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Hit and run accident on Hwy. 86

Sgt T. W. Carter with the SC Highway Patrol looks at evidence following a hit and run accident on Highway 86 on Tuesday night. A man waking east toward Piedmont was struck Read More »

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No injuries – Hwy. 8, 17 & 81 intersection

Wren firefighters await state troopers at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Monday evening. A pickup truck and car collided at the intersection of Highways 8, 17, and 81. Pelzer Read More »

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Weather downs tree – Midway Road

A large pine tree fell across Midway Road south of Welcome Road Tuesday evening. The tree blocked the entire roadway. State troopers warned motorists of the hazard until SCDOT could arrive and Read More »

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Deer strikes van – Holland Ford Rd.

An eight point buck struck a van on Holland Ford Road Saturday afternoon. The man driving the van suffered cuts and scrapes when the deer struck the drivers side of the van Read More »

Hit and run accident on Hwy. 86

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Sgt T. W. Carter with the SC Highway Patrol looks at evidence following a hit and run accident on Highway 86 on Tuesday night. A man waking east toward Piedmont was struck by an eastbound truck at the intersection of Old School House Road. Pelzer EMS rushed the man to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Wren firefighters also assisted at the scene.(Photo by David Rogers)

Sheriff’s Office looking for custom grill

rsz_grill_-_smoker_photoAnderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking the public’s assistance to help locate a stolen BBQ Grill/Smoker. According to the incident report, the custom-made grill was taken on or about Thursday, October 2 from Poinsettia Court in Easley. Although the photo shows the grill as red in color, it has been repainted all black with slightly different mag wheels and a Gamecock sticker on the sideboard. Anyone with information concerning the grill, or the suspect who took it, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (864) 260-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC (274-6372).

No injuries – Hwy. 8, 17 & 81 intersection

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Wren firefighters await state troopers at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Monday evening. A pickup truck and car collided at the intersection of Highways 8, 17, and 81. Pelzer EMS responded but no one was transported to the hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

SWAT team called in

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called to a house near Williamston Friday evening after a man refused an attempt by deputies to serve a detention order. According to reports, Sheriff’s Deputies went to the home on Cherokee Rd. to serve the order, which required the 42-year-old man to have a mental exam, around 7 p.m.

Glow Run and Party Oct. 31

On Friday, October 31, the community is invited to participate in a fun family Glow Run and Party. The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center (PACAC) Glow Party will be held at the Artory with games, prizes, snacks, and contests. Glow party admission for the general public is $2 per person.

Glow Run registration is $15 per person and includes a t-shirt. Admission to the Glow Party is free to runners. The events will be held at the Artory (former armory) located at 123 Gossett Drive in Williamston. For more information or for Glow Run registration go online to www.williamstonpacarts.com.

Boo in the Park November 1

Organizers of Williamston’s annual Halloween event, Boo in the Park, said the event will be held this year on Saturday, November 1st from 5-8pm in Mineral Spring Park. Any church, business, organization or individuals who are interestest in participating are invited. Applications are available at the Journal and the Williamston Municipal Center (Town Hall).

The annual event includes free fun activities, food and candy for trick or treaters. Additional information on Boo in the Park will be announced soon.

GWBA Golf Tournament October 24

The Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA) Fall Golf Tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 24th at Saluda Valley Golf Course in Williamston.

There will be cash prizes for the top three teams, a chance to win a new Keystone 23 foot Camper ($23,000 value) from Karolina Koaches. Door prizes include a Yeti cooler and a gas grill smoker. There will be free food, drinks, and many other door prizes given out throughout the day. 

The tournament will be four person Captains Choice. Registration fee of $160 includes entry fee, cart, door prizes and lunch. Maximum individual handicap is 24, mininum team handicap is 40. Mulligans, red tee will be available on the day of the event at $5 each. There will be cash prizes with first place receiving $400, second $200 and third place $100.

West Pelzer planning for election, events

By Stan Welch

West Pelzer Town Council met Tuesday night, and filled two vacancies on the election commission, in advance of the upcoming November elections and the opening of filing for candidates in a special town election later this year. They also discussed ideas for several events.

Jim Riddle, chairman of the municipal election commission recommended Pat Alexander and Pat Black to fill the seats, and Mayor Peggy Paxton made the motion to accept that recommendation. The Council, reduced to a bare quorum by the absence of Councilman Blake Sanders and the recent resignation of Robert Alexander, unanimously approved the choices.

Pelzer Council continues with annexation issues

By Stan Welch

The Pelzer Town Council giveth, and the Pelzer Town Council taketh away, at least where annexation is concerned.

Council gave second and final reading approval to the ordinance annexing the Pelzer Church of God, which will extend the town limits to Old River Road on the north side of Highway 20. That addition will also make it possible to annex properties in the upper mill area that are now contiguous to the town.

The Council also gave second and final reading approval to the rescinding of the annexation ordinance that had added four pieces of town property and the residential site of Roger Scott to the town earlier this year. A question was later raised concerning whether those properties were contiguous and therefore eligible for annexation.

Town requesting funds for Gatewood entrance

The Anderson County Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Roads and Bridges Department, 735 Michelin Boulevard, Anderson.

Among requests to be considered will be $425,000 for improvements on Woodmere Court in Williamston where there is a storm related washout that is causing concerns for the town and residents of Gatewood Subdivision. The damage occurred after heavy downpours resulted in backflow at the culverts where Big Creek flows under road of the Gatewood entrance.

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