The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:18:08 EST 1800 Palmetto preschool visits Greenville Zoo http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150222358/Palmetto-preschool-visits-Greenville-Zoo Palmetto Preschool students recently visited the Greenville Zoo. The field trip was a kick-off to Zoo-Phonics, a program that teaches the alphabet and letter sounds. During the year, students will learn an animal name and movement for each letter of... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:31:03 EST Movie piracy trickles down http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150594734/Movie-piracy-trickles-down EASLEY — Video piracy often seems like a victimlesss crime to those committing it, but the reality is that by illegally downloading or streaming movies off the Internet, there is a cost — and it trickles down. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:51:02 EST Pickens teacher dead in NC murder-suicide http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150659273/Pickens-teacher-dead-in-NC-murder-suicide PICKENS – A Pickens County teacher and her husband have been found dead in North Carolina in what appears to be a murder-suicide, North Carolina officials said. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:26:04 EST Shooting sports offered to interested SC schools http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/150222676/Shooting-sports-offered-to-interested-SC-schools The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:09:01 EST CTC SkillsUSA students attend leadership conference http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150517172/CTC-SkillsUSA-students-attend-leadership-conference Nathan Brown and William Masters negotiate the ropes on the high ropes course at Camp Bob Cooper during the SC SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference held recently. They joined 13 other students from the Pickens County Career & Technology Center for two... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:36:03 EST Tri-County fills leadership positions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150432649/Tri-County-fills-leadership-positions PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College has filled three key leadership positions by hiring Grayson Kelly as executive director of the Foundation, Dan Cooper as director of economic development and government relations and promoting Galen DeHay... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:03:01 EST Farewell to Engine #7 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150579807/Farewell-to-Engine-#7 EASLEY — The firemen of Station No. 2 on Glenwood Road in Easley gave a warm send off despite the cold weather to Engine #7. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:58:02 EST Early morning fire in downtown Easley http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/breaking_news-news/150643835/Early-morning-fire-in-downtown-Easley EASLEY – The Easley Fire Department is on the scene of Michael's Pizzeria on Main Street following a report of smoke coming from the roof at 6:30 a.m. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:56:04 EST Mentos + soft drinks = science fun http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/150222888/Mentos-+-soft-drinks-=-science-fun Carrie Fesperman's second grade class at McKissick Elementary School recently did a science experiment with Mentos and soft drinks. Geysers were produced by dropping Mentos into two-liter soda bottles. They tried the following sodas: Fanta... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:35:02 EST Preserve fall, winter habitat for quail, rabbits http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/150222695/Preserve-fall-winter-habitat-for-quail-rabbits Late fall and winter bring “hard times” for small game species like bobwhite quail and rabbits, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:12:04 EST CTC’s Stewart honored by WYFF http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150222528/CTCs-Stewart-honored-by-WYFF Pickens County Career & Technology Center electricity instructor Brian Stewart, right, was shocked that he was nominated for the WYFF Golden Apple Award. Beth Brotherton from WYFF, surprised Stewart's class with the news on Oct 8. Stewart was... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:51:00 EST Newman comes up just short in quest for first Sprint Cup title http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150566132/Newman-comes-up-just-short-in-quest-for-first-Sprint-Cup-title HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Without a victory this season, Ryan Newman couldn't really point fingers at anyone when his heroic quest for a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship came up one position short Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:24:02 EST New Tiger Band plaza highlights premier college band marching space http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150432904/New-Tiger-Band-plaza-highlights-premier-college-band-marching-space CLEMSON — Clemson University officials and Tiger Band directors, alumni and friends recently dedicated the John H. Butler and Bruce F. Cook Tiger Band Plaza. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:11:03 EST DHS Class of 1964 makes donation to foundation http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150515049/DHS-Class-of-1964-makes-donation-to-foundation CENTRAL — Representatives from the Daniel High School Class of 1964 presented the D. W. Daniel Foundation with a check for $1,000 on Oct. 30. The donation will go directly to fund a “flipped classroom” station and two digital SLR... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:55:02 EST Most wonderful time of the year? Not for me … http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150597465/Most-wonderful-time-of-the-year-Not-for-me Normally the holidays are my time of year. Considering I have never really grown up and refuse to, it has always been natural that come Thanksgiving, I give myself over to believe in the spirit of the season and return to being the kid that still... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:43:02 EST County’s first charter school gets ‘A’ for second year http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/150513588/Countys-first-charter-school-gets-A-for-second-year PICKENS — The South Carolina Department of Education has released letter grades for the state's public schools based upon student achievement and improvement during the 2013-2014 school year. Pickens County's only charter school, the... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:24:01 EST Exhibit takes you ‘Over There’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150595657/Exhibit-takes-you-Over-There PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History has a unique display, via the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of what has been called the “War to end all wars.” Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:10:02 EST Church News http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/150604098/Church-News Dec. 13 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:24:02 EST Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150566240/Harvicks-first-Sprint-Cup-title-a-total-team-effort HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor's beer in his... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:09 EST SDPC trustees to hear funding issue solutions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150605549/SDPC-trustees-to-hear-funding-issue-solutions PICKENS — The school board of the School District of Pickens County will hold two meetings Monday to begin solving its financial woes with possible solutions being presented along with a first reading of the Capital Needs Plan. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:03 EST