The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:03:30 EST 1800 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 Clemson gets $3.3 million for conservation center$3.3-million-for-conservation-center CLEMSON — James C. Kennedy, chairman of the communications, media and automotive services conglomerate Cox Enterprises, has given $3.3 million to Clemson University to establish and endow the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:53:05 EST OCSO gets $1,000 grant for drug prevention program$1000-grant-for-drug-prevention-program WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,000 grant from State Farm Insurance for its elementary school drug prevention program. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:40:02 EST Easley Lions turn 75 EASLEY — The Easley Lions Club reached a milestone anniversary and celebrated its now 75 years of charitable service by holding a banquet, and receiving a special proclamation from the mayor's office. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:10:07 EST Parenting Place holding first ever “Coats for Kids” EASLEY — After receiving numerous phone calls and requests for help, The Parenting Place is trying something new this year: Its first ever Coats for Kids drive. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:58:13 EST SC Cubs prospect remains grounded in family, baseball PROSPERITY — While he won't come out and say it, 2014 has been a long year for Prosperity's favorite son, C.J. Edwards. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:58:12 EST Meals on Wheels celebrates volunteers with a ‘Soup’er Supper EASLEY – Pickens County Meals on Wheels volunteers and supporters gathered recently to honor those who are “Every Day Heroes” and help make the program successful. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:44:04 EST EHS NJROTC Drill Team already making waves EASLEY — Fresh off a close second place overall finish at TL Hanna, the Easley High NJROTC drill team took first place overall at the recent meet held at York High School, placing in the top three in virtually every event. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:35:02 EST Clemson botanist to conduct research in Malaysia as a Fulbright Scholar CLEMSON — The curator of the Clemson University Herbarium has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work and conduct botanical research in tropical Southeast Asia. Botanist Dixie Damrel will lecture and research at the Sarawak Biodiversity... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:28:05 EST Gift from Daniel Class of 1974 honors former art teacher Anna Thode, a member of the DWD Class of 1974 and currently an environmental lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, led the efforts of her class to create an outdoor memorial area for Liz Smith-Cox. Approximately $4,000 was raised through their... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:01:02 EST Business News Halfacre joins Wells Fargo Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:41:01 EST EFD, county extend contract with new provisions EASLEY — Easley City Council voted unanimously to renew a contract between the Easley Fire Department and the county for fire protection with a new clause: the county must give 24 months notice to the city if they decide to no longer utilize the... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:22:03 EST Family Promise gives hope to homeless families PICKENS COUNTY — A dream to help homeless families in Pickens County regain their independence became a reality this fall when a non-profit organization called Family Promise was established. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:42:04 EST Callahan named associate director of Clemson Extension CLEMSON — Clemson University has promoted Brian Callahan to associate director of Extension, which provides technology transfer to residents of all 46 counties in the state. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:31:04 EST Humane Society needs your help LIBERTY — The Pickens County Humane Society has been helping area dogs and cats for years, but now they are the ones in need. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:17:03 EST