Category Archives: Entertainment & Events

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.

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.

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.

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

Greenville County Deputies featured on Live PD show

Beginning this week Deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will be featured on A&E’s new “Live PD” television show. The show airs every Friday from 9pm-12am. A&E offers viewers an unscreened and unfiltered look inside the country’s busiest police forces and this spring the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will be one of the featured agencies.

Motorcycle fatality – Hwy. 29

West Pelzer firefighters survey the scene of a wreck on US 29 near Moores Mill Road late Saturday night. Shane Matthew Goodwin, 47, of Pelzer died after his motorcycle was struck from the rear by a car. The cycle lodged into the front of the car and Goodwin was ejected onto the hood of the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman. Pelzer EMS also responded to the wreck. (Photo by David Rogers)

Restore Pelzer begins effort to save hospital building

In an effort to save the old Pelzer Hospital building, volunteers held a work day recently to kick off the process of restoring the historic structure.
The cleanup included taking down sheetrock and cleanup, primarily in the front room of the building.

Palmetto Business Association hears building trends for area

Toast and TopicsBy David Meade – Members of the Palmetto Business Association met Tuesday morning for the first Toast and Topics breakfast held at the Williamston Municipal Center.
Mill Town Place, a new restaurant that has opened in the former location of Boots & Thelmas in West Pelzer, sponsored the event and provided breakfast.

PBA Toast and Topics event February 21

The Palmetto Business Association (PBA) will host the first Toast and Topics event on February 21st at 8 am at Williamston Town Hall.
Barret Foust, President and Owner of Goodwin Foust Custom Homes, will give a presentation on the State of South Carolina Real Estate, addressing future growth patterns, needs for infrastructure, and what to expect over the next decade in real estate trends.

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.

Mustang Stage Company to Present Scapino!

The Mustang Stage Company of Palmetto High will present the funny Italian comedy, Scapino!, opening on Friday, Feb 10, at 7pm and continuing on Saturday, Feb 11 at 7pm and Sunday, Feb 12 at 3pm in the Alexander Auditorium.
Scapino! is a one-act play adapted from Molière’s farce Les Fourberies de Scapin by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, set in Naples, Italy.

Woodmont to induct five into Athletic Hall of Fame

The Woodmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will honor their 4th class induction during the home basketball game with J. L. Mann High School this Friday, Jan. 20. The five inductees in this year’s class (Class of 2016) are Shane Godfrey, Ricky McCombs, Michael Sanders, Sandy Cash, and Cindy Cash. The start time for the double-header of games is 6 pm.

Santa heading north

After appearing in local parades and a last night (Friday, Dec. 23) in the Scout Hut in Williamston from 6 pm – 9 pm, Santa is heading back north to get ready of the big night!

Mill Town Players seeking donations to compete in Kentucky

The Mill Town Players will take their production of “Of Mice and Men” to the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival in March where they will compete against top theater productions from nine other states. The Mill Town Players production of “Of Mice and Men” won First Place in the South Carolina community theatre festival in November and will represent South Carolina in Kentucky.

Mill Town Players Executive Director Will Ragland estimates it will cost approximately $10,000 for expenses including registration, transportation, and lodging expenses to compete in the Festival. “We are asking supporters of Mill Town Players to consider making an end-of-year, tax deductible donation to help us make it to Kentucky,” Ragland said. “If you’re feeling generous and would like to help us, please send us a check in any amount.”

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