The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:26:20 EST 1800 Alliance to strengthen Technology Villages program, small businesses http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150071672/Alliance-to-strengthen-Technology-Villages-program-small-businesses CLEMSON — The Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership has joined with the Institute for Economic Development, Clemson's College of Business and Behavioral Science (CBBS) and the Office of Economic Development at Clemson University... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:10:08 EST Easley Fire Dept. getting new engine truck http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150176749/Easley-Fire-Dept.-getting-new-engine-truck EASLEY — Easley City Council has unanimously voted to approve the purchase of a new custom built $464,000 fire engine for the Easley Fire Department. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:19:27 EST Taxpayers Association hosts debate for SDPC seat http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150176896/Taxpayers-Association-hosts-debate-for-SDPC-seat SIX MILE — The Pickens County Taxpayers Association hosted a debate Oct. 14 between hopefuls for District 2 of the School District of Pickens County school board and despite torrential rain and the threat of flash floods a large crowd was in... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:19:25 EST Dog ordinance fueled by neighborhood feud http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150167223/Dog-ordinance-fueled-by-neighborhood-feud EASLEY — The Carpenters and the Hughes of Skyland Drive have lived next door to each other for nearly 20 years, but continuing disagreements and complaints over the Hughes' dogs have evolved into a new city ordinance that, if passed, will... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:19:21 EST Dream Center gets $25,000 donation http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150176991/Dream-Center-gets-$25000-donation EASLEY — The Dream Center, located in Easley, was the benefactor of a substantial donation from a local manufacturer and the family that has owned and operated the business for four generations. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:19:17 EST NJROTC orienteering team prepares for season http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150181507/NJROTC-orienteering-team-prepares-for-season EASLEY — Easley High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) orienteering team has been preparing for the upcoming season by utilizing the orienteering courses the Georgia Orienteering Club lays out. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:18:06 EST Traffic stop leads to drug arrest http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/150181188/Traffic-stop-leads-to-drug-arrest WALHALLA – A California man was arrested Tuesday by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office after a traffic stop yielded nearly two pounds of high grade marijuana. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:18:03 EST DHEC board issues order to create Health Preparedness Network http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150188161/DHEC-board-issues-order-to-create-Health-Preparedness-Network COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control today issued a Public Health Order (PHO) to create a statewide Health Preparedness Network (HPN) that will provide for essential email communications to a central database... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:55:07 EST Dabo’s All In Team Foundation awards $50K to Clemson breast cancer research http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/150071615/Dabos-All-In-Team-Foundation-awards-$50K-to-Clemson-breast-cancer-research CLEMSON — Dabo's All In Team Foundation announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to breast cancer research taking place at the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering (IBIOE). Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:06:04 EST Parenting Place hosting third annual Cheer for Children http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150080601/Parenting-Place-hosting-third-annual-Cheer-for-Children EASLEY — The Parenting Place is hosting its third annual “Cheer for Children” fundraising banquet dinner on Nov. 8 at the Crowne Plaza in Greenville. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:32:02 EST Liberty shooting leaves two dead, one wounded http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150143058/Liberty-shooting-leaves-two-dead-one-wounded LIBERTY — An altercation in an apartment complex in Liberty on Oct. 10 at 2:29 p.m. resulted in two dead from gunshot wounds and a third transported by helicopter with non-life threatening injuries. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:18 EST Baptist Easley, state prepared for Ebola if necessary http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150143010/Baptist-Easley-state-prepared-for-Ebola-if-necessary EASLEY — Recent appearances of the Ebola virus in the United States have begun to prompt questions and in some cases panic where the virus is concerned and the preparedness of local and state hospitals to deal with an appearance of the virus... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:04 EST Vallecillo selected as SC SkillsUSA officer http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150148297/Vallecillo-selected-as-SC-SkillsUSA-officer LIBERTY — Daniela Vallecillo, a junior at Liberty High School, has been chosen to be on the state leadership team for SC SkillsUSA, the professional organization for high school career and technology students. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:01:04 EST Pickens County CTC FFA chapter awarded national grant http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150147940/Pickens-County-CTC-FFA-chapter-awarded-national-grant PICKENS — The Pickens County Career & Technology Center FFA Chapter has been selected to receive the 2014 Program Improvement Grant awarded by The Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET). Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:01:04 EST Dacusville Crime Watch meeting is Oct. 21 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150147787/Dacusville-Crime-Watch-meeting-is-Oct.-21 DACUSVILLE — The Pickens County Sheriff's Department and the Dacusville Business Association are hosting a meeting on Oct. 21 of the Dacusville-Area Crime watch for volunteer training and to set up the Crime Watch's on-going meeting... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:01:02 EST Pickens Women Association provides donations to local charities http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150148474/Pickens-Women-Association-provides-donations-to-local-charities PICKENS COUNTY — The Pickens Women Association presented checks to eight local charities at their September meeting including Family Promise, Gleaning House, Meals on Wheels, Prevent Child Abuse, Feed a Hungry Child in Pickens County,... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:18 EST Reception planned for former CFO of Baptist Easley http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150149759/Reception-planned-for-former-CFO-of-Baptist-Easley EASLEY – A reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 to honor Larry Pope, who retired at the end of September as chief financial officer at Baptist Easley. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:13 EST Researchers get $5.25M to advance nuclear technologies in SC http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150071784/Researchers-get-$5.25M-to-advance-nuclear-technologies-in-SC CLEMSON — A team of environmental scientists and engineers from Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian Powell, was awarded a three-year, $5.25... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:16:09 EST Southern Wesleyan University named Military Friendly School http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150099022/Southern-Wesleyan-University-named-Military-Friendly-School CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University has been designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:59:03 EST SDPC District 2 candidates to debate http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150098331/SDPC-District-2-candidates-to-debate PICKENS — The Pickens County Taxpayers Association is sponsoring a debate Oct. 14 between the candidates for the District 2 seat on the School District of Pickens County (SDPC) board beginning at 7 p.m. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:24:03 EST