The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:04:17 EST 1800 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 SDPC trustees to hear funding issue solutions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150597381/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 11:53:02 EST Orchard Park Elementary School joins Quilt Trail http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150222853/Orchard-Park-Elementary-School-joins-Quilt-Trail WESTMINSTER — Orchard Park Elementary School in Westminster has joined the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:30:03 EST Could bike sharing work in Pickens and Easley? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150549001/Could-bike-sharing-work-in-Pickens-and-Easley In March 2013, the city of Greenville launched a bike share program created through a partnership between the conservation society Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:59:03 EST Williams pleads to life without parole in husband’s murder http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150628078/Williams-pleads-to-life-without-parole-in-husbands-murder PICKENS— Crystal Gail Williams, charged with the January 2014 murder of her husband, entered the Pickens County courthouse and quietly entered a guilty plea in exchange for a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:29:05 EST Time for common sense, not political rhetoric http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150601237/Time-for-common-sense-not-political-rhetoric When the School District of Pickens County board of trustees meets Monday, Nov. 24 — first at 8:30 a.m. and then again at 6 p.m. — there is a need for your attendance, even if you don't have school-aged... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:56:03 EST Catastrophe on pit road ruins Logano’s title run http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150565967/Catastrophe-on-pit-road-ruins-Loganos-title-run HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:07 EST Crafton first back-to-back champ in CWTS history http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150565498/Crafton-first-back-to-back-champ-in-CWTS-history HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles, Matt Crafton could talk about making history. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:01 EST