Category Archives: Moonville

South Greenville Fire Department celebrates 50th

A large crowd turned out Saturday for the South Greenville Fire Department fiftieth anniversary celebration. Three of the four former and present paid chiefs were in attendance along with some former paid and volunteer firefighters. The department was organized in 1965 with all volunteers and has grown to eight full time manned stations throughout the years. The department also has a full time paramedic staffed truck to serve the residents of the community in case of a medical emergency. (Photo by David Rogers)

SGFD to celebrate 50 years

South Greenville Fire Department will be hosting a celebration of 50 years of service to the community. The event will be held on May 2 at South Greenville Fire Department Headquarters located at 8305 Augusta Rd. Pelzer from 1 p.m. until 4 pm.

There will be a Special Ceremony at 2 p.m. with invocation by Rev. Shane Donald and welcoming by South Greenville Fired Department Chief Ken Taylor. Guest speakers will include Rep. Eric Beddingfield, Vice Chairman Greenville County Counsel Butch Kirven, and South Carolina Firefighters Association President Joe Palmer. The public is invited.

South Greenville County – election

Voters in three area Greenville County Special Purpose Districts will also choose who will represent them.

Piedmont Public Service District has three seats to be filled. Incumbents running unopposed include Al C. McAbee Jr, Ed Poore and Terry Yates .

The Canebrake Fire Special Election has three seats to be filled: Kyle Gilley and Randy McRae.

Dunklin Fire has three seats to be filled: Fay T Childress, Mark E Pittman and Danny Smith.

SC House Rep. District 28 Rep. Eric Beddingfield is running unopposed.

Greenville County Council District 26 will choose between incumbent Republican Lynn W. Ballard and Democrat Windell Rodgers.

Ballard wins runoff for County Council Dist. 26

South Greenville

Lynn Ballard won the Republican runoff election held Tuesday May 13 and will face Democrat Windell Rodgers in a special election June 17 to decide who will represent District 26 on Greenville County council for the remainder of the year.

Ballard defeated Todd Fredrick with 67 percent of the vote, or 343 votes to Fredrick’s 168 votes.

Frederick was the second vote getter in the primary election held recently, in which only one vote separated him and the next highest vote getter, Ed Poore.

Debate planned for County Council candidates

Seat 26 – South Greenville

By Stan Welch

The candidates for Greenville County Council Seat 26 will gather in the Moonville area at seven p.m. on April 14, for a debate.

Four Republican candidates and one Democrat will participate. Present will be Republican candidates Ed Poore of Piedmont, Lyn Ballard, Buddy Dyer, and Todd Fredrick. Democratic candidate Windell Rogers will also be on hand.

The debate will be held at the Ruritan Building on Augusta Road, just south of the cemetery. The format is as follows.

One injured

South Greenville firefighters along with Greenville County EMS personnel work at the scene of a accident. One person was injured Saturday afternoon after the car they were in was struck by a motorcycle. The wreck happened at the intersection of Augusta Road and Bessie Road. The motorcyclist was not injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Two injured – US 25

Two people were injured Friday (Feb. 1) night in a two vehicle accident on US 25 in Moonville. The two vehicles collided near the intersection of I-185. Greenville EMS transported the injured to Greenville Memorial medical Center. South Greenville firefighters assisted EMS with patient care and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Demore named Ruritan of the Year

The Augusta Road Ruritan Club held a special Christmas meeting in mid-December, as national President Phyllis Lewter visited to help celebrate 60-years for the local club as keynote speaker. The Woodmont ROTC was in charge of the opening ceremony and the Sunshine Sisters entertained with a medley of favorite oldies and Christmas carols.

Sheriff’s Office seeks information on Piedmont burglary

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary incident in which a home located at 90 Ferguson Road in Piedmont was burglarized sometime between 12 pm on Dec. 21, 2012 and 2 am on January 4, 2013. After forcing entry into the home the thieves took more than $50,000 of jewelry, electronics and coins. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

 

Piedmont home burglarized

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary incident in which a home located at 90 Ferguson Road in Piedmont was burglarized sometime between 12:00 pm on December 21, 2012 and 2:00 am on January 4, 2013. After forcing entry into the home the thiefs took more than $50,000 of jewelry, electronics and coins. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

South Greenville parade Saturday

South Greenville Annual County Christmas Parade This Saturday starting at 11am. The Parade will be starting at Old Hundred Rd. & Hwy 418 and go to Reedy Fork Rd.

 

SGFD dedicates new station

The South Greenville Fire District recently held an Open house and Dedication service for a new fire station located in the MATRIX business park. The Station was dedicated to retired South Greenville Fire Chief William M. (Billy) Campbell. Chief Campbell served over 32 years as an active member and now serves as the Chairman of the commission board. The station is located at 1820 Old Grove Rd. Piedmont

 

Augusta Road Ruritans to celebrate 60th anniversary

The Augusta Road Ruritan Club (ARRC) members are planning a celebration of the Club’s 60th Anniversary on Monday, Dec. 17th at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the ARRC Clubhouse at 7788 Augusta Road, South; Piedmont. (1 mile south of Moonville on Hwy 25).

RMF expanding at Matrix Business Park

The Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) company will expand its current operations in Greenville County, building a custom facility in Greenville County’s Matrix Business & Technology Park. The $13 million investment is expected to generate at least 20 new jobs over the next three years.

Three injured – Moonville

Three people were transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital following an accident Saturday at the intersection of Augusta Road and J. Walter Moon Boulevard. Two cars collided in the intersection. Northbound traffic was detoured around the accident for nearly an hour before the wreckage was cleared. (Photo by David Rogers)

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