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...
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. ...