The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:36:30 EST 1800 Four named recipients of Clemson’s MLK Jr. Award for Excellence in Service http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151972571/Four-named-recipients-of-Clemsons-MLK-Jr.-Award-for-Excellence-in-Service CLEMSON – Four people have been named recipients of Clemson University's Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Excellence in Service. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:10:51 EST Professor will use grant to document African American lives in Clemson history http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151972176/Professor-will-use-grant-to-document-African-American-lives-in-Clemson-history CLEMSON – Rhondda Robinson Thomas, associate professor of English at Clemson University, has received $100,000 for her research about African Americans who lived and labored on Clemson land during the pre-1963 integration period. James E. Bostic... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:55:52 EST Popular ‘Flash Fiction’ workshop coming back http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152177776/Popular-Flash-Fiction-workshop-coming-back EASLEY — The Powdersville Branch Library of the Anderson County Library System will repeat its popular Flash Fiction workshop at 6 p.m. March 23, showing you how to write works of fiction in 100 words or less. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:00:53 EST A lesson in Judaism 101 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/152115878/A-lesson-in-Judaism-101 As I have briefly mentioned in my columns in the past, unlike the vast majority of residents here in Pickens County, I am not a Christian. I am Jewish, as is my family. And as a Jew (although I have neglected to previously) I thought it might be... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:20:54 EST Extension, DNR working on coyote control http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152123873/Extension-DNR-working-on-coyote-control CLEMSON — If you listen closely when you turn out the lights for the night, you're likely to hear a coyote howl. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:05:55 EST Martin optimistic as CDV bill moves forward http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152122201/Martin-optimistic-as-CDV-bill-moves-forward PICKENS COUNTY — South Carolina has been among the nation's worst when it comes to criminal domestic violence and the death rate associated with it, but Sen. Larry Martin's bill to make a change in that statistic has cleared its... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:55:51 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/152135735/Out--About March 5 Fri, 6 Mar 2015 05:25:51 EST Pickens County receives grant for emergency food, shelter programs http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/152182291/Pickens-County-receives-grant-for-emergency-food-shelter-programs PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County has been chosen to receive $44,766 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:10:51 EST Johnson dominates late in Atlanta win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/152179109/Johnson-dominates-late-in-Atlanta-win HAMPTON, Ga. — Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:45:51 EST Crafton annihilates field in Atlanta truck win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/152178983/Crafton-annihilates-field-in-Atlanta-truck-win HAMPTON, Ga. — There's no letup in Matt Crafton. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:40:51 EST Harvick wins third straight XFINITY race in Atlanta http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/152178811/Harvick-wins-third-straight-XFINITY-race-in-Atlanta HAMPTON, Ga. — If you had to pick one driver to knock Joey Logano off his pedestal at Atlanta Motor Speedway, you couldn't make a better choice than Kevin Harvick. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:35:52 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/letters/152129386/ I read David Moody's column in The Easley Progress entitled “Technology in the Classroom SDPC Facing Public Pressure To Not Raise Taxes.” He wrote people like me, “oppose any tax hike, no matter the size, to support updated... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:30:51 EST Woman charged with cruelty to a child http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/152176927/Woman-charged-with-cruelty-to-a-child PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Sheriff's Office charged Anita Ann McNeely with one count of cruelty to a child following an investigation into a domestic disturbance reported to the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 23. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:25:52 EST Free position camps offered through July http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/152123336/Free-position-camps-offered-through-July EASLEY — The Easley Recreation Center is holding free position camps through July for the 2015 season for student athletes ages 8-13 who want to participate in flag or contact football. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:45:51 EST Deputy fired over Taser use http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152119995/Deputy-fired-over-Taser-use PICKENS COUNTY – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has taken possession of all documents related to a Taser incident that resulted in the firing last week of a Pickens County deputy after an internal investigation revealed the deputy... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:10:51 EST Residents sue recycler http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152123292/Residents-sue-recycler EASLEY — Residents of the Alice Mill Community filed a lawsuit last week against T&S Recycling alleging the company's location at 100 Maple St. is in direct violation of multiple state statutes and county ordinances. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:40:52 EST SCPA: Pickens County Council vote was illegal http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152125789/SCPA:-Pickens-County-Council-vote-was-illegal PICKENS COUNTY — According to the S.C. Press Association and its legal counsel, Pickens County Council violated state law in a vote taken during a scheduled meeting in January, which would in turn invalidate the unanimous vote cast on the... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:45:53 EST FOIA requests made in light of Delk resignation http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/152125840/FOIA-requests-made-in-light-of-Delk-resignation PICKENS COUNTY — The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel have submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to Pickens County requesting materials concerning the resignation of Matthew Delk, former Pickens County administrator. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:45:51 EST President for a day: The bizarre story of David Atchison http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/152121133/President-for-a-day:-The-bizarre-story-of-David-Atchison Today we know Inauguration Day as Jan. 20, but it didn't used to be. In fact, up until 1933, United States presidents were sworn into office on March 4 — the date the Constitution was declared into effect by the 1st U.S. Congress in 1789. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:45:52 EST Small-scale farmers finding that help is on the way http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151971780/Small-scale-farmers-finding-that-help-is-on-the-way FLORENCE — For small-scale farmers, hard work and long hours come with the territory — and that doesn't even include their “day jobs,” without which many could not support themselves and their... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:30:51 EST