The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:35:48 EST 1800 Water line rupture creates torrent of runoff http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50793581/Water-line-rupture-creates-torrent-of-runoff EASLEY — A water main break on Brushy Creek Road in Easley last week left the road damaged and highlighted a drainage problem that has been ongoing to the abutting neighborhood's residents. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:30:07 EST Martin, Owens take part in legislative breakfast http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50800022/Martin-Owens-take-part-in-legislative-breakfast EASLEY — Sen. Larry Martin and Rep. Phillip Owens took part in a legislative update meeting on Oct. 1. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:52:06 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50797492/ The Dacusville and upper Pickens County community welcomed a new Dollar General to the neighborhood, celebrating the store's Grand Opening on Sept. 27 to a packed parking lot and shopping aisles. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:33:05 EST Clemson professor sees solar-energy revolution on the horizon http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50639873/Clemson-professor-sees-solar-energy-revolution-on-the-horizon CLEMSON — A Clemson University professor will tell a group of experts gathered in Bangladesh that solar panels will soon revolutionize energy production the same way computer chips brought about the information revolution. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:13 EST Institute aims to create new markets for wood-based construction materials http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50508493/Institute-aims-to-create-new-markets-for-wood-based-construction-materials CLEMSON — Clemson University has formed a new institute whose founders hope to change how commercial buildings are constructed in the United States. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:10 EST No kidding: Goats to work at Clemson http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50639994/No-kidding:-Goats-to-work-at-Clemson CLEMSON — Clemson researchers and campus facilities managers have teamed up to rid a section of Hunnicutt Creek of invaders. Goats will be fenced in along a section of the creek to feed on the invasive weeds along the creek bank and upland area,... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:08 EST ‘He’s an inspiration to me’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50229600/Hes-an-inspiration-to-me CLEMSON — Proud fathers usually watch from the stands on graduation day, but not Eddie Railey. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:25 EST Fall is upon us in Pickens County http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50749743/Fall-is-upon-us-in-Pickens-County PICKENS COUNTY — The Autumnal Equinox on Sept. 23 was officially the end of summer and temperatures have already started to drop across the Upstate. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:24 EST Got books? Donate to PCLA for book sale http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50757741/Got-books-Donate-to-PCLA-for-book-sale PICKENS — The Pickens County Literacy Association is seeking donations for a used book sale on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 at Pickens Presbyterian Church. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:19 EST National Hunting and Fishing Day a success http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50757842/National-Hunting-and-Fishing-Day-a-success SENECA — The eighth annual National Hunting and Fishing Day event held Sept. 20 at the World of Energy in Seneca was a huge success with an estimated 1,500 people in attendance. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:17 EST Butterflies could hold key to probes that repair genes http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50196186/Butterflies-could-hold-key-to-probes-that-repair-genes CLEMSON — New discoveries about how butterflies feed could help engineers develop tiny probes that siphon liquid out of single cells for a wide range of medical tests and treatments, according to Clemson University researchers. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:13 EST Evidence of forming planet discovered 335 light years from Earth http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50640277/Evidence-of-forming-planet-discovered-335-light-years-from-Earth CLEMSON — An international team of scientists led by a Clemson University astrophysicist has discovered new evidence that planets are forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:15 EST Purple Heart Homes aids two local veterans http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50715568/Purple-Heart-Homes-aids-two-local-veterans EASLEY — Purple Heart Homes began as the vision of two Virginia men and has now found its way into the heart of Pickens County, giving much needed aid to two veterans who gave much to their country. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:27:04 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/50714638/ Bob Jones University Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:26:13 EST Easley High to induct 4 into Hall of Fame http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news_education-sports/50721556/Easley-High-to-induct-4-into-Hall-of-Fame EASLEY – The Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members on Oct. 3 during halftime of the game against Hanna. This year's inductees are Keith Godfrey, Ron C. Hicks, Sammy Owen and Stanley “Beetle”... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:26:09 EST First responders honored for saving deputy http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50716920/First-responders-honored-for-saving-deputy EASLEY — Pickens County EMS workers Terry “T.J.” Galloway Jr. and Derek Day were presented with plaques of honor during a banquet dinner at Silver Bay Restaurant for their role in helping save the life of Pickens County Deputy Thomas... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:26:04 EST Walk for Life off to running start http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50715598/Walk-for-Life-off-to-running-start EASLEY — Hope Women's Center held its first ever Walk for Life on Sept. 20 in Easley to help raise awareness of their mission and raise funds, as all nonprofits must do. The results of the event were a welcome surprise. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:25:08 EST Clemson math experts offer helping hand to researchers http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50436213/Clemson-math-experts-offer-helping-hand-to-researchers CLEMSON — A group of Clemson University math experts has begun working to expand a center that helps researchers analyze the massive amounts of data they collect as they study everything from energy use to the prevalence of canine heartworm in... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:25:07 EST Knight of Columbus presents bears to Fire Chiefs Association http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50639036/Knight-of-Columbus-presents-bears-to-Fire-Chiefs-Association PICKENS – The Knights of Columbus, Council 9576, of Pickens recently presented the Pickens Fire Chiefs Association with 72 Casey (K.C.) Bears that will be placed with each unit in Pickens County for children affected by a fire or other... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:24:14 EST Walhalla native named veterinarian/lecturer at Tri-County http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50639686/Walhalla-native-named-veterinarian/lecturer-at-Tri-County PENDLETON — Walhalla native Dr. Jennifer Nichole Chavis returned home to the Upstate to accept the position of veterinarian/lecturer for Tri-County Technical College's Veterinary Technology program. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:24:11 EST