The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:58:38 EST 1800 ALIVE Wesleyan Church gives to Feed a Hungry Child CENTRAL — ALIVE Wesleyan Church presented a $10,000 gift to Feed a Hungry Child, an organization alleviating hunger for children in Pickens County. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:12:06 EST (No heading) Cindy Hopkins, president of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, presented Valerie's Treasure Chest with a ceremonial framed dollar bill during the grand opening and symbolic ribbon cutting. Valerie's Treasure Chest is an upscale ladies... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:42:02 EST Doodle Trail construction may begin in January PICKENS COUNTY — The city of Pickens voted to award a joint contract to King Asphalt Inc. of Liberty for the design and construction of the 7.5 mile Doodle Trail in the amount of $1,937,000 on Dec. 15. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:21:04 EST SWU ‘making tracks’ with new recording studio CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is moving a step closer to equipping students to better understand the technology that connects musicians' performances with their audience, regardless of whether it's by download or by... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:38:02 EST Cherish D Lights bring cheer EASLEY — A Christmas light show put on display every year is so extravagant, it appears to be the work of a team of electrical engineers. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:19:09 EST Surprise in a surprise EASLEY — What appeared to be nothing more than a ceremony to honor a set of grandparents by some appreciative grandchildren in reality became an award of immense honor for one local man. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:00:08 EST Legislative delegation to meet Jan. 8 EASLEY — The Pickens County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual public meeting at the Carr Center, West End Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., on Jan. 8, 2015. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:57:02 EST Farmer’s efforts lauded SIX MILE — Walker Miller of The Happy Berry farm has been a staple in local homegrown produce and a pioneer in sustainable and ecologically friendly farming since the late 1970's, but now Miller can add one more thing to his list of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:02 EST Grandmother arrested in death of infant PICKENS— The investigation into the death of a 14-month old infant Oct. 17 by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) has resulted in an arrest. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:52:03 EST Clemson to lead $8.7M research effort on nursery water supply, use$8.7M-research-effort-on-nursery-water-supply-use CLEMSON — The Department of Agriculture has awarded Clemson researchers $8.7 million to lead a multistate, five-year project to help ensure sufficient water for the nation's billion-dollar nursery and floriculture... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:23:03 EST History of Chanukkah is rich PICKENS COUNTY — Chanukkah is considered a “minor” holiday in Jewish custom, but is one that has gained much traction, especially in America. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:05 EST Fire at pizzeria remains under investigation EASLEY — A fire at a Downtown Easley restaurant is still under investigation as local and state officials continue to hunt for the cause. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:50:04 EST Patrick Square holds ribbon cutting CLEMSON — Patrick Square held a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Clemson Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 5 to commemorate the grand opening of several local businesses in the Patrick Square Town Center. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:44:05 EST SCHP: Don’t drink, drive PICKENS COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:03 EST Pickens grandmother charged in toddler’s death PICKENS – The grandmother of a 14-month-old boy is in jail on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse after a lethal dose of Oxycodone was found in the “sippy” cup the woman gave to the child. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Grand opening for Front Porch Fixins Members of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce along with the owners, employees, family and friends of Front Porch Fixins celebrated the grand opening of the “mom and pop” style grocery and retail store earlier this month. Front Porch... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:53:01 EST Boot Barn cuts ribbon on Easley location The retail Western wear company Boot Barn held its grand opening last week with a ceremonial ribbon cutting hosted by the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. Store employees and managers, along with chamber members, were on hand to celebrate the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:41:02 EST SDPC delays capital plan vote PICKENS — The third reading of a proposed Capital Needs Plan to relieve the fiscal woes the School District of Pickens County is facing in the coming years, scheduled for Dec. 15, was delayed until a key component of the plan is in... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:37:03 EST Food banks, shelters in need of assistance PICKENS COUNTY — The giving spirit seems to hit most people during the holidays and with the cold weather here there is a real need among food banks and relief organizations throughout Pickens County. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:08:05 EST Greene receives healthcare award EASLEY – At the recent annual meeting of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations/Marketing, Allison Greene was presented the John L. Thomason award. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:38:02 EST