Category Archives: Williamston

Palmetto Business Association hears building trends for area

Toast and TopicsBy David Meade – Members of the Palmetto Business Association met Tuesday morning for the first Toast and Topics breakfast held at the Williamston Municipal Center.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant that has opened in the former location of Boots & Thelmas in West Pelzer, sponsored the event and provided breakfast.

Statewide business license raises questions for local officials

Information presented at County Municipal meetingBy Stan Welch
Two bills purportedly designed to streamline and standardize the issuance of business licenses across the state have ruffled quite a few feathers among the leaders of some of the small towns in the area.
Introduced by Rep. Bill Sandifer, House Bills 3650 and 3651 are the latest efforts to address business license reform in the General Assembly.

Envision Williamston Facade Improvement Grants now available

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced this week that the town’s economic development program is launching a “Facade Improvement Grant Program,” this spring.
“It is intended to stimulate improvements to the exterior of commercial buildings within the Town of Williamston,” Crandall said.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Barret Foust, President and Owner of Goodwin Foust Custom Homes, will give a presentation on the State of South Carolina Real Estate, addressing future growth patterns, needs for infrastructure, and what to expect over the next decade in real estate trends.

Water study makes short term, long term recommendations for Williamston

By David Meade
During their meeting Monday, Williamston Town Council approved second reading on an ordinance amending regulations of events in Public Places and passed a resolution to adopt rules for Parks, Trails and Public Places.
They also heard a report on a Water Project Study which provides an overview of assetts and makes short and long term recommendations.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant in West Pelzer, is sponsoring the event, making the event free for Palmetto Business Association members.

Mustang Stage Company to Present Scapino!

The Mustang Stage Company of Palmetto High will present the funny Italian comedy, Scapino!, opening on Friday, Feb 10, at 7pm and continuing on Saturday, Feb 11 at 7pm and Sunday, Feb 12 at 3pm in the Alexander Auditorium.
Scapino! is a one-act play adapted from Molière’s farce Les Fourberies de Scapin by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, set in Naples, Italy.

Christian Learning Centers program in need of teacher

Christian Learning Centers of the Upstate is in need of a qualified teacher to continue the program for the Palmetto area. Christian Learning Centers of the Upstate teaches Bible off-campus during the school day for 8 schools in the area.

Palmetto Business Association starts year under new leadership

And new meeting schedule

By David Meade – Members of the Palmetto Business Association (PBA) began the year with a membership luncheon at Williamston Town Hall Tuesday. 2017 PBA President Blake Sanders welcomed approximately 25 business and community leaders and laid out plans for a revamped meeting and event schedule and other member incentives.

According to Sanders, PBA board members came up with a 2017 calendar of events that alternates a Toast and Topics breakfast meeting and a Business after Hours eventing meeting every other month with regular membership meetings. The meeting events will continue to be held on the third Tuesday of each month, however breakfast meetings will be held at 8 a.m., while after hours meetings will be at 6 p.m. The regular membership meetings will remain at 12 noon.

Mayor to focus on capital improvements during second term

By David Meade – Williamston Mayor Mack Durham said this week that his first term as mayor was primarily focused on planning and his second term will be focusing more on capital improvements for the town. Speaking to the Palmetto Business Association Tuesday, Durham said he also wants to have a better relationship among the three towns, Williamston, West Pelzer and Pelzer.

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

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