The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:09:31 EST 1800 And miles to go before a cure CHARLESTON — Six years ago 20 cyclists came together to ride from the upstate to the coast to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's research, collecting $16,000 for their efforts, creating a trend that has grown to staggering numbers... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘This is for Betsy’ CHARLESTON — A year ago Easley native Ridgley Beckett wasn't sure if she would ride a bicycle again much less complete the 252-mile 2104 Ride to Remember in an effort to battle Alzheimer's or that there would be another reason to... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson Downs residents celebrate independence with annual event CLEMSON — Residents at Clemson Downs Retirement Community invited friends, neighbors and nearby residents to join them in putting their love of country and active living on full display during the 15th annual Fourth of July parade at the Clemson... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Big League World Series more than just baseball in Easley EASLEY — The 2014 Big League World Series will be about high caliber baseball on an international level, but there is far more meaning to Easley and Pickens County than that. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson students head to Africa to help save lives CLEMSON — A team of Clemson University students is traveling around the world to reach people in desperate need of medical equipment on the eastern coast of Africa. The group will spend two weeks in Tanzania as part of Clemson's unique... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST OCSO’s Citizens Police Academy still has available spots WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office still has spots open for its first Citizens Police Academy. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tamassee-Salem MHS adds third panel to Quilt Trail SALEM — Tamassee-Salem Middle High School has added a third quilt panel to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mountain Rest Baptist Church adds to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail MOUNTAIN REST — Mountain Rest Baptist Church is the site of a new addition to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley’s Kelley places 20th in national debate event EASLEY – Elliott Kelley, a 2014 graduate of Bob Jones Academy, placed 20th in the nation out of 250 debaters in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the 2014 National Speech and Debate Association Tournament held June 15-20 in Overland Park,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST @AuntFAE Twitter account helps with financial aid question PENDLETON — With fall semester just six weeks away, the phones in Tri-County Technical College's Financial Aid office are ringing off the hook with returning, prospective and current students, along with parents and the general public,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Powdersville teen ready for national pageant stage CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hope Harvard, the current Miss South Carolina Teen, is set to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 from July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MCPC group in middle of busy summer LIBERTY — The Manufacturers Caring for Pickens County will be applying for 501(c)3 status, allowing it to solicit funds to be distributed to educational and social needs. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escaped stockade inmate back in jail PICKENS — The Pickens County Sheriff's Office arrested James Christopher Townsend on Wednesday afternoon following an anonymous tip that he was at a residence in the Easley community. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Young musicians awarded YAM scholarships PICKENS – Nearly $5,000 in 2014 scholarships were awarded to musicians in the Pickens area to help them pursue their interests in traditional Appalachian music. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two charged in Anderson burglaries ANDERSON — Sheriff's investigators have arrested Diana Grace Foster, 23, of Greenville, in connection with four burglaries in Anderson County. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry judge rules against state AG in FOIA case NEWBERRY — In a precedent setting decision for Freedom of Information Act Law, Newberry County Circuit Judge Eugene C. “Bubba” Griffith ruled in favor of Newberry journalist Sue Summer in a lawsuit with the S.C. Attorney... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hit and run charges revised after victim dies ANDERSON — Charges on Kyle Christopher Hand have been upgraded to hit and run resulting in death. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escapee still at large, PCSD looking for leads PICKENS — James Christopher Townsend remains the focus of a manhunt by the Pickens County Sheriff's Department following his escape from the Pickens County stockade July 3 and authorities are seeking the public's... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) West Gantt High School held its 65th class reunion at the home of the class president in Powdersville on May 22 for lunch. The table was decorated in the school colors of blue and gold. The class originally had 18 members who graduated from the small,... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DHEC confirms South Carolina’s first case of chikungunya virus in 2014 COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus this year in a South Carolina resident. The case occurred in an Upstate resident who recently returned from a trip to... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST