EASLEY — The sun came out just in time this morning as hundreds gathered on Easley’s Main Street for the annual Christmas parade.The parade followed a drizzly night Friday when approximately 75 turned out for the Grand Illumination of the Christmas tree at Easley City Hall.The group of close to 100 entries, including two bands, dance schools, Cub Scout troops along with Easley’s firefighter and police officer of the year formed in the parking lot of Easley’s First Baptist Church. It proceeded to Main Street along Bradley and wet to Robinsons Funeral Home where the procession turned toward the Easley Presbyterian Church. It mad a final turn at Easley’s First United Methodist Church.
Anderson County PAWS is pleased to announce that is has received more than $10,000 in grant funding from the ASPCA through its participation in two programs. PAWS received $5,600 from its participation in the ASPCA’s Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project and an additional $5,000 for its participation in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
(BPT) - The holidays are known for eliciting cheer, thanks and a sense of community as families come together to share some of their most treasured traditions, whether that’s gathering for a special meal, organizing an activity or finding a way to give back to those less fortunate. Last year, Americans gave $316 billion to charity according to Giving USA, but it’s not just financial donations needed. Many organizations depend on donations of time and kindness to get by....
Lonnie AdamsonGeneral Manager/EditorEASLEY — Long term planning is a big part of what Pickens County Council Chairman Neil Smith wants to see happen in local government.Smith expressed some of his ideas and positive changes he sees coming for the county when he spoke recently in a State of the County address to the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 members heard him speak at Dunburk’s Premiere events in downtown Easley.A ...
The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning Dec. 7.Please join us from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 7 for a reception to meet the artists featured in “A Dozen Dames: Twelve Women Making Art”.Also opening that evening will be the exhibit “Fire Dance: Encaustic and Mixed Media Work by Patricia Kilburg” making it a true ‘baker’s dozen’ of women artists. Both exhibitions will continue t...
Lonnie AdamsonGeneral Manager/EditorPICKENS COUNTY — Remember this weekend’s Christmas events across the county.First among them will be the Grand Illumination in downtown Easley beginning at 5 p.m. In Old market Square.Events are intended to bring people downtown for the event of lighting the city’s Christmas tree and include music and carriage rides.Merchants in downtown will also be available to show off their wares. ...
(BPT) - One in three U.S. adults may benefit from support for healthy blood lipids, such as triglycerides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maintaining healthy blood lipids is an important - but often overlooked - aspect of promoting cardiovascular health and overall wellness for vibrant aging.There are a few key steps one can take to improve and maintain heart health and overall health, such as increasing the daily level of physical activity, quitting s...
EASLEY — Finding ways to stay close to the consumer is one of the ways Easley’s Alice Manufacturing has managed success when other textile manufacturers have closed.The company’s President Smyth McKissick laid out some general principals Tuesday, speaking to members of the company’s 25-year club at an annual Christmas dinner.McKissick thanked the attendees for dedicated years of service to the company and described them as another reason for the c...
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