The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Sat, 23 May 2015 08:40:38 EST 1800 Extension specialist honored http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153484879/Extension-specialist-honored CLEMSON — Clemson University fruit specialist Guido Schnabel earned national recognition for helping fruit growers across the East Coast manage disease. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:58 EST Relay for Life fundraisers http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153484405/Relay-for-Life-fundraisers Staff Report Mon, 18 May 2015 18:15:53 EST Easley FD now in elite class http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153451488/Easley-FD-now-in-elite-class By Kasie Stricklandkstrickland@civitasmedia.com Sun, 17 May 2015 15:45:52 EST Students awarded Goldwater Scholarships http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153484611/Students-awarded-Goldwater-Scholarships CLEMSON — All four of the Clemson nominees for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering received the award this year. Sun, 17 May 2015 14:25:53 EST One man, 3,200 miles and one message http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153465803/One-man-3200-miles-and-one-message SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In July 2014 Pastor “Chick” McGill passed through Easley and Pickens County on a walk, not to pass the time but to pass a message. The walk is finally over, ending on the Santa Monica Pier. Sun, 17 May 2015 08:20:52 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153473572/Out--About May 16 Sun, 17 May 2015 05:25:52 EST Annie’s Project helps women farm http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153484785/Annies-Project-helps-women-farm HARTSVILLE — A Chicago native with no prior agricultural experience, Sandra Kay Eubanks is now owner of a growing agribusiness and a proactive member of the South Carolina farming community. Sat, 16 May 2015 14:35:55 EST Impromptu SDPC tour http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153465819/Impromptu-SDPC-tour By D. C. Moodydmoody@civitasmedia.com Sat, 16 May 2015 08:20:54 EST SDPC general fund passes first reading, no tax increase included http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153465782/SDPC-general-fund-passes-first-reading-no-tax-increase-included PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County held its first reading of the 2015-2016 general fund budget May 11 and with the initial offering no tax increase is part of the package presented. Sat, 16 May 2015 08:20:51 EST Ag Museum offers lots of activities for 2015 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153425479/Ag-Museum-offers-lots-of-activities-for-2015 PENDLETON — The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina offers Story Time and More, a monthly reading and activity program, and Kids Day, a monthly hands on activity program. Fri, 15 May 2015 19:40:51 EST McKissick students learn how to swim, thanks to the Y http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153427529/McKissick-students-learn-how-to-swim-thanks-to-the-Y EASLEY — The Pickens County YMCA recently provided 10 weeks of swimming lessons to all second grade students at McKissick Elementary School in an effort to teach them safety and rescue skills that will last a lifetime. Fri, 15 May 2015 16:40:53 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153427140/Out--About May 16 Fri, 15 May 2015 05:30:52 EST Pecan industry seeking ways to grow in value http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153484177/Pecan-industry-seeking-ways-to-grow-in-value PELION – Pecans have an image problem. It's not about flavor, nutrition or plate appeal. Instead, it's about lack of visibility. Thu, 14 May 2015 18:05:55 EST BP murder suspect located in Georgia http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/153484030/BP-murder-suspect-located-in-Georgia ANDERSON – An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers and a probation violation charge has led to the arrest of an Atlanta man in the shooting death of a convenience store owner on April 30. Thu, 14 May 2015 17:45:53 EST Cedar Grove Elementary wins International Jet Toy Competition http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153484252/Cedar-Grove-Elementary-wins-International-Jet-Toy-Competition WILLIAMSTON — The Cedar Grove Razor Rockets won the International JetToy Competition in Detroit, Mich. Olivia Cabaniss, Taylor Berry and Chloe Branyon represented Cedar Grove and competed against more than 500 students from all over the... Thu, 14 May 2015 17:25:53 EST Colbert funds donor requests http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153385387/Colbert-funds-donor-requests UPSTATE — Television personality, political pundit and South Carolina native Stephen Colbert shocked educators across the state by fully funding every single crowd-funding project put forth by teachers on donorschoose.org in honor of Teacher... Thu, 14 May 2015 13:25:55 EST Free WiFi installed downtown http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153385318/Free-WiFi-installed-downtown EASLEY — Old Market Square has officially joined the digital age thanks to city officials installing a free WiFi service throughout the historic downtown area. Thu, 14 May 2015 13:25:51 EST Sheriff to criminals: Don’t bring it to Pickens http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-newsbits/153466247/Sheriff-to-criminals:-Dont-bring-it-to-Pickens By Kasie Stricklandkstrickland@civitasmedia.com Thu, 14 May 2015 10:45:54 EST Hamrick’s coming to Easley http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/153465396/Hamricks-coming-to-Easley By Kasie Stricklandkstrickland@civitasmedia.com Thu, 14 May 2015 10:45:53 EST Blue Ridge Fest rocks http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/153419146/Blue-Ridge-Fest-rocks PICKENS COUNTY — The 18th annual Blue Ridge Fest was a reminiscent throwback to years gone by with classic American rides and the tunes that once pumped through the AM radios now lost to memory with folks from as far away as California in... Wed, 13 May 2015 12:20:56 EST