The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:02:01 EST 1800 Attempted murder suspect arrested in Georgia http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/4496075/Attempted-murder-suspect-arrested-in-Georgia EASLEY — A Pickens County man wanted in connection with two attempted murders is behind bars after being arrested around 1 p.m. Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Chamblee, Ga., a small town close to Atlanta. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern Wesleyan Spring Events Calendar http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4501588/Southern-Wesleyan-Spring-Events-Calendar CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University has released it fine arts calendar for spring and it's sure to have something for everyone. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free, no ticket required, and open to the public. Unless otherwise... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Church News http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/lifestyle-religion/4501620/Church-News April 18Noon: Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 S. First St. in Easley, holds a Good Friday service. A soup luncheon will be held after the brief worship service. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Baptist Easley Wound Care Center recognized for excellence http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4494437/Baptist-Easley-Wound-Care-Center-recognized-for-excellence EASLEY — The Baptist Easley Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been awarded the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for the second year in a row for meeting the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Railroad Festival rolling into Central April 26 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4494385/Railroad-Festival-rolling-into-Central-April-26 CENTRAL — The Central Railroad Festival will pull into historic downtown Central on April 26 with music, great food and festivities for all ages. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Reunion of Upcountry Families highlights family history http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/4494478/Reunion-of-Upcountry-Families-highlights-family-history EASLEY — The public is invited to the Reunion of Upcountry Families from April 24 through April 26. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mother’s Finest headlining Pickens Azalea Festival http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/4496112/Mothers-Finest-headlining-Pickens-Azalea-Festival PICKENS — Mother's Finest, a staple along the Grand Strand for many years, will bring the Pickens Azalea Festival to a rousing conclusion with a free concert at 8 p.m. in the new amphitheater in Pickens. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Seel to open ‘Central Focus’ exhibit on April 23 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/local_features/4497946/Seel-to-open-Central-Focus-exhibit-on-April-23 CENTRAL — Local architect, artist and musician Robert M. Seel will open his third exhibition of art photography in downtown Central with a special opening and free artist's reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 at the Main Street Deli... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson’s National Dropout Prevention Center to assist S.C. at-risk schools http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/4479452/Clemsons-National-Dropout-Prevention-Center-to-assist-S.C.-at-risk-schools CLEMSON — Clemson University's National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has entered into an agreement with the S.C. Department of Education to analyze needs and provide support to the state's 26 at-risk schools. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Manhunt continues for suspect in shooting http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/4470007/Manhunt-continues-for-suspect-in-shooting EASLEY — The manhunt for Jason Allen Larson, wanted in connection with two attempted murders April 9, continues and law enforcement is seeking the public's help. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Merck tapped as new school superintendent http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4470024/Merck-tapped-as-new-school-superintendent PICKENS — Dr. Danny Merck, principal at Daniel High School, will begin his duties at the helm of the School District of Pickens County on May 1. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hannah Road altercation leads to murder charge http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4470019/Hannah-Road-altercation-leads-to-murder-charge PICKENS — The early morning hours of April 12 were broken by the sound of gunfire when an altercation turned deadly, leading to the death of one Pickens County man and the arrest of a second. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Daniel High Athletic Hall of Fame nominations sought http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4474264/Daniel-High-Athletic-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-sought CENTRAL — The D. W. Daniel Athletic Booster Club officially inducted the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class last fall. The Booster Club and its Hall of Fame Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Green Wave introduces new volleyball coach http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-local_features/4470010/Green-Wave-introduces-new-volleyball-coach EASLEY — Easley High School introduced its new volleyball coach April 10 to an excited gathering of players and parents, naming Jessica Hamby as the new head of the school's program. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sassafras Mountain wildfire contained, under control http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4469978/Sassafras-Mountain-wildfire-contained-under-control PICKENS — Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County has been ablaze and according to the U.S. Forestry Service, the wildfire is contained and under control. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST U.S. commerce secretary touts education-industry partnership at CU-ICAR http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479585/U.S.-commerce-secretary-touts-education-industry-partnership-at-CU-ICAR GREENVILLE — The cutting-edge research and world-class education that are helping South Carolina play a leading role in the nation's manufacturing revival took center stage Friday when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Advanced warning systems increase safety at intersections, study shows http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479539/Advanced-warning-systems-increase-safety-at-intersections-study-shows CLEMSON — Most drivers have experienced a traffic signal that turns yellow just as they approach an intersection, which makes it difficult for them to decide whether to stop or proceed through it. The wrong choice in this situation, known as the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Daniel High student named Clemson National Scholar http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479513/Daniel-High-student-named-Clemson-National-Scholar CLEMSON — Sarah Waldvogel of D.W. Daniel High School in Central has been named a Clemson University National Scholar for 2015. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern Wesleyan Spring Events Calendar http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4475727/Southern-Wesleyan-Spring-Events-Calendar CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University has released it fine arts calendar for spring and it's sure to have something for everyone. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free, no ticket required, and open to the public. Unless otherwise... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson hosting educational retreat for women farmers http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479491/Clemson-hosting-educational-retreat-for-women-farmers COLUMBIA — The Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development is hosting Annie's Project, a risk-management education retreat for farm and ranch women. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST