The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:11:26 EST 1800 Fire causes damage at Crestview Road Apartments EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:15:51 EST Shovels at the ready PICKENS — Rain or shine, the cities of Easley and Pickens will hold the long awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Rails-to-Trails Greenway Project on Jan. 29 at the Pickens rail yard. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:10:51 EST Westminster adds to Quilt Trail WESTMINSTER — The 1921 Sears Roebuck craftsman style cottage owned by Mildred and Jim Spearman located at 101 Augusta Street was added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The original quilt was made by Mildred Spearman in the late 1970's... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:10:51 EST Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail adds another design ANDERSON — The log home of Patricia and Randy Travis located at 301 Lazy St. in Anderson has been added to the quilt trail by the addition of a Nine Patch quilt family heirloom. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:55:52 EST Jameison joins Tri-County leadership team PENDLETON — Linda Jameison joined Tri-County Technical College's leadership team Jan. 2 as assistant vice president for student support and engagement. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:52 EST Duke Energy awards $1,000 grant$1000-grant The second annual Festival of Trees at the World of Energy displayed over 20 trees and had nearly 1,300 visitors who voted on their favorite tree during the weeks leading up to the holidays. Recently Duke representatives made a check presentation to... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:45:52 EST Local company pledges $20,000 for Tri-County lab$20000-for-Tri-County-lab McGee Heating and Air Conditioning, located in Anderson and Georgia, owned and operated by Walter McGee, third from left, pledged $20,000 to name the Residential and Light Commercial Comfort Cooling Lab in Tri-County Technical College's... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:10:51 EST Groups support Martin’s push for CDV law changes PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:30:54 EST History or hatred? Is Tillman Hall facing a name change? CLEMSON — After nearly 80 protesting students marched across the campus of Clemson University, University President Jim Clements was presented with a list of demands including the renaming of one of Clemson's most iconic buildings —... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:55:51 EST Economist brings lukewarm news to local business owners EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Economy Luncheon at Tri-County Technical College's Easley campus and the news was a mixed bag. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Civitas Media names new CEO EASLEY — Civitas Media, parent company of The Easley Progress, announced Tuesday that Ralph James Martin has been named CEO of the company. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management LLC, the company's controlling... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:10:52 EST 3 injured at construction site PICKENS COUNTY— A collapsed floor in an ongoing construction project in northern Pickens County sent at least one worker to the hospital for medical care with three total injuries on Tuesday. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:52 EST Clemson breaks ground for Graduate Education Center NORTH CHARLESTON — Clemson University officials broke ground for a $21.5-million building that will help shape the future of the state's engineering landscape for generations to come. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:30:52 EST Clemson University researcher makes lasers more powerful CLEMSON — Just as the Navy was deploying a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf, a Clemson University researcher already was thinking about how to make it more powerful. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:20:52 EST Agri-business plan being developed PENDLETON — The Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Corporation, Tri-County Technical College's Corporate and Community Education Division and area economic developers are reaching out to agricultural-based businesses in Anderson,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:15:51 EST Extension connects dots to successful farm management CLEMSON — Theresa Milanesi's Upstate cattle farm is entering its fourth year of operation, and the retired teacher has made just one sale and has few prospects for her next. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:10:51 EST Seeking lasting solutions for earthquake-ravaged nation CENTRAL – Five years after a powerful earthquake devastated an already destitute island nation, Southern Wesleyan University is working with an Upstate organization to create long-term solutions to break a cycle of poverty. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:45:51 EST Business News Coldwell Banker Caine recognitions Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:40:52 EST Just say no to taxes PICKENS COUNTY — With debate heating up over possible tax hikes to fund the School District of Pickens County and a vote expected in the spring, two conservative groups have started a petition drive to thwart any tax increase by SDPC's... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:20:51 EST Kicking fitness up PIEDMONT — A new fitness center has opened up in The Shoppes at Brookside plaza on S.C. 153 that specializes in 30-minute kickboxing workouts designed to help get you in shape whether you're a true beginner or a seasoned... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:50:52 EST