Piedmont Public Service District (PPSD)

Piedmont Public Service District of Anderson and Greenville Counties


Piedmont is unincorporated. It is a public service district providing fire protection, recreation, and sewer services to residents within the district.

Piedmont Fire Department
Hwy. 86
P. O. Box 57
Piedmont, South Carolina 29673
Phone: (864) 845-6817
(864) 845-7401
Fax: (864)845-3062

Elected officials serve terms on the Piedmont Public Service District of Anderson and Greenville Counties.

Piedmont Public Service District Board of Commissioners:
Ed Poore – Chairman
Al McAbee, Jr., – Vice Chairman
Charlene Spelts

T. B. Wallace – Fire Chief and Administrator
Craig Lawless – Deputy Administrator

Piedmont SC in the news . . .
(Reported in The Journal, Weekly Newspaper of Williamston, Pelzer, West Pelzer, Piedmont SC)

Piedmont News 2008

Election Day just days away
Five candidates running for Piedmont Board
Rudy Rhodes hopes to continue as commissioner
Waldrep, Greer exchange words prior to personnel meeting
Canes Corner robbed


Body of missing man recovered from Saluda River
CPST makes push in Powdersville
Sue Cleveland school finalist in national contest
Fast, walk to draw attention to hunger
$10 million GO Bond includes eleven projects
Deadline nearing for voter registration
Wren student among National Semifinalists
Piedmont revenue drop not being addressed commissioner says
School District One ranks fourth on ACT
SC seniors record highest ACT scores
School lunch, breakfast program policy announced
Help PERC with school supply drive
PERC to sponsor school supply drive
=Rice arraigned on hammer incident
Hammer incident under investigation
Salkehatchie volunteers making home improvements
Piedmont budget approved, bid process still being questioned
Piedmont man dies after hit in head with hammer
County Council to see new faces; voters show support for C. Wilson
Opportunity of a lifetime comes with flight in supersonic Russian jet 
State veterans cemetery dedication honors Cooper, all who served
Veterans cemetery dedicated
Veterans Cemetery dedication Friday
Republicans  plan stump meeting
Candidate Interview – Rick Freemantle County Council District 6
Piedmont budgets one percent pay raise
Republicans  plan stump meeting
21 tons of food donated to needy
Anderson County Sheriff’s report
Letter carriers to collect food May 10
Donated food items to stay in Piedmont
Cooper to receive honorary degree during Clemson commencement
Piedmont approves 08-09 budget
Support EMS  
Strong Communities project getting national attention
Riley Community Garden groundbreaking Saturday
Argument results in sword fight
County Council clears way for CPST to be on referendum
Opposition growing for Slabtown C&D landfill
Piedmont Commissioners weed out bid process for service contracts
Local Capital projects list
Capital projects sales tax will fund Powdersville area improvements
Temples agency holds open houseRoad, sidewalk projects to be placed on capital improvement list
Flow monitors could help identify sewer line leaks
Agricultural consulting not an issue for Council member
Coopers donate organ to SCSDB
Piedmont PSD sets new rates for rentals
Angel Food Ministries now accepting orders
Road projects underway

Piedmont News 2007

Looking Back 2007
Piedmont considering streetscape plan
Ron Wilson drops push for zoning changes
Piedmont receives $15,000 PARD funds
Bring food drive items to Piedmont Parade
Sign up for now Piedmont Parade
Bonnes Amies sponsor Miss/Master Contest
Vandals strike Wren stadium
Local Fire District had problems with Palmetto 800 Motorola system
PERC to offer free dental services

PERC to join Piedmont Fire in helping needy this Christmas
Ron Wilson presents check to Wren Youth
Sign up now for Piedmont Miss/Master contest
Piedmont history on display Oct. 20
PPSD restructures recreation department
Bonnes Amies sponsor parade, Christmas contest

Shoplifters turn themselves in after drinking stolen beer
PERC offers job bank for local area
Textile Heritage being celebrated
Public invited to help manage area growth
Grant helps buy fire equipment
Upton sings national anthem
Wren area grocery apparently on hold
Piedmont residents address law enforcement
Grove Station Masons hold ground breaking
Break ground
Piedmont museum could be a reality
Piedmont Commissioners report on monthly operations
Piedmont officials to address crime concerns
Retired veterans offer worldly advice

Grove Station Masons to hold ground breaking
Competitive grants  being awarded locally
Piedmont hit with high winds
South Greenville FD adds new wing
July 4th parade in South Greenville
Piedmont names new fire chief
Piedmont suspends free use of gym after complaints
Retirement supper held for fire chiefPiedmont District
Salkehatchie volunteers perform extreme makeover times five
Canada Datran announces facility in Piedmont
PERC to host open house Saturday
Saluda River Catfish band to honor early musicians
Groundbreaking held for Dolly Cooper Sports Complex
Veterans Cemetery will be named for Cooper Despite Governor veto
Piedmont approves first budget reading
Murder, suicide in Piedmont
Textile Historical Society to meet in Piedmont
Woodmont holds Spirit Week events
Woodmont sets cheer tryouts
Disputed taxes fund turnout gear
Piedmont Commissioners approve River Road sewer project
Woodmont Class Sweetheart pageant results
Piedmont man charged with CSC
Piedmont PSD Board installs new members
Piedmont Fire Chief announces retirement
Piedmont parade Dec 9
PARD grants awarded
Special events highlight the holidays

