Two vehicle accident

Hopewell firefighters work at the scene of a two car accident Tuesday night. It happened at the intersection of Hopewell Road and Highway 81 north. Both drivers were transported to AnMed Health Read More »

Watches intently

Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison watches intently as Mayor Mack Durham climbs the extended aerial ladder on the department’s new fire truck. A special dedication for the truck was held Saturday as Read More »

Climbs aerial ladder on new fire truck

Williamston Mayor Mack Durham climbs the 75 foot ladder on the new aerial ladder truck recently obtained by the Williamston Fire Department, The new equipment was on display during HOWDY Day Saturday Read More »

Park beautification

Cadets of the Palmetto High AFJROTC work on cleanup in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park during “HOWDY” Day Saturday morning. Approximately 130 volunteers participated in the townwide cleanup that focused on beautifying the Read More »

Making a difference

Williamston Cub Scouts and other volunteers work on the beautifying the sign at the ARTORY during Hands On Williamston Day Y’all (HOWDY) Saturday. Read More »

Firefighter directs traffic around scene

A Dunklin firefighter directs traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident Saturday night on Augusta Road and West Ridgeway Road. Greenville County EMS transported the injured to an area hospital. Read More »

Some citizens have concerns with towns working together

Expressed during work session
By Stan Welch – Taxes, grants, planning and the possible merger of the town with West Pelzer were the topics of interest at the Pelzer Town Council’s citizens’ workshop Tuesday night.
Mayor Steve McGregor began the session, which was attended by approximately a dozen residents, by announcing that the final draft of the master plan for the Highway 8 corridor through Pelzer and West Pelzer would be presented on Monday, May 2 at the community building.

PlantFest this Saturday

PlantFest will be held this Saturday in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park featuring a variety of vendors, classes, plants and live entertainment. The event kicks off the opening of the weekly farmers market.
Vendors will include Bella Vita Farm, BioWay Farm, Cedar Knoll Farm, Rock Farms, EarlyBird Farm, Mushroom Mountain, Chocolate Artworks, Padula’s Plants, Possum Kingdom Kreamery, Hoppy Quackers Farm, and Carolina Grassfed Beef.

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Pelzer/West Pelzer Hwy. 8 Master Plan to be presented May 2

The final draft of the Pelzer and West Pelzer Master Plan for the Highway 8 corridor will be presented next Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Pelzer Community Building.
The Master Plan is the result of a Charette held recently for residents of the two towns by Arnett Muldrow & Associates.

Gospel concert to benefit old hospital restore project – Pelzer

A concert of old time gospel songs and hymns featuring some of the finest singers in the Upstate, including members of the cast of Smoke on the Mountain, will be held this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Pelzer.
More than 25 beloved songs wil be performed including

Pancake breakfast to benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Sydney Crawford, Miss Greenville County Teen 2017, will host a pancake breakfast April 29 at Sweet P’s in Piedmont to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
Crawford is a resident of Piedmont and a freshman at Wren High School where she is in all honors classes, on the yearbook staff, a member of the JV Sideline Cheer team and Varsity Competition cheer team.

Cash wins Senate 3 runoff

Richard Cash, a Powdersville businessman, defeated former Pendleton mayor Carol Burdette in the Republican runoff primary for Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant’s vacated seat in the S.C. Senate. Since no Democrats pursued the seat, it seems likely that Cash will serve the rest of Bryant’s term as the Senator from District 3.

Roads, recreation facilities top list for Powdersville

Northeast Anderson County Area PlanBy Stan Welch
It’s official. The preliminary results of a study of the northeast part of Anderson County confirms that the people in Powdersville and surrounding areas want better roads, more recreational facilities, and more autonomy over the area’s future development, as long as getting those things doesn’t raise their taxes.

Volunteers make a difference in Williamston – “HOWDY” Day

Approximately 130 volunteers participated in the townwide cleanup Saturday which focused on beautifying Mineral Spring Park, the ARTORY, Brookdale Park and First Street in Williamston. Hands on Williamston Day Y’All or “HOWDY” was sponsored by Envision Williamston, Palmetto Pride, PHS AFJROTC and the Town of Williamston.
Calvary Baptist Church andTrinity Baptist Church provided vans for transporting volunteers to their site where they engaged in light cleanup work, trash pickup and planting flowers.

County unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent

Anderson County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in March as 548 county residents found employment during the month, according to the latest statewide labor force report issued by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. The report also showed that employment increased from 85,252 in March of 2016 to 86,582 in March 2017.

Ballard Road closed for repairs

Anderson County Roads and Bridges Department has closed Ballard Road (C-6-41) for repairs to x-line. The closure is between Highway 29 North and Stoneybrook Road, and will remain closed until repairs are complete. The completion date has not been determined, and will be provided when that date is known.

Three plead guilty in K-9 case

Sergio Montez Martin, Shirlandria Shaqua Dixon and Martevious Shamon Craig recently pled guilty in Anderson General Sessions Court before the Honorable Donald Hocker to charges related to the death of an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 last year.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Apr. 18 – Freddie L. Buckner, 47, 217 Longview Dr., Williamston reported a white bicycle with white writing, black rims and four black pegs stolen. The bicycle was valued at $250. K. Anthony investigated.
Apr. 19 – Michael Edwards, 115 Tyson St., Williamston reported a tag removed from a vehicle belonging to Bobby E. Patton, 135 Dunn Ct., Lyman., that was parked in the yard. L. Buell investigated.

Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across the county:

Building and Codes
1. Have one vacant position (Building Inspector I) we are trying to fill.
2. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 29 New Single-Family Dwelling and 7 Addition-Renovation; 1 Duplex; 7 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 2 Renewal; 4 Swimming Pools; 14 Demolition; 185 issued for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 15 Commercial Including:

Obituaries Week of April 26, 2017

JOYCE ‘JOY’ SEIGLER BURTON, STEVEN MICHAEL KONDUROS, JIMMY JONES, JOAN SMITH JAMESON, LELAND HEMRICK, EARL HIGGINBOTHAM, LLOYD BAGWELL, JOYCE CREWS, LISA MICHELLE HARPER CHRISTY

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