The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 13:47:59 EST 1800 Extension specialist honored CLEMSON — Clemson University fruit specialist Guido Schnabel earned national recognition for helping fruit growers across the East Coast manage disease. Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:58 EST Relay for Life fundraisers Staff Report Mon, 18 May 2015 18:15:53 EST ‘Madam President’ not that far-fetched an idea for US The “historic” presidential campaign being run by Hillary Clinton has created quite the stir. It is true that if Clinton were to secure the Democratic nomination, she would be the first woman to run for the highest office under the banner... Mon, 18 May 2015 07:45:52 EST Easley FD now in elite class By Kasie Sun, 17 May 2015 15:45:52 EST Students awarded Goldwater Scholarships CLEMSON — All four of the Clemson nominees for the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering received the award this year. Sun, 17 May 2015 14:25:53 EST One man, 3,200 miles and one message SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In July 2014 Pastor “Chick” McGill passed through Easley and Pickens County on a walk, not to pass the time but to pass a message. The walk is finally over, ending on the Santa Monica Pier. Sun, 17 May 2015 08:20:52 EST Church News Revivals/Other EventsOngoing events• Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley, 101 E. 1st Ave. in Easley, holds Bible Study from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Monday. Sun, 17 May 2015 05:35:52 EST Out & About May 16 Sun, 17 May 2015 05:25:52 EST Annie’s Project helps women farm HARTSVILLE — A Chicago native with no prior agricultural experience, Sandra Kay Eubanks is now owner of a growing agribusiness and a proactive member of the South Carolina farming community. Sat, 16 May 2015 14:35:55 EST Impromptu SDPC tour By D. C. Sat, 16 May 2015 08:20:54 EST SDPC general fund passes first reading, no tax increase included PICKENS COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County held its first reading of the 2015-2016 general fund budget May 11 and with the initial offering no tax increase is part of the package presented. Sat, 16 May 2015 08:20:51 EST Sports Announcements Position campsEASLEY — The Easley Recreation Department are holding position camps for youth ages 8 to 13 who are interested in playing flag football and contact football. The camps continue through July. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:30:53 EST Ag Museum offers lots of activities for 2015 PENDLETON — The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina offers Story Time and More, a monthly reading and activity program, and Kids Day, a monthly hands on activity program. Fri, 15 May 2015 19:40:51 EST McKissick students learn how to swim, thanks to the Y EASLEY — The Pickens County YMCA recently provided 10 weeks of swimming lessons to all second grade students at McKissick Elementary School in an effort to teach them safety and rescue skills that will last a lifetime. Fri, 15 May 2015 16:40:53 EST Time for riding, riffing, relaxing As you read this column — and I am assuming it is Friday, so keep that in mind — I am actually on vacation. Well, a vacation for me, and I don't think I could believe many of you would consider it down time. I'll give you an... Fri, 15 May 2015 11:45:52 EST Every day is Mother’s Day for those we love As you know, Mother's Day was this past weekend and I, like millions of Americans, spent the holiday with my family. But by the end of the day, one thought kept circling around in my head: I never really appreciated Mother's Day until I... Fri, 15 May 2015 11:20:55 EST Out & About May 16 Fri, 15 May 2015 05:30:52 EST Pecan industry seeking ways to grow in value PELION – Pecans have an image problem. It's not about flavor, nutrition or plate appeal. Instead, it's about lack of visibility. Thu, 14 May 2015 18:05:55 EST BP murder suspect located in Georgia ANDERSON – An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers and a probation violation charge has led to the arrest of an Atlanta man in the shooting death of a convenience store owner on April 30. Thu, 14 May 2015 17:45:53 EST Cedar Grove Elementary wins International Jet Toy Competition WILLIAMSTON — The Cedar Grove Razor Rockets won the International JetToy Competition in Detroit, Mich. Olivia Cabaniss, Taylor Berry and Chloe Branyon represented Cedar Grove and competed against more than 500 students from all over the... Thu, 14 May 2015 17:25:53 EST