The Easley Progress- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:26:05 EST 1800 Don’t blink! Library hosts Dr. Who teen night EASLEY — For over 50 years the British science fiction television show Dr. Who has been capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:35:53 EST She’s shaving for a cure EASLEY — Relay for Life is getting closer to being in full swing in its spring fundraising efforts and one local woman is ready to show her determination to help find a cure for cancer, setting a date with clippers meant to shave her head to... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:15:52 EST Southern Stories Event is April 3 at Tri-County Tech PENDLETON — Nationally known storyteller Tim Lowry will headline an upcoming Southern Stories event set for April 3 at Tri-County Technical College. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:55:52 EST WorkLink to file petition with governor CLEMSON — The WorkLink Workforce Investment Board and the chief elected officials of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties are in the process of completing a petition to be re-designated as a workforce development area under the provision of the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:45:51 EST Smiles ahead for Pickens Co. EASLEY — The Blue Cross foundation presented over $17 million to support non-profit organizations across South Carolina, with a sizable portion of that donation going to support the new dental clinic to be located in The Dream... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST Easley chamber honors members EASLEY — The Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce held its 67th annual dinner meeting and awards banquet at Tri-County Technical College last week, honoring several members of the Easley community for their services to the Chamber and the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:35:53 EST Neglect charges filed PICKENS — A husband and wife were arrested on multiple neglect charges after Department of Social Services workers discovered two young children and a bed-ridden adult living in “inhumane conditions” while under the couple's... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:50:51 EST Emails: Council member called Delk ‘incompetent’ PICKENS COUNTY — Emails provided to The Easley Progress show that one Pickens County Council member called former county administrator Matthew Delk “incompetent” and said he would not attend a planned county retreat with a county... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:15:54 EST Gettys Middle goes 3D PICKENS COUNTY — When you think of a group working on 3D printed prosthetic hands, you probably don't picture a class of middle school children, but that is exactly what is happening with the students at Gettys Middle School in Pickens... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:40:52 EST School board prayer policy dead after 3-3 vote PICKENS — A prayer policy being considered by Pickens County school trustees is officially off the table, following a split vote Monday night. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:53 EST Hagood Mill offers Homesteading classes beginning April 11 PICKENS – Eliza A. H. Lord will teach a series of homesteading classes at Hagood Mill beginning with Old-Timey Kitchen Gardens on April 11. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:30:52 EST Josephine’s Knot added to UHQT WESTMINSTER — The home of Claudia Spearman on Augusta Street in Westminster is the 144th quilt block added to the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail. The quilt block, called Josephine's Knot, hangs next to her front door. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:10:52 EST Delivering smiles PICKENS COUNTY — Every Wednesday, Randall and Marcia Kelley load up their SUV and head out to deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled residents of Pickens County. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:25:51 EST Separation document outlines agreement between Delk, Pickens County PICKENS COUNTY — Former County Administrator Matthew Delk was paid a lump sum of $148,000 — a full year's salary — as part of a Confidential Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims signed Feb. 17 by him and the chair of the... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:31:02 EST Pickens YMCA launches annual fundraising effort PICKENS COUNTY — Community programs have always been a staple of the YMCA, and 2015 is proving no different as the Pickens County YMCA is launching its annual fundraising campaign — this year with a $100,000 goal. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:00:53 EST Council voted on resignation, not $148K payout$148K-payout PICKENS COUNTY — Pickens County Council voted unanimously on Feb. 17 to accept the resignation of the then-county administrator but did not vote to execute a confidential agreement that outlined a lump sum payment, a move the S.C. Press... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:30:59 EST Written warning outlines council’s issues with former administrator’s job performance PICKENS COUNTY — Information obtained by The Easley Progress through a S.C. Opens Records request shows that former county administrator Matthew Delk was given a written warning about his job performance less than a month before the public was... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:30:56 EST Grad students teach high-schoolers how to monitor water quality CENTRAL — The average person probably doesn't think of clean water as being filled with a bunch of bugs. But in reality some groups of bug larvae are sensitive to pollution, so if they're not found wiggling around in creeks, streams... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:10:53 EST Clemson legend to walk in Bataan Memorial Death March CLEMSON — Retired U.S. Army Col. Beverly N. (Ben) Skardon, 97, survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University, will walk eight-and-a-half miles in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on the... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:05:51 EST SCRLA honors Applebee’s manager EASLEY — Applebee's General Manager Stephen Rickard has been named restaurant manager of the Year by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:30:54 EST