Category Archives: Williamston

Town council updated on projects, approves changes in municipal center use

By David Meade

During their first meeting of the New Year, Williamston Town Council heard reports from Envision Williamston on several grant related projects and approved several resolutions including one amending the fee schedule and rules for usage of the Municipal Center, allowing alcohol to be served during private events.

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall reported that a Palmetto Pride Grant will support a HOWDY clean-up day and three new “Adopt a Rest Stop” locations in town. Anderson County Accommodations Tax (ATAX) funding will be used for marketing the town’s 2017 Season of Events in Mineral Spring Park, Crandall said.

Williamston Council meeting Jan. 9

Williamston Town Council will meet Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Williamston Municipal Center. Agenda items include: Presentations including regular monthly reports, Deck the Halls Christmas Tree awards presented by Envision Williamston.

New business includes entertaining a request for use of the banquet rooms and gym by the Palmetto Cheer Team; Securing Fireworks display date; Appointment of a Planning Commission member; Resolution to purchase water meters; ARC Grant Request by Envision Williamston; Resolution to recognize and honor the Palmetto Girls Cross Country Team State Champions; Resolution amending fees and rules for using the Municipal Center.

Also First reading on an amendment to the town zoning ordinance; First reading on an ordinance amending regulations of events in public places; Appointment of Facade Improvement Steering Committee; Appointment of Main Street Challenge Selection Committee; Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem.

An executive session for legal advice concerning a potential transfer of real property is also on the agenda. A reception for the Mayor and Council will be held following the meeting.

Williamston Council to meet Jan. 9

The first meeting of the new year for Williamston Town Council will be on January 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. No work session is scheduled to be held in advance of the meeting.

Spreading Cheer


Mayors at Williamston Christmas Parade

Sharon Durham enjoys riding with her husband Williamston Mayor Mack Durham (driving) and West Pelzer Mayor Blake Sanders in the Williamston Christmas Parade Saturday.

Palmetto High AFJROTC at Williamston Christmas Parade


Queens enjoy parade


Palmetto, Wren, Powdersville Bands march together


Anderson School District One Bands march together


For Williamston Christmas Parade

Bands from all three Anderson School District One High Schools, Palmetto, Wren and Powdersville joined forces to march in the Williamston Christmas Parade.

Cheerleaders at Williamston parade


Powdersville – Palmetto Bands at Piedmont Christmas Parade


Christmas Parade Day!

The 2016 Piedmont Christmas parade will be held today, (Dec. 10) beginning at 11 am. Grand Marshal will be Miss America 1st Runner Up Rachel Wyatt. The Williamston Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, at 3 p.m. The theme will be “Keep Christ in Christmas”. The parade will begin at the traffic light at Hamilton St. and Greenville Dr. and will end at Calvary Baptist Church.

Tickets on sale for Arts Center Dinner Theater

At the Artory

The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center (PACAC) at The Artory is hosting its third annual Christmas Dinner Theater Fundraiser on Thursday, December 15 beginning at 6:30 pm at The Artory. The event will feature Philip Cheney in a one-man show on The Artory stage. Cheney has been performing for audiences for over forty years.He is a featured performer for the SC Humanities Speakers Bureau.Cheney has performed a number of roles, usually taking on the personality of someone from the mid to late 19th century.

Williamston Parade Saturday at 3 p.m.

The Williamston Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. The theme will be “Keep Christ in Christmas”. The parade will begin at the traffic light at Hamilton St. and Greenville Dr. and will end at Calvary Baptist Church. There is no fee to enter the annual parade, but all entrants are encouraged to bring plenty of candy. To ensure safety along the parade route, candy may be tossed from entries however a walking crew will be required on each side of the parade entry vehicle to keep children from running toward entries.

Santa Express celebrates 10th year; to collect food donations

Greenville & Western Railway Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation, will celebrate the tenth year of Santa riding the rails through the area with the “Santa Express” this Saturday, Dec. 10. The Santa Exprees will have their first stop in Belton and will stop in Cheddar, Williamston and Pelzer.

Following Santa’s arrival at each stop, each and every little boy and girl in attendance will have an opportunity to step on board Santa’s caboose and tell Old Saint Nick exactly what they want for Christmas and receive a sweet treat. Santa will also draw tickets at every stop for special gifts from his gift bag before the train departs.

The Santa Express schedule is as follows:

Williamston Cemetery Candlelight Service Dec. 8

The Williamston Cemetery Committee will observe its annual Memorial Candlelight Service at the Williamston Cemetery on Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 pm. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the service. Participants are asked to bring a flashight and or lighter. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate date will be announced. For questions, please contact Williamston Town Hall for committee contact information.

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