The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:06:46 EST 1800 Body pulled from water near Clemson University http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-breaking_news-news/50728316/Body-pulled-from-water-near-Clemson-University WALHALLA – The body of an unidentified male was found Monday afternoon under the S.C. 93 bridge that crosses the Seneca River near Clemson University. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:36:10 EST This spud’s for you http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50633308/This-spuds-for-you The Rev. J. Charles Porter grew up on a farm and has been growing potatoes for 84 years, but never one quite like this. The oddly shaped spud was part of a small crop that was planted a little late in the season and Porter wasn't sure they would... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:08:04 EST Mayors celebrate Constitution Week with proclamations http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50596331/Mayors-celebrate-Constitution-Week-with-proclamations EASLEY — The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:43:04 EST Traffic flow slowed by crews removing growth http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50673512/Traffic-flow-slowed-by-crews-removing-growth S.C. 153 in Powdersville experienced some slowdowns as road crews did routine maintenance, causing some traffic snarls and delays Sept. 17. The crews were on hand to clear the shoulders of the highway of vegetative growth, a regularly scheduled... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:02 EST New railroad track installed http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50673486/New-railroad-track-installed New track is being laid on the Norfolk Southern Rail Road between Easley and Greenville. Sections of the tracks will be replaced one side at a time as part of a regular maintenance program. Workers and their equipment could be seen gathering on the... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:42:03 EST Miracle Hill does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50673461/Miracle-Hill-does-ALS-Ice-Bucket-Challenge Managers and employees of Miracle Hill Thrift Store in Easley had a new take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with everyone dumping their pail of frigid water on their neighbor. Pictured from left to right are Jonathan Moore, Patrick Pearl, Anastasia... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:40:01 EST Lake Keowee access areas closing next week http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50672329/Lake-Keowee-access-areas-closing-next-week PICKENS COUNTY/OCONEE COUNTY – Duke Energy will temporarily close one boat ramp at Stamp Creek Access Area and all three ramps at Warpath Access Area on Lake Keowee beginning the week of Sept. 22 to perform planned maintenance... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:42:04 EST Free practice GED tests offered for limited time http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50672171/Free-practice-GED-tests-offered-for-limited-time EASLEY — The Pickens Adult Learning Center is offering free practice GED tests on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:32:02 EST Could it be more than just a cold? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50670118/Could-it-be-more-than-just-a-cold EASLEY — Recently there have been reports of the Enterovirus making its way across the nation and the susceptibility of children to the virus. Baptist Easley Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Helmrich offered up some information and advice for... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:02 EST Local veteran getting deserved home improvements http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50669609/Local-veteran-getting-deserved-home-improvements EASLEY — A local World War II veteran is the focus of some home improvements and it's all due to his service and outstanding presence in the Pickens County community. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:43:04 EST SDPC votes for millage increase http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50669446/SDPC-votes-for-millage-increase PICKENS — As a result of lower than expected assessment property values in Pickens County, the School District of Pickens County has voted to increase the millage rate for taxes by 4.7 mills. The new rate will be reflected on tax notices in the... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:36:09 EST Bryson comes full circle with book signing http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50669451/Bryson-comes-full-circle-with-book-signing EASLEY — Local author and cook Francine Bryson was on hand at Sam's Club in Easley for a chance to meet her fans and sign copies of her newly released cookbook, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:36:08 EST Golf tourney will benefit Powdersville Business Council http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/community_news/50669420/Golf-tourney-will-benefit-Powdersville-Business-Council POWDERSVILLE — The Powdersville Business Council, in conjunction with the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a golf tournament Sept. 25 at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Powdersville. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:33:05 EST Coffee shop reopening http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50672082/Coffee-shop-reopening EASLEY — Virginia's Coffee and Gifts will re-open at Baptist Easley Hospital the week of Sept. 22 in a renovated space and with a new offering of Starbucks coffee drinks. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:10 EST Pardons & Expungement Workshop is Monday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50672262/Pardons--Expungement-Workshop-is-Monday SENECA — Tri-County Technical College will offer a Pardons & Expungement Workshop at the Oconee QuickJobs Development Center, 100 Vocational Drive, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:08 EST EHS Student Council welcomes new members http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50673032/EHS-Student-Council-welcomes-new-members EASLEY — Five weeks into the new school year, Easley High School student activities are in full swing. We've reached the mid-way point of our first nine weeks of the academic year, and our student leaders are successfully executing various... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:34:06 EST Bill Caldwell awarded prestigious Kirby Award by ABC http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50672725/Bill-Caldwell-awarded-prestigious-Kirby-Award-by-ABC EASLEY — Bill Caldwell, president and CEO of Spartanburg-based Waldrop Inc., has been awarded the ABC Kirby Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:19:02 EST Urgent call for blood donors issued http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/localnews1/50633231/Urgent-call-for-blood-donors-issued EASLEY — The Blood Connection bloodmobile has been making appearances all over the Upstate and is issuing a plea for help from all eligible donors. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:53:02 EST Missing woman contacts family http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50635365/Missing-woman-contacts-family EASLEY — A missing Easley woman and her son have made contact with family and friends via a video posted to social media but questions still remain concerning their sudden disappearance and current whereabouts. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:15 EST Walk for Life fundraiser is Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50635341/Walk-for-Life-fundraiser-is-Saturday PICKENS — Pickens County's Hope Women's Center is hosting its first ever Walk for Life fundraiser on Sept. 20 in the hopes of educating the community on its mission and raise much needed funds as well. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:19:07 EST