NEWS


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Couple wins, texts kids
Queen for a Day

Queen for a Day

Thelma “Granny” Mitchell celebrated her 96th birthday on July 15 at That’s Karma consignment shop with 26 family members and friends...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Is it a senior moment or dementia?

Is it a senior moment or dementia?

PICKENS COUNTY — Has this ever happened to you? The car keys go missing, you can’t retrieve a once-familiar name, you’ve forgotten a...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Five-year-old Rowyn Scott of Easley was named Civitas Media’s 2016 Summertime Coloring Contest Grand Champion. After winning her local division,...

July 24th, 2016 |  


SWU gets its NCAA swagger

SWU gets its NCAA swagger

Dr. Todd Voss, left, president of Southern Wesleyan University, left, joins athletic director Chris Williams, second right, and Conference Carolinas c...

July 24th, 2016 |  


SWU officially joins NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas

SWU officially joins NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas

CENTRAL — It’s been a tumultuous road, but they’re in.After more than three years of rejections, appeals and provisional statuses, S...

July 24th, 2016 |  


County names Wilson

County names Wilson

PICKENS COUNTY – Gerald Wilson has been named the new county administrator following a 6-0 vote by Pickens County Council on July 18.Wilson, who...

July 24th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Prep for BLWS continues
Palmetto Trail ready to expand in Upstate

Palmetto Trail ready to expand in Upstate

PICKENS COUNTY — Two new sections of the Palmetto Trail in the Upstate have been recommended for funding through the Recreational Trails Program...

July 20th, 2016 |  


SWU announces volleyball signings

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan Head Volleyball Coach Julia Reininga has announced the signing of five new players and the addition of one player al...

July 9th, 2016 |  


Area sports announcements

Area sports announcements

Volleyball campEASLEY — Three more sessions remain in the Number One Volleyball Camp directed by former Pickens High School head volleyball coac...

July 7th, 2016 updated: July 7th, 2016. |  


Piranhas excel

Piranhas excel

PICKENS COUNTY — When it comes to big things in little packages, a piranha is a perfect example, much like the Pickens County YMCA Piranhas swim...

July 4th, 2016 |  


Red Devils name new athletic director

LIBERTY — With a new school year closing in, Liberty High School has announced its new athletic director for the 2016-2017 year and the new hire...

July 4th, 2016 |  


Pickens High announces new basketball coach

PICKENS — The athletics department of Pickens High School has announced the new head of the boy’s basketball program is Easley native Aust...

July 4th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Area Self Help Groups

— Al-Anon, a support group for friends and family of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Hwy....

July 18th, 2016 |  


Clemson goats say goodbye – with full bellies — after a job well done

Clemson goats say goodbye – with full bellies — after a job well done

CLEMSON — Clemson University bade farewell to 40 of its hardest workers Monday, but there was no sorrow. Negotiations are already under way to b...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Kerry Owen named 2016 S.C. Farmer of the Year

Kerry Owen named 2016 S.C. Farmer of the Year

PICKENS — A Pickens beekeeper has been named the 2016 South Carolina Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year, something a Clemson Coopera...

July 10th, 2016 |  


Monday, June 13• 5 p.m.: The Pickens Board of Architectural Review meets at City Hall, 219 Pendleton St. in Pickens.• 5:30 p.m.: The Picke...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Drop off worn flags at The Progress office

Drop off worn flags at The Progress office

EASLEY — Faded, worn or otherwise unserviceable flags can now be dropped off at the offices of The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel than...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Marching for babies

Marching for babies

EASLEY — Hundreds of people took to the streets in the annual March of Dimes March for Babies this past Saturday in Old Market Square.The six-mi...

May 12th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Blue laws do have a purpose

With more and more cities, towns and counties throughout South Carolina passing referendums to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol, “Blue Laws̶...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Cuba and the United States, one year later

One year ago today, the United States resumed full diplomatic relations with Cuba, shocking the world and putting an end to more than five decades of ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Hindsight is 20/20 — especially when lives are at stake

Hindsight is 20/20 — especially when lives are at stake

When you’re in the business of reporting the news, you can never really take a vacation. The phone still rings, the emails still come in and Fac...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Even one man can make a difference

Even one man can make a difference

Over the last two weeks, death and anger have been the focal point in our country. The deaths of two black Americans in Baton Rouge and Minnesota foll...

July 14th, 2016 |  


Saitta keeps us informed

I read the news story on the Pickens County 2016-17 school budget. It was very informative and comprehensive. I can’t help but think our elected...

July 13th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Rack Room Shoes reopens
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Easley alcohol vote coming
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Area Business News
Area Business News

Area Business News

Robinson receives CFSPEASLEY — Christopher Payne Robinson, vice president and general manager of Robinson Funeral Homes of Easley, recently rece...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Area Business News

Area Business News

‘Women of Accomplishment’ winner EASLEY — Rise’ Sheriff has been named the 2015 Tri-County Business and Professional WomenR...

December 18th, 2015 updated: December 18th, 2015. |  


Business News

Business News

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July 3rd, 2015 |  


CDL training center to open in Union

CDL training center to open in Union

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June 14th, 2015 |  


Sun Solutions expanding operations

Sun Solutions expanding operations

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June 12th, 2015 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA