The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:05:37 EST 1800 SDPC honors teachers, students http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152554113/SDPC-honors-teachers-students PICKENS COUNTY — As part of its regularly scheduled trustees meeting the School District of Pickens County took a few moments to recognize some special student-athletes and their accomplishments. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:55:57 EST SDPC approves needs plan, avoids tax increase http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152554060/SDPC-approves-needs-plan-avoids-tax-increase PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County voted unanimously Monday on a Capital Needs Program that avoided the need of a millage increase to fund the district's needs in the coming year. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:55:56 EST Now THAT’S a cabbage! http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152503969/Now-THATS-a-cabbage EASLEY — There are many different ways to learn and hands-on can often be the best. In the case of Jacob Wright, it led to some mean green in more ways than one. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:15:51 EST CMT hosting event for juniors, seniors http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152513854/CMT-hosting-event-for-juniors-seniors PENDLETON — In 2013 Nikki Giba was one of 30 seniors who graduated from Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Ala., population 1,031. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:05:52 EST Greens are a go in Ridgeway http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152522944/Greens-are-a-go-in-Ridgeway RIDGEWAY — The greenest day in Ridgeway might have come two days after St. Patrick's Day.Royal Greens, a business with combines farming, agri-tourism and production, opened last Thursday in Ridgeway. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:50:52 EST He’s finally home http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152536605/Hes-finally-home PIEDMONT – An Upstate Korean War Army veteran, declared Missing in Action for nearly 64 years, was finally laid to rest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:54 EST Don’t blink! Library hosts Dr. Who teen night http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152504180/Dont-blink-Library-hosts-Dr.-Who-teen-night EASLEY — For over 50 years the British science fiction television show Dr. Who has been capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:35:53 EST She’s shaving for a cure http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152503985/Shes-shaving-for-a-cure EASLEY — Relay for Life is getting closer to being in full swing in its spring fundraising efforts and one local woman is ready to show her determination to help find a cure for cancer, setting a date with clippers meant to shave her head to... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:15:52 EST Southern Stories Event is April 3 at Tri-County Tech http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152513415/Southern-Stories-Event-is-April-3-at-Tri-County-Tech PENDLETON — Nationally known storyteller Tim Lowry will headline an upcoming Southern Stories event set for April 3 at Tri-County Technical College. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:55:52 EST WorkLink to file petition with governor http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152513173/WorkLink-to-file-petition-with-governor CLEMSON — The WorkLink Workforce Investment Board and the chief elected officials of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties are in the process of completing a petition to be re-designated as a workforce development area under the provision of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:45:51 EST Smiles ahead for Pickens Co. http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152379497/Smiles-ahead-for-Pickens-Co. EASLEY — The Blue Cross foundation presented over $17 million to support non-profit organizations across South Carolina, with a sizable portion of that donation going to support the new dental clinic to be located in The Dream... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST Easley chamber honors members http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152504202/Easley-chamber-honors-members EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce held its 67th annual dinner meeting and awards banquet at Tri-County Technical College last week, honoring several members of the Easley community for their services to the Chamber and the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:35:53 EST Neglect charges filed http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/152536559/Neglect-charges-filed PICKENS — A husband and wife were arrested on multiple neglect charges after Department of Social Services workers discovered two young children and a bed-ridden adult living in “inhumane conditions” while under the couple's... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:50:51 EST Emails: Council member called Delk ‘incompetent’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152503964/Emails:-Council-member-called-Delk-incompetent PICKENS COUNTY — Emails provided to The Easley Progress show that one Pickens County Council member called former county administrator Matthew Delk “incompetent” and said he would not attend a planned county retreat with a county... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:15:54 EST Gettys Middle goes 3D http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152433676/Gettys-Middle-goes-3D PICKENS COUNTY — When you think of a group working on 3D printed prosthetic hands, you probably don't picture a class of middle school children, but that is exactly what is happening with the students at Gettys Middle School in Pickens... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:40:52 EST School board prayer policy dead after 3-3 vote http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152526511/School-board-prayer-policy-dead-after-3-3-vote PICKENS — A prayer policy being considered by Pickens County school trustees is officially off the table, following a split vote Monday night. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:53 EST Hagood Mill offers Homesteading classes beginning April 11 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152433577/Hagood-Mill-offers-Homesteading-classes-beginning-April-11 PICKENS – Eliza A. H. Lord will teach a series of homesteading classes at Hagood Mill beginning with Old-Timey Kitchen Gardens on April 11. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:30:52 EST Josephine’s Knot added to UHQT http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152432863/Josephines-Knot-added-to-UHQT WESTMINSTER — The home of Claudia Spearman on Augusta Street in Westminster is the 144th quilt block added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The quilt block, called Josephine's Knot, hangs next to her front door. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:10:52 EST Delivering smiles http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152431671/Delivering-smiles PICKENS COUNTY — Every Wednesday, Randall and Marcia Kelley load up their SUV and head out to deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled residents of Pickens County. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:25:51 EST Separation document outlines agreement between Delk, Pickens County http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152428905/Separation-document-outlines-agreement-between-Delk-Pickens-County PICKENS COUNTY — Former County Administrator Matthew Delk was paid a lump sum of $148,000 — a full year's salary — as part of a Confidential Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims signed Feb. 17 by him and the chair of the... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:31:02 EST