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 company’s success.The afternoon dinner drop-in held at Easley’s First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall doubled as a celebration of the companies 90th year in business.
It is Friday, November 22, and before the gathering of years can further tarnish our public recollection, the Easley Progress will shake off the red rust of time and open up the archives to November of 1963.The Progress featured this front page headline:“Football Contest Results Delayed”According to the report, a nationwide postponement had been rendered to all athletic contests due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.The r...
EASLEY – When Forest Acres Elementary School needed funds for a new playground, it was the students who came together to raise the money.“In recent years, our playground equipment was not up to code,” said Denni Alexander of the parent teacher organization. “The old equipment was pulled out, and because of the cutbacks, it wasn’t in the budget to replace it anytime soon, so the students decided to rally together and raise the money to buy their own pla...
PICKENS COUNTY – With talks swirling about eliminating aspects of statewide regulations on student-teacher ratio in individual school districts, local leaders are weighing in.The topic stems from comments made by S.C. State Superintendent Dr. Mick Zais indicating a need for more flexibility in regards to staffing requirements.Zais has since backed off his pursuit of amending the current regulations.
PICKENS COUNTY – Pickens County School Board Trustee Ben Trotter will serve as the new chairman for the coming year.Trotter got the nod after several other attempts to name a chairman failed at a special called meeting Monday night.Those nominated included Trotter, Trustee Jim Shelton and Trustee Judy Edwards, who previously held the seat.Edwards, Trotter and Trustee Jimmy Gillespie voted to appoint the Liberty representative.Trotter said he h...
PICKENS COUNTY – A Greenville man will spend the next six decades in prison after being found guilty of murder and grand larceny in connection with a shooting that took the life of Sean Dinneen in Easley in 2011.A jury found 27-year-old Tavish Yeargin guilty after deliberation Wednesday afternoon. Judge Robin Stilwell handed down the 60-year sentence.“He’ll be 87 before he gets out,” Prosecutor Doug Richardson said. “That’s hard time. ...
Readers selected the cutest, funniest, scariest and most original participants in our recent Halloween Costume contest. Readers had the opportunity to go to our website and choose from dozens who entered.The contest was sponsored by Heritage Propane, Allstate — Chad Kish, Corky’s Wine & Spirits, Easley Parks and Rec and Benson Ford.The winners include:Funniest: Ada Bates as Wonder Woman. Sponsor was Allstate – Chad KishScariest: Ha...
PICKENS COUNTY – Despite some different approaches to what they do Guardians ad Litem John Garrett and Sheila Barton have a passion for helping children.They wish more people would get involved to see the good that can come out of disturbing child neglect and abuse cases.Garrett and Barton have both operated out of the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program, Pickens County office for more than six years handling more than 30 cases on a volunteer basis. The overall pro...
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