The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:03:08 EST 1800 Weather station online PICKENS COUNTY — State climatology offices in North Carolina and South Carolina have teamed up and built a new automated weather station in Northern Pickens County atop South Carolina's highest point — Sassafras Mountain. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:00:59 EST Easley getting museum EASLEY — A new museum set to open this summer will showcase the history of Easley and the surrounding community. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:00:53 EST Can candidates compete without selling out? Recently while appearing on Meet the Press, Sen. Lindsey Graham made allusions to gathering facts on a run for president in 2016, which stoked the interest of Republicans across South Carolina. So the question for voters, especially those from the... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:45:52 EST Out & About Jan. 30• Pickens County Meals on Wheels holds a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. at 310 W. Main St. in Liberty for the McKissick Center for Senior Wellness. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:25:53 EST Winter Bluegrass Jubilee boasts record attendance this year PICKENS — The Winter Bluegrass Jubilee featuring the Young Appalachian Musicians boasted a record attendance for this year's annual festival and is continuing to grow larger every year. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:00:51 EST Festival of Trees winner announced EASLEY — With hundreds of votes cast, the favorite tree in the 21st annual Festival of Trees at Baptist Easley Hospital is the Volunteer Auxiliary sponsored tree decorated by Brittnee Boggs. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:25:53 EST Carolina Kidney Alliance forms EASLEY — The Carolina Kidney Alliance, a care alliance between the two largest nephrology practices in South Carolina, will drive excellence in the care of chronic kidney disease (CKD) throughout the state, officials said in making the... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:10:51 EST Clemson ROTC cadets will sink or swim with water survival test CLEMSON – Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will be tested on their stamina and personal courage with the Combat Water Survival Test in the Fike Recreation Center pool at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:45:52 EST Clemson University to celebrate Black History Month CLEMSON – February marks Black History Month across the nation. Several ongoing events on Clemson University's campus provide local opportunities to celebrate Black History Month and encourage dialogue about campus... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:30:51 EST Apartment fire ruled accidental EASLEY — A Jan. 26 fire at Colony Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley has been ruled an accident by Easley Fire Department personnel with no injuries resulting from the blaze. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:45:51 EST Only one way to eat an elephant — one bite at a time Let me begin by making the following disclaimer: Just like the rest of you, I DO NOT WANT any new taxes. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:35:52 EST U.S. Engine Valve donates to Tri-County U.S. Engine Valve/Nittan Valve made a $20,000 donation to the Tri-County Technical College Foundation to purchase pneumatic suitcase trainers for the Corporate and Community Education Division. Shown are, from the left, Courtney White, director of... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:05:51 EST When it comes to memories, what’s a $10 balloon?$10-balloon Recently, I have noticed that more often than not, my columns start off with something along the lines of “The other day I was in the grocery store …” And I realized I must spend an inordinate amount of time grocery shopping. This... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:20:52 EST Former Newberry resident to compete on Broken Skull Challenge ANDERSON — Jake James of Anderson will be on Country Music Television's Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, a show that brings elite athletes together for physical challenges. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:45:52 EST Out & About Jan. 29 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:25:52 EST All aboard! Train show is this weekend EASLEY — The Central Railway Model and Historical Association is holding its annual train show this weekend in the Bagwell Gymnasium of the J.B. Owens Sports Complex in Easley. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:54 EST (No heading) Friends, family, students and Miss South Carolina Lanie Hudson snipped the ceremonial ribbon for business owner Theresa Woods celebrating the grand opening of Powerhouse Dance Company. The studio is located at 111 W. Main St. in downtown Pickens. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:52 EST (No heading) Full Count owner Bryan Ferguson along with his wife, Amy, son Chase, parents, family and friends joined Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce members for a ceremonial ribbon cutting announcing their grand opening. The batting cage center is located at... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:50 EST Groups discuss race relations LIBERTY — A community conversation took place between the Pickens County branch of the NAACP, Pickens County Sheriff's Office and other local police chiefs discussing the importance of maintaining good relations between minority... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:55:55 EST Holcombe named Professional of the Year Margaret Holcombe of Liberty was recently honored with the S.C. Home Care and Hospice Association's 2014 Professional of the Year Award. She was recognized at the Association's awards ceremony and conference held in Hilton Head on Nov. 3. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:30:51 EST