SGFD vehicle donations increase preparedness
State grants allow park improvements
Wren FD receives grant
Bonnes Amies announce parade

Piedmont Public Service
Stover running for PPSD commissioner
Rawls running for Council District 26
McAbee wants to continue on board
Rhodes happy to serve on PPSD board
Voters to decide 7 statewide Constitutional Amendments

Piedmont history to be on display
Residents begin vision process
Piedmont history to be on display
Voters to have many choices
Seems to Me . . .The last card
PPSD board meets
Earl Wooten Tribute
Candidates to file
District One registration, orientation begins this week
Adult Ed program gives workers a second chance
Wren sidewalk project delayed
Tri-County Ride for Meals Saturday
Miss South Carolina to be crowned Saturday
Bloom stores open
Piedmont budget receives final approval
Five from area are in Miss SC pageant
Piedmont budget hearing leads to other discussions
AIM, PERC join efforts to offer services to area
Blue Star Mothers of America offer support
Check presented for sidewalk project
Sidewalk Project may be finished before school starts
Local man charged in pawn shop slaying
Salkehatchie Camp returns to area
Powdersville Water District completes project
Angel Food Ministries, PERC offer food box
Wren Sidewalk Project receives funding
Gilstrap seeking reelection to Greenville County Council
Driver fatally injured
Dees hopes to continue serving Council District 6
Ron Wilson running for District Six seat
Freemantle challenging for District 6 seat
Postal food drive donations to stay in Piedmont area
Letter carriers to collect food
Piedmont Blue Devils to reunite
Piedmont approves first reading on 2007 budget
Riverside Center to present art Gala
State budget passes full committee
Angel Food Ministries, PERC offer food box
Miss Tri-County winners
Bonnes Amies sponsors Miss Piedmont, Miss Powdersville pageant

Piedmont looking at insurance, tax rate
Hunting, fishing expo in Piedmont

Painting offers therapy for Alzheimers patients
South Greenville Fire gets new pumper
New grocery stores coming to area
District One Kindergarten registration March 1
Register Feb. 10 for Kindergarten in Greenville County

Three area projects receive SCDOT grant funding
Piedmont man arrested in state’s largest meth bust


Woodmont High earns Palmetto Gold Award
Piedmont park to get swings, shelter
PERC to offer flu shots
Piedmont deaths being investigated
Piedmont resident charged in Conestee murder
Piedmont parade to honor veterans
PERC to meet
Piedmont deaths being investigated
Property purchase price more than reported
Grant awarded for new turnout gear
Veterans to be honored at Piedmont parade
Powdersville projects raise more questions
County officials announce plans for Powdersville government center
Piedmont considering park improvements, fee increases
Family returns to New Orleans
Greenville County official seeking info with FOI
Footbridge Festival celebrates mill town
Bring food items to festival
Local runners pace Eagles Cross Country
Ford runs for Clemson
Deputies investigate area thefts
Displaced family receiving local help
SGFD Emergency Response Team help with search and recovery
Residents turn out for Strong Community forum
Grants to benefit Piedmont area
PPSD August meeting
Mother sentenced to 20 years
Clemson celebrates Strong Communities
Piedmont veteran son honored by monument
Parent asks help in finding missing girl
Governor Sanford vists upstate Republicans
Local firefighters help with hurricane rescues
Piedmont to honor decorated veteran
Neighborhood Day celebrates community
Footbridge Festival planning underway
Area citizens, businesses send supplies to Mississippi
Perceived gas shortage causes lines at stations
Footbridge Festival planning underway
Woodmont community returning to new school
Sexton joins agency
Man sentenced for Piedmont bank robbery
Fireworks, special events kick off July 4th weekend
July Jubilee features free concert in Piedmont
Saluda-Reedy Watershed workshop includes stop in Piedmont
Piedmont street dance a success
Cooper elected chairman of Ways and Means Committee
Salkehatchie volunteers working on local homes
Piedmont street dance festival to benefit PERC
Piedmont approves budget, look at bids
July Jubilee to feature free concert
Waffle House robbed
Trench Collapse
Last days of school scheduled
Grant to balance Piedmont budget
Job Service manager to speak at PERC meeting
Day Camps being offered in Piedmont
Basketball camps set for Wren area
Miscommunication causes delay for fishing pier project
Piedmont Relief Center hopes to involve others
Piedmont Relief Center ready to help residents
Piedmont officials approve new budget with shortfall
Grove Station Masonic Lodge opens time capsule from 1972

