Category Archives: Williamston

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.

Council discusses projects during work session

By Stan Welch

Mayor Mack Durham and the Williamston Town Council met Tuesday night to shape and polish the agenda for next week’s Council meeting.

Several concerns and issues were raised by members of the council. Councilman Rockey Burgess reported that he is having difficulty in getting bids on some work to be done at the long shed at the Mineral Spring Park. The shed actually has a ceiling, and bats have roosted in the enclosed area, making guano a real problem.

Boo in the Park event Saturday – Nov. 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.

Gates to the park will close at 3 p.m. There will be free candy for kids ages 1-12, a Haunted Hut by the Williamston Historic Commission, games provided by the Cowboy Church of Pelzer, free hotdogs and entertainment by Pelzer Church of God.

There will also be a Costume Contest for ages 0-12 years. All entries must register. Winners will receive a $10 gift certificate from WalMart plus toys.

Glow Run Canceled

The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center (PACAC) Glow Run and Party planned for this Friday, Oct. 31 has been canceled, organizers said this week.PACAC

Counterfeit $20 bills being passed

Captain Kevin Marsee of the Williamston Police Department is warning area businesses that counterfeit $20 bills are being passed in the area. Marsee warns that when taking in several $20s at one time, business should look at the serial numbers of the bills to make sure that they all do not contain the same serial number.

“Also we highly recommend that you use a detection device such as a pen or other scanning device,” he said. Businesses should especially be on the lookout for $20 bills with serial #s 66657273G, 61348302A, and 53704657D.

J.D. Power Neighborhood Tour coming to Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware has recently been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores” for the eighth year in a row by J.D. Power and the company is celebrating the achievement by taking all eight J.D. Power trophies on the road, visiting 38 states and more than 175 neighborhood Ace Hardware stores between August 2014 and April 2015.

The Ace Neighborhood Tour will be at Williamston Home Center this Thursday, October 23 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m and will visit the new Honea Path Ace Hardware store from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the same day. The appearance at the local stores will be the only ones in South Carolina.

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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