The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:30:21 EST 1800 Legislative delegation to meet Jan. 8 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150913924/Legislative-delegation-to-meet-Jan.-8 EASLEY — The Pickens County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual public meeting at the Carr Center, West End Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., on Jan. 8, 2015. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:57:02 EST Farmer’s efforts lauded http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150826361/Farmers-efforts-lauded SIX MILE — Walker Miller of The Happy Berry farm has been a staple in local homegrown produce and a pioneer in sustainable and ecologically friendly farming since the late 1970's, but now Miller can add one more thing to his list of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:02 EST Grandmother arrested in death of infant http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150949578/Grandmother-arrested-in-death-of-infant PICKENS— The investigation into the death of a 14-month old infant Oct. 17 by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) has resulted in an arrest. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:52:03 EST Clemson to lead $8.7M research effort on nursery water supply, use http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150804584/Clemson-to-lead-$8.7M-research-effort-on-nursery-water-supply-use CLEMSON — The Department of Agriculture has awarded Clemson researchers $8.7 million to lead a multistate, five-year project to help ensure sufficient water for the nation's billion-dollar nursery and floriculture... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:23:03 EST History of Chanukkah is rich http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150918081/History-of-Chanukkah-is-rich PICKENS COUNTY — Chanukkah is considered a “minor” holiday in Jewish custom, but is one that has gained much traction, especially in America. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:05 EST Fire at pizzeria remains under investigation http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150882840/Fire-at-pizzeria-remains-under-investigation EASLEY — A fire at a Downtown Easley restaurant is still under investigation as local and state officials continue to hunt for the cause. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:50:04 EST Patrick Square holds ribbon cutting http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150894840/Patrick-Square-holds-ribbon-cutting CLEMSON — Patrick Square held a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Clemson Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 5 to commemorate the grand opening of several local businesses in the Patrick Square Town Center. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:44:05 EST SCHP: Don’t drink, drive http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150865012/SCHP:-Dont-drink-drive PICKENS COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:03 EST Pickens grandmother charged in toddler’s death http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150938035/Pickens-grandmother-charged-in-toddlers-death PICKENS – The grandmother of a 14-month-old boy is in jail on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse after a lethal dose of Oxycodone was found in the “sippy” cup the woman gave to the child. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Grand opening for Front Porch Fixins http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/business-news/150882904/Grand-opening-for-Front-Porch-Fixins Members of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce along with the owners, employees, family and friends of Front Porch Fixins celebrated the grand opening of the “mom and pop” style grocery and retail store earlier this month. Front Porch... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:53:01 EST Boot Barn cuts ribbon on Easley location http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/business-news/150882747/Boot-Barn-cuts-ribbon-on-Easley-location The retail Western wear company Boot Barn held its grand opening last week with a ceremonial ribbon cutting hosted by the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. Store employees and managers, along with chamber members, were on hand to celebrate the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:41:02 EST SDPC delays capital plan vote http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150882565/SDPC-delays-capital-plan-vote PICKENS — The third reading of a proposed Capital Needs Plan to relieve the fiscal woes the School District of Pickens County is facing in the coming years, scheduled for Dec. 15, was delayed until a key component of the plan is in... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:37:03 EST Food banks, shelters in need of assistance http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150834281/Food-banks-shelters-in-need-of-assistance PICKENS COUNTY — The giving spirit seems to hit most people during the holidays and with the cold weather here there is a real need among food banks and relief organizations throughout Pickens County. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:05 EST Greene receives healthcare award http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150888967/Greene-receives-healthcare-award EASLEY – At the recent annual meeting of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations/Marketing, Allison Greene was presented the John L. Thomason award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:38:02 EST Clemson gets $3.3 million for conservation center http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150805344/Clemson-gets-$3.3-million-for-conservation-center CLEMSON — James C. Kennedy, chairman of the communications, media and automotive services conglomerate Cox Enterprises, has given $3.3 million to Clemson University to establish and endow the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:53:05 EST OCSO gets $1,000 grant for drug prevention program http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150805054/OCSO-gets-$1000-grant-for-drug-prevention-program WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,000 grant from State Farm Insurance for its elementary school drug prevention program. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:40:02 EST Easley Lions turn 75 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150830115/Easley-Lions-turn-75 EASLEY — The Easley Lions Club reached a milestone anniversary and celebrated its now 75 years of charitable service by holding a banquet, and receiving a special proclamation from the mayor's office. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:10:07 EST Parenting Place holding first ever “Coats for Kids” http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150826608/Parenting-Place-holding-first-ever-Coats-for-Kids EASLEY — After receiving numerous phone calls and requests for help, The Parenting Place is trying something new this year: Its first ever Coats for Kids drive. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:58:13 EST SC Cubs prospect remains grounded in family, baseball http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150841440/SC-Cubs-prospect-remains-grounded-in-family-baseball PROSPERITY — While he won't come out and say it, 2014 has been a long year for Prosperity's favorite son, C.J. Edwards. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:58:12 EST Meals on Wheels celebrates volunteers with a ‘Soup’er Supper http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150805148/Meals-on-Wheels-celebrates-volunteers-with-a-Souper-Supper EASLEY – Pickens County Meals on Wheels volunteers and supporters gathered recently to honor those who are “Every Day Heroes” and help make the program successful. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:44:04 EST