The Easley Progress- RSS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/ http://theeasleyprogress.com/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:14 EST 1800 200 take part in College Application Day http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150222494/200-take-part-in-College-Application-Day College Application Day, sponsored by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education, is held around the state during October. On Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, 200 senior career and technology students at Pickens County Career & Technology Center completed college... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:02 EST Tell us your story for Faith and Family Directory http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150332782/Tell-us-your-story-for-Faith-and-Family-Directory Do you have a positive story of inspiration and good will you would love to share, one that will bring hope and encouragement to others? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:49:06 EST Canine controversy http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150280020/Canine-controversy EASLEY — An ongoing dispute between two families on Skyland Drive has fueled a debate over whether the city of Easley will pass a new ordinance to limit the number of dogs allowed per address within the city limits. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:28:02 EST State Constitutional Amendments http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150348950/State-Constitutional-Amendments Amendment 1 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:05:09 EST Want to fix roads? Increase recycling http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/letters/150346884/Want-to-fix-roads-Increase-recycling I disagree with the reader from several weeks ago. He said the Doodle Trail should not be built and that the money that is being wasted on the trail should be used to fix county roads. I do agree with him that some county roads are in dire need of... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:11:01 EST Pickens FD begins EMS services http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150263122/Pickens-FD-begins-EMS-services PICKENS — The Pickens Fire Department has been certified by the Department of Health and Environmental Control plus seven firefighters have received certification as first responders from the levels of Paramedic to Emergency Medical... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:01:02 EST Pickens County Polling Locations http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150345991/Pickens-County-Polling-Locations • 101 Stone ChurchUniversity Baptist Church411 Pendleton Road, Clemson• 102 UniversityUniversity Lutheran Church111 Sloan St., Clemson Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:09:02 EST Board tables prayer policy vote http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150345937/Board-tables-prayer-policy-vote PICKENS — The School District of Pickens County board of trustees has indefinitely tabled a motion to implement a prayer policy for meetings until the board can fully understand the legal implications of such a policy. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:07:02 EST Dipping into the Halloween memory bag http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150345904/Dipping-into-the-Halloween-memory-bag Are things as bad as we think or have we let ourselves be conned into thinking they are? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:05 EST Golden Hurricanes take Western AAA title http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150309303/Golden-Hurricanes-take-Western-AAA-title PIEDMONT — Wren (9-0, 6-0) broke open the second half scoring against region foe Belton Honea Path (6-3, 4-2) 50-21 Oct. 24 to retain its undefeated record and claim the Western AAA title for 2014. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:03:03 EST AR Lewis to pilot new Opportunity to Succeed program http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150222480/AR-Lewis-to-pilot-new-Opportunity-to-Succeed-program SUNSET — Inspiring the American Dream Foundation has entered into an education partnership with Albert R. Lewis Elementary School to pilot the Foundation's new “Opportunity to Succeed” program. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:02 EST Finding ways to fix our roads, five years after the stimulus http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150222315/Finding-ways-to-fix-our-roads-five-years-after-the-stimulus You've probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina's roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance. Policy-makers agree that the issue will be front and center when the legislature... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:25:03 EST We need to keep Thanksgiving about family http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/editorial/150305976/We-need-to-keep-Thanksgiving-about-family The day after Thanksgiving is the unofficial start to the holiday season. It is not only the busiest shopping day of the year for most retailers, it's the day that many stores finally sell enough merchandise to move their books from being in... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:28:06 EST Confessions of a tom-boy http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150338388/Confessions-of-a-tom-boy I was a tom-boy as a kid. My wardrobe consisted of jeans and T-shirts, my knees and elbows were usually scabbed from climbing trees or crashing my bike. I regularly brought home snakes and frogs in my pockets and my hair was almost always in a... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:04 EST Oyster roast, silent auction to benefit children of Pickens County http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/150309324/Oyster-roast-silent-auction-to-benefit-children-of-Pickens-County EASLEY — Friends of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem's first Clusters for Kids oyster roast and silent auction will be held Nov. 1 with the proceeds going to help children in Pickens County. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:02 EST Pickens corrals Mustangs, 26-22 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150309312/Pickens-corrals-Mustangs-26-22 PICKENS — Despite 11 penalties worth 120 yards, the Pickens Blue Flame (3-6, 2-3) found a way to win over visiting Palmetto (4-5, 2-3) by a score of 26-22 on Oct. 24. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:02 EST Should the commander of the SC National Guard be elected? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/150304510/Should-the-commander-of-the-SC-National-Guard-be-elected Question: Should the Chief of Staff of the US Army be selected by the public in a popular election? Obviously the answer is a resounding NO. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10:04 EST Upper State Fair offers new attractions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/150280061/Upper-State-Fair-offers-new-attractions PICKENS COUNTY — The Upper S.C. State Fair is back and better than ever this year as fair organizers have introduced several new animal attractions to their usual staple of carnival rides, games and food. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:30:05 EST Daniel Lions keep playoff hopes alive with win over Walhalla http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150310128/Daniel-Lions-keep-playoff-hopes-alive-with-win-over-Walhalla CENTRAL — The big, bad Lions of Daniel High School again showed what they're made of as they laid a huge 70 point smackdown on the Razorbacks — Walhalla's second shut out in a row and fourth of the year. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:54:02 EST Patriots looking to make playoffs http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150310087/Patriots-looking-to-make-playoffs POWDERSVILLE — The Powedersville Patriots returned to their winning ways after solidly defeating Carolina Academy last Friday 49-12. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:52:02 EST