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Car being pursued crashes into car wash – Williamston

Williamston firefighters work to free two people from the wreckage of a car early Wednesday morning. The car was being pursued by Anderson County deputies through Williamston when it left the roadway Read More »

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Pedestrian fatality – Hwy. 17

A seventy six year old man was struck and killed by a sixteen year old Tuesday morning. The accident happened on Highway 17 near Shiloh Road. Pelzer EMS and Wren firefighters responded Read More »

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Single vehicle accident – Emily Lane

Three people were injured in a single car accident on Emily Lane Sunday afternoon. Piedmont firefighters along with Greenville County EMS. The car ran off the roadway and went down an embankment. Read More »

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Pelzer stabbing

Anderson county deputies work at the scene of a stabbing Saturday night. A man was stabbed Saturday night on Pittman Drive Old River Road near Pelzer Saturday night. Investigators were interviewing people. Read More »

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Powdersville accident

Powdersville firefighters along with Pelzer EMS personnel work at the scene of an accident on Saturday afternoon. A pickup truck ran off I-85 south, knocked down a large highway sign before crashing Read More »

Driver facing six charges in connection with carwash crash

austin-lener-mosley-photoresAustin Lener Mosley, 23, of Williamston was taken into custody following an early morning pursuit Wednesday that ended in a crash in Williamston. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle involved did fit the description of a vehicle involved in a recent robbery, but it was later determined that the gold Honda Accord Mosley was driving was not involved in the robbery incident. However he is facing six charges in connection with the chase incident.

Mosley has been charged with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under the influence, driving under suspension-3rd or subsequent offense, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Pelzer Council, citizens discuss needs in workshop

By Stan Welch

The Pelzer Town Council held a citizens’ workshop Tuesday night, an informal gathering that allowed the citizens and the council members to exchange ideas and information. The good news is that the meeting was both cordial and productive. The bad news is that only seven citizens attended. It was apparent that the overall biggest concern of those present continues to be public safety. While police protection seems a key to that issue, fire protection was also discussed; in particular the antiquity of the majority of the town’s fire hydrants.

Lack of funding, security closes Dolly Cooper Park – For now

By Stan Welch

Following the defeat of the proposed hospitality tax, the Dolly Cooper Park in Powdersville has been closed, at least temporarily. District Six Councilman Ken Waters, who sponsored the tax proposal, told The Journal that the failure of the Council to pass the tax had left him with no more ideas to fund the further development of the forty or so acres along the banks of the Saluda River.

Insurance agreement will save School District One money

By David Meade

During their monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved an agreement for insurance that will save the district money, and chose delegates to attend the state School Board Delegate Assembly later this year. District One Board members approved the insurance agreement which will be with School Boards Insurance Trust and will cover Workers Compensation Fund and Property and Casualty Fund.

School District One announces WorkKeys results

Most 11th graders work ready

The South Carolina State Department of Education recently released scores for WorkKeys, a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a quality workforce. According to information provided by the District, 93.6 percent of all 11th graders in Anderson School District One received a National Career Readiness Certificate that identifies them as “work ready” by earning platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

Man sentenced in death of Sandy Springs firefighter

Judge Cordell Maddox recently sentenced a 67 year old man charged in the death of Sandy Spring volunteer firefighter Kenneth Stanton on Feb. 15, 2015. Charles Pickens, 67, was sentenced to 25 years provided upon 15 years active service and five years probation on charges of Felony DUI with Death and Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in Death. Stanton was directing traffic at a collision on US Hwy. 76 when Pickens swerved from his lane of traffic, striking Stanton and killing him, before striking a fire truck and leaving the scene.

West Pelzer police make BOLO arrest connected to stabbing

By Stan Welch

At approximately nine o’clock Saturday night, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy T.K. Cook was dispatched to 113 Pitman Drive, in response to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, he encountered a white female and a white male, age 47, both of 104 Pitman Dr. No other identification was provided by the ACSO.

