The Easley Progress- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:36:57 EST 1800 Pickens County Rec Department has busy week http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50760200/Pickens-County-Rec-Department-has-busy-week PICKENS COUNTY – The Pickens County Recreation Department recently held Rec Night recently at the Pickens High School versus Wren football game. All youth who attended received a pair of sunglasses. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:13:02 EST Punt, Pass and Kick winners http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50760142/Punt-Pass-and-Kick-winners The Pickens County Recreation Department held Punt, Pass & Kick on Sept. 20 at Pickens High School. First place winners will advance to the Sectional Competition at a later date. Shown are, seated from the left, Cora Levy, first place, 8/9 girls; Ally... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:07:03 EST Easley still looking for region win, will meet Hanna on Friday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50795588/Easley-still-looking-for-region-win-will-meet-Hanna-on-Friday EASLEY — The Easley Green Wave, in an impressive defensive showdown, dragged Laurens (4-1, 1-0) into overtime 7-7 on Friday but still came up short, 4-13. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 19:54:04 EST Jeff Gordon adds to his legacy with Dover win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50804827/Jeff-Gordon-adds-to-his-legacy-with-Dover-win DOVER, Del.—With all the jockeying for Chase positions in the middle of the field, it was difficult at times to focus on what was happening at the front of the field in Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:31:02 EST Clutch performance, fortune propels Kahne into Chase Contender Round http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50804938/Clutch-performance-fortune-propels-Kahne-into-Chase-Contender-Round DOVER, Del.–- Kasey Kahne continues to be at his best with his back to the wall this season. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:21:07 EST Blue Flame picks up first win 31-14 over West Oak, face Walhalla next http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50793649/Blue-Flame-picks-up-first-win-31-14-over-West-Oak-face-Walhalla-next PICKENS — The Pickens Blue Flame picked up their first win of the season in high fashion with a 31-14 victory over West Oak on Sept. 26. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:43:07 EST DSS wants more money but is it warranted? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50793639/DSS-wants-more-money-but-is-it-warranted COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Social Services has requested an increase of $10 million in next year's budget to hire 202 new employees, but several questions surround the request and make a case for a veto by Gov. Nikki... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:39:04 EST Powdersville offense struggles in first loss of season http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50793591/Powdersville-offense-struggles-in-first-loss-of-season POWDERSVILLE — In a match up of top 10 undefeated AA teams, both noted for high scoring offenses, Woodruff's trip to Powdersville on Sept. 26 proved to be a defensive affair with the Wolverines slipping away with the 13-6 win. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:37:09 EST Wren steals one from Seneca on the road http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50793585/Wren-steals-one-from-Seneca-on-the-road SENECA — An undefeated Wren team traveled to Seneca and came within seconds of returning home with a disappointing loss and the first blemish on a perfect season, getting out of town with a win in the Western AAA opener as well. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:34:06 EST Water line rupture creates torrent of runoff http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50793581/Water-line-rupture-creates-torrent-of-runoff EASLEY — A water main break on Brushy Creek Road in Easley last week left the road damaged and highlighted a drainage problem that has been ongoing to the abutting neighborhood's residents. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:30:07 EST A little housekeeping about the Op/Ed page http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion/50793571/A-little-housekeeping-about-the-Op/Ed-page The Easley Progress, The Pickens Sentinel and Powdersville Post presented a column written by staff writer Kasie Strickland on gun control and the resulting reaction was somewhat disturbing. As a result, this editorial is being presented to explain... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:27:08 EST Martin, Owens take part in legislative breakfast http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50800022/Martin-Owens-take-part-in-legislative-breakfast EASLEY — Sen. Larry Martin and Rep. Phillip Owens took part in a legislative update meeting on Oct. 1. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:52:06 EST Liberty Red Devils facing uphill battle after road loss http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50799335/Liberty-Red-Devils-facing-uphill-battle-after-road-loss LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils came up short on the road against Landrum (2-3, 1-1) last Friday, and could face tougher competition this week as they return home to take on Chesnee. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:19:07 EST Clash of the unbeatens when Daniel, Wren meet Friday http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50799293/Clash-of-the-unbeatens-when-Daniel-Wren-meet-Friday ANDERSON — Daniel and Wren will face off in regional play after which only one of the teams will retain their perfect record. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:15:07 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news/50797492/ The Dacusville and upper Pickens County community welcomed a new Dollar General to the neighborhood, celebrating the store's Grand Opening on Sept. 27 to a packed parking lot and shopping aisles. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:33:05 EST Area Reunions http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/50808424/Area-Reunions EHS Class of 1984 Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:29:04 EST Out & About http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/50808377/Out--About Oct. 3 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:03 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/50808281/ Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:23 EST Church News http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/announcements/50808310/Church-News Ongoing events• Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Easley, 101 E. 1st Ave. in Easley, holds Bible Study from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Monday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:22 EST Hang up the phone, America — and drive http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/opinion_columns/50798815/Hang-up-the-phone-America--and-drive Last month, Americans sent 171.3 billion text messages and anywhere from 19 to 28 percent of those texts were sent or read from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The average amount of time your eyes are off the road when reading and responding to... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:31:20 EST