The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:40:52 EST 1800 Westminster couple charged with burglary http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50314054/Westminster-couple-charged-with-burglary WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Westminster couple last week after an investigation revealed that weapons and other items were taken from a Westminster home of a Walhalla City police officer. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:36:08 EST Westminster man charged with sexual battery http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50314093/Westminster-man-charged-with-sexual-battery WALHALLA — A 59-year-old Westminster man was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery involving a 22-year-old woman. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:34:04 EST Dacusville Crime Watch meeting set for Aug. 21 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50241004/Dacusville-Crime-Watch-meeting-set-for-Aug.-21 DACUSVILLE – The Dacusville-Area Crime Watch and the Pickens County Sheriff's Department are sponsoring a communitywide meeting for the greater Dacusville Area at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:15:04 EST Clemson police need help finding suspect http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50327659/Clemson-police-need-help-finding-suspect CLEMSON – The Clemson City Police Department needs the public's help to locate a Pickens man who attacked a woman outside her apartment on Aug. 9, dragged her inside and choked her until she was unconscious. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:53:10 EST Student graduates debt-free with T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, financial aid http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/50235043/Student-graduates-debt-free-with-T.E.A.C.H.-scholarship-financial-aid PENDLETON — It wasn't until Michelle Vaughn was in her late 20's, married and with two small children that she began to re-evaluate her career choice and decided to enroll in Tri-County Technical College's Early Childhood... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:03 EST Link Family Farm joins Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50235139/Link-Family-Farm-joins-Upstate-Heritage-Quilt-Trail PENDLETON — Mrs. Wayne Link has sponsored the quilt in memory of her husband, “Bud,” the grandson of Joseph and Ada Link. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:18 EST Open Arms Thrift Store Pays it Forward http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50269751/Open-Arms-Thrift-Store-Pays-it-Forward EASLEY Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:13 EST Urban Ministry Plunge http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50233723/Urban-Ministry-Plunge CHICAGO – A group of seven Southern Wesleyan University religion students headed for two Midwestern urban centers for a taste of life and ministry different in many ways from ministry taking place in the “Bible Belt” environment of... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:11 EST Crosstie removal cost increases by $64K http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50269800/Crosstie-removal-cost-increases-by-$64K EASLEY — Easley City Council approved adding $64,000 to the contract cost for removal of crossties along the Doodle Line Corridor during its meeting Monday night. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:10 EST Central man charged with stealing furniture http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50268917/Central-man-charged-with-stealing-furniture ANDERSON – A Central man has been charged with grand larceny in the theft of more than $5,300 in pool and outdoor furniture from a home in Easley. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:08 EST Easley man charged with attempted murder http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/50296517/Easley-man-charged-with-attempted-murder EASLEY – A 21-year-old Easley man has been charged with attempted murder after a verbal confrontation with another man turned physical. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:53:03 EST Pickens deputy injured in wreck http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50284367/Pickens-deputy-injured-in-wreck PICKENS — A Pickens County sheriff's deputy was injured early Friday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Edinburgh Lane in the Easley community. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:39:04 EST Bands announced for Founders Day Music Festival http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50233809/Bands-announced-for-Founders-Day-Music-Festival PICKENS — The third annual Founders Day Music Festival will be held Sept. 13 on West Main Street in Historic Pickens. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:16 EST Pelzer man in jail on multiple charges http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50235626/Pelzer-man-in-jail-on-multiple-charges ANDERSON – A 39-year-old Pelzer man is in jail in Anderson County on multiple charges after police say he tried to break into several homes and vehicles – all while clad in only underwear and socks. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:37:04 EST PASS scores remain flat in Pickens County http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/50235514/PASS-scores-remain-flat-in-Pickens-County PICKENS — The School District of Pickens County's performance on SC PASS testing remained strong compared to the rest of the South Carolina in 2014, but did not improve on district scores from the previous year. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:11:05 EST Finalists named for teacher, support employee of year awards http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-news_education/50235449/Finalists-named-for-teacher-support-employee-of-year-awards PICKENS — The finalists for the School District of Pickens County's Teacher and Support Employee of the Year Awards have been chosen. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:58:03 EST Anderson massage therapist arrested http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50235375/Anderson-massage-therapist-arrested ANDERSON – A massage therapist in Anderson County was arrested and charged last week with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:42:03 EST Local dance students take part in Disney program http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50235309/Local-dance-students-take-part-in-Disney-program EASLEY — Members of the Centre for Performing Arts “Power PAC Dance Company” became stars of their own Disney show on July 14 when they entertained resort guests at the Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:25:16 EST SWU establishes scholarship in memory of professor http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50233306/SWU-establishes-scholarship-in-memory-of-professor CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is establishing a new education scholarship in memory of Harold Waters, who died June 20. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:08:09 EST SWU alumni ordained by Wesleyan Church http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50233384/SWU-alumni-ordained-by-Wesleyan-Church CENTRAL – Three Southern Wesleyan University alumni were ordained into the ministry by The Wesleyan Church. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:08:06 EST