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Scary scene from “Dark of the Moon”

If you are looking for something to do this weekend to get in a spooky Halloween mood while enjoying great entertainment, check out the Mill Town Players production “Dark of the Moon” Read More »

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One vehicle accident – Old Gunter Road

South Greenville firefighters work at the scene of an accident on Old Gunter Road Thursday night. A Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 struck several trees and ejected at least one person from the car. Read More »

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Mill Town Players present “Dark of the Moon”

The Mill Town Players will present their second production, “Dark of the Moon” over the Halloween weekend. Imaginatively set in the Smoky Mountains, “Dark of the Moon” recounts the story of John, Read More »

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No injuries – Hwy. 81

Powdersville firefighters along with Pelzer EMS paramedics collect information at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Highway 81 Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the wreck but one lane Read More »

Scary scene from “Dark of the Moon”

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If you are looking for something to do this weekend to get in a spooky Halloween mood while enjoying great entertainment, check out the Mill Town Players production “Dark of the Moon” currently underway at the historic Pelzer Auditorium. Pictured is  a scary scene from the live theater production which is showing over Halloween weekend. (Photo by Rhonda Horne)

Set in the Smoky Mountains, “Dark of the Moon” recounts the story of John, a strange “witch boy” who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. Staying true to the legend’s musical roots of being an Appalachian legend based the production features a live, local bluegrass band. The production will have two Halloween night shows nightly Friday and Saturday.

BHP Chain Crew member arrested for incident involving minors

Anderson County Sheriff’s investigators have sereved Daniel Adam Bell, WM, age 52, of Honea Path, with three warrants for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

According to reports, Bell agreed to meet three teenage females in the early morning hours of September 29, 2014 and provide them with marijuana. After picking up the girls, who “snuck out” for the evening, Bell instead drove the girls to the river near Holliday Dam Road and encouraged them to join him while skinny dipping.

On October 23, 2014, Bell was served with the warrants while incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Center, where he was being held for Failure to Appear after release for a misdemeanor. His bond has been set at $20,000.

One vehicle accident – Old Gunter Road

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South Greenville firefighters work at the scene of an accident on Old Gunter Road Thursday night. A Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 struck several trees and ejected at least one person from the car. Greenville County EMS transported the injured to Greenville Memorial Hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Election Day is next Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday for election day with State races being their primary focus, as many local candidates are running unopposed.

Governor Nikki Haley faces a broad spectrum of challengers, but Vincent Sheheen, her Democratic foe, is generally conceded to be the only significant opposition. That race took an interesting turn this week, as “independent Republican” Tom Ervin withdrew from the race and endorsed the Democrat Sheheen.

U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan faces opposition from Barbara Jo Mulliss for the District Three Congressional seat.

Referendum to decide education sales tax

If approved –

Will increase security, make improvements,
reduce property tax in School District One

By David Meade

Voters in School District One will have the opportunity to vote yes or no on a referendum which provides for a one cent sales and use tax which will provide funding for specific capital improvements for local schools.

The goal of the sales tax is to reduce property tax and debt service and provide school improvement funds.

The 2014 SC Education Capital Improvements Sales and Use Tax Act requires all districts to use 10 percent of the proceeds to reduce property taxes by offsetting the existing debt service on general obligation bonds.

The Anderson School District One Board decided earlier this year to use 20 percent of the proceeds that would come to the district to help pay off debt for a technology bond used to purchase iPads for every student in the district.

If the referendum is approved, the funds will also be used to install, maintain and improve security and public safety in each school in the district and make improvements across the district.

South Greenville County – election

Voters in three area Greenville County Special Purpose Districts will also choose who will represent them.

Piedmont Public Service District has three seats to be filled. Incumbents running unopposed include Al C. McAbee Jr, Ed Poore and Terry Yates .

The Canebrake Fire Special Election has three seats to be filled: Kyle Gilley and Randy McRae.

Dunklin Fire has three seats to be filled: Fay T Childress, Mark E Pittman and Danny Smith.

SC House Rep. District 28 Rep. Eric Beddingfield is running unopposed.

Greenville County Council District 26 will choose between incumbent Republican Lynn W. Ballard and Democrat Windell Rodgers.

Burgess hopes to continue accomplishments by town

Incumbent Ward 2 Councilman Rockey Burgess is a lifelong resident of Williamston and a business owner. His business, Autech, LLC, is located within the Town of Williamston. He has many years of public service in the US Army and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

“I believe that in order to best serve the interests of the town, council members must take an active role in the processes that bring about success. That means rolling up your sleeves and not being afraid of hard work,” Burgess said. “Since being elected, I have done just that. I have worked hard and will continue to work hard to make things happen.”

Joan Ragsdale running for Williamston Ward 2

Joan Ragsdale is running for the Williamston Town Council Ward 2 seat and says she wants to help make Williamston a better place to live as well as a place where others will want to come with families and businesses.

“The experience of running for council has been great for me,” Ragsdale said. “While I was born and raised in this town, many things have changed, including the demographics of our town over the past several decades. It has been my pleasure to make new friends as I’ve knocked on doors and used social and news media to help people get to know me.”

Hagood running as write-in for Ward 1

Tony Hagood is running for re-election to the Williamston Town Council Ward One seat he has held since being elected to his first term. “I can convey that thepast four years have been an opportune learning experience for me and I am grateful to the past administration as well as the present one,” Hagood said.

He said he would like to continue to serve Ward 1 and the Town of Williamston by creating and supporting innovative ideas that promote and stimulate economic growth.

Cole running as write-in for Ward 1

Former Williamston Town Councilman and local businessman Greg Cole is running as a write-in candidate for the Williamston Town Council Ward 1 seat.

Cole is the owner of Upstate Electric Motors and Drives. He was elected to town council in 2002 and served one term.

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