Category Archives: Williamston

BB&T to close Williamston office

BB&T announced this week that they plan to close their branch office in Williamston later this year.
“We recognize that any business closing can be an emotional issue for a community. For that reason we do not take the decision to close a financial center lightly,” said David R. White, BB&T Vice President Corporate Communications.

PlantFest this Saturday

PlantFest will be held this Saturday in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park featuring a variety of vendors, classes, plants and live entertainment. The event kicks off the opening of the weekly farmers market.
Vendors will include Bella Vita Farm, BioWay Farm, Cedar Knoll Farm, Rock Farms, EarlyBird Farm, Mushroom Mountain, Chocolate Artworks, Padula’s Plants, Possum Kingdom Kreamery, Hoppy Quackers Farm, and Carolina Grassfed Beef.

Volunteers make a difference in Williamston – “HOWDY” Day

Approximately 130 volunteers participated in the townwide cleanup Saturday which focused on beautifying Mineral Spring Park, the ARTORY, Brookdale Park and First Street in Williamston. Hands on Williamston Day Y’All or “HOWDY” was sponsored by Envision Williamston, Palmetto Pride, PHS AFJROTC and the Town of Williamston.
Calvary Baptist Church andTrinity Baptist Church provided vans for transporting volunteers to their site where they engaged in light cleanup work, trash pickup and planting flowers.

Watches intently

Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison watches intently as Mayor Mack Durham climbs the extended aerial ladder on the department’s new fire truck. A special dedication for the truck was held Saturday as part of HOWDY Day in Williamston.

Climbs aerial ladder on new fire truck

Williamston Mayor Mack Durham climbs the 75 foot ladder on the new aerial ladder truck recently obtained by the Williamston Fire Department, The new equipment was on display during HOWDY Day Saturday in Williamston. A special dedication was also held for the truck which will be placed into service this week.

Park beautification

Cadets of the Palmetto High AFJROTC work on cleanup in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park during “HOWDY” Day Saturday morning. Approximately 130 volunteers participated in the townwide cleanup that focused on beautifying the park, the ARTORY, Brookdale Park and First Street in Williamston. HOWDY was sponsored by Envision Williamston, Palmetto Pride, PHS AFJROTC and the Town of Williamston.

Making a difference

Williamston Cub Scouts and other volunteers work on the beautifying the sign at the ARTORY during Hands On Williamston Day Y’all (HOWDY) Saturday.

Programs offered to help start a new business

By David Meade
The Town of Williamston through Envision Williamston currently has two grant programs available designed to help local businesses or to start a new business in Williamston.
Envision Williamston is currently taking applications for Facade Improvement Grants and a Main Street Challenge.

Find out more about starting a new business

Biscuits and Business
A complimentary workshop on starting a business will be held from 8 am to 10 am on Tuesday, April 25 at Williamston Town Hall.
Anyone thinking about or planning to start a new business is invited. Coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Ben Smith, Area Manager and Business Development Specialist at the Clemson Area Small Business Development Center will speak on the topic,

Williamston Fire Department aerial ladder truck arrives

The Williamston Fire Department now has an aerial ladder truck. The 2001 truck was purchased from the Patoka Fire Department in Indiana. Though it is used, it has only 16,000 miles on it. The truck will replace a 1998 truck that was purchased new by the Williamston department. Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison said the truck will help the town keep their Class 3 insurance rating and possibly move to a Class 2. The truck is needed for large buildings and churches in the town that do not have sprinkler systems, including town hall. Other large buildings the Williamston Fire Department has includes Cushman, Phoenix (old Mount Vernon/Williamston mill) 24 churches, schools, apartments and several strip malls. The aerial truck will help fight fires with additional height and water support, Chief Ellison said. After a good cleaning following the road trip to Williamston Tuesday, members of the department began training on the new truck.

Williamston recommended for ARC grant

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Grants Administration has recommended a grant award of $84,500 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds for the Williamston Downtown Acceleration Program (WDAP).

Palmetto Business Association hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Palmetto Business Association (PBA) Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday in Mineral Spring Park. Pictures are participants in one of the four age groups ready for the next hunt. The event is sponsored by the Palmetto Business Association, Town of Williamston Pastor Bobby Winburn of Restoration Church in Williamston (and PBA) coordinated the event. Cadets of the Palmetto High AFJROTC program and from the Career and Technology Center helped.

PBA Easter Egg Hunt – Go!

Participants in the Palmetto Business Association Easter Egg Hunt make a dash for the nearest candy and eggs during the PBA Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday in Mineral Spring Park. The annual event is free to the public and hosted by area businesses and the Town of Williamston.

Williamston SC is in direct path of total solar eclipse

Will have one of longest viewing times in the worldBy David Meade – Williamston is directly in the center of the path of a rare solar eclipse that will take place on Aug. 21, 2017 and will see one of the longest viewing times of the total eclipse of any town in the state and country.
The town, and surrounding area including Piedmont, Pelzer and West Pelzer is perfectly positioned for people to observe and record the historic event.

Williamston Town Council hears update on Medshore EMS

By David Meade
During their meeting Monday, Williamston Town Council heard updates on Envision Williamston projects, Codes Enforcement and MedShore EMS report.
Medshore Director of Operations Josh Shore presented EMS information about operations in Wiliamston.

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