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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.

Gospel concert to benefit old hospital restore project – Pelzer

A concert of old time gospel songs and hymns featuring some of the finest singers in the Upstate, including members of the cast of Smoke on the Mountain, will be held this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Pelzer.
More than 25 beloved songs wil be performed including

Pancake breakfast to benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Sydney Crawford, Miss Greenville County Teen 2017, will host a pancake breakfast April 29 at Sweet P’s in Piedmont to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
Crawford is a resident of Piedmont and a freshman at Wren High School where she is in all honors classes, on the yearbook staff, a member of the JV Sideline Cheer team and Varsity Competition cheer team.

Cash wins Senate 3 runoff

Richard Cash, a Powdersville businessman, defeated former Pendleton mayor Carol Burdette in the Republican runoff primary for Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant’s vacated seat in the S.C. Senate. Since no Democrats pursued the seat, it seems likely that Cash will serve the rest of Bryant’s term as the Senator from District 3.

Three plead guilty in K-9 case

Sergio Montez Martin, Shirlandria Shaqua Dixon and Martevious Shamon Craig recently pled guilty in Anderson General Sessions Court before the Honorable Donald Hocker to charges related to the death of an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 last year.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Apr. 18 – Freddie L. Buckner, 47, 217 Longview Dr., Williamston reported a white bicycle with white writing, black rims and four black pegs stolen. The bicycle was valued at $250. K. Anthony investigated.
Apr. 19 – Michael Edwards, 115 Tyson St., Williamston reported a tag removed from a vehicle belonging to Bobby E. Patton, 135 Dunn Ct., Lyman., that was parked in the yard. L. Buell investigated.

Obituaries Week of April 26, 2017

JOYCE ‘JOY’ SEIGLER BURTON, STEVEN MICHAEL KONDUROS, JIMMY JONES, JOAN SMITH JAMESON, LELAND HEMRICK, EARL HIGGINBOTHAM, LLOYD BAGWELL, JOYCE CREWS, LISA MICHELLE HARPER CHRISTY

Two vehicle accident

Hopewell firefighters work at the scene of a two car accident Tuesday night. It happened at the intersection of Hopewell Road and Highway 81 north. Both drivers were transported to AnMed Health by Medshore Ambulance Service. Highway 81 north traffic had to be detoured until the wreckage was cleared. (Photo by David Rogers)

Blue Ridge Fest April 28 in Pickens

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Blue Ridge Fest at the annual event on Friday, April 28, 2017, held at the cooperative’s headquarters in downtown Pickens.
The largest classic car cruise-in and Beach Night show and dance event in the Upstate, Blue Ridge Fest attracts nearly 5,000 attendees and more than 600 classic cars from across the Southeast annually to benefit local charities in the cooperative’s four-county service area.

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.

Coal ash trucks to use secondary Hwy. 8 route

Due to South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) work on Cooley Bridge Road, outbound Waste Management trucks hauling coal ash from the Duke Energy W. S Lee Steam Station will be using their designated secondary haul route on Hwy. 8, Duke officials said this week.

Blue Ridge Fest in Pickens April 28

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Blue Ridge Fest at the annual event on Friday, April 28, 2017, held at the cooperative’s headquarters in downtown Pickens.
The largest classic car cruise-in and Beach Night show and dance event in the Upstate, Blue Ridge Fest attracts nearly 5,000 attendees and more than 600 classic cars from across the Southeast annually to benefit local charities in the cooperative’s four-county service area.

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