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Tree down – Moorings Drive

Williamston firefighters await the public works department to help remove a tree from the roadway. The large tree fell across a fence and into a yard of a residence across the street Read More »

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Two vehicle accident – Hwy. 81

Hopewell firefighters work at the scene of a wreck on Highway 81 on Tuesday night. Two vehicles collided near the intersection of Ashley Road. Medshore Ambulance Service transported three people to AnMed Read More »

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Dozer fire – Cheddar

Cheddar firefighters gather information after a bulldozer caught fire Monday evening. The dozer was pushing brush when a hydraulic line broke spraying fluid and igniting. The operator was uninjured and was able Read More »

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

May 17 – Clint William Watson, 23, 213 Woodtrail Dr., Williamston was arrested for drug violation, drug equipment violation and possession of stolen goods after officers observed a GMC pickup truck and Kia sedan run the stop sign at Williams Street and Mill Street. Both vehicles were stopped. The driver of the Kia was issued a UTT for disregarding a stop sign and released. A search of the truck officers discoverd a roled marijuana blunt and a small package of what appeared to be acid paper wrapped in aluminum foil. Several baggies containing 23 grams of a green leafy substance, drug paraphernalia, pills and two scales were found in a black bag hidden in a compartment in the hood portion of the vehicle.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

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May 20 – J.K. Vickery responded to 108 Shenandoah Court where Wallace Merck reported the burglary of a shed and trailer on his property, and the theft of various items valued at $1600. Merck also stated that he had ridden around the neighborhood and had spotted a clear plastic container of his that contained some of the stolen items. He said he saw the container in the driveway at 344 Shenandoah Court.

Obituaries Week of May 25, 2016

REESIE EVATT, ARTHUR ‘TODD’ PRESSLEY, W. MARSHALL RAMPEY, ANNIE ANDERSON, SHELBA TANNER HEAD, DEBORAH TAYLOR WALKER

Tree down – Moorings Drive

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Williamston firefighters await the public works department to help remove a tree from the roadway. The large tree fell across a fence and into a yard of a residence across the street on Saturday. The tree blocked Moorings Drive. Workers cut the tree up and moved it from the roadway.

Two vehicle accident – Hwy. 81

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Hopewell firefighters work at the scene of a wreck on Highway 81 on Tuesday night. Two vehicles collided near the intersection of Ashley Road. Medshore Ambulance Service transported three people to AnMed Health. One person had to be cut from the wreckage by firefighters. (Photo by David Rogers)

White Plains to host forum for solicitor candidates

A political forum will be held this Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. at the White Plains Community Building for candidates running for the office of 10th Circuit Solicitor for Anderson and Oconee Counties. Anyone interested in hearing what the candidates have to say is invited to attend. Current 10th Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams’ decision earlier this year to vacate the office resulted in a field of three Republican candidates including W. Wilson Burr, Rame Campbell, and David Wagner. No Democrats filed for the office.

Budget work session Thursday

Williamston Town Council will hold a budget work session this Thursday, May 26 at 7 am at the Williamston Municipal Center. Also due to a scheduling conflict, the June Council meeting, which is normally held on the first Monday of the month, will be held on the second Monday, which is June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Council is expected to hold second reading on the 2016-17 budget. A public hearing on the budget is also scheduled for the meeting.

Dozer fire – Cheddar

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Cheddar firefighters gather information after a bulldozer caught fire Monday evening. The dozer was pushing brush when a hydraulic line broke spraying fluid and igniting. The operator was uninjured and was able to extinguish it with a fire extinguisher. (Photo by David Rogers)

Pelzer citizens can offer input

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The Town of Pelzer will hold a citizen workshop Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. to allow citizens an opportunity for input into the services and direction they would like to see the for the town. The session is being called Pelzer WORKS which stands for the mayor and council (Will, Olene, Roger, Kim, Steve).

Mayor Steve McGregor said those in attendance will be divided into five teams with the mayor and council each heading one to listen to ideas and input from citizens. Ideas and suggestions made in each of the five groups will be written down and everyone will come back together to discuss the them, McGregor said.

Town officials are encouraging all Pelzer residents interested in the future of the town to attend the session and offer input.

Two vehicle accident – Hwy. 153

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Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident on Highway 153 on Saturday evening. Pelzer EMS transported the injured to an area hospital. Powdersville firefighters assisted with patient care and traffic control. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver strikes tree following short pursuit

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A Belton police officer surveys the scene following an accident on Thursday night. A Belton officer was involved in a short pursuit after attempting to stop a van. The fleeing driver was driving to reckless and the pursuit was called off. The van traveled out Breazeale Street and onto Dorchester Road. The van left the roadway and struck a tree near Mize Road in the Cheddar community and the driver fled on foot. (Photo by David Rogers)

News Week of May 18, 2016

News Week of May 18, 2016

EPA Grants helping fund cleanup of Pelzer mill sites

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Through Anderson County, Pelzer Heritage

By David Meade

The Pelzer Heritage Commission and Anderson County are in the process of obtaining grant funding for another cleanup project at the Pelzer Mill properties. If approved, the project will be funded with a loan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and administered by the Catawba Council of Governments.

The Pelzer project will receive a $250,000 loan, with a thirty per cent forgiveness feature, meaning that only $175,000 will have to be repaid. That repayment will come from the County general fund, with no cost to the Town of Pelzer or the Pelzer Heritage Commission, according to County Planning Director Michael Forman.

Party in the Park to feature Eric Scott Band

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PBA copyThe Palmetto Business Association (former GWBA) Party in the Park will be held this Saturday, May 21st. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature music by the James Radford Band and the Eric Scott Band. There will be food vendors and free activities for kids including face painting, inflatables, clowns and more.

Headliner Eric Scott Band brings a talented group of musicians with inspirations ranging from Charlie Daniels to Jason Aldean, Rush to Metallica, Bryan Adams to Matchbox Twenty, Pop, Metal, Funk and Bluegrass. The band includes Eric Scott, Lead Vocals and Guitar; Amos Fleming-Bass Guitar; Andy Fleming, Fiddle, Guitar, and Vocals; Orion Irby, Drums; Brian Speight, Lead Guitar and Vocals.

Pig in the Park annouces BBQ Cookoff winners

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The annual Pig in the Park Barbecue Festival and Cookoff was held Friday and Saturday in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Pictured – Palmetto Smoke BBQ of Simpsonville hands out BBQ to attendees Saturday. (Photo by David Rogers) There was barbecue and food sales, craft vendors, children’s play area and live entertainment, there was barbecue food sales and sanctioned contest. Receiving first place in cookoff competition was High on the Hog BBQ.

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