The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:36:22 EST 1800 Veteran added to Scroll http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150650292/Veteran-added-to-Scroll CLEMSON — Clemson University's Scroll of Honor, comprised of alumni who died on active military service, recently added its 485th name. Carlos Golightly Harris was added to the Scroll following an extensive vetting process conducted by the... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:14:04 EST Easley DNR officer named 2014 Officer of the Year http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150649769/Easley-DNR-officer-named-2014-Officer-of-the-Year EASLEY – LCPL Brian M. Welch of Easley was awarded the title of statewide S.C. Department of Natural Resources wildlife officer of the year for 2014 during ceremonies held Sept. 19 in Columbia. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:51:04 EST Mother deserves our compassion, not our criticism http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150639860/Mother-deserves-our-compassion-not-our-criticism Recently, I received a tip about a story. This is not unusual. Reporters receive phone calls and emails all the time alerting us to different situations deemed “news-worthy.” After doing some quick research, I placed a few phone calls, and... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:21:07 EST Foothills Playhouse receives grant http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150595665/Foothills-Playhouse-receives-grant EASLEY — Already a staple for culture in the community, The Easley Foothills Playhouse has received a grant that will allow for even more of a presence. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:11:05 EST CMT Network partners with Tri-County Tech to empower education http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150223287/CMT-Network-partners-with-Tri-County-Tech-to-empower-education PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College is one of 20 community colleges nationwide selected to participate as a partner in Country Music Television's Empowering Education campaign. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:28:02 EST Native American history lesson http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news_education/150222962/Native-American-history-lesson The third and fourth grade classes at McKissick Elementary School have been studying Native Americans. Tim Roper, an avid collector of Native American artifacts, came and shared his collection and knowledge with the students. He mainly discussed the... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:44:01 EST Life in prison without parole http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150653064/Life-in-prison-without-parole PICKENS — In a negotiated plea deal, Crystal Gail Williams of Dacusville was sentenced Nov. 20 to life without the possibility of parole for her role in the January murder of her husband, Shane Williams. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:29:07 EST Downtown restaurant hit by fire Monday morning http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150652843/Downtown-restaurant-hit-by-fire-Monday-morning EASLEY — The quiet early morning hours of downtown Easley erupted to life Monday when the threat of fire broke out in downtown, threatening local businesses and leaving an undetermined amount of damage for one local restaurant, with only scant... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:42:01 EST Hunter Education classes added to the Upstate http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150649694/Hunter-Education-classes-added-to-the-Upstate All residents and non-residents born after June 30, 1979, must successfully complete a hunter education course that is approved by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources before a hunting license can be obtained. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:48:03 EST Empathy Lunch at 5 Points Church was eye-opening experience http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150649226/Empathy-Lunch-at-5-Points-Church-was-eye-opening-experience EASLEY — I can't see, where is the food? What kind of food is there? Would you please open the door for me? Please, would you push my wheelchair to the food table so I can get my lunch? Would you open the chips for me,... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:27:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150649115/ The Pickens High School Class of 1964 recently held its 50th year reunion Nov. 7. Classmates gathered at Pickens High School for a tour of the impressive new facility. On Saturday, over 100 “Blue Flame” alumni and friends enjoyed getting... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:21:01 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150649081/ Students from Concrete Primary School were recently recognized for their entries in the Christmas Card Contest 2014. London Yackanicz, left, was the design winner of the Concrete Christmas Card Contest. London's art will be placed on the front... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:20:07 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150649035/ Southern Wesleyan University's grounds crew has been at work lengthening the driving range at the P.B. Wood Golf Practice Range, located near the university's entrance at S.C. Highway 93. Improvements also include adding a berm to collect... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:18:07 EST World of Energy Festival of Trees underway http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150648723/World-of-Energy-Festival-of-Trees-underway SENECA — The World of Energy will host its second annual Festival of Trees through Jan. 3.Nearly two dozen trees will be on display, decorated by local businesses and organizations for the public to view. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:03:06 EST Spare me, sir, can you pardon a turkey? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150639864/Spare-me-sir-can-you-pardon-a-turkey Thanksgiving is a holiday of many traditions old and new. But perhaps one of the strangest is the Presidential Pardon. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:34:04 EST Village Branch holding Cookie Exchange http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150646345/Village-Branch-holding-Cookie-Exchange PICKENS — The Village Branch Library in Pickens is holding a Christmas Cookie Exchange at 11 a.m. Dec. 11. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:36:02 EST McKissick Lifeskill Leaders for September http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/150222937/McKissick-Lifeskill-Leaders-for-September Each month, the teachers at McKissick Elementary School select one student from their classroom to be the Lifeskill Leader of the Month. Student selection is made based upon who has exhibited the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills daily that make up... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:41:02 EST Pickens, Easley to begin search for football coaches http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150675166/Pickens-Easley-to-begin-search-for-football-coaches PICKENS — Two area football programs will be looking to fill head football coaching vacancies following the Thanksgiving holiday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:53:02 EST Bell ringers are back http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150639874/Bell-ringers-are-back EASLEY — The bell ringers of the Salvation Army were out in force this past weekend announcing the start of this year's annual red kettle fundraiser. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:51:05 EST From Harvest Feast to today http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150652929/From-Harvest-Feast-to-today PICKENS COUNTY — When the Pilgrims and Indians sat down for Harvest Feast in 1621, they would never have imagined how far their little three-day get-together would travel, or how long the tradition would last, with many unaware how close the... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:51:04 EST