Category Archives: South Greenville

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

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.

Queens enjoy parade

Work to free occupants – Cedar Falls Road

Firefighters from Canebrake and Dunklin work to free two occupants from an overturned vehicle Friday night. The vehicle ran off Cedar Falls Road and struck an embankment. The two occupants had to be cut from the wreckage before being transported to the hospital by Greenville County EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

SGF commissioner Billy Campbell dies

BCampbellphotoSouth Greenville Fire Commissioner William M. “Billy” Campbell passed away Monday, Sept. 12. The South Greenville Fire Department website had the following statement posted on it:

“With sadness in our hearts we regret to inform you that Commissioner William M. “Billy” Campbell has passed away. Billy served his beloved community for 32 years as a member of the South Greenville Fire District.

Waste Management trucks using alternative route

Pelzer and West Pelzer will be seeing more truck traffic over the next two to three weeks

Outbound Waste Management trucks leaving the Duke energy W.S. Lee plant for the landfill in Homer, Ga. will be using a secondry route for the next three weeks due to repair work being done by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) on the primary route. According to Duke Energy Spokesperson Emily DeRoberts, District Manager of the SC Government and Community Relations Team for Duke Energy Carolinas, the documented secondary route from early 2015 presented many concerns,so a new alternative secondary route has been designated.

“We have carefully assessed an alternate secondary route that is safer for drivers and the community. We anticipate this route will be used for approximately 2-3 weeks, beginning Monday August 29,” DeRoberts said.

Two area 7-Elevens robbed early Tuesday

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a woman with a “No Regrets” tattoo on her neck who was involved in the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Powdersville early Tuesday morning. According to reports the woman entered the store around 4 a.m., told the clerk she had a gun in her jacket pocket and demanded money.

The woman left in a white Jeep with an undisclosed amount of cash. The store is located on Hwy. 153. No weapon was seen and no shots were fired. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400 or Andeson County Crimestopers at 888-274-6372.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a similar incident that also happened August 2, around 1:00 am. According to reports, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven (7803 Augusta Road) and approached the cashier, implying she was armed with a gun.

Hwy. 418 shooting results in fatality

By Stan Welch

It was just a regular hot June Saturday night at the Highway 418 Dance Barn, when a car driven by nineteen year old D’Marrion Jaquay Gilmore left the road and crashed into a telephone pole, bursting into flames.

Gilmore told those at the dance club not to call the police, saying he was wanted on several warrants, but the Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies were already en route. James Reeves, manager of the club, said that Gilmore put a gun to his forehead and demanded keys to a vehicle. When Gilmore left the building, those inside locked him out. When he couldn’t locate the car he fired several shots into the building.

Traffic accident turns into shooting investigation

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic accident that turned into a shooting on Saturday. According to reports, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to a vehicle collision at 1726 Highway 418. Witnesses reported that the car struck a telephone pole and caught fire.

When deputies arrived, witnesses told them that the driver of the car was able to exit safely and he approached them asking them not to contact the police. The driver was told that the police were already on the way and a verbal altercation ensued. During the verbal altercation, one of the witnesses presented a bat and the driver of the vehicle presented a firearm.

Greenville County Schools to offer Free Summer Lunch

Twenty-five locations in Greenville County are providing free lunches and breakfasts* through Friday, August 12 for any child 18 years of age or younger. There is only one summer meal program being offered in the South Greenville area at Grove Elementary School, 1220 Old Grove Road, Piedmont 29673, 355-5900. Dates are June 13-16, June 20-23, June 27-30, July 11-14.

Meals are provided without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion or national origin. The programs are only approved for geographic areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year. Parents should contact a participating site for details and hours of service. Dates and times vary by location.

Woodmont High Class of 2016

Greenville County Schools operating budget to increase $39 million

Highlights for the Greenville County Schools Budget 2016-17 as of May 18:

The Total Operating Budget for fiscal year 2017 is $575,956,000, compared to $536,676,000 for fiscal year 2016. There is no proposed tax increase. Two major sources for revenue increase are growth and an increase in the base student cost: There has been a sustained trend of higher millage value and corresponding property tax revenue due to growth. Also the State Superintendent of Education recommended and the SC House and Senate have approved a significantly higher base student cost of $2350 for FY17 compared to $2220 in FY16. The increase for Greenville County Schools (GSO) is projected at $12 million.

Greenville County Voter Forum May 23

All Candidates on the Greenville County ballot have been invited to a voter forum to present their vision and so that voters can have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the candidates before the election.

The Know, then VOTE 2016 Candidate Forum is sponsored by Another Voice with Eric and Friends ( along with Defenders for Children ( on May 23rd from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm at the Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville.

Small plane fatality in South Greenville

Updated Tuesday – The Greenville County Coroner’s office has identified the pilot who was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed Sunday as Bruce Ryskamp, 62. According to reports, witnesses reported that the plane’s engine stalled and the plane went down in a large field just off Hwy. 25, Belton. Residents of Oak Hill Road in Southern Greenville county called 911 at approximately 5:30 Sunday to report that a small plane had crashed in a farm field just off Highway 25. EMS, firefighters, and deputies responded to the scene. The crash is under investigation by the The Greenville County Sheriff’s office, Greenville County Coroner’s Office, the National Transportation Security Board and the Federal AViation Administration.

One dead, three injured in South Greenville County shooting

Four people were shot Sunday afternoon on Eastview Road near Old Pelzer Road. South Greenville firefighters along with Greenville County EMS responded to the call. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, two taken by ambulance to an area hospital, and another was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital by GHS MedTrans. The Greenville County Sheriffs office is investigating along with the coroners office. According to reports, one person was found in the front yard with a gunshot wound. All three had serious injuries. The name of the deceased has not been released. (Photo by David Rogers)

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