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Powdersville Boys Cross Country State Champions

The Powdersville Boys Cross Country Team made history by becoming the school’s first athletic team to win a state championship. They won the 3A Cross Country Title on Saturday at the State Cross Country Meet held at the Sandhill Station in Columbia. Team members are from left: front – Jordan Parish, Jacob Moore, Mason Parish, Connor Vaughn. Back – Coach Libby Holliday, Francisco Del Valle, Cameron Matthews, Josh Moore, Brendan McManamon, Noah Brock, and Kollin Campbell. (Photo by Mike Gowan)

Second pedestrian struck crossing Powdersville Main

Powdersville firefighters work at the scene of a second incident in front of Siloam Baptist Church Sunday night. A woman was attempting to cross Powdersville Main after a church service when she was struck by a vehicle. She was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pelzer EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

Pedestrian crossing Powdersville Main struck by car

Pelzer EMS personnel, Powdersville firefighters, along with GHS Med Trans flight crew rush a woman to the helicopter after she was struck by a car Sunday night. The woman was walking across Powdersville Main to go to a church service at Siloam Baptist Church when she was struck. The driver of the car was uninjured. The pedestrian was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Man enters Powdersville home

Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for assistance in identifying a male subject who attempted and then suceeded in entering a home in the Powdersville area, with unknown intentions, while a female victim was inside.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglary August 14 at 310 Ragsdale Rd., Greenville. The victim was home alone during the incident and reported the subject knocked on and attempted to open several doors until he found one that was open.

As the subject opened the door, the victim yelled, and the subject closed the door. He opened the door again, and the victim continued to scream. The subject closed the door then opened the door a third time and took several steps inside the residence. The subject then observed that the victim had armed herself with a knife, and he left the residence on foot.

Outbuilding fire on Hwy 153

A man extinguishes an outbuilding fire at his residence on Highway 153 Monday evening. The man had just finished mowing his lawn and had put his mower away. Powdersville firefighters arrived shortly afterwards and helped extinguish the blaze. The building and contents were a total loss. (Photo by David Rogers)

Saluda River Rally to feature state’s first ADA floating launch

The 3rd Annual Saluda River Rally will take place June 2-3. Beginning at the Dolly Cooper Sports Complex in Powdersville, the event will feature the first public ADA accessible floating kayak launch in the State of South Carolina. Hosted by Anderson County and sponsored by Grady’s Great Outdoors, the 2012 rally marks a monumental step in the 48-mile corridor development with the implementation of the County’s first dedicated kayak launch.

County hospitality tax discussed in Powdersville

By Stan Welch – The possibility of a countywide two cents hospitality tax dominated the discussion at a public meeting held by District Six Councilman Ken Waters in Powdersville Tuesday night. For his part, Waters announced that he favored putting the issue up to the voters in a non-binding referendum, and declared he would abide by his constituents’ wishes. “We can break the vote out by District, and I will not vote for this tax unless the people of District Six tell me to.”

Duke Sandwich operation coming to Powdersville

By Stan Welch

The Anderson County Council voted Tuesday night to give final approval to an incentive package for Duke Sandwich Productions, which plans to invest $5 million in the Powdersville area. The company, which makes a wide variety of sandwich spreads, dips, dressings, and dessert items, will occupy and refurbish the former Rock ten facility at 211 Pine Road. Forty five jobs are expected to be created over the next five years.

Two arrested for guns, drugs

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force Investigators and CATCH (Criminal Apprehension Through Community Help) officers have arrested two individuals for attempting to sell stolen guns in Anderson County and for drug charges.

Customers concerned over status of Atlantic Bullion

By Stan Welch

An air of mystery currently surrounds Atlantic Bullion & Coin, the business owned by former County Councilman Ron Wilson. The Journal received a tip Tuesday afternoon that the business had been closed by a federal authority. As of presstime, that information has not been confirmed. However, a visit to the offices of Atlantic Bullion and Coin, located on Siloam Road in Powdersville on Wednesday resulted in conversations with more than a half dozen investors who had either come to the offices as a result of the rumors, or because they had appointments with the sales staff.

Sen. Kevin Bryant to kickoff re-election campaign


Sen. Kevin Bryant will announce today, (Monday) that he intends to run for re-election. The campaign kickoff will be at the Powdersville Fire Department at 7 pm March 12 and will be followed by a reception.

Powdersville accident

Powdersville firefighters rescued two occupants from an SUV following a two vehicle accident in Powdersville Thursday night. A car and SUV collided at the intersection of Hwy. 153 and Hwy. 81 causing the SUV to overturn.

Powdersville, SC

Powdersville, SC is a fast growing area located in the tip of Northern Anderson County. Is is close to Easley and Greenville and includes Easley, Greenville and Piedmont addresses. It is not an incorporated area.

Putnam talks legislation during town hall meeting with area citizens

By Stan Welch

POWDERSVILLE – Speaking to a handful of people who attended a town hall meeting Monday night in Powdersville, House District 10 Rep. Joshua Putnam listed and explained several pieces of proposed legislation which he either sponsored, or signed onto as a co-sponsor.

Powdersville business destroyed by fire

A Powdersville business was destroyed by an early morning fire Tuesday. Foothills Insulation, located on Assembly Drive was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters from Powdersville and Wren arrived minutes after receiving the call.

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