The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:55:58 EST 1800 Helping with the Angel Tree Faculty, staff, and students at Tri-County Technical College's Pendleton, Anderson and Easley campuses sponsored Angel Trees from Nov. 1 through Dec. 2 to benefit Anderson, Pendleton and Seneca Head Start programs. The Anderson Campus collected... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:02 EST Sugar seen as key in new self-healing material CLEMSON — The video shows a pair of gloved hands using a razor blade to cut a narrow strip in two and then press together the disconnected pieces. An hour later, the strip is whole again, slightly scarred but strong enough to be bent into an... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:40:03 EST Former Wren gridiron standout chooses Ole Miss PIEDMONT — David Jones Jr. graduated from Wren High School in 2012 and headed off to Mississippi Community College for a two-year stay, unsure where education and football would lead him. But local football fans got a slight surprise when he... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:59:02 EST ALIVE Wesleyan Church gives to Feed a Hungry Child CENTRAL — ALIVE Wesleyan Church presented a $10,000 gift to Feed a Hungry Child, an organization alleviating hunger for children in Pickens County. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:12:06 EST Volleyball tourney 7-9 runner-up The 7-9 runner-up from the Volleyball Palmetto Tournament played on Oct. 11 were, kneeling from the left, Reece Dameron, Natalie Miller, Katelyn Porter and Kara Tribble. Top row are, from the left, MacKenzie Porter, Kayden Elrod, Millie Bigbee, Kelsie... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:22:01 EST (No heading) Cindy Hopkins, president of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, presented Valerie's Treasure Chest with a ceremonial framed dollar bill during the grand opening and symbolic ribbon cutting. Valerie's Treasure Chest is an upscale ladies... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:42:02 EST It’s in the signs: time to reform funding for education In the noisy political post-gaming usual for an election year, focusing as always on partisan differences, the pundits have missed one quiet fact that speaks instead to the things that unite us: November was a very good month for South Carolina... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:36:03 EST Doodle Trail construction may begin in January PICKENS COUNTY — The city of Pickens voted to award a joint contract to King Asphalt Inc. of Liberty for the design and construction of the 7.5 mile Doodle Trail in the amount of $1,937,000 on Dec. 15. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:21:04 EST Double taxation irresponsible, unfair to residents In 2005 the residents of Pickens County voted down a $197 million building plan. The next year the school board did an end run around the voters and voted for a $387 million plan, and a 39 mill property tax increase. School taxes have risen three... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:53:02 EST Church News Dec. 19• 7 p.m.: Pickens Presbyterian Church, 311 W. Main St. in Pickens, shows The Nativity Story for Movie Night.Dec. 20 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:32:07 EST Out & About Dec. 19• Christmas Bells and Cookies, featuring the Grace UMC Handbell Choir, is presented at 7 p.m. at Cafe Connections.Through Dec. 20 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:22:04 EST SWU ‘making tracks’ with new recording studio CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is moving a step closer to equipping students to better understand the technology that connects musicians' performances with their audience, regardless of whether it's by download or by... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:38:02 EST Cherish D Lights bring cheer EASLEY — A Christmas light show put on display every year is so extravagant, it appears to be the work of a team of electrical engineers. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:19:09 EST Surprise in a surprise EASLEY — What appeared to be nothing more than a ceremony to honor a set of grandparents by some appreciative grandchildren in reality became an award of immense honor for one local man. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:00:08 EST Legislative delegation to meet Jan. 8 EASLEY — The Pickens County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual public meeting at the Carr Center, West End Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., on Jan. 8, 2015. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:57:02 EST Have women’s rights become a ‘minority issue’? When asked directly, most people would never say women should be afforded less rights than men. But according to an online survey, the vast majority of U.S. women either do not consider themselves feminists and/or consider the word itself... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:39:05 EST Farmer’s efforts lauded SIX MILE — Walker Miller of The Happy Berry farm has been a staple in local homegrown produce and a pioneer in sustainable and ecologically friendly farming since the late 1970's, but now Miller can add one more thing to his list of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:02 EST Grandmother arrested in death of infant PICKENS— The investigation into the death of a 14-month old infant Oct. 17 by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) has resulted in an arrest. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:52:03 EST Clemson to lead $8.7M research effort on nursery water supply, use$8.7M-research-effort-on-nursery-water-supply-use CLEMSON — The Department of Agriculture has awarded Clemson researchers $8.7 million to lead a multistate, five-year project to help ensure sufficient water for the nation's billion-dollar nursery and floriculture... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:23:03 EST History of Chanukkah is rich PICKENS COUNTY — Chanukkah is considered a “minor” holiday in Jewish custom, but is one that has gained much traction, especially in America. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:05 EST