The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:22:11 EST 1800 What’s in a game of football? Plenty, if you ask my husband http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/50284837/Whats-in-a-game-of-football-Plenty-if-you-ask-my-husband With football season just around the corner, things are beginning to get a little crazy around my house. I'm not much of a college fan myself, but my husband, John, is a die-hard Carolina Gamecocks fan. And I do mean die-hard. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:48:02 EST Time to create some magic for your kids http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/50320496/Time-to-create-some-magic-for-your-kids I think I became a cynic about people when I reached an age when life just didn't have the magic it once held and I discovered that people are just out for themselves and nothing more. Yes, I do know there are some genuine people out there. It... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:46:02 EST Westminster couple charged with burglary http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50314054/Westminster-couple-charged-with-burglary WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Westminster couple last week after an investigation revealed that weapons and other items were taken from a Westminster home of a Walhalla City police officer. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:36:08 EST Westminster man charged with sexual battery http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50314093/Westminster-man-charged-with-sexual-battery WALHALLA — A 59-year-old Westminster man was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery involving a 22-year-old woman. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:34:04 EST Dacusville Crime Watch meeting set for Aug. 21 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50241004/Dacusville-Crime-Watch-meeting-set-for-Aug.-21 DACUSVILLE – The Dacusville-Area Crime Watch and the Pickens County Sheriff's Department are sponsoring a communitywide meeting for the greater Dacusville Area at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:15:04 EST Clemson police need help finding suspect http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50327659/Clemson-police-need-help-finding-suspect CLEMSON – The Clemson City Police Department needs the public's help to locate a Pickens man who attacked a woman outside her apartment on Aug. 9, dragged her inside and choked her until she was unconscious. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:53:10 EST Early-season migratory bird seasons approved by Natural Resources Board http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50143251/Early-season-migratory-bird-seasons-approved-by-Natural-Resources-Board The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:07 EST World of Energy to host Hunting and Fishing Day http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50235689/World-of-Energy-to-host-Hunting-and-Fishing-Day SENECA — Duke Energy's World of Energy near Seneca will host the eighth annual Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day, “An Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:04 EST Student graduates debt-free with T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, financial aid http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/50235043/Student-graduates-debt-free-with-T.E.A.C.H.-scholarship-financial-aid PENDLETON — It wasn't until Michelle Vaughn was in her late 20's, married and with two small children that she began to re-evaluate her career choice and decided to enroll in Tri-County Technical College's Early Childhood... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:03 EST Link Family Farm joins Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50235139/Link-Family-Farm-joins-Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail PENDLETON — Mrs. Wayne Link has sponsored the quilt in memory of her husband, “Bud,” the grandson of Joseph and Ada Link. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:18 EST Allmendinger stakes Chase claim with thrilling Glen win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241256/Allmendinger-stakes-Chase-claim-with-thrilling-Glen-win WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — In a battle between two drivers with everything on the line, AJ Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose in breathtaking fashion to win Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen and claim an almost certain spot in the Chase for... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:14 EST Open Arms Thrift Store Pays it Forward http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50269751/Open-Arms-Thrift-Store-Pays-it-Forward EASLEY Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:13 EST Urban Ministry Plunge http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50233723/Urban-Ministry-Plunge CHICAGO – A group of seven Southern Wesleyan University religion students headed for two Midwestern urban centers for a taste of life and ministry different in many ways from ministry taking place in the “Bible Belt” environment of... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:11 EST Crosstie removal cost increases by $64K http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50269800/Crosstie-removal-cost-increases-by-$64K EASLEY — Easley City Council approved adding $64,000 to the contract cost for removal of crossties along the Doodle Line Corridor during its meeting Monday night. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:10 EST Central man charged with stealing furniture http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50268917/Central-man-charged-with-stealing-furniture ANDERSON – A Central man has been charged with grand larceny in the theft of more than $5,300 in pool and outdoor furniture from a home in Easley. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:08 EST Ambrose takes fifth Nationwide Series road course win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241362/Ambrose-takes-fifth-Nationwide-Series-road-course-win WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Recovering from an early spin after contact with Kyle Busch's Toyota, Marcos Ambrose held off Busch in the closing laps of Saturday's Zippo 200 at the Glen to win the series-best fifth road course race of his... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:05 EST Area Self Help Groups http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/50271152/Area-Self-Help-Groups — Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Hwy., and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Matthias Lutheran Church, 501 Powdersville Road. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:03 EST Area Reunions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/50271181/Area-Reunions Stegall ReunionThe Stegall Reunion is held at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at Rock Springs Church in the Fellowship Building.All-Alumni BHS Reunion Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:02 EST Kurt Busch enjoyed his front-row seat http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241445/Kurt-Busch-enjoyed-his-front-row-seat WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Sure, Kurt Busch wouldn't have minded too much if AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose had wrecked each other in the closing laps of Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:07:01 EST Could the loss of one save another? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/50269878/Could-the-loss-of-one-save-another I was just a kid and a huge fan of the show Happy Days, never missing the show so my friends and I could all talk about it the next day at school. All these years later I remember the night I met Robin Williams when he appeared for the first time as... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:29:02 EST