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Harvard off to national stage with a splash

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EASLEY — Miss Greater Easley Teen 2013 Hope Harvard and a representative of the state in the national pageant was welcomed in Easley last week to much fanfare before departing for the national competition.A crowd of 150 people including sister queens, local executive directors and friends came out to greet Harvard as she prepared to make the trip to Orlando, Fla., to participate in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant. The finals are scheduled for Aug. 2.

 

Ty Dillon holds off Kyle Busch for first Nationwide Series win

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ty Dillon held off a charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he had to win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race of his career with a fuel cell approaching empty.Dillon grabbed the lead from Busch, the pole winner, moments after a restart on Lap 77 of 100. He soon opened a lead of one second over the most prolific winner in series history, but it wasn’t without some pinpoint calculation...

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Apollo 11 an achievement worth remembering

July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America’s great triumphs.Forty-five years earlier, the eyes of a nation were transfixed to their black and white TV sets to watch history unfold as an American astronaut stepped foot on the grey lunar soil. Neil Armstrong became the first man to stand on ground not of this Earth.It was a remarkable feat, one which is unparalleled in world history. Since the beginning of mankind, humans had gazed at the bright sphere hundreds...

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Dooley to teach at Sherman College of Chiropractic

PICKENS — Dr. Brian Dooley of Pickens has been asked to serve on the faculty of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg. Dooley is a 2005 graduate of Sherman College and has been practicing in Pickens since.“The opportunity to serve at the premier chiropractic college in the world, located here in South Carolina, is a wonderful dream come true.” Dooley said. “Sherman College has been producing top notch chiropractors since 1973 and being on the facult...

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Pickens County hires new county administrator

PICKENS — Pickens County Council unanimously approved hiring Matthew Delk as the new Pickens County administrator during a called meeting on July 24. Delk will join the staff on Aug. 25.Delk has served as the Assistant County Manager of Union County, N.C., since 2007. Union County is a fast-growing county of 213,000 on the east side of Charlotte. Prior to serving in Union County, he served as the county manager of Halifax County, in the northeastern portion of the state....

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Regional junior cattle competition set for Garrison Arena

CLEMSON — Where’s the beef? It will be at T. Ed Garrison Arena Aug. 1 to Aug. 3. Nearly 150 young people will show off their prize cattle and beef-industry smarts at the annual Junior Beef Round-Up.The free event coordinated by Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service features 4-H and FFA youngsters from the Southeast competing for more than $6,000 in scholarships and awards. They have registered 261 animals for the Round-UpThe Scholarship Contest, Be...

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Pickens County educator joins team to shape SC math standards

PICKENS — A Pickens County educator will be part of the team that shapes South Carolina’s new math standards.Janice Ward, the Coordinator of Secondary Education for the School District of Pickens County, was one of 19 educators selected by the South Carolina Department of Education to help write the new state math standards.A total of 365 educators were nominated to serve on the teams to write the new English and math standards, and the SCDE chose applicants ...

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Focus on cow care, milk quality result in better milk

EASLEY – Marilyn Easter is similar in many ways to the members of the Easley Business & Professional Women she spoke with on July 16 – working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers.But unlike the typical local business, Easter’s most important asset is cows and her product is milk. Easter and her family are dairy farmers.The Easter family owns Eastglen Farm outside of Laurens. They milk 300 cows twice a day, every day. On the...

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SWU pilots student run coffeehouse, golf facility

CENTRAL – Student run organizations aren’t a new thing on campuses across the nation, but what about student-run businesses?Watching how his children benefited from internships when they were in college, Southern Wesleyan University President Todd Voss explored ways for students to gain experience that went even deeper than a traditional internship.“Evidence is significant that Internships result in stronger application in and out of the classroom, bett...

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Clemson Downs hires wellness director

CLEMSON — Clemson Downs Retirement Community has hired a wellness director with broad experience in crafting personalized fitness plans geared toward engaging seniors with a best-in-class holistic approach.Nikki Robinson will work to engage seniors with fitness regimens aimed at maximizing mobility, mental acuity and social interaction with other residents.

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Local 15U players win World Series of their own

EASLEY — While preparations were being made to welcome the world to Easley for the Big League World Series, a group of local boys was already winning a world series of their own.The Blue Chip Bulls, based out of Anderson, traveled to Charleston to compete in the CABA Wood Bat World Series in the 15U division and walked away with a championship. Held July 11-18, the Bulls came away with the rings and also a couple of MVP nods in a tournament of more than 360 players.

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No agenda here

I had a disturbing conversation with someone I consider a dear and close friend this past weekend which has left me a little perturbed. It seems one of the political parties in this state has taken umbrage with some of my remarks and have determined I have an agenda, not only an agenda but a liberal one at that.It’s time to dispel some rumors or the beginnings of them with a few statements about where I stand politically and make sure there is no room for misinterpretation....

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All-Alumni BHS ReunionAn All-Alumni BHS Reunion will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Berea High School, 201 Burdine Drive. Organized by a committee of alumni, the event is open to students from every decade who attended Berea as well as to former staff, coaches, and administrators. Other supporters of the school are also encouraged to attend. Registration forms are available on the committee’s Facebook page (Berea Alumni Reunion) and can also b...

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Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.Camps will be held Aug. 4-Aug. 8 and Aug. 11-Aug. 15.The camps are for children ages 6 to 12 (completed 5K kindergarten to rising seventh graders) and will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.The cost is $70 per child per week and $40 p...

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Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library• Lego Storybuilders meets at 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library, 105 Commons Way in Central. Call 864-850-7077 or send an email to reference@pickens.lib.sc.us for more information.• The Central-Clemson Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch. New members are welcome.Hampton Memorial Library...

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Aug. 2• 8 a.m.-noon: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 209 Sloan St. in Clemson, holds a yard sale. Call 864-654-1757 for more information. All profits will benefit the church’s building fund.Vacation Bible School• Trinity Wesleyan Church, 700 Issaqueena Trail in Central, holds its Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through July 31. A free hotdog dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 27 to kick off the wee...

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The Easley Progress print edition has new look

EASLEY — The print edition of The Easley Progress now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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All-Alumni BHS ReunionAn All-Alumni BHS Reunion will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Berea High School, 201 Burdine Drive. Organized by a committee of alumni, the event is open to students from every decade who attended Berea as well as to former staff, coaches, and administrators. Other supporters of the school are also encouraged to attend. Registration forms are available on the committee’s Facebook page (Berea Alumni Reunion) and can also b...

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