Battle of the Books West Pelzer Elementary held a Battle of the Books Competition May 16 for 4th and 5th grade students. Winners pictured left to right are Michelle Penry, Ashley Edge, Ella Froedge, Mrs. Carla Nash (media specialist), Morgan Roberts, & Kenley Powell. This team went on to participate in Anderson One’s second annual Battle of the Books Competition May 20th. This a bowl type competition to encourage 4th and 5th grade students to read.
Police arrest two in Easley theft ring PICKENS COUNTY—Three teens are facing more than 50 charges in connection with a string of thefts in Easley.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two suspects and are holding active arrest warrants on a third individual who they believe are responsible for numerous incidents involving thefts from motor vehicles in the Easley community.
A total of 59 arrest warrants have been issued for Joshua Pete Thomas, 19, Brandon Tyle...
State chamber president to speak Thursday EASLEY — Otis Rawl, president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce will speak to the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce Thursday about fixing the federal debt and the implications this issue has on our state.
The event at which he will speak is the Small Business Awards Luncheon Thursday, May 30, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Tri-County Technical College-Easley Campus. It will also honor several local businesses and individuals for their ...
Wren booster club getting dirty for a good cause ANDERSON COUNTY – In an effort to raise money for the athletic department at Wren High School, the booster club is going to have to get a little dirty.
“This is our second annual “Flud” Run,” said Dan Cooper, booster club president, “This is our big fundraiser for the athletic department. We use the funds from this event to help cover expenses for travel and the equipment for all of the athletic teams here at Wren.”
Cooper said that this ...
Learning SC history Third Graders at West Pelzer Elementary presented “From the Mountain to the Sea” on May 22. In the production the students reviewed the third grade South Carolina history standards by portraying the early South Carolinians.
Soccer club hosts run POWDERSVILLE — Tri-County Soccer Club hosted the 3rd annual Prime Line Communications Fast Track 5K and Fun Run.
Runners from across the upstate came to compete in the 5K, Fun Run or CrossFit Challenge presented by CrossFit Easley…nearly 200 total participants!
Area elementary schools were issued a challenge - the school with the highest representation was to be awarded a soccer equipment package for their P.E. department. The package,wor...
Easley’s Foothills Playhouse presents hilarious British farce PICKENS COUNTY — The laugh-a-minute English farce “See How They Run” is coming to Easley Foothills Playhouse May 31.
The show runs through June 9 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
This fast-paced comedy about a young vicar’s American actress wife trying to fit into a small, tightly-knit British town is set in England during World War II. The plot thickens when she loans one of her husband’s clerical s...
HAM operators show off new capabilities PICKENS COUNTY — TriCounty Amateur Radio Group will hold a training event next week to show off some of the new HAM Radio equipment and technologies available.
“There are a lot of young operators out there who talk on Walkie-Talkies and we want to let them know about some of the new things available,” said Ken Sams of the radio operators group.
‘They are talking on radios that will allow them to reach from hear to Greenville with repeater...
Lonnie Adamson Editor/General ManagerThe Easley Progress
Palmetto names new athletic director, football coach WILLIAMSTON –Doug Shaw has been named athletic director and new head football coach for Palmetto High School.
Shaw, currently assistant athletic airector, head football coach and physical education teacher at Mauldin High School in Greenville County, has been at Mauldin for seven years.
He was named the Big 16 Upstate Coach of the Year in 2009.
According to school officials, Shaw will be responsible for providing direction and leadershi...
Dixie Softball weekly recap Dixie Darlings
Pickens #2 12, Easley Southern Stars 9 — Mollie Poole hit her fourth home run in as many games in Easley’s loss to Pickens. Madison Haynes scored three runs and Kerrigan Howell hit a double for the Southern Stars. Jayla Kennedy added a pair of singles for Easley and Trisha Carlisle had three hits and scored a run.
Pickens #1 17, Easley Southern Stars 3 — Mollie Poole hit a triple for Easley.
Pickens #2 9, Easley Southern ...
Cancer awareness supporters, fundraiser show force LIBERTY — “People want to meet their hero. We are fortunate enough to be father and mother to ours,” said Matthew Bradley of his 6-year-old son son Campbell.
Campbell was diagnosed four days after his birth in 2007 with neuroblastoma, a tumor on his spine that in his young life affected his ability to walk and led to more than 17 surgeries.
The father spoke through tears Friday night to a gathering of hundreds of cancer survivors and thei...
Lonnie Adamson General Manager/EditorThe Easley Progress
Issaqueena Festival Lonnie Adamson|Easley Progress
Hundreds visited several dozen booths in downtown Six Mile Saturday to find barbecue, crafts, home baked goods and to learn about Cherokee traditions and the ability of the Six Mile Fire Department in addition to watching local dance class students and clown acts. Kicking off the annual festival that celebrates local Native American lore was the Six Mile 6K race. Top runners are pictured.
Easley football makes spring debut EASLEY—A new look Green Wave squad is aiming for even more success in 2013.
The Easley High football team is coming off a 9-3 season in which it lost its head coach and several contributing seniors.
Current Easley Coach Grayson Howell said, however, the team still has a championship in mind.
“We’ve got a lot of kids that have some ability and I’m excited to watch them develop and grow,” Howell said. “We’re ready to get to work.”
Celebrating long success Lonnie Adamson|Easley Progress
Belk in Easley will celebrate the 125 year anniversary of all Belk stores Wednesday May 29. According to Manager John Fiedler, 100 gift cards will be given away at the Easley store’s ribbon cutting ceremony 9 a.m. Fiedler said the clothing chain, once popular to downtown areas of small and large southern cities has made transitions to keep pace with changing needs in the market. The store recently announced th...
Dead body found on Alice Manufacturing property ARIAL — A dead body has been found adjacent to the Arial Plant of Alice Manufacturing Company Inc. just off Highway 8 between Easley and Pickens.
Pickens County Sheriff’s Office officials are on the scene investigating this morning.
“A passing motorist notified the sheriff’s office at approximately 7:15 a.m. this morning after observing what they thought to be a person hanging from a rope,” Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said. “Detectives are r...
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...