The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:33:42 EST 1800 All aboard! Train show is this weekend http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151490693/All-aboard-Train-show-is-this-weekend EASLEY — The Central Railway Model and Historical Association is holding its annual train show this weekend in the Bagwell Gymnasium of the J.B. Owens Sports Complex in Easley. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:54 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151490672/ Friends, family, students and Miss South Carolina Lanie Hudson snipped the ceremonial ribbon for business owner Theresa Woods celebrating the grand opening of Powerhouse Dance Company. The studio is located at 111 W. Main St. in downtown Pickens. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:52 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151490662/ Full Count owner Bryan Ferguson along with his wife, Amy, son Chase, parents, family and friends joined Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce members for a ceremonial ribbon cutting announcing their grand opening. The batting cage center is located at... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:50 EST Groups discuss race relations http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151490585/Groups-discuss-race-relations LIBERTY — A community conversation took place between the Pickens County branch of the NAACP, Pickens County Sheriff's Office and other local police chiefs discussing the importance of maintaining good relations between minority... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:55:55 EST Holcombe named Professional of the Year http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151556125/Holcombe-named-Professional-of-the-Year Margaret Holcombe of Liberty was recently honored with the S.C. Home Care and Hospice Association's 2014 Professional of the Year Award. She was recognized at the Association's awards ceremony and conference held in Hilton Head on Nov. 3. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:30:51 EST Tri-County taps top educators http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151553061/Tri-County-taps-top-educators PENDLETON — Three faculty/staff members have been honored as Tri-County Technical College's Educators of the Year and will be recognized at the South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) meeting in February. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:50:53 EST NJROTC grabs top spot http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151419765/NJROTC-grabs-top-spot OCONEE COUNTY — Oconee State Park was the site of the Area Six Orienteering Championships and the Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps easily finished atop a strong field in the competition, claiming the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:10:53 EST CPR to be taught at Pickens High http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151295862/CPR-to-be-taught-at-Pickens-High PICKENS — The Pickens Fire Department continued their “Hands-Only” CPR training program at Pickens High School, a program that kicked off recently at Pickens Middle School. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:50:51 EST State’s roads are costly — financially and in lives http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151371766/States-roads-are-costly--financially-and-in-lives PICKENS COUNTY — TRIP, a national transportation research group, released findings concerning South Carolina's roadways and although the news wasn't good, considering the comments out of the state capitol, it wasn't unexpected... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:50:51 EST Blog makes finding BBQ easier http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/151438343/Blog-makes-finding-BBQ-easier SOUTH CAROLINA — The South Carolina BBQ Trail just became easier to navigate thanks to a local South Carolina barbecue blog called destination-bbq.com. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:40:51 EST Sports Announcements http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/151505470/Sports-Announcements Spring soccer Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:35:52 EST Pickens High names new head football coach http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/151500003/Pickens-High-names-new-head-football-coach PICKENS — The Pickens High School Blue Flame has announced the newest head coach in Blue Flame football history with the announcement of John Boggs as the team's new head coach. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:20:52 EST School district, board chair respond to petition http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151497002/School-district-board-chair-respond-to-petition PICKENS COUNTY — The chairman of the School District of Pickens County board of trustees and district officials have responded to a petition drive by the Conservatives of the Upstate and the Pickens Taxpayers Association to curb any new tax... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:10:55 EST EHS student charged in incident at school http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151496072/EHS-student-charged-in-incident-at-school EASLEY — A 15-year-old Easley High School student arrested by Easley Police Department officials Jan. 23 on the campus of Easley High School faces multiple charges. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:40:53 EST It’s time for the handouts to end http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/151294736/Its-time-for-the-handouts-to-end The state of Florida is most likely going to remove recess as part of the daily schedule for children in their public school system and the reasoning behind it seems to be a continually growing trend across the country where government and spending... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:40:53 EST Fire causes damage at Crestview Road Apartments http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151501420/Fire-causes-damage-at-Crestview-Road-Apartments EASLEY — A resident of Country Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley spotted smoke coming from a nearby apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday and acted quickly, alerting 911 and assisting the apartment's resident to... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:15:51 EST Shovels at the ready http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151419723/Shovels-at-the-ready PICKENS — Rain or shine, the cities of Easley and Pickens will hold the long awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Rails-to-Trails Greenway Project on Jan. 29 at the Pickens rail yard. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:10:51 EST Westminster adds to Quilt Trail http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151376549/Westminster-adds-to-Quilt-Trail WESTMINSTER — The 1921 Sears Roebuck craftsman style cottage owned by Mildred and Jim Spearman located at 101 Augusta Street was added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The original quilt was made by Mildred Spearman in the late 1970's... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:10:51 EST Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail adds another design http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151376297/Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail-adds-another-design ANDERSON — The log home of Patricia and Randy Travis located at 301 Lazy St. in Anderson has been added to the quilt trail by the addition of a Nine Patch quilt family heirloom. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:55:52 EST Jameison joins Tri-County leadership team http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/151376123/Jameison-joins-Tri-County-leadership-team PENDLETON — Linda Jameison joined Tri-County Technical College's leadership team Jan. 2 as assistant vice president for student support and engagement. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:52 EST