The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:18:15 EST 1800 The Easley Progress print edition has new look http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50079215/The-Easley-Progress-print-edition-has-new-look EASLEY — The print edition of The Easley Progress now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Blue Ridge Fest raises $172,000 for local non-profits http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50050668/Blue-Ridge-Fest-raises-$172000-for-local-non-profits PICKENS — Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and Blue Ridge Security Solutions have announced that the 17th annual Blue Ridge Fest on May 16 raised $172,000 to benefit local non-profit organizations in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Preschoolers gets hands-on with recycling http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50047457/Preschoolers-gets-hands-on-with-recycling ANDERSON — The Anderson County Environmental Educator met with a group of preschoolers from Concord Baptist Church at the Anderson County Recycling Education Center for a short lesson on recycling and a tour of the facility. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oconee County SO seeking public’s help to find shooters http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50047261/Oconee-County-SO-seeking-publics-help-to-find-shooters WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in regards to an investigation of two drive-by shootings that occurred within 90 minutes of each other in April 2013 and one that occurred in February... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Brother, nephew of stockade escapee charged in case http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50047187/Brother-nephew-of-stockade-escapee-charged-in-case PICKENS – The brother and nephew of a man who escaped from the Pickens County Stockade were arrested July 16 and charged with harboring an escaped convict, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Meth lab discovery results in drug charges http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter/50047356/Meth-lab-discovery-results-in-drug-charges WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested a Seneca man Sunday morning and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST World of Energy schedules final outdoor movie night of the summer http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50050833/World-of-Energy-schedules-final-outdoor-movie-night-of-the-summer SENECA — The World of Energy plans to host its final outdoor movie night of the summer at 9 p.m. Aug. 1 featuring the “LEGO” movie. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New role positions Clemson for success in health services http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50051119/New-role-positions-Clemson-for-success-in-health-services CLEMSON — Clemson University professor Windsor Westbrook Sherrill has been named associate vice president for health research at Clemson and chief science officer at Greenville Health System (GHS). Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST S.C. Botanical Gardens on road to recovery http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50025139/S.C.-Botanical-Gardens-on-road-to-recovery CLEMSON — For 28 days during the summer of 2013, the Clemson area was saturated with rain and on July 13, eight inches of rain in 24 hours left the S.C. Botanical Gardens devastated. A year later, recovery is well on the way. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson’s Carolina Clear receives national award http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50050873/Clemsons-Carolina-Clear-receives-national-award CLEMSON — The Clemson University Extension Service's pollution prevention and watershed protection program has received a national award. The Universities Council on Water Resources honored the Carolina Clear program with council's... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley home to two-time gold medal winner http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50025086/Easley-home-to-two-time-gold-medal-winner EASLEY — Only a handful of Pickens County residents might know there is a two-time gold medal winner living in their midst. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50008246/A-new-look-thanks-to-you EASLEY — The Easley Progress is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/apnews/50018292/ All-Alumni BHS Reunion Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST And miles to go before a cure http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/311040/And-miles-to-go-before-a-cure CHARLESTON — Six years ago 20 cyclists came together to ride from the upstate to the coast to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's research, collecting $16,000 for their efforts, creating a trend that has grown to staggering numbers... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘This is for Betsy’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/311074/This-is-for-Betsy CHARLESTON — A year ago Easley native Ridgley Beckett wasn't sure if she would ride a bicycle again much less complete the 252-mile 2104 Ride to Remember in an effort to battle Alzheimer's or that there would be another reason to... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two charged after meth lab found http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50021132/Two-charged-after-meth-lab-found WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested two Westminster residents last Friday afternoon on multiple charges in which a meth lab was also discovered. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson University bioengineering center lands $11 million for tissue research http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50021292/Clemson-University-bioengineering-center-lands-$11-million-for-tissue-research CLEMSON — Clemson University has been awarded $11 million to expand a bioengineering center that helps mentor junior faculty members as they research how lab-grown tissue can treat some of the world's most debilitating diseases, ranging... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley man pleads guilty to possessing child porn http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/50021061/Easley-man-pleads-guilty-to-possessing-child-porn COLUMBIA — James A. Newton, 54, of Easley, pleaded guilty last Wednesday in federal court in Anderson to possession of child pornography. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson Downs residents celebrate independence with annual event http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/5296311/Clemson-Downs-residents-celebrate-independence-with-annual-event CLEMSON — Residents at Clemson Downs Retirement Community invited friends, neighbors and nearby residents to join them in putting their love of country and active living on full display during the 15th annual Fourth of July parade at the Clemson... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Big League World Series more than just baseball in Easley http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/5295583/Big-League-World-Series-more-than-just-baseball-in-Easley EASLEY — The 2014 Big League World Series will be about high caliber baseball on an international level, but there is far more meaning to Easley and Pickens County than that. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST