The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:43:53 EST 1800 Farmer’s efforts lauded SIX MILE — Walker Miller of The Happy Berry farm has been a staple in local homegrown produce and a pioneer in sustainable and ecologically friendly farming since the late 1970's, but now Miller can add one more thing to his list of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:02 EST Grandmother arrested in death of infant PICKENS— The investigation into the death of a 14-month old infant Oct. 17 by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) has resulted in an arrest. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:52:03 EST Clemson to lead $8.7M research effort on nursery water supply, use$8.7M-research-effort-on-nursery-water-supply-use CLEMSON — The Department of Agriculture has awarded Clemson researchers $8.7 million to lead a multistate, five-year project to help ensure sufficient water for the nation's billion-dollar nursery and floriculture... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:23:03 EST History of Chanukkah is rich PICKENS COUNTY — Chanukkah is considered a “minor” holiday in Jewish custom, but is one that has gained much traction, especially in America. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:05 EST Choose words carefully when dealing with children I was at the grocery store recently with my son, Ben. While we were waiting in the checkout line, a little girl saw the Sponge Bob balloon Ben was holding and broke out into a huge grin. Excitedly, she began tugging at her mother's coat sleeve... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:21:06 EST Fire at pizzeria remains under investigation EASLEY — A fire at a Downtown Easley restaurant is still under investigation as local and state officials continue to hunt for the cause. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:50:04 EST Church News Dec. 19• 7 p.m.: Pickens Presbyterian Church, 311 W. Main St. in Pickens, shows The Nativity Story for Movie Night.Dec. 20 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:24:00 EST Out & About Dec. 19• Christmas Bells and Cookies, featuring the Grace UMC Handbell Choir, is presented at 7 p.m. at Cafe Connections.Jan. 24 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:22:02 EST Patrick Square holds ribbon cutting CLEMSON — Patrick Square held a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Clemson Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 5 to commemorate the grand opening of several local businesses in the Patrick Square Town Center. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:44:05 EST SCHP: Don’t drink, drive PICKENS COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:03 EST Pickens grandmother charged in toddler’s death PICKENS – The grandmother of a 14-month-old boy is in jail on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse after a lethal dose of Oxycodone was found in the “sippy” cup the woman gave to the child. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Grand opening for Front Porch Fixins Members of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce along with the owners, employees, family and friends of Front Porch Fixins celebrated the grand opening of the “mom and pop” style grocery and retail store earlier this month. Front Porch... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:53:01 EST Boot Barn cuts ribbon on Easley location The retail Western wear company Boot Barn held its grand opening last week with a ceremonial ribbon cutting hosted by the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. Store employees and managers, along with chamber members, were on hand to celebrate the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:41:02 EST SDPC delays capital plan vote PICKENS — The third reading of a proposed Capital Needs Plan to relieve the fiscal woes the School District of Pickens County is facing in the coming years, scheduled for Dec. 15, was delayed until a key component of the plan is in... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:37:03 EST Food banks, shelters in need of assistance PICKENS COUNTY — The giving spirit seems to hit most people during the holidays and with the cold weather here there is a real need among food banks and relief organizations throughout Pickens County. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:05 EST Greene receives healthcare award EASLEY – At the recent annual meeting of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations/Marketing, Allison Greene was presented the John L. Thomason award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:38:02 EST Residents need to be active in school discussions A great deal of discussion has taken place throughout the Pickens County School District over the last couple of months related to capital needs funding. When looking at the funding for the school district, one must understand that there's two... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:27:05 EST Clemson gets $3.3 million for conservation center$3.3-million-for-conservation-center CLEMSON — James C. Kennedy, chairman of the communications, media and automotive services conglomerate Cox Enterprises, has given $3.3 million to Clemson University to establish and endow the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:53:05 EST OCSO gets $1,000 grant for drug prevention program$1000-grant-for-drug-prevention-program WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,000 grant from State Farm Insurance for its elementary school drug prevention program. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:40:02 EST Easley Lions turn 75 EASLEY — The Easley Lions Club reached a milestone anniversary and celebrated its now 75 years of charitable service by holding a banquet, and receiving a special proclamation from the mayor's office. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:10:07 EST