Drive shaft on I85 causes problems

Wren firefighters stand by along I-85 Monday night awaiting state troopers. More than 5 cars and a tractor trailer struck a drive shaft that was laying in the lane of travel. The Read More »

Hit and run – Hwy. 20

West Pelzer firefighters along with Pelzer EMS work at the scene of a hit and run Monday night. Reportedly a pickup truck and moped collided on Highway 20 near Highway 8 and Read More »

Structure fire – Osteen Hill Road

A residential structure was destroyed by fire late Friday night on Osteen Hill Road. When firefighters from Wren, West Pelzer, and Piedmont arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one Read More »

House fire – Ferguson Rd.

South Greenville firefighters along with Belmont firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Sunday night. When firefighters arrived at the home on Ferguson Road it was nearly engulfed in flames. Greenville EMS Read More »

Power line down – Highway 8

Piercetown firefighters work at the scene after a power line fell across Highway 8 near Highway 17 on Sunday morning. A tree fell and took the power line down. A pickup truck Read More »

Truck overturned – I-85

A state trooper investigates at the scene of an accident on I-85 Sunday morning. A pickup truck overturned just north of Highway 153. Traffic was not impacted since the wreckage was clear Read More »

Drive shaft on I85 causes problems

Wren firefighters stand by along I-85 Monday night awaiting state troopers. More than 5 cars and a tractor trailer struck a drive shaft that was laying in the lane of travel. The vehicles lined the shoulder of the interstate just before the River Road interchange.  Luckily no one was injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Hit and run – Hwy. 20

West Pelzer firefighters along with Pelzer EMS work at the scene of a hit and run Monday night. Reportedly a pickup truck and moped collided on Highway 20 near Highway 8 and the truck left the scene. The driver of the moped was not seriously injured. (Photo by David Rogers)

Structure fire – Osteen Hill Road

A residential structure was destroyed by fire late Friday night on Osteen Hill Road. When firefighters from Wren, West Pelzer, and Piedmont arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was injured. Pelzer EMS stood by until firefighters had the fire under control. (Photo by David Rogers)

House fire – Ferguson Rd.

South Greenville firefighters along with Belmont firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Sunday night. When firefighters arrived at the home on Ferguson Road it was nearly engulfed in flames. Greenville EMS stood by as a precaution. (Photo by David Rogers)

Power line down – Highway 8

Piercetown firefighters work at the scene after a power line fell across Highway 8 near Highway 17 on Sunday morning. A tree fell and took the power line down. A pickup truck struck the line as it was across the roadway. No one was injured. The road was closed for approximately forty-five minutes until power crews removed the line. (Photo by David Rogers)

Truck overturned – I-85

A state trooper investigates at the scene of an accident on I-85 Sunday morning. A pickup truck overturned just north of Highway 153. Traffic was not impacted since the wreckage was clear of the roadway. Pelzer EMS and Powdersville firefighters also responded. (Photo by David Rogers)

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News Week of Mar. 22, 2017

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Pelzer considering moving town clerk’s office

By David Meade
Members of Pelzer Town Council and West Pelzer Town Council held a joint special called meeting Monday at the Pelzer Community Building to discuss and vote on a resolution to consolidate municipal clerks offices of the two towns.
They also addressed security for council meetings.
Both moves are a continuing effort of cooperation between the two towns and looking into ways to save money and better serve residents and businesses.

US Highway 29 improvements scheduled over next two years

By Stan Welch
The future of Highway 29 North was made clear to the Anderson County Council Tuesday night, as several SCDOT representatives provided an update on various aspects of the plans for the highway.
Chris Jordan explained that there are four sites of interest along the highway, which skirts the Williamston area. The most recent in a continuing series of collisions with the SC Highway 20 overpass made that site ground zero for emergency repairs that have also provided some temporary relief for the low overpass which led to so many accidents.

Palmetto Business Association to expand Party in the Park to ticketed event

During their meeting Tuesday, members of the Palmetto Business Association (PBA) discussed plans for several upcoming events and gave their consent for the organization to move forward on a proposal to expand their Party in the Park event.
The organization is partnering with a professional event promoter to expand to be a ticketed event featuring a mid-stream name entertainer, according to PBA President Blake Sanders.

Piedmont Fire Department Ladder Truck now in service

By Stan Welch
The Piedmont Fire Department is proud owner of a seventy foot ladder truck. The 1998 Sutphen Quint unit was obtained from the City of Greenville Fire Department, which removed it from service in keeping with their policy of replacing all equipment after twenty years, regardless of its condition.
The truck was obtained for ten thousand dollars and has had an additional forty thousand dollars in reconditioning and repairs done to it since.

Williamston projects to include sidewalks

By Stan Welch
Mayor Mack Durham will meet with town officials and representatives of the South Carolina Department of Transportation at the end of the month. The meeting is a pre-construction conference concerning the sidewalk project for Minor Street.
Durham is hopeful that DOT’s portion of the project can be completed in time to allow the town to apply for grant funds for the proposed sidewalk project for Greenville Drive.

Envision Williamston announces two new projects

Envision Williamston Executive Director Sonya Crandall announced recently that the program is launching two new projects to encourage beautification, growth and economic development in the town.

Shiloh Church Road to close for bridge work

The County’s Roads and Bridges Department will close a portion of Shiloh Church Road near Highway 17 in the Wren community on Tuesday, April 4, to replace the west bridge near Shiloh Creek Subdivision.
The roadway will be closed between Highway 17 and Cane Hill Drive C-01-0307 for approximately one year.

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