The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:30:08 EST 1800 Finding ways to fix our roads, five years after the stimulus http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150222315/Finding-ways-to-fix-our-roads-five-years-after-the-stimulus You've probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina's roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance. Policy-makers agree that the issue will be front and center when the legislature... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:25:03 EST We need to keep Thanksgiving about family http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150305976/We-need-to-keep-Thanksgiving-about-family The day after Thanksgiving is the unofficial start to the holiday season. It is not only the busiest shopping day of the year for most retailers, it's the day that many stores finally sell enough merchandise to move their books from being in... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:28:06 EST Confessions of a tom-boy http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150338388/Confessions-of-a-tom-boy I was a tom-boy as a kid. My wardrobe consisted of jeans and T-shirts, my knees and elbows were usually scabbed from climbing trees or crashing my bike. I regularly brought home snakes and frogs in my pockets and my hair was almost always in a... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:04 EST Oyster roast, silent auction to benefit children of Pickens County http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150309324/Oyster-roast-silent-auction-to-benefit-children-of-Pickens-County EASLEY — Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem's first Clusters for Kids oyster roast and silent auction will be held Nov. 1 with the proceeds going to help children in Pickens County. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:02 EST Pickens corrals Mustangs, 26-22 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150309312/Pickens-corrals-Mustangs-26-22 PICKENS — Despite 11 penalties worth 120 yards, the Pickens Blue Flame (3-6, 2-3) found a way to win over visiting Palmetto (4-5, 2-3) by a score of 26-22 on Oct. 24. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:02 EST Should the commander of the SC National Guard be elected? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150304510/Should-the-commander-of-the-SC-National-Guard-be-elected Question: Should the Chief of Staff of the US Army be selected by the public in a popular election? Obviously the answer is a resounding NO. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10:04 EST Upper State Fair offers new attractions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150280061/Upper-State-Fair-offers-new-attractions PICKENS COUNTY — The Upper S.C. State Fair is back and better than ever this year as fair organizers have introduced several new animal attractions to their usual staple of carnival rides, games and food. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:30:05 EST Daniel Lions keep playoff hopes alive with win over Walhalla http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150310128/Daniel-Lions-keep-playoff-hopes-alive-with-win-over-Walhalla CENTRAL — The big, bad Lions of Daniel High School again showed what they're made of as they laid a huge 70 point smackdown on the Razorbacks — Walhalla's second shut out in a row and fourth of the year. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:54:02 EST Patriots looking to make playoffs http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150310087/Patriots-looking-to-make-playoffs POWDERSVILLE — The Powedersville Patriots returned to their winning ways after solidly defeating Carolina Academy last Friday 49-12. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:52:02 EST Roll up those sleeves and donate http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150176903/Roll-up-those-sleeves-and-donate LIBERTY — The Liberty High School ROTC is hosting its annual blood drive in the auxiliary gym of Liberty High School on Oct. 29 and students and members of the community are encouraged to roll up their sleeves to donate. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:49:03 EST Liberty looking to go out with a bang http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150310052/Liberty-looking-to-go-out-with-a-bang LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils playoff hopes are looking dim as the team fell on the road to Pendleton 14-17 on Friday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:32:04 EST Easley Green Wave shut down on the road http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150309290/Easley-Green-Wave-shut-down-on-the-road GREENWOOD — The Easley Green Wave's short winning streak came to an abrupt end when they dropped a region matchup with the Greenwood Eagles on the road in a 34-0 shutout Oct. 24. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:01:03 EST Whose values are we talking about anyway? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150309257/Whose-values-are-we-talking-about-anyway As Nov. 4 and the midterm elections draw ever closer, I have seen the roadside signs beginning to multiply overnight like some haunted Halloween nightmare come to life. Of course, the signs are intended to create some sort of epiphany for voters, but... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:01 EST Daniel tops in SAT scores once again http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150098301/Daniel-tops-in-SAT-scores-once-again PICKENS — High school students' performances are measured in any number of ways each year in South Carolina with the Scholastic Aptitude Test being one of those measuring sticks, especially for college entrance. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:22:04 EST McKissick Elementary fetes Duncan during visit to school http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150262605/McKissick-Elementary-fetes-Duncan-during-visit-to-school EASLEY — McKissick Elementary School students were treated to a special assembly when the school hosted Congressman Jeff Duncan as guest speaker. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:32:05 EST Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150261383/Pumpkins-pumpkins-everywhere EASLEY — The Jack-o-Lantern has come a long way and the staff of Dean & McInnis Orthodontics has flung its doors wide for the public to see just how far. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:09:04 EST Calling all Zombies! http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150324633/ CLEMSON — Zombies will have people running for their lives when Clemson University's Staff Senate, CLEMSONLiVE and the city of Clemson team up to host the first-ever Clemson Zombie Run at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Nettles... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:37:09 EST Three named to USC-Sumter Fire Ants softball team http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/150222401/Three-named-to-USC-Sumter-Fire-Ants-softball-team SUMTER — Charley Prince, Emily Hendrix and Taylor Rothrock, all of Easley, will be a part of the 2014-15 University of South Carolina Fire Ants Softball Team. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:35:02 EST Relay for Life 2015 kick off is Oct. 28 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150263502/Relay-for-Life-2015-kick-off-is-Oct.-28 EASLEY — Relay for Life is set to kick off its campaign for 2015 and will do so with the help of Baptist Easley Hospital. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:28:00 EST Yes, it’s Autism — and that’s OK http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150248291/Yes-its-Autism--and-thats-OK When you're a parent, you cherish your child's milestone achievements. Sitting up at 6 months, walking at 10 months, saying their first words at a year. These are things that make a parent glow with pride and then photograph extensively... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:21:03 EST