The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:40:52 EST 1800 Winter Bluegrass Jubilee boasts record attendance this year PICKENS — The Winter Bluegrass Jubilee featuring the Young Appalachian Musicians boasted a record attendance for this year's annual festival and is continuing to grow larger every year. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:00:51 EST Festival of Trees winner announced EASLEY — With hundreds of votes cast, the favorite tree in the 21st annual Festival of Trees at Baptist Easley Hospital is the Volunteer Auxiliary sponsored tree decorated by Brittnee Boggs. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:25:53 EST Carolina Kidney Alliance forms EASLEY — The Carolina Kidney Alliance, a care alliance between the two largest nephrology practices in South Carolina, will drive excellence in the care of chronic kidney disease (CKD) throughout the state, officials said in making the... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:10:51 EST Clemson ROTC cadets will sink or swim with water survival test CLEMSON – Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will be tested on their stamina and personal courage with the Combat Water Survival Test in the Fike Recreation Center pool at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:45:52 EST Clemson University to celebrate Black History Month CLEMSON – February marks Black History Month across the nation. Several ongoing events on Clemson University's campus provide local opportunities to celebrate Black History Month and encourage dialogue about campus... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:30:51 EST Apartment fire ruled accidental EASLEY — A Jan. 26 fire at Colony Place Apartments on Crestview Road in Easley has been ruled an accident by Easley Fire Department personnel with no injuries resulting from the blaze. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:45:51 EST U.S. Engine Valve donates to Tri-County U.S. Engine Valve/Nittan Valve made a $20,000 donation to the Tri-County Technical College Foundation to purchase pneumatic suitcase trainers for the Corporate and Community Education Division. Shown are, from the left, Courtney White, director of... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:05:51 EST 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) 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 SOUTH CAROLINA — The South Carolina BBQ Trail just became easier to navigate thanks to a local South Carolina barbecue blog called Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:40:51 EST 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 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 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