The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/NEWS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:37:49 EST 1800 Clemson’s National Dropout Prevention Center to assist S.C. at-risk schools http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/4479452/Clemsons-National-Dropout-Prevention-Center-to-assist-S.C.-at-risk-schools CLEMSON — Clemson University's National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has entered into an agreement with the S.C. Department of Education to analyze needs and provide support to the state's 26 at-risk schools. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Manhunt continues for suspect in shooting http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/4470007/Manhunt-continues-for-suspect-in-shooting EASLEY — The manhunt for Jason Allen Larson, wanted in connection with two attempted murders April 9, continues and law enforcement is seeking the public's help. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Merck tapped as new school superintendent http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4470024/Merck-tapped-as-new-school-superintendent PICKENS — Dr. Danny Merck, principal at Daniel High School, will begin his duties at the helm of the School District of Pickens County on May 1. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hannah Road altercation leads to murder charge http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4470019/Hannah-Road-altercation-leads-to-murder-charge PICKENS — The early morning hours of April 12 were broken by the sound of gunfire when an altercation turned deadly, leading to the death of one Pickens County man and the arrest of a second. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Daniel High Athletic Hall of Fame nominations sought http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4474264/Daniel-High-Athletic-Hall-of-Fame-nominations-sought CENTRAL — The D. W. Daniel Athletic Booster Club officially inducted the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class last fall. The Booster Club and its Hall of Fame Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Green Wave introduces new volleyball coach http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-local_features/4470010/Green-Wave-introduces-new-volleyball-coach EASLEY — Easley High School introduced its new volleyball coach April 10 to an excited gathering of players and parents, naming Jessica Hamby as the new head of the school's program. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sassafras Mountain wildfire contained, under control http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4469978/Sassafras-Mountain-wildfire-contained-under-control PICKENS — Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County has been ablaze and according to the U.S. Forestry Service, the wildfire is contained and under control. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST U.S. commerce secretary touts education-industry partnership at CU-ICAR http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479585/U.S.-commerce-secretary-touts-education-industry-partnership-at-CU-ICAR GREENVILLE — The cutting-edge research and world-class education that are helping South Carolina play a leading role in the nation's manufacturing revival took center stage Friday when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Advanced warning systems increase safety at intersections, study shows http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479539/Advanced-warning-systems-increase-safety-at-intersections-study-shows CLEMSON — Most drivers have experienced a traffic signal that turns yellow just as they approach an intersection, which makes it difficult for them to decide whether to stop or proceed through it. The wrong choice in this situation, known as the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Daniel High student named Clemson National Scholar http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479513/Daniel-High-student-named-Clemson-National-Scholar CLEMSON — Sarah Waldvogel of D.W. Daniel High School in Central has been named a Clemson University National Scholar for 2015. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern Wesleyan Spring Events Calendar http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4475727/Southern-Wesleyan-Spring-Events-Calendar CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University has released it fine arts calendar for spring and it's sure to have something for everyone. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free, no ticket required, and open to the public. Unless otherwise... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clemson hosting educational retreat for women farmers http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4479491/Clemson-hosting-educational-retreat-for-women-farmers COLUMBIA — The Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development is hosting Annie's Project, a risk-management education retreat for farm and ranch women. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/4405379/ Kindergarten students at West Pelzer Elementary recently studied about different farm animals and the products from those animals. During their study, they made butter from whipping cream. Pictured are Austin Heaton, Graelyn Adams and Makenzi... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/local_features/4405355/ The Woman's Club of Easley along with The Progress Foundation gave $1000 to the Kimberly Hampton Library for e-audio books. Shown are President Hester Barker,Allison Anderson of the library and Vice President Eleanor Swillen. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/4405391/ Kindergarten students at West Pelzer Elementary have been studying occupations. Kevin Bell, a fireman with South Greenville Fire Department, came to speak to the children about his job. He discussed the type of tools he uses, his responsibilities, and... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news_education/4248042/ The R.C. Edwards Middle School MATHCOUNTS team won third place at the state competition in Columbia on March 8. The team of Connor Lehmacher, Jonathan Dong, Jennifer Gao and John Wang is coached by Sheila Amberg. Eighth-grader Connor Lehmacher placed... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/4431038/ Heath White of Liberty High School, seated middle, has signed to play football at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. White played running back and wide receiver for the Red Devils. While at LHS, White has also played basketball and ran track. This... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bi-Lo donates school supplies to Gettys Middle http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/4130821/Bi-Lo-donates-school-supplies-to-Gettys-Middle PICKENS — BI-LO grocery stores in the greater Greenville area donated more than $5,000 in supplies to support Concrete Primary School in Anderson County and Gettys Middle School in Pickens County. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pickens County officers assist in Oconee interdiction effort http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/blotter-news/4134391/Pickens-County-officers-assist-in-Oconee-interdiction-effort WALHALLA — The Pickens County Sheriff's Office joined the West Union Police Department last week to help the Oconee County Sheriff's Office conduct a drug and weapons interdiction focused on I-85 and S.C. 11. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sweet Potato Pie Kids to perform at fundraiser Saturday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/4134075/Sweet-Potato-Pie-Kids-to-perform-at-fundraiser-Saturday PICKENS — Sweet Potato Pie Kids, a bluegrass and old-time music band made up of top students from the Young Appalachian Musicians program, will perform during a special Pancake Breakfast at the GateHouse Restaurant in Pickens on April... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST