The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:48:32 EST 1800 2014 Pumpkin Festival Quilt http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50318093/2014-Pumpkin-Festival-Quilt The 36th annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Oolenoy Community Center, 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pickens. This year's quilt is a Nine Patch Pumpkin Quilt designed by Susie Flowers and quilted by Anne Stowe. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:02 EST New restaurants coming to Easley, Pickens http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50341806/New-restaurants-coming-to-Easley-Pickens PICKENS COUNTY — One new restaurant has already opened in Pickens County — Moe's Southwestern Grill had its grand opening last week — and Zaxby's has chosen Pickens County to be the location for the company's new... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:57:01 EST MAC Ride raises money for charity http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50394151/MAC-Ride-raises-money-for-charity EASLEY — The Mission Action Challenge kicked off its 2014 fundraising event out of Old Market Square in Easley on Aug. 23. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:03 EST Powdersville Business of the Month http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/business/50275508/Powdersville-Business-of-the-Month The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce presented the Powdersville Business of the Month to Dr. J.J. Lynn, D.M.D. on Aug. 13. Members of Dr. Lynn's staff, along with chamber members and representatives, were on hand to honor the dental office... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:08:04 EST ‘Passing the Mantle’ marks transition into college life http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/50353069/Passing-the-Mantle-marks-transition-into-college-life Students and their families, along with faculty and staff took part in a “Passing the Mantle” ceremony – a time of prayer and reflection as well as a celebration of transition into college life. During the Aug. 16 ceremony, part of... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:43:02 EST SWU applauds top Pickens County educators http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50352872/SWU-applauds-top-Pickens-County-educators PICKENS – Southern Wesleyan University joined the School District of Pickens County in congratulating top educators during the district's Back-to-School Celebration Aug. 15 at Pickens High School. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:34:03 EST Grainger Foundation donates $5K to Tri-County welding program http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50352498/Grainger-Foundation-donates-$5K-to-Tri-County-welding-program GREENVILLE — The Grainger Foundation donated $5,000 to Tri-County Technical College in support of the expansion of the cutting lab in its Welding department. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:11:04 EST Tri-County faculty, staff recognized for service http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/50316848/Tri-County-faculty-staff-recognized-for-service PENDLETON — A Tri-County Technical College employee was recognized for four decades of service to the college and the state at an annual convocation. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:04:02 EST Implant could be solution for epileptics http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50316679/Implant-could-be-solution-for-epileptics EASLEY — Sufferers of epilepsy haven't seen many options for treatment over the years, especially in Pickens County, but Baptist Easley Hospital in conjunction with Clemson Neurology has opened avenues locally. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:02 EST Meals on Wheels wins in annual Food Fight Bowl http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/50397510/Meals-on-Wheels-wins-in-annual-Food-Fight-Bowl PICKENS — The seventh annual Food Fight Bowl might be over, but the fundraising efforts between local area high schools won't be over until mid-September. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:06:07 EST Changing the face of violence http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50397459/Changing-the-face-of-violence EASLEY — The state of South Carolina ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to criminal domestic violence and the deaths of women at the hands of their partners. Angel Garcia wants to change that. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:05:04 EST Alliance Pickens director addresses Third Thursday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50397436/Alliance-Pickens-director-addresses-Third-Thursday Ray Farley II, executive director of Alliance Pickens, was the keynote speaker for the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce's monthly Third Thursday Luncheon on Aug. 21. Farley discussed the upgrades in media and facilities at the Alliance Pickens... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:04:04 EST LCM-Clemson will use grant funds to continue mission http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50354053/LCM-Clemson-will-use-grant-funds-to-continue-mission CLEMSON — The Lutheran Campus Ministry-Clemson program of University Lutheran Church in Clemson was awarded a Theological Exploration of Vocation (CMTEV) grant from the Lily Endowment Inc. in December 2013. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:15:04 EST WorkLink offering Incumbent Worker Training grants http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50353216/WorkLink-offering-Incumbent-Worker-Training-grants CLEMSON — WorkLink Workforce Investment Board is accepting applications for the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program. IWT grants are available for businesses in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:15:03 EST Clemson assault subject in custody http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50351989/Clemson-assault-subject-in-custody CLEMSON – A man being sought by the Clemson Police Department for the assault of a woman was arrested by members of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office just after midnight Wednesday. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:14:18 EST Woman sought in chase incident arrested http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50351942/Woman-sought-in-chase-incident-arrested PICKENS COUNTY — An anonymous tip led sheriff's deputies to a residence on Carolina Court in Taylors where they arrested a woman wanted in connection with a car chase on Aug. 7. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:14:14 EST Ride to the Rock cycling event is Sept. 13 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50313890/Ride-to-the-Rock-cycling-event-is-Sept.-13 PICKENS – The second annual Ride to the Rock cycling event, held by the Pickens Rotary Club, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Pickens Presbyterian Church parking lot. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:14:12 EST Firefighters honored for helping save deputy http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50350350/Firefighters-honored-for-helping-save-deputy DACUSVILLE — Two Dacusville volunteer firefighters were presented with a plaque for Valor Above and Beyond the Call of Duty on Aug 19 at the Dacusville Fire Department for their part in the rescue of Pickens County Deputy Thomas... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:14:08 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50334132/ PICKENS COUNTY- County Councilman Jeff Martin introduced his likely successor, Ensley Feemster, at the Pickens County Council meeting on Mon. Aug. 18. Feemster is currently running unopposed for the councilman's 1st district seat, and is... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:13:22 EST Clemson City Council receives reports http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50349590/Clemson-City-Council-receives-reports CLEMSON — Clemson City Council met Aug. 18 with a full agenda of business ranging from a full slate of reports to the consideration of a second reading on a zoning ordinance. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:13:20 EST