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Fox 21, Outshyne in Williamston Friday morning

The GWBA Party in the Park and The Town of Williamston were featured Friday morning during the Fox Carolina 21 TV news live broadcast. The Fox 21 news truck was set up Read More »

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Palmetto CC Color Run

Lisa Timms, left, and Lorene Rhodes ran in the 2014 5K Color Run sponsored last Friday night as a fund raiser by the Palmetto Cross Country Team. (Photo by Johnny Mangum.www.johnmangum.com) Read More »

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Truck hits bus, business – Highway 153

Powdersville firefighters look at a piece of guardrail that was knocked down Wednesday night after a pickup truck struck a bus on Highway 153. The truck then crossed the center median and Read More »

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AED presented to police department

AnMed Health Chest Pain Coordinator Kimberly Irby, RNJ, BSN recently presented the Williamston Police Department with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to Read More »

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House fire – Augusta Road

A South Greenville firefighter surveys the damage following a house fire on Tuesday afternoon. The single story wood frame home on Augusta Road near Ware Place suffered heavy fire damage to one Read More »

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Party in the Park this Saturday

The GWBA “Party in the Park” featuring Outshyne and Delvin Choice will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Outshyne’s single “Moonlight Crush” recently hit #1 on Sirius XM. Read More »

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Driver trapped, refuses hospital transport – Willingham Road

Whitefield firefighters await state troopers at the scene of an accident on Willingham Road on Monday afternoon. A pickup truck overturned near the Dorchester Road intersection trapping the driver inside. Firefighters had Read More »

Fox 21, Outshyne in Williamston Friday morning

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The GWBA Party in the Park and The Town of Williamston were featured Friday morning during the Fox Carolina 21 TV news live broadcast. The Fox 21 news truck was set up in front of the Mineral Spring Park Amphitheater. Reporter Joe Gagnon interviewed members of the band Outshyne during the show.

Members of Outshyne, whose single “Moonlight Crush” recently hit #1 on Sirius XM also spoke with The Journal.

When asked how things have changed with the success of their single on XM radio, band members said the group has seen their iTunes download of the song and social media posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter explode.

They even received a tweet from another young country music group who recently rose to the top of the charts, Florida Georgia Line, who tweeted a picture of the radio with their song showing on the Sirius FM station.

Palmetto CC Color Run

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Lisa Timms, left, and Lorene Rhodes ran in the 2014 5K Color Run sponsored last Friday night as a fund raiser by the Palmetto Cross Country Team. (Photo by Johnny Mangum.www.johnmangum.com)

Truck hits bus, business – Highway 153

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Powdersville firefighters look at a piece of guardrail that was knocked down Wednesday night after a pickup truck struck a bus on Highway 153. The truck then crossed the center median and two lanes of traffic before hitting the guardrail and crashing into a Powdersville business. The truck then left the scene. A truck fitting the description provided by witnesses was found about two and a half miles away parked at a residence. The bus driver was not injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Party in the Park expected to draw large crowd

By David Meade

The Town of Williamston and the Greater Williamston Business Assocation (GWBA) are planning for a big weekend. Mineral Spring Park will be alive with music and fun activities surrounding the GWBA Party in the Park which is planned for 6 p.m. this Saturday.

According to GWBA president and event organizer Chris Trotter, Fox Carolina 21 TV news will be broadcasting live in Williamston Friday morning as they feature the town and the music event. The TV news crew with reporter Joe Gagnon will be in Mineral Spring Park beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Around 8:45 a.m. there will be a live, On-Air Friday dance party.

The band Outshyne, who will headline the music concert on Saturday, will be performing live on the Amphitheater Stage sometime during the live broadcast on Friday.

The “Party in the Park” on Saturday will feature Outshyne and singer Delvin Choice.

School Board approves wording for sales and use tax referendum

By David Meade

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday which states specific wording for a sales and use tax referendum that will be on the November election ballot.

Voters in School District One will have the opportunity to vote yes or no on the referendum which provides for a one cent sales and use tax which will provide funding for specific capital improvements for local schools.

School District One readying for technology rollout

By David Meade

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved wording for a sales and use tax referendum and heard an update on the technology rollout of more than 7000 iPads planned throughout the district in a few weeks.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Jane Harrison said the Anderson One Digital Innovation rollout was a “huge undertaking” and district personnel involved in preparing for the upcoming rollout have done a great job.

District One approves personnel

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during the July Board meeting Tuesday:

Administrative – Robby Roach, Principal Palmetto High; Jason McCauley, Assistant Principal/Director of Freshman Academy, Palmetto High.

Tank washout, hydrant flush should eliminate bad taste in Williamston water

By David Meade

The Town of Williamston will be flushing hydrants and draining the tank on Virginia Drive in an effort to clear up lingering effects of a foul odor and taste that has been present in the town’s water for about two months.

The town has contracted with Utility Services Group to do a complete washout and sterilization of the town’s water supply tank, according to town Utilities Director David Rogers.

Burgess to propose water bill creditFor quality issues

By Stan Welch

Williamston Ward Two Councilman Rockey Burgess plans to propose a ten dollar credit on the water bills of the town’s citizens, in response to the extended problems involving the taste, smell and potability of the town’s water supply in recent months.

For several months, the water provided to the town by the Anderson Joint Regional Water Authority (AJRWA)has been heavy on algae and has had a musty odor and a thick, and to most, unpleasant taste.

Democrats to meet Aug. 2

The Anderson County Democratic Party will hold its regular monthly First Saturday meeting on August 2 at 9 a..m. at the party headquarters, 115 N. Main St. in Anderson.

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