The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:20:50 EST 1800 Pickens deputy fired for inappropriate use of a Taser http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152099079/Pickens-deputy-fired-for-inappropriate-use-of-a-Taser PICKENS COUNTY – A deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office has been fired after an internal investigation determined his use of a Taser on a man in a wheelchair was inappropriate. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:54 EST Brookshire selected as National Youth Delegate http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151973334/Brookshire-selected-as-National-Youth-Delegate FAIRFAX, Va. — Caroline Brookshire, a student at Easley High School, has been selected to represent South Carolina as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:35:51 EST Clemson Bull Test draws record crowd, prices http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151971753/Clemson-Bull-Test-draws-record-crowd-prices CLEMSON — In the most closely watched test so far this semester, all the students passed with flying colors. Then they were sold. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:25:51 EST Doodle Trail logo contest announced http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152006135/Doodle-Trail-logo-contest-announced PICKENS — The City of Pickens and the City of Easley have announced they are holding a Doodle Trail Logo Contest with the winner's design being used in print, online, on merchandise and in wayfinding signage. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:20:51 EST Business owner arrested for operating without a license http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/152049469/Business-owner-arrested-for-operating-without-a-license ANDERSON — Davis Lee Edwards, owner and operator of Holiday Automotive Services Inc., was arrested Monday for operating the business without a retail license. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:55:51 EST McKissick kicking off Read Aloud Month http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/152049095/McKissick-kicking-off-Read-Aloud-Month EASLEY — McKissick Elementary School will hold a kick-off at 1:30 p.m. March 2 for its participation in the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:35:51 EST Technology in the classroom http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151997141/Technology-in-the-classroom PICKENS COUNTY — The rate of advancement of technology, the speed of its proliferation and the pace at which it is evolving in the 21st century is the highest it has been since the Industrial Revolution causing a shift in modern-day... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:40:51 EST SDPC to make up missed days http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152044859/SDPC-to-make-up-missed-days PICKENS COUNTY — The 2014/2015 school year began with three snow make-up days built into the district's calender, but with harsh winter weather and icy roads having plagued the county recently, those buffer days have already been... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:10:51 EST New Dollar General opens Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152044651/New-Dollar-General-opens-Saturday LIBERTY — Liberty shoppers will now have a new option when out and about as a new Dollar General is set to open its door this Saturday with prizes and giveaways to the first 200 customers. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:54 EST Collins goes live on FB http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151995518/Collins-goes-live-on-FB PICKENS COUNTY — In an effort to streamline communication between government officials and local constituents, Rep. Neal Collins has taken to social media in what he refers to as “live townhalls.” Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:20:52 EST Mayor: Easley is OK http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151995508/Mayor:-Easley-is-OK EASLEY — In the annual State of the City Address, Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell pulled no punches when it came to his opinions on the Doodle Trail, Easley itself, his dissatisfaction with the county and the continuing role of former City... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:20:51 EST CU-ICAR seeks international, innovative vehicles for auto festival http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151973645/CU-ICAR-seeks-international-innovative-vehicles-for-auto-festival GREENVILLE — Millennium Boulevard will become Millennium Drive this March when the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) hosts its second annual international car cruise and festival. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:40:51 EST DHS band students named to All-County Honor Band http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152006397/DHS-band-students-named-to-All-County-Honor-Band CENTRAL — Around 180 high school students auditioned Dec. 4 for the Pickens County All-County Honor Band and 41 Daniel High School students placed in this band. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:52 EST USC to use fact-gathering mouthguards http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152006301/USC-to-use-fact-gathering-mouthguards COLUMBIA – i1 Biometrics has signed an agreement with the University of South Carolina where members of the USC football team will wear the Vector MouthGuard this spring as the instrument of telemetry to measure the brain's linear and... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:51 EST Tri-County hosting College Goal SC on Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152006204/Tri-County-hosting-College-Goal-SC-on-Saturday PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College is hosting College Goal SC on Feb. 28 to help students and their families fill out and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:20:54 EST Six-week art classes begin March 5 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152006099/Six-week-art-classes-begin-March-5 Six-week art classes begin March 5 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:20:51 EST Pastors-in-residence named at SWU http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151929805/Pastors-in-residence-named-at-SWU CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University's Division of Religion welcomed Dr. Karl Westfall and the Rev. Sharon Butcher Westfall as pastors-in-residence in January. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:05:51 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152045163/ Ice and snow can make for a pretty picture, but slick roads and icy steps can pose a danger to residents. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:15:58 EST GOAL still a go for Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152044900/GOAL-still-a-go-for-Saturday PICKENS — The Gathering on Appalachian Life Festival scheduled for Feb. 28 will go on rain or shine — or in this case snow or no snow. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:15:57 EST Easley man charged with sexual misconduct http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/152044828/Easley-man-charged-with-sexual-misconduct EASLEY — An Easley man has been arrested for the second time in approximately a 12-month period for third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor with the second incident dating back to as far as November 2013. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:15:55 EST