The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:40:11 EST 1800 ‘U.S. Bounty Hunters’ visit Union church http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152570148/U.S.-Bounty-Hunters-visit-Union-church UNION — A meeting on an Arizona race track led two reality TV stars to visit Union last weekend and share their faith. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:20:52 EST Failed second reading kills SDPC prayer issue http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152554961/Failed-second-reading-kills-SDPC-prayer-issue PICKENS COUNTY — The issue of prayer to begin board meetings for the School District of Pickens County has been laid to rest for the time being with the second reading vote ending in a 3-3 tie on March 23. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:35:51 EST Virtual learning taking hold http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152503975/Virtual-learning-taking-hold PICKENS COUNTY — Students across South Carolina have an alternative to a traditional classroom setting with a choice of a virtual charter school available, which by early accounts is performing better than could be expected. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:15:53 EST Hagood Mill offers Homesteading classes beginning April 11 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152522897/Hagood-Mill-offers-Homesteading-classes-beginning-April-11 PICKENS – Eliza A. H. Lord will teach a series of homesteading classes at Hagood Mill beginning with Old-Timey Kitchen Gardens on April 11. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:30:51 EST SDPC honors teachers, students http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152554113/SDPC-honors-teachers-students PICKENS COUNTY — As part of its regularly scheduled trustees meeting the School District of Pickens County took a few moments to recognize some special student-athletes and their accomplishments. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:55:57 EST SDPC approves needs plan, avoids tax increase http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152554060/SDPC-approves-needs-plan-avoids-tax-increase PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County voted unanimously Monday on a Capital Needs Program that avoided the need of a millage increase to fund the district's needs in the coming year. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:55:56 EST Now THAT’S a cabbage! http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152503969/Now-THATS-a-cabbage EASLEY — There are many different ways to learn and hands-on can often be the best. In the case of Jacob Wright, it led to some mean green in more ways than one. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:15:51 EST CMT hosting event for juniors, seniors http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152513854/CMT-hosting-event-for-juniors-seniors PENDLETON — In 2013 Nikki Giba was one of 30 seniors who graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Ala., population 1,031. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:05:52 EST Greens are a go in Ridgeway http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152522944/Greens-are-a-go-in-Ridgeway RIDGEWAY — The greenest day in Ridgeway might have come two days after St. Patrick's Day.Royal Greens, a business with combines farming, agri-tourism and production, opened last Thursday in Ridgeway. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:50:52 EST He’s finally home http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152536605/Hes-finally-home PIEDMONT – An Upstate Korean War Army veteran, declared Missing in Action for nearly 64 years, was finally laid to rest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:54 EST Don’t blink! Library hosts Dr. Who teen night http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152504180/Dont-blink-Library-hosts-Dr.-Who-teen-night EASLEY — For over 50 years the British science fiction television show Dr. Who has been capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:35:53 EST She’s shaving for a cure http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152503985/Shes-shaving-for-a-cure EASLEY — Relay for Life is getting closer to being in full swing in its spring fundraising efforts and one local woman is ready to show her determination to help find a cure for cancer, setting a date with clippers meant to shave her head to... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:15:52 EST Southern Stories Event is April 3 at Tri-County Tech http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152513415/Southern-Stories-Event-is-April-3-at-Tri-County-Tech PENDLETON — Nationally known storyteller Tim Lowry will headline an upcoming Southern Stories event set for April 3 at Tri-County Technical College. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:55:52 EST WorkLink to file petition with governor http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152513173/WorkLink-to-file-petition-with-governor CLEMSON — The WorkLink Workforce Investment Board and the chief elected officials of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties are in the process of completing a petition to be re-designated as a workforce development area under the provision of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:45:51 EST Smiles ahead for Pickens Co. http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152379497/Smiles-ahead-for-Pickens-Co. EASLEY — The Blue Cross foundation presented over $17 million to support non-profit organizations across South Carolina, with a sizable portion of that donation going to support the new dental clinic to be located in The Dream... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST Easley chamber honors members http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152504202/Easley-chamber-honors-members EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce held its 67th annual dinner meeting and awards banquet at Tri-County Technical College last week, honoring several members of the Easley community for their services to the Chamber and the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:35:53 EST Neglect charges filed http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/152536559/Neglect-charges-filed PICKENS — A husband and wife were arrested on multiple neglect charges after Department of Social Services workers discovered two young children and a bed-ridden adult living in “inhumane conditions” while under the couple's... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:50:51 EST Emails: Council member called Delk ‘incompetent’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152503964/Emails:-Council-member-called-Delk-incompetent PICKENS COUNTY — Emails provided to The Easley Progress show that one Pickens County Council member called former county administrator Matthew Delk “incompetent” and said he would not attend a planned county retreat with a county... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:15:54 EST Gettys Middle goes 3D http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152433676/Gettys-Middle-goes-3D PICKENS COUNTY — When you think of a group working on 3D printed prosthetic hands, you probably don't picture a class of middle school children, but that is exactly what is happening with the students at Gettys Middle School in Pickens... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:40:52 EST School board prayer policy dead after 3-3 vote http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152526511/School-board-prayer-policy-dead-after-3-3-vote PICKENS — A prayer policy being considered by Pickens County school trustees is officially off the table, following a split vote Monday night. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:53 EST