The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:41:22 EST 1800 Missing woman contacts family http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50635365/Missing-woman-contacts-family EASLEY — A missing Easley woman and her son have made contact with family and friends via a video posted to social media but questions still remain concerning their sudden disappearance and current whereabouts. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:15 EST Walk for Life fundraiser is Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50635341/Walk-for-Life-fundraiser-is-Saturday PICKENS — Pickens County's Hope Women's Center is hosting its first ever Walk for Life fundraiser on Sept. 20 in the hopes of educating the community on its mission and raise much needed funds as well. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:07 EST Clemson, Parenting Place kick off initiative in Oconee http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50641709/Clemson-Parenting-Place-kick-off-initiative-in-Oconee CLEMSON — Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat pregnancies. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:17 EST Tucker named Baptist Easley Physician of the Quarter http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50641384/Tucker-named-Baptist-Easley-Physician-of-the-Quarter EASLEY – Baptist Easley Hospital recently named Dr. Michelle Tucker as the Cam Underhill Practicing Excellence Physician of the Quarter award winner. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:09 EST St. Matthias Lutheran celebrating 40 years http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50638306/St.-Matthias-Lutheran-celebrating-40-years EASLEY — St. Matthias Lutheran will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special worship service and a reunion/lunch following on Oct. 5. All former members are invited to return and join in the festivities. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:10 EST Grace UMC to celebrate first responders with special service http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50640196/Grace-UMC-to-celebrate-first-responders-with-special-service PICKENS — Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate local first responders at special worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:08 EST Road closing for bridge replacement http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50641843/Road-closing-for-bridge-replacement PICKENS COUNTY — Rolling Green Road at the intersection of Praters Creek Road will be closed to traffic beginning Sept. 22 and will remain closed for approximately 60 days while the Pickens County Roads and Bridges Department replaces the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:03 EST DAR member celebrates milestone http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50596218/DAR-member-celebrates-milestone Nancy Johnson, seated, was recently awarded her 60-year membership certificate by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Johnson became a member of DAR in 1953. She will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 22. She is shown with Harriet Nash,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:28 EST Hope in sight for PCSO Detention Center http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50588355/Hope-in-sight-for-PCSO-Detention-Center PICKENS — The smell of sulfur is almost too much to bear as the door opens and you walk into the downstairs reception area of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:23 EST Amaker named AVP for planning and assessment http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/50590103/Amaker-named-AVP-for-planning-and-assessment CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University recently appointed Corey Amaker as associate vice president for planning and assessment. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:16 EST USA Triathlon collegiate nationals headed to Clemson http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/50588921/USA-Triathlon-collegiate-nationals-headed-to-Clemson CLEMSON — USA Triathlon announced this week that the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships will be held in Clemson. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:14 EST Powdersville High hosting band showcase Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50583299/Powdersville-High-hosting-band-showcase-Saturday POWDERSVILLE — The Powdersville Marching Band is hosting The Powdersville Premier on Saturday, an event that will showcase marching bands from South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:10 EST Man charged with attempted murder http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50589946/Man-charged-with-attempted-murder ANDERSON — A 40-year-old Piedmont man was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection with an incident on Santee Drive in Piedmont, according to the Anderson County... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:17 EST Easley High Class of 1959 donates to EHS band http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50589379/Easley-High-Class-of-1959-donates-to-EHS-band EASLEY – The Easley High School Band received a monetary donation from the Easley High School Class of 1959 on Aug. 29. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:14 EST One dead, one in jail after overnight stabbing http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50600866/One-dead-one-in-jail-after-overnight-stabbing CLEMSON – An 18-year-old man from Clemson has been charged with murder in connection with an overnight stabbing death at Goldenwoods Apartments. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:57:09 EST Mother, son have been missing since Aug. 18 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50576738/Mother-son-have-been-missing-since-Aug.-18 EASLEY — Brandy Monique (Robinson) Willingham, 33, and her 5-year-old son Brandon have been missing from their home in Easley since Aug. 18 and nearly a month later there are no answers to their whereabouts. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:15:04 EST Wells Fargo donates to Tri-County Tech http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50314201/Wells-Fargo-donates-to-Tri-County-Tech Wells Fargo funded a $22,500 grant to Tri-County Technical College to purchase equipment for the career pathways programs. Here, Scott Webber, senior vice president, Anderson market president, for Wells Fargo Bank in Anderson, third from left,... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:01:02 EST Hall receives Tri-County’s Presidential Medallion http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50314182/Hall-receives-Tri-Countys-Presidential-Medallion PENDLETON – Ann Hall, accounting manager for the Business Affairs Division at Tri-County Technical College, was honored Aug. 14 with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:57:02 EST Ag Museum starting new kids program on Sept. 7 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50476129/Ag-Museum-starting-new-kids-program-on-Sept.-7 PENDLETON – The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina is hosting a new program called “Story Time and More” beginning Sept. 7. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:27:01 EST Researchers bury underwear to demonstrate unhealthy soil http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50436611/Researchers-bury-underwear-to-demonstrate-unhealthy-soil CLEMSON — Men's cotton briefs can serve the needs of science when buried in a field for a few weeks. It's a takeoff on an agronomy soil test that uses cotton swatches to measure carbon consumption by microbes. Microbes living in soil... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:32:03 EST