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Piedmont Fire Department Ladder Truck now in service

By Stan Welch
The Piedmont Fire Department is proud owner of a seventy foot ladder truck. The 1998 Sutphen Quint unit was obtained from the City of Greenville Fire Department, which removed it from service in keeping with their policy of replacing all equipment after twenty years, regardless of its condition.
The truck was obtained for ten thousand dollars and has had an additional forty thousand dollars in reconditioning and repairs done to it since.

Single vehicle accident

An Anderson County deputy along with a state trooper work at the scene of an accident on Highway 143 Tuesday night. A pickup truck struck a guard rail near the intersection of I-85. Pelzer EMS along with Powdersville firefighters responded to the wreck. (Photo by David Rogers)

Propane leak – Beaverdam Baptist Church

A West Pelzer firefighter checks a propane leak Thursday night at Beaverdam Baptist Church near Williamston. A nearby resident reported the smell of propane. When firefighters arrived propane was coming out in liquid and gas form. The gas supplier was notified to respond. Gas had to be removed from inside the church by firefighters. (Photo by David Rogers)

Pedestrian struck – Rehobeth School Rd

Piedmont firefighters along with Greenville County EMS work at the scene after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening. It happened on Rehobeth School Road near South Piedmont Highway. The woman pedestrian was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two vehicle accident

Powdersville firefighters await state troopers at the scene of an accident on SC 153 Monday night. Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 143 (RiverRoad). Pelzer EMS responded but did not transport anyone. Traffic was slowed at the intersection until the wreckage was cleared. (Photo by David Rogers)

Electronic Sign almost ready

Workers with Electric City Signs install the final pieces of a new electronic message board on the river rock monument base for an electronic sign that is being placed in front of the Williamston Municipal Center. The new sign, which is another Envision Williamston project, will include Historic Williamston and Envision Williamston artwork, the Town seal, and a Daktronic 4’x7’ color double sided LED sign mounted on the rock base. The electronic sign will be used to advertise specials events, festivals, meetings and other activites going on within the town.

Vehicle strikes wall off Courtney Street

West Pelzer firefighters work at the scene of a single vehicle accident Saturday morning. A sport utility vehicle struck a wall behind Pelzer Town Hall off Courtney Street. The driver was checked by Pelzer EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Single vehicle accident – Smoak Road

Two people escaped serious injury Saturday night in a single vehicle accident. It happened on Smoak Road near Circle Road in Powdersville. The vehicle ran off the roadway and into a ditch. Pelzer EMS checked the occupants but did not transport. Powdersville firefighters also assisted EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Stolen car recovered – Pelzer

A suspect is taken into custody after a reported stolen car was spotted by police. The car was apparently stolen in West Pelzer Monday morning. The vehicle was seen Monday night and officers attempted to stop it. The driver did not stop before wrecking on Orr Street in Pelzer. He was taken into custody and was checked out by Pelzer EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Inspects motorcycle accident

SC State Trooper Westmoreland inspects a motorcycle after it collided with a vehicle Sunday night. The accident happened at the intersection of SC 86 and SC 81. Wren firefighters responded and assisted with patient care and traffic control. Pelzer EMS transported the motorcyclist to an area hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver escapes serious injury – Cheddar Road

The driver of a car escaped serious injury after the car he was driving overturned on Cheddar Road Thursday night. The accident happened near Lollis Tabernacle Road. One lane of Cheddar Road was closed until the wreckage was cleared. Cheddar firefighters assisted with traffic control. Medshore Ambulance Service also responded to the call. (Photo by David Rogers)

Vehicle overturned – Cooley Bridge Road

A vehicle overturned on Cooley Bridge Road Wednesday evening near Kelly Road. The vehicle struck a fire hydrant breaking it off also. Greenville County EMS treated the occupant at the scene. Traffic was able to pass with one lane open. (Photo by David Rogers)

Police investigate graffiti incident at Palmetto High

The Williamston Police Department is investigating a vandalism incident in which graffiti was spray painted on outside walls, sidewalk and doors at Palmetto High School and other nearby businesses on Hamilton Street.
According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, the incident in not gang related but appears to be anti-establishment and anti-God. Chief Taylor said the suspect is believed to be a student.
In addition to several places at the school, graffiti was spray painted on a bus at Palmetto High as well as Unity Mortuary and the Stop-n-Go located on Hamilton Street, approximately 1/4 mile from the school.
Police investigators do have video of the suspect, Taylor said.
Taylor said the incident is the first graffiti miscellaneous damage report the department has had in awhile.

Miss Woodmont

Ally McCaslin was crowned Miss Woodmont 2017 by Miss Woodmont 2016 Brittany Westbrooks during the Miss Woodmont pageant held recently at Woodmont High School. McCaslin won the Interview portion of the contest as well as Grand Talent and Evening Wear. (Photo by Rhonda Horne)

Fire destroys 200 year old house – Haynie Mill Rd.

Firefighters from multiple area fire departments assisted with a fire Saturday that destroyed a two-hundred year old home along with other buildings on Haynie Mill Rd. The fire apparently began as a field fire and quickly spread.

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