The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:54:10 EST 1800 RR smoke mystery solved http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50117692/RR-smoke-mystery-solved EASLEY — Residents of Pickens County between Easley and Liberty might have noticed smoke and a few flames coming from the railroad beds between the two cities July 29 but there was nothing to fear. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Ready, set, spend — tax free weekend is here http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50117669/Ready-set-spend--tax-free-weekend-is-here EASLEY— It's back to school tax free weekend for parents and teachers in Pickens County and across South Carolina and there could be some confusion as to what is actually a tax exempt item before the sales begin. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Cool temps, hot menu close out Farmer’s Market http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50117660/Cool-temps-hot-menu-close-out-Farmers-Market EASLEY — The Easley Farmer's Market Tuesday edition has wrapped for the 2014 season and did so with great taste. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/50121986/ Bob Jones University Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/business/50121960/ Clemson Downs names new marketing directorCLEMSON — Clemson Downs Retirement Community announced that Ruthie Millar has joined its team in a newly created marketing role. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Experienced leader takes helm of fast-growing School of Computing http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50050997/Experienced-leader-takes-helm-of-fast-growing-School-of-Computing CLEMSON — A former associate dean with several years leadership experience has begun a new job as the director of a fast-growing Clemson University school that prepares students for jobs in a variety of computer-related fields. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST World of Energy program draws nearly 200 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50051186/World-of-Energy-program-draws-nearly-200 SENECA — Wednesday at the World of Energy on July 9 proved to be a huge success with nearly 200 children and adults in attendance for a program by the Critter Keeper. The local entertainer, educator uses bug-themed presentations to introduce and... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson Alumni Association names new board members http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50051089/Clemson-Alumni-Association-names-new-board-members CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association has elected six new members to its board of directors. Their terms began July 1. They are: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST English professor appointed editor of leading scholarly journal http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50051068/English-professor-appointed-editor-of-leading-scholarly-journal CLEMSON — Clemson University professor R. Barton Palmer has been named editor of South Atlantic Review (SAR), the official journal of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Palmer's appointment is effective Aug... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff’s Explorers win big at summer conference http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50050497/Sheriffs-Explorers-win-big-at-summer-conference ANDERSON — Sheriff John Skipper has announced the results regarding the agency's ratings in the South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers (SCALE) Competition. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dooley to teach at Sherman College of Chiropractic http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50092329/Dooley-to-teach-at-Sherman-College-of-Chiropractic PICKENS — Dr. Brian Dooley of Pickens has been asked to serve on the faculty of Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg. Dooley is a 2005 graduate of Sherman College and has been practicing in Pickens since. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pickens County hires new county administrator http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50091266/Pickens-County-hires-new-county-administrator PICKENS — Pickens County Council unanimously approved hiring Matthew Delk as the new Pickens County administrator during a called meeting on July 24. Delk will join the staff on Aug. 25. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Regional junior cattle competition set for Garrison Arena http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50090975/Regional-junior-cattle-competition-set-for-Garrison-Arena CLEMSON — Where's the beef? It will be at T. Ed Garrison Arena Aug. 1 to Aug. 3. Nearly 150 young people will show off their prize cattle and beef-industry smarts at the annual Junior Beef Round-Up. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pickens County educator joins team to shape SC math standards http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50090712/Pickens-County-educator-joins-team-to-shape-SC-math-standards PICKENS — A Pickens County educator will be part of the team that shapes South Carolina's new math standards. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Focus on cow care, milk quality result in better milk http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50090526/Focus-on-cow-care-milk-quality-result-in-better-milk EASLEY – Marilyn Easter is similar in many ways to the members of the Easley Business & Professional Women she spoke with on July 16 – working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SWU pilots student run coffeehouse, golf facility http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50090383/SWU-pilots-student-run-coffeehouse-golf-facility CENTRAL – Student run organizations aren't a new thing on campuses across the nation, but what about student-run businesses? Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local 15U players win World Series of their own http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50087277/Local-15U-players-win-World-Series-of-their-own EASLEY — While preparations were being made to welcome the world to Easley for the Big League World Series, a group of local boys was already winning a world series of their own. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Harvard off to national stage with a splash http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news/50086741/Harvard-off-to-national-stage-with-a-splash EASLEY — Miss Greater Easley Teen 2013 Hope Harvard and a representative of the state in the national pageant was welcomed in Easley last week to much fanfare before departing for the national competition. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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