The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08:10 EST 1800 SWU wins appeal, off to year two of NCAA process CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is moving to the second year in the membership process to become a full NCAA Division II institution after all. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:47:02 EST West Coast swing highlights 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, as announced Tuesday on Fox Sports 1's “Race Hub” and NBC Sports Network's “NASCAR America,” is a more geographically friendly version that also pays homage to important... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:38:05 EST Patriots hosting Palmetto for season opener POWDERSVILLE — The Powdersville Patriots will take on the Palmetto Mustangs for their season opener tonight at home, and Coach Robert Muster couldn't be happier about finally getting the season underway. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:16:04 EST No excuse for not vaccinating children In 1998, the medical journal The Lancet published one of the most damaging articles in modern history — a study supposedly linking the MMR vaccine with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. By 2010, the medical journal retracted the paper in its... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:26:04 EST Easley High pumping up school spirit levels EASLEY — The first week of the 2014-2015 school year at Easley High School was a great success. EHS Student Council has worked hard every day to improve school spirit as a whole, involve the Easley community, and promote their fundraising for... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:12:03 EST EHS band fundraisers help with expenses EASLEY — The Easley High School marching band is kicking off several fundraisers over the next few months with four car washes and a yard sale planned for this weekend. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:43:02 EST Area Reunions Trotter ClanThe Trotter clan and descendants of George MacDuffie and Sara O'Neal Trotter hold their reunion at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Gatehouse Restaurant in Pickens.EHS Class of 1984 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:29:03 EST Finding the write combo not as easy as it sounds Recently I met someone locally who found out I am a published novelist and they expounded on how that has been their life's ambition, and all I can say is …So you want to be a writer? Are you sure about that? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:06 EST Church News Revivals/Meetings/Misc. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:04 EST (No heading) Aug. 30 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:02 EST The passage of time — when perception meets reality My little brother is getting married this weekend, and I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that he's all grown up. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:58:03 EST 2014 Pumpkin Festival Quilt The 36th annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Oolenoy Community Center, 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pickens. This year's quilt is a Nine Patch Pumpkin Quilt designed by Susie Flowers and quilted by Anne Stowe. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:02 EST New restaurants coming to Easley, Pickens PICKENS COUNTY — One new restaurant has already opened in Pickens County — Moe's Southwestern Grill had its grand opening last week — and Zaxby's has chosen Pickens County to be the location for the company's new... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:57:01 EST MAC Ride raises money for charity EASLEY — The Mission Action Challenge kicked off its 2014 fundraising event out of Old Market Square in Easley on Aug. 23. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:03 EST Powdersville Business of the Month The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce presented the Powdersville Business of the Month to Dr. J.J. Lynn, D.M.D. on Aug. 13. Members of Dr. Lynn's staff, along with chamber members and representatives, were on hand to honor the dental office... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:08:04 EST ‘Passing the Mantle’ marks transition into college life Students and their families, along with faculty and staff took part in a “Passing the Mantle” ceremony – a time of prayer and reflection as well as a celebration of transition into college life. During the Aug. 16 ceremony, part of... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:43:02 EST SWU applauds top Pickens County educators PICKENS – Southern Wesleyan University joined the School District of Pickens County in congratulating top educators during the district's Back-to-School Celebration Aug. 15 at Pickens High School. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:34:03 EST Grainger Foundation donates $5K to Tri-County welding program$5K-to-Tri-County-welding-program GREENVILLE — The Grainger Foundation donated $5,000 to Tri-County Technical College in support of the expansion of the cutting lab in its Welding department. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:11:04 EST Tri-County faculty, staff recognized for service PENDLETON — A Tri-County Technical College employee was recognized for four decades of service to the college and the state at an annual convocation. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:04:02 EST Implant could be solution for epileptics EASLEY — Sufferers of epilepsy haven't seen many options for treatment over the years, especially in Pickens County, but Baptist Easley Hospital in conjunction with Clemson Neurology has opened avenues locally. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:02 EST