The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:03:45 EST 1800 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 Buck stops here: replacing Jackson on the $20 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152379396/Buck-stops-here:-replacing-Jackson-on-the-$20 Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. President, is known and honored for his military prowess and for founding what would become the Democratic party. His face appears on one of the most commonly used forms of U.S. currency: the $20 bill. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:52 EST Genetics can’t lie, no matter the protesting http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152508571/Genetics-cant-lie-no-matter-the-protesting Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:53 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 Never judge a book — or a blanket — by its cover http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152375578/Never-judge-a-book--or-a-blanket--by-its-cover In October 2011, when I was expecting our son, Benjamin, my grandmother knitted me a little blanket for my baby shower. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:20:51 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/152434412/Out--About March 19-March 21• Daniel High School presents “Murder for Dummies” at 7 p.m. each night in the school's auditorium. Admission is $6. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:25:53 EST And when we get behind closed doors … http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152429006/And-when-we-get-behind-closed-doors I have been writing in one form or another since I was a child, beginning with home-drawn comics and then fiction as a teen which eventually led to other writing ventures. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:35:51 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 Pickens YMCA launches annual fundraising effort http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152299614/Pickens-YMCA-launches-annual-fundraising-effort PICKENS COUNTY — Community programs have always been a staple of the YMCA, and 2015 is proving no different as the Pickens County YMCA is launching its annual fundraising campaign — this year with a $100,000 goal. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:00:53 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/152389909/Out--About March 19-March 21• Daniel High School presents “Murder for Dummies” at 7 p.m. each night in the school's auditorium. Admission is $6. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:30:51 EST Council voted on resignation, not $148K payout http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152428925/Council-voted-on-resignation-not-$148K-payout PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County Council voted unanimously on Feb. 17 to accept the resignation of the then-county administrator but did not vote to execute a confidential agreement that outlined a lump sum payment, a move the S.C. Press... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:30:59 EST