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AED presented to police department

AnMed Health Chest Pain Coordinator Kimberly Irby, RNJ, BSN recently presented the Williamston Police Department with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to Read More »

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Tragic shooting

A Pelzer EMS paramedic goes to the house where a 11-year-old child was fatally injured by a gunshot Friday evening in West Pelzer while State Constable Chris Trotter helps secure the scene. Read More »

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House fire – Augusta Road

A South Greenville firefighter surveys the damage following a house fire on Tuesday afternoon. The single story wood frame home on Augusta Road near Ware Place suffered heavy fire damage to one Read More »

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Party in the Park this Saturday

The GWBA “Party in the Park” featuring Outshyne and Delvin Choice will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Outshyne’s single “Moonlight Crush” recently hit #1 on Sirius XM. Read More »

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Driver trapped, refuses hospital transport – Willingham Road

Whitefield firefighters await state troopers at the scene of an accident on Willingham Road on Monday afternoon. A pickup truck overturned near the Dorchester Road intersection trapping the driver inside. Firefighters had Read More »

Party in the Park expected to draw large crowd

By David Meade

The Town of Williamston and the Greater Williamston Business Assocation (GWBA) are planning for a big weekend. Mineral Spring Park will be alive with music and fun activities surrounding the GWBA Party in the Park which is planned for 6 p.m. this Saturday.

According to GWBA president and event organizer Chris Trotter, Fox Carolina 21 TV news will be broadcasting live in Williamston Friday morning as they feature the town and the music event. The TV news crew with reporter Joe Gagnon will be in Mineral Spring Park beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Around 8:45 a.m. there will be a live, On-Air Friday dance party.

The band Outshyne, who will headline the music concert on Saturday, will be performing live on the Amphitheater Stage sometime during the live broadcast on Friday.

The “Party in the Park” on Saturday will feature Outshyne and singer Delvin Choice.

School Board approves wording for sales and use tax referendum

By David Meade

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday which states specific wording for a sales and use tax referendum that will be on the November election ballot.

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

School District One readying for technology rollout

By David Meade

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved wording for a sales and use tax referendum and heard an update on the technology rollout of more than 7000 iPads planned throughout the district in a few weeks.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Jane Harrison said the Anderson One Digital Innovation rollout was a “huge undertaking” and district personnel involved in preparing for the upcoming rollout have done a great job.

District One approves personnel

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during the July Board meeting Tuesday:

Administrative – Robby Roach, Principal Palmetto High; Jason McCauley, Assistant Principal/Director of Freshman Academy, Palmetto High.

Tank washout, hydrant flush should eliminate bad taste in Williamston water

By David Meade

The Town of Williamston will be flushing hydrants and draining the tank on Virginia Drive in an effort to clear up lingering effects of a foul odor and taste that has been present in the town’s water for about two months.

The town has contracted with Utility Services Group to do a complete washout and sterilization of the town’s water supply tank, according to town Utilities Director David Rogers.

Burgess to propose water bill creditFor quality issues

By Stan Welch

Williamston Ward Two Councilman Rockey Burgess plans to propose a ten dollar credit on the water bills of the town’s citizens, in response to the extended problems involving the taste, smell and potability of the town’s water supply in recent months.

For several months, the water provided to the town by the Anderson Joint Regional Water Authority (AJRWA)has been heavy on algae and has had a musty odor and a thick, and to most, unpleasant taste.

Democrats to meet Aug. 2

The Anderson County Democratic Party will hold its regular monthly First Saturday meeting on August 2 at 9 a..m. at the party headquarters, 115 N. Main St. in Anderson.

AED presented to police department

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AnMed Health Chest Pain Coordinator Kimberly Irby, RNJ, BSN recently presented the Williamston Police Department with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart with a device called a defibrillator. The AED will be available to patrol officers allowing them access to it if the need should arise, Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor said. The device gives audio instructions walking through the process so even a bystander could administer it, Irby said. The AED provided by AnMed Health and the Stroke Safe Community group also includes pads for children. The devices generally cost arount $1000. Pictured are Williamston Mayor Mack Durham, Officer Sam Hopkins, Kimberly Irby RN/BSN and Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor.

West Pelzer officials planning to meet with Greenville Water

By Stan Welch

Now that the annual budget battle is over and the Town of West Pelzer has decided to issue a tax anticipation note (TAN) to ease cash flow problems, West Pelzer Town Council will take on the question of a proposed deal with Greenville Water system to ensure the town’s access to a viable water supply well into the future.

Tragic shooting

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A Pelzer EMS paramedic goes to the house where a 11-year-old child was fatally injured by a gunshot Friday evening in West Pelzer while State Constable Chris Trotter helps secure the scene. The death has been ruled a suicide and the investigation into the incident has been closed officials said this week. West Pelzer Police responded to the incident at approximately 8:07 p.m. Friday evening. Pelzer Rescue Squad personnel also responded to the scene. Due to circumstances surrounding the incident and the official status of one of the child’s relatives, SLED was called in to conduct the investigation. Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown confirmed Monday that the death was ruled to be a suicide. (Photo by David Rogers)

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