Community Snapshot The Easley City Police Department located on West Main Street was dedicated in 2002 after leaving its former location in the basement of City Hall.
Under the flags at the police station stands a memorial to those who have died in uniform.
It reads: “In Memory of Easley Police Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.”
Jeremiah (Jere) Hughes June 23. 1892
Walter C. Holcombe Mar. 7. 1921
Woodrow W. Nalley Sept. 7 1959”
Wrestling club enters second year EASLEY – Young grapplers in the Easley area will now have another opportunity to perfect their skills on the mat as the Limitless Wrestling Club opens its second year.
“Limitless Wrestling is a program that we’re building to help increase our level of skill for the high school team,” said Jeff Harris, head varsity coach “It gives the kids another season to stay on the mat and take their skills to a higher level.”
Harris also said that the...
Pickens County Law Enforcement Officer of the Week PICKENS COUNTY – Sgt. Brian Gibson of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is part of a family that understands the value of public service.
“My father was in law enforcement for 20 years with the Easley City Police Department,” Gibson said. “I was around it my whole life and enjoyed it. My brother is the fire chief at Anderson County, so we are both in public service because of our dad.”
Gibson is a lifelong resident of Pickens County and...
Easley senior accepted by top Universities EASLEY – Easley High School senior Anna Jewell holds a top five grade point average, is active in the community, and has been accepted by both Clemson University and St. Andrews in Scotland.
“I wanted to give myself every opportunity,” Jewell said. “I didn’t want to deny myself a chance no matter how outlandish it was or where in the world the school was, so I decided to apply to St. Andrew’s in Scotland and was accepted much to the displea...
Easley Police Officer of the Week EASLEY – Master Patrol Officer Tyler Evans of the Easley Police Department has always had a passion for police work and respect for the uniform.
“I have always been interested in law enforcement,” Evans said. “While I was in high school, I was in the ROTC and it taught me a lot about discipline and respect. It led me in the direction of either a career in law enforcement or the military.”
Evans said that being able to help others was also...
Through the Years It is Friday, April 26, and before the gathering of years can further tarnish a public’s recollection, the Easley Progress will shake off the red rust of time and open up the archives to April of 1982.
The Progress featured a front page headline that read:
“Proctor & Gamble denies rumors of support for Church of Satan”
The article detailed that the rumor had been circulating around the City of Easley. According to the rumor, a Proctor &...
Unique student acitivity leads to Easley award EASLEY – Three Easley High School seniors participated in a poultry judging contest for Future Farmers of America (FFA) at the Pickens County Career and Technology Center.
The three seniors were Austyne Douglas, Kelci Sizemore, and Chapin McCombs.
“We all judged hens on their handling quality and pigmentation,” Douglas said. “We also judged their egg laying ability.”
The contest winners were determined by which team judged the poultry m...