The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:40:06 EST 1800 Easley rallies but comes up short against Wren, 30-25 EASLEY — The Easley Green Wave made an impressive comeback in the second half of Friday's game and almost overtook the Wren Hurricanes, but ultimately fell just short of victory. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:57:02 EST Urgent call for blood donors issued EASLEY — The Blood Connection bloodmobile has been making appearances all over the Upstate and is issuing a plea for help from all eligible donors. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:53:02 EST When it comes to pit bulls, is it nature or nurture? Dogs are perhaps one of mankind's greatest creations. They were physically and behaviorally engineered by humans to fulfill a specific need: guarding the home, pointing out quail in brush lines, retrieving downed water fowl, herding sheep,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:47:06 EST Missing woman contacts family EASLEY — A missing Easley woman and her son have made contact with family and friends via a video posted to social media but questions still remain concerning their sudden disappearance and current whereabouts. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:15 EST Walk for Life fundraiser is Saturday PICKENS — Pickens County's Hope Women's Center is hosting its first ever Walk for Life fundraiser on Sept. 20 in the hopes of educating the community on its mission and raise much needed funds as well. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:07 EST Take a step back and get a better view Before I sat down to write this column I had already accepted the fact I wouldn't be making any friends, at least not here in the tightest notch of the Bible belt, but I feel it needs to be said. If you have followed me at all, you know I will... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:05 EST Clemson, Parenting Place kick off initiative in Oconee CLEMSON — Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat pregnancies. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:17 EST Tucker named Baptist Easley Physician of the Quarter EASLEY – Baptist Easley Hospital recently named Dr. Michelle Tucker as the Cam Underhill Practicing Excellence Physician of the Quarter award winner. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:09 EST Church News Sept. 19 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:12 EST St. Matthias Lutheran celebrating 40 years EASLEY — St. Matthias Lutheran will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special worship service and a reunion/lunch following on Oct. 5. All former members are invited to return and join in the festivities. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:10 EST Grace UMC to celebrate first responders with special service PICKENS — Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate local first responders at special worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:08 EST Area Reunions Trotter ClanThe Trotter clan and descendants of George MacDuffie and Sara O'Neal Trotter hold their reunion at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Gatehouse Restaurant in Pickens.Chastain Reunion Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:06 EST Road closing for bridge replacement PICKENS COUNTY — Rolling Green Road at the intersection of Praters Creek Road will be closed to traffic beginning Sept. 22 and will remain closed for approximately 60 days while the Pickens County Roads and Bridges Department replaces the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:03 EST Slow start leads to big win for Daniel CENTRAL — The fourth ranked Daniel Lions hosted a Westside Rams team coming into the game in Central undefeated as well and eventually wore down the upstart Anderson team 24-9. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:12 EST Liberty drops first of season on last-minute rally WALHALLA— Liberty headed into their road game with Walhalla September 12 with a 2-0 record and a legitimate chance to run that record to 3-0 only to fall prey to a late field goal and a three point loss. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:47:03 EST Patriots continue winning ways TRAVELERS REST— The Powdersville Patriots, a team which didn't have a varsity football program four years ago, continued to show its offensive prowess and maturity beyond the school's age as they went on the road for a 28-7 win over... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:42:01 EST DAR member celebrates milestone Nancy Johnson, seated, was recently awarded her 60-year membership certificate by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Johnson became a member of DAR in 1953. She will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 22. She is shown with Harriet Nash,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:28 EST Hope in sight for PCSO Detention Center PICKENS — The smell of sulfur is almost too much to bear as the door opens and you walk into the downstairs reception area of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:23 EST Football Super Saturday set for Sept. 20 PICKENS — The annual Football Super Saturday celebration will be hosted by the Pickens Recreation Department on Sept. 20 at the new Pickens High School football stadium. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:21 EST Earnhardt: Time to crank intensity back up RICHMOND, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the season-opening Daytona 500 took much of the pressure off his team throughout the first 26 races. But Junior knows the time has come to crank the intensity back... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:19 EST