The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:19:57 EST 1800 Easley FD ISO rating improves EASLEY — The new ISO classification rating for the Easley Fire Department has dropped to a Class 3 and Fire Chief Butch Womack says the department is on track to be lowered to a Class 2 by this time next year. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:03 EST Congressman speaks at Rotary Club Congressman Jeff Duncan was the guest speaker at the Easley Rotary Club on Aug. 19. Duncan spoke on many topics, mainly focusing on his views of corporate tax reformation, deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors from Central America, and the... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:04:01 EST Anderson man sentenced for knowing endangerment by release of asbestos COLUMBIA — Scott William Farmer, 37, of Anderson, was sentenced Aug. 19 in federal court in Spartanburg for knowing endangerment by release of asbestos, a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 7413(c)(5). Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:36:02 EST Electrical wiring certificate class starts Sept. 2 PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College is offering an Electrical Wiring Certificate program for individuals who want to prepare for careers as electricians. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:03 EST Man gets $19K in equipment using bad check$19K-in-equipment-using-bad-check ANDERSON – The Anderson County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man who wrote a bad check to pay for lawn equipment and other items valued at nearly $19,000. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:44:01 EST SCDOT’s 511 System can help weekend travelers “reach the beach” Labor Day Weekend travelers are reminded to use the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) free 511 Traveler Information System, which provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other technological tools to help... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:20:02 EST SWU wins appeal, off to year two of NCAA process CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is moving to the second year in the membership process to become a full NCAA Division II institution after all. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:47:02 EST Easley High pumping up school spirit levels EASLEY — The first week of the 2014-2015 school year at Easley High School was a great success. EHS Student Council has worked hard every day to improve school spirit as a whole, involve the Easley community, and promote their fundraising for... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:12:03 EST EHS band fundraisers help with expenses EASLEY — The Easley High School marching band is kicking off several fundraisers over the next few months with four car washes and a yard sale planned for this weekend. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:43:02 EST 2014 Pumpkin Festival Quilt The 36th annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Oolenoy Community Center, 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pickens. This year's quilt is a Nine Patch Pumpkin Quilt designed by Susie Flowers and quilted by Anne Stowe. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:02 EST New restaurants coming to Easley, Pickens PICKENS COUNTY — One new restaurant has already opened in Pickens County — Moe's Southwestern Grill had its grand opening last week — and Zaxby's has chosen Pickens County to be the location for the company's new... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:57:01 EST MAC Ride raises money for charity EASLEY — The Mission Action Challenge kicked off its 2014 fundraising event out of Old Market Square in Easley on Aug. 23. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:03 EST Powdersville Business of the Month The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce presented the Powdersville Business of the Month to Dr. J.J. Lynn, D.M.D. on Aug. 13. Members of Dr. Lynn's staff, along with chamber members and representatives, were on hand to honor the dental office... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:08:04 EST ‘Passing the Mantle’ marks transition into college life Students and their families, along with faculty and staff took part in a “Passing the Mantle” ceremony – a time of prayer and reflection as well as a celebration of transition into college life. During the Aug. 16 ceremony, part of... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:43:02 EST SWU applauds top Pickens County educators PICKENS – Southern Wesleyan University joined the School District of Pickens County in congratulating top educators during the district's Back-to-School Celebration Aug. 15 at Pickens High School. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:34:03 EST Grainger Foundation donates $5K to Tri-County welding program$5K-to-Tri-County-welding-program GREENVILLE — The Grainger Foundation donated $5,000 to Tri-County Technical College in support of the expansion of the cutting lab in its Welding department. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:11:04 EST Tri-County faculty, staff recognized for service PENDLETON — A Tri-County Technical College employee was recognized for four decades of service to the college and the state at an annual convocation. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:04:02 EST Implant could be solution for epileptics EASLEY — Sufferers of epilepsy haven't seen many options for treatment over the years, especially in Pickens County, but Baptist Easley Hospital in conjunction with Clemson Neurology has opened avenues locally. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:02 EST Meals on Wheels wins in annual Food Fight Bowl PICKENS — The seventh annual Food Fight Bowl might be over, but the fundraising efforts between local area high schools won't be over until mid-September. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:06:07 EST Changing the face of violence EASLEY — The state of South Carolina ranks among the worst in the nation when it comes to criminal domestic violence and the deaths of women at the hands of their partners. Angel Garcia wants to change that. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:05:04 EST