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Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam project 77 percent complete

By David Meade
Work on the new 750-Megawatt Natural Gas Combined-Cycle plant at the Duke Energy W. S. Lee Steam Station site is about three quarters complete while excavation and removal of coal ash now includes a second basin.
According to Duke Energy Corporate Communications spokesperson Danielle Peoples, both projects are progressing as expected and remain on time and on budget.

Old River Road accident

West Pelzer firefighters along with Pelzer EMS await state troopers at the scene of a rollover accident on Saturday morning. The car was traveling east on Old River Road when it left the roadway and overturned. Neither the driver nor passenger were injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Single vehicle accident – Heavily damaged SUV

South Greenville firefighters responded to a single vehicle accident on Friday night on West Georgia Road to find no one around the heavily damaged SUV. The vehicle had struck two trees and one lane of the roadway was blocked. The state trooper began his investigation into who was driving the vehicle when he arrived. (Photo by David Rogers)

Single vehicle accident – Dorchester Road

Whitefield firefighters work to clean debris from the roadway after a single vehicle accident on Dorchester Road Sunday morning. The driver of a sport utility vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a traffic control sign and then ran off the left side of the road and struck another. The vehicle then overturned and came to rest on its wheels on the right side of the road. No one was injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two vehicle accident

Piedmont firefighters direct traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident on Wednesday night. A vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a parked vehicle at a repair garage on SC 20 near Old Pelzer Road knocking it several feet across the yard. The other vehicle ended up in SC 20 again. The driver was not injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Shady Grove Baptist – celebrating 150 years

By David Meade
One hundred and fifty years ago, Shady Grove Baptist Church was founded when fourteen black men and women set out from nearby Washington Baptist Church, just one and one-half miles east, and began meeting in a Brush Arbor. The date was Feb. 15, 1867, making Shady Grove Baptist one of the oldest churches in Greenville County.

New non-profit to hold work day and yard sale

    At old Pelzer hospital
    Restore Pelzer, a new non-profit recently formed by Pelzer Town Councilmembers and Pelzer residents will hold an indoor yard sale and work day this Saturday, Feb. 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at the old Pelzer Hospital Building.
    Restore Pelzer has as its mission to restore and preserve historic structures and spaces in the Town of Pelzer for the benefit of its citizens.

Two vehicle accident – Anderson Drive

Williamston firefighters along with Williamston police officers work at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Anderson Drive Tuesday evening. A sport utility vehicle ran into the rear of a pickup truck at the intersection of Keys Drive. Medshore Ambulance Service also responded to the scene. (Photo by David Rogers)

Motorcycle accident

Wren firefighters along with Pelzer EMS personnel work at the scene of an accident Friday evening. A motorcycle collided with a Pelzer ambulance at the intersection of Highway 17 and SC 8/81. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital. The ambulance personnel were not injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Overturned vehicle – Old Pelzer Road

Piedmont firefighters along with Greenville county deputies look for the driver of a vehicle after an accident on Old Pelzer Road Friday night. When emergency personnel arrived they found an overturned pickup and no one around. A utility pole was also broken and power lines were down. After a search of the area no one was found. (Photo by David Rogers)

Mobile home fire

Williamston firefighters make entry into a burning mobile home Thursday afternoon. When firefighters arrived flames were shooting from the end windows. The fire was quickly extinguished. West Pelzer firefighters also assisted. Medshore Ambulance Service personnel stood by as a precaution. (Photo by David Rogers)

Three injured – Hwy. 29

Three people were injured a a three vehicle accident on Wednesday evening at the intersection of Highway 29 and Welcome Road. Whitefield firefighters had to cut the door from one of the vehicles to remove the driver. Two drivers and a passenger in one of the vehicles were injured and transported by Medshore Ambulance Service. West Pelzer firefighters also assisted.

Palmetto High Auditorium now known as Alexander Auditorium

In memory of long time board member Fred Alexander
Pictured – Anderson Disctrict One Superintendent David Havird read a proclamation honoring Fred Alexander (deceased) for his 26 years of service to Anderson School District One and the District One Board of Trustees. A presentation to family members included a framed photo of Alexander, a copy of the proclamation and a special State House resolution presented by House District 10 Rep. Joshua Putnam. Family members present for the program included (l-r) children Barry Alexander, Rhonda Hightower and Randy Alexander and wife Wanda.

One injured – Hall Road

One person was injured Sunday in a single car accident on Hall Road. Three and Twenty firefighters assisted Pelzer EMS with patient care. The car was traveling on Hall Road off Highway 8 when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was taken to an area hospital by EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Mobile home fire

Three and Twenty firefighters along with Wren and Piercetown work to extinguish hot spots following a mobile home fire Friday night. Flames were coming from the front of the mobile home when firefighters arrived. The home was vacant and was a total loss. Pelzer EMS stood by as a precaution until firefighters had the fire extinguished. (Photo by David Rogers)

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