Fire destroys 200 year old house – Haynie Mill Rd.

Firefighters from multiple area fire departments assisted with a fire Saturday that destroyed a two-hundred year old home along with other buildings on Haynie Mill Rd. The fire apparently began as a Read More »

Wind driven fire damages home, outbuilding – Harper St.

A wind driven fire destroyed an outbuilding, a four wheeler, and damaged a mobile home Saturday afternoon. Firefighters from Cheddar, Williamston, West Pelzer, and Whitefield responded to the fire on Harper Street. Read More »

Cyclist injured – River Drive

A motorcyclist was injured in a wreck on River Drive Friday night. The driver apparently lost control of the bike near Byron Drive. Williamston firefighters along with Medshore Ambulance Service responded to Read More »

Woods fire – South Greenville

South Greenville firefighters battled a woods fire Saturday evening on Kelly Road near Ware Place. West Pelzer and Cheddar fire departments were called for assistance. When firefighters arrived the fire was topping Read More »

Hwy. 29 fatal

Two people were killed early Friday morning in a two vehicle wreck on US 29 near Old Williamston Road. A car and semi truck collided killing two Anderson residents in the car. Read More »

Fire destroys 200 year old house – Haynie Mill Rd.

Firefighters from multiple area fire departments assisted with a fire Saturday that destroyed a two-hundred year old home along with other buildings on Haynie Mill Rd. The fire apparently began as a field fire and quickly spread.

Wind driven fire damages home, outbuilding – Harper St.

A wind driven fire destroyed an outbuilding, a four wheeler, and damaged a mobile home Saturday afternoon. Firefighters from Cheddar, Williamston, West Pelzer, and Whitefield responded to the fire on Harper Street. Medshore Ambulance Service stood by until the fire was under control. There were no injuries. (Photo by David Rogers)

Cyclist injured – River Drive

A motorcyclist was injured in a wreck on River Drive Friday night. The driver apparently lost control of the bike near Byron Drive. Williamston firefighters along with Medshore Ambulance Service responded to the call. Williamston police department investigated the wreck. The driver was taken to an area hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Woods fire – South Greenville

South Greenville firefighters battled a woods fire Saturday evening on Kelly Road near Ware Place. West Pelzer and Cheddar fire departments were called for assistance. When firefighters arrived the fire was topping the trees and headed toward several homes. Quick action by firefighters kept the structures safe. (Photo by David Rogers)

Hwy. 29 fatal

Two people were killed early Friday morning in a two vehicle wreck on US 29 near Old Williamston Road. A car and semi truck collided killing two Anderson residents in the car. Whitefield firefighters along with Medshore Ambulance Service responded to the wreck. Two other occupants were taken to an area hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Motorcycle fatality – Hwy. 29

West Pelzer firefighters survey the scene of a wreck on US 29 near Moores Mill Road late Saturday night. Shane Matthew Goodwin, 47, of Pelzer died after his motorcycle was struck from the rear by a car. The cycle lodged into the front of the car and Goodwin was ejected onto the hood of the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman. Pelzer EMS also responded to the wreck. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two Hundred year old house burns – Haynie Mill Rd.

Firefighters arrive to assist with a fire Saturday that destroyed a two-hundred year old home along with other buildings. The fire, on Haynie Mill Road, apparently began as a field fire and quickly spread. More than a half dozen local fire departments assisted with the fire. (Photo by David Rogers)

Wiliamston man killed when truck crashes into home

A Williamston man was killed around 11:15 pm Thursday night when a truck crashed into the bedroom of his home at Tripp Street and Whilden Drive in Williamston.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said the man was pinned underneath the truck.
Shore said there were five children in the home at the time, and none of them were not injured. The mother was at work, according to Shore.
Shore said it is a tragedy but a miracle that the children were not injured because one child was in the bedroom with the father when the crash happened.
According to reports, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the driver of the truck, Austin Burdette, 20. He has been charged with felony DUI.
Burdette was driving south on Tripp Street when he went off the left side of the road, hit a sign, a fire hydrant, and an embankment, before the truck ended up in th home, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
West Pelzer Fire Department, Pelzer EMS, South Carolina Highway Patrol and Anderson County deputies were all on scene.

Container strikes Hwy. 29 bridge

Northbound U.S. Hwy. 29 was closed Wednesday afternoon after a truck pulling an empty container struck the Hwy. 20 Connector bridge. According to S. C. Highway Patrol, the container was too high for the bridge resulting in the container being knocked off the trailer an into the roadway. Highway Patrol says there were no injuries.

Restore Pelzer begins effort to save hospital building

In an effort to save the old Pelzer Hospital building, volunteers held a work day recently to kick off the process of restoring the historic structure.
The cleanup included taking down sheetrock and cleanup, primarily in the front room of the building.

Piedmont Fire Department training on ladder truck

By Stan Welch
Matters continue to move smoothly with the Piedmont Public Service Commission as they enter the new year. Incumbent commissioners Lib Pack and Rudy Rhodes were sworn in at the January meeting, after having faced no opposition in the general election.

Palmetto Business Association hears building trends for area

Toast and TopicsBy David Meade – Members of the Palmetto Business Association met Tuesday morning for the first Toast and Topics breakfast held at the Williamston Municipal Center.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant that has opened in the former location of Boots & Thelmas in West Pelzer, sponsored the event and provided breakfast.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 20 – Officers were dispatched to 4 River Drive in reference to a domestic dispute. Information in the reports was lengthy however no arrest was made. The incident remains under investigation. B. K. Creel investigated.

Anderson County planning new airport terminal

By Stan Welch
During the Anderson County Council meeting Tuesday, councilmembers discussed the Kinder Morgan fuel spill, spending of recreation funds, EMS and a new terminal for the county airport.
District Seven Councilwoman Cindy Wilson gave the Anderson County Council an update Tuesday night on the cleanup of a 2014 fuel spill from the Plantation Pipeline in Cheddar. (See related story elsewhere in this issue.)

Study indicates possible multiple releases

At Cheddar spill siteBy Stan Welch – The continuing inquiry into the circumstances of a 2014 petroleum spill in the Cheddar area, and its subsequent impacts on the environment has taken a recent twist.
Information obtained by a consulting firm, Aquilogic, Inc. on behalf of the Southern Environmental Law Center, supports the possibility that the 2014 leak in a pipeline owned and operated by the Plantation Pipeline Company (PPC) may have been either a recurring or ongoing spill, and not a defined single event.

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