Wren graduate among members –  Clemson’s ‘Pershing Rifles’ place first in National Competition
Spearman Elementary Spring Fling is Friday
Piedmont Relief Center to hold open house
Deputies investigate Hardee’s robbery
Greenville County Council approves Acadia community
Dees presents check
Piedmont Commissioners set bid, budget workshop
Piedmont Commissioners discuss contractor ethics
Mutual aid agreements help on Piedmont house fire
Sue Cleveland school moving into new facility
Bond refinance to save School District $200,000
Piedmont Relief Center seeking donations
Cafe opens in corner of Augusta Place center
Two from area graduate State Fire Academy training
Piedmont Commissioners to apply for new sewer grant
Hunting/fishing Expo in Piedmont Feb. 19
Planned village project proposed on Saluda River
Teal photography opens new studio
Wooodmont sweethearts named
Local roller skaters in regional competitions
Outdoor Expo in Piedmont Feb. 19
South Greenville Fire District lowers ISO rating from 4 to 3
Public hearings to gather input on student assignment in Greenville County
Piedmont commissioners looking at improvements
Minor league baseball may be coming to Powdersville
Budweiser distribution center to open later this year

Winter Fest offers holiday activities, craft items, parade
New organization to help meet local needs
Area residents plead quilty to counterfeiting
District One schools receive “Excellent” grades

Winter Fest offers holiday activities, craft items, parade in Piedmont
SCHCA honors Cooper as Volunteer of the Year
South Greenville son takes flight in experimental craft

Sue Cleveland Elementary anticipates new location
Piedmont commissioners decide to clean sewer lines
Sheriff-elect Crenshaw announces command staff

Solid waste controversy consumes county council
Whitefield to offer Thanksgiving Meal
Winter Fest to feature lots of holiday activities
Piedmont Parade December 11

Garrett, Rogers elected Piedmont commissioners

Piedmont Commissioners race

Dan Rawls seeking commissioner’s seat
William Dickson seeking Board seat
Marsha Rogers hopes to continue service
Michelle Anderson wants to be involved
Frankie Garrett wants to see growth
Robert Higgins running for board

Delta Woodside to close Piedmont Estes Plant
Summer day camps to return to Piedmont Community Center
Voters to use electronic touch screen this election
Appell, Crenshaw face off in Anderson County Sheriff’s race

Congressman, senator campaign through area
County Council – Wilson opposes . . .
Woodmont High principal arrested on assault charge

New voting machines to be displayed locally
O’Dell hopes to bring experience back to Senate
Thieves strike area homes
Miss Woodmont
First Wren coaches and captains

Lt. Governor Bauer, Senator O’Dell in area

Piedmont gearing up for Footbridge Festival October 15 & 16

Piedmont collecting supplies for victims of recent hurricanes

Piedmont First Baptist plans Oct. homecoming

New events planned for Footbridge Festival

Piedmont Footbridge Festival Oct. 15, 16
Crafters needed for holiday event in Piedmont
Authorities recover stolen vehicles

District One among top five on PACT test
Concrete Primary welcomes guidance counselor to staff

Outreach activities planned for Labor Day
District One addresses state, federal mandates
Woodmont principal Dr. Randy Reagan plans school improvements
District One SAT average above state, below national

Candidates sign up for political offices
Ansel Guthrie is a gospel, bluegrass music pioneer
Shady Grove serious about area ministry

Piedmont Commissioners support Christmas light project
Dist. One seniors No. 3 in state on ACT
Greenville County schools start next week
Outreach activities planned for Labor Day

District One’s Fowler committed to education
District One enrollment increases by 200 students
Wren students offered sports pass
Reserved tickets available for Wren football
School Board members updated on construction projects

Lunch, breakfast program policy announced by District
Candidates begin filing August 2
The Jolly Turnip opens in Piedmont
Pride in Piedmont sees progress in local effort
Greenville County schools start August 23

District One announces registration, orientation
Local residents recover two stolen vehicles
Piedmont Commissioners approve budget
Dr. Ryan Cook assumes ownership of practice

July 4th event a success for Piedmont
United Methodist volunteers provide home improvements
Piedmont Commissioners revise consulting agreement

Piedmont residents plan July 3 street dance
Miss South Carolina pageant begins July 6
County Education Board approves District One budget
Crenshaw continues in sheriff’s race
Russell named principal at Concrete

Salkehatchie volunteers spruce up local homes
Woodmont ceremony honors Class of 2004
A look at the Anderson County Sheriff’s race
Commencement services Saturday for area grads
Community concerns aired at Piedmont Town Meeting 
Piedmont Public Service District approves second reading on budget

Strong Communities recognizes community service in Piedmont area
King to hold  forum
King to run for state house seat

Piedmont budget reflects rising insurance costs

Register now to vote in June primary
Construction underway for Sue Cleveland Elementary
Piedmont forum May 13

Piedmont Community Center to host summer day camps

Piedmont to develop community food bank
Luncheon recognizes Piedmont’s founding131st birthday
Piedmont woman arrested in shooting of Pelzer man
2004 increases activity for Piedmont personnel
Sylvia Brown retires from Piedmont Fire Department
Easley man stabbed in Piedmont parking lot
Easley man pleads guilty to felony DUI