Firefighter directs traffic around scene

A Dunklin firefighter directs traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident Saturday night on Augusta Road and West Ridgeway Road. Greenville County EMS transported the injured to an area hospital. Read More »

Three vehicle accident

Medshore Ambulance Service paramedics along with Hopewell firefighters work at the scene of a three vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at Highway 81 and Oak Hill Road. The injured Read More »

Single vehicle accident

Whitefield firefighters await a state trooper at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon. The driver of the car was uninjured after she drove off Highway 29 at the Read More »

Williamston Fire Department aerial ladder truck arrives

The Williamston Fire Department now has an aerial ladder truck. The 2001 truck was purchased from the Patoka Fire Department in Indiana. Though it is used, it has only 16,000 miles on Read More »

Pelzer Heritage mill cleanup

On Saturday, members of the Pelzer Heritage Commission along with a number of volunteers including Rockey Burgess, Al and Vivian Shufelt, Will Ragland, Bobby Holiday, Lynn and Olene Bear worked tirelessly throughout Read More »

Storm damage – Hwy. 20

This huge tree was one of several in the area that came down last week when a thunderstorm blew through the area with winds up to 85 mph. The tree actually fell Read More »

Pelzer Town Council moves forward on consolidation of clerk’s office

By David Meade
During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Pelzer Town Council gave their approval for consolidation of the Pelzer and West Pelzer clerks’ offices, approved replacement of problem and unreadable water meters and heard concerns from several citizens.

Consolidation of clerks offices, truck traffic top agenda for West Pelzer

By Stan Welch
West Pelzer Town Council addressed a variety of issues Monday night, ranging from consolidating the Pelzer and West Pelzer town clerks’ offices to taking legal action against the SCDOT to stop trucks from using Highway 8 to pass through town.

Burdette, Cash in runoff for Senate District 3 seat

By Stan Welch
As expected, a runoff will be necessary to determine who will take the S.C. Senate seat for District Three. In Tuesday’s Republican primary for the seat, former Pendleton Mayor Carol Burdette and Powdersville businessman Richard Cash gleaned the two highest number of votes, setting up a runoff on April 25.

Find out more about starting a new business

Biscuits and Business
A complimentary workshop on starting a business will be held from 8 am to 10 am on Tuesday, April 25 at Williamston Town Hall.
Anyone thinking about or planning to start a new business is invited. Coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Ben Smith, Area Manager and Business Development Specialist at the Clemson Area Small Business Development Center will speak on the topic,

Touchdown Club plans “Clemson” celebration

The Anderson Area Touchdown Club, in cooperation with the City and County of Anderson, is having a Celebration on Wednesday, April 19th.
Clemson University Defensive Coordinator Coach Brent Venables will be guest speaker and Ben Boulware will be special guest.
Coach Danny Ford will be there along with some 1981 National Championship team members.
The annual awards will be presented to Anderson County’s outstanding football players and coach.
A meal will be served. Reservation are encouraged. Call 864-226-7380 for RESERVATIONS!

Dancing for Our Heroes competition April 21

The Rotary Club of Greater Anderson presents the 11th Annual Dancing for Our Heroes dance competition on Friday, April 21st at the Anderson Civic Center. This year’s theme is country. Dinner tickets are sold out but cocktail tickets are still available at PIP Printing in Anderson.

Williamston Fire Department aerial ladder truck arrives

The Williamston Fire Department now has an aerial ladder truck. The 2001 truck was purchased from the Patoka Fire Department in Indiana. Though it is used, it has only 16,000 miles on it. The truck will replace a 1998 truck that was purchased new by the Williamston department. Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison said the truck will help the town keep their Class 3 insurance rating and possibly move to a Class 2. The truck is needed for large buildings and churches in the town that do not have sprinkler systems, including town hall. Other large buildings the Williamston Fire Department has includes Cushman, Phoenix (old Mount Vernon/Williamston mill) 24 churches, schools, apartments and several strip malls. The aerial truck will help fight fires with additional height and water support, Chief Ellison said. After a good cleaning following the road trip to Williamston Tuesday, members of the department began training on the new truck.

Pelzer Heritage mill cleanup

On Saturday, members of the Pelzer Heritage Commission along with a number of volunteers including Rockey Burgess, Al and Vivian Shufelt, Will Ragland, Bobby Holiday, Lynn and Olene Bear worked tirelessly throughout the day cleaning the grounds of the Pelzer Office Building, cutting grass and brush around the water tank and old parking lot and other general cleanup.

Shiloh Church Road closure postponed

Due to a change in bids for the project, the Anderson County Roads and Bridges Department will postpone closing a portion of Shiloh Church Road near Highway 17 in the Wren community.
Bids for the projects to replace the west bridge near Shiloh Creek Subdivision are due April 27 and closing of the roadway will be announced soon after that.

Williamston recommended for ARC grant

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Grants Administration has recommended a grant award of $84,500 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds for the Williamston Downtown Acceleration Program (WDAP).

Citizens help in detaining four men

Two Powdersville men responded to a call for help from an elderly couple, and detained four men at gunpoint until Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of a potential home invasion Monday afternoon.
Nathan Wimbrow got a call from his grandparents asking him to come to their house nearby.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following:
Apr. 3 – Autumn Breanna Fitzgerald, 22, 315 Austin St., Williamston reported an assault and burglary at 1102 Anderson Drive, Williamston. No additional information was made available in the report. T. L. Eichlberger investigated.

Obituaries Week of Apr. 12, 2017

DOT ALVERSON, GARY ALEXANDER, JACK DAVIS, THEODOSIA SMITH, EDITH THOMASON, CHARLENE FLOYD, CHARLENE FLOYD, GAIL L. COOPER, SANDRA BERARDINELLI, MAEBELL DOMINICK, JIM MORGAN, ANN HOWE, JIMMY DEAN ADAMS, ALICE FAYE STAFFORD BELL, DOUG RHODES, TALMADGE COOPER

Storm damage – Hwy. 20

This huge tree was one of several in the area that came down last week when a thunderstorm blew through the area with winds up to 85 mph. The tree actually fell the following morning on Hwy. 20 (Belton Hwy.) blocking traffic and damaging power lines.
Traffic on Hwy. 20 was detoured for several hours while workers cleared the roadway. Williamston Fire Department and Williamston Police Department assisted.

Two injured – Hwy. 81

Two people were injured Friday night in a two vehicle wreck on Highway 81 at McNeely Road. Pelzer EMS transported the injured to the hospital. One of the vehicles overturned on impact. Powdersville firefighters assisted EMS with patient care and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

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