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Palmetto Business Association to expand Party in the Park to ticketed event

During their meeting Tuesday, members of the Palmetto Business Association (PBA) discussed plans for several upcoming events and gave their consent for the organization to move forward on a proposal to expand their Party in the Park event.
The organization is partnering with a professional event promoter to expand to be a ticketed event featuring a mid-stream name entertainer, according to PBA President Blake Sanders.

Envision Williamston announces two new projects

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced recently that the program is launching two new projects to encourage beautification, growth and economic development in the town.

Shiloh Church Road to close for bridge work

The County’s Roads and Bridges Department will close a portion of Shiloh Church Road near Highway 17 in the Wren community on Tuesday, April 4, to replace the west bridge near Shiloh Creek Subdivision.
The roadway will be closed between Highway 17 and Cane Hill Drive C-01-0307 for approximately one year.

Palmetto Business Association Easter Egg Hunt April 8

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under Saturday, April 8 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Rain date for the event will be the following Saturday, Apr. 15 . Ages and time schedules are as

Palmetto Business Association to hold Sporting Clay Tournament

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will hold their 3rd annual sporting Clay tournament on Friday, April 22 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Belton Gun Club.
Entry fee is $80 per person or $320 for a four person team.
Entry fee includes clay targets, breakfast and lunch. Drinks and snacks will also be provided.

Absentee voting open for Senate District 3 primary

In-person absentee voting is now underway in Anderson County for the Senate District 3 Republican Primary.
Registered voters, who qualify, and need to cast an absentee ballot can weekdays during the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
March 14 – Officers issued a trespass notice for the Dollar General Store at 526 West Main St. to Frederick Mason Jenkins Jr. Jenkins was at the store harassing a female employee he had once dated. Officer Stephen Kay handled the call.

Anderson County residents face federal gun, drug charges

Anderson Group Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges – Shemika Alfrida Parson Williams, age 35, Kevin Lynn Hargraves, age 32, and Johnny Lee Smith, age 26, all of Anderson, South Carolina, were charged in a four-count indictment with possession of firearms by

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)

Obituaries Week of March 22


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)

Ribbon cutting held for ADA kayak launch

On the Saluda – Anderson County held a ribbon cutting Monday, for a second ADA floating kayak launch facility on the Saluda River. The accessible floating kayak launch facility provides an opportunity for all to transfer independently into kayaks beginning their journey down the Saluda River.

Republican precinct reorganizing meeting Mar. 20

The Anderson County Republican Party will hold its biennial precinct reorganization on Monday, March 20. Republican voters living in the Williamston, Williamston Mill, Pelzer, West Pelzer, and Cedar Grove precincts will meet that night at the Calvary Baptist Church social hall in Williamston at 6:30 p.m.
All registered voters who identify as Republicans are welcome to attend. Those in attendance will elect delegates to the County Convention which will be held on April 17.

Fork Shoals Historical Society to hold fundraising event

The Fork Shoals Historical Society will hold a fundraising event at City Scape Winery on Saturday, Mar. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include wine tasting, low counrty boil, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 per person day of event. The event will be held rain or shine and attendees must be 21 or older to attend. City Scape Winery is located at 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Pelzer. For information call 864.561.2504 or 640.2596 or email

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