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Spring Water Festival features live music

In addition to all of the fun and activities that will be featured at the 2014 Spring Water Festival, organizers continue to expand the musical entertainment. Headlining the festival this year will Read More »

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Community Emergency Response Team holds training in Cheddar community

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Volunteer Mounted Search and Rescue Team (MSaR) participated in a mock search and rescue on Sunday at the intersection of Read More »

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Double motorcycle accident

State Trooper Josh Durham surveys the scene of a double motorcycle accident on Tuesday afternoon. The two motorcycles were traveling south on River Road when they collided near Ivy Acres Drive. One Read More »

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Two vehicle accident

Wren firefighters direct traffic around the scene of a two vehicle accident on Friday afternoon. The two vehicles collided in the intersection of Old Williamston Road and Highway 17. Pelzer EMS also Read More »

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Car hits abandoned van on Augusta Road

South Greenville firefighters work at the scene of an accident on Augusta Road on Friday night. A car traveling south on Augusta Road struck a van that was abandoned and sitting in Read More »

Spring Water Festival features live music

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In addition to all of the fun and activities that will be featured at the 2014 Spring Water Festival, organizers continue to expand the musical entertainment. Headlining the festival this year will be Lucas Hoge, who recently celebrated the release of a new summer single “Flip Flops”. The “beachy keen” “fun” tune, co-written by Hoge and JD Wood, paints a picture of warm winds, hot skin, tan lines and bikini tops, a perfect song to end the summer with.

“This track is upbeat, fun and truthful,” Hoge says on his website. “My buddy had the idea for the song title and I wanted the message to reflect my life on the farm in comparison to the first time I saw the ocean.

Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center bringing arts to Williamston

By Susan Martin

When Julie Keys first heard about the new arts center in Williamston, she imagined outstanding opportunities.

“I was very excited,” she said. “This is going to be great for Williamston and all the residents. To have the opportunity to experience different kinds of arts right here in our home town is amazing.”

The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center (PACAC), located in the Artory (former armory) in Williamston, will be open during the Springwater Festival allowing the public to visit and experience various arts while learning about fall programs.

Unique craft items just one of attractions for visitors at Spring Water Festival

By David Meade

If you are looking for something unique for yourself or someone else, the Spring Water Festival will feature a variety of special handmade items offered by more than 45 craft vendors. Two of those are the Purple Unicorn Pottery of Seneca and Rock Farms of Pelzer.

District One ACT scores increase

Anderson School District One ACT scores showed an increase for the 2014 school year with a composite score of 22.7, up from 21.8 the previous year. All content areas assessments, English, reading, math and science showed improvement. The five year trend for Anderson One students indicates improvement in all areas with this past year reaching a new all time high. Anderson One had an 11% increase in students taking the ACT this year.

Powdersville continues to see signs of growth

By Stan Welch

The growth that characterizes the Powdersville area of Anderson County is continuing, as a review of the actions of several county departments reflects. Members of the county’s development standards staff recently met with a builder regarding Wren Baptist Church site improvements for Phase I. The second phase will include a New Family Life Center in the near future.

Grading permits were issued for 52 proposed residential lots in the Caledonia subdivision, located off of Three Bridges Road. The Hunt Meadows Subdivision, received a grading permit for 70 proposed residential lots subdivision located on Hunt Road/Highway 8/3 & 20 Road.

Piedmont Public Service District report

By Stan Welch

Newly elected Greenville County Councilman Lynn Ballard stopped by the Piedmont Public Service Commission meeting Monday night; and was formally introduced by Commission Chairman Ed Poore, one of several candidates Ballard defeated for the District 26 Council seat.

Ballard expressed his appreciation for the Commission’s work, and his willingness to work with them in the future. He also had warm praise for Poore, whom he said ran a clean and honest campaign. “Ed and I agreed from the start that we would leave the gutter to others, and run a clean, fair campaign. This Commission and the people of this area can be proud of Ed. He did exactly that.”

Celebrate Anderson features cycling races, concert, more

2014 Celebrate Anderson Weekend will take place on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31at the Civic Center of Anderson. Saturday’s events include the 6th annual Tour de La France, US Handcycling and USA Cycling sanctioned races and the brand new Tour de La Cure, a ride created to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Anderson.

Anderson Area Touchdown Club in 33rd season

The Anderson Area Touchdown Club will celebrate their 33rd year of honoring area football players and coaches. The Club has honored more than 1,450 young men and their coaches since starting in 1981. This Club has more than 150 members who meet each week during football season to honor 3 high school football players and a coach selected from the 8 Anderson County High Schools for their outstanding work each week.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers

Meals on Wheels-Anderson needs drivers immediately to help deliver hot, nutritious meals to elderly people throughout the area. The Belton and Pelzer areas face the greatest challenge at this time, a spokesperson said. The city of Anderson also has delivery routes that are in need of regular drivers.

Community Emergency Response Team holds training in Cheddar community

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The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Volunteer Mounted Search and Rescue Team (MSaR) participated in a mock search and rescue on Sunday at the intersection of Willingham Road and Bell Road in the Cheddar community.

Thirty volunteers from both teams arrived on location at approximately 2:30 pm Sunday after receiving an emergency call-out for three missing persons. A command tent was set up where volunteers checked in and received their instructions and an update on the missing persons.

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