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Truck fire – Intersection of US 29 and I-85

Wren fire chief Kevin Chastain walks past the shell of a burned out cab of an 18 wheeler on Monday afternoon. The truck caught fire near the intersection of US 29 and Read More »

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Mill Town Players bring entertainment to Pelzer

The Mill Town Players first production, “Always Patsy Cline” will continue this weekend at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium. After receiving rave reviews from persons attending the first series, (See Review in this Read More »

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Two injured in Piedmont shooting

A Greenville county sheriffs deputy walks past a shotgun shell on his right as a forensic technician works the scene behind him. The shooting left two people injured on Premier Driver off Read More »

Truck fire – Intersection of US 29 and I-85

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Wren fire chief Kevin Chastain walks past the shell of a burned out cab of an 18 wheeler on Monday afternoon. The truck caught fire near the intersection of US 29 and I-85. The fire was quickly contained before it spread to the trailer of the truck. There were no injuries. (Photo by David Rogers)

Homesteading Festival Oct. 4

Correction -  The headline for the Homesteading Festival story in last week’s Journal incorrectly stated the festival was to be held this past Saturday. The Homesteading Festival will be this Saturday, October 4. The free, family-friendly day of fun activities, classes, demonstrations, and food will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mineral Spring Park. The Journal regrets any confusion this may have caused for our readers.

Pelzer property annexation rescinded

Over political/legal concerns

By Stan Welch

The annexation of five parcels of property into the Town of Pelzer earlier this year has been rescinded after town officials were told there could be legal problems associated if one of the property owners were to run for office and be elected.

The decision was made after Council members went into an extended executive session of well over an hour, to receive legal advice concerning the annexation of several pieces of property. Following the private session, the Council voted to rescind that earlier annexation ordinance, removing the five parcels from the town limits.

Pelzer signs agreement with Greenville Water

By Stan Welch

After months of deliberation, Pelzer Town Council approved an agreement with Greenville Water to ensure both adequate future capacity as well as favorable pricing for the town’s water supply well into the future.

The agreement will involve a one time buy-in fee of $2.54 per gallon, for the town’s guaranteed capacity of 150,000 gallons per day (GPD). For a total cost of $381,000. That amount wil be financed by Greenville Water and will be reflected in the monthly bill paid by the town for its potable water.

Mill Town Players bring entertainment to Pelzer

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The Mill Town Players first production, “Always Patsy Cline” will continue this weekend at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium. After receiving rave reviews from persons attending the first series, (See Review in this weeks Journal) persons who didn’t attend the first shows last week can still catch one of four live performances scheduled this week.

(Pictured – Katie Rockwell (left) as Patsy Cline and Leah Thomas, who plays the role of Patsy’s ardent fan (Louise Seger) and introduces songs as she tells of events from the famous singer’s life. Photo by Rhonda Horne)

The production includes performances by stage veterans Kristi Parker Byers and Katie Rockwell as Patsy Cline. Leah Thomas plays the role of Patsy’s ardent fan (Louise Seger). The backup singers, Jordanaires, are Luke Browder, Boyd Galloway and Luis Martinez.

Homesteading Festival Saturday – Oct. 4

Correction – The headline on this story originally stated: Homesteading Festival this Saturday. The festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 4.

The SC Organization for Organic Living and the Town of Williamston will hold the second annual Homesteading Festival this Saturday, October 4. The free, family-friendly day of fun activities, classes, demonstrations, and food will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mineral Spring Park.

A variety of vendors will offer plants, natural gardening products, soaps, lotions, salves, pet food and treats, food preparation and preservation equipment, note cards, products made from recycled and repurposed items, wool, regular farmers market products, and many other items.

Pelzer Fall Festival features music, more

The Pelzer Fall Festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 27 in Pelzer’s Monkey Park. This will be the third community festival the Pelzer Heritage Commission has sponsored. There will be live entertainment, displays, crafts and food vendors. Live stage entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. with Gospel singing. Other entertainment will follow at 12 noon.

PERC accepting food donations Sat.

At Pelzer Fall Festival

The Piedmont Emergency Relief Center (P.E.R.C.) needs your help! Food resources have been seriously depleted at a time when the need for items rises. PERC will be collecting food items at the Fall Festival this Saturday in the Pelzer Monkey Park.

“P.E.R.C. now needs your help! After a long summer when the donations are down and the need rises—students are at home, many who receive free and reduced lunches—our food resources have been seriously depleted. Come by our display and help us out!”, Director Ingrid Hollis said.

GWBA Golf Tournament set for October 24

The Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA) Fall Golf Tournament is planned for Oct. 24th at Saluda Valley Golf Course in WIlliamston.

There will be cash prizes for the top three teams, a chance to win a new Keystone 23 foot Camper from Karolina Koaches, door prizes, breakfast and lunch provided including snacks and drinks while playing.

School Board to be included Nov. 4 election

The November 4 election will include candidates for the Anderson County Board of Education and School District Trustees for the followiing offices:

Anderson County Board Of Education – Single member Districts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. The qualified electors in each district shall elect one member to each of the afore mentioned seats.

School District Trustees include District 1—Areas 1, 4, 5, 7 : District 2—Area 1, (two seats to fill), 3, 4, At Large: District 3—Areas 1, 4, At Large: District 4—Areas 2, 4, 5; and District 5—Areas 2, 5, 6, and At Large.

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