6 plus one seat on the Easley Combined Utilities Board of Trustees.
In making his announcement Robinson said, “I have spent much of my adult life involved in the civic and charitable life of our community. As a member of city counc...
Lonnie Adamson Editor/General ManagerThe Easley Progress
Rape Crisis Council fund raiser set Friday PICKENS COUNTY – An era of state funding cuts like the last five years leave agencies like the Rape Crisis Council of Pickens County looking for alternative sources of revenue.
The local agency, which advocates for sexual assault victims after their attacks and organizes prevention programs, is reaching out to the community to complete funding for the fiscal year. They are doing so through the long-running Annual silent auction at Baptist E...
Lonnie Adamson Editor/General ManagerThe Easley Progress
Easley, Liberty teams claim softball wins Dixie Darlings
Easley Carolina Girls 18, Liberty Pink Panthers 6 — Easley scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to seal the victory.
Easley Carolina Girls 12, Easley Southern Stars 6
Easley Slammers 8, Easley Tsunamis 7 — Olivia Durham was the winning pitcher as she worked three innings. Hannah Grace Bryson worked the final inning to gain the save. Pressley Owen and Bryon each hit a home run and a single for t...
Police Blotter April 21: Janet Denise Abrilz was arrested for shoplifting. The arrest occurred at 130 Shangrila Drive in Easley.
April 21: Allen Joshua Marburger was arrested for possession of stolen property. The arrest occurred on Hagood Park Drive in Easley.
April 21: Glen Curtis Gaines was arrested for third degree assault and disorderly conduct. The arrest occurred at 311 Pelzer Highway in Easley.
April 21: David Marion Collins was arrest...
Unique student acitivity leads to Easley award EASLEY – Three Easley High School seniors participated in a poultry judging contest for Future Farmers of America (FFA) at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center.
The three seniors were Austyne Douglas, Kelci Sizemore, and Chapin McCombs.
“We all judged hens on their handling quality and pigmentation,” Douglas said. “We also judged their egg laying ability.”
The contest winners were determined by which team judged the poultry m...
Hurricanes ride momentum into playoffs PIEDMONT—After capping the season with a region championship, Wren High baseball coach Randy Thompson said he believes his team is in perfect position to make a run in the playoffs.
The 19-6 Hurricanes head into the postseason with a number one seed and guaranteed home field advantage.
“We’ve had some success this year, and we’ve had some down moments that made us enjoy the success a little more,” Thompson said. “We finished up 19-6 overa...
March of Dimes slated this weekend EASLEY — Family and corporate teams and individual walkers who will be participating in March for Babies in Easley Saturday.
Hundreds are expected to gather to march for healthier babies and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes. The day’s activities include an opening program at 8:30 a.m. in Old Market Square in downtown Easley, followed by a walk. Following the walk, participants will enjoy food and family-fun activities. I...