The Easley Progress- RSS Feed Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:11:08 EST 1800 McClain wins Pickens Middle geography bee Ethan McClain, left, an eighth grade student at Pickens Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Feb. 2. The school Bee, at which students answered numerous questions on world geography, was the first round in the... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:30:51 EST Students, staff help Pickens County Humane Society The students and staff at Liberty Middle School and Pickens Middle School recently held a competition to raise money and supplies for the Pickens County Humane Society. The winner of the competition was announced between the girls and boys basketball... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:40:52 EST National Technical Honor Society induction The Pickens County Career & Technology Center recognized their new National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) students on Jan. 8 in an induction ceremony. NTHS is an honor society for outstanding students that have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:30:51 EST Finger-pinching, knuckle-lacerating fun at Fort Apache I had occasion over the weekend to get into a conversation on old toys being passed down in families and I couldn't help but go back to a time when I received a hand-me-down toy and the longer I thought about it, well, the more I thought about... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:35:51 EST Pickens deputy fired for inappropriate use of a Taser PICKENS COUNTY – A deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office has been fired after an internal investigation determined his use of a Taser on a man in a wheelchair was inappropriate. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:54 EST Brookshire selected as National Youth Delegate FAIRFAX, Va. — Caroline Brookshire, a student at Easley High School, has been selected to represent South Carolina as a National Youth Delegate to the 2015 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:35:51 EST Clemson Bull Test draws record crowd, prices CLEMSON — In the most closely watched test so far this semester, all the students passed with flying colors. Then they were sold. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:25:51 EST Doodle Trail logo contest announced PICKENS — The City of Pickens and the City of Easley have announced they are holding a Doodle Trail Logo Contest with the winner's design being used in print, online, on merchandise and in wayfinding signage. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:20:51 EST Business owner arrested for operating without a license ANDERSON — Davis Lee Edwards, owner and operator of Holiday Automotive Services Inc., was arrested Monday for operating the business without a retail license. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:55:51 EST McKissick kicking off Read Aloud Month EASLEY — McKissick Elementary School will hold a kick-off at 1:30 p.m. March 2 for its participation in the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:35:51 EST No, I don’t pair my socks When you work throughout the week, as most people do, the weekend is supposed to be your time off. Two glorious days in which to sleep in, immerse yourself in a Netflix binge of your favorite television show and wear yoga pants with no actual... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:20:55 EST Technology in the classroom PICKENS COUNTY — The rate of advancement of technology, the speed of its proliferation and the pace at which it is evolving in the 21st century is the highest it has been since the Industrial Revolution causing a shift in modern-day... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:40:51 EST SDPC to make up missed days PICKENS COUNTY — The 2014/2015 school year began with three snow make-up days built into the district's calender, but with harsh winter weather and icy roads having plagued the county recently, those buffer days have already been... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:10:51 EST New Dollar General opens Saturday LIBERTY — Liberty shoppers will now have a new option when out and about as a new Dollar General is set to open its door this Saturday with prizes and giveaways to the first 200 customers. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:54 EST Out & About Feb. 26 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:25:52 EST No child should go without food A check was donated Feb. 24 to Feed a Hungry Child Pickens County in honor of Dakota Jacks, a local youth with a big heart who was lost to the community far too soon. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:25:59 EST Collins goes live on FB PICKENS COUNTY — In an effort to streamline communication between government officials and local constituents, Rep. Neal Collins has taken to social media in what he refers to as “live townhalls.” Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:20:52 EST Mayor: Easley is OK EASLEY — In the annual State of the City Address, Easley Mayor Larry Bagwell pulled no punches when it came to his opinions on the Doodle Trail, Easley itself, his dissatisfaction with the county and the continuing role of former City... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:20:51 EST Reed gets first XFINITY win at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday's Alert Today... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:50:54 EST Reddick survives wild scramble to win Daytona truck race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —As trucks fanned out four-wide behind him, Tyler Reddick took the first checkered flag of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:45:52 EST