Category Archives: Ware Place

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

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.

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)

Public invited to hear more on coal ash removal, truck routes

By Stan Welch/David Meade

For decades, the W.S. Lee Steam Plant burned coal to produce electricity. The waste product from that process, coal ash, was stored in holding ponds on the site. Duke Energy, in partnership with Waste Management, will begin removing more than three million tons of that coal ash in mid May.

The ash would be relocated by truck to Waste Management’s R&B Landfill, a fully lined and permitted solid waste disposal facility, in Homer, Ga.

To explain the project, which is expected to take approximately three years, and to answer the public’s questions, Duke Energy is hosting an open house next Thursday, May 7 at the Williamston Municipal Center. The hours are from 4:30 p.m. untll 7:30 p.m. Bus tours to the plant will be available as well.

Duke Energy spokesman Ryan Mosier said that the energy giant understands that the project will be highly visible, but every effort is being made to reduce the impact on the community.

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.

Fire at Fork Shoals Baptist Church

Cane Brake firefighters wrap up extinguishing a fire and clearing the sanctuary and educational wings of smoke following a fire at Fork Shoals Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon. A church member stopped by the church and discovered the building full of smoke. Firefighters were on the scene in less than three minutes and summoned South Greenville for a ladder truck as a precaution. The fire was quickly extinguished and firefighters remained on the scene for nearly two hours clearing the smoke from the building. (Photo by David Rogers)

Motorcyclist injured – Dunklin Road

A motorcyclist was injured Sunday evening after swerving to miss something in the roadway on Dunklin Road. The motorcycle ran off the roadway injuring the driver. He was transported to an area hospital by Greenville County EMS. Dunklin firefighters assisted EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Small plane crashes in South Greenville County

At 11:13 a.m. Saturday morning, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a small airplane crash in the area of Aeronca Road and Oak Hill Road in Southern Greenville County.

Once deputies arrived on scene they located the small airplane in a field across from Oak Hill Air Park. The airplane was occupied by two males who had just taken off from the air park.

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


South Greenville storm damage

A South Greenville firefighter surveys the damage to a home on Augusta Road Saturday afternoon after a huge limb broke from a tree and fell onto the home. A fierce storm blew through Ware Place downing trees and sending power lines to the ground. Firefighters responded to several calls involving fallen trees and power lines down after torrential rain and wind passed through the area. (Photo by David Rogers)

Pete’s on Hwy. 25 now open

Pete’s on Hwy. 25 is now open in their new building at 9196 Augusta Rd. (Hwy. 25) Pelzer, just north of Ware Place. Owner George and Maria Poulos invite you to come to the new location where they have all of the menu classics including burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and a variety of sandwiches including turkey, chicken, ham, barbecue, flounder, chuck wagon and roast beef.

Boys Home Soiree breaks record

The Boys Home of the South recently held their 12th annual Spring Soiree. The event was orchestrated by the HUGS (Helping Us Grow Sons) committee. The hard work and dedication of this group shattered the old record by raising $173,630 for the Boys Home, proving they were true to this years theme of being “All Aboard”!

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