The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:50:16 EST 1800 Most wonderful time of the year? Not for me … http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150597465/Most-wonderful-time-of-the-year-Not-for-me Normally the holidays are my time of year. Considering I have never really grown up and refuse to, it has always been natural that come Thanksgiving, I give myself over to believe in the spirit of the season and return to being the kid that still... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:43:02 EST County’s first charter school gets ‘A’ for second year http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150513588/Countys-first-charter-school-gets-A-for-second-year PICKENS — The South Carolina Department of Education has released letter grades for the state's public schools based upon student achievement and improvement during the 2013-2014 school year. Pickens County's only charter school, the... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:24:01 EST Exhibit takes you ‘Over There’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150595657/Exhibit-takes-you-Over-There PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History has a unique display, via the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of what has been called the “War to end all wars.” Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:10:02 EST Church News http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/150604098/Church-News Dec. 13 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:24:02 EST Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150566240/Harvicks-first-Sprint-Cup-title-a-total-team-effort HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor's beer in his... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:09 EST SDPC trustees to hear funding issue solutions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150605549/SDPC-trustees-to-hear-funding-issue-solutions PICKENS — The school board of the School District of Pickens County will hold two meetings Monday to begin solving its financial woes with possible solutions being presented along with a first reading of the Capital Needs Plan. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:03 EST SDPC trustees to hear funding issue solutions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150597381/SDPC-trustees-to-hear-funding-issue-solutions PICKENS — The school board of the School District of Pickens County will hold two meetings Monday to begin solving its financial woes with possible solutions being presented along with a first reading of the Capital Needs Plan. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:02 EST Orchard Park Elementary School joins Quilt Trail http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150222853/Orchard-Park-Elementary-School-joins-Quilt-Trail WESTMINSTER — Orchard Park Elementary School in Westminster has joined the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:30:03 EST Could bike sharing work in Pickens and Easley? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150549001/Could-bike-sharing-work-in-Pickens-and-Easley In March 2013, the city of Greenville launched a bike share program created through a partnership between the conservation society Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:59:03 EST Williams pleads to life without parole in husband’s murder http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150628078/Williams-pleads-to-life-without-parole-in-husbands-murder PICKENS— Crystal Gail Williams, charged with the January 2014 murder of her husband, entered the Pickens County courthouse and quietly entered a guilty plea in exchange for a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:29:05 EST Time for common sense, not political rhetoric http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150601237/Time-for-common-sense-not-political-rhetoric When the School District of Pickens County board of trustees meets Monday, Nov. 24 — first at 8:30 a.m. and then again at 6 p.m. — there is a need for your attendance, even if you don't have school-aged... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:56:03 EST Catastrophe on pit road ruins Logano’s title run http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150565967/Catastrophe-on-pit-road-ruins-Loganos-title-run HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:07 EST Crafton first back-to-back champ in CWTS history http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150565498/Crafton-first-back-to-back-champ-in-CWTS-history HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles, Matt Crafton could talk about making history. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:01 EST Easley legend Alvin Dark dies at age 92 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150561854/Easley-legend-Alvin-Dark-dies-at-age-92 EASLEY — Nov. 13 saw the end of a local adopted legend when Alvin Dark passed away in Easley at the age of 92 after years as one of the best multi-sport athletes the United States has ever seen. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:29:06 EST Seniors ink commitments http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150561801/Seniors-ink-commitments EASLEY — Two members of the Easley High School student body signed NCAA Letters of Intent to carry on in athletics at the college level and to continue their education as student-athletes as well. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:04 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/150568305/ Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:32:05 EST Church News http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/150568283/Church-News Dec. 13 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:32:03 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/150568417/Out--About Nov. 20• The Pickens County Library Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. at the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. The meeting is open to the public.Nov. 24 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:22:05 EST Oconee County deputy quoted in magazine article http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150223310/Oconee-County-deputy-quoted-in-magazine-article WALHALLA — Jeff Underwood, captain of the Road Patrol Division of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, was one of several officers from around the country featured in a recent article in Police Magazine concerning law enforcement officers... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:31:04 EST Kenseth holds off Larson for Nationwide win at Homestead http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150565734/Kenseth-holds-off-Larson-for-Nationwide-win-at-Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:09 EST