The male was bleeding heavily from both the head and a severe cut to the left arm. He was unable to offer any assistance in identifying his assailant, repeating only that he was a good old country boy and he didn’t mean any harm to anyone. Pelzer EMS responded and provided treatment before transporting the victim to Greenville Memorial for further evaluation.

A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert was issued; and not long after, Capt. Brewer, of the West Pelzer Police Department, stopped a vehicle matching the description in the BOLO, and subsequently apprehended Christopher Michael Campbell, WM, 43, 5’11″, 185 pounds of Enoree, Campbell was also found to be in possession of 4.7 grams of methamphetamine.

According to the Anderson County Detention Center, Campbell was released on personal recognizance bonds for two charges, and was transported to Spartanburg County, where he had prior warrants for his arrest.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Sept. 21 – Steven Louis Broom, 38, 9415 Caney Fork Rd., Cullowee, NC reported a white male driving a dark color Dodge SUV hit his 2000 Chevrolet work truck and sped away. Damage was estimated at $2000. E. Bonnett, Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.

Sheriff’s office releases two days of reports

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies reported the following incidents over the two day period made available to The Journal for the previous week by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Among incidents reported for the weekend were the following:

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Sept. 24 – A.C. Guthrie received a telephone report from Lisa Merritt at 102 Forest Hill Dr., who reported that someone had shot out a light in her shed, doing $40 in damage.

Obituaries Week of September 28, 2016

WILLIAM BURNETT TALBERT JR., JERRY MONTGOMERY, HILDRETH STROM, GARY CHARLES  McGUFFIN SR., COY JOHNSON, ‘RUSTY’ SMITH, DORIS BROADWELL, JOBIE CHURCHILL SWYGERT JR., NANCY PATRICK, RUBY ELLISON, WILMA CRAWFORD, BETTY DuBOSE

Car being pursued crashes into car wash – Williamston

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Williamston firefighters work to free two people from the wreckage of a car early Wednesday morning. The car was being pursued by Anderson County deputies through Williamston when it left the roadway and crashed into part of the car wash on East Main Street at Greenville Drive. Two people had to be cut free from the wreckage while another got out on his own. Medshore transported two to the hospital. (Photo by David Rogers) The SC Highway Patrol is investigating an incident in which the vehicle driven by a Williamston man crashed into a local carwash building causing considerable damage. The incident happend at 3:05 am Wednesday morning.

Pedestrian fatality – Hwy. 17

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A seventy six year old man was struck and killed by a sixteen year old Tuesday morning. The accident happened on Highway 17 near Shiloh Road. Pelzer EMS and Wren firefighters responded to the call. Troopers are investigating the incident.

Former School Board member struck and killed by car Tuesday
By Stan Welch

A former Anderson District One School Board member, James Givens Carpenter was struck by a vehicle and killed early Tuesday morning, as he crossed Hwy. 17 in the Wren area. According to Deputy Coroner Don McKown, Carpenter died at the scene of multiple traumatic injuries.

Single vehicle accident – Emily Lane

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Three people were injured in a single car accident on Emily Lane Sunday afternoon. Piedmont firefighters along with Greenville County EMS. The car ran off the roadway and went down an embankment. Emily Lane was closed for about an hour until the wreckage was cleared. (Photo by David Rogers)

Pelzer stabbing

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Anderson county deputies work at the scene of a stabbing Saturday night. A man was stabbed Saturday night on Pittman Drive Old River Road near Pelzer Saturday night. Investigators were interviewing people. Pelzer EMS rushed the victim to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Powdersville accident

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Powdersville firefighters along with Pelzer EMS personnel work at the scene of an accident on Saturday afternoon. A pickup truck ran off I-85 south, knocked down a large highway sign before crashing through a fence. The truck then crossed Affordable Homes Avenue before hitting the guardrail and sliding along the guardrail. The driver was rushed to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pelzer EMS. (Photo by David Rogers)

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