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Driver not injured

A Williamston man escaped injury when the Chevy pick up truck he was driving ended up on the sidewalk between a pole and sign in front of Riggins Garment Care on East Main Street last week. According to reports the vehicle also ran over a fire hydrant, ground meters and struck the a power pole. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4000. Other damages including the fire hydrant amounted to another $4500. Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison said the hydrant was a newer model which has an automatic cutoff to prevent water from spewing out if the hydrant is damaged. He said the hydrant was a new one because the location has been the site of a number of accidents in the past. The driver, Douglas E. Nelson, 73, 209 Briar Ridge Court, Williamston was issued a summons for driving too fast for conditions in connection with the accident.

County officials address EMS

By Stan Welch

How to address the financial challenges facing medical first responders in Anderson County was the subject of a special called meeting of the Anderson County Council Monday night. The Anderson County EMS Advisory Board was also on hand.

Following a meeting of that advisory board last Thursday, which saw members of the board disregard the chain of command and directly call County Administrator Rusty Burns to ask him various questions, the Council called for the meeting, which also drew assorted EMS officials from around the county.

One injured in two vehicle accident – Beaverdam Road

Whitefield firefighters along with Williamston EMS personnel work at the scene of a two vehicle accident on Beaverdam Road Friday night. One person was taken to an area hospital by EMS. The accident happened at the intersection of McAlister Road. (Photo by David Rogers)

Medshore providing EMS service in Williamston area

By Stan Welch

The Williamston EMS Board of Directors has approved a one year contract which will allow Medshore to provide emergency medical service to the Williamston EMS service area while a pending audit is conducted. The audit will be used in determining when Williamston can resume providing emergency medical services.

In a letter dated June 4, the Board acknowledged the arrangement, and assured that there will be no interruption of services. In addition, all current employees will be retained if they so desire. Medshore will assume its responsibilities beginning on June 20.

Chain reaction accident – Hwy. 29

Williamston EMS personnel along with Whitefield firefighters work at the scene of a multi vehicle chain reaction accident on Monday afternoon on Highway 29 near Cheddar Road. A Honda struck a cargo trailer in the rear, pushing it onto the rear of the pickup truck that was towing it. The truck was then knocked into an SUV. No one was injured but two of the three vehicles were heavily damaged and traffic was slow until the wreckage was cleared. (Photo by David Rogers)

EMS clarification –


In the article “EMS certifications officer sanctioned” in this week’s Journal the following clarifications are made regarding Anson Hawkins certifications and the DHEC fine for the Williamston and Iva EMS units:

EMS certifications officer sanctioned

For falsifying training documents

By Stan Welch

The Williamston EMS squad’s trouble, as reported recently in The Journal, continues to worsen. A Williamston EMS In-Service Training (IST) officer has had certifications revoked by DHEC and been sanctioned for falsifying documents resulting in a hefty fine for the local EMS squad.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) issued an administrative consent order in January, which permanently banned Anson Hawkins, Sr. from serving as an in-service training (IST) officer.

Hawkins has had his certification permanently revoked both by DHEC and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), the two certifying authorities. Hawkins was sanctioned for falsifying training documents, providing certification for EMTs and paramedics who did not meet all of the training requirements.

Mobile home fire – Pinewood Drive

Whitefield and Cheddar firefighters work to extinguish a mobile home fire Tuesday night. The home on Pinewood Drive was vacant. The fire was quickly extinguished but the home suffered moderate damage. Williamston EMS stood by as a precaution as firefighters fought the blaze. (Photo by David Rogers)

Moped struck from behind – Joe Black Road

A Williamston EMS employee works at the scene of a moped accident on Wednesday night on Joe Black Road. The moped was struck from behind by a car. The moped operator was ejected. He was taken to an area hospital by EMS. West Pelzer firefighters assisted at the scene with a fluid spill and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver transported – Minor Street

Williamston fire, police, and EMS work at the scene of a single car accident Wednesday night. The car was traveling north on Minor Street when it ran off the road and overturned. The driver was transported to the hospital by EMS.

Driver injured – Hunt Road

Williamston EMS personnel along with Three and Twenty firefighters work at the scene of a accident on Highway 8 Monday night. An SUV was traveling south on Highway 8 when it ran off the right side of the roadway at Hunt Road. The SUV then went down an embankment and overturned. The driver was taken by EMS to Greenville Memorial Hospital. (Photo by David Rogers)

Rear end collision – West Park Drive and Anderson Hwy.

A bystander directs traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of West Park Drive and Anderson Highway and was a rear end collision. Williamston EMS and Whitefield firefighters responded to the accident. (Photo by David Rogers)

SUV driver injured – Cheddar Road

Cheddar firefighters along with Williamston EMS personnel work at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Cheddar Road. The SUV ran off the roadway and struck a tree Saturday night near the intersection of Lollis Tabernacle Road. The driver was transported to an area hospital by EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)


Two injured – driver trapped by tree

Whitefield firefighters along with Williamston and Belton EMS personnel work at the scene of a two car accident on Highway 29 near Welcome Road. Both drivers, who were traveling alone were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Firefighters had to cut a tree down that had the driver of one vehicle trapped inside. The vehicle left the road and was sitting between three trees. (Photo by David Rogers)


Gas spill – Anderson Drive

Whitefield firefighters work to contain a gasoline spill Friday afternoon on Anderson Drive. A pickup truck had pulled up to the gas pumps and started filling the tank when gasoline started pouring from the truck. The spill was quickly contained. Anderson Haz Mat responded as did Williamston EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

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